ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Computer Science and Mathematics is a two-year pre-university DEC program that prepares students to pursue university-level studies in computer science, actuarial science, mathematics, computer gaming, information systems, fundamental sciences, and/or engineering.
The Computer Science and Mathematics profile, of our Science DEC , provides students with a strong background in chemistry and physics and a developed foundation in mathematics and computer science.
In this program, we prepare students for many cutting-edge university study options by training them in the fundamentals of mathematics, computer science, and programming, with a specific focus on:
- Introductory programming
- Data structures and object-oriented programming
- Program development for a graphical environment
- Discrete mathematics
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
Nov 30* (Winter)
May 1* (Fall)
APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR
Nov 30* (Winter)
May 15* (Fall)
IS THIS FOR YOU?
The Computer Science and Mathematics DEC program is ideal for the student who wishes to have a career in the engineering and/or programming of basic or advanced computer technologies and systems.
Pre-university graduates from this program will often advance to university programs such as Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Game Design and Virtual World-Building, and more.
Program-specific admission requirements
- Secondary V Language of Instruction
- Secondary V Second Language
- Secondary IV History
- Mathematics Science and Technology 564-506 OR Mathematics Science 565-506
- Chemistry 551-504
- Physics 553-504 OR academic background judged equivalent to the DES.
For students missing the necessary prerequisites, we offer a Springboard to DEC program.
Equivalent courses may also be considered, especially for foreign students and adults.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
- Fundamental foundations in mathematics, computer science, and programming to give you as many options for university studies as possible
- Focus on introductory programming, data structures, object-oriented programming, program development for a graphical environment, and discrete mathematics.
UNIQUE BILINGUAL PROGRAM*: DEC 200.FR
At TAV College, we offer students the option of completing their general education courses in French, while completing their program-specific courses in English. For example, if you want to study in the Science program with the bilingual option, you will be able to complete all your science-related courses in English. At the same time, your general education courses – language of instruction and literature, humanities, elective courses, and physical education – will be in French. Of course, the English as a second language course will be in English.
*Note that this option is only available for our pre-university DEC programs.
In addition to our state-of-the-art physics, biology, and chemistry labs, students in our Science programs also have access to our 3D printing room, the opportunity to participate in national-level math and science competitions as well as the opportunity to join the TAV College Robotics Club.
Additionally, the Science DEC programs at TAV College are actively engaged in cutting-edge research , in collaboration with McGill University, Polytechnique Montreal, and Concordia University. Our students have the opportunity to participate in research activities and do summer internships at high-profile universities.
ADMISSION TO UNIVERSITY
This program fully prepares students to apply to university in any of the following disciplines:
- Fundamental Sciences:
- Computer Sciences
- Information Systems and Technology
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Software Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
Graduates from this profile may also apply to the health sciences or engineering.
This is an excellent pre-university option for students who want to pursue a career as a software engineer, a web developer, a computer engineer in the private sector working for companies such as Microsoft, Ubisoft, Facebook, or Google or working in the public sector for local, provincial or federal governments.