Welcome to BCIT
Different than a college or university, the British Columbia Institute of Technology offers practical, flexible, applied education with instructors who have direct, hands-on experience in their field.
Microcredentials now offered at BCIT
Inspiring a bold new chapter
The largest initiative in our 50 year history, we are transforming the BCIT campus into a dynamic new learning environment where solutions to our most urgent challenges are born, tested and readied for the world.
Barbara James (ancestral name: Ma̲lidza) completed the BCIT Trades Discovery program in 2005 and then worked in different trades for a number of years before returning to BCIT for the Carpentry program, which she completed in 2023. She is now a Red Seal Carpenter, BCIT faculty, an advocate for women in trades, and an inspiration to many.
“I can’t put into words how it feels to be able to take the carpentry skills I learned at BCIT back to Port Hardy to help my people – the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw nation – finally rebuild our Big House,” says Barbara. “I can give back and show others that they can do the same.”
2024/2025 BCIT Future Student Guide
Check out the new Future Student Guide and get a glimpse into all that BCIT has to offer—from programs to services, and tips to get started.
The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam).