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  • This program will be delivered online during COVID-19.
  • Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

Applied Computer Information Systems, ACIS provides a broad foundation to use computing technologies in a business environment.

This credential is aimed at two audiences:

  • Those using IT systems with no formal credentials.
  • Anyone interested in a broad IT foundation prior to advanced computing credentials.

This hands-on credential and is also the second step in laddering toward the Computer Systems Technology Diploma, CST/PTS.

If your end goal is the Diploma, then you should complete Applied Software Development, ASD before completing ACIS.

Some students may want to complete both ASD and ACIS concurrently and should contact the department for course planning.

Successful participants become expert end-user of a Windows 10 personal computer, then become proficient in typical MS Office applications, followed by an in-depth understanding of relational database design and data modelling.

A wide variety of electives are offered to suit individual interests including: IT project management, object-oriented programming and web

Students may also choose electives in expert level word processing, spreadsheets, business and technical communication, plus business intelligence for data mining.

ACIS graduates not moving on to the CST Diploma may also choose to continue on to Applied Database Administration and Design, ADAD.

Learn the technical foundations for business information systems.

Entrance Requirements

Please complete COMP 1002 and COMP 2010 before submitting your ACIS program declaration.

Please Note: Students who are working toward or who have completed the Applied Computer Applications, ACA associate certificate will not be given approval for ACIS. This is due to the potential of significant elective topic duplication with: MS Windows, MS Office, Web Development and Business Communication.

Students planning to move on to the CST Diploma in PTS should complete ASD and ACIS prior to CSC.

ACIS program acceptance will not be given to those students who have completed ACA.

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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.

This program may be completed with a minimum of 25 credits chosen from the Mandatory and Electives.
All courses must be completed successfully within a five-year period.

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


Each course has prerequisite knowledge.

Be sure that you have the required knowledge and skills before enrolling in any course. You are also expected to have an excellent command of English and Math at a BC High School Grade 12 level, or equivalent.

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