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Computer Information Technology Diploma of Technology


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Study Options
  • Co-Op
  • Location

    Downtown Campus
    555 Seymour Street
    Vancouver, BC

  • Length

    Two years, full-time

    Students participating in co-op will need one or two extra terms for graduation.

    In order to be eligible for graduation, students who are not completing the co-op must complete the diploma program requirements within three years of entering the program. Those who graduate with a co-op designation have 5 years to complete the program.

  • Tuition Levels (approx)

    Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates

    Books are expected to cost $500 to $800 per term.
    (General estimated cost, subject to change)

    Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

    Students are required to bring their own Windows-compatible laptop. Please refer to the Laptop Specifications [PDF] for requirements.

    Laptop costs vary depending on the configuration chosen, but will likely range from approximately $1000 to $2000.

  • Credentials
    Diploma

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Application Deadline Advice

This program is open to applications:

  • November 1st* to March 6th* for the Fall (September) intake.
  • March 15th* to September 29th* for the Winter (January) intake.

*or next business day

Note: The January 2018 intake is currently accepting applications. Applications for the September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017.

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 BCITâ??s entrance requirements

Step 2: Department assessment

All applications will be reviewed by the program area at the application deadline. Admission is competitive and will be offered to the most qualified applicants. Applicants on the waitlist may consider entering an equivalent part-time studies option. Please contact the Computing department for more details.

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Note: The January 2018 intake is currently accepting applications. Applications for the September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017.

BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission.
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.
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You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

Septermber and January each year.

Technology entry

The Technology Entry (TE) program is a full-time, day school program which provides academic upgrading to students wishing to enrol in Computing, Engineering, Electronic, and Health Sciences programs at BCIT.

The TE program provides courses in chemistry, communication, mathematics, and physics that meet program prerequisites for selected programs at BCIT. The TE program also includes an introductory course in computer applications and a learning skills course. The program is supportive to those who require English-language training.

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The English-Language Proficiency required for study at BCIT is detailed here.

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 more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

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.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you can 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.

There is helpful information for Mature students in the Frequently Asked Questions section of BCIT's Admission & Registration webpage.

International Student

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

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.

 

How to Apply

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

Education Building Options for this program are not available.