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Biological Physics - Transfer to SFU


As part of the University Transfer Science Certificate (UTSC) students may choose to complete a specific set of courses in order to achieve assured admission into the 2nd year of SFU Biological Physics.


To apply to this pathway, please submit your application to the University Transfer Science Certificate program.

Program Status:
Accepting applications For University Transfer courses to earn credits for this certificate

Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Jan, May, Sep 4 months per course Certificate Broadway Full-time

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Program Description

Program Description

Assured admission from VCC’s UTSC to SFU Biological Physics is based on a CGPA of 2.60 (calculated based on the best attempt for each required course within the certificate program), and an overall GPA of 2.00 on any transferable coursework from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Students who were required to withdraw, or were not in good academic standing upon leaving a former post-secondary institution are not eligible for consideration under the Assured Admission pathway.

Students must complete:

  • ENGL 1100 - University Transfer English 1 (3 credits) OR ENGL 1101 - English 1101 (3 credits)
  • MATH 1100 - Calculus 1 (3 credits)
  • MATH 1200 - Calculus 2 (3 credits)
  • BIOL 1100 - Biology 1 (4 credits)
  • BIOL 1200 - Biology 2 (4 credits)
  • CHEM 1121- Chemistry 1 (4 credits)
  • CHEM 1223- Chemistry 2 (4 credits)
  • PHYS 1100 - Physics 1 (4 credits)
  • PHYS 1200 - Physics 2 (4 credits)

All certificate courses must be completed at VCC within 16 months of commencing the UTSC. Any courses in the certificate taken at post-secondary institutions other than VCC may be transferred to VCC and used towards completion of the VCC/SFU pathway certificate, providing those courses transfer independently to SFU and receive the same credit at SFU as does the VCC pathway course.

In addition, students must meet a minimum course load of 12 credits for at least two terms while enrolled in the UTSC program at VCC.

If students in this Assured Admission Pathway are not able to choose the required courses to fulfil the “12 credits for at least two terms” requirement they can take any other post-secondary transferable course to fulfil the 12-credit criteria.

In order to facilitate completion of the required courses in a 16 month period it is recommended that students start the UTSC Biological Physics pathway in either the September or May term.

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


Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

This program welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Program options for international students can be found at VCC International.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

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


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

To apply to this pathway, please submit your application to the University Transfer Science Certificate program.


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.


Fees and Other costs


Application Fee $35
Tuition Fee $2,681
Student Union Fee $165
College Initiative Fee $77
Student Union Health Plan Fee $292
U-Pass Fee $287
Other Costs $40 - Graduation Fee
$107 - Campus Resource Fee
Textbooks: $175 to $200 per course

For book lists and prices, check Bookstore.


Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made. The application fee is non-refundable. Fees are refunded according to the refund policy. For further clarification, see withdrawals and refunds information page.

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Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


Currently Scheduled in Spring/Summer 2019 (201960)

(CHEM 1121) Chemistry 1 4.0 credits  course outline



This course emphasizes the basic principles of structural chemistry, with application to the chemistry of the elements. The course introduces quantum mechanics, organic chemistry, polymers, biopolymers and the importance of chemistry to society. The laboratory illustrates the behavior of chemical systems and some of the basic techniques associated with quantitative chemical experimentation. Chemistry 1 is designed for students seeking a degree or diploma in a field of science, technology, or health, among others. Both the lab and lecture portions need to be passed in order to pass the course. It is also suitable as an elective course.

Pre-requisites:
Chemistry 12 (or CHEM 0983/0993) with a C+ or equivalent, Precalculus 12 with a C+; or MATH 1020 with a C: or MATH 0993 both with a minimum of a C+; or VCC Math Precalculus Test (MPT) with a 72%.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  62532 BWY-A Rm. 3252
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2159
01-May-2019
to 23-Aug-2019
Balagopal, Raji


(CHEM 1223) Chemistry 2 4.0 credits  course outline



The second course of the CHEM 1121/1223 two-course sequence emphasizes the basic principles of chemical kinetics, chemical thermodynamics and organic chemistry. The laboratory in Chemistry 2 allows students to practice techniques learned in Chemistry 1. Students are expected to increase skills in making observations, recording data accurately, interpreting data and generating hypotheses. Both the lab and lecture portions need to be passed in order to pass the course. Chemistry 2 is designed for students seeking a degree or diploma in a field of science, technology, or health, among others. It is suitable as an elective course.

