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As Program Assistant for Computing PTS, I work with a PTS Coordinator and Program Head to support 70 Instructors. My COMP portfolio includes; all programmimg languages and networking courses plus thier related Associate Certificates and the CSC.
Other duties include general department administration and financial reconciliation for the Program Head. I am also a part-time student in Computing and currently working toward the Applied Software Development, ASD – Associate Certificate.
I work with thousands of students in 70+ different COMP course sections every term to manage priority registrations. Due to a limited available seats student priority is based on two main factors; prerequisite completion and program declaration.
My main goal is student success and to help students find answers or point them in the right direction. Every term when registration opens we are very busy, please contact me by email and allow 3 business days for a reply in some cases.
As the PTS Coordinator for Computing my role includes leading 2 Program Assistants and collaborating with the Program Head. I work directly with 70+ instructors to organize and manage scheduling to set-up over 150 COMP PTS course sections every term.
Computing PTS is the largest single department area in the School of Computing and Academic Studies, SoCAS. We deliver COMP courses into 15 different computing programs including laddered credentials to the CST/PTS Diploma.
For more than 16 years it has been a privilege to be a part of the BCIT Computing PTS team. As well as helping to grow our department I have grown personally and have been able to earn credentials in business management and education.
I am a PTS instructor for Advanced MS Excel and I have volunteered for several committees including the BCIT Education Council. My focus is on the year round planning, sustainable operations, academic integrity and the success of over 3,000 individual students every year.
As Program Assistant for Computing PTS, I work with a PTS Coordinator and Program Head to support 70 Instructors. My portfolio includes; MS Office, Computer Applications, Dental Reception, IT Skills and Web Technologies.
I work with thousands of students over 70 different COMP course sections every term to manage priority registrations. Due to a limited available seats student priority is based on two main factors; prerequisite completion and program declaration.
My goal is to help students find answers or point them in the right direction. Every term when registration opens we are very busy, please contact me via emails and allow 3 business days for a reply.
I came to BCIT with over 20 years of management experience that included operations, business expansion, recruiting. training, and revenue generation. As an early user of personal computers, I was hired by a Texas-based computer and electronics manufacturer. My initial role was to promote the use of stand-alone PC systems to replace minicomputers.
After one year, I was given the opportunity to supervise government, health care and education accounts. By 1989 we also provided networked PC solutions for accounting, MSP billing, desktop publishing and touch-screen POS. My role included deployment, and training with a focus on customer satisfaction.
I was promoted to branch manager of the Vancouver Computer Center where I had the distinction of deploying some of the first PC’s into BC public schools. My responsibilities also included the delivery of classroom training for systems and database, progressing to systems integrator. In 1991, I was selected to lead the computer support team for western Canada.
In 1994, I moved to the distribution channel to promote memory, storage and certification training for SCO UNIX, Windows NT and MSCE. After several IT certification courses, I then transitioned to post-secondary education. My BCIT career started as Operations Coordinator, Computer Systems Technology, CST Part-time Studies.
My job description included expanding courses and programs, increasing student satisfaction and doubling registrations. I achieved that goal in 1998, and grew Computing to the single largest program area at BCIT with over 12% of all PTS courses.
In 1999, I produced one of the first department websites at BCIT. In 2007, I branded the CST department as “BCIT School of Computing”, and developed a landing page with a single URL for marketing. In 2011, I re-branded the entire department as “BCIT Computing”, which now includes 3 full-time diplomas, 4 fast-track programs and Computing PTS.
As PTS Program Head I lead 70 instructors with a PTS Coordinator and 2 Program Assistants. I work with IT industry experts to keep our courses and programs relevant. Every year we offer over 500 COMP course sections as part of 15 different part-time computing programs. We have maintained well above the sector average for student satisfaction ratings.
I have created a detailed Computing PTS Student Guide to help students understand course and program requirements, expectations and who to contact. Every term I conduct multiple information sessions and as well I provide individual course and program plans for students. We also offer options for full-time students to make up credits or move to PTS delivery.
My methods have been documented as best practices for PTS Coordinators and Program Heads across BCIT. I have volunteered for many selection committees and multiple councils; Life Long Learning, ITS User Chair, and Marketing. In 2019, I was elected to the FSA Board of Directors. I have also received multiple BCIT employee excellence nominations and awards.
I have developed a series of Applied Associate Certificates as sub-sets of the CST Diploma. I have personally produced over 100 new COMP courses which have generated $80+ million in tuition for BCIT. These new courses have brought BCIT graduates and local industry practitioners into teaching, and provided new jobs.
My tag line, “Start with just one course” has guided people to explore and learn IT skills one course at a time. I have mentored and coached more than 50 thousand individuals to advance their careers at night and on weekends. Computing PTS laddered credential programs are recognized by industry, and our graduates are known to be job-ready.
Not sure where to begin?
- COMP 1002 – Applied Computer Concepts
COMP 1002 is the foundation for all Computing Part-time Studies 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