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Over 15,000 Students Have Completed BCIT Web Courses

Fall 2020 Delivery Mode: ONLINE
  • This program will be delivered online for the fall semester.
  • Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.


Applied Web Development, AWD is a subset of the CST/PTS Diploma.

AWD may be completed in just over two years, part time, one course at a time. Most courses are available nights, some on weekends, and others with fast track options.

Starting with COMP 1850 students learn the best practices and tools used to design and hand code web pages and web sites.They also learn to model business processes and communicate requirements before proceeding with design and development.

As part of this program, students are required to work in groups to apply skills in requirements discovery  They must also document a business case and provide a detailed plan for a web based IT solution.

Core courses provide a solid understanding of web page design, data modelling, planning, documentation and a variety of scripting tools with an emphasis on HTML5,CSS3, JavaScript, data modelling, database, web application development, business analysis and IT systems design.

Elective choices include: UX/UI, IT Project Management, Android and Mobile Applications, Angular and Vue, Node.js, React and Modern JavaScript, plus advanced web application development.

AWD graduates will be able to design, develop, deploy and manage web sites to industry standards.

BCIT provides students with career ready skills

Program Entry

Prerequisites: COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge of file management using an MS Windows based PC.

  • You are expected to have English and Math at a BC high school Grade 12 level or equivalent.
  • Students will be required to make written and verbal presentations, plus be able to work in groups.
  • We recommend some other post-secondary education or work experience in either business or computing.
Each course in this program also has prerequisites, be sure that you have the required knowledge and skills before enrolling.

AWD not designed to be completed in a Full-time delivery as each course has prerequisites and PTS scheduling varies from term to term.

Some students capable of a very heavy course load over days, nights and weekends may be able to fast track this credential over 18 months.

Most PTS students are working and complete AWD with 1 or 2 courses per term.

Please contact the department for course planning details via email: cstpts@bcit.ca

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 provides you the opportunity to apply for transfer credit.
Learn more about program declaration

To submit your declaration:

  • Answer all questions completely.
  • If required, convert transcripts and 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 COMP 1850 before declaring your intent to complete this program.

Costs & Supplies

Computing Part-time Studies programs are course by course registration.

Please Note: Due to prerequisites and scheduling it is typically not possible to complete this program in less than 5 terms or 18 months.

Students on shorter timelines for funding should consider other programs.

There are typically only 9 courses required to complete AWD.

Canadian and PR students should budget $5,000 for tuition and books.

Specific textbooks are required at an additional cost, some courses also have lower cost eBook options.

The average cost for each COMP PTS is around $500-$600 per course plus books.


NOTE:
Please register early to avoid disappointment, our database courses are very popular and fill weeks or months in advance.

Students should have a personal computer with internet access capable of running MS Windows 10.

Courses

Program matrix

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1. Required Courses: (18.0 credits) Credits
  COMP 1630 Relational Database Design and SQL 5.0
  COMP 1850 Introduction to Web Development 3.0
  COMP 2132 Web Development with JavaScript 3.0
  COMP 2831 Business Analysis and Systems Design 4.0
  COMP 3015 Introduction to Web Applications with PHP 3.0
 
2. Complete 7.0 credits from the following: Credits
  COMP 1011 UX/UI Fundamentals 3.0
  COMP 1288 IT Project Management 1.5
  COMP 2052 Android and Mobile Application Development Tools 3.0
  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 4669 Advanced Web Applications with PHP 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

Computer hardware and Internet requirements
COMP courses are now conducted entirely online until further notice. Students must provide a current model PC desktop or laptop with a web cam, microphone and have high speed internet access. Courses will be delivered in real time and may use two way audio and video as well as group work.

Students must be computer literate and be able to log in during regular scheduled class hours in order to participate and complete each COMP course. Please contact the department via email: cstpts@bcit.ca if you have any questions.

AWD is based on hand coding with HTML5 and CSS3 to plan and design web pages design industry standards.

The program core includes computer science level courses which cover; data modeling, entity relationships, relational database design, SQL programming, the Software Development Life Cycle, System Analysis and Systems Design, diagramming tools, use cases, business processes, documentation, group work and presentation skills.

A variety of technical electives are available including open source advanced scripting tools..

Most students cannot compete this program in less than 18 months due to prerequisites and the scheduling of night courses.

AWD is not designed to be completed in a Full-time delivery as each course has prerequisites and PTS scheduling varies from term to term..

However some students capable of a very heavy course load with some courses during the day, nights and weekends may be able to fast track this credential.

Keep in mind that the compressed 6 week sections of COMP 1850 and COMP 2132 will have a workload of over 20 hours each week.

Please contact the department for course planning details via email: cstpts@bcit.ca

Program abandonment

  • Students approved for a part-time studies program are expected to register and complete courses on a continuous basis.

  • A student that has not completed a course from their approved program of study over a period of three consecutive academic terms will be considered to have abandoned the program.

  • Throughout the duration of the program, a student is permitted a maximum of five academic terms where they are not required to register and complete a course from their approved program of study. Students who exceed the five term maximum will be considered to have abandoned the program.

  • Students who have abandoned their approved program of study and wish to be reinstated will be required to apply for program approval for a current credential. BCIT cannot guarantee that courses taken prior to this reapplication will be credited towards the current credential.

BCIT Policy 5103 - Student Evaluation [PDF] permits a maximum of three attempts to successfully complete each course within a credential.

Graduating & Jobs

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2017-2019 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2016-2018 graduates and for Degree 2015-2017 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

To view these results, you may need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your Web browser.

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

AWD was created and developed by Kevin Cudihee, Program Head for BCIT Computing PTS and Industry Training.

BCIT Computing Part-time Studies courses are delivered by subject matter experts who work in the field.

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