What will I learn?

This program is designed to provide a mixture of theory and hands-on applied knowledge in our modern well-equipped labs. The Computer Information Systems program offered at UFV provides depth in both software development and systems and networking areas.

Graduates from the certificate are knowledgeable and experienced with smaller single-user systems, and graduates from the diploma are capable of working with both single and networked systems. Diploma graduates are also capable of supporting and maintaining systems through the regular and changing requirements placed by ongoing business demands. The final years of the degree program build on this base to provide graduates with additional technical knowledge and skills as well as more educational breadth and a better business background. This will also prepare graduates to move into managerial positions in information technology.

Students completing the BCIS degree program who wish to pursue graduate studies would normally choose a master's degree in Computer Information Systems or an MBA program. Students wishing to enter an MBA program should consider taking the BCIS with a minor in Business Administration. Students wishing to enter a graduate studies program in Computing Science should consider taking the BCIS with a minor in Mathematics.

Career opportunities

Rapid change and the increased use of outsourcing have made the IT workplace a very volatile one over the last few years. The CIS department meets twice a year with an external advisory committee to track and predict change, and to keep our programs relevant to current and future organizational needs. Our diverse committee is peopled by members of industry and the public sector whose knowledge and experience is pertinent, timely and crucial to our decision-making processes. Careers for information technology professionals fall into several categories, including but not limited to:

  • Software development
  • Systems analysis and design
  • User interface design and human factors
  • Web and database design and programming
  • Project management
  • Computer security
  • Network design and administration
  • System and database administration
  • End user support
  • Management of technology

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$17,160.00 (US$ 13,167) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

4 September 2019

Venue

Chilliwack Campus

45190 Caen Avenue,

CHILLIWACK,

British Columbia (BC),

V2R 0N3, Canada

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$17,160.00 (US$ 13,167) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

4 September 2019

Venue

University of the Fraser Valley

Abbotsford Campus,

33844 King Road,

ABBOTSFORD,

British Columbia (BC),

V2S 7M8, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed the equivalent of Canadian Grade 12 (Form Six or five O-levels plus at least two A-levels) or near-equivalent standing and specific program prerequisites for admission into any career, technical, or academic program. English requirements: IELTS (Academic) - score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum band score of 6.0; TOEFL - score of 88 or higher (iBT) with no section below 20; CAEL - score of 70; PTE - score of 61 with 60 in writing; Cambridge - Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) min C; Cambridge - Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) – A; EIKEN - Grade 1; CanTEST - score of 4.5 with a minimum writing score of 4.0; MELAB - score of 85; LPI - score of 30 (Level 5); English 12 C+ (or recognized Canadian equivalent).

For international students

Applicants must have completed

1. One of the following:

  • B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent
  • Mature student 19 years or older (see Note)
  • Completion of nine university-level credits

2. One of the following:

  • Principles of Mathematics 12 with a C+ or better
  • Foundations of Mathematics 12 with a C or better
  • Pre-calculus 12 with a C or better
  • MATH 094 and MATH 095 with a C or better in both
  • MATH 096 with a C or better
  • MATH 110 with a C or better

3. The prerequisite to CMNS 125, CMNS 175, or ENGL 105

They must have TOEFL score of 88 or higher (IBT) with no section below 20, IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum band score of 6.0, CAEL score of 70, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English min C, Can TEST - score of 4.5 with a minimum writing score of 4.0, MELAB - score of 85, LPI - score of 30 (Level 5), English 12 C+ (or recognized Canadian equivalent).

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