Program Information

School: Okanagan College
Faculty: Computer Science
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Computer and Information Sciences, General
Description: The Bachelor of Computer Information Systems degree is a four-year program which includes a broad selection of computing, mathematics, business, and communications courses so graduates can function successfully in a variety of roles in the Information Technology field.

The courses are grouped into required courses (which all students take), courses from one or more options (an option is a collection of courses dealing with a specific area of computing), and elective courses. This structure allows students to concentrate on areas of computing (Software Design and Development, Database Systems and General Studies) which interest them, while ensuring all graduates have a broad knowledge of computing. With further independent study, graduates may earn industrial certification from companies such as Oracle, IBM, Cisco or Microsoft. The BCIS degree is available as a co-op program. Taking co-op work terms may lengthen the program by one year or more.

URL: Computer Information Systems at Okanagan College
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

International fees:
per 3 credit course $1,375
per Semester: $4,125 – $6,875
Total Tuition: $55,000

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 60 to 70
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Applied Mathematics  or  Grade12 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade12 Precalculus 

B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent. English 12 with minimum of 60% or alternative (see school calendar). Minimum of 60% in any of: Pre-Calculus 12, Principles of Mathematics 12, Adult Basic Education MATH 012, or Okanagan College MATH 120; or minimum of 67% in any of: Pre-Calculus 11, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Foundations of Mathematics 11, Principles of Mathematics 11, Applications of Mathematics 11, Applications of Mathematics 12, Adult Basic Education MATH 011, Adult Basic Education MATH 084 and MATH 085, or Adult Basic Education IALG 011; or minimum of 70% in an Okanagan College Mathematics 11 Proficiency Test or an Okanagan College Mathematics 12 Proficiency Test.

Additional Admission Requirements:

    Keyboarding skill of at least 20 wpm strongly recommended. Attendance at a mandatory orientation.