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 profile, of our Department of Science and Mathematics, provides students with a strong background in chemistry and physics, with 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
DEC / Pre-university
IS THIS FOR YOU?
The Computer Science and Mathematics DEC program is for the student who wishes to have a career in the engineering and/or programming of basic or advanced 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, 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 Department of Science and Mathematics at TAV College is 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.