Canadian High-School Equivalencies

The following is a list of equivalencies that may satisfy the entrance requirement for BCIT programs. Search our online program catalogue to check your program's specific requirement.

Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Grade 12 requirements

English Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut
  Current
Stream
Previous
Stream
English 12 English Language Arts 30‐1 English 30
Communications 12 English Language Arts 30‐2 English 33

Science Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut
Biology 12 Biology 20
and
Biology 30
Chemistry 12 Chemistry 30
Physics 12 Physics 30

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut
  Current Stream Previous Stream Previous Stream
Pre-Calculus 12 Math 30-1 Pure Math 30 Math 30
Foundations of Math 12 Math 30-2 Applied Math 30 Math 33
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 12 Math 30-3 n/a n/a
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 12"

Grade 11 requirements

English Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut
  Current
Stream
Previous
Stream
English 11 English Language Arts 20-1 English 20

Science Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut
Biology 11 Biology 20
Chemistry 11 Chemistry 20
Physics 11 Physics 20

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut
  Current Stream Previous Stream Previous Stream
Pre-Calculus 11 Math 20-1 Pure Math 20 Math 20
Foundations of Math 11 Math 20-2 Applied Math 20 Math 23
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 Math 20-3 n/a n/a
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 11" or "Any Math 11"
Any Math 11 Math 20-4 Math 24 Math 24

Grade 10 requirements

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut
  Current Stream Previous Stream Previous Stream
Foundations and Pre‐Calculus Math 10 Math 10C Pure Math 10
Applied Math 10
Math 10
Math 13
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 Math 10-3 n/a n/a
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 10" or "Any Math 10"
Any Math 10 Math 10-4 Math 14 Math 14

Grade equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT
(50% Pass Scale)
Acceptable Percentage from Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut (50% Pass Scale)
86% 83%
73% 67%
67% 60%
60% 52%
50% 50%

Saskatchewan

Grade 12 requirements

English Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Saskatchewan
English 12 English Language Arts A30
and
English Language Arts B30
Communications 12 No equivalent

Science Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Saskatchewan
Biology 12 Biology 30 is not acceptable
Chemistry 12 Chemistry 30
Physics 12 Physics 30

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Saskatchewan
  Current Stream Previous Stream
Pre-Calculus 12 Pre-Calculus 30 Math C30
Math B30
Foundations of Math 12 Foundations of Math 30 Math A30
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 12 Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 30 n/a
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 12"

Grade 11 requirements

English Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Saskatchewan
English 11 English Language Arts 20

Science Requirement Acceptable high school course from Saskatchewan
Biology 11
Biology 20

Chemistry 11 Chemistry 20
Physics 11 Physics 20

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Saskatchewan
  Current Stream Previous Stream
Pre-Calculus 11 Pre-Calculus 20 Math 20
Foundations of Math 11 Foundations of Math 20
n/a
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 20 n/a
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 11" or "Any Math 11"
Any Math 11 n/a n/a

Grade 10 requirements

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Saskatchewan
  Current Stream Previous Stream
Foundations and Pre‐Calculus Math 10 Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 Math 10
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 10 n/a
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 10" or "Any Math 10"
Any Math 10 n/a n/a

Manitoba

Grade 12 requirements

English Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Manitoba
English 12 English Language Arts: Comprehensive Focus 40S
English Language Arts: Literary Focus 40S
English Language Arts: Transactional Focus 40S
Communications 12 English Language Arts: Language and Technical Communication 40S

Science Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Manitoba
Biology 12 Biology 40S is not acceptable
Chemistry 12 Chemistry 40S
Physics 12 Physics 40S

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Manitoba
Pre-Calculus 12 Pre-Calculus Math 40S
Foundations of Math 12 Applied Math 40S
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 12 Essential Math 40S
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 12"

Grade 11 requirements

English Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Manitoba
English 11 English Language Arts: Comprehensive Focus 30S
English Language Arts: Literary Focus 30S
English Language Arts: Transactional Focus 30S

Science Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Manitoba
Biology 11
Biology 30S

Chemistry 11 Chemistry 30S
Physics 11 Physics 30S

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Manitoba
  Current Stream Previous Stream
Pre-Calculus 11 Pre-Calculus 30S n/a
Foundations of Math 11 Applied Math 30S n/a
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 Essential Math 30S n/a
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 11" or "Any Math 11"
Any Math 11 n/a Consumer Math 30S

Grade 10 requirements

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Manitoba
  Current Stream Previous Stream
Foundations and Pre‐Calculus Math 10 Introduction to Applied and Pre-Calculus Math 20S Pre-Calculus Math 20S
Applied Math 20S
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 Essential Math 20S n/a
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 10" or "Any Math 10"
Any Math 10 n/a Consumer Math 20S

Ontario

Grade 12 requirements

English Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Ontario
English 12 English ENG4U
English ENG4C
Communications 12 English ENG4E

Science Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Ontario
Biology 12 Biology SBI3U
and
Biology SBI4U

-or-

Biology SBI3C
and
Biology SBI4U
Chemistry 12 Chemistry SCH4U
Physics 12 Physics SPH4U
Physics SPH4C

