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The High-Tech Professional programs at BCIT's Downtown Campus bring people, technology and opportunity together to give your career a whole new start. Whether you're launching a new career in high-tech or taking your current career in a new direction, the HTP programs will give you the tools to succeed. HTP integrates business, interpersonal and technology skills in a hands-on, intensive and interactive environment that provides critical, practical experience.

HTP programs are as thorough as they are diverse, with offerings that include network administration and security, web design and development, tech support, office administration software skills upgrading, and web application development. They are also known and respected for being in step with current trends in both business and technology.

Business and the technology industry have long recognized the relevant, career-ready skills of BCIT graduates. In fact, more than 500 employer partners have hired HTP students and alumni for industry work terms, projects and full-time positions since the department launched in 1998 at BCIT's Downtown Campus.

If you want to launch your high-tech career from a proven platform, reach new heights with your current employer, or recruit a student developing world-class, job-ready skills for your enterprise, HTP at BCIT's Downtown Campus is the place.

Now is the time.

Summary of HTP programs

Network Administration and Security Professional (NASP)

The Network Administration and Security Professional program is an intensive, accelerated 12-month program that prepares students for a career in network administration and security. The technology focus emphasizes on Windows, Linux environments and security; hardware, server/storage and networking tools; and project management. The program includes 10 months of full-time classroom learning and an opportunity for a 2-month work term.

Office Administrator with Technology (OAT)

The Office Administrator with Technology program is designed to provide learners with the advanced computer and business skills required by administrative positions today. Its focus is on desktop applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop Element, Dreamweaver as well as a variety of practical business courses. It is ideal for individuals who do not have previous education or background in computing as well as those who need to retrain or upgrade their present computer skills.

Software Systems Developer (SSD)

The Software Systems Developer program allows students to learn techniques in application development, be exposed to several current web technologies, and apply system development "best practices" to design and develop usable, effective web applications and web sites.

Technical Web Designer (TWD)

The Technical Web Designer program allows students to learn techniques in creating sites that are not only visually appealing but are also accessible, usable, and standards compliant. Using current web design trends including the most popular Content Management Systems and using the latest web design software to develop a number of large sites.

Technology Support Professional (TSP)

Whether starting fresh or looking to upgrade your skills, the Technology Support Professional program is designed to combine the technical, customer service, and professional skills needed to excel in the constantly growing IT support field. The full-time program is ideal for individuals with no previous background or education in computing as well as those who need to retrain or refresh their present computer skills.

WordPress Developer (WPD)

Taught by experienced WordPress developers who utilize best practices in their projects. During the course, you will learn how to develop WordPress sites that handle inventory management, product management, and shipping for online stores. Additional topics include building an e-Commerce store, general WordPress security, and performance and installation best practices.