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Springboard to DCS



The Springboard program is designed for students who have successfully completed a high school program but are lacking prerequisites for admission to the program of their choice.

This program is geared to students who wish to obtain a college diploma in science but lack some or many of the requisite math, science and language skills to be admitted. In this program, students will take courses in English, French, math (algebra, functions, and trigonometry), physics, and chemistry.

Students must achieve at least a 70% average in each of these courses in order to be considered for admission to the DEC in Health or Pure and Applied Sciences.

In this program, students are registered full time for remedial science course while also pursuing general education courses which are credited towards any DEC program.

Advantages of springboard program

  • Complete prerequisites omitted in high school.
  • Improve high school grades for admission to DEC programs.
  • The full-time program offered in daytime format.
  • Take college-level English, French, Humanities, Physical Education, and elective courses.
  • Greatly improve the success rate in future scientific studies.
  • Fulfill prerequisites at the college level rather than returning to high school adult ed.

Guidance counseling and advising.

Many high school graduates are still exploring. The springboard program is an excellent time to allow students to consider career choices and options. AT TAV College, our counselors will guide and advise you about efficient pathways for admission to future studies.


If you are a student who would like to pursue specific DEC programs but is lacking math or science prerequisites, the Springboard to DCS program is for you. This program provides students with the requirements to enter DEC programs such as pure and applied or health science as well as commerce.

The springboard semester is full time during which students also take general education courses that are credited towards any DEC program they chose to pursue afterward. During this semester, students can complete prerequisites, improve their average, and lighten the load for the program they ultimately wish to pursue.


To be admissible to the springboard program, applicants must have completed their Quebec Diploma of Secondary Studies (D.E.S.) or equivalency.

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