BCIT or British Columbia Institute of Technology is one of British Columbia’s largest post-secondary institutions with more than 48,000 students enrolled annually (16,600 full-time, 31,600 part-time). They offer practical career credentials designed for the workplace, including degrees, diplomas, and certificates spanning Applied and Natural Sciences, Business and Media, Computing and Information Technology, Engineering, Health Sciences, and Trades. Established in 1964, BCIT now has five main campuses as well as satellite locations province-wide.
BCIT’s international partnerships span training, education and research initiatives in South America, Central America, East Asia, and Eastern Europe. At the British Columbia Institute of Technology, students learn theory and put it into practice all in one process. They work with industry to ensure that their training remains on the cutting edge of current practices, and engage the students in the classroom, in the lab, and the field, building a broad and relevant spectrum of skills.
When the students graduate from this college, they’re ready to jump in and contribute—right from day one. The applied research activities help to bring new products to the marketplace and address industry-specific problems. They said: “With our graduates’ contributions, our research helps drive our economy forward”.