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Entrance Requirements

Important Notice for International students and students on limited timelines
Prior to submitting a program declaration, international students and those on limited timelines (e.g. with student loans or limited sponsorship) must first contact the department directly at cstpts@bcit.ca to receive a signed Course Planning Document, which they will be required to attach to their online declaration.

Prerequisites:

ADAC students must have a strong command of English and Math, as well as the ability to use Windows 10+ Computers to install and configure related software applications.

  • COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge of file management on a Windows 10 based PC.
  • COMP 2010 or equivalent knowledge of MS Office fundamentals.

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

There is significant group work, research, writing technical reports, and making team presentations. 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.

Please Note: ADAC requires a minimum of 2 years 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 advanced standing in ADAC.

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

If you have any questions, email the department directly: cstpts@bcit.ca

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