The CSC is equivalent to the first year of the full-time CST Diploma.
It is a third level laddered credential encompassing the ASD and ACIS and requires 60 total credits.
CSC is built on top of Applied Software Development (ASD) and Applied Computer Information Systems (ACIS) in Part-time Studies.
Each course has specific prerequisites and not all PTS courses are offered each term.
It is designed for part-time course by course delivery over a maximum period of five (5) years.
The CSC was not designed to be completed in a full-time delivery model.
Most students complete the CSC in 3-4 years part-time.
With specific course planning some students may be able to complete CSC in 6 terms or 2 years.
After reading all program details contact the department for specifics on fast tracking CSC with 3 courses per term.
Students build skills in communication and mathematics plus they may choose an elective from the CST/PTS Diploma including advanced courses in database development, business intelligence, web, mobile and advanced Java.
Students who complete both of the ASD and ACIS Associate Certificates prior to declaring the CSC should choose electives that correspond to CSC required courses.
This program is not designed for fast-track delivery or for those students on limited timelines.
Important Notice: BCIT suspended declaration into the Computer Systems Certificate,CSC program for all international students on May 30, 2019. This short-term suspension will provide better course availability for current declared students. Domestic students who complete ASD and ACIS may still declare this program.