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School of Construction and the Environment


The School of Construction and the Environment is concerned with the natural environment, the built environment, and the relationship between them.

It is a leading contributor of trades, engineering, applied science, and natural science professionals in the province offering certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

With over 60 full-time and 270 part-time applied programs, well-recognized credentials, and a reputation for job-ready graduates, the School of Construction and the Environment is responsive and adaptive to the emerging needs and issues facing BC and beyond.


June 2021

Associate Certificate in Industrial Wood Processing - Online Information Session

June 15 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Are you currently an employee, supervisor, superintendent or mill manager in the North American lumber sector? Join us at this special online info session featuring Mark Stock, Senior Vice President Human Resources and IT, Interfor. The next intake is in September 2021! (June 2021 is full). The Associate Certificate in Industrial Wood Processing (IWP) is designed to prepare program graduates with the knowledge, critical thinking and technical skills to advance to supervisory positions within their current organizations in the North… Read more

Energy Management Programs (SEMAC & BCEM) Info Session – Online

June 16 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm PDT
Online Canada
Sustainable Energy Management Advanced Certificate (SEMAC) and Building Controls and Energy Management (BCEM) programs are completely online part-time studies programs. These two programs consists of nine courses each (with four in common) that cover the technical aspects of energy management or controls along with the business aspects and human behavior aspects. Register now for the online information session on Wednesday June 16 at 3:30pm. Get your questions answered by the Program Head. Read more

Energy Modelling for Building Professionals Info Session – Online

June 23 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm PDT
Online Canada
This course introduces the principles, procedures and benefits of energy modelling to building professionals in order to enable them to usefully and efficiently incorporate energy modelling into the design process. Students will gain a solid literacy in the science of energy efficient building design. This will include a review of building orientation, envelope design, space configurations and massing, opportunities to minimize the need for mechanical equipment (e.g., passive design and net-zero solutions). Attention will be given to conceptualizing the building… Read more

Electrical Foundation Online Info Session for Women

June 24 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm PDT
Online Canada
Woman in Electrical program
Are you a woman interested in learning more about an exciting career as an Electrician?  Join us at this special online info session for women. The Electrical Foundation program is launching a new and innovative curriculum to improve the recruitment and retention of female apprentices. This curriculum, which is being developed for co-ed foundation classes, is intended to be of benefit to all apprentices. This content will be embedded in the regular foundation curriculum and will focus on soft skills… Read more

Geomatics Online Info Session

June 29 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm PDT
Online Canada
Geomatics (Surveying & Mapping) is the art and science of acquiring, managing, and presenting geospatial (2D/3D) information. It is a discipline with a long and rich history and quickly emerging into one of the most exciting information sciences of the digital age. This session will be available via Zoom on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. This is where rapidly advancing technologies are applied to accurately represent our physical world and to better manage global resources.… Read more

Community Energy Management Info Session - Online

June 30 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm PDT
Online Canada
BCIT and the Community Energy Association have partnered to develop a new series of courses in the emerging field of community energy management. Community energy management spans the traditional silos of current and long range planning, policy, operations, engineering, transportation, finance, and others. Community Energy Management education will provide the knowledge and resources you need to manage the art and science of saving energy, emissions, and money across the community. This inter-disciplinary sequence of six on-line courses provides a unique… Read more
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