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Would you like to learn online at the convenience of your home? Or would you like to learn at your own pace? Through Distance and Online education, we can offer options that might be just what you’re looking for.

Distance & Online Education Programs

Applied and Natural Sciences
From Ecological Restoration to Geomatics, BCIT’s Applied and Natural Sciences programs are designed to transform today’s dreamers into tomorrow’s world-changers.

Engineering, Design and Technology
BCIT’s Engineering, Design and Technology programs can help transform your affinity for solutions-based design into a career that lets you do what you love.

Trades, Technical and Apprenticeships
Build on your Red Seal designation, advance your level of specialization or management, and return to a career that challenges and excites you with a refreshed set of skills.


Individual courses are available in Parks Facility Management.

The Parks program can be divided into two main subject areas with each developed specific for the professionals in their prospective fields.

Piping Trades

In the Piping Trades Department, we can offer you opportunities of training in our Industrial Gas Fitting (A Licence), Domestic/Commercial Gas Fitter (B Licence) distance education programs. At the request of the gas industry BCIT has developed a new more flexible gas training program. With our new high quality student guides and procedural handbook as well as phone in instructor tutoring the student can complete the theory section assignments at home. Assignments can then be delivered via E-mail, Fax or regular mail. The program offers continuous intake with a one year completion time for the theory section of each level. The program levels “A” and “B” are stand alone with a required two week practical (hands on) session at BCIT on completion of the theory part of each level.

To be eligible to write the Class B Licensing Exam The Gas Safety Branch requires the applicant to have completed an apprenticeship in one of the Piping or Refrigeration trades. To be eligible to write the Class A Gasfitter Licensing Exam the applicant must hold a Class B Gasfitter License for a minimum two years.

For further details on a particular program of studies or courses, please visit the relevant program web site given above. We’re sure you’ll find a host of useful and interesting courses awaiting you.