This credential is primarily for students who need quick entry into the Computer Systems Technology (CST) Bachelor of Technology program. The Associate Certificate provides a comprehensive understanding of the computing technologies fundamental core areas including programming languages, systems development, computer architecture and operating systems, computer communication and database.
Students will be able to compete for entry-level programming jobs upon completion of this program. These are intensive courses that are equivalent to taking four or more courses at one time.
You are advised not to take any other courses at the same time as a Foundation course.
This program requires 42.0 credits of course work which must be completed successfully within a five-year period. BCIT curriculum may be modified in accordance with market trends in industry.
Each course has prerequisites.
Be sure that you have the required knowledge and skills before enrolling in any course. You are also expected to have excellent command of English and Math at a BC high school Grade 12 level or equivalent.
Prior programming and working knowledge of writing structured code is crucial before starting COMP 2653.
For entry into the CST Bachelor's program, it is strongly advised that students have their academic background evaluated by the CST Bachelor of Technology department before enrollment into the Foundations courses. In some cases, along with Foundations courses, students may be required to complete additional courses in order to gain acceptance into the Bachelor program.
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.
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