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FIC Associate of Arts Degree
FIC Associate of Arts Degree

FIC Associate of Arts Degree

  • ID:FIC0002
  • Level:Foudation/ Pre-course
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$31,266.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$500.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$11,159.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$31,266.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$500.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$11,159.00

* Academic Literacy Course, Medical insurance, Student Services and Recreation, SFU Student Society (SFSS) Fees (starting January 2019)

Estimated Total/program:
$109,850.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Entry into UTP Stage II generally requires the successful completion of Year 12 of secondary school or its equivalent with overall and individual subject requirements depending on program. Specific minimum academic requirements are listed below. Admissions assessments are based on an applicant’s complete academic record.

English requirements

Direct entry

  • If you meet the direct entry English language requirement and meet the relevant academic requirements for your country, you will be eligible for direct entry to UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II. Direct entry includes a non-credit academic literacy course. This program is designed to be completed in three terms.

Integrated entry

  • If you meet the integrated entry English language requirement and the relevant academic requirements for your country, you will begin UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II and will take INTG100 and two academic courses in your first term of study. An A grade in INTG100 will exempt students from the academic literacy course. This program is designed to be completed in three terms.

Cornerstone entry

  • If you meet the cornerstone entry English language requirement and the relevant academic requirements for your country, you will begin UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II and will take cornerstone courses in your first term of study. Students who obtain an A in the cornerstone program will progress to direct entry, those with a B will progress to integrated entry. This program is designed to be completed in four terms.
  • IELTS (Academic), 6.0 Overall with minimum 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening , 5.5 Overall with minimum 5.5 in Reading and Writing and 5.0 in Speaking and Listening, 5.5 Overall no band less than 4.5, or 5.0 Overall no band less than 5.0 in Reading and Writing, and 4.5 in Speaking and Listening
  • TOEFL, 79 Overall Reading and Writing minimum 18, 69 Overall Reading and Writing minimum 15, 59 Overall Reading and Writing minimum 12
  • Completion of the last three (3) years of full-time secondary school education in English in Canada, A minimum grade of 65% in senior level English is required, A minimum grade of 60% in senior level English is required, N/A
  • Completion of the last three (3) years of full-time secondary school education in English in a country in which the principal language of instruction is English**, A minimum grade of 65% in senior level English is required , A minimum grade of 60% in senior level English is required, N/A
  • Completion of the last four (4) years of full-time secondary school education in English at a recognized international school in a country in which the principal language of instruction is not English, A minimum grade of 65% in senior level English is required, A minimum grade of 60% in senior level English is required , N/A
  • GCSE/O Level English Language, C, D, N/A
  • HKDSE, 4, 3, N/A
  • IB English, 5HL, 4 in A1 or A2 English, 3<
  • CAEL CE, 60 overall with Reading and Writing minimum 60, 60 overall with no band below 50, 50 overall with no band below 50<
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE), Overall score of 58, and a minimum score of 58 in the Communicative Skills, including: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing, Overall score of 42, and a minimum score of 42 in Reading, Writing and 36 in Listening and Speaking, N/A
  • IELTS Indicator, 6.0 overall with minimum 6.0 in Reading and Writing, and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening, 5.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in Reading and Writing, and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening, 6.0 overall with no band less than 4.5 OR 5.0 with minimum 5.0 in Reading and Writing, and 4.5 in Speaking and Listening

 

Other requirements

  • Science Fundamentals Program
  • The Science streams all require the completion of secondary school Biology 12 or Math 12. The Science Fundamentals Program provides students with the opportunity to advance their university studies while upgrading skills to meet UTP Stage II course prerequisites. Students will be admitted into the Science Fundamentals Program when:
    • A student does not have Grade 12 Biology or less than 65% average in Grade 12 Biology
    • A student does not have Grade 12 Math or less than 75% average in Grade 12 Math

Course Information

This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training effective 28 May 2010 having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the Minister. Nevertheless, prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (for example, acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).

General Degree Requirements:

FIC’s Associate of Arts Degree is a two-year degree program. Students who obtain the Associate of Arts Degree at FIC can transfer to the relevant third year degree program at SFU or other institutions in BC or elsewhere.

Program Strengths:

  • Located at SFU's Burnaby Campus

  • Access to SFU facilities and resources

  • Small class sizes

  • Additional hours to face-to-face teaching

  • Support tutorials and peer tutoring

  • Student portal

  • Flexible start dates (January/May/September)

  • UTP II courses

The Associate of Arts Degree is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students for work, citizenship and an enriched life as an educated person, and to lay a solid foundation for further study

Specific Degree Requirements:

  • Sixty (60) credits as per degree structure

  • Minimum 18 (200-level) credits in general arts in two or more subject areas

  • CGPA of 2.0

Other courses taken at FIC but not offered in this program may count for credit

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60 credits (total)

  • 6 credits in first-year English

  • 9 credits in Science which shall include at least:

    • 3 credits in Mathematics or Computing Science or Statistics

    • 3 credits in a laboratory science

  • 36 credits in Arts which shall include:

    • 6 credits in the Social Sciences

    • 6 credits in Humanities (other than English)

    • 24 additional credits in Arts

  • 9 credits in Arts, Science or other area

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