Pre-requisites:
Chemistry 1 (CHEM 1121) with a C-

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  62537 BWY-A Rm. 3252
FM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1659
01-May-2019
to 23-Aug-2019
Balagopal, Raji
  62537 BWY-A Rm. 3252
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1459
01-May-2019
to 23-Aug-2019
Balagopal, Raji


(ENGL 1001) Integrated Language Support 1 3.0 credits  course outline



This course, integrated with ENGL 1101, addresses the needs of non-native speakers of English
who require specific help in order to meet course expectations. Students are given various
proofreading and editing exercises, as well as paraphrasing and summarizing exercises. They
will be introduced to effective techniques of quotation. Through multiple-draft writing
assignments, they will learn the principles of effective revision.

Pre-requisites:

  • CPEN O995(with C+ or higher), 0996 and 0992 Completion

     OR

  • VCC English Language Assessment (ELA) with total score of 145 with 16 minimum in
    composition

     OR

  • IELTS overall with Band 6.5 (no band lower than 6)

     OR

  • TOEFL iBt score with minimum of 86 (with a minimum of 21 in Reading and Listening and 20
    in Speaking and Writing)

     OR

  • LPI Level 4 with minimum of 24 on the essay and 5 in English usage

     OR

  • ELSK 0930 (with C+ or higher)

     OR

  • ELSK 0920 (with 'S') and ELSK 0925 (with C+ or higher)

Co-requisites:

  • ENGL 1101

 

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  62718 BWY-A Rm. 3701
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1500 - 1659
01-May-2019
to 23-Aug-2019
Vandale, Holly


(ENGL 1100) University Transfer English 1 3.0 credits course outline



This one-term composition course introduces students to different models of essay writing.  It also trains students in the mechanics of writing (grammar), analysis of short prose, and research skills (including MLA documentation).

Prerequisites:

English 12 with a final grade of C+ *and* (ENSK 0902) with a final grade of B,
or
English 12 with a final grade of B (or equivalent as per VCC's English language proficiency requirements)
or
English 12 Provincial exam score of 72%
or
ONE of the following test scores:
ABE assessment with 60 in reading, 52 in writing, and 0991 on essay
or
LPI 5/35
or
LET 4
or
Active registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  62507 BWY-A Rm. 3701
MWM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1459
01-May-2019
to 23-Aug-2019
Vandale, Holly


(ENGL 1101) English 1101 3.0 credits  course outline



In this course, taken with Integrated Language Support 1 (ENGL 1001), students will read various fiction and non-fiction texts and learn how to identify key elements of those texts, such as main and supporting ideas, thematic intent, rhetorical patterns, figurative language, sociocultural context, style, and tone. They will analyze and interpret these texts and present their ideas in coherent, well-supported and grammatically correct compositions. Additionally, students will develop and present in a seminar a set of stimulating discussion questions on a selected short story.

Pre-Requisites:

- CPEN O995(with C+ or higher), 0996 and 0992 Completion
OR
- VCC English Language Assessment (ELA) with total score of 145 with 16 minimum in composition
OR
- IELTS overall with Band 6.5 (no band lower than 6)
OR
- TOEFL iBt score with minimum of 86 (with a minimum of 21 in Reading and Listening and 20 in Speaking and Writing)
OR
- LPI Level 4 with minimum of 24 on the essay and 5 in English usage
OR
- ELSK 0920 (with 'S') and ELSK 0925 (with C+ or higher)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  62719 BWY-A Rm. 3701
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1459
01-May-2019
to 23-Aug-2019
Vandale, Holly


(MATH 1200) Calculus 2 3.0 credits  course outline



This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of integral calculus. Topics include antidifferentiation; the definite integral; the fundamental theorem of calculus, areas and volumes; integration techniques; improper integrals; applications of the integral; slope fields; numerical approximations; linear differential equations and applications; polynomial approximations; Taylor series, power series and calculus with parametric curves and polar coordinates.

