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Now more than ever, the world needs good journalists. Today’s journalists must combine strong writing with technical savvy and production expertise. Through this program, you’ll be guided by industry professionals to understand and explore the rapidly-changing world of journalism and story-telling. Hone your writing, interviewing, performance, and production skills to start on the path to a rewarding career in journalism.

Fall 2021 delivery mode: in person

  • This program will be delivered in person for the fall semester.
  • We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the procedures that have been implemented.

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

Who should complete the Journalism Associate Certificate?

This program could be right for you if:

  • You’re looking to study part-time as you work or manage family needs
  • You want to build upon your natural writing talent towards a career in journalism
  • You are a story-teller with your own website and/or blog who wants to enhance writing and production skills to tell more powerful and professional stories
  • You’re curious about the world and enjoy connecting with others
  • You’re creative and want to enhance writing and production skills to share your stories in a more engaging way
  • You seek a supportive, hands-on educational experience studying abroad in Canada

What grads can do

By earning your Associate Certificate, you’ll be honing your writing, story-telling and production skills to prepare for a variety of entry-level positions in journalism. You’ll be able to apply your writing skills and understanding of compelling story structure to a wide variety of opportunities in the world of media and communication. You may also wish to work as a freelance journalist, writer, or blogger to have your stories heard, or to enhance your own small business, personal project, or current job.

Entrance Requirements

About Part-time Studies

Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that’s right for you.

Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats such as evenings and weekends, and some of our offerings are available by distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there’s space available, you can register for a course immediately.

Applicants to the BCIT School of Business are required to have completed two years of full-time study in high school or post-secondary program in English in an English speaking country. If you do not have English 12 and have not studied in an English-speaking country, you will need to demonstrate your skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:

International applicants:

Learn about eligibility requirements to study and work in Vancouver.

Costs & Supplies

While Broadcast and Media Communications PTS courses do not adhere to the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) requirements, it is nonetheless preferable for students to have access to a personal computer to enhance their learning environment and to ensure course success. Please check the following recommended computer requirements prior to the start of class.


Important updates to Part-time Studies

1) Need to waitlist for a School of Business + Media course? Find out more.
2) English Requirement: Find out more.

Please note: part-time programs and courses are open enrolment and although we make every effort to accommodate demand, course registration cannot be guaranteed in every semester. High demand courses fill quickly and may result in students unable to register for a course that semester. Courses may also be cancelled due to low enrolment.

Program Details

Graduating & Jobs

Contact Us

Mary Kay Thurston
Part Time Studies Coordinator, Broadcast & Media Communications
604-432-8668 |

Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:

  • Course selection and program planning
  • Declaring your program
  • Making changes to your approved program plan
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Laddering options
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

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