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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 Computing Science and Software System programs. Students who have completed all program requirements must contact the Registrar’s Office to apply for graduation. 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 Computing Science and Software Systems degree programs 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

Option A: SFU Software Systems Transfer
Assured SFU Software Systems Degree 2nd Year Admission Pathway

Assured admission under this pathway requires completion of this Certificate. The number of students receiving assured admission from VCC to SFU is capped at 10 per year. Students must have an overall average GPA of 3.2 on the courses required for the pathway which are listed below (calculated based on the best attempt for each course) and an overall average of 3.2 (again, calculated based on the best attempt for each course) on all work combined in order to be considered for the 'assured admission' pathway. Students who have been previously required to withdraw from another institution would be considered ineligible for the assured admission pathway as would students who were formerly in a Computing, Engineering or Mechatronics program at SFU. Students must achieve an overall 3.0 CGPA from all post-secondary transfers from the last three years.

International student eligibility for the assured admission pathway is dependent on the availability of international student seats at SFU within the destination program.

The following courses must be completed as part of this pathway:

Course Number Course Name Credits
CMPT 1010 Intro to Comp Programming 1 3.0
CMPT 1020 Intro to Comp Programming 2 3.0
MATH 1100 Calculus 1 3.0
MATH 1120 Discrete Mathematics 3.0
MATH 1200 Calculus 2 3.0
MATH 1221 Applied Linear Algebra 3.0
SCIE 1100 Engineering Tech & Society 3.0
SCIE 1110 Professional Communication 3.0

Select two of the following electives:

SOCI 1100 Sociology 1: Introductory Sociology 3.0
SOCI 1200 Sociology 2: Canadian Society 3.0
ECON 1100 Microeconomics 3.0
ECON 1200 Macroeconomics 3.0
PSYC 1100 Psychology 1 3.0
PSYC 1200 Psychology 2 3.0

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