Math Self Assessment for Technology Programs
As you are planning to attend BCIT, you should evaluate your preparedness in mathematics. If you have been out of school for a while, or had only average grades in math during high school, you could be at risk in some of your courses at the Institute. You can reduce this risk by taking the following steps:
- write the BCIT Self-Diagnostic Mathematics test [PDF]
- score it with the key provided, and
- choose extra help now if you need it.
How to refresh and enhance your skills:
If you score less than 14 out of 20 on the diagnostic test, we recommend that you take one of the following non-credit courses before you enter your BCIT program:
- MATH 0001 - Technical Mathematics Introduction - Part-time Studies (90 hrs) An upgrading course for students who have not completed high school mathematics, or who don’t meet program math entrance requirements, or whose math background is otherwise weak. Meets Pre-calculus 12 requirements for BCIT Engineering Technology, Health Science or Computer Technology programs. Course start dates are January, April, May, June and September.
- MATH 0040 Mathematics Workshop: This non-credit mathematics workshop is designed to help students meet the challenges of the math courses in the BCIT program they have been accepted into. The focus will be on bringing those rusty math skills to the forefront to better prepare students for their program. This workshop is recommended for any students who have been accepted into any BCIT Engineering Technology or Health Science programs. Course offered the last two weeks of August.
- MATH 0060 Introduction to BCIT Mathematics: This non-credit self-paced online course is designed to help students meet the challenges of the math courses in their BCIT programs. This course is recommended for students entering the Applied Data Analytic Certificate (ADAC), engineering technology programs or preparing for the Math 0120 Competency Exam. Math 0060 is customizable depending on your pathway. Course start dates are January, April and September.
If you score 14 or more but still have doubts about your skills, please contact the Mathematics Department to discuss your concerns. We will be pleased to answer your questions. We want you to succeed in your courses. A good foundation in mathematics can go a long way in helping you achieve that success.
The general Math Self-Diagnostic test [PDF] is available and includes the answer key.