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British Columbia’s high tech sector is growing rapidly, with Vancouver becoming a global hub for the IT industry. The continued growth of the IT sector creates demand for a range of IT professionals, including support analysts, network administrators, web developers, business and systems analysts, security specialists, system integrators, and more.
The BCIT Computer Information Technology (CIT) Diploma is a unique two-year full-time program that will prepare you for a well-paying career in the IT sector. Focusing on emerging tools and technologies, and offering hands-on work on real industry projects, you’ll be equipped for exciting and evolving tech careers across this growing industry.
The CIT program might be the right fit for you if you:
- Want to join the dynamic IT sector and explore the many roles within it
- Have a knack for troubleshooting and problem solving
- Love to plan and configure software and computers as much as you love to code
- Want a stable professional career with strong growth
- Enjoy working with people and on teams
State-of-the-art new space
CIT is offered at BCIT’s Downtown Campus – in the heart of Vancouver – with several high-tech sector players close by. The CIT experience features industry-driven project-based learning, small classes, and a new state-of-the-art TEC Hub learning space which mimics the feel of a tech company. Check out the 360 tour:
September and January each year. See Program Entry for more information.
Computing part-time and full-time programs.
Costs & Supplies
Computer Information Technology (CIT) is a unique program that aims to train students to be technical experts in various computing technologies including database, network administration, web technology, and security. Graduates will be IT specialists responsible for planning, deployment, administration, and configuration of computing infrastructures for organizations.
Learn more about the teaching model in the new CIT space.
Industry Sponsored Student Projects
The Industry Sponsored Student Projects program (ISSP) provides students with real-life experience by working on IT or software projects directly from industry. Students work in teams or individually with an industry sponsor, proceeding through the development life-cycle to develop a complete IT or software solution. Read more about how students are making a difference.
If your team or company needs individual contributors for project or operational roles, CIT students also have the option of doing an individual practicum in place of one of the team-based projects. The individual practicum is for students in the final term of CIT, and requires at least 15 hours per week of paid work with a company for 15 weeks or more. If you have a position for a student, or if you would like to know more, please email us.
Graduating & Jobs
Every company is a technology company. No matter what product or service they provide, companies across all industries use information technology to support and enhance business operations.
As a graduate from the Computer Information Technology (CIT) diploma program, you will develop knowledge of and experience with the latest technologies, and transferable business skills necessary to begin or advance a successful career.
Learn about a grad who loved the cohort model and the variety of curriculum, or a former student who emphasizes the transferability of skills learned in CIT to his job in industry.
Upon graduation, students may also choose to continue their studies full-time or to begin working in their chosen field while pursuing a degree part-time. CIT graduates are eligible to apply for the following bachelor’s degree programs:
- Bachelor of Technology – Technology Management
- Bachelor of Technology – Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity
- Bachelor of Technology – Computer Systems
(bridging courses required)
- Bachelor of Business Administration
(bridging courses required)
|89%||of grads were very satisfied or satisfied with their education|
|94%||of grads found their CIT Diploma useful in getting their job|
|96%||of grads were ready to collaborate in groups at work|
|94%||of grads were ready to keep up with the pace of change in tech by learning new skills on their own|
Typical roles and career progression
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Program Head, CIT Diploma
Armaan Dhanji, Instructor
Benjamin Yu, Instructor
Lei (Johnny) Zhang, Instructor
Michael Mulder, Instructor
Michal Aibin, Instructor
Neda Changizi, Instructor
Rob Neilson, Instructor
Sam Meech-Ward, Instructor
Tim Guicherd, Instructor
Trevor Lord, Instructor
Patrick Guichon, Instructor
Programmed and maintained code for PLC controllers for large paper mills.
Developed HMI screens to interface between multiple complex machines.
Developed and maintained a text messaging platform in Java and Coldfusion.
Developed mobile friendly and responsive websites for our clients.
Designed, installed and maintained various server environments for Windows Coldfusion and Linux WordPress applications.
Designed and optimized table structures and queries for a large (100GB) MySQL Transactional database.
Developed mobile apps in Java for syncing contacts and calendar events.
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.)
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Network Administration Option.
Courses taken in Network Infrastructure, Network Security, Intrusion Detection and Prevention.
Database Administration, Java Programming
BCIT is well-respected by employers for its ties to industry. In Computing, this connection is formalized through a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) comprised of experts in a range of roles from a cross-section of companies. The department consults regularly to ensure program currency and relevance.
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