British Columbia Institute of Technology



BCIT is an institution delivering job ready skills, with an applied emphasis, for students. BCIT programs provide students with a challenging post-secondary learning environment, offering over 130 career programs and program options in Business, Computing Studies, Electrical and Electronics, Health Sciences, Construction, Manufacturing, Industrial-Mechanical, Processing, and Energy and Natural Resources, Transportation. BCIT grants certificates, diplomas, degrees, and advanced studies diplomas.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:336 bedsLowest: $425Highest: $540

Maquinna Residence is available for BCIT students enrolled in full-time day school diploma or degree programs and for apprentice trades training students enrolled in short stay programs. The residence is situated on campus, a short walk from classes, the Student Activity Centre, recreational facilities, and medical services. This residence accommodates 336 residents in seven low rise, split level houses. The houses consist of apartment blocks where 12 students live together sharing kitchen and cooking facilities, living/dining rooms, and washrooms and laundry facilities. Residents may choose all male, all female, or co-ed suites. Each house has a Residence Advisor who is there to help with counselling and advice in case of emergency, and to facilitate social events. Each resident has a carpeted private bedroom, comfortably furnished with a bed, dresser, mirror, two chairs, and a desk lamp. Ample closet space is provided. High speed wired and wireless Internet is included in the rent.

Off Campus Housing

BCIT offers a comprehensive online listing of off-campus accommodation available in the community. Students can view the listings for free at any time on the Web site.


BCIT offers a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational facilities designed to appeal to most students and staff. These include four racquetball/handball and wallyball courts and two squash courts; an excellent gymnasium accommodating either eight badminton; two basketball or three volleyball courts. Our activity room is equipped with a universal gym, free weights, exercise area, table tennis, ballet barre and much more. Four tennis courts, sports field and fitness trail as well as a 396 metre track offer excellent outdoor recreation. Complete shower facilities, change and locker rooms for both men and women are available.

Information Technology

Information Technology has become a major focus at BCIT in the 1990's. The use and need for Information Technology and Education Technology has touched all areas of the Institute and the demand for more is on an upward curve. The role of Computer Resources is to provide leadership and support for Institute information and education technology. Front end services include: support for Central Operations, the Help Desk, Walk-in Centre Support, Institute Labs and Remote Campus Lampus. These services are used by Faculty, Staff and Students.


CFML (student radio), BCIT Magazine (broadcast on cable and the Knowledge Network).

Special Services

The Educational Resource Centre for students with disabilities (ERC) offers a range of support services for students with disabilities. We will assist students in identifying abilities, vocational interests and work values. Current labour market information is also available along with an opportunity to explore disability issues related to the workplace. For a full description of the services offered please consult: BCIT's First Nations Department offers a wide range of regular support services which respect First Nations cultural diversity and provide First Nations students with opportunities to adapt to BCIT's environment and enhance learning experiences.

International Involvement

BCIT International develops training projects and cooperative ventures to help B.C. business and industry compete overseas. BCIT International provides programs; responds to international student inquires and needs on campus.


Alumni association, CIBC instant teller machine, bookstore, bus services, cafeterias, travel agent, insurance, and much more.

Modified on August 23, 2021