Part-time/Distance & Online Learning Associate Certificate 6420acert

BCIT Web Technologies Associate Certificate

Students who complete the Associate Certificate in Web Technologies program position themselves to take jobs in one of the fastest growing industries in the technology sector. Currently, the authoring of web pages is being done largely by people trained in computer technology, but without the training or experience in graphic design. This program focuses both on design and technology, thereby helping the designer to create an 'aesthetic experience' for the web user.

Program Entry

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Program declaration

To determine if the courses you intend to take will be applied towards a credential you must declare your program. This ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete the program as it is currently outlined.

Program declaration enables you to declare a program of study and outline the courses you plan to complete to meet the program requirements. Program declaration also provides the opportunity to apply for transfer credit. Upon approval, a confirmation letter will be mailed to you outlining your program of study.

To declare your program, please submit the Part-time Program Declaration form [PDF]. This form is also available at Student Information and Enrolment Services. Please allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

January, April and September

Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)

Students may request to have prior work experience or previously taken courses assessed for course exemption. Contact either Paul_Sawyer@bcit.ca, or Karen_Harvey@bcit.ca for further details on Prior Learning Assessment Recognition.

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

**Please note that MDIA 3208 - Using New Media on the Web has been replaced with the new and updated course: MDIA 3209 - WordPress Content Management System and Mobile Design. If you have already completed MDIA 3208, you are not required to take MDIA 3209. If you have not completed MDIA 3208, you should take MDIA 3209 to complete the requirement.

Program delivery

Registration for the courses in the program are done on an individual basis; delivered entirely online.

Program matrix

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Required Courses: Credits
  MDIA 1205 Weaving the Web: Publishing on the Internet 1 3.0
  MDIA 2205 Weaving the Web: Publishing on the Internet 2 2.0
  MDIA 3201 Intermediate Cascading Stylesheets (CSS) 2.0
  MDIA 3203 Photoshop for Web Publishing 3.0
  MDIA 3206 Audio and Video Technologies for Web Publishing 2.0
  MDIA 3207 Using Scripting Language on the Web 3.0
  MDIA 3209 WordPress Content Management System and Mobile Design 3.0
  MDIA 4207 Web Design Business and Major Project 3.0
 
Total Credits: 21.0

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

Program location

Courses are offered through distance and online learning.

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

Students who graduate from this program would likely (a) apply for positions as Web designers/authors with some of the currently operating design houses, (b) start their own small businesses as freelance Web designers/authors, or (c) assume the role of Web designer/author for companies where they are currently employed. Many of the students in the program are currently in the last category. Many firms who desire a Web presence hire external design houses to author and maintain their Web pages and are often not satisfied with the results. They are therefore anxious to bring this work into the firm. Many students that in this program are being sponsored by their companies in order to develop sufficient expertise to become in-house designers.

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 2011-2013 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2010-2012 Graduates and for Degree 2009-2011 Graduates. The reports are organized into two-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.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

BCIT recruits qualified faculty who have an ability to connect and communicate effectively with students.

Our instructors enjoy working with people, have industry experience, successful teaching experience at the post secondary level, and may have a master’s degree or specialized competency in the area of their expertise. Some have actually written the texts and case books you will be using in your studies.

Staff
Randy Singer, Associate Dean
Angelina_Shine@bcit.ca / 604-451-7198
Paul Sawyer, Part-time Studies Media Coordinator

Faculty
Katherine Berry, B.A., M.A.
Mary Anne Conforti
Rosemary Dolman, B.A.
Dale McIntosh, Ph.D.
Bonita M. Smith, B.A., M.Ed.
Laurie Thiessen
Mike Walton
Janice Wood

Contact Us

Paul Sawyer
Program Head
Phone: 604-456-1011

Angelina Shine
Program Assistant, Part-time Studies
Phone: 604-451-7198

Questions or comments?

Please ensure you have reviewed the detailed information on this site, using the navigation to the right, before submitting the form below.

As well, if you meet any of the following criteria, please follow the links for more information, instead of sending the form:

The personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the College and Institute Act (RSBC 1996, Ch.52). BCIT will use this information to communicate with you regarding relevant BCIT programs, courses and services. This information is only used by authorized BCIT staff. Email communication sent to and from BCIT is routed through the United States of America. If you have any questions about BCIT's collection and use of this information, please contact BCIT’s manager of Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy.

Subscribe

Sign up to receive updates, invitations to events, and information about BCIT and your program.

We promise not to spam you, we won’t share your personal information, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

The personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the College and Institute Act (RSBC 1996, Ch.52). BCIT will use this information to communicate with you regarding relevant BCIT programs, courses and services. This information is only used by authorized BCIT staff. Email communication sent to and from BCIT is routed through the United States of America. If you have any questions about BCIT's collection and use of this information, please contact BCIT’s manager of Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy.

How To Apply

Subscribe

Contact Us

Payment Changes At BCIT

We've changed the way we accept payments.

Find out more

Search Programs