Camosun stands with Indigenous peoples

From Sherri Bell, President

The revealing by the Penelakut Tribe of 160+ undocumented and unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Kuper Island Industrial School and foreshore deepens the pain of all Indigenous peoples.

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Admission Requirement Course Alternatives

Upgrading courses and programs are 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. If you have any questions after scanning the list below, contact an Admissions Advisor.

Camosun Course Alternatives

Biology

High school courseCamosun preparatory courses
Biology 11BIOL 102 Non-Majors Biology (Diversity)
Biology 12BIOL 090 Biology for Post-Secondary Preparation
Biology 12BIOL 103 Non-Majors General Biology

Chemistry

High school courseCamosun preparatory courses
Chemistry 11CHEM 070 College Prep Chemistry
CHEM 100 Introductory Chemistry
Chemistry 12CHEM 090 College Prep Chemistry 2 (effective September 2020)
CHEM 110 General College Chemistry 1

English

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High school courseCamosun alternative courses
English 10ENGL 050 Intermediate English
English 11ENGL 070 Advanced English (effective September 2020)
English 12 or EFP 12ENGL 091 Indigenous Provincial English Composition & Literature 1 and ENGL 093 Indigenous Provincial English Composition & Literature 2
English 12 or EFP 12ENGL 092 Provincial English Composition and ENGL 094 Provincial English Literature
English 12 or EFP 12ENGL 092 Provincial English Composition and ENGL 096 Provincial Indigenous Literature
English 12 or EFP 12ENGL 142 Academic/Professional English
English 12 or EFP 12ELD 092 Provincial English Composition and ELD 094 Provincial English Literature
English 12 or EFP 12ELD 097 Technical and Professional English

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.

 

Math

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High school courseCamosun alternative courses
Math 10MATH 052 Intermediate Math 1 and MATH 053 Intermediate Math 2
Math 11MATH 072 Advanced Math 1 and MATH 073 Advanced Math 2
Math 11MATH 075 College Preparatory – Applications of Mathematics
Math 11MATH 077 College Preparatory – Mathematics 1
Math 12MATH 097 College Preparatory – Mathematics 2
Math 12MATH 107 Applied Precalculus
Math 12MATH 115 Precalculus

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 in order to use it as a prerequisite for MATH 100.

Physics

High school courseCamosun preparatory courses
Physics 11PHYS 070 College Prepatory Physics
Physics 11PHYS 101 Introduction to Physics
Physics 12PHYS 104 General College Physics 1

Math and English courses for specific programs

ProgramsPrerequisite Courses
Sport & Exercise Education Access, and Technology Access ENGL 050 and MATH 053
ElectricalMATH 057
Health Care AssistantENGL 059
Medical Laboratory AssistantMATH 039
Professional CookENGL 057 and MATH 037
TradesENGL 058 and MATH 038

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.

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)