There are many different ways to upgrade to meet the entrance requirements for BCIT’s full-time Technology diploma or Trades and Technical Studies programs. Note: All learning options at BCIT have minimum English requirements.
The Technology Entry (TE) program is 15 weeks full-time. This program is designed to meet the entrance requirements for selected technology diploma programs.
Equivalent high school courses are available in day school, night school or distance and online learning formats. Contact your local school board for current schedules.
Equivalent high school courses are available through your local colleges. Confirm with a program advisor that the course you have identified is equivalent to the BCIT requirement.
The Trades Learning Centre offers a variety of options to prepare for the mathematics encountered in the trades pre-entry test, trades training, and apprenticeship programs offered at BCIT and elsewhere. For more information, see the Trades Access courses.
For more information on the above upgrading options, contact a program advisor.
The following assessment tests are available to help determine if your knowledge meets the entrance requirements for BCIT programs:
This computer-based assessment determines if an individual's English language skills meet the entrance requirements of BCIT full-time programs. If English is your second language, you may also be required to write the BCIT Speaking and Listening Test as the English Language Competency Assessment covers only reading and writing. For more details, see BCIT's English requirements.
This test is helpful if your math education did not take place in Canada and it is difficult to obtain documentation, or if your math education was not recent but you have remained competent in math.
This exam is offered to those who have applied to BCIT School of Health Sciences programs requiring Biology 12 and who feel confident that their human biology skills are competent.
You can write this test to satisfy the entrance requirements for many trades and technical studies programs.