Foundation

If you've got an interest in one particular trade but aren't working in trades already, our Foundation programs are a good choice – especially if your ultimate goal is to become an apprentice. These programs can vary from 13 weeks to 10 months in duration. Upon successful completion of a Foundation program, you will get credit for the first level (some trades have two levels) of your apprenticeship training by the Industry Training Authority and be ready to start working as an apprentice. A student who completes a Foundation program is highly sought after by employers as the student has attained the necessary skills to be immediately productive on the worksite. Foundation programs are available in more than 20 trades at BCIT which ladder into apprenticeship training.

Find out more about Foundation

BCIT's Foundation programs:

Trades

Construction

  1. Boilermaker Foundation
    Full-time     Certificate
  2. Electrical Foundation
    Full-time     Certificate
  3. Ironworker Foundation
    Full-time     Certificate
  4. Joinery (Cabinetmaker) Foundation
    Full-time     Certificate
  5. Metal Fabricator Foundation
    Full-time     Certificate
  6. Piping Foundation
    Full-time     Certificate
  7. Sheet Metal Worker Foundation
    Full-time     Certificate
  8. Welder Foundation
    Full-time     Certificate

Electrical/Electronics

  1. Electrical Foundation
    Full-time     Certificate

Mechanical

  1. Machinist Foundation
    Full-time     Certificate
  2. Millwright Foundation
    Full-time     Certificate
  3. Refrigeration Mechanic Foundation
    Full-time     Certificate

Transportation

  1. Automotive Refinishing Technician Foundation
    Full-time     Certificate
  2. Automotive Technician (Honda/Acura Foundation)
    Full-time     Certificate
  3. Automotive Technician (Toyota Foundation)
    Full-time     Certificate
  4. Automotive Technician Foundation
    Full-time     Certificate
  5. Motor Vehicle Body Repair Technician Foundation
    Full-time     Certificate
  6. Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technician Foundation
    Full-time     Certificate