Archives & Special Collections

Item 1 - BCIT Medical Laboratory Technology Opening Session

Identity area

Reference code



BCIT Medical Laboratory Technology Opening Session


  • 1964 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

3 pages

Context area

Name of creator

BCIT. School of Health Sciences (1964-)

Administrative history

In 1964 BCIT opened it’s doors with two Health programs; Medical Radiology and Medical Laboratory for a total of 73 students enrolled. BCIT shared training responsibility with various designated hospitals. On successful completion, the student was awarded a certificate.

Currently the School of Health Sciences runs programs in ten main areas of study:

  • Basic Health Sciences (Part-time Studies)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrodiagnostics
  • Food Safety and Processing
  • Health Care Management
  • Health Protection
  • Laboratory Sciences
  • Medical Imaging Technologies
  • Nursing & Specialty Nursing
  • Therapeutics
  • These include degree and post-degree programs as well as the entry-level programs.

The School of Health Sciences maintains the quality and relevance of its health training programs through close liaison with employers and professional associations. Maintaining the traditions of BCIT there are Advisory committees for each program. Students can expect provincial, national and international accreditation; regular external and internal program assessments; a variety of professional development provisions for faculty and staff; and integration of a variety of learning strategies, including industrial experience through projects and practicums.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Commencement program for the May 19, 1964 Opening Session of the Medical Laboratory Technology, which was the first intake at BCIT.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements


Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

C. McLellan, created 2016-01-09




Digital object metadata



Media type





315.6 KiB


January 9, 2016 2:59 PM

Digital object (Master) rights area

Digital object (Reference) rights area

Digital object (Thumbnail) rights area

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places