Applied Science Certificate

Also available as:
  • Part Time
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 1 year
CAMPUS: Prince George
FEES: Estimated at $5,071
START DATE: Spring 2020 - Fall 2020
  • In Class
  • Some courses are available online
  • Some courses are available through DDI
  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees


As an engineer, you’ll be a creative problem-solver, applying your skills to make significant contributions.

The first year of your engineering education provides a broad foundation in math and science, and provides exposure to various engineering specializations you might choose to pursue. 

The Engineering (Applied Science) Certificate recognizes successful completion of the first year of Engineering and is transferable to several BC and Alberta university programs.


Engineering graduates work in a wide range of industries and organizations, from small engineering firms to global technology companies and manufacturers.

Engineering careers include:

  • Engineer (Civil, Chemical/Biological, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Geological, Mechanical)
  • Engineering manager
  • Engineering technologist/technician
  • Engineering inspection (transportation safety, etc)

Talented engineering graduates and their skills are also sought after in other fields such as management and finance.


CNC's Engineering (Applied Science) Certificate graduates are eligible for second-year admission into several universities in BC and Alberta.

Note that admission to these institutions may require course substitutions and other specific entry requirements. Admission may also depend on program availability and GPA cutoffs that are subject to change from one year to the next.  

  • UBC (requires completion of the Engineering Certificate within one year)
  • UNBC Joint Environmental Engineering program
  • University of Calgary
  • Other institutions: individual courses transfer to SFU, UNBC, TRU, and other institutions in BC and Alberta.

Note: Please contact the institution you wish to attend to verify transferability.

Applied Science Certificate Courses

The Applied Science Certificate recognizes successful completion of the first year of Engineering. As an engineer, you'll be a creative problem-solver, applying your skills to make significant contributions. Careers include chemical engineer, mechanical engineer, civic/structural engineer, environmental engineer, and computer engineer.

Required Courses

MATH-102 Integral Calculus 3 15 weeks
MATH-101 Differential Calculus 3 15 weeks
APSC-120 Engineering Drawing I 3 15 weeks
APSC-100 Introduction to Engineering 1 15 weeks
CHEM-111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 3 15 weeks
CHEM-112 Fundamentals of Chemistry II 3 15 weeks
CSC-109 Computing Science I 3 15 weeks
ENGL-103 Composition & Style 3 15 weeks
MATH-204 Linear Algebra 3 15 weeks
PHYS-101 Introductory Physics I 3 15 weeks
PHYS-102 Introductory Physics II 3 15 weeks
PHYS-204 Mechanics I - Statics 3 15 weeks


3 Credits University Transfer

Locations & Dates

CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.

Spring 2020 Prince George In Class One year
Fall 2020 Prince George In Class One year

Entry Requirements

  1. Successful completion of one of the following:
    • Grade 12 (with English 12 or English 12: First Peoples) or
    • ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate or
    • GED Certificate or
    • Grade 11, with an outstanding academic record, in the year of application.

Note 1: It is recommended that high school students consult their counsellors to ensure they select the most appropriate high school courses for their chosen career paths.

Note 2: The GED certificate meets the general admission requirements but does not meet specific program or course prerequisites.

Note 3: You will need to comply with the prerequisites of the specific courses you select.

Additional program-specific admission requirements

  1. Chemistry 12 or CHEM 050
  2. Principles of Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12 or Math 050 or MATH 100 or equivalent
  3. Physics 12 or PHYS 050

Note 4: Students applying for admission to MATH 101, CSC 109, PHYS 101, or CHEM 111 who obtained a “C+” grade or less in Principles of Math 12 (interim grade) or Math 050 will be registered in MATH 100.

Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.

Invest in your future

The estimated cost for this program is $5,071 

  • Semester 1: $2,758
  • Semester 2: $2,313

These costs are an estimate and do not include books. Costs may change without notice. Student fees vary by campus.

Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.

Paying for college

We're here to help. You can apply for scholarships and bursaries through CNC. We can also help you find loans and other funding. Visit Financial aid to find out how.

Salaries and employment

Looking for a job? Check the student employment opportunities.

International Fees

The estimated cost for this program is $15,900.

This cost is an estimate and subject to change. This does not include registration fees, text books, medical insurance or living expenses.