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University Transfer Arts Certificate


This certificate gives students an opportunity to explore options and demonstrate success at the first-year level of university transfer study. The program will prepare students for university or other post-secondary programs of their choice. Part-time students have three years to complete the required credits.

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.

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

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

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Apply Now

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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If you're ready and know the program you want, apply now. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office Visit us at one of our campus locations.

After you apply, you can check application status to see if all of the requirements have been met or to update contact information. Please use the temporary login ID and Personal Identification Number (PIN) that you used to complete your original online application.

Program Description

Program Description

To earn a certificate, students must successfully complete a minimum of 30.0 credits of first-year university transfer courses as per the British Columbia Council on Admission and Transfer Guide (BCCAT).

Credit distribution in the following subjects is required:

English (minimum 6 credits): ENGL 1100 and ENGL 1200 or ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1001 and ENGL 1102 and ENGL 1002

Humanities/social sciences (minimum 18 credits): PSYC 1100 and PSYC 1200, SOCI 1100 and SOCI 1200, ECON 1100 and ECON 1200

Math or science electives (minimum 6 credits): MATH 1020 and MATH 1111 or MATH 1100 and MATH 1200 or BIOL 1100 and BIOL 1200 or CHEM 1121 and CHEM 1223 or PHYS 1100 and PHYS 1200 or BIOL 1120 and BIOL 1220


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.

View the mathematics education chart to decide what mathematics course you need to take.


Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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.

All students must meet general college entrance requirements.

  1. Grade 12 graduation or equivalent.
  2. English 12 with a C+ grade or greater, or VCC 0981 and 0991 with a C+ grade or greater or successful completion of VCC 098 and 099 with a C+ grade or greater in writing 0995. Please check for individual course prerequisites or co-requisites.

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

  1. VCC English 1101 or 1100 or equivalent.
  2. Language Proficiency Exam (LPI) written within last two years, with a 4 score overall, 5 score 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).
  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 two years with a 4 score overall.
  5. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) written within the last 12 months. Academic version with a minimum 6.5 score overall and no score less than 6.0.
  6. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) written within the last 12 months with an 82 score overall on the Internet-based test and minimum scores of 21 in reading and listening and minimum scores of 20 in writing and speaking.


Fees and Other costs


Application Fee $35
Tuition Fee $2,681
Student Union Fee $111
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.

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

VCC offers a variety of first-year, fully-transferable university credit courses.

Students can choose to complete credits toward university programs or take courses to pursue a VCC diploma or degree program.

VCC's university transfer courses offer:

  • Small class sizes
  • Evening and daytime classes
  • Competitive tuition fees

Attend an information session to learn about math, science and English courses available in upcoming terms. Meet faculty, ask questions and learn how to apply.

Join us at VCC's Broadway campus, 1120 East 7 Avenue at Glen Drive, across from VCC/Clark SkyTrain station.

Transfer to SFU - Engineering and Computing Science

VCC also offers a first-year University Transfer Engineering Science certificate and a first-year Computing Science certificate. Sign up for an info session to learn more about Engineering Science or Computing Science at VCC.





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Program Highlights

Program Highlights

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Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 

Term 1

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