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Physical Sciences | Certificate

Certificate

In 2021/2022 sections may offered in-person or via Distributed Learning. Learn more about Distributed Learning at CMTN. Individual sections may vary, please contact info@coastmountaincollege.ca if you have any questions.

Make considerable contributions to society and create substantial advancements in technology with a degree in a mathematically related field. Offered over two terms, our Physical Science Program is the complete first year for a physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, or geoscience degree. Gain credits that transfer to a degree program at institutions across BC and Canada. 

Combining calculus, physics, chemistry, computer programming, linear algebra and English, our program provides experiential learning opportunities to complete projects, perform experiments and develop computer programs.

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 Dates and locations

Note: International students interested in taking University Credits Science options are encouraged to apply to the fall intake 

Intake Location
Fall 2021 Terrace

Faculty

Faculty Member Campus Location
Regan Sibbald Terrace

The following is a full list of all courses and students do not need to take all the courses. The courses they take depend on their intended degree.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall SemesterCredits
CHEM 111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 3
CPSC 123 Computer Programming 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition 3
MATH 101 Calculus I: Differential Calculus 3
PHYS 121 Advanced Physics I 3
 Credits15
Winter Semester
CHEM 122 Principles of Chemistry II 3
CPSC 124 Data Structures 3
ENGL 151 Technical Writing I 3
MATH 102 Calculus II: Integral Calculus 3
MATH 235 Linear Algebra 3
PHYS 122 Advanced Physics II 3
 Credits18
 Total Credits33

Physical Sciences Courses by Intended Degree

Term Course Intended Degree
    Physics Chemistry Computer Science Earth Science Math

Fall

CHEM 111

X

X

 

X

 

Fall

CPSC 123

X

 

X

X

X

Fall

ENGL 101

X

X

X

X

X

Fall

MATH 101

X

X

X

X

X

Fall

PHYS 121

X

X or PHYS 101

X

X

X

Winter

CHEM 122

X

X

 

X

 

Winter

CPSC 124

   

X

 

X

Winter

ENGL 151

X

X

X

X

X

Winter

MATH 102

X

X

X

X

X

Winter

PHYS 122

X

X or PHYS 102

X

X

X

Winter

MATH 235

X

X or elective*

X

 

X

Any

Elective

 

X

X

X**

X

Credits

 

30

30

30

30

30

*MATH 235 is highly recommended but not required for the first year of a Chemistry degree and students may take another elective instead. We recommend taking it during this course of study as it is required in the second year of a chemistry degree at most universities.

**It is recommended that the elective for a Geoscience degree be either Statistics (MATH 131) or a Biology course.

  • English 12 with a minimum grade of C
  • Pre-Calculus 12 with a minimum grade of C
  • Physics 12 with a minimum grade of C; outstanding candidates missing Physics 12 or equivalent are encouraged to apply and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Chemistry 12 with a minimum grade of C; outstanding candidates missing Chemistry 12 or equivalent are encouraged to apply and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Recommended: Calculus 12 (if available); Programming 12 (if available).
Fees Domestic International
Full-time 30 Credits 30 Credits
Tuition $2,964.90 $12,602.10
Mandatory fees $226.50 $274.44

Lab fees (16.49 per credit)1

$49.47 $49.47
Student Union fees2 $83.98 $83.98
Health and Dental Insurance4,5 $250 $548.75
Total Tuition: $3,575.15 $13,558.74
Books & supplies2 $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Field School fees3 $900.00 $900.00
Total: $6,475.15 $16,458.74

Tuition and fees effective August 1, 2021 for the 2021/22 Academic Year.

1Lab fees are mandatory. All associate degrees require a minimum of 3 credits in laboratory science, and students may take up to 42 lab credits.

2Costs are approximate and may vary depending on courses taken. Student union fees are term based.

3Field schools have additional costs between $100 - $900 per field school, depending on the location and the activities. Field schools are not a mandatory component of all associate degrees, however, students are strongly encouraged to attend a field school during the spring/summer semester. Associate Degrees specializing in Environmental Geoscience are encouraged to attend a minimum of two field schools. Field schools are subject to different deposit requirements and refund rules.

4The Coast Mountain Students Union (CMSU) is pleased to announce that Extended Health and Dental Insurance has been approved by student referendum held in March 2021. Additional information will be provided by CMSU July 2021, including details of the coverage and directions for the opt out process for students with equivalent coverage. For any inquiries about the plan or referendum, please contact Golnoosh Namazi, organiser@mycmsu.ca

5Basic Health insurance is mandatory for all international students. Health insurance costs will be charged every term until students provide proof of MSP.

Career opportunities

Potential career opportunities are listed below but possible achievements are only limited by the laws of physics and one’s imagination.

  • Algorithms engineer
  • Geodesist
  • Meteorologist
  • Physicist
  • Data scientist
  • Mathematical modeler
  • Chemist 
  • Quantitative financial analyst
  • Professor
  • Programmer
  • Astronaut
  • Mathematician
  • Fraud investigator
  • Energy analyst
  • Operations research analyst
  • Investment analyst
  • Cryptographer
  • Economist
  • Medical technology developer
  • Materials scientist
  • Web Developer
  • Laser Physicist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • High School Teacher