Core Training Services
The training services on this page are geared towards corporations and organizations. Please visit areas of study or contact a program assistant to find out about opportunities to study at BCIT.
For Corporations & Organizations
Industry Services will customize a training program based on any of our current programs of study. Below is a selection of our more popular customized training solutions. Work with us to build your human resource capacity, prepare for growth or change, comply with policy developments, and eliminate travel expenses often associated with professional development. Contact us today to discuss your training needs.
- Construction Operations & Management
- Public Works & Infrastructure Management
- Green Roofs & Sustainable Energy Management
- Geomatics & GIS
- Mining & Mineral Exploration
- Renewable Resources: Chainsaw, ATV Training, Animal Awareness
- Trades: Carpentry, Electrical, Ironwork, Joinery, Marine Fitter, Metal Fabricator, Piping, Sheet Metal
- Aboriginal Training
Construction Operations & Management
|Introduction to Construction Management
This program is a selection of courses developed with the VRCA and designed for Journeymen entering management positions. Courses include: construction drawings, site processes, basic estimating, technical writing, and management & ethics.
||Construction Documents and Contracts
Provides students with a basic understanding of construction contract documents and an understanding of the principles of a contract relationship. Utilizing CCDC II as a practical in class study guide.
||Construction Safety Officer
A Construction Safety Officer (CSO) is responsible for ensuring required safety protocols are followed on a work site. A CSO will conduct safety orientation for new workers, and give crew-talks to keep personnel informed about safety.
||Basic Project Management Skills
Provides students with the basic concepts of project management. This includes project planning, project controls, cash flow projections and documentation of the project.
|BC Building Code
||BC Building Code
An introduction to the BCBC with a focus on Part 9 (residential) and/or Part 3 (commercial).
Provides an introduction to the relationships between drawings and building construction. Emphasis is on practical application of learned skills in a lab environment. These skills are essential for further studies in site processes, construction procedures and estimating.
Introduction to measurement of construction work, with a brief review of reading construction drawings and specifications. Specific study of methods of measurement techniques applicable to site work (excavation), concrete and masonry quantity take-offs.
Public Works & Infrastructure Management
|Public Works Operations
||Introduction to Public Works Operations
Identifies and explains many of the activities related to the construction, operation and maintenance of municipal roads and utilities.
||Introduction to Asset Management
Asset management is maintaining a desired level of service for what you want your infrastructure assets to provide, at the best appropriate costs. Introduction to Asset Management will help you understand what asset management means and how your community can benefit from an asset management program. This course will cover concepts and best practices in asset management and provide guidance on how to start an asset management program.
Covers the topics of pavement failures and pavement repair techniques, asphalt mixes, crack sealing and the types of equipment used, street lighting systems, pavement marking and street signs, vegetation control, sweeping and shoulder maintenance, maintenance management and pavement management systems, and their integration with job costing are reviewed.
|Municipal Plan Reading
||Municipal Plan Reading
Introduces the student to interpretation of engineering drawings used in public works construction. This will involve correlation between construction layout, specifications and standard drawings.
|Public Works & Infrastructure Management
We offer additional training opportunities in the areas of Pump Maintenance, Storm Drainage, Waste Water Collection and Water Distribution.
Green Roofs & Sustainable Energy Management
||Green Roofs Details, Installation and Maintenance
This course will provide design professionals, contractors, and planners, who already have a basic understanding of green roofs, with the knowledge to determine the appropriate green roof system, design performance criteria, installation and maintenance schedules for their buildings.
Prerequisite: Familiarity with content on greenroof.bcit.ca
Explore opportunities for integrated sustainable energy solutions and applied research. Explore alternative and emerging energy technologies using an integrated systems approach.
Geomatics & GIS
||Fundamentals of Surveying
Introduces fundamental concepts of surveying and will demonstrate various surveying procedures. Topics include an introduction to survey methodology, survey instrumentation, a description of the theory associated with survey computations, methods for determining horizontal positions and elevations.
||Fundamentals of GIS
Provides an overview of Geographic Information Systems Technology, covering fundamental concepts, terminology, and technologies associated with GIS, applications of GIS, data modelling, file and database systems, raster and vector data models, architecture of GIS software, data collection and input, data manipulation and analysis general management issues, and trends in GIS.
Mining & Mineral Exploration
|Entry Level Minerals
||Basic Prospecting and Field Techniques
Mineral and rock identification, plate tectonics, structural geography, geochemistry, geophysics, plus hands-on field skills with topographic maps, compass reading, GPS work, land tenure, and preparing claims.
||Minerals Co-op Certificate Program (Associate Certificate)
Surveying, safety, geology and mineral deposits, geochemistry, geophysics, CAD, Drilling, and intense field skills training.
