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TAV College offers three pre-university DEC science programs that allow students to focus on specific disciplines, within the sciences, in order to be better equipped with the knowledge that is necessary to succeed in the university program that they choose. All of the science programs that we offer are two (2) year, pre-university DEC programs where students may choose to pursue either Health Science, Pure and Applied Science, or Computer Science and Mathematics.

UNIVERSITY OPTIONS AFTER THE PROGRAM

The programs prepare students to pursue university studies in (but not limited to):

  • The fundamental sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science
  • Engineering: Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Software
  • Health sciences: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physiotherapy

BILINGUAL STUDY OPTION

Additionally, TAV College offers a bilingual study option for all pre-university programs. This study option allows students to complete their general education courses in French while completing their program-specific courses in English. For more information, visit the webpage.

PROGRAM TYPE

DEC / Pre-university

DURATION

2 Years

DEPARTMENT CODE

200

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

English or Bilingual Option

PROGRAM CAPACITIES

90

COMPLETION COMPETENCY

Synthesis Project

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Jan 25 (Winter),   May 1 (Fall)

ADMISSION PROCESS

Apply online

SCIENCE DEC: PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

As pre-university programs, the main objective of the Science DEC is to equip students with the fundamental knowledge that is necessary for university-level studies in pure and applied, health or computer science programs as well as engineering programs. This is achieved by providing a balanced education, which integrates the fundamentals of science (physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology) with general education (philosophy, humanities, language-learning, and physical education).

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UNIQUE BILINGUAL PROGRAM: DEC 200.FR

As mentioned above, this program is well accommodated for francophones, as well as bilingual students, who would like increased exposure to the study of science offered in the English language. In all pre-university programs at TAV, students have the option of doing their general education in French. This provides them with a solid foundation for future university studies in English while continuing to develop their French language skills. Moreover, in conjunction with pedagogical developments in Quebec education, students within this program can submit their homework and do their exams in the language of their choice.

(SCIENCE PROGRAM SPECIFIC) ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Secondary V Language of Instruction
  • Secondary V Second Language
  • Secondary IV History
  • Sec V Mathematics – Technical & Scientific option or Science option 564-506 or 565-506
  • Sec V Chemistry 551-504
  • Sec V Physics 553-504 OR academic background judged equivalent to the DES.

*For students who graduated before June 2010, or from an Adult Education Centre, the pre-requisites are Mathematics 536, Chemistry 534, and Physics 534.

*For students missing the necessary pre-requisites, TAV offers a Springboard to DEC program.

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EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

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 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.

 

GOALS OF THE GENERAL EDUCATION COMPONENT

The general education components are common to all pre-university programs and contribute to the development of twelve competencies that are associated with the three aims of college education:

  • To educate students to live responsibly in society:
    • Demonstrate independence and creativity in thought and action
    • Demonstrate rational, critical, and ethical thinking
    • Develop strategies that promote reflection on their knowledge and actions
    • Pursue the development of a healthy and active lifestyle
    • Assume their social responsibilities
  • To help students integrate cultural knowledge into their studies:
    • Recognize the influence of culture and lifestyle on the practice of physical activity and sports
    • Recognize the influence of the media, sciences, or technology on culture and lifestyle
    • Analyze works in philosophy or the humanities emanating from different historical periods and movements
    • Appreciate literary and non-literary works of other artistic expressions emanating from different historical periods and movements
    • To help students integrate cultural knowledge into their studies:
  • To help students master language as a tool for thought, communication, and openness to the world:
    • Improve communication in the second language
    • Master the basic rules of discourse and argumentation
    • Refine oral and written communication in the language of instruction

OTHER CONDITIONS

Equivalent studies can also be considered, especially for foreign students and adults. Contact an advisor.

ADMISSION TO UNIVERSITY

At TAV we believe that challenging our students in the classroom is as important as challenging them in the lab. Our two (2) year pre-university Science DEC programs allow students to maximize their learning experience by including major lab components as well as integrative activities.

The science programs are ideal for anyone who is considering a career in a number of university science and/or professional programs.

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