Qualified IT professionals are in high demand. The Computer Information Technology (CIT) Diploma program is a unique two-year credential that prepares graduates for IT systems management/administration and computer-related careers.
CIT students are introduced to a broad range of technologies including database, networking administration, web technologies and security. Graduates will be IT specialists responsible for planning, deployment, administration and configuration of computing infrastructures for organizations. Combined with core courses in communications, business, math and the real-world aspect of two industry projects students will develop the necessary confidence and expertise of an industry professional - in just two years!
An optional co-op education component of the CIT program provides students with substantial benefits given that employers are eager to hire graduates who have had some co-op experience. Co-op students may undertake four or eight month work placements commencing in May.
Diploma graduates from the CIT diploma program have the following skills:
Diploma graduates may pursue a two year BCIT Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems on a part-time or full-time basis.
September each year. Apply now!
School of Computing part-time and full-time programs.
Info session videos are available, sharing student testimonials, alumni perspectives, and interviews with a co-op coordinator and an industry CIO.
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The CIT is a unique program that aims to train students technical experts in various computing technologies including database, network administration, web technology, and security. Graduates will be IT specialists responsible for planning, deployment, administration and configuration of computing infrastructures for organizations.
The Industry Sponsored Student Projects program (ISSP) provides students with real-life experience by working on IT or software projects directly from industry. Students work in teams or individually with an industry sponsor, proceeding through the development life-cycle to develop a complete IT or software solution.
Graduates from the CIT diploma program will fit well into all industries by using information technology to support and enhance business operations. CIT graduates use their knowledge of the latest technologies including database and network administration to offer integrated solutions. Typical employment opportunities include systems tester, systems integrator, network administrator, user support technician and database administrator. After several years of relevant work experience, graduates are employed as system analyst, security analyst, project manager, team lead, etc.
Program Head, CIT Diploma
Cynthia Van Ginkel
Business Development Manager
Marketing Coordinator/Industry Liaison
Abdulla, Aman, Option Head - Data Communications & Network Security
Borissova, Olga, Assistant Instructor
Chau, Richard, Instructor
Elmasry, Medhat, Instructor, Option Head - Web & Mobile (.NET)
Fabiszewski, Steve, Instructor
Ferguson, Arron, Instructor
Gutica, Mirela, Option Head - Technical Programming
Harrison, Jason, Instructor, Option Head - Web & Mobile (PhP)
Huang, ChiEn, Instructor
Hunter, Aaron, Instructor
Ishebabi, Harold, Instructor
Link, Bruce, Option Head - Information Systems
Lord, Trevor, Instructor
Noureddin, Borna, Instructor
Wong-Orr, Carly, Instructor
Parry, Jim, Instructor
Randhawa, Tejinder, Option Head - Client/Server
Richards, Dennis, Option Head - Digital Processing
Smith, D'Arcy, Instructor, Option Head - Web & Mobile (iOS)
Tang, Keith, Option Head - Database
Wei, Albert, Instructor
Yu, Benjamin, Instructor
Ed Capko, (Chair), Microsoft Canada Co.
Beier Cai, HootSuite
Andre Brisson, Whitenoise Laboratories Inc.
Martin DesRosiers, Nucleus Networks
Nelson Gillette, Telus, Vancouver
Jose Gonzales, WorkSafe BC
Tom Handley, Fujitsu Consulting
Al-Karim Kara, Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia
Ritzwan Kheraj, National Research Council - IRAP Pacific
Lawell Kiing, SAP Business Objects
Gord Locke, Quartech Systems Ltd.
Derek Manky, Fortinet
Peter John McFarlane, Habanero Consulting Group
Tanya Miller, HootSuite
Noel Pullen, HootSuite
Donabel Santos, QueryWorks Solutions
Ted. S. Singh, Embedded Automation Inc.
Sarah Spratley, SAP Labs Canada
John Tolkamp, Ainsworth Engineering Canada LP
Dr. Carson Woo, Sauder School of Business
Kevin Cudihee, Program Head, Part-Time Studies, BCIT
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