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Post-Secondary Research Project

Pick an area of study you would like to pursue in the future. This can be anything from a 4 year university degree to a 6 month diploma program at a trades school. In this assignment, choose two post-secondary institutions (i.e. universities or colleges) that offer programs specific to your career choice. These programs can be geared towards your career choice from your career cruising research or another career. Using the Education Planner website ( www.educationplanner.ca) research the details of each program and come to a conclusion on which institutions would be most appropriate for you. Steps to include in this assignment: 1. Information on each of the two programs For each program include information on: a) Campus Location b) Entrance Requirements (Pre-Requisites, grades and courses) c) Tuition Fees d) Admission Deadlines e) Summary of the program (i.e. what will you study) f) Level of degree and length of program g) Housing h) Any other relevant information 2. Positives and Negatives of the two institutions In a chart format consider the positives and negatives associated with each institution program You must provide at least 5 criteria areas. (from part 1) Example Criteria Positives Negatives 1. Campus Location - very close to home - 1 hour bus route 3. Make a Decision Where will you go to post-secondary if these were the two choices open to you? In a paragraph comment on the factors that influenced your decision in choosing the institution. If youre still unsure about which institution you may apply for, explain what you would still need to know before making a decision. For example, do you still need some more information regarding student loans or scholarships? 4. Evaluate In a paragraph explain the factors that may influence you changing your decision at a later date

Information on each of the two programs Criteria Institution #1 SFU Campus Location 8888 University Drive Burnaby, B.C. Canada. V5A 1S6 250 - 13450 102nd Avenue Surrey, B.C. Canada. V3T 0A3 Harbour Centre 515 West Hastings Street Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6B 5K3 English language requirements English 11 (or Franais premire langue 11) Language 11 (includes beginner's language 11, American sign language 11 or 12, and language 12 courses) Science 11 (includes Applications of Physics 12, Biology 11, Chemistry 11, Earth Science 11, Forests 11, IB Environmental Systems 11, Principles of Physics 11) Foundations of Math 11 with a minimum grade of 60% (or Pre-Calculus 11/Foundations of Math 12/PreCalculus 12/Calculus 12 with a minimum grade of 60%) English 12 with a minimum final blended grade of 60% (or English 12 First Peoples, or Franais premire langue 12 with a minimum final blended grade of 60%) Graduate from high school Institution #2 Douglas College New Westminster Campus 700 Royal Avenue New Westminster, BC V3M 5Z5 Coquitlam Campus 1250 Pinetree Way Coquitlam, BC V3B 7X3 BC secondary school graduation (or the equivalent in another school system) One course short of BC secondary school graduation 19 years old by the end of the first month of the first semester of attendance 17 years old on the first day of the first semester of attendance and has not been in school for at least one year Completion of a certificate or equivalent from a special needs program and has been in school for 12 years.

Entrance Requirements

Tuition Fees

$5,084.70 per year

$2,752.20

Admission Deadlines

Summary of Program

April 30 Admission to Fall term (September through December) September 15 Admission to Spring term (January through April) January 31 Admission to Summer term (May through August) focus upon a specific area such as law, policing or corrections Bachelor degree and criminology takes 4 years.

Fall Term (September December) May 31 Winter Term (January - April) October 15 Summer Term (May - August) February 15

Level of degree and length of program

It will help you gain the skills needed for a satisfying career in the fields of criminal justice, policing, law, psychology. The Diploma in Legal Studies is a two-year, 60-credit Diploma, and the only one of its kind in British Columbia.

Housing

The Towers Shell House McTaggart-Cowan Hall The Townhouses Hamilton Hall Louis Riel House

Does not offer student residences or dormitories at either campus location. It does offer a housing registry service for students. The Centre for International Education also offers a Homestay Program, which allows international students to stay with Canadian families while they study at Douglas College. Volunteering at the police station.

Extra Info

Volunteering at the police station.

Positives and Negatives of Institutions Name of Institution: SFU


Criteria Campus Location Entrance Requirements Tuition Fees Admission Deadlines Positives The locations are in Vancouver. Only need 60% of math 11 Cheaper than other Universities. Lots of time to register. Negatives In Burnaby, when it snows the University closes. Overall might me hard to get 80% Its really expensive. You have to wait till the next semester if you miss the deadline. Going to have lots of hard tests. You get lot of work when you got 5 courses. Its expensive. If its pouring outside, you still have to volunteer.

Summary of Program Level of degree and length of program Housing Extra Info (volunteering)

Get to learn lots of stuff about criminology. Only takes 2 years. Offers 6 houses. You get to know the cops.

Name of Institution: Douglas College Criteria Campus Location Entrance Requirements Tuition Fees Admission Deadlines Positives The locations are in Vancouver. Has not been in school for at least one year Cheaper than other Universities. Lots of time to register. Negatives Takes about 2 hours to get to Coquitlam Campus Might be hard to get 60 credits. Its really expensive. You have to wait till the next semester if you miss the deadline. Going to have lots of hard tests. You get lot of work when you take 5 courses. Its expensive If its pouring outside, you still have to volunteer.

Summary of Program Level of degree and length of program Housing Extra Info (volunteering)

Get to learn lots of stuff about criminology. Takes 2 years. Offers Homestay Program You get to know the cops.

3. Make a decision If these two were my choices, I would want to go to SFU because its closer to my house and I heard its a very good school for Criminology. To enter the University, you got to at least have 60% for English 11, Language 11, Math 11 and Science 11 which is easier! And its pretty expensive but its worth it. If Im still unsure about which University to go to, I would do more research on SFU and Douglas College. And ask my family about it. 4. Evaluate I might change my decision later on because, its really expensive. And Douglas College is cheaper than SFU. For Douglas College, you have to be 17 years old on the first day of the first semester of attendance, which means after u graduate from High School you can go apply for your admission right away. And you need to graduate from High School, but in SFU you got to have pass 4, grade 11 classes by at least 60% to get in.