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Math Advising

High School Grade Prerequisites

If your last mathematics course was taken at a BC high school, then use the chart below for placement advice. Otherwise, you must have your last mathematics course evaluated to determine its equivalent for BC. All course equivalencies must be approved by the Registrar's Office prior to registration.

Direct Entry Prerequisites:

If your last Math course was:

With a grade of:

You may DIRECTLY register in:

Precalculus 12

B or better

MATH 1101, 1105, 1110, 1120, 1125, 1130, 1160, 1191 or 1234

C or C+

MATH 1101, 1130, 1160, 1191 or 1234

C-

MATH 1234

Foundations of Math 12

C or better

MATH 1130, 1160, 1191 or 1234

C -

MATH 1234

Precalculus 11

B or better

MATH 1101, 1160, 1191 or 1234

C or C+

MATH 1101, 1191 or 1234

C-

MATH 1234

Foundations of Math 11

B or better

MATH 1160

C or C+

MATH 1191 or 1234

C-

MATH 1234

All other high school Math courses

 

Contact Mathematics Upgrading

department (MATU)

Please note this table is for direct entry into Mathematics courses. If your high school math grades do not meet the prerequisite levels indicated, and you have not previously taken a Douglas College MATH course, you can write a Douglas College Math Placement Test to determine which courses you are eligible to register in (see Assessment Services).

The Placement Test

Students who do not possess the required high school course (or an approved equivalent) with the minimum grade for entry into a particular course, and have not yet taken a Douglas College MATH course, must take the Douglas College Math 11 Exemption Test or a Douglas College Math Placement Test to determine their eligibility for course registration.

The Mathematics Department offers two types of placement test.  The first is the Precalculus Placement Test. This is a multiple-choice test of basic algebra skills and is used by students who wish to register in one of our precalculus courses:  MATH 1105 or MATH 1110. The second is the Computer-Based Math Placement. This is for students who would like to challenge the prerequisites for courses at the Calculus level or higher. See Assessment Services for more information about the Douglas College Math Placement Tests and Douglas College Math 11 Exemption Test and their scheduled times.

The table below indicates the minimum Precalculus Placement Test level and score required for each 1000–level Douglas College Mathematics course. See Assessment Services for more information about the Computer–Based Math Placement levels and scores.


BC High School Mathematics Courses Prior to Sept. 2011

If your last math course was:

Assessment Test:

You may register in:

Principles of Math 12 with a B or better

None required

MATH 1101, 1105, 1110, 1120, 1125, 1130, 1160, 1191 or 1234

Principles of Math 12 with a C+ or C

Score of 20 or more

MATH 1110

Score of 17 or more

MATH 1105

Score of less than 17 or no test

MATH 1101, 1130, 1160, 1191 or 1234

Applications of Math 12 with a B or better

Score of 20 or more

MATH 1105 or 1110

Score of 12 to 19

MATH 1101

Score of less than 12 
or no test

MATH 1160, 1191, 1234 or contact Math Upgrading Department

Applications of Math 12 with a C or better

Score of 20 or more

MATH 1105 or 1110

Score of 12 to 19

MATH 1101

Score of less than 12 or no test

MATH 1234 or contact Math Upgrading Department

Principles of Math 12 (C-) or Principles of Math 11 (C or better)

Score of 20 or more

MATH 1105 or 1110

Score of less than 20 or no test

MATH 1101, 1191 or 1234

Applications of Math 11 with an A- or better

None required

MATH 1160 or contact Math Upgrading Department

Principles of Math 11 with a C- or better

Not eligible to write

MATH 1234 or contact Math Upgrading Department

All other high school mathematics courses

 

Contact Math Upgrading Department


BC High School Math Courses as of Sept. 2011

If your last math course was:

Assessment Test:

You may register in:

Precalculus 12 with a B or better

None required

MATH 1101, 1105, 1110, 1120, 1130, 1160, 1191, 1234

Precalculus 12 with a C+ or C

Score of 20 or more

MATH 1110

Score 17-19

MATH 1105

Score of less than 17 or no test

MATH 1101, 1130, 1160, 1191

Precalculus 12 with a C-

Score of 15 or more

MATH 1101

Score of less than 15 or no test

MATH 1234

Foundations of Math 12 with a C or better

Score of 20 or more

MATH 1110

Score of 17-19

MATH 1105

Score of 15-16

MATH 1101

Score of less than 15 or no test

MATH 1130, 1160, 1191

Foundations of Math 12 with C-

Not eligible to write

MATH 1234 or contact Math Upgrading Department

Precalculus 11 with a B or better

None required

MATH 1160

Score of 20 or more

MATH 1105, 1110

Score of less than 20 or no test

MATH 1101, 1191, 1234

Precalculus 11 with a C+ or C

Score of 20 or more

MATH 1105, 1110

Score of less than 20 or no test

MATH 1101, 1191, 1234

Precalculus 11 with a C-

Not eligible to write

MATH 1234 or contact Math Upgrading Department

Foundations of Math 11 with a B or better

None required

MATH 1160 or contact Math Upgrading Department

Score of 20 or more

MATH 1105, 1110

Score of 15-19

MATH 1101

Score of less than 15 or no test

MATH 1191, 1234 or contact Math Upgrading Department

Foundations of Math 11 with a C+ or C

Score of 20 or more

MATH 1105, 1110

Score of 15-19

MATH 1101

Score of less than 15 or no test

MATH 1191, 1234 or contact Math Upgrading Department

Foundations of Math 11 with C-

Not eligible to write

MATH 1234 or contact Math Upgrading Department

All other high school math courses

 

Contact Math Upgrading department

Course Equivalencies

The Registrar's Office must approve course equivalencies. Call 604 527 5478 for more information.


Sequencing of Courses

The normal sequencing of Mathematics courses at Douglas College is as follows:

Science Students: 
MATH 1101-MATH 1105-MATH 1110-MATH 1120-MATH 1220-MATH 2321-MATH 2421
                                                                                         MATH 2232
                                                                                         MATH 2260  

Business Students: 

MATH 1101 - MATH 1105 - MATH 1125

Computing Science Students: 
MATH 1101 - MATH 1105 - MATH 1110 - MATH 1120 - MATH 1220 - MATH 2232
                                                                         MATH 1130 - MATH 2230   

Students Requiring a Statistics Course: 
MATH 1101 - MATH 1105 - MATH 1160

PLEASE NOTE:                                                                                                                                                                                  
Students must achieve a minimum grade of a C- for any prerequisite course to continue on in the sequence and a grade of B- in MATH 1101 is required for students wishing to go directly into MATH 1110.