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Admission Requirement Course Alternatives

Upgrading courses and programsare available to help you gain admission requirements for college and university transfer programs. We also offer specific math and English upgrading courses that lead directly into career programs. An assessment can help you determine your current level of skill in a subject and match you with the right Camosun course to get you started on your academic path. If you have any questions after scanning the list below, contact anAdmissions Advisor.

Camosun Course Alternatives

Biology

High School RequirementCamosun preparatory courses
Biology 11
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Anatomy and Physiology 12
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Anatomy and Physiology 12
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Chemistry

High school courseCamosun preparatory courses
Chemistry 11
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Chemistry 11
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Chemistry 12
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(effective September 2020)

Chemistry 12
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English

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High school courseCamosun alternative courses
English 10
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English 10
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English 11
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(effective September 2020)

English 11
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English 12 or EFP 12
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English 12 or EFP 12
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English 12 or EFP 12
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English 12 or EFP 12
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English 12 or EFP 12
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ENGL 096 - Provincial Indigenous Literature

English 12 or EFP 12
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English 12 or EFP 12
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English 12 or EFP 12
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English 12 or EFP 12
  • ELD 103 - Preparatory Academic Writing

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  • ELD 104 - Preparatory English Literature

Notes:

  • Where a C+ grade is required in an English 12 prerequisite, a C grade will be accepted in the alternative Camosun course.
  • English Language Development (ELD) courses are for non-native speakers of English.

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Math

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High school courseCamosun alternative courses
Math 10
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Math 11
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Math 11
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Math 11
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Math 12
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Math 12
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Math 12
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Notes:

  • Math prerequisites assume the academic version of the courses (unless otherwise noted).
    • Math 10 refers to either Principles of Math 10 or Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-calculus 10.
    • Math 11 refers to either Principles of Math 11 or Pre-calculus 11.
    • Math 12 refers to either Principles of Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12.
  • The Math 11 prerequisite for Business courses (e.g. BUS, ECON, FIN, etc.) may be satisfied with one of:
    • C grade in Principles of Math 11 or Applications of Math 12
    • C+ grade in MATH 072, MATH 075, or MATH 135 (cancelled Sept 2019)
  • You will need a minimum of an A grade in MATH 107 to use it as a prerequisite for MATH 100.

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Physics

High school courseCamosun preparatory courses
Physics 11
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Physics 11
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Physics 12
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Physics 12
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Math and English courses for specific programs

ProgramsPrerequisite Courses
Sport & Exercise Education Access, and Technology Access
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Electrical
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Medical Laboratory Assistant
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Professional Cook
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Trades
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English proficiency for program admissions requiring English 12 with a C+

Students may meet the English proficiency requirement with one or more of the following alternatives.

International students should contact Camosun International to learn about your options for direct entry into our programs.

Note: IELTS or TOEFL results must be from within the past two years.

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AssessmentMinimum result
IELTS (Academic)6.0 overall (no sub-score less than 6.0)
TOEFL iBT78 overall (no sub-score less than 19)
LPI5 or higher
PTE Academic54 overall (no sub-score less than 50)
Cambridge Assessment of English: C1 Advanced174 overall (no sub-score less than 169)
CAEL CE60 overall (no sub-score less than 60)
GTEC CBT1200 overall (minimum sub-scores: Reading 325; Writing 270; Speaking 260; Listening 335)

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