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Building the Future

The Part-time Associate Certificate is designed to provide students and employers a flexible offering of academic courses to advance careers in the field of Civil Technology. A program of study can be tailored to a student's needs by selecting appropriate courses from the list of electives.

An Associate Certificate must contain a minimum of 30.0 credits and approved courses from the Associate Certificate can be incorporated into the requirements for a Certificate.  All Program Declarations must be submitted for approval by the Civil Engineering department.

Program Entry

How to Apply

There is no formal application process and it is not necessary to register in the program to take courses. You may register for any course of interest as long as the specified prerequisite(s) are met or you have the equivalent knowledge. Students who wish to complete the Associate Certificate should submit a Program Declaration Request.

Recommended for success

*Students who completed Math 12 more than five years ago are strongly recommended to start with one of the required math courses.

Program declaration

Declaring your Part-time Studies program ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete a program as it is currently outlined and also provides you the opportunity to apply for transfer credit.
Read more about program declaration requests

BCIT accepts only complete program declarations. To declare this program:

  • Answer all questions completely prior to submission.
  • If required, convert transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.
Declare Now

Upon approval, a program plan letter will be sent to you confirming your program of study. Please allow approximately eight weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

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

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

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

Courses

To assist you in planning your education, you may download a flowchart [PDF] of required and elective courses. The flowchart graphically indicates course prerequisites and when you can expect each course to be offered. The flowchart will be updated periodically.

Program matrix

Check current availability of courses for this program.

1. Required Courses: Credits
  CIVL 1120 Statics 6.0
  CIVL 1121 Graphical Communication 2.5
  CIVL 1160 Applied Hydrology 4.0
  COMM 1103 Introduction to Business and Technical Communication 3.0
and
  MATH 1013 Advanced Technical Mathematics* 5.0
  or
  MATH 1401 Technical Mathematics for Architectural and Building Technology* 5.0

*Note: Students must have completed Math 12 with a grade C or better in order to receive credit for this course.

 
2. Complete 9.5 credits from the following list of electives to bring total program credits to 30.0: Credits
  AICO 1000 AutoCAD 1 3.0
  ASCT 1040 Steel Detailing 3.0
  CIVL 1580 Construction Materials Testing Fundamentals 2.5
  CIVL 2121 Stress Analysis 1 3.0
  CIVL 2122 Stress Analysis 2 3.0
  CIVL 2123 Concrete Technology 2.5
  CIVL 2124 Asphalt Technology 3.0
  CIVL 2130 Civil Project Estimating 2.0
  CIVL 2131 Civil Project Scheduling 2.0
  CIVL 2132 Construction Contract Law 2.0
  CIVL 2140 Introduction to Soil Mechanics 2.5
  CIVL 2151 Introduction to Urban Traffic Engineering 3.0
  CIVL 2152 Land Use Planning 2.5
  CIVL 2161 Introduction to Hydraulics 3.0
  CIVL 2170 Intro to Structural Design 2.5
  CIVL 3150 Subdivision Planning 2.0
  CIVL 3151 Urban Street Design 3.0
  CIVL 3230 Civil Construction Estimating 2.5
  PUBW 4550 Public Works Inspection 3.0
  SURV 1101 Survey Instrument Operations: Levels 2.5
  SURV 1104 Basic Surveying with Total Stations 2.5
  SURV 2205 Civil 3D: Introduction 3.0
 
Total Credits: 30.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

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.

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

Kristi Obradovic
Program Assistant: 604-431-4969
Toll free: 1-800-663-3606

Ken Zeleschuk
Civil Engineering PTS Coordinator: 604-456-1066

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