Prerequisite: MATH 1100 with a C-

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  62864 BWY-B Rm. 1227
MTWRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1500 - 1659
02-Jul-2019
to 23-Aug-2019
Mandryk, Natasha


Upcoming Schedules in Fall 2019 (201970)

(BIOL 1100) Biology 1 4.0 credits  course outline



This course is the first half of the majors course in general biology, from organisms through ecosystems. Lectures examine the history and diversity of life through explorations of ecology, evolution, structure and function relationships, development and genetics, with many examples from British Columbia. An integrated lab/lecture format allows efficient incorporation of concepts of anatomy, physiology, and development with investigative skills. Laboratory and field activities also examine local ecosystems and biota, and develop scientific practice.

Prerequisite: Biology 11, Biology 12, Chemistry 11, Precalculus 11, all with at least a C+.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  74788 BWY-A Rm. 3275
MWRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1530 - 1759
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Morlin, Maria


(CHEM 1121) Chemistry 1 4.0 credits  course outline



This course emphasizes the basic principles of structural chemistry, with application to the chemistry of the elements. The course introduces quantum mechanics, organic chemistry, polymers, biopolymers and the importance of chemistry to society. The laboratory illustrates the behavior of chemical systems and some of the basic techniques associated with quantitative chemical experimentation. Chemistry 1 is designed for students seeking a degree or diploma in a field of science, technology, or health, among others. Both the lab and lecture portions need to be passed in order to pass the course. It is also suitable as an elective course.

Pre-requisites:
Chemistry 12 (or CHEM 0983/0993) with a C+ or equivalent, Precalculus 12 with a C+; or MATH 1020 with a C: or MATH 0993 both with a minimum of a C+; or VCC Math Precalculus Test (MPT) with a 72%.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  74774 BWY-A Rm. 3252
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2159
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Balagopal, Raji
  74777 BWY-A Rm. 3252
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1459
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Wallace, Judith
  74777 BWY-A Rm. 3252
FM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1659
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Wallace, Judith


(CHEM 1223) Chemistry 2 4.0 credits  course outline



The second course of the CHEM 1121/1223 two-course sequence emphasizes the basic principles of chemical kinetics, chemical thermodynamics and organic chemistry. The laboratory in Chemistry 2 allows students to practice techniques learned in Chemistry 1. Students are expected to increase skills in making observations, recording data accurately, interpreting data and generating hypotheses. Both the lab and lecture portions need to be passed in order to pass the course. Chemistry 2 is designed for students seeking a degree or diploma in a field of science, technology, or health, among others. It is suitable as an elective course.

Pre-requisites:
Chemistry 1 (CHEM 1121) with a C-

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  74778 BWY-A Rm. 3252
MWM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1659
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Wallace, Judith


(ENGL 1001) Integrated Language Support 1 3.0 credits  course outline



This course, integrated with ENGL 1101, addresses the needs of non-native speakers of English
who require specific help in order to meet course expectations. Students are given various
proofreading and editing exercises, as well as paraphrasing and summarizing exercises. They
will be introduced to effective techniques of quotation. Through multiple-draft writing
assignments, they will learn the principles of effective revision.

Pre-requisites:

  • CPEN O995(with C+ or higher), 0996 and 0992 Completion

     OR

  • VCC English Language Assessment (ELA) with total score of 145 with 16 minimum in
    composition

     OR

  • IELTS overall with Band 6.5 (no band lower than 6)

     OR

  • TOEFL iBt score with minimum of 86 (with a minimum of 21 in Reading and Listening and 20
    in Speaking and Writing)

     OR

  • LPI Level 4 with minimum of 24 on the essay and 5 in English usage

     OR

  • ELSK 0930 (with C+ or higher)

     OR

  • ELSK 0920 (with 'S') and ELSK 0925 (with C+ or higher)

Co-requisites:

  • ENGL 1101

 

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75361 BWY-A Rm. 3709
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1700 - 1859
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Loveday, Jolene


(ENGL 1100) University Transfer English 1 3.0 credits course outline



This one-term composition course introduces students to different models of essay writing.  It also trains students in the mechanics of writing (grammar), analysis of short prose, and research skills (including MLA documentation).

