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Computer and Engineering Technician Access

Computer and Engineering Technician Access

Certificate in Computer and Engineering Technician Access

Start your education in computing and engineering

Building the world around you

This Access program is for those who don't yet have the requirements to enter our Information and Computer Systems Technician, Computer Network Electronics Technician, and Engineering Graphics Technician programs.

Upgrade your math and English skills and take courses in technical communication, computing, and technology studies that you'll need for your next step. In one semester, you can earn a certificate and priority seating into three of Camosun's technician programs.

Computer and Engineering Technician Access

What You'll Learn

Effective Date: September 2017

Academic Term 1 (Fall)

  Course Course Name Credits Tuition
Total 15 See What it Costs tab
All of COMP 156 Computer Concepts 3 $360.00
ENGL 130 Preparatory Technical Writing  3 $294.30
LRNS 102 Learning and Problem Solving Skills 2 $123.30
MATH 139 Algebra, Triangle Trigonometry and Geometry 4 $525.60
TEAC 105 Explorations in Technology 3 $227.76

Note: Tuition costs listed above are for domestic students and do not include any additional fees.

Computer and Engineering Technician Access

Four months
Study Options
Trades and Technology

Next steps

Students must complete the Computer and Engineering Technician Access program with a 2.0 GPA or higher, and obtain a grade of “C” or higher in ENGL 130 and MATH 139. Students will have met all the requirements for:

Estimated Tuition Fees

Effective from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

Note The following tuition fees are for domestic students only.

Term Tuition
Academic Term 1 $1,531

Estimated additional costs

Financial aid

Are you a former youth in care?

The Provincial Tuition Waiver program aims to make post-secondary education more accessible for former youth in care by providing financial support for tuition and mandatory student fees. Learn more about eligibility and how to apply.

Admission requirements

Effective Date: September 2016

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

Requirement High school course Camosun course Alternatives
one of:
one of:
  • B in Foundations of Math & Pre-calculus 10
  • B in Principles of Math 10
  • C in Principles of Math 11
  • C in Pre-calculus 11
  • Non-BC high school

Note: It is highly recommended that the academic admission requirements be completed within the past five years. If more than five years has elapsed, upgrading in the required subjects is recommended.

Note: Access to a computer outside of class time is highly recommended.

Completion requirements

  • Students must complete all courses and achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 to graduate from the program.
  • Students must also obtain a grade of C or higher in ENGL 130 and MATH 139.

Apply online

Missing admission requirements?

Camosun offers alternative courses and upgrading programs to help you get started.

What kind of applicant are you?

Camosun has three different applicant categories:

  • Adult
  • Current BC/Yukon High School Student
  • International

Learn more.

We want to hear from you!

Computer Science Department Chair, Saryta Schaerer


Electronics and Computer Engineering Program Chair, Alan Duncan


Engineering Graphics Program Chair, Ross Lyle

Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Technology Information


Contact Admissions for information about applying to Camosun.

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We've got skills... and so will you.

The Computer and Engineering Technician Access program is part of the Computer Science, Electronics & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering Departments in the School of Trades & Technology.

Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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