Vancouver Community College

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Associate of Arts Degree

Vancouver Community College

Field of Study:Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Length:24 Month(s)


The Associate of Arts degree comprises two years of undergraduate university study in the Arts and Sciences, equivalent to the first two years of a four-year bachelor's degree. While the goal is to provide students with an academic foundation for further university studies, an associate degree is also a stand-alone credential. The Associate of Arts degree is widely recognized by post-secondary institutions in the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT).Students who successfully complete the Associate of Arts degree have an increased likelihood of transferring to a university and entering the third year of a four-year bachelor's degree program.

Students are strongly advised to check the admissions policies of their desired transfer institution, specifically to ensure that they meet any additional criteria for specific program areas, such as majors and minors. A minimum Associate of Arts degree GPA may be required.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Grade 12 graduation or equivalent; and
    English 12 with a C+ or equivalent, OR English language proficiency at the Grade 12 level
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      1. Students are required to have successfully completed prerequisite course(s) or equivalents leading to courses in the Associate degree (for example: prerequisite course Pre-calculus 11 or equivalent needs to be successfully completed in order to take ECON 1100 Microeconomics)
      2. Specific post-secondary courses may be used to substitute for secondary school courses at the discretion of the appropriate departments.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on June 11, 2022