English language requirements

Dental Assisting - Certified

Students who are applying to VCC's Dental Assisting - Certified program must meet specific English language requirements. 

Please choose the option below that applies to you.

Students who have completed three years* of full-time, face-to-face secondary or post-secondary education in an English-speaking country where English is the primary language of instruction may meet VCC's English 12 'B' and English Language Proficiency requirements by completing one of the following options:

* English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are not considered in the three-year calculation

VCC requirementsEnglish 12
'B'
Completion of 3 credits of undergraduate English at a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction. Minimum 64%
Academic English 12 or equivalent Minimum 72%
VCC Reading and Writing (WRSK 1076) Pass
VCC Communications for Health Sciences (CCAC 1084) Pass

Duolingo

Scores are valid for 2 years.

120

 

Students who have not completed three years of full-time, face-to-face secondary or post-secondary education in an English-speaking country where English is the primary language of instruction may meet VCC's English 12 'B' and English Language Proficiency requirements by completing one of the following options: 

Assessment Options:

VCC requirementsEnglish 12
'B'

CAEL
Canadian Academic English Language Test

Scores are valid for 2 years.

Listening: 60
Speaking: 60
Reading: 60
Writing: 60

Overall: 60

IELTS
Academic module

Scores are valid for 2 years.

Listening: 6.0
Speaking: 7.0
Reading: 6.0
Writing: 6.5

Overall: 6.5

TOEFL
Internet-based

Scores are valid for 2 years.

Listening: 22
Speaking: 23
Reading: 22
Writing: 23

Overall: 90

Cambridge Assessment

B2 First (FCE) or C1 Advanced (CAE)

Scores are valid for 2 years.

Overall: 176

Duolingo

Scores are valid for 2 years.

120

Course-based Options:

VCC requirementsEnglish 12
'B'

Academic English 12 or equivalent

Minimum 72%

Completion of 3 credits of undergraduate English at a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction

Minimum 64%

VCC ESL Pathways 8
Listening and Speaking 8 (ELSK 0815)

AND

Reading and Writing 8 (ELSK 0820)

Satisfied

 

 

Proof of credentials

All applicants using external credentials (e.g. degrees, credits, or test scores) to meet VCC's English language requirements must provide proof upon application.

 

Questions?

See more options for meeting VCC's English Language Requirements.

If you do not meet the English language requirements for your program and want more information about VCC English assessments or courses, please contact Advising Services.