School of Computing and Academic Studies (SoCAS) offers a wide range of credentials including certificates, diplomas and bachelor degrees.
We deliver hundreds of individual courses to technology programs across all of BCIT.
SoCAS offers over 40 different credential programs both full-time and part-time to thousands of students every term.
Our courses and programs are designed with industry input to meet BCIT program requirements and employer demands.
This school houses three separate, but inter-disciplinary departments:
- BCIT Computing provides 30 different applied programs and options including certificates, diplomas and degrees. We have multiple delivery options including: full time, part time (PTS) and fast-track (HTP) offering hundreds of individual courses to thousands of students. This is the largest Computing and IT program in western Canada with over 8,000 course registrations every year.
- BCIT Forensic Science & Technology offers advanced certificates and a degree, as well as courses in: forensic science, computer and economic crimes, intelligence analysis, forensic health science, investigative accounting, security management and forensic video analysis.
- The Academic Studies department provides students with the academic upgrading to enter many BCIT technology programs. English Communication skills needed for career success as well as specific courses in Chemistry, Math, and Physics. Liberal Studies courses enhance critical thinking, analytical and technical writing abilities. The Technology Entry (TE) program is designed to provide solid academic preparation or the prerequisites needed to enter a variety of BCIT technology programs.