Springboard to DEC
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Springboard to DEC (also known as Springboard to a DCS) is a one (1) year foundational study program designed for students who have successfully obtained a high school diploma but lack the prerequisites that are needed to gain admission into the program of their choice.
This program is geared towards students who wish to obtain a college diploma in science but lack some or many of the prerequisite math, science, and/or language skill credits to be admitted into the profile of their choice. 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 their courses in order to be considered for admission to the Health or Pure and Applied Science profiles of our Science program.
Students in the program are registered full-time for remedial math and science courses while also completing four (4) general education courses, which are credited towards all DEC programs.
Advantages of our springboard to dec program
- Complete prerequisite credits omitted in high school
- Improve high school grades in order to gain admission to a DEC program
- The full-time program is offered during the daytime schedule
- Take college-level English, French, Humanities, Physical Education, and elective courses
- Greatly improve your success rate in future scientific studies
- Fulfill prerequisites at the college level rather than returning to high school adult ed.
Guidance counseling and advising
Many high school graduates are still exploring their career options. The Springboard Program is an excellent option to allow students to take the time to consider career choices and options while gaining college credits. At TAV College, our academic advisors will guide you onto the most efficient pathways to ensure you gain admission into the program of your choice.
WHO IS THE SPRINGBOARD TO DCS PROGRAM FOR?
If you are a student who would like to pursue a specific DEC program, but you are lacking certain math or science prerequisite credits, the Springboard to DEC program is for you. This program provides students with the requirements to enter a DEC program such as Pure and Applied or Health Science as well as Social Science (Commerce Profile).
The springboard semester is full-time (7 – 8 courses) during which students also take general education courses that are credited towards any DEC program they chose to pursue afterward. During the semester, students can:
- Complete prerequisites
- Improve their average
- Lighten the load for the program they ultimately wish to pursue
In order to be admissible to the Springboard program, applicants must have obtained a Quebec Diploma of Secondary Studies (DES) or an equivalency.
Not sure if you meet the admission requirements? Contact one of our advisors!