A course designed for those students who require first year biology in their program of study or who wish to go on to further study in biology. The course includes cell biology, biochemistry, and an examination of the processes of life in the plant and animal body. A strong emphasis is placed on the development of critical thinking skills through problem solving, research design, and laboratory analysis. This course is generally considered a course for science majors.  Arts majors needing a science lab course should consider enrolling in Biology 101 in the winter semester.

CHEM 110 and CHEM 122 are introductory general chemistry courses leading into science or engineering programs. After a short review of fundamental chemistry, classical and quantum mechanical concepts are used to discuss atomic and molecular structure. The course ends with an investigation of intermolecular forces in liquids and solids.  The lab work stresses scientific observations and measurements using chemical syntheses and quantitative analyses.

An introductory C programming course with emphasis on basic programming constructs, algorithms, program design, and good programming practices. This course will introduce a low-level/high-level language to illustrate programming basics. Students will develop and test small programs which loop, make decisions, access arrays, define classes, instantiate objects, and invoke methods.

This course is a continuation of CPSC 100 with emphasis on more advanced programming techniques and design, development and test of large applications. Students will write programs which make use of library functions to display graphical user interfaces, manage collections of data, access files and databases, and interact with other programs.

MATH 54: Advanced Level – Business/Technical is for students to upgrade their mathematics skills. Students will begin with an initial review of equations, inequalities and graphing and will move on to develop skills in selected topics covering both consumer and technical math.

This is a math course with an applied focus designed for those planning to enter the workforce or take vocational or technical training in the future.

This course qualifies for the BC Adult Graduation Diploma.


Business Mathematics is intended for first year students enrolled in the Business Administration program. It stresses the mathematics required in financial processes. The course starts with a review of basic arithmetic and algebra. With these skills the student will solve several practical business problems. Topics include (but are not limited to) ratio and proportion, merchandising, break-even analysis, simple interest and promissory notes, compound interest and effective rates, simple and general annuities, annuities due and deferred annuities, amortization of loans and payment schedules, sinking funds and investment decision analysis.

This is an applied math course, focusing on the technical math skils required in Renewable Resources work. Topics include: computations, 2-D and 3-D trigonometry, conversion factors, derived and empirical formulas, exponentials and logarithms, and map scales