University Transfer (Courses)

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Start your university degree at VCC in a supportive learning environment with attentive instructors. Credits transfer to post-secondary institutions across British Columbia.
Tuition: *
Length: 0 0 Varies
Hours: Part- or Full-time
Delivery: Class-based and Online
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Campus: Broadway Broadway
Start Dates: Jan, May, Sep

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


There are no admission requirements for students who wish to take individual courses, other than the specific pre-requisites listed for each course. Click on the course name for the course you are interested in to view the pre-requisites of the course.


All students must meet the general University Transfer requirements.

  • Grade 12 graduation or equivalent
  • English 12 with a C+ or equivalent


English language proficiency at an English 12 level

  • Pre-calculus 12 with a B or equivalent


i) 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).

ii) 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 *

See the full schedule [pdf]

Prior learning assessment and recognition

PLAR provides students with the opportunity to have learning assessed and recognized in the form of academic credit toward the requirements of the degree credential. Students can refer to individual course outlines or check with departments for PLAR.

Courses listed below may include university-transfer, articulated courses approved for transfer credit at the time of application for the certificate.

BIOL 1100
Biology 1 4
BIOL 1120
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1  4
BIOL 1200
Biology 2 4
BIOL 1602
Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
BIOL 1220
Human Anatomy and Physiology 2  4
BIOL 2104
Introduction to Ecology 3
CHEM 1121
Chemistry 1  4
CHEM 1223
Chemistry 2  4
CMPT 1010
Introduction to Computer Programming 1  3
CMPT 1020
Introduction to Computer Programming 2  3
CMPT 2225
Data Structures & Programming  3
CMPT 2276
Intro to Software Engineering  3
CMPT 2295
Intro to Computer Architecture  3
CRIM 1150
Introduction to Criminology  3
CRIM 1160
The Canadian Legal System  3
ECON 1100
Microeconomics  3
ECON 1200
Macroeconomics  3
ENGL 1001
Integrated Language Support 1  3
ENGL 1002
Integrated Language Support 2  3
ENGL 1100
University Transfer English 1  3
ENGL 1101
English  3
ENGL 1102
English  3
ENGL 1200
University Transfer English 2  3
ENGL 2100
Canadian Literature  3
EVSC 1100
Intro to Environmental Science  3
GEOG 1100
Introducing Human Geography  3
GEOG 1110
Earth Systems  3
GEOG 2241
Social Geography  3
INDG 1100
Introduction to First Nations & Indigenous Studies  3
MATH 1020
Precalculus 3
MATH 1100
Calculus 1 3
MATH 1111
Introduction to Statistics  3
MATH 1120
Discrete Mathematics  3
MATH 1200
Calculus 2  3
MATH 1221
Applied Linear Algebra  3
MATH 2120
Discrete Mathematics 2  3
MATH 2251
Calculus 3  3
MATH 2310
Ordinary Differential Equation  3
MATH 2700
Probability & Statistics for Science & Engineering  3
PHYS 1100
Physics 1  4
PHYS 1110
Introduction to Astronomy  3
PHYS 1170
Mechanics 1  3
PHYS 1190
 Physics of Music 3
PHYS 1200
Physics 2  4
PSYC 1100
Psychology 1  3
PSYC 1200
Psychology 2  3
PSYC 2300
Abnormal Psychology  3
PSYC 2320
Research Methods in Psychology  3
SCIE 1100
Engineering Tech & Society  3
SCIE 1110
Professional Communication  3
SCIE 1151
Engineering Graphics & Design  3
SCIE 1180
Intro to Engineering Analysis  3
SOCI 1100
Sociology 1: Intro Sociology  3
SOCI 1200
Sociology 2: Canadian Society  3

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