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Entrance Requirements

Important Notice for International students and students on limited timelines

Prior to submitting a program declaration, those on limited timelines (e.g. with student loans or time-limited sponsorship) must first email to receive a signed Course Planning Document, which they will be required to attach to their online declaration.

Applications for international students must first be submitted online via How to Apply to Flexible Learning Programs – BCIT.

Please Note:

BCIT is Post-Secondary Education. Students must have English and Math skills equivalent to a minimum of BC high school Grade 12 level in order to complete courses in the ADAC program.

Please review these alternatives to Grade 12 English equivalents.

In the higher-level COMP courses students must engage in significant group work, write technical reports in teams, and make presentations in teams. One of the goals of this program is to help students acquire interpersonal skills. In order to succeed in a data analytics related jobs, strong communication and people skills are required.

If you are unsure about your spoken English, please consider COMM 0033 English Speaking and Listening Assessment before starting this program.

Students who have been away from higher math or need a refresher should consider completing the online MATH 0060 prior to MATH 1060 as it assumes a solid understanding of high school MATH 12 pre-calculus.

ADAC students must have the ability to use Windows 11 Computers to install and configure related software applications. The following are assumed prerequisites for this program.

  • COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge of file management on a Windows 11 based PC.
  • COMP 2010 or equivalent knowledge of MS Office fundamentals.

Most students will benefit by completing COMP 1002 prior to starting ADAC.

Please Note: ADAC requires a minimum of 5 terms of study, with a maximum of 5 years to complete.

  • Specific prerequisites or equivalent knowledge are required for each course.
  • Most students should complete COMP 1630 prior to taking MATH 1060.
  • Please complete courses via the tier sequences as indicated.

Domestic students attempting 1-2 courses per term:

Complete COMP 1630 Relational Database Design and SQL prior to declaring the Applied Data Analytics Certificate (ADAC).

Students who have completed or who are in process of completing the Associate Certificate in Applied Database Administration and Design (ADAD) will have some credit for the database and system foundations in ADAC.

Contact the department after completing COMP 1630 and MATH 1060 if you require additional course planning advice. Please read the Computing Flexible Learning Student Guide prior to declaring the ADAC and before registering for any COMP courses.

If you have any questions about ADAC, please email the department



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