Part-time Advanced Certificate 6185adcert

Overview

The Advanced Certificate in Renewable Energy Electrical Systems Installation and Maintenance (REESIM) is needed because technological advances that have been made in the area of electrical installations for renewable energy are currently being implemented at a practical level. The fact that renewable energy sources must be brought into the post-secondary training system as quickly as possible is undisputed. The most essential ingredient is a trained workforce that can perform the tasks necessary to install, commission, repair, and maintain the particular equipment associated with the technology involved.

The program appeals to learners who enjoy change and adapting to new technology and want to seize the opportunity to take positive action to ensure an improved future environment. This program emphasizes hands-on, practical training, using equipment typically encountered in the renewable energy industry.

Missed an info session?

If you've missed a REESIM information session, you can watch the program overview.

Note: This information session was held July 20, 2016 and topics discussed in this session are subject to change without notice.

Program Entry

Please Note: The program allows students to take courses REES 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_REESIM@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.

*The English Trades Pre-Entry Test is limited to applicants who have two years of education in an English speaking country.

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.

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

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
  REES 5010 Programmable Relays and Analog Devices 3.0
  REES 5020 Elements of Renewable Energy Systems 3.0
  REES 5030 Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0
  REES 5040 Variable Frequency Drives & Electrical Machines in Renewable Energy Systems 3.0
  REES 6010 Installation of Fluid-driven Renewable Energy Systems 3.0
  REES 6020 Installation of Geothermal & Solar Thermal Renewable Energy Systems 3.0
  REES 6030 Energy Storage and Fuel Cells 3.0
  REES 6040 Installation of Photovoltaic 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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