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About BCIT Forensics

Our Forensic Science and Technology program is the most comprehensive of its kind in Canada, offering courses and programs like forensic science, forensic health science, crime and intelligence analysis, digital forensics, and cyber security. For almost 20 years, BCIT has produced highly trained investigators. With the growth of technology comes more sophisticated criminals that negatively impact economies and society in general. BCIT is responding with even more advanced education and research for the next generation of investigator.

Field school features

Join us for a forensic science experience which can include:

  • rigorous teaching of related scientific principles and theories
  • mock crime scene exercise and evidence collection
  • operation of devices (e.g., GC-MS, 3500 Genetic Analyzer, HPLC, FTIR, and Stereo Microscopes) and examinations of the evidence involved in the case
  • lab examinations
  • field trips to local law enforcement agencies, offering comparative insight into forensic rules and practices in a different legal system
  • moot court testimony experience
  • credit or non-credit learning depending on the requirements of your institution
aerial view of Vancouver.

Add to your experience

Students have the opportunity to explore the Vancouver region, consistently rated one of the top cities in the world to visit and in which to live.

Contact us to discuss opportunities for your institution

If your institution is interested in a custom forensic field school, please contact Dr. Dean Hildebrand.

“It was definitely an experience of a life time!“

Evan Huang, student from California State University, Long Beach
Forensics Field School student, Summer 2016

A very successful joint program…

“The BCIT-CSULB comparative forensic science program has proved to be a very successful joint program…I strongly believe this program will promote joint fighting against some transnational crimes between the two countries, such as drug/fentanyl trafficking, alien smuggling, and weapon smuggling.“

Dr. John Wang
Professor of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Forensic Studies
Director, Certificate Programs in Forensic Studies and High-Tech Crime
California State University, Long Beach

For the fourth year in a row, students from California State University Long Beach (Cal State) visited BCIT for an in-depth international forensic experience. Not only do students become better prepared to work on trans-national crimes, the Vancouver experience helps students gain a comparative perspective between the US and Canada.

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