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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 to receive a signed Course Planning Document, which they will be required to attach to their online declaration.

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 CSC program.

Please review these alternatives to Grade 12 English equivalents.

One of the goals of this program is to help students acquire interpersonal skills. CSC students require strong communication skills by completing the 2 COMM courses at the start of this program. In the higher-level COMP courses students must engage in significant group work, write technical reports in teams, and make team presentations.

Please also consider upgrading with MATH 0001 prior to starting the program if you do not have recent higher math skills; Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry.

Domestic students
Students taking 1-2 courses per term must first complete “Applied Software Development (ASD)” and “Applied Computer Information Systems (ACIS)” Associate Certificates prior to starting the CSC. ASD and ACIS may be completed simultaneously with 1 course from each per term, only choosing the electives which apply to CSC.

Please Note: CSC requires a minimum of 2 years of study, with a maximum of 5 years to complete.

Please read the Computing Flexible Learning Student Guide prior to declaring the CSC and before registering for any COMP courses. If you have any questions, email the department directly:


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