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British Columbia Institute of Technology

Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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About British Columbia Institute of Technology

Vision

BCIT: Integral to the economic, social, and environmental prosperity of British Columbia.

Mission

BCIT exists to serve the success of learners and employers:

  • BCIT is an institute of higher education that exists to serve the citizens of British Columbia and its partners around the world, and to educate and train graduates who are career-ready, who are immediately productive in their chosen workplace, and who are ongoing assets to their employers.
  • BCIT is an institution of inclusion. We strive to make the benefits of a BCIT education available to all who come to the institute prepared to meet our high standards. We educate, support, and care about our students and strive to graduate as many as possible.
  • BCIT credentials are highly valued by business and industry. Our graduates receive a superior return on their investment in a BCIT education.
  • BCIT exists to create the right kinds, quality, and quantities of skilled employees in professions that are in demand and can support a decent standard of living.
  • The BCIT model of education focuses on launching and advancing careers, on the broad availability of its programs, and on the provision of education and training that can be accessed in an efficient amount of time.

Campus information

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; 8,310 students are distance education learners.

Burnaby Campus

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

Aerospace Technology Campus

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Aerospace Technology Campus (ATC), 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, opened in September 2007. 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. The school is open all year round except for major holidays.

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 + 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.

  • The BCIT Burnaby Campus is located just off the Trans-Canada Highway at the corner of Willingdon Avenue and Canada Way.
  • The BCIT Downtown Campus is in the heart of Vancouver, near the Granville Skytrain Station.
  • The BCIT Marine Campus is located in North Vancouver near the Lonsdale Quay and SeaBus terminal.
  • The Aerospace Technology Campus is in Richmond near the South Terminal for the Vancouver International Airport.
  • The Annacis Island Campus is located in Delta.

Accommodation

On-campus Housing:

Just a short walk to class, Maquinna Residence accommodates 336 residents and is ideally located on the Burnaby campus, adjacent to the sports field and recreation facilities. 

Several living options are available for long-stay accommodation. You can request to live in an all-male, all-female, or co-ed suite, and also an academic/quiet or social/active suite. There are also two accessible suites available  for residents with disabilities.

Each house has a Residence Advisor  who is there to help with counseling and advice, in case of emergency, and to coordinate social events.

Maquinna is an opportunity for you to forge new and lasting friendships, optimize your learning experience and enjoy student life.

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Courses available 10

Accounting and Finance 3 Applied and Pure Sciences 4 Computer Science and IT 2 Engineering 2

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