Full-time BCIT/Industry Partnership Certificate 6985ipcert

Follow your passion and become an IT professional in less than one year

The Technology Support Professional program offered by BCIT's High-Tech Professional Programs department is a 40-week full-time program designed to get students ready to start a career in information technology. It is an ideal program for individuals with no previous background or education in computing and those who need to retrain or upgrade their present computer skills.

The TSP program focuses on providing a solid foundation of IT skills students can build on. Our program is taught in a multi-platform environment with qualified instructors. By the end of the program, students will be able to:

  • Build a computer from individual parts based on predefined requirements.
  • Install and configure multiple operating systems such as Windows 7/8, Server 2012, Linux, BSD.
  • Configure machines in a virtual environment.
  • Create routed network environments, both physically and virtually.
  • Demonstrate understanding of core network concepts (OSI Model, IPv4, DHCP, Routing, File/Print services, Email)
  • Describe current computing concepts (Cloud computing, Storage Area Networks, Virtualization)
  • Create a professional resume, and use interview skills to qualify for IT support positions

The program

Classroom/project work

24 weeks of highly intensive classroom instruction and projects designed to build your skills.

Work term

8 weeks in a work term where students have the opportunity to apply newly acquired skill sets with a real employer*. We have relationships with over 200 local businesses interested in working with our students.

The certifications

CompTIA A+
CompTIA Network+
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012

The outcome

Students graduate with an industry partnership certificate from BCIT, working experience in a real environment with relevant, in demand industry certifications.

*Please note that work terms are not guaranteed and are at the discretion of the HTP department head/coordinator.

Technology Support Professional
BCIT Credential: Industry Partnership Certificate
Program Location: Downtown Vancouver
Program Length: 10 months, Full-time
Program Start / End: September 2016 - June 2017 
Total Tuition/Cost: Learn about Tuition & Fees
Entry Requirements: View Requirements

Program Entry

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Entrance requirements

Apply to program

Application packages and information can be obtained from the High-Tech Professional Program office. Call 604-412-7788, email htp@bcit.ca or visit www.bcit.ca/cas/htp/apply.

Scheduled intakes

See bcit.ca/cas/htp/dates for upcoming scheduled intakes.

Costs & Supplies

Please see tuition fees for High Tech Professional Programs or tuition fees for international [PDF] students.

Books and supplies

Tuition fees include digital books and tablet, supplies, and vendor exam vouchers.

Financial assistance

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

Refund policy

  • If notice is submitted in writing and received by the TSP Program Office AT LEAST twelve (12) working days prior to the first day of classes, all tuition fees paid (less the $2,000.00 deposit) will be refunded.
  • If notice is submitted in writing and received by the TSP Program Office by 4:00 p.m. on the second day of class, all fees paid less $3,000.00 ($2,000.00 deposit and $1,000.00 penalty fee) will be refunded.
  • There will be no refund of fees issued after the second day of class.
  • Withdrawal for medical reasons, possible partial refund with doctor's medical note.

Cancellation Policy

This program is subject to limited and minimum enrolment. Lack of sufficient enrolment will result in BCIT cancelling specific intakes of the program and will entitle accepted students of that intake to a full refund of all fees paid.

Courses

Class hours

9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday (excluding statutory holidays)

Program delivery

The program includes an intensive classroom component augmented by labs, team projects, and assignment.

Program matrix

Required Courses: Credits
  TSPP 0500 Structured Self-Study 0.0
  TSPP 1001 Technical Support 16.0
  TSPP 1600 Networking Support 24.0
  TSPP 2700 Specialty Topics 32.0
  TSPP 3000 Work Term 24.0
 
Total Credits: 96.0

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 September 2015 intake for TSP is now full and all new applications will be considered for the September 2016 intake.

Vendor exams: Students may also challenge seven highly relevant industry certifications from Microsoft, CompTIA, and Apple.

Program length

40 weeks, full-time

Program location

BCIT Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Graduating & Jobs

Job opportunities

Graduates find careers in a variety of industries including business, finance, government, health, information technology, telecommunications and service.

Depending on previous academic and work experience, career paths for graduates may include but are not limited to user support specialist, junior network administrator, helpdesk support, user support analyst and technical support analyst.

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.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Administration Instructors

Lorraine Fentie
Program Coordinator
604.412.7710
Lorraine_Fentie@bcit.ca

Orrett Morgan
Program Head / Instructor
604.412.7720
Orrett_Morgan@bcit.ca

Rhonda Ewashko
Program Coordinator
604.412.7727
Rhonda_Ewashko@bcit.ca


Contact Us

For admission and program inquiries: Mailing address:

Phone: 604.412.7788
Fax: 604.408.0921
Email: HTP@bcit.ca

HTP Programs
BCIT Downtown Campus
350 - 555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6B 3H6

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