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Discover the key aspects of how e-commerce affects and works within businesses. Through this program you’ll explore how technology is changing global commerce and creating new opportunities. Each course in this associate certificate program is taught by industry professionals to be sure you get the most current information and skills, including internet law, e-commerce systems, and customer relationship management.

By earning your associate certificate, you’ll be prepared for a career in e-commerce with the knowledge, context, and analytical insights for conducting business using information technology and the internet.

This program can now be completed online!

About the program

  • Eight courses to completion
  • Flexible training with in-person and online courses
  • Build a foundation of essential skills for online business

To learn more about how this program prepares you for career advancement, visit the Program Details.

Who should complete the E-Commerce Associate Certificate?

This program might be right for you if:

  • You have some computer familiarity (web browsers, spreadsheets, word processors)
  • You’re interested in building your own online business or e-commerce site for your employer
  • You are interested in pursuing further training to enhance your future career
  • You want to begin with a solid foundation of e-commerce principles

If you’re looking for more technical skills for the development of e-commerce projects, you might also consider the Web and Mobile Application Development or Applied Web Development programs.

Take the first step toward your training and enroll at the Entrance Requirements today.

What grads can do

With the experience you get in this program, you’ll be prepared to conduct business through the internet. You might use the knowledge you gain here as professional development to help you in your current position, or you might apply it to a new career in business administration, or even with your own business.

To learn more about the opportunities available to you, visit the Graduating and Jobs page.

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, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there’s space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (April).

To apply to a Part-time Studies program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.

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:

Costs & Supplies


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.

By training in courses developed by working industry professionals, you’ll get the most up-to-date information in a rapidly changing industry. In these eight courses for your associate certificate, you’ll focus on the core skills needed for conducting business online.

Program Details

This program is tailor-made to be flexible to meet your demanding schedule as well as the continuously changing world of business online. Through updated courses taught by industry professionals, you’ll get the most current information and skills needed for conducting business through the Internet. This program can be completed through online learning.

Graduating & Jobs

With the hands-on experience you get at BCIT, you’ll be prepared with the most current skills that you can apply directly to your everyday job in e-commerce. Whether you’re interested in honing your skills at a current position for better online business or in taking steps toward a new career, earning your E-Commerce associate certificate will help prepare you with the essential knowledge and experience.

Additionally, course credits earned through this program can be applied to other BCIT certificate and diploma programs.

Contact Us

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
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Declaring your program
  • Making changes to your approved program plan

If you have other program questions that are not answered on the program pages, you need help with a course in which you are currently enrolled, or the waitlist, then please contact us at

Kim Petkov
Program Assistant – Business Administration
604-432-8860 |

Richard Miles
Part-time Studies Coordinator – Business Administration
604-451-6780 |

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