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First-year University Transfer Computing Science and Software Systems Certificate

The First–year University Transfer Computing Science and Software Systems Certificate is offered to provide students with the opportunity to explore options and demonstrate success at the first year level of university studies. Students will gain transfer credits to the second year of the SFU Software System program. Students who have completed all program requirements must contact the Registrar’s Office to apply for graduation. For 2nd year transfer agreements with other public, post-secondary colleges, institutes and universities, please see our website: https://www.vcc.ca/programscourses/program-areas/university-transfer/

Students will

  • increase readiness for degree-level study
  • gain advanced standing into specified university programs through signed articulation (transfer) agreements
  • gain transfer credits to the SFU Software Systems degree program or others
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Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Sep, Jan, May 1 year Certificate Broadway Full-time

Program Description

Program Description

Assured Admission Pathway to SFU

An Assured Admission pathway to SFU is available to students in the VCC University Transfer Computing Science and Software Systems Certificate. This pathway allows students to transfer into the 2nd year of SFU’s Software Systems program. To see more details please go to:

Competitive Admission Pathway

For competitive admission into the 2nd year of SFU’s Computing Science or Software Systems programs, students must complete a minimum 24 units of transferable course work, including: one mathematics course chosen from MATH 1120 Discrete Mathematics, MATH 1100 Calculus 1, MATH 1200 Calculus 2 and MATH 1221 Applied Linear Algebra; CMPT 1020 Intro to Comp Programming 2 (for which CMPT 1010 Intro to Comp Programming 1 is a prerequisite); and one additional mathematics course chosen from the above list. Full details can be found on SFU's College/University site www.sfu.ca/students/admission-requirements/canadian-transfer/college-university.html.html under the program specific requirements for Computing Science students.

Applicants must meet the general SFU English language and quantitative admission requirements.

Competitive Admission Pathway to UBC

No assured admission agreement exists between VCC and UBC. However, the link below describes the requirements to be eligible for entrance into 2nd year Computer Science at UBC.


Evaluation of Student Learning

Evaluation of the courses is determined by the instructor and may include a combination of practical assignments, projects, theory exam and/or practical exams.

Successful completion of a minimum of 30 credits of university transfer articulated first year courses as per the British Columbia Council on Admission and Transfer Guide (BCCAT) is required for completion of the certificate.


Once you have completed all of the required courses to be eligible for this certificate you can complete the Application for Credential and submit to records@vcc.ca.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.

Applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Proof of English Proficiency

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.


Program Specific

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.

International Students please refer to the information on the International page for Computer Science and Software Systems Certificate.

All students must meet the general college entrance requirements.

  • Grade 12 graduation or equivalent;
  • English 12 with a 'C+' or greater or English Language Proficiency, or equivalent;
  • Precalculus 12 with a B or:
    • VCC Math 0983/0993 with a B, or
    • VCC Math 1020 with a C, or,
    • VCC Math Precalculus Assessment Test (MPT) with a 72%;
  • One of the following:
    • Physics 12 with a C+, or VCC Physics 0983/0993, or equivalent, or
    • Chemistry 12 with a C+, or VCC Chemistry 0983/0993, or equivalent, or
    • Biology 12 with a C+, or VCC Biology 0983/0993, or equivalent;

prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Not available

Courses Schedule

Courses Schedule

 

Term 1

Calculus 1 (MATH 1100)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Discrete Mathematics (MATH 1120)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Engineering Technology and Society (SCIE 1100)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Introduction to Computer Programming 1 (CMPT 1010)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Professional Communication (SCIE 1110)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline


Term 2

Applied Linear Algebra (MATH 1221)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Calculus 2 (MATH 1200)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Introduction to Computer Programming 2 (CMPT 1020)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline


Fees and Other costs

Fees and Other Costs:


International Application Fee $145
Tuition Fee $18,204
Student Union Fee $165
College Initiative Fee $77
Student Union Health Plan Fee $292
U-Pass Fee $328
Other Costs Graduation Fee - $40

Campus Resource Fee: $182

Contact Us/Request Info

Contact Us/Request Info

email: study@vcc.ca

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Program: First-year University Transfer Computing Science and Software Systems Certificate