In The Classroom
When we say we've got small classes, provide hands-on learning and have industry connections – we mean it. BCIT is a pioneer in applied education. These aren't just some terms we toss around – we defined them and set the standard.
Small Class Sizes
Small class sizes ensure that you get more interaction with faculty, network with your peers and have opportunities to work on teams to tackle projects, all of which provide you with the collaborative skills that are vital to a successful career.
- Typical class size in a 2-year Technology diploma program – 20-25 students per class.
- Typical class size in a Trades and Technical Studies program – 16 students per class.
Learning by Doing
When you start your program, you will be spending 50-60% of your time in a classroom developing your academic skills.
The remaining 40-50% of your time will be spent practicing your newly developed skills through projects in labs and shops, internships, industry-sponsored projects, practicum assignments or cooperative (work / study) training.
Solving Real Problems in Real Life
Because of our strong ties to industry and the practical nature of our programs and industry-sponsored student projects, by the time you graduate:
- you may have worked in some capacity with up to a dozen companies
- you will have improved your resume with real-life experience
- you will have had many opportunities to network with industry employers
At BCIT, you will work in groups of two to 10 on assignments and projects.
An emphasis on teamwork helps you develop the communication skills necessary for success at work and school.
Most of your time will be spent in small classes learning from industry experienced faculty.
BCIT instructors are proven professionals who have returned to the classroom to share their experiences with tomorrow's leaders. What great people to learn from – those with real experience!
The Learning Commons at BCIT is a large collaborative learning space on the third floor of the library.
It's a great place to study and work on group projects. Peer tutoring, success seminars, and peer-led conversations are all offered through the Learning Commons at BCIT.
Industry Input in Curriculum
BCIT programs are also designed in consultation with leading employers in related industries.
Advisory Committees meet regularly with our deans and program heads to advise on new software, help improve technology and ensure that curriculum is up-to-date and in line with industry trends.
Find Out More
The best way to find out what it's really like is to experience it first-hand.
Sign-up for our Spend A Day program and we'll put you in the student's seat in your program of choice.