Springboard to DCS 081.06


The Springboard to DCS program provides students with the education that enables them to enroll in or complete a program of study leading to a DEC. The Springboard program is designed for students who have successfully completed a high school or high school equivalency program.

This integration to the science program will constitute the basis for students wishing to obtain a college diploma in science but lack some or many of the requisite math, science and language skills to be admitted. In this program, students will take courses in English, French, math (algebra, functions and trigonometry), physics, and chemistry. Students must achieve at least a 70% average in each of these courses in order to be considered for admission to the DEC in Health or Pure and Applied Sciences. Students will be admitted, if the average of these high school courses is above 65%: English, French, Contemporary World, and Mathematics. These courses have been selected based on their relevance to the general education courses that are offered in the Springboard program, in addition, the science prerequisites.

Who is the Springboard to DEC Program for?

If you are a student who would like to pursue specific DEC programs but is lacking math or science prerequisites, the Springboard to DCS program is for you. This program provides students with the requirements to enter DEC programs such as pure and applied or health science as well as commerce.
The springboard semester is full time during which students also take general education courses that are credited towards any DEC program they chose to pursue afterward. During this semester, students can complete prerequisites, improve their average, and lighten the load for the program they ultimately wish to pursue.


To be admissible to the sprinboard program, the applicant must have completed his/her Quebec Diploma of Secondary studies (D.E.S.) or equivalency.

Springboard to DEC Program - TAV College Montreal


Semester 1

201-016-TV – Sec  IV Mathematics Remedial Activity (TS 406 or SN 406)75 hrs
602-010-TV – Pratique du Français, langue seconde45 hrs
201-015-TV – Sec V Mathematics Remedial Activity (TS 506 or SN 506)90 hrs
202-001-TV – Sec V Chemistry Remedial Activity (CH 504)75 hrs
201-003-TV – Sec IV Physical Science Remedial Activity75 hrs
603-004-TV – Preparation for College English60 hrs
601-004-TV – Français mise à niveau secondaire V


Semester 2

203-001-TV – Sec V Physics Remedial Activity (PH 504)75 hrs
602-100-MQ – Basic French45 hrs
420-TVA-TV – Computers in Society45 hrs
- Kowledge

The objective of this course is to apply a logical analytical process through knowledge is organized and used.
Competencies to be developed include:

  • To recognize the basic elements of a field of knowledge
  • To define the modes of organizations and utilization of a field of knowledge
  • To situate a field of knowledge within its historical context
  • To organize the main components into coherent patterns
  • To produce a synthesis of the main components
- Introduction to College English

The objective of this course is to analyze and produce various forms of discourse.
Competencies to be developed are:

  • To identify the characteristics and functions of the components of literary texts
  • To determine the organizations of facts and arguments of a given literary text
  • To prepare ideas and strategies for a projected discourse
  • To explicate a discourse
  • To edit the discourse

All components lead to the production of a 750 word essay.

- Physical Activity and Health

The objective of this course is to analyze one’s physical activity from the standpoint of a healthy lifestyle.
Competencies to be developed include:

  • Establishing the relationship between one’s lifestyle habits and health
  • Being physically active in a manner that promotes one’s health
  • Recognizing one’s needs, abilities and motivational factors with respect to regular and sufficient physical activity
  • To propose physical activities that promote one’s health

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