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University Transfer Program
Associate of Arts Degree
The Associate of Arts Degree requires students to complete a minimum of 60 credits of University Transferable courses, including 6 credits of English, 9 credits of science, and 36 credits in Arts with 18 credits from second-year courses. This breadth of study allows graduates the opportunity to transfer into the 3rd year of a bachelor's degree at leading Canadian and US universities.
Benefits of an Associate Degree
- Associate of Arts Degree students are eligible to work off-campus on a part-time basis for up to 20 hours per week. Upon completion of the degree, full–time students are eligible to apply for a Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP). After completing the first year of full–time work, graduates are eligible to apply for permanent residency.
- Some universities give priority admission to Associate Degree holders
- British Columbia's public research universities guarantee the full 60 credits to students admitted on the strength of an Associate Degree
- Associate of Arts Degree full-time students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents may be eligible for financial assistance. Contact StudentAid BC at 1-866-313-3322 for further information and eligibility requirements.
Associate Degree Options
Associate of Arts Degree
Students must complete a minimum of 60 credits of first and second year courses including:
- 6 credits in first–year English
- 9 credits in Science / Mathematics
- 36 credits in Arts (including a minimum of 18 credits in Arts at the second year level)
- 9 credits in Arts, Science, or other areas
This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education effective August 7, 2013 having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the minister. Nevertheless, prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (for example, acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).
Speak to a Counsellor:
To speak directly to an academic counsellor in English or Chinese, call Monday to Friday:
- 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Vancouver time) (604) 939-6633
- 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Vancouver time) (778) 895-5323
To see how Coquitlam College courses transfer to British Columbia's universities, visit the online transfer guide of the British Columbia Council of Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT).