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BCIT’s program development process ensures the development of high quality programming which meets the needs of our diverse stakeholders and ensures our credentials are recognized, well regarded, and of appropriate rigour. The process is guided by criteria set out by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training and BCIT’s Policy 5401 Program Development and Credentials [PDF], and the associated procedures. Procedure 5401-PR2 Program Development and Change [PDF] provides a series of flowcharts outlining the process for developing different credential types. The Learning and Teaching Centre provides expertise and support for individual program development initiatives.

In addition to guidance from your Instructional Development Consultant (IDC) the LTC can help with your proposal documents in terms of editing for clarity and consistency, and creating graphics to clearly illustrate key points. Talk to the IDC on your School Working Group, or contact your School Liaison.

Below are templates, guiding documents, and relevant links to guide the program development process.

Microcredential resources are linked here.


New program proposal templates

Expedited associate certificate templates

A streamlined process is available for new associate certificates that are based primarily on existing courses.  A maximum of 25% of the credits can be composed of new courses.  Please contact the Academic Planning and Quality Assurance Office if planning to create a new associate certificate to confirm it will qualify for an expedited process.

Components of proposals

Financial documents

At the Notice of Intent Stage:

At the Proposal Stage:

Development report template

Educational affiliation/collaboration documents