Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that's right for you.
Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there's space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January), and Spring/Summer (April).
To apply to a part-time program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.
To be successful in BCIT's fast paced applied learning environment, it is strongly recommended that students have English proficiency in all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country and English 12 are strongly recommended for success. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:
Part-time students considering applying to the Finance diploma are strongly advised to begin their studies by completing the Certificate in Finance. The content covered in the program helps provide the knowledge skillset for students to excel in the diploma program. Upon completion of the certificate program, students are then recommended to continue their studies towards the Finance diploma program.
Previous full-time students, who have successfully completed Level 1, considering completing the Finance diploma through Part-time Studies, are advised to complete the Certificate in Finance.
Upon completion of the certificate program, students are then recommended to continue their studies towards the Finance diploma program.
Previous full-time students, who have successfully completed Level 1 and Level 2, considering completing the Finance diploma through Part-time Studies, are advised to apply through the Part-time Program Declaration process.
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.
This program is specifically designed to give you a broad exposure to financial, economic, accounting, and investment knowledge and opportunities. Perfect for students who want the career flexibility offered by knowledge of both accounting and finance. As part of your experience at BCIT, you’ll get real-world training with working professionals and graduate having written and passed the Canadian Securities Institute exam.
With the focus on practical skills, BCIT’s program gets you ready to perform in your new financial career from the first day. Because of the wide variety of courses through the program, graduates have a similarly wide variety of jobs in the financial, accounting, and investment industries.
Some opportunities in finance include:
While many students begin their careers immediately upon graduation, others decide to continue their education for a bachelor’s degree, which is required to pursue a Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) designation or the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. This diploma program ladders directly into BCIT’s Bachelor of Accounting program, and is recognized at many universities for block credit transfers.
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