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Forensic Investigation- Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option: Advanced Certificate (part-time)


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Applications are submitted externally through the BCIT website.

Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Location
    Burnaby, Vancouver
  • Campuses
    Burnaby

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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    26 credits, part-time studies
  • Tuition Estimate
    Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    Varies
  • Credential Granted
    • Advanced Certificate
    • University Course Transfer

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

Application Deadline Advice

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Application Fee: $90 Domestic / $154 Intl

1) Program Admission Requirements

Entrance requirements

Most courses may be taken for professional development purposes on an individual course basis without formally applying to the program. To request approval to take a course for professional development, email the Program Assistant identifying which course you'd like to take and attach your current resume along with a brief explanation of how it pertains to your occupation or area of studies.

This program has a two-step admission process. Applicants must meet all entrance requirements to be accepted.

Step 1: Pre-entry assessment

Contact the Program Coordinator for a pre-entry assessment.

You must upload an approved pre-entry assessment from the program area to your online application.

Step 2: Meet the following entrance requirements

    • English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:

      What if I don’t meet these English requirements?

    • Completion of one of the following options:
        • Option 1: A two-year diploma (minimum 60.0 credits), an associate's degree, or a bachelor's degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a computing or IT field, such as Computer Information Technology (CIT), Computer Information Systems Administration (CISA)*, or Industrial Network Cybersecurity (INCS)*.

          *To satisfy the breadth requirement for BCIT’s BTech degree, CISA students are required to take two additional courses. INCS students are required to take BUSA 7250.

        • Option 2: A minimum of 60.0 credits of courses fulfilling the requirements of the first two years of study towards the completion of a defined undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a computing or IT field.

        • Option 3: A minimum of 60.0 credits, including 18.0 second year or higher level credits, of courses from one or more recognized post-secondary institutions in a computing or IT field.

        • Option 4: Certification as a police constable and working within a Technological Crime Unit and completion of 30.0 credits from a recognized post-secondary institution in an appropriate computing or IT field.

        • Option 5: Meeting of alternate entry/exception policy. Contact the Program Coordinator for details.
    • Criminal Record Check (CRC)
      • Contact your local police department to obtain the appropriate forms - Letter for police department [PDF]
      • Must be issued within one year of your application date
      • The outcome of the CRC may influence your acceptability for this program
    • Completed and signed applicant waiver form from the program area
  • Resume

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.

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements


Recommended for success

  • Attend an information session prior to applying for this program. For more information and to register for an information session visit the Forensics website.

International applicants

Part-time Studies (course-by-course) programs are only available to international students who have a valid status in Canada. If you are currently outside of Canada, please apply to a full-time program or ISEP.

Apply to program

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

Ongoing Part-time Studies intakes: January, April and September.

Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)

Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) allows students to use knowledge and skills learned outside recognized programs to gain exemption for particular courses in the program. Contact the Program Coordinator for details.

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.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

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.

Related Occupations information is not available for this program.