Computing unveils new Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science (BScACS)

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Computing recently revealed the evolution of its longstanding Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems to a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science (BScACS), now open for Fall 2023 applications. Here’s a round-up of some of the changes, and how the new credential better meets the needs of both students and industry. How will the … Read more

Deploying software across regions and keeping apps running smoothly: Why DevOps needs Kubernetes

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We checked in with Computing instructor Prabhjot Lalli on his new course COMP 4016: Applied DevOps with Kubernetes. He told us how technology is making software run more smoothly, and how it can help IT staff avoid those dreaded 3am calls! “Students will be equipped with the right tools to hit the ground running, and … Read more

Computing hosts spring break camp to encourage girls in tech

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High school girls gathered at BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC) for the Technovation Girls BC Chapter Spring Break Learning Conference this month, where co-hosts BCIT Computing and UBC Geering Up offered hands-on workshops and career exploration opportunities. Technovation Girls is a non-profit tech entrepreneurship competition where girls aged 13-18 work in teams to develop a mobile … Read more

Fighting health disinformation with free open source pathology resources

Working from home during the pandemic was challenging for energetic and outgoing Basic Health Sciences faculty Jen Kong. But boredom turned to frustration when she repeatedly witnessed viral headlines and social media posts that contained so much health disinformation. “I think everyone should learn how their body works,” explains Jen. “That helps them guard against … Read more

Student’s green computing paper recognized internationally

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Facing both climate change and high fuel costs, reducing energy consumption is on everyone’s mind. So it’s exciting to hear that institutional organizations are contributing to this goal by researching and implementing technical solutions. Enter Spencer Wilson, BCIT Computer Systems Technology (CST) Bachelor of Technology (BTech) student and prior CST Diploma graduate, who spent last … Read more

These 5 communication skills can help you make a move into technical writing

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BCIT’s new Technical Communication Essentials Microcredential sharpens skills employers want across roles and sectors. “Successful organizations rely increasingly on effectively gathering, managing, conveying, and exchanging substantial amounts of information,” explains Nick Fox, BCIT Communication Department Faculty Member. “Technical communicators ensure that information is clear, coherent, organized, and targeted, so it meets audience needs and business … Read more

Crime and intelligence career path: Helping keep kids safe

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Steve Corbeil knew he wanted to work in law enforcement. The BCIT Bachelor of Technology in Forensic Investigation: Crime and Intelligence Analysis (CIA) helped him develop his skill set. Now he loves his work in helping keep kids safe in and out of school. Here’s our chat: Q: What were you doing before you started … Read more

5 ways your organization will benefit from connecting with BCIT Computing

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Most of us have hired or worked with a BCIT grad. But BCIT Computing seeks to support organizations far beyond just graduating (a lot of!) job-ready talent. Here are some of the ways your organization might benefit from connecting to BCIT Computing: 1. Industry-focused courses to support in-demand jobs Like recent new offerings in MS … Read more

Harnessing the power of data: BCIT Computing Flexible Learning expands offerings

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It would be hard to find an organization that didn’t want to save resources or increase revenue by better understanding their data. From customer behaviour to energy use, leaders across the world know that they may be missing out on critical insights. Skilled individuals who can harness the power of data, by creating visualizations and … Read more

BCIT Computing team places third at SAP hackathon

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“We were up against 3rd and 4th year students from some of the other schools, and we’re really proud of how far we made it using the tools that BCIT gave us.” – Nolan Nordwall, CST Diploma Student  Over 100 post-secondary students kicked off fall by spending a weekend at SAPVanHack22. “The experience was amazing!” … Read more