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Fall 2021 note: BCIT is working on how to safely return educational activities to our campuses. We are committed to continued educational quality in accordance with prevailing health and safety guidelines. For details regarding the delivery format of specific programs and courses, please visit individual program and course pages.

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

Our Forensic Investigation programs combine intellectual rigour and current technologies used by investigators and other professionals working in 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 in areas of science, computers, economics and business, detecting, collecting, evaluating, and preparing evidence for use in civil and criminal courts of law.

Bachelor of Technology (BTech) options:

Bachelor of Science Combined Honours with UBC:

Advanced Certificates (ACert) in:

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.


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:

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