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Ontario
  Current Stream Previous Stream
Pre-Calculus 12 Advanced Functions MHF4U Geometry and Discrete Math MGA4U
Advanced Functions and Introductory
Calculus MCB4U
Foundations of Math 12 Math for College Technology MCT4C Math for College Technology MCT4C
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 12 Foundations for College Math MAP4C College and Apprenticeship Math MAP4C
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 12"

Grade 11 requirements

English Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Ontario
English 11 English ENG3U
English ENG3C

Science Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Ontario
Biology 11
Biology SBI3U
Biology SBI3C

Chemistry 11 Chemistry SCH3U
Chemistry SCH4C
Physics 11 Physics SPH3U
Physics SPH3C

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Ontario
  Current Stream Previous Stream
Pre-Calculus 11 Functions MCR3U Functions and Relations MCR3U
Foundations of Math 11 Functions and Applications MCF3M Functions MCF3M
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 Foundations for College Math MBF3C n/a
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 11" or "Any Math 11"
Any Math 11 Math for Work and Everyday Life MEL3E Math of Personal Finance MBF3C
Math for Everyday Life MEL3E

Grade 10 requirements

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Ontario
Foundations and Pre‐Calculus Math 10 Principles of Math MPM2D
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 Foundations of Math MFM2P
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 10" or "Any Math 10"
Any Math 10 n/a

Quebec

Grade 12 requirements

English Requirement Acceptable CEGEP Course from Quebec
English 12 English 603 series (two courses)
Communications 12 n/a

Science Requirement Acceptable CEGEP Course from Quebec
Biology 12

Biology 101 series ‐ Topic must be Human Biology.
Submit detailed course outline to Program Advising for review by the biology department

  • General Biology I is not acceptable
  • General Biology II is not acceptable
Chemistry 12

Chemistry 202 series (two courses):

  • General Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Solutions
Physics 12

Physics 203 series (two courses):

  • Mechanics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics
Math Requirement Acceptable CEGEP Course from Quebec
Pre-Calculus 12 Math 201 series (one course):
  • Calculus I
Foundations of Math 12 n/a
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 12 n/a
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 12"

Grade 11 requirements

English Requirement Acceptable High-school Course from Quebec
  Current Stream Previous Stream
English 11 English Language Arts 536
English Language Arts 506

English Language Arts 516
Science Requirement Acceptable High-school Course from Quebec
  Current Stream Previous Stream
Biology 11 Biology 544
General Biology 534
Chemistry 11 Chemistry 504
Chemistry 534
Physics 11 Physics 504

Physics 534
Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Quebec
  Current Stream Previous Stream
Pre-Calculus 11 Math 506 ‐ Science
Math 506 ‐ Technical and Scientific
Math 536
Foundations of Math 11 Math 504 ‐ Cultural, Social and Technical Math 526
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 n/a Math 514
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 11" or "Any Math 11"
Any Math 11 n/a n/a

Grade 10 requirements

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Quebec
  Current Stream Previous Stream
Foundations and Pre‐Calculus Math 10 Math 406 ‐ Science
Math 406 ‐ Technical and Scientific
Math 404 ‐ Cultural, Social and Technical
Math 436
Math 426
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 n/a Math 416
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 10" or "Any Math 10"
Any Math 10 n/a n/a

Grade equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT
(50% Pass Scale)
Acceptable Percentage from Quebec
(60% Pass Scale)
86% 89%
73% 79%
67% 74%
60% 68%
50% 60%

Newfoundland and Labrador

Grade 12 requirements

English Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Newfoundland and Labrador
English 12 English 3201
Communications 12 English 3202

Science Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Newfoundland and Labrador
Biology 12 Biology 2201
and
Biology 3201
Chemistry 12 Chemistry 3202
Physics 12 Physics 3204

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Newfoundland and Labrador
  Current Stream Previous Stream
Pre-Calculus 12 Math 3200 Math 3207
Math 3103
Math 3205
Foundations of Math 12 Math 3201 Math 3204
Math 3206
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 12 Math 3202 n/a
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 12"

Grade 11 requirements

English Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Newfoundland and Labrador
English 11 English 2201

Science Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Newfoundland and Labrador
Biology 11
Biology 2201

Chemistry 11 Chemistry 2202
Physics 11 Physics 2204

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Newfoundland and Labrador
  Current Stream Previous Stream
Pre-Calculus 11 Math 2200 Math 2205
Foundations of Math 11 Math 2201 Math 2204
Math 2206
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 Math 2202 n/a
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 11" or "Any Math 11"
Any Math 11 n/a n/a

Grade 10 requirements

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from Newfoundland and Labrador
  Current Stream Previous Stream
Foundations and Pre‐Calculus Math 10 Math 1201 Math 1204
Math 1206
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 Math 1202
n/a
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 10" or "Any Math 10"
Any Math 10 n/a n/a

New Brunswick

Grade 12 requirements

English Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from
New Brunswick
English 12 English 121
English 122
Communications 12 English 123

Science Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from
New Brunswick
Biology 12 Biology 111 or Biology 112
and
Biology 121 or Biology 122
Chemistry 12 Chemistry 121
Chemistry 122
Physics 12 Physics 121
Physics 122

