2020 BCIT Course Offerings in Whistler

The Whistler Learning Centre is proud to partner with BCIT to bring accredited business and leadership courses to Whistler and the Sea to Sky community. Courses provide 3-4 credits each and will run in the spring and fall each year.

Course features include:

Who are these courses suitable for?

  • Managers who would like to gain accredited education to complement their work experience and network with peers
  • Workers planning to move into management as their career develops
  • High school graduates wanting to delve into Higher Education while remaining in Whistler
  • Parents wanting to refresh their skills when returning to work after maternity/paternity leave
  • Foreign workers wanting to study while playing or working in Whistler

2020 Spring course offerings (Apr-June)

March 31, 2020 update: Due to the current physical distancing recommendations in place to contain the COVID-19 pandemic the delivery format and dates of the spring Whistler based BCIT classes have changed and students who have enroled are being notified.  Thank you for your understanding during this time of uncertainty.  BUSA 2905 – Managing Conflict in the Workplace, 6 weeks: Dates TBD MKTG 1102 – Essentials of Marketing, Apr 29-June 24, online. FULL BSYS 2051 – Intro to Data Analytics & MS Excel, postponed to fall 2020. OPMT 1187 – Project Management Essentials,  Apr 18-June 27, online. FULL OPMT 2515 – Project Communication and Team Management, postponed to fall 2020. REGISTRATION for the courses above is now closed.  NEW for spring 2020! View additional Online BCIT courses available this term. Please note that these extra courses are not eligible for the WLC-Whistler Community Foundation bursary.

2020 Fall course offerings (Sept-Dec)

NEW! Accounting and Bookkeeping Essentials, 6 Weeks, Tu/Th Oct 13-Nov 19 ORGB 1105 – Organisational Behaviour (Workplace Management), 6 Weeks, Tu/Th: Oct 6-Nov 12 Apprentice to CEO/Small Business Management for the Trades, 2 weekends: Nov 14-15, Dec 5-6, 9am-5pm MKTG 1352 – Digital Marketing, Dates TBD OPMT 1187 – Project Management Essentials, 2 weekends: Sept 19-20, Oct 3-4, 9am-5pm OPMT 2505 – Project Resourcing and Cost Management, 2 weekends: Nov 7-8, 21-22, 9am-5pm REGISTRATION OPENS IN JULY:  Join our mailing list to be notified when registration and new course details are released. When registration opens you will be able to click on the links to register (you will be taken to the BCIT website, select the Fall 2020 tab, the Whistler courses have WHIST as the location).  Note: Courses are subject to minimum numbers. They will be confirmed 2 weeks before the start date or when minimum numbers are reached if this is earlier. If you have questions about the Whistler BCIT courses please contact the Whistler Learning Centre.

Financial Assistance

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 quality 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.

Local Instructors

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.

The Value of Post Secondary Education – Testimonial

“I greatly benefited from studying while remaining in Whistler: it enabled me to continue working in Whistler’s non-profit sector where I could immediately apply the content I was learning in my daily practices. Each course required diligent engagement in discussion groups, further benefiting my studying experience as I learnt from other professionals in Canada’s non-profit sector. Studying in this format was integral to furthering my career in Whistler’s non-profit sector, and I’m proud to say I achieved my personal goal in obtaining a managerial role as a result.” Mandy Rousseau – Manager of Marketing & Communications – Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre