BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Foundations in Innovation and Technology Certificate


Department: BUSINESS
Program Delivery Location: Community Based Delivery
Credential: Certificate
Format: TBD
Start Dates: TBD

Foundations in Innovation and Technology Certificate

The Foundations in Innovation and Technology Certificate Program introduces students to a range of technology-based fields in the knowledge-economy, with a specific focus on current opportunities in BC. This modular program offers students insight into the common tools and resources utilised by leading technology-driven industries, while supporting them to develop basic workplace and employment skills. Students will gain 12 weeks of hands-on experience in the following technology-based career sectors:



  • Computer Basics & Professional Practice

  • Communications Officer

  • Web Developer

  • Software Tester

  • Network Technician

  • Resource Technician


Upon successful completion of this program, students will have the opportunity to proceed into more advanced curriculum streams, co-ops and ongoing professional development training, facilitated by the First Nations Technology Council alongside industry and educational partners. Please visit technologycouncil.ca for more information.


  • FITC-110 - Computer Basics & Professional Practice
  • FITC-120 - Communications Officer
  • FITC-130 - Web Developer
  • FITC-140 - Software Tester
  • FITC-150 - Network Technician
  • FITC-160 - Resource Technician
  • Course Listing for this program

    FITC-110 - Credits: 4.000
    Computer Basics & Professional Practice
    This course introduces students to Microsoft Office Suite software programs, and guides students through the development of professional conduct and communication practices in the workplace. More Details on this course
    FITC-120 - Credits: 4.000
    Communications Officer
    This course introduces students to the foundational skills necessary for pursuing a career in communications and marketing, utilizing a combination of soft skills development, writing and technical training. More Details on this course
    FITC-130 - Credits: 4.000
    Web Developer
    This course introduces students to the foundational concepts necessary for pursuing a career in web development, including basic skills development in front end design and customization, and back end development and problem solving. More Details on this course
    FITC-140 - Credits: 4.000
    Software Tester
    This course introduces students to the foundational concepts and basic skills necessary for pursuing a career in software testing, including methodological approaches, industry-standard tools and best practices related to software testing. More Details on this course
    FITC-150 - Credits: 4.000
    Network Technician
    This course introduces students to the foundational knowledge necessary for pursuing a career in computer network maintenance, including basic skills development in the set-up, operation and maintenance of networked environments. More Details on this course
    FITC-160 - Credits: 4.000
    Resource Technician
    This course introduces students to the foundational knowledge necessary for pursuing a career in GIS/GPS mapping, including skills development in data gathering and map customization, GIS analysis and modelling, and project plan development. More Details on this course
     

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