Find Courses & Programs
Here are a few simple instructions on how to find distance and online courses and programs available at BCIT:
View the complete listing of BCIT distance & online course and program offerings:
For more information, including steps on how to complete an advanced search, follow the below steps
- Find programs of interest
- Search for individual courses
- Display and note detailed course information
- Select the appropriate section
- Register and order course materials
- Other sources of program and course information
- Go to BCIT's advanced program search
- Select a Program Category
- Click Distance & Online Learning as your Learning Option
- Select your preferred Credential
- Click Search
Your search results will display program information, including:
- The program area or department (if the program has its own web pages, check there for further program information).
- The credential offered.
- The delivery method.
- Contact information for the program (this may also be found in school or program pages or brochures).
- A program description.
- Required and elective courses.
- Credit transferability, if applicable.
- Course descriptions and course availability for all courses in the program. [top]
Many distance & online learning courses may not be part of a formal program or credential, so be sure to search for individual courses in your area of interest:
- Go to BCIT's advanced course search.
- Select your subject(s) of interest.
- Click Distance & Online Learning for your location.
- Enter other search criteria, such as the course Number or Title.
- Click Search.
You will get a list of courses offered by distance & online learning. Each course is identified by a subject code (four letters and four numbers) and a course reference number (5 digit number). [top]
Click the course you have selected to display detailed course information. Read the course description and pay particular attention to course dates, the crn number (course reference number), any notes, the course format and prerequisites.
Part-time Studies Courses
Basic Health Sciences
BHSC 7603 - Sectional Anatomy of the Head: Designed for all imaging technologists requiring knowledge of sectional anatomy of the head, neck and cervical spine of the adult. Examines major anatomic features in all three planes. Explores functional and pathologic relationships. Challenge course available. (3 Credits)
In the course information example shown above, you'll see that three sections of BHSC 7603 were available (remember to register early, as all three sections of this course have filled quickly!).
Section 1 is identified as a distance course (DIS) in a guided learning format (a tutor or instructor guides the learner through course material).
Section 2 is a course available for course extension only.
Section 3 is a section available for those students who want to challenge the course and receive recognition for prior learning. Note that departmental approval is required for Section 3; the description provides a contact number for approval requests by prospective students.
Important: each course may have a number of sections, and prices may differ; when registering select the appropriate section for the course.
A summary of common course codes is provided below:
- DIS - distance education course with print-based manuals and/or materials (Correspondence) and may have tutor or instructor support (Guided Learning.)
- NET - online course that may have print-based manuals and/or materials and tutor or instructor support
- RR - re-registration into the subsequent term for students who did not complete a course in previous term. Students must inform the program of the withdrawal from the previous course and intent to re-register in the subsequent term. Departmental approval may be required.
- CHL - course challenge in which a student may receive credit for the course based on prior learning. For course credit to be given through a challenge, successful completion of course assignments or examinations is generally required. [top]