Why do students choose BCIT? Because we help you build the real-world skills you need to get the job you want.
We have passionate instructors bring the best of practical training and pair it with rigorous theory—so you’ll be ready to work from the day you graduate.
We’re unlike other post-secondary institutions in BC because we offer practical career credentials designed for the workplace—our graduates are uniquely qualified to step right into the most in-demand jobs in the province. Students learn from industry experts, and train with the most advanced technology available.
Explore the opportunities available to you:
Certificates and diplomas
Training at BCIT is all about preparing graduates for an engaging profession, so we design our credentials with your career goals in mind. You can choose from almost 200 certificates and diploma programs. Programs are broad, offering you a wide range of opportunities—covering areas as diverse as food safety, nautical sciences, and graphic design.
Whatever path you choose, every one of our qualifications is designed to get you the job you want. Certificates are short, but specialized—giving you a quick route to the skills you need. Diplomas involve longer study periods and are usually full time, combining applied learning and theoretical studies.
How do we know it works? Because 89% of certificate or diploma grads felt the knowledge and skills they gained in the program were useful in performing their job.
A BCIT bachelor’s degree is more than just book-learning. Our undergraduate programs combine theory with practice, so you graduate ready for a job. You get the best of both worlds, with a recognized academic qualification and practical workplace training.
When you graduate, you can step right into the workplace
Remarkably, 98% of our degree graduates are employed.
Our master’s degrees combine in-depth theoretical knowledge with practical experience, so you are set up to lead and solve industry problems at the highest level. Graduates are ready to deal with tomorrow’s technical challenges today. These programs are perfect for students looking to take on the world’s most complex problems.
BCIT is known province-wide for apprenticeship training. You can choose from more than 20 programs in construction, transportation, mechanical and electrical engineering, and graduate with relevant technical skills for in-demand trades.
Apprenticeships are full-time. They combine paid, work-based training with technical training in a classroom or shop setting.
Our employment rates are remarkable: 96% of apprentice completers are employed.
From heavy duty mechanics to electricians and machinists, tradespeople keep the world running. Give your trades career a kick start with industry-recognized practical training from BCIT—and choose the path that suits you best.
Not only do we offer a wide range of apprenticeships, diplomas, certificates and degrees, BCIT also gives you the most flexible routes into your career in trades.
Not sure which trade suits you? Find your niche with Trades Discovery. You’ll get hands-on experience in 20+ different trades, and find your perfect fit.
BCIT trades graduates are highly employable—94% of those in training related jobs were employed within 6 months of graduation.
Please note results are from previous graduating years and are subject to industry and occupational trends.