Students in this program are required to use computers and have English reading, writing, and speaking skills. Specific prerequisites or equivalent knowledge are required for each course.
Note: This program is aimed at mature students with other post-secondary education and work experience.
The Associate Certificate in Agile Development is not designed for those students just out of high school with no other education or work experience. Those students should consider completing a Diploma or Degree in order to be well positioned in the job market.
Full-time students who have completed the Computer Systems Technology, CST or the Computer Information Technology, CIT diplomas from BCIT will have (partial credit or advanced standing) in this program including earned credit for COMP 1630.
Part-time BCIT students who have completed a variety of Computing PTS credentials may have credit for specific courses.
Depending on electives chosen CST/PTS Diploma students may also earn this Agile Associate Certificate simultaneously.
All Computing Part-time Studies programs are course-by-course registration. Course tuition and books for this program are around $3,500 depending on if eBooks are chosen.
Specific textbooks are required for COMP 1630 and COMP 2831, which also have lower cost eBook options.
Students register and pay for available courses online, by clicking on the green block 'Add to Cart'. Follow the directions to obtain a BCIT student number if you do not already have one.
Note: Please register early to avoid disappointment, our COMP courses are very popular and fill well in advance.
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.
Agile Development may be completed in as little as 5x Part-time terms, course by course.
Each course has prerequisites.
Agile Development was not designed for a full-time delivery model with concurrent delivery and may not be completed in less than 1.5 years.
Agile courses may also be used toward several BCIT computing credentials.
The foundations of this program include group work, the communication of technical system specifications in writing, and oral presentations in a team environment.
Attendance, participation, group work, and an online component are mandatory.
After completing the core courses in Relational Database Design with SQL, plus Business Analysis and Systems Design, students may then complete the Agile courses in sequence.
Due to prerequisites and scheduling it is not possible to fast track this credential in less than one year.
Each course in this series has prerequisites. Students are not allowed register in COMP 2831, or COMP 2833 or COMP 2836 currently as these courses build on top of each other sequentially.
Agile Development students receive significant preparation to challenge ScrumMaster Certification.
COMP PTS courses may not be offered every term, email the department for schedule planning: email@example.com
Edward Rubuliak, Chief Instructor
Joanne Atha, Computing PTS Coordinator
Kevin Cudihee, Computing PTS Program Head
Mike Starkey, Associate Dean BCIT Computing
This credential was developed by Kevin Cudihee, Program Head for BCIT Computing Part-time Studies, in conjunction with Ed Rubuliak, Chief Instructor.
Agile course concepts and development was led by Ed Rubuliak. Systems Analysis and Database courses were developed and are delivered by Ed Rubuliak, Frank Wegener, Glen Elliott, Pauline Panek, Mark Bacchus and Benjamin Yu.
The Associate Certificate in Agile Development was approved by the BCIT Computing Program Advisory Committee (PAC); the School of Computing and Academic Studies Quality Committee (SQC); the BCIT Vice President Academic; the BCIT Education Council (Edco) and the BCIT Board of Governors (2015).
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