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Overview

The Advanced Certificate in Automated Controls Installation and Maintenance (ACIM) will build upon the knowledge and skills evolved during an electrician apprenticeship or an engineer’s practical training and experience.

The increasing complexity of industrial automated control systems demands installation and maintenance people who are computer literate and who can communicate with co-workers who will often be, like themselves, working across disciplines. ACIM program graduates will be charged with doing installations and given considerable responsibility in the set-up and maintenance of industry-recognized equipment.

Program Entry

Note: The program allows students to take courses ACIM 5010 and REES 5020 for general interest without formal admission.

Application processing

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Entrance requirements

This program has a two-step admission process. Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis as long as space remains.

Step 1: Pre-entry assessment

Applicants are required to complete the Pre-Entry Assessment form [PDF] to review their work experience and how they meet the entrance requirements.

Applicants that do not meet all entrance requirements may receive a study plan indicating required pre-entry courses.

The completed assessment form can be emailed to BCIT_ACIM@bcit.ca.

You can apply if you have had the assessment and have completed any necessary pre-entry courses. A completed Pre-Entry Assessment form from the program area must be uploaded to complete your application.

Step 2: Meet the following entrance requirements

Applicants who have completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand will require a comprehensive evaluation of their credentials by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES). Credential evaluation reports from other Canadian services may be considered. These reports must include course-by-course evaluations and GPA calculations.

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

Apply to program

BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission.
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.
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You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

Ongoing Part-time Studies intakes: January, April and September.

Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)

Students who have applied to this program, have met the English requirement, and have already taken our part-time studies courses, TELC 0186 - PLC Level 1, TELC 0182 - PLC Level 2 , and TELC 0183 - PLC Level 3, are eligible to write a challenge exam that may allow them to skip the first course, ACIM 5010 - Programmable Controllers, and possibly ACIM 5030 - Advanced PLC and HMI in Manufacturing, depending on their challenge exam score.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Courses

Program matrix

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Required Courses: Credits
  ACIM 5010 Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0
  ACIM 5030 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers and Human Machine Interfaces in Manufacturing 3.0
  ACIM 5040 Variable Frequency Drives and Servos 3.0
  ACIM 6010 Introduction to CNC and Robotics 3.0
  ACIM 6020 Safety Controls and Intrinsically Safe Systems 3.0
  ACIM 6030 Process and Distributed Control Systems 3.0
  ACIM 6040 Industrial Communication and Data Acquisition 3.0
  REES 5020 Elements of Renewable Energy Systems 3.0
 
Total Credits: 24.0

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Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

The maximum time to complete this program is seven years.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Graduating & Jobs

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit it to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Contact Us

Ted Simmons, Chief Instructor
Electrical Trades Program
Tel: 604-453-4045
Email: Ted_Simmons@bcit.ca

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