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Trades & Apprenticeships

Learn a trade in as little as 6 months

Get your hands on the skills you need for an in-demand career in trades. Become a machinist, ironworker, HVAC technician, cabinetmaker, electrician, or choose from more than 100 specialized trades opportunities at BCIT.

Choosing BCIT for your trades training means you’ll have access to the best faculty and equipment in the province—from jets, ships, and heavy equipment to cutting-edge automotive, welding, and carpentry shops.

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Get your hands-on learning for in-demand trades skills.

  • Largest trades training provider in Western Canada
  • Taught by industry experts
  • National leader in trades programming for women

Already a skilled tradesperson?

Keep your trades career on track. Develop your skill set with short-term, flexible offerings including part-time courses and microcredentials.

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98% of BCIT Apprenticeship completers are employed*

*Source: BC Student Outcomes, prepared by BC Stats (2022)