SITE Centre

“Reveal the value of your life’s work.”
We believe your life’s work is education. By considering the cumulative knowledge of training and experience, we create a personalized education pathway for you or your organization.

The APPL Method

The BCIT SITE Centre uses the Advanced Placement & Prior Learning (APPL) method to create personalized education pathways.

APPL - Advanced Placement & Prior Learning is an innovative approach to translating experience into BCIT credits. The APPL method relies on traditional course-by-course equivalency of the Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) as well as assessing for direct placement into an upper level of a BCIT business program. This model builds on the assumption that “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts“.

APPL evaluates an individual’s combined:
The SITE Centre has created specialized APPL pathways for:
We invite you to explore the website, and get in touch with us to discuss your pathway or a partnership pathway for your organization. You are closer than you think to earning a post-secondary credential!


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