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Clinical Genetics Technology (Advanced Diploma Program) Advanced Diploma


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  • Location
  • Length
  • 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

    $1,160
    (general estimated cost, subject to change)

  • Credentials
    Advanced Diploma

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications accepted November 1st* to April 3rd.*

*or next business day

Note: This program does not accept applications from international students. View programs that do

Note: The September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications. Applications for the September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017.

Entrance requirements

Competitive Entry: Three-step process

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Academic grades above the minimum
  • Requirements completed within the last five years
  • Related experience*
  • Additional post-secondary academic courses*

*Applicants with preferred entrance requirements are to submit transcripts and supporting documentation with their online application.

Step 1: Meet the following entrance requirements

Read more about how to meet BCITâ??s entrance requirements

Applicants currently enrolled in the last term of their degree/diploma must be on track to complete by May. To apply, submit both of the following documents from your post-secondary institution:

  • Transcript of completed courses
  • Confirmation of enrolment letter verifying your current course enrolment and registration in the final term of your degree/diploma

Applicants who have completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand will require a comprehensive evaluation of their credentials by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES). Credential evaluation reports from other Canadian services may be considered. These reports must include course-by-course evaluations and GPA calculations.

*BSc: BCIT gives preference to applicants who have, as part of their BSc, courses in genetics (preferably human genetics or cytogenetics), molecular biology, or molecular genetics and biochemistry. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed their degree within the last five years and/or have significant relevant work experience.

Note: Due to the limited number of seats and the large number of applicants, the program accepts only the most suitable applicants. The process is competitive. First priority will be given to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants that are BC residents (minimum residency 12 months). If space in the program still remains after all applications from qualified BC residents have been considered, second priority will be given to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants from outside BC. Second priority candidates, please contact Program Head Irene Dorocicz for additional information if you are interested in applying to this program.

Step 2: Requirements for selected applicants

  • Multiple Mini Interview Process (MMI)
    All complete applications will be reviewed by the program and shortlisted applicants will be required to complete the Multiple Mini Interview Process (MMI) in person, taking place at the BCIT Burnaby campus. During this process, applicants will be assessed for their suitability for this profession. Selection into the program will be based on the results of the MMI assessment.
    Note: The MMI will be held at the end of April.

Step 3: Conditionally selected applicants

If you have been conditionally accepted to BCIT you will be notified and the following information will be required in order to be accepted into the program:

Once these and any other outstanding conditions have been met, you will receive notification of your full acceptance.

Apply to program

Note: The September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications. Applications for the September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017.

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

September each year.

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.