Part-time/Distance & Online Learning Associate Certificate 6310acert

Nonprofit Management

Designed for existing managers and aspiring leaders in charities and other nonprofit organizations, this program gives you the tools to effectively and efficiently improve organizational performance.

This program features a unique blend of academic learning and practical skills. Your courses will focus on unique leadership skills for nonprofit managers, financial management skills, learning the art of people management in a volunteer environment, marketing, government relations, fundraising, and legal requirements and governance. All courses are offered online to give you the flexibility to study wherever and whenever you wish.

By earning your Nonprofit Management associate certificate, you’ll be prepared with the essential skills to effectively support and manage your organization.

About the program

  • Eight-course associate certificate program
  • Learn core concepts of non-profit management, fundraising, marketing, and more
Visit the Program Details to learn more about how this program prepares you for a career in successfully leading and managing nonprofit organizations.

Who should complete the Nonprofit Management Associate Certificate?

This program might be right for you if:
  • You have experience in charitable and nonprofit organizations
  • You’re working in a front-line position and want to want to advance to management and leadership roles
  • You want a career in a sector that is emotionally rewarding, where you can make a difference
If this sounds like you, apply today at the Program Entry page!

What grads can do

By earning your associate certificate at BCIT, you’ll focus on the practical skills you’ll need every day to manage a charitable or nonprofit organization. Your hands-on training here prepares you in the essentials of fundraising, legal issues, human resource management, marketing and more to help you begin or advance your career in any variety of charitable organizations.

To learn more about the opportunities awaiting you after completion, 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. Students who submitted paper declaration requests prior to January 7th, 2016 are not required to pay the fee.

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

The courses in this program are taught by working professionals to give you the most current techniques and knowledge for managing nonprofit organizations specifically. This focus on practical skills gives you the solid foundation you need in a variety of areas for a successful career in charitable work. Many jobs at nonprofits will fill the needs in a variety of roles, which is why you’ll learn about human resource management, government relations, marketing, fundraising, and more.

Program delivery

This program is offered via distance and online learning, allowing flexibility in choosing your weekly study times and locations.

Program matrix

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1. Required Courses: Credits
  FUND 1215 Essentials of Fundraising 3.0
  MKTG 1102 Essentials of Marketing 3.0
  NPMA 1700 Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations 3.0
  NPMA 1800 Government Relations 3.0
  NPMA 1850 Law and Governance 3.0
  NPMA 2611 Human Resource Management in Nonprofit and Fundraising Organizations 3.0
  ORGB 1105 Organizational Behaviour 4.0
 
2. Complete 3.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  MKTG 1019 Media Relations 3.0
  MKTG 1554 Fundamentals of Branding 3.0
  MKTG 3321 Public Relations 3.0
  MKTG 3342 Negotiating Skills 3.0
  MKTG 3406 Brand Innovation and Development 3.0
 
Total Credits: 25.0

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

The Nonprofit Management associate certificate is designed specially to give you a solid foundation of core skills required in almost any charitable organization. In this unique set of online courses, you’ll work closely with experienced professionals to hone the practical skills managers at nonprofits worldwide use every day.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Many courses are also offered through distance and online learning.

Graduating & Jobs

By earning your associate certificate, you’ll train with the most essential skills needed in today’s nonprofit organizations. Your focus on a variety of areas means you’ll have the abilities and knowledge to successfully support a charity in many different roles.

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2013-2015 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2012-2014 graduates and for Degree 2010-2012 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

To view these results, you may need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your Web browser.

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

Christina Hagberg
Part-time Studies Program Assistant - Marketing Management
604-412-7675 | Christina_Hagberg@bcit.ca

Stacy Laviolette
Part-time Studies Coordinator - Marketing Management
604-412-7608 | Stacy_Laviolette@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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