Agile development is all about meeting changing needs through adaptive planning, incremental product creation, and short IT project delivery cycles. These skills may also be applied to other aspects of product development and consulting.This BCIT Computing program focuses on skills needed to work in software development teams which include developers (programmers), testers, project leaders, and business product owners.
Students work in small groups and learn how to communicate with other small groups using incremental and iterative approaches via Scrum Meetings and Sprint Planning sessions.
Topics include computer science concepts, communication, teamwork, collaboration, Lean/Kanban, and the Dynamic Systems Development method. There is a focus on Process adaptability throughout the IT project life-cycle.
This program includes components of the CST Diploma in Part-time Studies. Students build on two foundation courses in computer science, and then move on to three specific Agile courses.
CST and CIT Diploma graduates will have advanced standing into this program via earned credit Relational Database and SQL.
Graduates of this Associate Certificate in Agile Development will be able to effectively apply the core values of the Agile Manifesto in a wide range of work environments and use Agile methods to develop scalable and secure technology solutions.
Students in this program are required to use computers and have English reading, writing and speaking skills. Specific prerequisites or equivalent knowledge are required for each course.
Note: This program is aimed at mature students with other post-secondary education and work experience in IT.
The Associate Certificate in Agile Development is not designed for those students just out of high school with no other education or work experience. Those students should consider completing a Diploma or Degree in order to be well positioned in the job market.
Full-time BCIT Computing students who have completed the CST or CIT Diploma will have earned credit for COMP 1630. Part-time students who have completed ADAD, or AWD or ASD and ACIS will have credit for specific courses.
All Computing Part-time Studies programs are course by course registration. Course tuition and books for this program are around $3,700 depending if eBooks are chosen.
Specific textbooks are required for COMP 1630 and COMP 2831 which also have lower cost eBook options.
Students register and pay for available courses online, by clicking on the green block 'Add to Cart'. Follow the directions to obtain a BCIT student number if you do not already have one.
Note: Please register early to avoid disappointment, our COMP courses are very popular and fill well in advance.
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.
The foundations of this program include group work, the communication of technical system specifications in writing, and oral presentations in a team environment.
After completing the core courses in Relational Database Design with SQL, plus Business Analysis and Systems Design, students must complete three specific Agile courses.
Attendance, participation, group work, and an online component are mandatory.
The first two foundation courses, COMP 1630 and COMP 2831, are equivalent to university-level Computer Science courses and are part of existing BCIT Computing Part-time Studies credentials.
The Associate Certificate in Agile Development may be completed in as little as 16 months part-time by completing one course per term.
BCIT Computing Part-time Studies database courses are delivered by subject matter experts who work in the field. Many of our instructors are also graduates of BCIT's Computer Systems Technology, CST Diploma and Degree programs.
This credential was developed by Kevin Cudihee, Program Head for BCIT Computing Part-time Studies, in conjunction with Ed Rubuliak and other subject matter experts.
Agile course concepts and development was led by Ed Rubuliak. Systems Analysis and Database courses were developed and are delivered by Ed Rubuliak, Frank Wegener, Glen Elliott, Pauline Panek, Mark Bacchus and Benjamin Yu.
The Associate Certificate in Agile Development was approved by the BCIT Computing Program Advisory Committee (PAC); the School of Computing and Academic Studies Quality Committee (SQC); the BCIT Vice President Academic; the BCIT Education Council (Edco) and the BCIT Board of Governors (2015).
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