New models of business operation like telecommuting & telework, online collaboration, and global marketplaces are transforming the way we work. There is a rapidly growing need to understand the concepts of digital privacy, 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and the role of social media in business.
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The Digital Transformation microcredential is designed to have students acquire essential skills in an efficient and timely manner. Students select topics that best suit their needs. Each topic is delivered as a mini-course that is delivered over a short period of time. As students complete a course, they will receive a digital badge. Upon completion of four credits worth of badges, students will be awarded the microcredential in Digital Transformation.
What is a Badge?
A badge is assigned for the completion of short course or workshop that produces a single endorsement of specific knowledge, skills or competencies that is certified by a digital badge. A badge contains embedded data such as: where and when they were earned and the competencies assessed. A digital badge that can be linked to an online resume, website or social media platform. While most courses are worth one badge, some courses may be worth two or more badges.
What is a Microcredential?
Digital Transformation, Mass Timber and Natural Resource Protection are the first of many new industry-focused microcredentials at BCIT. You can earn a microcredential upon completing a series of badges.
Digital Transformation is a flexible multi-disciplinary microcredential that allows student to choose which topics and fields they wish to focus on in their studies. In addition, students have the flexibility to choose courses across a wide variety of topics. Each course will earn a student a digital badge that verifies the skills acquired and can be added to a resume, LinkedIn profile, or other social media platform. Upon completion of four credits of badges, students will also receive the microcredential “Digital Transformation” to accompany the badges the students have earned.
Digital Transformation is supported by the schools of Business and Media, Computing and Academic Studies, Energy, and Centre for Applied Research.
Complete 4.0 credits from courses in any of the following specialties:
1) Computing and Cyber-security
|XCMP 1110 – Computer Architecture Essentials||1.0|
|XCMP 1210 – Computer Operations Essentials||1.0|
|XCMP 1310 – Computer Networking Essentials||1.0|
|XCMP 1320 – Computer Programming Essentials||1.0|
|XFSC 7011 – Network Foundation||1.0|
|XFSC 7021 – Network Security using Kali Linux||1.0|
2) Business and Media
|XMKT 1032 – Safer Meeting & Event Design||1.0|
|XMKT 1040 – How to Create a Professional LinkedIn Profile||1.0|
|XMKT 1042 – YouTube Video Marketing||1.0|
|XMKT 1044 – E-Commerce with Shopify: How to start functional business website||1.0|
|XOPT 1051 – How to Forecast Stock Prices||1.0|
|XOPT 1364 – Presenting and Analyzing Data with MS Excel in the Digital World||1.5|
3) Robotics and Telecommunications
|XROB 1004 – Introduction to Robotics and Automation||3.0|
|XTEL 1530 – 5G Essentials||2.5|
How do I receive my badge?
You will receive notification to your myBCIT email once you successfully complete the course and your final mark is posted to your myBCIT account. Please login to your myBCIT email account to retrieve your badge.
How do I receive my microcredential?
You are eligible for your microcredential in Digital Transformation once you complete a minimum of 4.0 credits and all of your final marks are posted to your myBCIT account. Once you have met the requirements, please email BCIT SOBM Microcredential SOBM_microcredential@bcit.ca with your BCIT Student ID (A#) and your full name. You will receive your microcredential by email within 2 weeks.
What if I do not want to continue in the course?
Courses within the microcredential are treated the same as any other program or Part-time Studies course. You may withdraw from your course or program and be eligible to receive a tuition refund if you voluntarily withdraw by the refund deadline. Refund information, including deadlines, are provided when you register for a course. Special fees for some courses are non-refundable, and different refund requirements may apply.
The Registrar’s Office requires the course withdrawl request is made from your myBCIT email address to verify the legitimacy of your request. Incomplete forms or forms submitted using a non-myBCIT email address cannot be processed. Withdrawals will be processed within 2-3 business days. Log into myBCIT and check under Student Self Service to confirm withdrawals and account balances.
If you missed the refund or withdrawal deadline, it is still very important to notify BCIT of your intent to withdraw. Late withdrawals are subject to program area approval, and will not be considered without applicable documentation. Remember to formally withdraw to ensure your permanent academic record, your GPA, and your ability to qualify for future awards and recognition are not affected.
Please visit Part-time Studies Withdrawals for more information.
My course is cancelled, what should I do?
If minimum enrolment for a course is not reached, it may be cancelled. BCIT will cancel courses no later than two business days prior to the start date. Variations to this practice will be stated in the course outline.
If your course is cancelled, an email will be sent to your myBCIT account. You will receive a cheque for a full refund within four weeks. You may also transfer your fees to a different course by contacting Student Information and Enrolment Services.
What do I need to do before my first class or online session?
Our Part-time Studies Orientation web page will help you get prepared. It provides an overview of BCIT services and information, including:
- Distance and online learning
- Textbooks and material
- Classroom locations
How do I log in to myBCIT?
You will need your username (your BCIT ID student number (A00_ _ _ _ _ _) and your initial password is your birthday in this format: YYMMDD. You can search for your BCIT ID online or reset your password if needed. Your myBCIT account gives you access to your final grades and to your badge/microcredential. The Student Information and Enrolment Services office is also here to help.
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