Studying part-time at BCIT presents an opportunity to broaden and deepen your knowledge of the world around us; to work at your own pace of study; and to advance your career in today’s rapidly changing field of technology.
Students are required to complete the CST BTech program within seven (7) years starting from the date of their first technical degree-level course or the date of acceptance to the bachelor program, whichever comes first. Degree requirements may change over the period of your studies, however regardless of changes, you are required to follow the curriculum requirements in effect the year you were admitted to the degree program.
Once accepted into the part-time program, students register and complete classes on a course-by-course basis. CST BTech part-time courses are taught in our Downtown Vancouver Campus, and Burnaby Campus in the evenings and weekends, as well as Online. CST BTech courses are term based, typically starting second week of January, April, and September and are 12 weeks in length. Please see the 2-year tentative schedule for course availability under the Resources & Documents section below.
As BCIT strives to keep courses and credentials current, both courses and programs are subject to change without any advance notice and may not run due to insufficient student numbers. When a course cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options and/or provided with a full refund.
Fees for part-time courses must be paid at the time of registration using one of the methods listed on the Part Time Fees page.
Student Financial Aid and Awards exists to help students plan financially for their academic career at BCIT. Learn more about what types of financial assistance are available you and how the various application processes work at Student Financial Aid and Awards.
Withdrawing from a Course
Refund deadline dates are listed on your tuition receipt. If you are an international student, find out more about your specific fees and refunds. To drop or transfer to another course, contact Student Information and Enrollment Services or use the Part-time Course Withdrawal From prior to, or on, the refund deadline date.
The following refund policy applies to PT CST BTech courses:
|All part-time courses||31 days prior to the class start date||100% tuition refund|
|All part-time courses||After 2 weeks from the start of class.||0% tuition refund|
|Part-time courses lasting over 4 weeks||Prior to the second class||85% tuition refund|
|Distance and online learning term-based courses||Within 2 weeks of the course start date||85% tuition refund|
Resources & Documents
COMP8045/8046 Major Project Guidelines: – PDF
COMP8037 & COMP8047 Major Project Guidelines: PDF
Part-time Program Map: – PDF
Part-time Program Matrix
CST BTech Part-Time 2 Year Schedule – PDF
CST BTech General Education Requirements – PDF
Major Project Course Dates – PDF
Current Computing Calendar – PDF
Student Code of Conduct for Remote Learning – PDF
IT Services Information – PDF
Student Resources Links – PDF
Program Withdrawal – PDF
Application for Credential – PDF