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Applied Data Analytics: Certificate (Part-Time)

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Applications are submitted externally through the BCIT website.

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  • Length
    45 credits. 2-5 years, part-time studies
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $500-$800 per course. See Part-Time Studies fees website for more information
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    Approx $500 per course
  • Credential Granted
  • Learning Method Options

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out BCIT's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Part-time Studies applications accepted throughout the year for intakes in January, April and September.

Limited availability for International students. Please email Computing Part-time Studies for details:

Application Fee: $90 Domestic / $154 Intl

1) Program Admission Requirements

Note: This program (ADAC) is not designed for those students just out of high school with no other education or work experience; those students should consider completing a Diploma or Degree in order to be well positioned in the job market. 

Entrance Requirements

  • COMP 1002  or equivalent knowledge of file management on a Windows based PC.
  • Plus COMP 2010 or COMP 1362 or equivalent knowledge of MS Excel Spreadsheet Fundamentals.
  • BC High School Grade 12 English and Grade 12 Math, or equivalent knowledge are recommended for success.
  • Students in this program are required to have solid English comprehension, reading, writing and speaking skills.
  • Specific prerequisites or equivalent knowledge are required for each course. Please complete courses via the tier sequences as indicated.

The Applied Data Analytics Certificate (ADAC) program is aimed at mature students with other post-secondary education looking to acquire an additional set of skills that are needed in the marketplace. Depending on electives, students may be able to complete this BCIT credential with as few as sixteen courses, part-time in the evenings and on weekends.  

Students who have completed or who are in process of completing the Associate Certificate in Applied Database Administration and Design (ADAD) will have advanced standing in ADAC.   It is recommended that ADAC students complete COMP 1630 prior to taking MATH 1060 . 

Those students who have been away from higher math or need a refresher should consider completing the new online MATH 0060 prior to MATH 1060. There may be additional MATH prerequisites depending on your prior education as MATH 1060 assumes an understanding of high school MATH 12 precalculus.


Important notice for International students:

Effective May 30. 2019, BCIT has suspended declaration into the Applied Data Anaytics Certificate (ADAC) program for all international students. This short-term program declaration suspension will provide better course availability for current declared students.

Note: Effective July 19, 2021, BCIT is planning a limited re-opening of the Applied Data Analytics Certificate (ADAC) to International students who have existing Study Permits. We have a number of seats available for International students who have completed COMP courses after we suspended International declarations in 2019.

Please read the “Students on Limited Timelines” section in the left column for more details, and email Computing Part-time Studies:



2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy BCIT's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Review the full English Language Requirements policy here.

There are two ways to meet the English requirement:

1. Complete both of the following:


2. Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening:

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The English Language Proficiency requirement for studies at BCIT is detailed here.

Applicants to BCIT are also required to have completed two years of full-time study in a high school or post-secondary program in English in an English-speaking country.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For details on BC/Yukon High School credit equivalencies click here

Review BCIT Entrance Requirements and Application priority .


You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

Learn about Canadian high school course equivalencies here.  

For more information about admission, please review BCIT Entrance requirements and Application priority 

BC Transfer Student

For details on how to transfer credits from BC post-secondary institutions to BCIT visit this website.


Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on admission with Advanced Placement into BCIT programs, click here .


Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you may still be admitted to BCIT based on your relevant experience. To gain Mature student status, you must also meet BCIT's English-language requirements as well as any prerequisites for your desired program. Please contact BCIT Admissions to discuss your situation further. 

Note: there are several Upgrading options through BCIT.

For other information, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions section of BCIT's Admissions website.

International Student

For details on applying to BCIT as an International Student check here.

Note: some BCIT programs with a post-secondary entrance requirement will necessitate a comprehensive ICES evaluation for applicants who completed their post-secondary studies outside of Canada, the United States or the United Kingdom. Please review your program’s entrance requirements and contact BCIT Admissions if you have further questions. 

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

The Technology Entry Program is for students who want to improve their skills in core areas such as communications, Math, Chemistry or Physics to meet the prerequisites of their intended BCIT Technology Program.

Learn about other BCIT Upgrading options here.



How to Apply

For information on applying to BCIT's programs check here.

BCIT’s application website provide a step-by-step process to help you identify the program that is right for you, find the entrance requirements to your program of choice, prepare your application, submit your application in a timely manner, and track your application status online.