Graduates of the Associate of Science degree program may choose to transfer to a university to complete a Bachelor degree. With appropriate course planning, the Associate of Science degree will allow the students to enter directly into the 3rd year at the university of their choice in BC or elsewhere. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all prerequisites for upper level courses at the receiving institution have been met, and to note that the credit value for some courses may vary between institutions. Students who are planning to transfer credits to another college or university are responsible to find out how their credits will transfer to the receiving institution. Please consult the BC Transfer Guide or see Academic Advising.
International students who wish to remain in Canada after completion of the Associate of Science degree are also eligible to apply for a Post Graduate Work Permit. A Post Graduate Work Permit will allow the graduated student to live and work in Canada for a period of up to 3 years. Those who are interested in staying in Canada for a longer period of time will be eligible to apply for permanent residency in Canada after completion of their first year of eligible full time employment.
The Associate of Science Degree program consists of 60 credits and is typically completed over a 2-year period. The Associate of Science degree is a program for students who wish to establish a scientific background for academic or professional opportunity.
The program is flexible enough that students may choose to focus on a particular area of interest or explore several different subjects within the areas of Physical, Biological, or Engineering Sciences . In additional to the required science coursework, students will complete a number of elective courses in subjects such as mathematics, humanities, or social sciences. Students gain a well rounded understanding of the essential concepts as well as engagement and insight into contemporary scientific issues, applications, and development. Upon completion of the Associate of Science Degree program, students may choose to either begin their career or to continue their studies in pursuit of a bachelor degree.
Canada is now the most educated country in the world, according to a recent report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Most of all, there are a lot of programs for international students.
The universities of Canada don't use a centralized system of undergraduate application so the students have to apply separately for each institution they want to attend. However, the most general procedures and requirements to get admission in Canada are: an application form, an official high school transcript or university transcript, CV which present your educational achievements, work or volonteer experience, and a letter of intent (LOI) that demonstrate personal and professional goals of the student and explains the interest of the applicant.
IELTS is most widely recognized and accepted English proficiency test in Canada. However, some universities accept TOEFL as an English test requirement. So you'll need to contact the university for the information about the test you have to provide and the score that you must obtain.
Students must complete a total of 60 term credits of first and second year courses. These must include a minimum of 18 credits in Science taken at the second-year level in two or more subject areas. Graduation requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0