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Develop business software apps with Microsoft tools.

Thousands of BCIT students have completed Microsoft .NET courses part-time and have moved on to long term careers in IT and software development.

This is a second level credential that is built on top of our Applied Software Development, ASD. The prerequisites also assume the ability to hand code in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery.

Advanced .NET Development includes a comprehensive series of integrated Microsoft courses and open source tools for Windows, web, and cloud application development using managed execution of code and eliminating issues of scripted or interpreted environments.

The goal is to provide a seamless developer experience across a wide variety of Windows-based and Web-based applications providing a consistent OO programming environment.

Graduates of Advanced .NET Development will be able to develop and deploy commercial quality Windows, web and cloud-based applications to industry standards.

There are job opportunities in Vancouver for .NET Developers.

Important Notice: Computing Part-time Studies is course by course registration and was not designed for students on limited timelines. This is a second level credential that requires ASD completion..


Program Entry

Prerequisite:
Applied Software Development, ASD - Associate Certificate, or equivalent formal education.

Students will not be accepted into this second level software development credential without formal prerequisites equivalent to ASD.

Advanced .NET Development is a second level credential that is built on top of our Applied Software Development (ASD) using COMP 2614 as an elective.

Experienced Object Oriented programmers who already know how to write and compile code in multiple languages may waive the ASD prerequisite only if they have transcripts detailing formal post-secondary education in software application development.

Students must be able to create software applications in multiple object-oriented programming languages (ASD), as well as have completed  Business Analysis and Systems Design plus have the ability to use HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript and jQuery to create websites prior to declaring this credential.

Each course has specific prerequisites which must be completed prior to starting this program, students who have not completed the prerequisites or who do not have equivalent post secondary education to ASD will not be approved into this program.

International applicants

This program is not available to international students. View available programs

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

Note: Please complete the Associate Certificate in Applied Software Development with COMP 2614 as an elective and COMP 2015 before declaring your intent to complete this program. COMP 2015, COMP 2614, and COMP 2831 or equivalent formal education are absolute requirements for program approval.

If you have computing related post-secondary education in these topics, please provide detailed course outlines to CSTPTS@bcit.ca for evaluation.

Scheduled intakes

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

Costs & Supplies

Registration is course by course and there are eight to nine courses, averaging approximately $500 tuition each course. The current total cost of this program is approximately $5,500, with text books and depending on electives chosen.

BCIT Computing is a member of the MSDN, Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance. Students are provided with Microsoft development tools for use in their course work at no added cost.

Tuition fees

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

Courses

Program matrix

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1. Required Courses: (18.0 credits) Credits
  COMP 2614 C# Application Development 4.0
  COMP 3609 Advanced .NET User Interface Design 3.0
  COMP 3618 Advanced C# Application Development 4.0
  COMP 3831 Object Oriented Analysis and Design 4.0
  COMP 3973 ASP.NET Core MVC for Web Apps 3.0
 
2. Complete a minimum of 7.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  COMP 1288 IT Project Management 1.5
  COMP 2833 Agile Methods and the Scrum Framework 4.0
  COMP 2909 Angular and Vue.js Fundamentals 1.5
  COMP 2912 Node.js Fundamentals 1.5
  COMP 2913 React and Modern JavaScript 1.5
  COMP 3916 Docker for Dev Ops 1.5
  COMP 3974 MS Azure Cloud Application Development 3.0
 
Total Credits: 25.0

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.

Program Details

Please Note:

You cannot declare Advanced .NET Development unless you have completed ASD or have equivalent formal post-secondary education.

At a minimum it will take 4 or more terms (16 months) to complete this credential depending on when you start.

  • COMP 2614 is offered every term.
  • COMP 3618 is offered once per year in January.
  • COMP 3609 is offered once per year in April.
  • COMP 3973 and COMP 3974 are offered once per year in September.

The concept behind Microsoft .NET is to provide a variety of tools and technologies to build software applications with less work, making use of a consistent programming model and a common set of APIs.

The .NET Framework supports the interoperability of multiple programming languages using .NET Library components and provides services for security, memory management and exception handling.

It includes a large library of coded solutions and a virtual machine environment using Common Runtime Languages to execute programs written for specifically for .NET.

Our .NET core courses include; programming foundations with C# Application Development, .NET User Interface Design, Advanced .NET Application Development and then ASP.NET Core MVC for Web Apps.

Cloud Application Development with Microsoft Azure is offered as an elective along with Agile, advanced JavaScript and Docker.

The curriculum may be modified in accordance with market trends in industry.

Industry Certification:

Some preparation is provided in specific courses, however those wanting to earn Microsoft certifications in .NET Development will require additional self-study to pass a series of formal certification exams.

These certification exams are available through third parties and for additional fees.

Please note: Industry certifications are product and version specific. Vendor credentials typically expire and then require re-certification.

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.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

.NET related 'COMP' courses are delivered by subject matter experts and industry professionals, most of who are actual developers working in the local market.

This program was developed and managed by Kevin Cudihee as Program Head with input from; Medhat Elmasry, Charlie Blattler, Amir Ahani, Anca Datcu-Romano, Krishna Kothumbaka and Ed Rubuliak.

Administrative support is provided by Jean Ngo.

Advisory committee


Computing Part-time Studies curriculum is coordinated by Kevin Cudihee on behalf of the Computer System Technology (CST) department and associated Program Advisory Committee (PAC).

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COMP 1850 plus COMP 2015 (or equivalent knowledge) must be completed prior to declaring this credential.