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Flexible Credential Programs at BCIT

Many students who plan to study Science and Technology courses in Canada must have heard of the British Columbia Institute of Technology. The school is a public polytechnic in Vancouver, offering various credential courses, such as Certificate, Diploma, Associate, Bachelor, Master and other courses. BCIT has a renowned reputation and offers practical courses with hands-on experience that allow students to practise concepts they have learned from lectures. Most of its popular programs are mostly related to Computer Technology and Industry. This is because these industries are demanding for young people to join, which helps the graduates be able to get a job. 

Today, our Canadian International Student Magazine will introduce a pristine program. This program allows students to have a flexible schedule to better integrate into students’ schedules.

Flexible Credential Programs at BCIT


Course Entry Qualification + Course English Requirements: Each course has a different entry requirement. The English requirement is an IELTS score of around 6 or 6.5.

The type of the course 

Students enrolled in this program will have various options in choosing their majors, such as Graphic Design Certificate, Professional Accounting Advanced Diploma, etc. For the list of courses, please refer to the school’s official website: https://www.bcit.ca/international-applicants/flexible-credential-programs/.


Students who have financial concerns can pay for the subjects they study each semester. Moreover, the Canadian federal government has recently announced that students can work more than 20 hours (for details, please refer to the Canadian federal website for further inquiries). Therefore, this course allows students to earn additional living expenses and can make the course and work schedule more flexible good integration. Different from other programs, which usually recruit once a year in September. Flexible Credential Programs will recruit students in January or May.

Course features 

This course requires students to take only nine credits per semester, and the courses are freely arranged by themselves, and only three semesters (January, May and September) are required in a year. 

Before enrolling in this program, many students might worry about whether their credits will affect their post-graduation working visas. Or can they apply for an international student visa?

The answer is no! Students who can maintain nine credits per semester and take three courses per quarter are eligible to apply for a Canadian international student visa and maintain full-time student status in Canada.

According to the length of the students’ course itself, to obtain the corresponding post-graduation work visa (if the length of the course is more than two years, generally speaking, students will get a three-year work visa, if students have any questions, please go to the Canadian federal website make inquiries)

If students have questions about the above courses or are interested in enrolling, they can contact us directly for free inquiries!

Source: BCIT official website

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