English language requirements

Dental Technology Sciences Diploma

Students who are applying to VCC's Dental Technology Sciences Diploma 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 'C+' language 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
'C+'

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

Minimum 60%
Academic English 12 or equivalent Minimum 64%
VCC Reading and Writing (WRSK 1076) Pass
VCC Communications for Health Sciences (CCAC 1084) Pass

VCC ABE Reading and Writing Assessment 

Scores valid for 1 year

Reading: 60
Writing: 52
Writing sample: 0991

 

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 'C+' language requirements by completing one of the following options:

Option1: Three credits of undergraduate English

Students may meet VCC's English 12 'C+' requirements by completing three credits of undergraduate English with a minimum grade of 60 per cent.

Credits must be completed at a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction.

Option 2: Academic English 12

Students may meet VCC’s English 12 'C+' language requirements by completing Academic English 12 or equivalent with a minimum grade of 64 per cent.

 

Option 3: VCC ESL Pathways 8

Students may meet VCC's English 12 'C+' language requirements by completing the following ESL Pathways modules:

VCC requirementsEnglish 12
'C+'

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

AND

Reading and Writing 8 (ELSK 0820)

Satisfied

 

Option 4: VCC English Language Assessment

Students may meet VCC's English 12 'C+' language requirements by completing VCC's English Language Assessment (ELA) with the following results:

VCC requirementsEnglish 12
'C+'

ELA
VCC English Language Assessment

Scores are valid for 1 year

Listening: 25/30
Speaking: 27/30
Reading: 50/70
Essay: 16/20

Visit the VCC Assessment Centre to book an appointment.

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.