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University Transfer Arts Certificate

The University Transfer Arts Certificate is offered to provide students with the opportunity to explore options and demonstrate success at the first year level of university transfer study. It will prepare them for university or other post-secondary programs of their choice. 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: www.vcc.ca.


Students will:
     • increase readiness for degree-level study
     • gain transfer credits to degree programs
     • gain advanced standing into specified university/college programs through signed articulation (transfer) agreements.


Upon successful completion, students will receive a Certificate in University Transfer Arts.

See Course Schedule below for the list of University Transfer Courses that must be completed before applying for this certificate.

Apply for this certificate at the Registrar's Office upon successful completion of the University Transfer credits required for this this credential.

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Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
University Transfer Courses start January, May, September 4 months per course Certificate Broadway Full-time

Program Description

Program Description

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. Credit distribution in the following subjects is required:

  • English 6
  • Humanities/ Social Science 18
  • Math or Science Elective 6
    Total Credits: 30

Students who do not meet the admissions requirements for entry into the program, or prerequisites for specific courses, have alternate options for admissions. VCC offers bridging programs for students requiring upgrading. Students can also complete an admissions review.

Contact advising at 604.443.8453 for further information.

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.

Admission Requirements

1. Grade 12 graduation, GED or equivalent. Please provide an official transcript.
2. English 12 with a ‘C+’ or equivalent.


For students who do not have English 12 with a C+, the following are recognized
equivalencies:


1. VCC ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1100 or equivalent.
2. Language Proficiency Exam (LPI) written within last 2 years, with a 4 overall, 5 minimum in English Usage and a minimum score of 26 in composition. For admission to most courses, you need a score of at least 26 on the Essay section of the test (24 for admission to English 1101). If you have a score of 24 or 25 on this section, you must take ENSK 0902 Writing Skills 12 or ENSK 0926 Writing Skills 12 and ENGL 1100 concurrently.
3. VCC English Language Assessment (ELA) written within the last 12 months, with a score of 145 overall and a minimum score of 16/20 on the essay portion of the composition section.
4. Langara English Test (LET) written within last 2 years with a 4 overall.
5. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) written within the last 24 months. Academic version with a minimum 6.5 overall and no score less than 6.0.
6. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) written within the last 24 months with a score of 82 overall on the Internet based test and minimum scores of 21 in reading and listening and minimum scores of 20 in writing and speaking.


Note: Students are required to have successfully completed prerequisite course(s) or equivalents
leading to courses in the Certificate (for example: prerequisite course Chemistry 12 or equivalent
needs to be successfully completed in order to take CHEM 1121-Chemistry 1).

 

 

Courses Schedule

Courses Schedule

 

Term 1

Applied Linear Algebra (MATH 1221)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Biology 1 (BIOL 1100)
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
Biology 2 (BIOL 1200)
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
Calculus 1 (MATH 1100)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Calculus 2 (MATH 1200)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Chemistry 1 (CHEM 1121)
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
Chemistry 2 (CHEM 1223)
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
English 1101 (ENGL 1101)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
English 1102 (ENGL 1102)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (BIOL 1120)
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (BIOL 1220)
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
Integrated Language Support 1 (ENGL 1001)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Integrated Language Support 2 (ENGL 1002)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Introduction to Statistics (MATH 1111)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Macroeconomics (ECON 1200)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Microeconomics (ECON 1100)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Physics 1 (PHYS 1100)
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
Physics 2 (PHYS 1200)
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
Precalculus (MATH 1020)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Psychology 1 (PSYC 1100)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Psychology 2 (PSYC 1200)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Sociology 1 - Introductory Sociology (SOCI 1100)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Sociology 2 - Canadian Society (SOCI 1200)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
University Transfer English 1 (ENGL 1100)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits course outline
University Transfer English 2 (ENGL 1200)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline


Fees and Other costs

Fees and Other Costs:


International Application Fee $145
Tuition Fee $523.80 (some courses are $689.79 per credit)
Student Union Fee $165
College Initiative Fee $77
Student Union Health Plan Fee $292
U-Pass Fee $287
Other Costs Graduation Fee - $40

Campus Resource Fee - 1% of tuition fee

Contact Us/Request Info

Contact Us/Request Info

email: study@vcc.ca

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