ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Health Science is a two-year pre-university DEC program that prepares students to pursue university studies in a broad range of fields relating to the health and/or biomedical sciences.
The Health Science option, of our Department of Science and Mathematics, provides students with the foundations in mathematics and physics that are necessary to advance to higher education, while also providing them with an in-depth knowledge of chemistry and biology.
We ensure that students are well equipped for university studies by training them in the fundamentals of health sciences with a focus on:
- Organic chemistry
- General biology
- Multi-celled organisms
DEC / Pre-university
IS THIS FOR YOU?
The Health Science DEC program is for the student who dreams of one day having a career in medicine and/or sciences relating to the study of health, biology, or chemistry. If you are interested in the world of health sciences and curious about the science of the human and other beings, then this program may be for you.
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?
- Necessary foundations in mathematics and physics to give you as many options for university studies as possible
- Focus on organic chemistry and multi-celled organisms
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.
This program provided me the foundation necessary to pursue science at the university level. I chose TAV for the small class size and for the positive, community-oriented environment.
In addition to our state-of-the-art physics, biology, and chemistry labs, students in our Science program 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.
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:
- Health Sciences
- Occupational therapy
- And much more!
Graduates from this profile may also apply to the engineering or computer sciences.
This is an excellent pre-university option for students who want to pursue a career as a medical professional, a nurse, a dentist, a biologist, a chemist, a medical consultant, a research scientist, a medical writer and much more!