Our one-year certificate programs in the arts, business, and science are designed to give you a strong foundation in your intended area of study
For most university degree programs, your certificate will allow you to enter directly into your second year of study at the British Columbia university of your choice. (Since the requirements at other universities may differ, our academic counsellors can help you look at your options for universities outside of BC).
All certificate programs require you to complete 30 to 31 credits. If you have already completed some courses at another institution, you may transfer up to 18 credits toward our certificate programs. Your final three courses (9 credits) must be completed at Coquitlam College.
For students who want to apply for a second certificate, you must complete an additional two courses (6 credits) at Coquitlam College. Up to 6 credits from another institution may be transferred to your second certificate.
The Arts Certificate is a one-year (30 credits) program in general arts designed to provide students with a broad education in humanities and the social sciences.
Arts Certificate (General Studies) Requirements
The Business Certificate is a one-year (30 credits) program in business designed to provide the foundation coursework for completion of a university degree in business.
Business Certificate Requirements
The one-year Certificate in Science is designed to provide students with a complete overview of first year science. It is intended for students who wish to go on to further studies in science or engineering at a university in British Columbia. The certificate satisfies the first year requirements in science and applied science faculties at all BC universities. The program requirements depend upon students’ intended majors at university.
Science Certificate Requirements
Chemistry, Physics or Engineering
Computer Science or Mathematics
Speak to a Counsellor
To speak directly to an academic counsellor in English or Chinese, call Monday to Friday:
9:00am to 4:00pm（Vancouver time） 4:00pm to 9:00pm（Vancouver time）
Discover your Transfer Option
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).
Once you transfer your Coquitlam College credits, you’ll be only two years away from a four-year degree at any Canadian university, including: