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Advanced .NET Development, AND is a second level credential that is built on top of the Applied Software Development, ASD. This advanced software development program is a subset of the CST/PTS Diploma and may be of interest to those with Computer Science degrees.

This comprehensive series of advanced .NET software development courses includes C# , ASP and Docker.  Students must have strong web development skills in HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript before starting this program.

COMP 2831– Business Analysis and Systems Design is also required prior to starting this credential.

Program delivery mode: varies by course

  • Please check the individual COMP course schedule pages for delivery and location details.
  • Some courses in Computing Part-time Studies will be delivered online during COVID-19.
  • Other courses will be physically face to face and may include some blended online activities.
  • It may not be possible to complete a program entirely online, some courses may require attending the Burnaby or Downtown campuses.

Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

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.

Thousands of BCIT students have completed Microsoft .NET courses part-time and have moved on to long term careers in IT and software development. There are job opportunities in Vancouver for .NET Developers.

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

Learn to develop secure, large scale .NET solutions.

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:

Please be sure to check the Computing PTS Course and Program Changes page for equivalent course details.

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.

Important Notice: Computing Part-time Studies is a course by course registration and was not designed for students on limited timelines.

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

Students must provide a current model PC desktop or laptop with a webcam, microphone and have high-speed internet access. COMP courses may use two-way audio and video as well as group work outside of class.

Participants must be computer literate in order to participate and complete each COMP course. Please contact the department via email: if you have any questions.

Advanced .NET Development, AND is built on top of ASD which must be completed first along with COMP 1850 and COMP 2132. Due to prerequisites and scheduling it is typically not possible to complete this part-time program in less than 3 terms, at night and on weekends.

Note: Part-time Studies was not designed for full-time delivery or for those on funding timelines

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

At a minimum, it will take 2-3 terms (7-12+ months) to complete this credential depending on when you start.

  • COMP 3602  is offered every term and will replace COMP 2614 as of September 2021.
  • COMP 3973 is offered once per year in September.
  • COMP 3609* and COMP 3618* were retired as of May 2021.

*Students who previously completed COMP 3609/3618 use them as electives in AND and CST/PTS.

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.

Required courses include programming foundations with C# Application Development, QA and Software Testing, Object-Oriented Software Design and ASP.NET Core MVC for Web Apps.

Electives include Agile, AWS Academy Cloud Architecting, Docker plus JavaScript and advanced 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, 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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