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  • COMP 1002 – Applied Computer Concepts
    Learn to be an expert end-user of a Windows 10 PC.
    COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge is the foundation for all other COMP courses.
  • COMP 2010  – Microsoft Office
    Learn to be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access and MS PowerPoint.
    COMP 2010 provides the latest versions of MS Office for use in higher level courses.

Each of the following core courses is an introduction and designed to determine your interest in different aspects of Computing and IT.

  • COMP 1516 – Programming Fundamentals Part 1 (Python)
  • COMP 1630 – Relational Database Design and SQL
  • COMP 1850 – Introduction to Web Development

The above 5 courses are part of the Applied Computer Information Systems (ACIS) program which provides an exploration of the foundations for each of the major Computing and IT sectors.

Stand-Alone Associate Certificate credentials

Associate Certificates provide specific skills in each IT subject area with typically less than 10 courses in each program.

Computing Part-time Studies Associate Certificates (ACerts) must be completed in five years or less. Some credentials may be completed in two years.

Please note: The majority of these Stand-Alone Associate Certificates were designed for those not intending to complete the laddered credentials; ASD_ACIS_ CSC _CST/PTS Diploma.

Students working toward the CST/PTS Diploma ladder must start with ASD and ACIS. Please do not attempt to complete other Associate Certificates which are sub-sets of the CST/PTS Diploma.

Approval will not be given for AWD, AND, AJD, ADAD, ANAD and WMA to those students who are working toward CSC and CST/PTS Diploma. As there are BCIT polices on credit overlap students may not claim multiple Associate Certificates using all the same course credits.

Computer Systems Certificate, Diploma and Degree

You can earn a certificate and diploma or degree in Computer Systems Technology (CST) entirely part-time, course by course and at night.

CST/PTS offers a series of laddered programs that together form higher-level credentials including a Diploma and Bachelor of Technology Degree.

Students working toward the CST/PTS Diploma ladder must start with ASD and ACIS. Please do not attempt to complete other Associate Certificates which are sub-sets of the CST/PTS Diploma.

The focus needs to be on these specific laddered credentials; ASD_ACIS_CSC and CST/PTS Diploma prior to CST BTech.