The Forensic Investigation Advanced Specialty Certificate (ASC) Program was initiated at BCIT in 1997. The objective of this program is to enhance the theoretical knowledge base and investigative capabilities of the people who work alongside specialized professionals in the diverse fields involved in solving a crime. Students gain a clear understanding of the principles, procedures, technologies and the legal ramifications of investigator's work.
The Advanced Specialty Certificate Program requires completion of common core courses plus selected courses from specialized concentration courses and electives for a total of 25.0 credits.
Most courses may be taken for professional development purposes on an individual course basis without formally applying to the program. To request approval to take a course for professional development, email the Program Coordinator identifying which course you’d like to take and attach your current resume along with a brief explanation of how it pertains to your occupation or area of studies.
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.
Graduates from the Computer Crime Studies Option will gain the additional skills and knowledge that professionals require to work successfully in the prevention and investigation of commercial crime and computer crime. There is a growing requirement for professionals in both the private and public sectors. Some position titles include:
Graduates will be able to function both as professionals in their own right and as members of multi-disciplinary teams composed of financial and investigative professionals.
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As BCIT strives to keep our programs current, programs and courses are subject to change without notice.