Blue Seal Certified Business Programs and Trades to Degree Pathways for Tradespeople
BCIT Blue Seal Certified Business Programs for Tradespeople are geared towards individuals who have their Red Seal or Journeyman Certificate and would like to develop their business and leadership skills and receive their Blue Seal Certification. Students have the option to complete short stand-alone programs or use these programs as a stepping stone to ladder towards a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
Completion of a Blue Seal Certified business program demonstrates that you have a level of leadership and business education that gives you a competitive advantage in your field of work. The various options are listed below and you can start your assessment today!
Option 1: Blue Seal Certified Programs
Complement your trades training by completing one of the following Blue Seal Certified business programs that suits your individual needs. Each of the following programs in Option 1 is Blue Seal Certified. Currently, the Blue Seal Certificate is only awarded in Alberta and Saskatchewan with a similar certificate offered in the Atlantic provinces through the new Atlantic Trades Business Seal Program.
Part-time BCIT Blue Seal Certified Programs
Statements of Completion (<20 credits)
Associate Certificates (21 to 35 credits)
- Business Administration
- Computerized Accounting
- Financial Planning
- Human Resource Management
- Project Management
Option 2: Trades to Degree Path (Executive Path to BBA)
Do you have 5+ years experience as a site supervisor, project or construction manager, or a self-employed contractor? You may qualify for the Executive Path to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program. This program significantly reduces the amount of time it takes you to earn a business degree to enhance your trades management experience.
Option 3: Degree in Construction Management
The increasingly complex construction environment demands management professionals who can play an integral role on project teams. The BCIT Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management has an entry pathway designed specifically for tradespeople with an approved trade. After completing a series of bridging courses, individuals are able to gain admission to the bachelor’s program. Prior to beginning any bridge courses, potential applicants should contact Beth Renwick (604-432-8351), Program Head at the School of Construction and the Environment for an individual assessment of their entrance requirements.
Option 4: Advanced Diploma and BBA
Are you Red Seal or Journeyman certified but do not have over 5 years experience? If so, you could start working towards your Advanced Diploma in Business Management and then have the option to continue your education to complete your Bachelor of Business Administration degree.