Prerequisites:

English 12 with a final grade of C+ *and* (ENSK 0902) with a final grade of B,
or
English 12 with a final grade of B (or equivalent as per VCC's English language proficiency requirements)
or
English 12 Provincial exam score of 72%
or
ONE of the following test scores:
ABE assessment with 60 in reading, 52 in writing, and 0991 on essay
or
LPI 5/35
or
LET 4
or
Active registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  74733 BWY-B Rm. 2205
FM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1030 - 1429
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Read, Jennifer
  74734 BWY-B Rm. 2227
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1459
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Roszell, William
  74735 BWY-B Rm. 2227
MWM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1030 - 1229
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Weber, Michael
  75923 BWY-B Rm. 2227
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1500 - 1659
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Roszell, William


(ENGL 1101) English 1101 3.0 credits  course outline



In this course, taken with Integrated Language Support 1 (ENGL 1001), students will read various fiction and non-fiction texts and learn how to identify key elements of those texts, such as main and supporting ideas, thematic intent, rhetorical patterns, figurative language, sociocultural context, style, and tone. They will analyze and interpret these texts and present their ideas in coherent, well-supported and grammatically correct compositions. Additionally, students will develop and present in a seminar a set of stimulating discussion questions on a selected short story.

Pre-Requisites:

- CPEN O995(with C+ or higher), 0996 and 0992 Completion
OR
- VCC English Language Assessment (ELA) with total score of 145 with 16 minimum in composition
OR
- IELTS overall with Band 6.5 (no band lower than 6)
OR
- TOEFL iBt score with minimum of 86 (with a minimum of 21 in Reading and Listening and 20 in Speaking and Writing)
OR
- LPI Level 4 with minimum of 24 on the essay and 5 in English usage
OR
- ELSK 0920 (with 'S') and ELSK 0925 (with C+ or higher)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75362 BWY-A Rm. 3709
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1500 - 1659
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Loveday, Jolene


(MATH 1100) Calculus 1 3.0 credits  course outline



This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of differential calculus. Topics include the concepts of limit and continuity; rates of change; basic differentiation rules; derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions; applied optimization problems; implicit differentiation and related rates; the mean value theorem; linear approximations; curve sketching; simple differential equations and models; antiderivatives; simple parametric equations and polar coordinates.

Prerequisites:  Pre-calculus Mathematics12 with a B; or MATH 1020 with a C; or Math 0983 and Math 0993 both with a B; or VCC Math Pre-calculus Assessment Test (MPT) with 72%.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  74752 BWY-B Rm. 2206
MWM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1500 - 1659
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Kakushkin, Gabriela
  74754 BWY-B Rm. 2206
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1030 - 1229
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Kakushkin, Gabriela


(PHYS 1100) Physics 1 4.0 credits  course outline



This course is the first half of a standard 1st year calculus-based physics course (PHYS 1200 is the second half). The course covers mechanics and heat, including vectors, kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotational motion, fluids, elasticity, oscillations, waves, sound, thermal properties of matter and thermodynamics. In the laboratory, students will develop measurement, analysis and lab report writing skills.

Prerequisites:  Physics 12 with a C+ or equivalent, Pre-calculus 12 with a C+; or MATH 1020 with a C; or Math 0983 and Math 0993 both with a minimum of a C+; or VCC Math Pre-calculus Test (MPT) with a C+.



Co-requisites: MATH 1100.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  74776 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
FM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0830 - 1229
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Bekirov, Aydan
  74776 BWY-A Rm. 3260
MWM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1030 - 1229
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Bekirov, Aydan


Term 1

(BIOL 1100) Biology 1
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
(CHEM 1121) Chemistry 1
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
(ENGL 1001) Integrated Language Support 1
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(ENGL 1100) University Transfer English 1
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits course outline
(ENGL 1101) English 1101
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(MATH 1100) Calculus 1
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(PHYS 1100) Physics 1
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline


Term 2

(BIOL 1200) Biology 2
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
(CHEM 1223) Chemistry 2
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
(MATH 1200) Calculus 2
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(PHYS 1200) Physics 2
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline


Term 1

(BIOL 1100) Biology 1
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
(CHEM 1121) Chemistry 1
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
(MATH 1100) Calculus 1
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(PHYS 1100) Physics 1
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline

One of the following:

(ENGL 1100) University Transfer English 1
course schedule schedule

(ENGL 1101) English 1101
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits


3.0 credits
course outline


 course outline


Term 2

(BIOL 1200) Biology 2
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
(CHEM 1223) Chemistry 2
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
(MATH 1200) Calculus 2
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(PHYS 1200) Physics 2
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline