University Transfer – Science

CREDENTIAL: Certificate

Start your science degree at VCC in a supportive learning environment with attentive instructors. Credits transfer to post-secondary institutions across British Columbia.

Tuition: 2960*
Credential: Certificate
Length: 1 0 year
Hours: Full-time
Delivery: Class-based
Program Flyer: Download
Campus: Broadway Broadway
Start Dates: Jan, May, Sep

What you will learn

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Solve a wide range of problems related to mathematics and science at the 1st year level
  • Produce high quality oral presentations and written materials
  • Apply theoretical knowledge and technical skills in solving problems
  • Complete projects both independently and in teams
  • Use their scientific educational experiences as a solid foundation for academic readiness in 2nd year science

What to expect

The courses are presented using a variety of face-to-face and online instructional strategies, resources and activities including lectures, laboratories, field trips, demonstrations, guest speakers, case studies, and applied practical experiences.

Admission requirements


  • Grade 12 graduation, or equivalent 

  • Knowledge of English demonstrated by one of the following: 

  • Pre-calculus 12 with a minimum B’ grade, or equivalent 


  • 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). Please see the requirements for each course. 

  • Specific post-secondary level courses may be used to substitute for high school courses 


  • This program is available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. See program options for international students at VCC International.
  • Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous are strongly encouraged to connect with VCC’s Indigenous Education and Community Engagement team to learn more about VCC’s Indigenous Enrolment policy, application preparation/completion, program advising, and a range of other individualized services.
  • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts and other documents as required by their course or program. Seats are offered to eligible applicants with completed applications, in order of application completion date (except for programs with competitive admissions). A complete application includes an application form, evidence of educational pre-requisites (e.g. transcripts), any required supporting documents (e.g. language proficiency, audition video), and the required deposit or fee payment. If you do not meet the requirements for the term applied, your application may be cancelled.

Missing prerequisites? Learn more about VCC's tuition-free academic upgrading or English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, or discover which university transfer options are right for you.

Recommended Characteristics

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the English language with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Motivated and positive attitude towards learning.
  • Possess analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Some word processing experience and basic computer skills required.

Courses *

Program general hours



Students must complete the program within three years.

Prior learning assessment and recognition

For students attempting the assured pathway to Simon Fraser University, PLAR is not allowed, as per the agreement with SFU. 

Fees and other costs *

Tuition Deposit

0 (0 non-refundable)

Tution deposits are payable usually within two (2) weeks after a Letter of Offer is issued.

Fee descriptionFee AmountNotes
Application fee36
Tuition Tuition 2960
Student union128
College initiative86
Materials0 not including textbooks
Campus resource119
Tools (deposit)0
Coverall (deposit)0
Uniform (deposit)0
Medical and Dental 275
Temporary Medical Insurance 0
U-PASS 310
Program-specific extra fees0

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