SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, SYSTEMS AND NETWORKING, SECURITY
Gain the analytical, problem-solving, and technical skills required to become a manager in the information technolgoy industry with a Bachelor in Computer Information Systems from UFV.
According to a recent BC Stats Report, average weekly earnings for technology employees are 85% higher than for non-tech workers in British Columbia, making a career in IT and attractive career choice.
To prepare you for job opportunities in the IT sector, he Bachelor of Computer Information systems includes a mixture of theory and hands-on applied knowledge in UFV's well-equipped labs.
In your first and second year, you complete foundational courses to provide you with a broad base of knowledge and experience supporting and maintaining single and networked systems.
In third and fourth year, you gain additional technical knowledge and skills as well as more educational breadth and a better business background, preparing you to move into managerial positions in information technology. You also have the option to specialize in one of three concentrations to refine your skill set:
Study abroad in one of 20+ countries and earn UFV credits at a partner university. Students who take advantage of the Study Abroad program gain a global network of connections, build cultural knowledge, and are better equipped for the global marketplace.
The Co-operative Education option offers students in the Computer Information Systems program the opportunity to obtain paid, career-related work experience in their field of study during their education at UFV. Both the diploma and degree are available with a Co-op option. After completing their first year of study, Co-op students alternate between semesters of full-time study and full-time paid employment. See the Co-operative Education website for further details.
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 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:
The British Columbia 2025 Labour Market Outlook identifies several IT professions as high opportunity occupations with excellent projected employment rate. Included on the list are: computer and information systems managers; information systems analysts and consultants; computer programmers and interactive media developers; web designers and developers; computer network technicians; and computer engineers.
Making an IT career even more attractive is the fact that average weekly earnings for technology employees are 75% higher than for non-tech workers in British Columbia, according to the BC Stats Report.
View the Bachelor of Computer Information Systems in the UFV Academic Calendar.
Apply to Qualifying Studies if you do not currently meet the BCIS entry requirements in order to upgrade your qualifications for future admissions.
The entrance requirements to all CIS programs include minimum grades in Mathematics and English courses.
Upgrading options for Math include
Please speak with a Qualifying Studies advisor to learn more about additional options.
There are several options to upgrade your English, including UFV CMNS 099 or ENGL 099 with a grade of C or better, UFV ENGL 081 or 091 with a grade of C+ or better, or UFV ESL WG84 with a grade of C+ or better. Please speak with a Qualifying Studies advisor to learn more about additional options.