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Computing options at BCIT

In the midst of dizzying growth in the tech sector, many aren’t sure of the career paths available in Computing and IT and what’s needed to get into each of them. “People are hearing that they should get into tech but don’t always feel they know what that means.” Full-time Computing and IT Info Session … Read more

Career transformed through Part-time Studies: Andrew Beck’s data analytics path

data analytics

Data, and the potential insight it offers, is now abundant. The growth has been so extreme that companies are stretched to find the talent to manage, let alone query, their data. A change to a career with growth That’s what led Andrew Beck to BCIT Computing for its part time Applied Data Analytics Certificate (ADAC) program. He … Read more

Using Amazon Alexa in healthcare: How a BCIT Computing student’s app is changing nursing classrooms

We’re at the frontier of amazing tech growth in healthcare, and BCIT faculty and students are working together across disciplines on prototypes for this new era. Computer Systems Technology (CST) student Michelle Wan has recently received national attention for her Amazon Alexa app. The app brings voice assistance to a health care setting, and was … Read more

From salon owner to web designer: How Ainslie Koopmans took the leap into tech

We connected with Technical Web Designer alumna Ainslie Koopmans to learn about her unique journey into the field of web design. She’s now enjoying a thriving career in tech, after taking the long road into the sector – she retrained in the fast-track six-month program almost twenty years into her career. Why or how did … Read more

Computing students succeed at blockchain innovation

BCIT students love hands-on learning, which is one reason why sixteen Computer Systems Technology students participated at the inaugural 48-hour blockchain hackathon in Vancouver this summer. The software development students were able to explore blockchain technology and create innovative solutions to the problems presented, and they were rewarded with two top placements and a People’s Choice Award at … Read more

Building tech sector capacity across BC with a train-the-trainer approach

Along with a thriving tech sector comes the need to train more professionals for the industry. While BCIT Computing has been expanding both part time and full time programs, there is also a need to ensure younger students from the K-12 system graduate with plans to train for tech. That’s why BCIT hosted 19 teachers … Read more

First-year computing students impress at app showcase

It was a busy term for first-year BCIT Computing Systems Technology (CST) Diploma students, who impressed the audience with their final projects at the app showcase last week. The term projects were inspired by Metro Vancouver campaigns to reduce food and water waste, and launched by a visit from Metro staff Alison Schatz and Kris … Read more

Project week for CST: From AI to apps that build community

It’s project time in Computer Systems Technology (CST), and it’s tiring just trying to visit the student software development projects, let alone create them! With so much learning packed into their final terms, some term three and four students have participated in numerous year-end project activities, pitches, and demonstrations. Wide-ranging industry sponsored projects Project week … Read more

Flexible upskilling for tech sector: renewed Technology Support Professional program

Tech jobs have a lot of flexibility, so why not build that into the training? That’s one of the questions Orrett Morgan, the BCIT High Tech Professional Programs Program Head, addressed as he worked to transition the Technology Support Professional Industry Partnership Certificate Program (TSP) from a traditional face-to-face classroom program into a blended online model last … Read more

BCIT researcher helping to understand traffic patterns in cloud computing

Dr. Michal Aibin, BCIT

Nobody likes a traffic jam, even on the Internet. Yet while we rely on Internet connectivity constantly, most of us don’t stop and think about traffic management in the cloud very often. That’s not the case for BCIT Computing faculty member Dr. Michal Aibin (shown above), who presented his research on network traffic at the International Conference … Read more