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Applied and Natural Sciences

CESA 1130 - High-Efficiency Lighting 1: Technology and Design
This course introduces participants to new developments in lighting technology and principles of energy efficient lighting.

CESA 0158 - Introduction to Photovoltaics
This course introduces photovoltaic system equipment such as photovoltaic modules, batteries, inverters and charge controllers.

Business and Media


FMGT 1100 - Accounting 1
For individuals with little or no accounting background, this course covers the full accounting cycle.

FMGT 1152 - Accounting for the Manager
This course covers the accounting function and the services it provides to the manager.

FMGT 1810 - Personal Financial Planning 1
This course is an introduction to personal financial planning.


BCST 1162 - Basics of Single Camera Shooting
This course offers the basic knowledge of a video camera, lens, shooting, recording, sound, lighting, video-editing and the preliminary fundamentals of ENG/EFP camerawork in news and location production.

BCST 1170 - Broadcast Journalism Introduction
This course covers news operations in the broadcast industry, including basic reporting techniques, writing and presentation of radio and television news, newsroom operations, methods and practices, editing, line-up and content of news stories.

BCST 1073 - Digital Brand Storytelling
Build your brand in the digital sphere with this dynamic course exploring digital interactive storytelling with social media.

Business Administration

BSYS 1001 - Business Information Systems 1
This course explores Office 2010 and introduces basic business software including MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, and the Internet.

OPMT 1110 - Business Mathematics
This course reviews basic mathematics applicable to business and industry.

ECON 2100 - Microeconomics
This course investigates economic analysis, focusing on fundamentals of markets, supply and demand, consumer and producer behaviour, and monopoly and competition.

ORGB 1105 - Organizational Behavior
This course presents the study of factors that either influence or are influenced by people at work.


MKTG 1102 - Essentials of Marketing
This course provides an overview of the marketing concept and how it can be applied to any type of organization or service.

MKTG 1120 - Event Planning
This projects-based course focuses on the event industry, and fundamental components of planning and executing events.

MKTG 1019 - Media Relations
This course covers the basic media process; developing media strategy; news room realities; packaging your message; the media as messenger, interview techniques and critiques; and crisis communications.

MKTG 1352 - Digital Marketing
The focus of this course will be to provide the student with e-Marketing techniques and strategies that can help any forward-thinking organization be competitive in today's business environment.

New Media

MDIA 1044 - Design Principles Fastrack
This course focuses on creative design for effective visual pieces of communication for both the web and print media.

MDIA 1040 - Graphics 1
Learn fundamental graphic design techniques that are necessary for production of projects for both the print media and multimedia/webpage design.

MDIA 1099 - Photography
This course covers basic photography concepts.

Operations Management

APIC 1161 - Basics of Supply Chain - CPIM Part 1
This course covers the basic concepts of managing the flow of materials and information in a supply chain from suppliers to customers.

COMM 1103 - Introduction to Business and Technical Communication
This course teaches practical business communication techniques for planning, organizing, selecting, writing, and presenting information in business or industry.

OPMT 1198 - Operations Management Fundamentals
This course covers the importance of managing operations across all industries by presenting the fundamentals in productivity improvement based on a systematic, scientific problem solving methods.


COMP 1002 - Computer Concepts with Windows 7
This hands-on course starts with a basic overview of personal computer hardware, how a PC works and how to get the most functionality out of a Windows based computer.

COMP 1409 - Introduction to Software Development 1
This hands-on course is designed for those with no previous programming experience and is also appropriate for experienced developers who want to learn modern object-oriented (OO) languages such as Java and C#.

COMP 1630 - Relational Database Design and SQL
This intensive, hands-on course is the prerequisite for all advanced database server administration courses at BCIT providing an introduction to basic database design concepts and industry standards.

COMP 1850 - Introduction to Web Development and Design
Learn the fundamental principles and techniques to design and develop effective websites.

Engineering and Technical Studies

AICO 1000 - AutoCAD 1
This intensive, hands-on course prepares the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for creating a basic 2D drawing.

AICO 2000 - AutoCAD 2
This course introduces the most efficient commands for various tasks to enhance CAD productivity.

Health Sciences

BHSC 0012 - Biology 12 Challenge Exam
The Biology 12 Challenge Exam addresses topics related to the general principles of human body structure and function based on the British Columbia Biology 12 Curriculum.

BHSC 0020 - Anatomy and Physiology Challenge Exam
Exam addresses topics related to the fundamentals of human body structure and function based on curriculum of 6-credits of post-secondary anatomy and physiology course(s).

BHSC 0110 - Foundational Human Anatomy and Physiology
This course builds upon the biology knowledge students acquire in grade 12 and bridges that knowledge to the level of post-secondary human anatomy and physiology.

BHSC 1023 - Introduction to Microbiology
This introductory course covers the basic concepts of microbiology with emphasis on microorganisms of medical and health significance.

PSYC 1101 - Introduction to Psychology 1
This university-transferable course is the first of two introductory psychology courses focusing on the psychologist's approach to theories, problems and issues in contemporary psychology.

PSYC 1102 - Introduction to Psychology 2
This university-transferable course is the second of two introductory psychology courses focusing on the psychologist's approach to theories, problems and issues in contemporary psychology.


ACES 0011 - Basic Trades Math
This course covers whole numbers, fractions, decimals and direct measurement.

ACES 0013 - Craft Trades Math
This course covers geometry, formulas, and problem-solving relating to various trade applications including metal fabrication, piping, construction, automotive and aircraft-related trades.

ACES 0012 - Intermediate Trades Math
This course covers ratio, proportion, percent, precision measurement, signed numbers, roots and exponents.

ACES 0014 - Technical Trades Math
This course covers advanced precision through applications in trigonometry and non-linear equations relating to various trade applications including machinist, power and process, refrigeration, and electrical/electronics-related trades.