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University Transfer Science Certificate

The University Transfer Science 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.

  • increase readiness for degree-level study
  • gain transfer credits to degree programs
  • gain admission to 2nd year science programs at SFU via either assured or competitive transfer pathways

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
Jan, May, Sep 1 year Certificate Broadway Full-time

Program Description

Program Description

The expected length of the program is 12 months, spread over three full semesters. There is also the option of part-time studies, which would result in a longer time frame for completion of the credential. The maximum allowable time for students to complete the program is three years.

Evaluation of the courses is determined by the instructor and may include a combination of assignments, tests, projects, theory, exams and/or practical exams. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 (C average) is required, with a minimum passing grade (D or better) in each course counting towards the University Transfer Science Certificate.


Upon successful completion of this program, the student will receive a Certificate in University Transfer Science.

Courses
Specific Requirements for the Science Certificate
      A. 3 credits in first-year English; and
      B. 6 credits of Calculus; and
      C. 15 credits in Science; and
      D. 6 additional credits of courses in Arts or Science

Students do not have to declare their intention of completing the University Transfer Science Certificate credential before beginning to take courses. Courses are open to any student who meets the general and specific requirements for the course.


Students will need to meet the admission requirements to the program before courses can be used to complete the University Transfer Science Certificate.
No course will be used to meet more than one of the specific requirements (for example, MATH 1120 as both a Science requirement and as an additional Arts and Science requirement).


Assured Admission Pathways to SFU

Assured Admission pathways to SFU are available to students in the VCC University Transfer Science Certificate (UTSC). Nine pathways exist, with each pathway allowing students to transfer into the 2nd year of a specific SFU Faculty of Science (FSci) program. The pathways are:

Please click on the appropriate link to see further details of the requirements for each pathway.

Competitive Admission Pathway

VCC UTSC students who do not meet the Assured Admission pathway criteria may be eligible to enter FSci programs based on the existing college transfer criteria for SFU admission (24 credits of transferable coursework and meeting the competitive admission GPA requirement for the Faculty of Science set for the specific term of admission), plus program-specific requirements (http://www.sfu.ca/students/admission requirements/canadian-transfer/collegeuniversity.htm).


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.

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.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 graduation or equivalent
  • Pre-calculus 12 with a B or equivalent
  • English 12 with a C+ or equivalent
    Or
    English language proficiency at an English 12 level
  

Notes:

  1. Students are required to have successfully completed prerequisite course(s) or equivalents leading to courses in the UT Science Certificate (for example: prerequisite course Chemistry 12 or equivalent needs to be successfully completed in order to take CHEM 1121-Chemistry 1).
  2. Specific post-secondary level courses may be used to substitute for high school courses.

Courses Schedule

Courses Schedule

 

Term 1

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
Physics 1 (PHYS 1100)
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
Physics 2 (PHYS 1200)
course schedule schedule
4.0 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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