BCIT Forensics

Forensic investigation is a growing and diverse profession, which combines various aspects of science and technology with the legal system.

Our Forensic Investigation programs combine intellectual rigor and current applications of technologies, enabling you to gain a firm understanding of the role performed by investigators and other professionals working in the justice and public safety fields. You'll train in forensic laboratories and computer facilities, receiving both classroom and hands-on experience. Our grads become professionals working in areas of science, computers, economics and business who detect, collect, evaluate, and prepare evidence for use in civil and criminal courts of law.

Explore our Bachelor of Technology (BTech) options:

Bachelor of Science Combined Honours with UBC:

We also offer Advanced Certificates (ACert) in the following areas:

Graduate Certificates (Grad Cert) in:

Forensic Nurse Examiner Education

Registered Nurses interested in gaining employment in the role of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) or Forensic Nurse Examiner (FNE) are required to take the following two Forensic Nurse Examiner Education courses. These two courses are either online or delivered via web platform streaming and only require one day on-campus attendance for guest speakers and a practical skills demonstration. Course content meets the International Association of Forensic Nurses Examiners standards of practice for SANEs.


After exploring the educational programs we offer, if you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page. If you still have questions, you can contact a Program Coordinator for help.

Courses and Special Workshops

We also offer some individual courses and a wide range of workshops that occur throughout the year as one-off learning sessions for industry professionals who wish to learn something new, or simply wish to participate for general interest

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Dean Hildebrand, Dean, talks about what's new in Forensics at BCIT, from running the leading academic DNA lab in the country, to the increasing use of data analytics in crime analysis: