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Science DEC Program at TAV College

TAV College offers three pre-university science programs giving students the opportunity to choose between either Health Science, Pure and Applied Science, or Computer Science and Mathematics. These programs are designed to prepare students for both the rigors and the challenges of university-level studies in their chosen discipline. Regardless of the profile selected, all students will undertake a variety of foundational science courses such as chemistry, biology, physics, algebra, calculus, and computer programming.


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.

What can I do with a DEC in Science?

These two-year science DEC programs give graduates the diploma and foundational knowledge needed to pursue higher education at the university level. Science DEC graduates advance to undergraduate programs such as mechanical, electrical, civil, aerospace, or software engineering, physics, computer science, dentistry, chemistry, biology, mathematics and statistics, neuroscience, and more.

What kind of job could I get after university?

There are hundreds of job options for a graduate after a university program in the Sciences including an engineer, a researcher, a science consultant, a veterinarian, a dentist, an instructor, and much more.

Program Options


DEC in Health Science  |  2 Years


DEC in Pure and Applied Science  |  2 Years


DEC in Computer Science and Mathematics  |  2 Years

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The next generation of innovators

Why are science programs so important?

Professionals with a science background are at the forefront of innovation and sustainability in arguably all facets of life on Earth. From tech engineers developing new software and applications to lab researchers discovering novel phenomena; if you want to contribute to innovation, creation, and discovery, then a science program is for you.

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What will I Learn?

Health Science profile:

You will learn about:

  • The necessary foundations in mathematics and physics are to advance to higher education, while also providing learners with an in-depth knowledge of chemistry and biology.
  • Organic chemistry
  • General biology
  • Multi-celled organisms

Pure and Applied Science profile:

You will learn about:

  • The necessary foundations in biology and chemistry are to advance to higher education, while also providing learners with an in-depth knowledge of mathematics and physics.
  • Differential equations
  • Advanced calculus
  • Statistics
  • Problem-solving in engineering physics using MATLAB

Computer Science and Mathematics profile:

You will learn about:

  • Chemistry and physics with a developed foundation in mathematics and computer science.
  • Introductory programming
  • Data structures and object-oriented programming
  • Program development for a graphical environment
  • Discrete mathematics


What is TAV College?

TAV College is a bilingual, not-for-profit, private, subsidized college located in the Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. We offer pre-university and technical programs of study to a proudly multicultural student population. From our beginnings as a smaller institution within Quebec’s private college network, TAV quickly developed into an established institution, which has been recognized and accredited for subsidies from the Quebec Ministry of Higher Education since 2010.

Today, our college boasts a brand new 65,000-square-foot building, which is annexed to our original campus on Decarie Boulevard. This modern building houses biology, chemistry, physics, and 3D printing laboratories, a private café as well as administrative offices and classrooms.

In 2018, due to a steady increase in annual enrolment, we announced our plans to erect a second campus building, which opened its doors, approximately 150 meters from our original campus, at 6005 Decarie boulevard in August 2021. This new building allows us to continue to expand our educational services as well as further develop our enriched learning experience.

Who is ideal for the science program?

The ideal student for one of the Science DEC programs is someone who is naturally curious about the world around them. Science students are often challenged to apply their course learning to real-world applications. With that said, if you’re someone who is up for a challenge, has many questions, and wants to find answers, one of our Science profiles is for you.

What makes TAV unique?

At TAV, attention to the individual is one of our core values. With that said, in addition to highly committed teachers and smaller class sizes, you will also have access to personalized academic advising as well as numerous other support services.

What are the tuition fees at TAV?

Please visit our fees webpage for a detailed list of tuition and service fees associated with the program.

Admission Criteria

Entrance requirements


AND, completed the following:

  • 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.


  • Cut-off average: 80%*

*We encourage all students to apply and we will assess each application on a case-by-case basis.

International student admissions

Please visit our International Students webpage for full details.

Interested in the Science dec program?

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Upcoming application deadlines for this program:

November 30th (To start in the Winter)

May 1st (To start in the Fall)

Late applications may be accepted > More info

International student admissions

Information for international students


This program is eligible for a post-graduation work permit.


Fall, Winter

For more information

International Student Admissions


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Updated: May 29, 2023

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