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Tuition: $5,000.00  Students: 17,453
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC      V5G 3H2


British Columbia Institute of Technology is located in Burnaby, British Columbia. It was established in 1960 under the direct management of the provincial government. It became a polytechnic institution in 2001. There are approximately 20,000 full-time students and 30,000 part-time students that study in this school every year. ... continued below

About BCIT

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

Some of its facilities are unique to the school. They include: a 300,000 square-foot state-of-the-art Aerospace Technology Campus, which features a fleet of 20 aircraft (such as Boeing 737) in addition to an airport-controlled tower simulation technology; full-equipped television and radio studio, broadcasting station (Evolution 107.9 FM); a pulp mill that’s fully operational; a salmonoid enhancement facility on the Seyumour River that was developed by BCIT students; a Technology Centre that focuses on applying high tech research and development; an automated manufacturing robotics lab; a fire simulation theatre that interacts with the students; Canada's first Confucius Institute that teaches the Chinese languages and culture to develop trade and tourism; the Centre for the Advancement of Green Roof Technology; the only Prosthetics and Orthotics training program that is operating in Western Canada; Telus Call Centre of Excellence’s advanced telecommunications equipment for a leading-edge industry training; Western Canada's only Marine Engine Room Simulator that operates in an actual training for marine engineering students. BCIT also offers students on campus residences. The Maquinna Residence can accommodate 336 residents and is ideally located on the Burnaby campus, which is next to the recreation facilities and sports field. Students have the option to choose an all-male, co-ed, or an all female suite; and each house comes with a Residence Advisor who gives counselling and emergency services to students.

Student Services and Student Life

British Columbia offers the following services: Student Financial Aid & Awards, Safety & Security, Registrar, Recreation Services, Program Advising, Parking at BCIT, Medical Services, Library, Learning Commons, Learning & Teaching Centre, IT Services, International Education, Housing, Health Services, Harassment & Discrimination, Graduation, Food services, Employment Services, Distance & Online Learning, Disability Resource Centre (DRC), Counselling and Student Development, Convocation, Campus Tours, Bookstore, Board of Governors, BCIT Student Association, BCIT ID Card, Alumni Association, and Aboriginal Services.

The BCIT Student Association is the voice of the students on campus. Their main goal is to make the students’ experience a more fulfilling and memorable. Their mission is to provide a student-centered, responsive, and pro-active support to student life. Some of their services include: Advocacy Office, Ctrl P, Geared Up, Link Student Newspaper, Microwaves, Peer Tutoring Program, Professor Mugs Pub and Grill, Self-Serve Photocopiers, The Stand Central, The Stand South, and the Unconnect Resource Center.

Academic Programs

Aircraft Gas Turbine Technician Certificate

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer: Category "M" Diploma

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer: Category E (Avionics) Diploma

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer: Category S (Structures) Certificate

Airline and Flight Operations (Commercial Pilot) Diploma

Airport Operations Diploma

Architectural and Building Engineering Technology Diploma

Architectural and Structural CADD and Graphics Technician Certificate

Auto Collision Repair Technician Foundation Diploma

Auto Refinishing Technician Foundation Certificate

Automated Woodworking Processes Certificate

Automotive Service Technician Diploma

Automotive Service Technician Foundation (Ford ASSET Option) Diploma

Automotive Technician - Euro Foundation Certificate

Automotive Technician - Toyota Foundation Certificate

Automotive Technician Foundation Certificate

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Electrical Engineering Degree

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Mechanical Engineering Degree

Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering Degree/Civil Engineering Diploma

