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Entrance Requirements


Note: In alignment with public health orders, this program requires that students be vaccinated for a number of communicable diseases – including COVID-19.

There is no application process for this program. Interested students will need to self-register for a course and declare into the program.

Part-time studies courses are taught assuming registrants not only have a BC Grade 12 level of English, but also have proficiency in all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Courses are taught at a first-year college level and adequate communication skills are essential to succeed in the program.

Course registration

A formal application is not required to take part-time OCHS courses by distance education. Enrolment is on a course-by-course basis, one term at a time.

Please note: There is no “wait list” system for part-time studies at BCIT. Registration happens on-line on a first-come-first-served basis.

Scheduled Intakes

Part-time studies terms start in January, April, and September. Course start dates vary. Students are advised to check the BCIT website for important dates and to refer to the program matrix for individual course start dates. Plan on registering for courses early to avoid missing out on available spaces.


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