Career Exploration

The career exploration courses offered through Part-time studies are ideal for those seeking guidance selecting their career and educational path.

CEPD 0101 - Career testing

Using a series of standardized tests, this eight-hour course helps you to identify your interests, values, and individual styles in order to develop a personal profile for career and lifestyle planning. Conducted by a professional counsellor.

CEPD 0102 - Career Search Workshop

Explore your career options! Complete a series of standardized tests and research occupations, current job market resources, and educational options to make better informed career decisions and plans. This twelve-hour course is conducted by a professional counsellor.

Notes: These courses are offered through Part-time Studies, in the evening and on weekends, which means current high-school students are able to enroll. For more information contact Student Information and enrollment services at 604-434-1610 or register online.

Trades exploration courses

Those looking to explore various options in the skilled trades before selecting a path can enroll in one of the following full-time courses:

These full-time programs prepare students to successfully enter and complete a trades training program at BCIT by introducing many trades and giving hands-on experience in some. Upon completion, students will be able to evaluate their suitability for working in the trades, determine which trade they wish to pursue, work safely in the shop and on a construction site, use hand and power tools, and be successful at BCIT. The General program is open to both women and men, while the trades discovery for women course is open only to women.

The trades discovery programs are full-time programs offered at various times throughout the year. Admission is based on a first-come, first-served wait-list.