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (Honours) Degree

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

Bachelor of Technology (Environmental Engineering Technology) Degree

Bachelor of Technology (Technology Management) Degree

Bachelor of Technology Environmental Health (Public Health Inspection) Degree

Bachelor of Technology in Accounting Degree

Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Science Degree

Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems Degree

Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management Degree

Bachelor of Technology in Electronics Degree

Bachelor of Technology in Forensic Investigation Degree

Bachelor of Technology in Geomatics Degree

Bachelor of Technology in Management Degree

Bachelor of Technology in Manufacturing Degree

Bachelor of Technology in Medical Imaging Degree

Bachelor of Technology in Radiation Therapy Degree

Biomedical Engineering Technology Diploma

Boilermaker Foundation Certificate

Bridge Watchman Associate Certificate

Broadcast and Media Communications Diploma

Business Management Diploma

Cardiology Diploma

Carpentry Framing and Forming Foundation Certificate

Chemical Sciences Technology Diploma

Clinical Genetics Technology Post-Diploma

CNC Machinist Technician Diploma

Commercial Transport Mechanic Foundation Certificate

Computer and Business Equipment Technician Diploma

Computer Information Systems Technician Diploma

Computer Systems Technology Diploma

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Applications Post-Diploma

Degree Transfer in Science and Technology Program

Design Essentials Management Certificate

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Post-Diploma

Diesel Engine Technician Foundation Certificate

Digital Animation Certificate

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Diploma

Electrical Foundation Certificate

Electroneurophysiology Technology Diploma

Electronics Technician Common Core Certificate

Financial Management Diploma

Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Diploma

Food Technology Diploma

General Insurance and Risk Management Diploma

Geographic Information Systems Advanced Diploma

Geomatics Engineering Technology Diploma

Graphics Communications Technology Diploma

Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician Diploma

Heavy Duty Mechanic Foundation Certificate

Human Resource Management Diploma

Human Resource Management Post-Diploma

Inboard/Outboard Marine Technician Foundation Certificate

Industrial Instrumentation & Controls Technician Diploma

Information Technology Management Diploma

Interior Design Diploma

International Trade and Transportation Diploma

Ironworker Foundation Certificate

Joinery (Cabinet Maker) Foundation Certificate

Machinist Foundation Certificate

Marine Engineering Diploma

Marketing Management Diploma

Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma

Mechatronics and Robotics Diploma

Medical Laboratory Science Diploma

Medical Radiography Technology Diploma

Millwright Foundation Certificate

Mining and Mineral Exploration Technology Diploma

Motorcycle Technician Foundation Certificate

Network Administration and Security Professional (NASP) Certificate

New Media Design & Web Development Certificate

Nuclear Medicine Technology Diploma

Occupational Health and Safety Diploma

Office Administrator with Technology Certificate

Operations Management Diploma

Piping Foundation Certificate

Power and Process Engineering Diploma

Power Engineering General (Certificate) Program

Power Engineering Technical (Certificate) Program

Prosthetics and Orthotics Technology Diploma

Railway Conductor Certificate

Refrigeration Mechanic Foundation Certificate

Security Systems Technician Certificate

Sheet Metal Worker Foundation Certificate

Software Systems Developer Certificate

Steel Fabricator Foundation Certificate

Technology Entry Program

Technology Support Professional Certificate

Technology Teacher Education Diploma

Telecommunications Technician Diploma

Trades Discovery for Women Certificate

Trades Discovery General Associate Certificate

Venture Associate Certificate

Welding Levels C (Foundation), B, A and Upgrading Programs

Wireless Communications Technician Diploma

Off-Campus Living

Students who want to live outside the campus might find it helpful to browse through the comprehensive listing of off-campus accommodations available within the community. This project is a partnership between The My Ideal Network, Rent BC and BCIT.

Burnaby Information

Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, is the city immediately east of Vancouver. It is the third-largest city in British Columbia by population, surpassed only by Surrey and Vancouver itself.

The SkyTrain rapid transit system crosses Burnaby from east to west in two places: in the south along the Expo Line and in the middle along the Millennium Line. The SkyTrain has encouraged closer connections to New Westminster, Vancouver, and Surrey.

Major technology firms such as Electronic Arts, Creo, Ballard Power Systems, and TELUS base their operations in Burnaby; heavy industry includes Chevron Corporation and Petro-Canada petroleum refineries on the shores of Burrard Inlet. Other companies such as eBay have significant facilities in Burnaby as well.


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