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Skills for life!
The Sciences profile is a program designed for students who wish to specialize in science and mathematics. It prepares students for entry into all science-related pre-university CEGEP programs, as well as many career-technical programs.
Students will acquire content knowledge in chemistry, biology and physics, and develop lab competencies, critical thinking, and analytical skills. Students will be involved in problem solving, experimentation, data processing and contextual analysis. In the future, students in this program will have the opportunity to enter professions in fields such as biomedical research, medicine, nursing, environmental science, engineering, biotechnology, computer science, architecture and veterinary medicine.
"Villa has created a high-level integrated program that will give its students a substantial edge in the intense competition for entry into the health sciences at the university level."
Dr. David M. Fleiszer, Surgeon
McGill University Health Centre
Biology & Introduction to Advanced Lab Work
This course covers basic general biology principles such as ecology and evolution, viruses, bacteria, protists, fungi, immunology, genetic engineering and biotechnology. Students learn how to use a Tirrill burner and are given the opportunity to practice lab skills such as micropipetting, electrophoresis and sterile techniques.
A Ministry-required course for entry into science-based CEGEP programs, also a prerequisite for entry into Secondary 5 Physics and Chemistry. Areas of study include biotechnology, ecological footprint, ecotoxicology, Mendelian genetics, physical science and stoichiometry, environmental contamination, and eutrophication.
Critical Analysis & Ethics in Science
This course develops students’ communication and critical thinking skills, and enhances their scientific literacy and awareness through the study of current topics in science, and examination of the funding, production and publication of scientific research.
A course organized around five main topics: gases, thermochemistry, reaction rates, equilibrium, and acids and bases. Enrichment topics include limiting reagents, electrochemistry and the use of significant figures.
A course consisting of two modules comprising a total of six topics. The Optics module covers the reflection and refraction of light, while the Mechanics module consists of the analysis of static forces, kinematics, dynamics and mechanical energy. Enrichment includes topics in astrophysics and biophysics.
Lab Skills and Personal Project
This course exposes students to the foundations of advanced laboratory work such as titration, distillation and pipetting. Students will complete a science fair project and present their findings. Students are prepared for CEGEP-level lab report writing and scientific analysis.
- Advanced lab skills
- Critical thinking
- Scientific literacy
- Mathematical analysis
- Self-directed learning
- Clear oral and written communication
- Mastery of language of instruction (French-English)
- In-depth research
- Project-based learning
- Time management
- Team dynamics
- Volunteerism and community involvement
PRE-UNIVERSITY CEGEP PROGRAMS
- Pure and Applied Sciences
- Health Sciences
- Environmental Sciences
- Arts and Sciences
CAREER-TECHNICAL CEGEP PROGRAMS
- Radiation Oncology
- Industrial Electronics
- Architectural Technology
- Computer Engineering Technology
- Biomedical Laboratory Technology
- Pharmaceutical Production Technology