|Faculty:||School of Computing and Academic Studies
|Field of Study:||Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
|Description:||BCIT's Computer Systems Technology (CST) two-year diploma program combines computer systems theory with hands-on practical experience in software development. You'll learn software engineering and programming from industry professionals, and gain experience working on real projects, from concept to deployment. In second year, specialty options add depth and further hone your skills. The CST diploma is a widely-recognized credential that is highly regarded by employers. Graduates emerge with the well-rounded skills essential for a career analyzing, designing, and developing software solutions.
The Database option focuses on traditional relational and advanced database technologies, data analytics as well as big data storage and the use of data mining techniques from the fields of artificial intelligence and machine intelligence to gain insights into the data. It also covers modelling, data cleansing and integration, implementation, and access of data warehouse for corporate and financial data, as well as conducting business intelligence using OLAP analysis. In addition, students will learn how to work with cloud databases, develop data driven applications, provide web services for data consumption from web or mobile applications. The option builds on the students’ basic understanding of relational database management systems and SQL, and covers the use of advanced SQL features, data visualization, data analytics and data mining packages in R and Python, and how to manage big data using the Hadoop ecosystem.