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from
New Brunswick
  Current Stream Previous Stream
Pre-Calculus 12 Pre‐Calculus A 12
and
Pre‐Calculus B 12
Advanced Math with Intro Calculus 120
Trigonometry and 3‐Space 121
Trigonometry and 3‐Space 122
Foundations of Math 12 Foundations of Math 12 n/a
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 12 Financial and Workplace Math 12 n/a
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 12"

Grade 11 requirements

English Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from
New Brunswick
English 11 English 111
English 112

Science Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from
New Brunswick
Biology 11
Biology 111
Biology 112

Chemistry 11 Chemistry 111
Chemistry 112
Physics 11 Physics 111
Physics 112

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from
New Brunswick
  Current Stream Previous Stream
Pre-Calculus 11 Pre‐Calculus 11 Geometry and Applications in Math 111 or 112
and
Functions and Relations 111 or 112
Foundations of Math 11 Foundations of Math 11 n/a
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 Financial and Workplace Math 11 Applications in Math 113
and
Patterns and Relations 113
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 11" or "Any Math 11"
Any Math 11 n/a Any one Grade 11 math course

Grade 10 requirements

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from
New Brunswick
Foundations and Pre‐Calculus Math 10 Geometry, Measurement and Finance 10
and
Number, Relations and Functions 10
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 n/a
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 10" or "Any Math 10"
Any Math 10 n/a

Grade equivalencies

Percentage Required by BCIT
(50% Pass Scale)
Acceptable Percentage from New Brunswick
(60% Pass Scale)
86% 89%
73% 79%
67% 74%
60% 68%
50% 60%

Nova Scotia

Grade 12 requirements

English Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from
Nova Scotia
English 12 English 12
Advanced English 12
Communications 12 English Communications 12

Science Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from
Nova Scotia
Biology 12 Biology 11 or Advanced Biology 11
and
Biology 12 or Advanced Biology 12
Chemistry 12 Chemistry 12
Advanced Chemistry 12
Physics 12 Physics 12
Advanced Physics 12

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from
Nova Scotia
  Current Stream Previous Stream
Pre-Calculus 12 Pre‐Calculus 12 Pre‐Calculus 12
Advanced Math 12
Foundations of Math 12 Math 12 Math 12
Math Foundations 12
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 12 Math at Work 12 n/a
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 12"

Grade 11 requirements

English Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from
Nova Scotia
English 11 English 11
Advanced English 11

Science Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from
Nova Scotia
Biology 11
Biology 11
Advanced Biology 11

Chemistry 11 Chemistry 11
Advanced Chemistry 11
Physics 11 Physics 11
Advanced Physics 11

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from
Nova Scotia
  Current Stream Previous Stream
Pre-Calculus 11 Pre‐Calculus 11 Advanced Math 11
Foundations of Math 11 Math 11 Math 11
Math Foundations 11
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 Math at Work 11 n/a
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 11" or "Any Math 11"
Any Math 11 Math Essentials 11 n/a

Grade 10 requirements

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from
Nova Scotia
  Current Stream Previous Stream
Foundations and Pre‐Calculus Math 10 Math 10
Math 10
Math 10 Plus
Math Foundations 10
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 Math at Work 10
n/a
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 10" or "Any Math 10"
Any Math 10 Math Essentials 10
n/a

Prince Edward Island

Grade 12 requirements

English Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from
Prince Edward Island
English 12 English 621A
Advanced English 611
Communications 12 English 631A

Science Requirements Acceptable High-School Course from
Prince Edward Island
Biology 12 Biology 521A
and
Biology 621A
Chemistry 12 Chemistry 621A
Advanced Chemistry 611A
Physics 12 Physics 621A

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from
Prince Edward Island
Pre-Calculus 12 Math 621B ‐ Pre‐Calculus Math 12
Foundations of Math 12 Math 621A ‐ Foundations of Math 12
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 12 Math 631A ‐ Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 12
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 12"

Grade 11 requirements

English Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from
Prince Edward Island
English 11 English 521A

Science Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from
Prince Edward Island
Biology 11
Biology 521A

Chemistry 11 Chemistry 521A
Advanced Chemistry 511A
Physics 11 Physics 521A

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from
Prince Edward Island
Pre-Calculus 11 Math 521B ‐ Pre‐Calculus Math 11
Foundations of Math 11 Math 521A ‐ Foundations of Math 11
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 Math 531A ‐ Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 11
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 11" or "Any Math 11"
Any Math 11 Math 521E ‐ Math (Pre‐Calculus stream elective)
Math 551A ‐ Practical Math 11
Math 801A ‐ Applied (Trades) Math 11

Grade 10 requirements

Math Requirement Acceptable High-School Course from
Prince Edward Island
Foundations and Pre‐Calculus Math 10 Math 421A ‐ Foundations of Math & Pre‐Calculus 10

Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 Math 431A ‐ Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10
Note: All math courses listed above are acceptable if the math requirement for your program is "Math 10" or "Any Math 10"
Any Math 10 Math 451A ‐ Practical Math 10