Over 25,000 students have learned data technologies at BCIT.
BCIT Computing Flexible Learning, formerly known as Part-time Studies (PTS), offers 5 separate data-related credentials, course by course at night and on the weekends. With simple elective planning, these programs could be taken as a series of laddered credentials, in this order.
Do you want to explore Computing and IT skills?
Applied Computer Information Systems (ACIS) offers a hands-on introduction to using and managing computer applications and IT systems.
Complete COMP 1002 -Applied Computer Concepts, before declaring this program. You will acquire the skills for managing files and installing software on a network. Then move on to COMP 2010 -MS Office Applications, to gain proficiency in using Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
ACIS is aimed at two audiences: those currently working in information systems with no formal credentials, and those interested in a foundation before moving on to further higher education in computing.
ACIS includes required courses from the Computer Systems Certificate (CSC): object-oriented programming, web development, math, database and communications. Students working toward the CSC should select electives accordingly: only certain ACIS electives count toward CSC.
Graduates will have acquired a solid understanding of the technical foundations of information systems, and may decide to move on to the laddered credential path to CST FLEX Diploma or complete ADAD and ADAC below.
Do you want to become a database administrator?
Applied Database Administration and Design, (ADAD) covers the development and design of database management systems and tools. Cover core courses from the CSC plus a variety of industry electives, including data visualization.
Complete COMP 1630 – Relational Database Design and SQL, before declaring this program to acquire a technical computer science foundation in relational database and Structured Query Language (SQL). Then move on to COMP 2831 – Business Analysis and Systems Design,
ADAD is aimed at two audiences: those who want to design, develop, and install database servers, as well as manage administrative policies, and those who want to explore the latest data mining and Business Intelligence (BI) tools.
Learn to develop integrated database and BI technologies to industry standards for scalable and secure database information systems. ADAD graduates have very good career prospects in Database Administration and BI, plus also have significant course credits toward ADAC below.
Do you want to become a data analyst and learn to develop data analytics systems?
Applied Data Analytics, (ADAC) is built on top of ADAD, with focus on data analysis using Excel, SQL, Python, and R, along with BI tools for data-driven decision-making. Core courses include: statistics for data analytics, data visualization, IT security, Internet and IT Law, and an introduction to Big Data.
Complete COMP 1630 – Relational Database Design and SQL, before declaring this program. Gain the technical foundations to keep up with changes in data technologies and business intelligence trends. ADAC is aimed at those who want to develop, build, and use data analytics systems.
Choose from elective courses in Information Technology and Business Intelligence reporting systems, or tools to enhance your evidence-based decision-making. Help organizations across all sectors make informed and actionable decisions by designing and building data analytics systems.
Do you want to earn digital badges and a microcredential in data visualization?
You can apply to receive a microcredential after completing 3 courses.
Earn a badge after completing just one course.
- COMP 2256 -Introduction to Visual Analytics with Tableau.
BCIT Computing provides students with career-ready skills