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Professional Computer Science and Technology

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Program Information

School:Langara College
Faculty:Arts and Science - University Transfer Programs
Degree:Certificate; University Transfer
Field of Study:Computer Science
Science, Technology and Society
Description:The Professional Computer Science and Technology (PCST) certificate program prepares people for careers in computing through a curriculum that blends theory with practice. This gives students the practical skills needed to find a job and the theoretical knowledge needed to advance in the profession and to manage change. The program is aimed at computing professionals or degree-holders in related disciplines who want to upgrade their skills for advancement in the computing field. The program also provides university transferable courses, allowing students to continue their education after graduating by completing a university computer science degree.
URL:Professional Computer Science and Technology at Langara College
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Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 Literature 
  •   Mathematics 

Applicants must have completion of BC Grade 12 or equivalent, or be 19 years of age or older. In addition, applicants must have one of the following: LET with a minimum level 3; LPI with a minimum 25 (or 24 on the essay with 5 in English usage); BC English 12 or equivalent with an ‘A’; BC English Literature 12 with an ‘A’; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit, with a minimum ‘C-’; or an ‘S’ in one of ENGL 1107, 1108 or 1110. You must also have one of the following: a minimum score of 80 on the Langara College Mathematics Diagnostic Test, 'B' or higher grade in Principles of Mathematics 12, or a university-level Mathematics course. Finally, you must have achieved 'C' or higher grade in CPSC 1150.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Work Experience

* 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 July 16, 2009