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Your preparation for Math after acceptance into your program

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. There are several tests available to help you assess your skills and provide you with the information you need to arrive at BCIT ready for the mathematics in your program

  • If you are planning on entering the Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Program or the Sustainable Resource Management Program, the Technical Mathematics for Renewable Resources Assessment for Success, will give you the details you need and the appropriate test for these programs.
  • If you are planning to enter the Technology Entry Program then the Math Assessment for Technology Entry will give you the details you need.
  • For all other BCIT Technology Programs, the general Self Assessment Mathematics Test will give you the information you need to assess your readiness.

Math self-assessment for:

Calculator recommendations

The following table presents the current calculator recommendations in the Technology Programs for which the Math department teaches courses. As such, it is only intended as a guideline to buying calculators unless there is a particular requirement by the technology, which will be indicated in the additional notes column. Please note that these recommendations are based on the information provided by the current Math instructors and it may vary from year to year.

If you wish to be certain about the use of a particular calculator you should wait until starting your program to determine the current policy of your instructors.