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If you’re looking to grow your career even further, one of the most essential skills you’ll need to develop is leadership. Combining elements of leadership and change management, this seven-course program has been specially designed to give you the ability to bring people together to further develop your team and your own career.

Whether you’re a working professional looking to move into management or a supervisor in your first level of management, BCIT gives you hands-on learning and the full breadth of knowledge to develop your leadership skills.

Fall 2021 delivery mode: in person and online options

  • Part-time students have the option to take courses in person and/or online.
  • We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the procedures that have been implemented.

Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

About the program

  • 21-credit Associate Certificate Program

Learn more about how BCIT’s focus on practical leadership training can help you advance your career in the Program Details.

Who should complete the Leadership Associate Certificate?

The Leadership Associate Certificate is right for you if:

  • You are a first-level manager and supervisor in any industry
  • You are already working in small-to-large organizations
  • You want to gain leadership skills to execute your new or current role better

If you’re interested in developing stronger leadership skills to help you in your current work or to advance your career, be sure to check with your employer as many of our students are industry-sponsored to help cover costs for additional education.

Apply today on the Entrance Requirements page.

What grads can do

This flexible program with many courses that are offered online focuses on professional skills development that you can apply to almost any industry. By helping you develop your leadership and change management skills, you’ll be better prepared to move up into managerial roles or give you, as a new manager, the skills to lead your team, and your career, effectively.

Additionally, upon completion of this program, you’ll have the opportunity to apply some of your course credits toward further education in the Human Resource Management Certificate, the Diploma in Business Administration, and other programs.

Learn more about your opportunities on our 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

Bring your own device

Most courses and programs in the School of Business + Media are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Please ensure you bring a laptop to every class. Plug-in outlets will be provided at most stations in classrooms, but not in all classrooms, so please ensure you have at least 2 hours of battery life available at the beginning of each class. Check the following recommended computer requirements prior to the start of class. If a program or course does not require you to provide your own device, that information will be provided by your instructor or indicated in the course outline.

For online classes, it is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content.


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.

With in-class and online course options, this flexible, seven-course program gives you the practical, experiential learning you need to develop your leadership and management skills, as well as the confidence and knowledge to apply them to your current and future positions.

Please note: part-time programs and courses are open enrolment and although we make every effort to accommodate demand, course registration cannot be guaranteed in every semester. High demand courses fill quickly and may result in students unable to register for a course that semester. Courses may also be cancelled due to low enrolment.

Program Details

Earning your Associate Certificate in Leadership helps you build lifelong career skills and applicable management techniques. It also shows to your current and future employers your dedication to being a leader and making that organization function better.

In this flexible program, courses are offered on-campus and online to meet your own demanding schedule. Through courses developed by working management professionals, you’ll find the skills and training to sharpen your supervisory, teambuilding, and change management skills.

Graduating & Jobs

With the training you’ll receive in this program, you’ll develop the people and supervisory skills to successfully lead small and medium-sized staffs.

Graduates of this program have successfully continued on management tracks within industry and government organizations.

Many graduates continue working with their current employer while also furthering their education. Some course credits from this program can be applied towards a Human Resource Management Certificate which in turn can be applied towards a Diploma in Business Administration and then a bachelor’s degree.

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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