“I really appreciated the part-time flexibility”: How BCIT Computing grad Christian Fenn earned a Bachelor’s Degree through night and weekend classes

Christian Fenn standing in a garden, posing happy for the camera

Some say you need to be in it for the long haul, and BCIT Computing grad Christian Fenn is precisely that. Over the past eight years, he has accumulated five credentials: two associate certificates, one certificate, one diploma, and a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems. The irony is that Christian wasn’t initially interested in … Read more

Technology Support Professional alumna: 7 tips to start an IT career within 10 months

We caught up with Kansas Mackenzie to learn more about her educational journey through the Technology Support Professional (TSP) program and tips for prospective students considering the program. “I currently work for UBC IT Desktop Services. I love the mix of working with technology and getting to interact with people and help them at the … Read more

Office Administrator with Technology program: Making a career (switch) within 5 months

Are you’re looking to quickly upskill to make a career switch, re-enter the workforce or simply trying to find a job, but don’t have the means to invest multiple years of your time? The BCIT Office Administrator with Technology (OAT) program is designed to equip students with job-ready skills in as short as five months. … Read more

ISSP is a great recruitment tool for industry

A significant part of the Computer Information Technology (CIT) diploma is the Industry Sponsored Student Projects (ISSP) program, where students take on real-life challenges. Diego Felix experienced both roles: as a student and now as an industry partner. “The ISSP allows me to work with students and discover their potential at an early stage which … Read more

Computer Information Technology alum’s journey in becoming a CIO: “You need to work smarter, not harder.”

Matthew Hui knew early on that he had a knack for the business side of Information Technology. Despite being only 25, he’s already a Director of Business Strategy. But Matthew has bigger goals, like becoming a Chief Information Officer and a member of Forbes’ 30 Under 30. And he’s trying to achieve all this while … Read more

Using AI and machine learning to tackle COVID-19 challenges

How can artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning bring solutions to challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic? That was the challenge for Computer Systems Technology (CST) Diploma Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AIML) Option student teams, as well as students in a new part-time course on AI, which was supported by Athena Pathways*. Over six … Read more

Technology Support Professional grads: A solid IT foundation

The BCIT Technology Support Professional (TSP) program is a 10-month full-time program designed to prepare learners for a career in Information Technology. We reached out to three TSP alumni to find out about their BCIT experience and how their careers have evolved. Here are their stories. A solid foundation builds job-readiness as an IT professional … Read more

Computing Industry Sponsored Student Projects: “A great reminder of why we do what we do”

Three times a year, BCIT Computing organizes Industry Sponsored Student Projects (ISSP). Students participate in what makes a BCIT Computing education special: working with a real client, on a team, and towards a set of IT deliverables. After three months of hard work, 40 teams of Computer Information Technology (CIT) and Computer Systems Technology (CST) … Read more

“BCIT Industry Sponsored Student Projects program is a great opportunity for start-ups”

Meet Nichola Lytle: mother of two young sons living in Nelson, owner of a successful design company, a Digital Arts program instructor, and currently leading not one but two tech start-ups. For both start-ups, she relied heavily on BCIT Computing‘s Industry Sponsored Student Projects program (ISSP). “I’m driven by curiosity and a passion for learning,” … Read more

BCIT Combined Honours in Biochemistry and Forensic Science student: navigating the way to success

“I always knew that I wanted to go into science. But I also knew that I wanted to have a lot of variety during my undergrad, and ideally after graduation. And that’s what really attracted me to this program. You get all your theoretical knowledge from UBC, but then you go to BCIT, and you … Read more