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If you are missing one or more courses required for entrance into a BCIT program, or if you have the required course but your percentage grade is not high enough, there are several upgrading options available.

If you already have the knowledge you need and would rather write a test to prove your skills, find out more about BCIT’s assessment options.

BCIT Upgrading Options

Part-time Studies Courses

BCIT offers part-time upgrading courses in Englishmathphysics and biology. See the table below for courses offered and links to registration details.

Technology Entry (TE)

If you need to upgrade several courses (i.e. English, math, chemistry and physics), you may wish to consider BCIT’s full-time Technology Entry (TE) program.

Professional English Language Development (PELD)

If you need to upgrade your English, you may want to consider BCIT’s part-time Professional English Language Development (PELD) program.

International Student Entry Program (ISEP)

If you are an international student and need to upgrade your English level to meet BCIT’s English requirements, you may want to consider BCIT’s full-time International Student Entry Program (ISEP).

Trades Learning Centre

Trades access courses are available online or through distance education to help prepare you to write the BCIT Trades Entry Assessment.

Other Upgrading Options

School Board Adult Learning Centres

Equivalent high-school courses are available in day-school, night-school, or distance and online learning formats. Contact your local school board for current schedules. BC residents can search for distance and online courses at LearnNowBC.

Colleges

Equivalent high-school courses are available through your local colleges. Talk to a program advisor to ensure the course you have identified is equivalent to the BCIT requirement.

What Grade is Required for my Upgrading Course?

English courses: Refer to your program’s entrance requirements and the English Requirements page to determine the percentage grade required.

Science and math courses: Refer to your program’s entrance requirements to determine the percentage grade required.

Does your midterm grade for your upgrading course meets your program’s entrance requirement? If yes, you can apply with your midterm grade.

Upgrading Courses Offered at BCIT

Need More Information?

Do you have questions or require further information about upgrading options? 

Contact Program Advising