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Kick Start & Program Orientation

Welcome to BCIT!

Kick Start is BCIT’s orientation programming, designed to help all new and returning students settle in to the start of their new term. Attend your program orientation and learn about your new community and the various resources that you can tap into during your time at the institution.

Student Success Hub

At BCIT, we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to succeed, both personally and academically, and we don’t expect you to do it alone. BCIT has a wealth of resources that are available to help you thrive. The Student Success Hub is a central resource for all BCIT students, designed to make the many sources of information and support easier to find and navigate.

Program orientation

Whether you’re a new or returning student, your first step at the start of each new term is to participate in your program orientation. This is where you can meet your classmates and instructors, and learn more about your courses and what to expect during your upcoming term at BCIT.

Below is the Program Orientation schedule for Tuesday, September 7th, 2021.

School of Business

Program Name Credential Level Orientation Location Orientation Start Time Orientation End Time
Accounting Diploma 01

Building SW05, Room 1840/1850, Burnaby Campus

 

9:00am 11:20am
Accounting Bachelor of Accounting 07 Online 10:30am 12:00pm
Broadcast & Online Journalism Diploma 01 Building SE10, Room 135, Burnaby Campus 9:00am 10:15am
Business Administration Bachelor of Business Administration 07 Building SW05, Room 1840, Burnaby Campus 11:30am 12:45pm
Business Information Technology Management Diploma 01 Building SW01, Room 1205, Burnaby Campus 10:30am 11:45am
Business Management Diploma 01 Building SW03, Room 2009, Burnaby Campus 10:30am 11:45am
Business Management Diploma 03 Building SW01, Room 1710, Burnaby Campus 1:00pm 2:00pm
Business Operations Management Diploma 01 Building SW01, Room 1205, Burnaby Campus 10:30am 11:45am
Digital Design and Development Diploma 01 Building SW01, Room 1025, Burnaby Campus 10:45am 12:15pm
Finance Diploma 01 Building SW05, Room 1840/1850, Burnaby Campus 9:00am 11:20am
Financial Planning Diploma 01 Building SW05, Room 1840/1850, Burnaby Campus 9:00am 11:20am
General Insurance and Risk Management Diploma 01 Building SE06, Room 205, Burnaby Campus 9:30am 10:30am
General Insurance and Risk Management Diploma 03 Building SE06, Room 205, Burnaby Campus 9:30am 10:30am
Global Trade and Transport Management Diploma 01 Building SW01, Room 1205, Burnaby Campus 10:30am 11:45am
Graphic Communication Technology Management Diploma 01 Building SE06, Room 204, Burnaby Campus 10:15am 1:00pm
Human Resource Management Diploma 01 Building SW03, Room 2745, Burnaby Campus 10:30am 11:45am
Human Resource Management Diploma 03 Building SW01, Room 1205, Burnaby Campus 1:00pm 2:00pm
Marketing Management Diploma 01 Building SE06, Room 233, Burnaby Campus 9:00am 10:25am
Marketing Management Diploma 03 Building SE06, Room 233, Burnaby Campus 9:00am 10:25am
Radio Arts and Entertainment Diploma 01 Building SE10, Room 102, Burnaby Campus 9:00am 10:15am
Television & Video Production Diploma 01 Building SE10, Room 161, Burnaby Campus 9:00am 10:15am
3D Modeling, Art and Animation Diploma 01 Room 2018A, CARI Campus 1:30pm 3:20pm

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Program Name Credential Level Orientation Location Orientation Start Time Orientation End Time
Computer Information Technology Diploma 01 Downtown Campus 10:30am 11:30am
Computer Systems Diploma 01 Online 10:30am 11:30am
Computer Systems Diploma 01 Online 10:30am 11:30am
Full Stack Web Development Diploma 01 Room 576, Downtown Campus 12:00pm 1:00pm
Technology Entry Building SW01, Room 2030, Burnaby Campus 10:30am 11:45am

School of Construction and the Environment

Program Name Credential Level Orientation Location Orientation Start Time Orientation End Time
Architectural and Building Technology Diploma 01 Building NE01, Room 331, Burnaby Campus 10:30am 11:45am
Architectural Science Bachelor of Architectural Science 05 – 08 Building NE01, Room 303, Burnaby Campus 10:30am 11:45am
Civil Engineering Bachelor of Engineering 01 – 04 Building SW01, Room 1021, Burnaby Campus 12:00pm 1:15pm
Ecological Restoration Bachelor of Science 05 Building SW01, Room 2020, Burnaby Campus 11:00am 12:45pm
Environmental Engineering Bachelor of Technology 07 Building SW01, Room 2016, Burnaby Campus 12:30pm 2:30pm
Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Diploma 01 Building SW01, Room 2055, Burnaby Campus 10:00am 11:00am
Forest & Natural Areas Management Diploma 01 Building SW01, Room 2055, Burnaby Campus 9:00am 10:00am
Geomatics Bachelor of Science 07 Building SW09, Room 110, Burnaby Campus 10:30am 11:45am
Geomatics Engineering Technology Diploma 01 Building SW09, Room 110, Burnaby Campus 10:30am 11:45am
Geographic Information Systems Advanced Diploma 07 Building SW01, Room 2005, Burnaby Campus 12:00pm 1:15pm
Geographic Information Systems Bachelor of Technology 07 Building SW01, Room 2005, Burnaby Campus 12:00pm 1:15pm
Interior Design Diploma 03 Building NE01, Room 407, Burnaby Campus 9:00am 10:30am
Interior Design Bachelor of Interior Design 05 Building NE01, Room 407, Burnaby Campus 9:00am 10:30am
Mineral Exploration and Mining Technology Diploma 01 Building SW01, Room 2045, Burnaby Campus 10:30am 11:45am

