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  • This program will be delivered online during COVID-19.
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Thousands of BCIT students have completed Microsoft .NET courses part-time and have moved on to long term careers in IT and software development.

This is a second-level credential that is built on top of our Applied Software Development, ASD. The prerequisites also assume the ability to hand-code in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery.

Advanced .NET Development includes a comprehensive series of integrated Microsoft courses and open source tools for Windows, web, and cloud application development using managed execution of code and eliminating issues of scripted or interpreted environments.

The goal is to provide a seamless developer experience across a wide variety of Windows-based and Web-based applications providing a consistent OO programming environment.

Graduates of Advanced .NET Development will be able to develop and deploy commercial quality Windows, web and cloud-based applications to industry standards.

There are job opportunities in Vancouver for .NET Developers.

Important Notice: Computing Part-time Studies is a course by course registration and was not designed for students on limited timelines. This is a second-level credential that requires ASD completion.

Entrance Requirements


Advanced .NET Development is a second level credential that is built on top of our Applied Software Development (ASD) Associate Certificate.

Before declaring your intent to complete this program, you must meet the following prerequisites:

Experienced Object Oriented programmers who already know how to write and compile code in multiple languages may waive the ASD prerequisite only if they have equivalent only if they have formal post-secondary education in software application development. Please email to discuss your prior education before submitting transcripts or course outlines.

Each course has specific prerequisites that must be completed prior to starting this program. Students who have not completed the prerequisites or who do not have equivalent post-secondary education to ASD will not be approved into this program.

Costs & Supplies

Registration is course by course and there are eight to nine courses, averaging approximately $500 tuition each course. The current total cost of this program is approximately $5,500, with text books and depending on electives chosen.

BCIT Computing is a member of the MSDN, Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance. Students are provided with Microsoft development tools for use in their course work at no added cost.


Program Details

Computer hardware and Internet requirements

COMP courses are now conducted entirely online until further notice. Students must provide a current model PC desktop or laptop with a webcam, microphone and have high-speed internet access. Courses will be delivered in real-time and may use two-way audio and video as well as group work.

Students must be computer literate and be able to log in during regularly scheduled class hours in order to participate and complete each COMP course. Please contact the department via email: if you have any questions.

Please Note:

You cannot declare Advanced .NET Development unless you have completed ASD or have equivalent formal post-secondary education.

At a minimum, it will take 4 or more terms (16 months) to complete this credential depending on when you start.

  • COMP 2614 is offered every term.
  • COMP 3618 is offered once per year in January.
  • COMP 3609 is offered once per year in April.
  • COMP 3973 is offered once per year in September.

The concept behind Microsoft .NET is to provide a variety of tools and technologies to build software applications with less work, making use of a consistent programming model and a common set of APIs.The .NET Framework supports the interoperability of multiple programming languages using .NET Library components and provides services for security, memory management and exception handling. It includes a large library of coded solutions and a virtual machine environment using Common Runtime Languages to execute programs written for specifically for .NET.Our .NET core courses include; programming foundations with C# Application Development, .NET User Interface Design, Advanced .NET Application Development and then ASP.NET Core MVC for Web Apps.

Electives include Agile, AWS Academy Cloud Architecting, Docker plus advanced JavaScript options in Angular, Node and React.

The curriculum may be modified in accordance with market trends in the industry.

Program abandonment:

Students approved for a part-time study program are expected to register and complete courses on a continuous basis. A student that has not completed a course from their approved program of study over a period of three consecutive academic terms will be considered to have abandoned the program.

Throughout the duration of the program, a student is permitted a maximum of five academic terms where they are not required to register and complete a course from their approved program of study. Students who exceed the five-term maximum will be considered to have abandoned the program.

Students who have abandoned their approved program of study and wish to be reinstated will be required to apply for program approval for a current credential. BCIT cannot guarantee that courses taken prior to this reapplication will be credited towards the current credential.

BCIT Policy 5103 – Student Evaluation [PDF] permits a maximum of three attempts to successfully complete each course within a credential.

Graduating & Jobs

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

.NET related ‘COMP’ courses are delivered by subject matter experts and industry professionals, most of who are actual developers working in the local market.

This program was developed and managed by Kevin Cudihee as Program Head with input from; Charlie Blattler, Sam Hoff, Amir Ahani, Anca Datcu-Romano, Medhat Elmasry, Krishna Kothumbaka and Ed Rubuliak.

Administrative support is provided by

Advisory committee

Computing Part-time Studies curriculum is coordinated by Kevin Cudihee on behalf of the Computer System Technology (CST) department and associated Program Advisory Committee (PAC).

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