The Animal Awareness course deals with a variety of wildlife in British Columbia that workers may encounter in the field or around the workplace. Bears, cougars, coyotes, rattlesnakes etc. are some examples of wildlife that are examined in this course.
||Chainsaw Safety and Use
This course introduces learners to the safe use of power saws. Topics include theory, safety, proper maintenance, and operation of chainsaws.
|Forestry Field Skills
This course will provide students with an introduction to British Columbia's forest industry including a historical perspective, forest policy, forestry operations, silviculture, ecology, forest protection, forest inventory, management of renewable resources, and global markets.
||ATV Rider Course
Provides theory and practical training in safe all-terrain vehicle (ATV) operation for industrial and recreational users. Taught using the Canadian Safety Council program, riders learn to safely operate, load, unload and transport ATVs. Successful participants will receive CSC certification. ATVs are provided for this course. Additional courses and locations are available based on demand.
||Carpentry Framing (Associate Certificate)
Carpentry framing prepares a student for the wood-framed housing sector with the skills to build the basic structures of foundations, floors, walls and roof.
Review all sections of the B.C. Electrical Code Regulation 2015, including applicable safety standards, bulletins, directives and amendments as well as the Safety Standards Act, Safety Standards General Regulation & Electrical Safety Regulation.
||Electrical Skills Upgrade
Sharpen and enhance your workforce! We can arrange a customized training for your organization in any of the following areas:
||Electrical IP Refresher
Review the technical material for years 1 to 4 and prepare to write the Interprovincial Red Seal exam. Permission to participate in this refresher course is required from the ITA.
||Industrial Rigging Basic - Level 1
Learn the basic requirements to safely construct a lift while using the appropriate rigging technology. This course is suitable for employees, supervisors and/or company owners.
Training prepares students for entry-level employment in the joinery trade. Basic theory and related information along with hands-on shop practice enable students to become competent in basic interior woodworking tasks.
The course is delivered in an intensive theory/practical delivery model, 50% of the course addresses practical construction of ship components in a shop environment. The program content is designed to provide the student with a detailed understanding of marine terminology, ship construction, lofting processes, hull form, shipyard hazards, associated codes and standards, vessel drawings, fitting techniques. This is an addendum to apprenticeship training for Metal Fabricators, Boilermakers and tradesmen employed in the shipbuilding industry.
Students enrolled in this program should expect the curriculum to be delivered in a variety of mediums. Online reading and exercises requiring computer literacy and internet access and independent study will be important to demonstrating proficiency in the program. The practical projects associated will be graded and marked as a team.
||Metal Fabricator Foundation
This program deals with basic theory and hands-on shop practice enabling students to become competent in basic steel fabrication methods for products such as steel buildings, tanks and equipment.
||Piping Level 1
This program prepares students for entry-level employment in the piping trades: plumbing, steamfitting, gasfitting, and sprinklerfitting.
||Sheet Metal Foundation
Sheet metal workers fabricate, assemble, alter and install a variety of sheet metal products. Typical jobs performed by a sheet metal worker include HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning) ductwork, industrial sheet metal work, and residential sheet metal work. They also work on hospital and kitchen equipment (stainless steel), industrial exhaust systems, industrial sheet metal work, and roofing and flashing (copper, aluminum, stainless steel and galvanized iron).
All Industry Services training programs can be enhanced for on-reserve delivery, or for off-reserve delivery involving full-Aboriginal cohorts. Industry Services promotes a model that involves local training, cultural support, social support, and academic support. The model (typically) involves an Aboriginal partner, a funder, an employer, and BCIT as the training provider. We prefer to travel to cohorts of students, as opposed to removing students from their families to study in the city. We have achieved immense success with this collaborative training model.
Plumbing Level 1
Location: NEC and BCIT, Vancouver and Burnaby
Over 50 students have completed a 16-week piping program over 5 intakes. 80% of graduates are now indentured and employed in the industry as plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, and gasfitters.
Joinery Level 1
Location: BCIT, Burnaby
10 students have completed this 25-week program. Graduates were prepared for employment in the Joinery trade and for additional levels of Joinery apprenticeship training.
Carpentry Level 2
and Level 3
Location: BCIT, Burnaby
11 Students have successfully completed Carpentry Levels 2 and 3 over 12 weeks of training. Graduates have been prepared for employment in the trade and for entry into the final level of apprenticeship training.
Steel Fabricating Foundation
Location: BCIT, Burnaby
9 students have successfully completed this 23-week program. Graduates have been prepared for entry-level employment as steel fabricators and for apprenticeship opportunities in the trade.
|Haida Tribal Council
Timber Cruising Overview
|Partner: Haida Tribal Council
Location: Haida Gwaii, BC
This 3-day course introduced students to basic Provincial cruising procedures and encompassed a combination of field and classroom activities. Students obtained a general understanding about the measurement procedures in the valuation of coastal timber.
Location: Various Communities, BC
Since 2005, BCIT has delivered a series of Public Works Courses to First Nations Learners, including Construction Contract Administration Parts 1 & 2, Contracting for Architectural and Engineering Services, Introduction to Project Leadership, and Managing Successful Infrastructure Projects. Over 200 students have participated in these sessions in various communities throughout BC.
|Partners: Squamish Nation and VanAsep
Location: Squamish Reserve, North Vancouver
12 students have completed 4 courses or 120 hours of study towards a 7-course program in Construction Management.