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Computer Information Technology: Diploma


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Applications are submitted externally through the BCIT website.

Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter

Study Options
  • Co-Op
  • Program Start Date
    September and January
  • Campuses
    Vancouver

    Resources

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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    Two years, full-time; plus extra 1-2 terms for Co-op
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    Total approx. $16,000 Domestic; $41,000 International. See Full-Time Studies tuition fees website for more information
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    Books are expected to cost $500 to $800 per term. Students must supply their own laptop.
  • Credential Granted
    Diploma
  • Learning Method Options
    • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online)
    • Off-site

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

This program has multiple application deadlines and may fill after each deadline date.

Start dateApplications openDeadline
September October 1* March 1* (early)
    April 30* (final)

January May 1* September 1* (early)
    October 30* (final)

*or next business day

We recommend that you apply early. All supporting documents must be submitted by the application deadline.

Indigenous applicants: Read about Indigenous student support available for the Computer Information Technology program.

Application Fee: $90 Domestic / $154 Intl

1) Program Admission Requirements

Entrance requirements

Competitive Entry: Two-step process

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Academic grades above the minimum

Step 1: Meet the following entrance requirements

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

Step 2: Department assessment

Admission is competitive and will be offered to the most qualified applicants. The competitive calculation formula takes the average of the applicant’s secondary or post-secondary English and math scores.

A waitlist of eligible applicants, ranked in competitive order, will be kept in the event that a seat becomes available prior to the end of the first week of term. The waitlist is cleared once the program intake is full and closed; unsuccessful applicants must re-apply to be considered for the next intake. Unsuccessful students may wish to upgrade their math and English before re-applying.

Recommended for success

BCIT is committed to providing assistance to all its full- and part-time students with permanent or temporary, visible or non-visible disabilities. Current and future students who maybe need support to overcome the limits and barriers that you may encounter during your studies are encouraged to contact BCIT’s Accessibility Services to attend an information session or to arrange an interview with one of the institute's Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists.


Transfer Credit

Equivalent courses from BCIT and other institutions may be transferable to the Computer Information Technology program based on the recommendations of the instructor and the program head.

To be considered for course credit, students must:

  • Be accepted into the diploma program.
  • Have earned a minimum of 60% final grade in the equivalent course or courses.
  • Have completed the courses within an acceptable recency of five years.
  • Be able to demonstrate coverage of course learning outcomes in the equivalent course or courses.

BCIT policy allows only a maximum of 50 percent of a credential’s credits to be awarded through previously earned credits. If you have taken an equivalent course and meet the above requirements, apply for transfer credit by submitting a Course Credit Exemption form [PDF].

Learn more about transfer credit at BCIT


 

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:

OR

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 .

Out-of-Province

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.