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Looking to build a foundation of web skills around your own schedule? BCIT’s Associate Certificate in Web Technologies is a fast, eight-course program designed to give you up-to-date, applicable job skills through online courses that fit your own schedule, no matter where you are.

Carefully created by working professionals to give you the most current information and technology with hands-on experience, this program is perfect for small business owners and other employees hoping to manage everyday design and updates of their own websites.

Fall 2021 delivery mode: online

  • This program is delivered fully online with three different intake dates during the year.
  • 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

  • Entirely online to work around your schedule
  • Professional development prepares you for basic web design and maintenance
  • Can be an introduction to web technologies by itself, or as the first step to completing the more technical certificate program

To learn more, visit our Program Details page.

Who should complete the Web Technologies Associate Certificate?

Whether you’re doing just a bit of web design at your current job, or you own your own business and are looking to improve your web presence, BCIT can help.

This program might be right for you if:

  • You’re interested in developing a foundation of web skills
  • You’re a business owner or entrepreneur who wants to manage your own website
  • You’re hoping to improve your role at your current company
  • Your employer is looking for someone to do simple web design in-house

Apply today to begin your training on the Entrance Requirements page.

What grads can do

Many students in this program are already employed or small-business owners looking to improve their current roles with professional development. Others enter this program as the beginning of study for more advance training, moving onto BCIT’s more technical Certificate in Web Technologies.

This program, designed for continuing education, gives students the solid foundation of web technologies to advance in their chosen field by adding some skills as a web designer or author.

Learn more about the career opportunities for grads at 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.

As is only fitting for our Web Technologies Associate Certificate program, all courses are delivered online to best fit your schedule and needs.

The selection of the eight courses required for the associate certificate give you a solid foundation of web technologies to improve your current career, sharpen your job skills, or prepare for further study in BCIT’s Web Technologies Certificate program.

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

By offering a focused, eight-course program to complete your Associate Certificate in Web Technologies, BCIT has designed a fast, strong foundation for everyday web design and maintenance.

Perfect as professional development for people already working in marketing, graphic design, management, or as small business owners, this fully online associate certificate gives you flexibility of schedule and location so you can improve your job skills quickly and easily.

Additionally, this program ladders easily into BCIT’s more technical Web Technologies Certificate program for a more in-depth study to fully prepare them for a larger career shift.

Graduating & Jobs

Students who earn their Associate Certificate in Web Technologies are often looking for continuing education for an already-existing job or to move to a new role in their company. This program is specifically developed for small business and professional development, rather than for new career advancement.

One of the most popular options for students in this program is to assume the role of web designer/author for the companies where they are currently employed. Many firms hire external design houses to author and maintain their web pages and are often not satisfied with the results. They are therefore anxious to bring this work back into the firm and may sponsor their employees to develop sufficient expertise to become in-house designers.

If you’re currently employed, be sure to ask your employer if they would sponsor you or pay a portion of your tuition for your professional development.

Students who earn their associate certificate often go on for further training in the more technical Certificate in Web Technologies program to prepare them for even more in-depth web design work and an additional variety of career opportunities.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

BCIT recruits qualified faculty who have an ability to connect and communicate effectively with students.

Our instructors enjoy working with people, have industry experience, successful teaching experience at the post secondary level, and may have a master’s degree or specialized competency in the area of their expertise. Some have actually written the texts and case books you will be using in your studies.

Staff / 604-451-7198
Paul Sawyer, Part-time Studies Media Coordinator

Mary Anne Conforti
Dale McIntosh, Ph.D.
Mike Walton
Janice Wood

Contact Us

Karen Harvey
Program Assistant, Digital Arts
604-453-4032 |

Paul Sawyer
Part Time Studies Coordinator, Digital Arts
604-456-1011 |

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
  • Declaring your program
  • Making changes to your approved program plan
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Laddering options
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

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