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Entrance Requirements


All students

COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge of file management on a Windows-based PC and COMP 2010 or equivalent knowledge of MS Office fundamentals.

Students in this program are required to have solid English comprehension, reading, writing, and speaking skills.

BC High School Grade 12 English and Grade 12 Math, or equivalent knowledge are recommended for success. Those students who have been away from higher math or need a refresher should consider completing the new online MATH 0060 prior to MATH 1060.

There may be additional MATH prerequisites depending on your prior education as MATH 1060 assumes an understanding of high school MATH 12 precalculus.

It is recommended that ADAC students complete COMP 1630 prior to taking MATH 1060.

Specific prerequisites or equivalent knowledge are required for each course. Please complete courses via the tier sequences as indicated.

Students who have completed or who are in process of completing the Associate Certificate in Applied Database Administration and Design (ADAD) will have advanced standing in ADAC.

Please contact the department after completing COMP 1630 and MATH 1060 if you require additional course planning advice.

Domestic students attempting 1-2 courses per term:

Complete COMP 1630 Relational Database Design and SQL prior to declaring the Applied Data Analytics Certificate (ADAC).

International students and those on limited timelines:

Prior to submitting a program declaration, international students and those on limited timelines (e.g. with student loans) must first contact the department directly at to receive a signed Course Planning Document, which they will be required to attach to their online declaration.


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