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BCIT Business Essentials Associate Certificate

The Business Essentials program provides the essential skills and knowledge required for an entry management position in most industries. Successful completion of the Associate Certificate provides graduates with the required credits for direct entry into many Term 2A full-time programs, subject to department approval.

    In addition, the courses within this Certificate provide the basis for many Management Certificates and all courses are available online.

    BCIT BUSINESS ESSENTIALS ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATE
    BCIT Credential: BCIT Associate Certificate
    Program Length: Course by course, Online
    Program Start: September, January, April
    Location: Burnaby Campus, Downtown Vancouver,
    Online
    Number of Courses: 8 courses, 26 credits
    Tuition/Cost: Pay Course-by-Course
    Laddering Options: Business Operations Management
    International Business Management
    Accounting
    Finance
    Financial Planning
    General Insurance & Risk Management
    Entrepreneurship
    Marketing Communications
    Professional Real Estate
    Professional Sales
    Tourism Management

    Program Entry

    Application processing

    Ongoing throughout the year.

    Program declaration

    To determine if the courses you intend to take will be applied towards a credential you must declare your program. This ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete the program as it is currently outlined.

    Program declaration enables you to declare a program of study and outline the courses you plan to complete to meet the program requirements. Program declaration also provides the opportunity to apply for transfer credit. Upon approval, a confirmation letter will be mailed to you outlining your program of study.

    To declare your program, please submit the Part-time Program Declaration form [PDF]. This form is also available at Student Information and Enrolment Services. Please allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

    Scheduled intakes

    January, April and September

    Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)

    Students may request to have prior work experience or previously taken courses assessed for course exemption. Contact the department for further details on Prior Learning Assessment Recognition.

    Costs & Supplies

    Tuition fees

    Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

    Courses

    Program delivery

    This program is offered on a course-by-course basis, allowing students the flexibility of completing courses in any order, provided that the prerequisites are completed. Students register for each course individually, and may undertake studies in any term (Winter, Spring/Summer or Fall).

    Program matrix

    Check current availability of courses for this program.

    Required Courses: Credits
      COMM 1103 Introduction to Business and Technical Communication 3.0
      ECON 2100 Microeconomics 3.0
      FMGT 1100 Accounting 1 4.0
      MKTG 1102 Essentials of Marketing 3.0
      OPMT 1110 Business Mathematics 4.0
      OPMT 1198 Operations Management Fundamentals 3.0
      ORGB 1105 Organizational Behaviour 4.0
    and complete one of the following BSYS courses:
      BSYS 1001 Business Information Systems 1 - Office 2013 3.0
      BSYS 2051 Business Data Analytics with MS Excel 2013 3.0
     
    Total Credits: 27.0

    Check current availability of courses for this program.

    Transfer credit

    Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

    Program Details

    Program location

    Burnaby Campus
    3700 Willingdon Avenue
    Burnaby, BC

    Downtown Campus
    555 Seymour Street
    Vancouver, BC

    Courses are also offered through distance and online learning.

    Continue your education

    Successful completion of the Associate Certificate provides graduates with the required credits for direct entry into Term 2 of the following full-time programs, subject to department approval:

    In addition, many courses in this program are valued credits towards School of Business full certificates.

    See the Advanced Placement section of the website for more information on direct entry.

    Program abandonment

    1. Students approved for a part-time studies program are expected to register and complete courses on a continuous basis.

    2. Where a student has not completed a course from their approved program of study over a period of three consecutive academic terms, then that student will be considered to have abandoned the program.

    3. Throughout the duration of the program, a student is permitted a maximum of five academic terms where they are not required to register and complete a course from their approved program of study. Students who exceed the five-term maximum will be considered to have abandoned the program.

    4. Students who have abandoned their approved program of study and wish to be reinstated will be required to submit a new Program Declaration form for a current credential. BCIT cannot guarantee that courses taken prior to this re-application will be credited towards the current credential.

    BCIT Policy 5103 - Student Evaluation [PDF] permits a maximum of three attempts to successfully complete each course within a credential.

    Graduating & Jobs

    Job Opportunities

    The anticipated corporate opportunities for successful graduates include General Clerical and Administrative Assistant positions in Marketing, Sales, Import/Export, Accounting and Human Resources.

    Apply for graduation

    Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

    Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

    All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

    Contact Us

    Carmen Cottini, Program Assistant
    604-432-8860

    Program Advising
    604-434-1610

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