Part-time/Distance & Online Learning Associate Certificate 5975acert

E-Commerce

Discover the key aspects of how e-commerce affects and works within businesses. Through this program you’ll explore how technology is changing global commerce and creating new opportunities. Each course in this associate certificate program is taught by industry professionals to be sure you get the most current information and skills, including internet law, e-commerce systems, and customer relationship management.

By earning your associate certificate, you’ll be prepared for a career in e-commerce with the knowledge, context, and analytical insights for conducting business using information technology and the internet.

This program can now be completed online!

About the program

  • Eight courses to completion
  • Flexible training with in-person and online courses
  • Build a foundation of essential skills for online business
To learn more about how this program prepares you for career advancement, visit the Program Details.

Who should apply for the E-Commerce associate certificate?

This program might be right for you if:
  • You have some computer familiarity (web browsers, spreadsheets, word processors)
  • You’re interested in building your own online business or e-commerce site for your employer
  • You are interested in pursuing further training to enhance your future career
  • You want to begin with a solid foundation of e-commerce principles
If you’re looking for more technical skills for the development of e-commerce projects, you might also consider the Web and Mobile Application Development or Applied Web Development programs.

Take the first step toward your training and enroll at the Program Entry today.

What grads can do

With the experience you get in this program, you’ll be prepared to conduct business through the internet. You might use the knowledge you gain here as professional development to help you in your current position, or you might apply it to a new career in business administration, or even with your own business.

To learn more about the opportunities available to you, visit the Graduating and Jobs page.

Program Entry

About Part-time Studies

Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that's right for you.

Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there's space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (April).

To apply to a Part-time Studies program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.

To be successful in BCIT's fast paced applied learning environment, it is strongly recommended that students have English proficiency in all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country and English 12 are strongly recommended for success. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Program declaration

Effective January 7th, 2016, Program Declaration requests must be completed online. A declaration fee will be assessed at the time of the request. BCIT will no longer accept paper Program Declaration requests starting January 7th, 2016.

Declaring your part-time studies program ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete a program as it is currently outlined. BCIT continuously reviews programs and implements changes based on industry and market trends. Program Declaration guarantees that credit for courses which are a part of your program will be honoured despite program requirement changes.

Program Declaration also provides the opportunity to apply for transfer credit.

It is not necessary to declare prior to registering in most part-time studies courses. It is a good idea to complete one or two courses before submitting your program declaration. Check your program's Entry page for specific requirements.

Upon approval, a program plan will be sent to you confirming your program of study.

Declare Now

Please allow approximately 8 weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

Ongoing Part-time Studies intakes: January, April and September

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

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

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

By training in courses developed by working industry professionals, you’ll get the most up-to-date information in a rapidly changing industry. In these eight courses for your associate certificate, you’ll focus on the core skills needed for conducting business online.

Program matrix

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Required Courses: Credits
  BLAW 3205 Internet and IT Law 3.0
  BUSA 1005 Introduction to Business 3.0
  BUSA 3455 Introduction to E-commerce 3.0
  BUSA 3465 E-commerce Systems 3.0
  BUSA 3475 Case Studies in E-commerce 3.0
  BUSA 3485 Online Business Management 3.0
  BUSA 3495 Customer Relationship Management 3.0
  BUSA 3695 Knowledge Management 3.0
 
Total Credits: 24.0

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

This program is tailor-made to be flexible to meet your demanding schedule as well as the continuously changing world of business online. Through updated courses taught by industry professionals, you’ll get the most current information and skills needed for conducting business through the Internet. This program can be completed through online learning.

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.

Graduating & Jobs

With the hands-on experience you get at BCIT, you’ll be prepared with the most current skills that you can apply directly to your everyday job in e-commerce. Whether you’re interested in honing your skills at a current position for better online business or in taking steps toward a new career, earning your E-Commerce associate certificate will help prepare you with the essential knowledge and experience.

Additionally, course credits earned through this program can be applied to other BCIT certificate and diploma programs.

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

Thomas Turniawan
Part-time Studies Program Assistant - Business Administration
604-432-8860 | tturniawan@bcit.ca

Richard Miles
Part-time Studies Coordinator - Business Administration
604-451-6780 | Richard_Miles@bcit.ca

Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
  • Course selection and program planning
  • Declaring your program
  • Making changes to your approved program plan
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Laddering options
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

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