SCIENCE DEC PROGRAMS
PRE-UNIVERSITY SCIENCE PROGRAMS IN MONTREAL
About The Science DEC Program
TAV College offers three pre-university DEC 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 help students prepare themselves for both the rigors and the challenges of university study in their chosen discipline. Students within these profiles will undertake a variety of foundational science courses such as chemistry, biology, physics, algebra, calculus, and computer programming.
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 grads 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.
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.
Frequently asked questions
What is TAV College?
HISTORY AND VALUES
TAV is a semi-private college located in the Côte-Des-Neiges-NDG borough of Montreal, Quebec. In 2015, we shifted our focus as a learning institution and began offering pre-university DEC programs to younger demographics.
TAV has quickly become the college of choice for many high school students in and around Montreal because of our individualized admission approach, which gives every student a chance at realizing their educational goals and helps clarify their university or career objectives. In addition, our smaller classroom sizes as well as our commitment and promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion among both staff and students make TAV College a great choice to learn, study, and develop.
In 2013, the College built a modern, six-story, 65,000 square-foot building (commonly referred to as the “A” building), which was built and attached to our original four-story campus building at 6333 Decarie Boulevard. The new “A building” was a major milestone for the College as it allowed for four science laboratories, a private gym, two iMac labs, a private café, a mock-daycare laboratory as well as new administration offices.
In 2018, we announced that we expand once again with the construction of a third building, which is now known as the “C” building. The plans for this ultra-modern and student-focused campus building dedicate the basement-level floor to a study hall and an agora, the ground floor is a massive student lounge center, and the remaining six floors are dedicated to classrooms, a photography and a sound-recording studio, private study rooms, and a rooftop lounge.
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 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
- 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 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 is student life like at TAV?
TAV offers many extracurricular activities and services for students to participate in. Science students, specifically, might be interested in putting their class learning to the test in TR3C, our 3D printing and robotics club. This club provides the assistance, equipment, and resources needed to 3D print and construct cutting-edge creations.
For a full list of student life services, go to https://www.tav.ca/student-experience/
What are the tuition fees at TAV?
- Application fee: $30.00
- Registration fee: $60.00 per semester
QUEBEC RESIDENT TUITION FEE*
- Full-time students: $670.00 (CAD) per semester.
- Part-time students: $1,000.00 (CAD) per course.
NON-QUEBEC RESIDENT TUITION FEES*
- Full-time students: $670.00 (CAD) per semester.
+ additional fees of $1,621.00 (CAD) per semester.
- Part-time students: $1,000.00 (CAD) per semester.
+ additional fees of $7,67 (CAD) per hour of instruction, per semester.
Please contact our office for international student fees.
*Please note that certain prices may be modified by the Quebec Ministry of Education.
ADMISSION TO A DEC PROGRAM
In order to be admitted into a program that leads to the attainment of a Diploma of College Studies (Diplôme d’études collégiales or DEC in French), the applicant must meet one of the five following requirements:
*Note that these requirements are set by the Quebec Ministry of Education and are common to all colleges across the province.
1. A HOLDER OF A SECONDARY SCHOOL DIPLOMA (DES)
A holder of a Secondary School Diploma (SSD) who satisfies the special conditions, if any, established by the Minister for admission may be admitted to a program of studies leading to a Diploma of College Studies.
2. A HOLDER OF A SECONDARY VOCATIONAL DIPLOMA OR HAS OBTAINED CREDIT
2.1. A holder of a Secondary School Vocational Diploma (SSVD) who satisfies the special conditions, if any, established by the Minister for admission or has obtained the number of credits allotted by the Basic school regulation for preschool, elementary and secondary education (chapter I-13.3, r. 8) or by the Basic adult general education regulation (chapter I-13.3, r. 9) for the following subjects may be admitted to a program of studies leading to a Diploma of College Studies:
(1) Secondary V Language of Instruction;
(2) Secondary V Second Language; and
(3) Secondary IV Mathematics.
A holder of a Secondary School Vocational Diploma who satisfies the conditions of admission established by the Minister may also be admitted to a program of technical studies leading to the Diploma of College Studies. The conditions of admission are established for each program of studies to ensure continuity of training and are based on the vocational training received at the secondary level.
3. EQUIVALENCY ACCEPTANCE
Despite sections 1 and 2, a college may admit a person to a program of studies leading to a Diploma of College Studies if the person has received instruction the college considers equivalent.
4. EXPERIENCE EQUIVALENCY + INTERRUPTED STUDIES
A college may also admit to such a program of studies a person who has instruction and experience the college considers sufficient and who has interrupted full-time studies for a cumulative period of at least 24 months.
5. COMMITMENT AGREEMENT
A college may conditionally admit to a program of studies leading to a Diploma of College Studies a person who, not having obtained all the credits required by the Basic school regulation for preschool, elementary and secondary education (chapter I-13.3, r. 8) or by the Basic adult general education regulation (chapter I-13.3, r. 9) to obtain a Secondary School Diploma, commits to obtaining the missing credits in the first term.
- The foregoing also applies to a holder of a Secondary School Vocational Diploma who has not obtained all the credits for the subjects mentioned in subparagraphs 1 to 3 of the first paragraph of section 2.1.
- Despite the foregoing, a person who must obtain more than 6 missing credits or who has previously failed to fulfil his or her commitments after being conditionally admitted may not be conditionally admitted.
DEC in Science requirements
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.
International student admissions
Please visit our International Students web page for full details.
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The DEC program in Science is eligible for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP), as per Canadian Immigration Services.
TAV welcomes many International Students each semester who have enjoyed their learning and training experience with us and are now active in the Canadian workforce. Explore our International Student Admissions Criteria at tav.ca/international-students
International Student Tuition Fees
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