School of Energy

Program Name Credential Level Orientation Location Orientation Start Time Orientation End Time
Chemical and Environmental Technology Diploma 01 Building SW01, Room 1021, Burnaby Campus 10:30am 11:45am
Electrical and Comp Engineering Technology Diploma 01 Building SW01, Room 110, Burnaby Campus 9:00am 10:15am
Industrial Network Cybersecurity Diploma 01 Building SW01, Room 110, Burnaby Campus 9:00am 10:15am
Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma 01 Building SW09, Room 110, Burnaby Campus 12:00pm 1:15pm
Mechatronics and Robotics Diploma 01 Building SW09, Room 117, Burnaby Campus 12:00pm 1:15pm
Technology Teacher Education Diploma 05 Building  SW09, Room 233, Burnaby Campus 12:00pm 1:15pm

School of Health Sciences

Program Name Credential Level Orientation Location Orientation Start Time Orientation End Time
Biomedical Engineering Technology Diploma 01 Building SE12, Room 313, Burnaby Campus 12:00pm 1:00pm
Clinical Genetics Technology Advanced Diploma 01 Building SW01, Room 3175, Burnaby Campus 9:30am 12:30pm
Diagnostic Medical Sonography – General Sonography Option Diploma 01 Building NE01, Room 405, Burnaby Campus 8:30am 10:30am
Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Cardiac Sonography Option Diploma 01 Building NE01, Room 405, Burnaby Campus 8:30am 10:30am
Diagnostic Medical Sonography –  General & Cardiac Sonography Option Diploma 01 Building NE01, Room 405, Burnaby Campus 8:30am 10:30am
Environmental Health Bachelor of Technology 05 Building SW01, Room 3150, Burnaby Campus 10:30am 11:45am
Food Technology Diploma 01 Online 10:30am 11:30am
Honours in Biotechnology Bachelor of Science 01 Building SW09, Room 206, Burnaby Campus 10:00am 11:00am
Nuclear Medicine Diploma 01 Building SE12, Room 404/406, Burnaby Campus 10:00am 2:00pm
Occupational Health and Safety Diploma 01 Building SW01, Room 3021, Burnaby Campus 12:00pm 1:15pm
Radiation Therapy Bachelor of Science 05 Online 12:30pm 1:30pm

International students

Visit International at BCIT for details on the Fall 2021 International Orientation. The International Student Orientation is for all new international students beginning a full-time program at any BCIT campus in September 2021 (including incoming exchange students).

Finding your way around campus

Programs will be offered in-person again this Fall 2021, so, with this in mind, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with your campus so you feel comfortable getting to where you need to go.

Campus Maps

Aerospace Campus Map

Annacis Island Campus Map

Burnaby Campus Map

Downtown Campus Map

Marine Campus Map

Reminder: You must complete the Communicable Disease Pandemic On-campus Guidelines course in the Learning Hub before attending campus in-person.

Get involved

At BCIT, academics aren’t the only factor that contribute to student success.

Kick Start calendar of events

Kick Start activities don’t end on your first day. We have activities planned for you throughout the month of September to help you ‘kick start’ your BCIT journey.

Keep an eye out for the Fall 2021 Kick Start Calendar of Events to check out the full details of events and activities available to all students on all BCIT campuses. You’ll be invited to connect with your peers and learn about the many services in place to help you succeed during your time here.

Kick Start campus tours

Are you a new or returning student wanting to get familiar with the Burnaby Campus? Join us for a tour of campus where you can meet other peers and learn about the range of services and supports available to you as a BCIT student!

Tours will be offered starting on August 31st and ending on September 9th. To register, visit the BCIT Calendar, or click on the event links below.

Searchapalooza

Searchapalooza is your chance to take a break from academics during your first few weeks of term start and learn about the range of additional supports and services available to help you thrive while studying at BCIT. Searchapalooza booths will be hosted from September 10th – 23rd on all BCIT campuses. Don’t be shy – come out and say hi to your student services team and make the most of your student experience!

With daily prizes of $100, plus a $1000 tuition voucher as a grand prize, there’s no excuses.

Visit the BCIT Calendar for full event details.

Stay connected

Make sure you don’t miss out on opportunities to connect with your peers and make the most of your BCIT experience. Download the myBCIT app to keep track of events, get answers to any questions that you may have, and connect with the BCIT community.

You can also stay social by following the BCIT Student Life Facebook and Instagram pages where you will find more information about events, services and supports available at BCIT.

Upcoming Events