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British Columbia Institute of Technology – BCIT

British Columbia Institute of technology is BC's largest post-secondary institution. BCIT offers part-time and full-time courses and programs in technology, trades, engineering, business, and health. BCIT was first established as the British Columbia Vocational School in 1960. It has an annual enrolment of approximately 28,000 full-time students, and 17,000 part-time students.

The British Columbia Institute of Technology has five campuses across the Metro Vancouver area. BCIT's main campus is located in the City of Burnaby. It operates an aerospace technology campus in the City of Richmond, and a marine campus is located in the City of North Vancouver. BCIT also runs two campuses, the Downtown Vancouver campus, and the Great Northern Way campus, in East Vancouver. Furthermore, there are students who attend or conduct studies virtually; over 8,000 students are distance education learners.

BCIT has six Schools providing full-time and part-time studies in a variety of subjects.

School of Computing and Academic Studies

School of Business

School of Construction and the Environment

School of Health Sciences

School of Energy

School of Transportation

BCIT also has a Technology Centre which undertakes and coordinates applied research, and provides technology transfer and commercialization assistance.

Burnaby Campus

The main BCIT Campus is located on Willingdon Avenue in Burnaby. It includes a library, gym and sports field, lecture rooms, computer labs as well as student services and administration offices and The Centre for Applied Research and Innovation.

Aerospace Technology Campus

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Aerospace Technology Campus (ATC) is located near Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in Richmond. It offers aircraft maintenance engineering programs in avionics, maintenance, structures, aircraft gas turbine (jet engine) overhaul training and repair and aircraft mechanical component training programs.

BCIT also offers commercial pilot training, as well as airport operations training program for those pursuing a career in airport management. Training is conducted at the 285,000-square-foot (26,500 m2) Aerospace Technology Campus.

The RBC Foundation Aviation Library at the Aerospace Technology Campus holds one of the largest collections of aviation resources in Western Canada, and has become a centre of learning and study for aviation students, staff and the broader aerospace industry in the region

Marine Campus

Known previously as PMTI (The Pacific Marine Training Institute) it is now sometimes referred to as BMC (BCIT Marine Campus). The institute offers a variety of training in the marine field including cadet programs such as the 4 year diploma in Nautical Sciences and the Marine Engineer training program. The campus is located in North Vancouver on the water a short distance from Lonsdale Quay.

Downtown Vancouver Campus

The predominant areas of study at the downtown campus are business and media, computing and information, and international student entry programs. It was opened to allow for a greater number of students in part-time studies.

Great Northern Way Campus

The Great Northern Way Campus (GNWC) is a university campus combining the strengths of the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia. These four schools have committed to build an integrated and unique centre of teaching, learning, research, and entrepreneurship.

The GNWC offers courses including BCIT’s Trades & Apprenticeship program, and Green Roof Technology courses. At the Campus’ Centre for Digital Media, GNWC offers a Masters of Digital Media Program as well as a series of professional development courses.




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