Fall 2020 BCIT Whistler Courses
September 28 - December 2Free – $250
Study in Whistler and expand your horizons
In collaboration with the Whistler Learning Centre, BCIT will deliver face-to-face courses in Fall 2020 at Whistler’s Conference Centre with health and safety as the top priority. Classes will follow a COVID-19 Safety Plan, known at BCIT as the Return to Campus Plan, that outlines the policies, guidelines, and procedures put in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
BCIT Whistler Fall 2020 classes are capped at 20 and allow students to study each 3 credit course as a small cohort in a condensed format daily from Monday to Wednesday, 8:30AM-4PM, over 2 weeks. Students may choose to return home Thursday-Sunday or remain in Whistler to enjoy local activities or off-set their costs with temporary work. Whistler accommodation options have been sourced at preferred rates for every budget and vary depending on location, the number of nights booked, and occupancy. Details of accommodation options and how to book are found on the Fall 2020 BCIT Whistler Courses – New Student Information web page.
Students are required to pre-register online via the Whistler Learning Centre, the links to pre-register are at the BOTTOM of this page.
After pre-registration BCIT will enroll you in your course(s) and issue you a tuition invoice for the course payment. If the course you wish to register for is full, please join the wait list, where possible additional offerings will be added to meet demand.
Block One: 14-Sep-20 to 23-Sep-20 (Cancelled)
OPMT 1187 – Project Management Essentials, $531.31
Block Two: 28-Sep-20 to 07-Oct-20 (Cancelled)
ORGB 1105 – Organizational Behaviour, $614.97
Block Three: 13-Oct-20 to 21-Oct-20 (no class on Oct 12) (Cancelled)
MKTG 1102 – Essentials of Marketing $554.39
Block Four: 26-Oct-20 to 04-Nov-20 (Cancelled)
BUSA 2005 – Principles of Management, $614.97
BCST 1198 – Photography & Lightroom: Building Your Photographic Vision,$536.32
Block Five: 09-Nov-20 to 18-Nov-20 (no class on Nov 11) (Cancelled)
BCST 1170 – Introduction to Journalism, $444.32
Block Six: 23-Nov-20 to 02-Dec-20 (confirmed as running)
MKTG 1352 – Digital Marketing, $665.28
Please read the following 5 important information expandable sections BEFORE you pre-register:
Students registering for Photography & Lightroom are required to bring a lap top, DSLR/mirrorless camera (no compact cameras accepted), SD/CF Card Memory, tripod. If you do not have a camera please email the Whistler Learning Centre.
Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. If courses are cancelled, a refund will be issued automatically within 4 weeks.
Student withdrawals are subject to BCIT’s Refunds and Withdrawals Policy.
Registration closes 2 weeks before the course start date for Blocks One and Two and 3 weeks before the course start date for Blocks Three to Six.
You will be required to submit your BCIT student number during registration. If you do not have a BCIT student number (begins with an A) instructions on how to create one are found below:
- Visit: https://secure.bcit.ca/sis/reg/.
- Under the title ‘New to BCIT?’ click on button: Create BCIT ID.
- Complete the form and submit.
- You will receive your BCIT ID, password, student email address, and access to the BCIT portal. Be sure to save this information in a safe place for communication during your course.
Register below to secure your place in each course. After registration BCIT will enroll you in your course(s) and issue you a tuition invoice for payment.
Once you have registered for a Whistler course(s) please visit the Fall 2020 BCIT Whistler Courses – New Student Information web page for important information to prepare you to study in Whistler. This URL is also included in the course receipt.
If the course you wish to enroll in is full, please join the wait list for new Whistler course offerings during Fall 2020; courses will be added to meet demand.
- Limited capacity to allow for 2 metre physical distancing.
- Protocols for hand washing and sanitizing.
- Frequent cleaning and sanitizing of equipment and rooms.
- Each student is assigned their own desk to be used only by them for the duration of the course.
- Access to the facility will not be permitted to individuals displaying symptoms of COVID-19.
- For the safety of others, anyone who has been in close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 or has travelled outside of Canada within 14 days prior to their course start date are asked to stay off campus.
- If a course is cancelled by BCIT, a full refund will be issued.
- Students would like to withdraw from a course should refer to BCIT’s Refunds and Withdrawals Policy.
Policies are subject to change based on public health recommendations.
Students may choose to return home Thursday-Sunday or remain in Whistler to enjoy local activities or off-set their costs with temporary work.
Budget: Whistler Athlete Lodge, 1080 Legacy Way, Whistler, BC V8E 0K3 Cheakamus Crossing neighbourhood, 9km/20-30 minute bus ride to class. Two bedroom Townhome (sleeps 4): $260/night ($65/per person for a group of 4 already in shared accommodation or social bubble)
Moderate: Tantalus Lodge, 4200 Whistler Way, Whistler BC V0N 1B4 (Sept 15 Update: The Tantalus Lodge will be closing October 1 – November 25) Whistler Village location, 8 minute walk to class. One Bedroom Suite: $109+tax/night (rising to $129 Nov 22-25, Nov 29-Dec 2) Two Bedroom Suite: $169+tax/night (rising to $199 Nov 22-25, Nov 29-Dec 2)
Luxury: Hilton Whistler, 4050 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 Whistler Village location, 4 minute walk to class. Base Rooms (Queen/King Studios and Hilton Rooms with 2 Double Beds) Sunday to Thursdays: $109.00 & Fridays to Saturdays: $119.00 per room per night plus $25 Resort Fee and applicable taxes
Once you have registered for a Whistler course(s) please visit the Fall 2020 BCIT Whistler Courses – New Student Information web page for important information to prepare you to study in Whistler.
Employers can apply for the B.C. Employer Training Grant which provides up to 60% e.g. $300 for a $500 course, for employers to support skills training via the federal Workforce Development Agreement (WDA) scheme. The Whistler Community Foundation (WCF) has generously provided bursaries for local residents who qualify and wish to participate in the courses listed above. Bursaries of $300-500 from the WCF are administered by Whistler Community Services Society, community members who need financial assistance with fees should request an application form from a WCSS Outreach Worker. The number of bursaries are limited and are issued on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Learn how the process works here.
Where possible the Whistler Learning Centre and BCIT try to use local instructors with industry experience. If you would like to express interest in teaching in Whistler please contact the Whistler Learning Centre with your resume indicating the areas that you wish to teach in.