Technologists, technicians and technical specialists achieve professional recognition through the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC). The eighth largest self-regulating association in BC, ASTTBC has registered 10,000 Technology Professionals.
Technologists, technicians and technical specialists work in applied science technology fields such as architecture, bio-medical engineering, building, civil, electrical, electronics, environmental, fire protection, house inspection, information, mechanical, onsite wastewater and other related disciplines tied to the built and natural environment.
These Technology Professionals design, construct, inspect, test, maintain and manage most of the world around us including buildings, computers, electrical power, all manner of equipment, roads, environment, and water and wastewater systems. They work in private enterprise, for consulting engineering and technology companies, in all levels of government and as private consultants.
Technology Professionals enjoy stimulating and rewarding careers often involving a combination of inside work including design and project management as well as on-site field work. They are in high demand, even when the economy is slow. Technology Professionals' compensation varies, ranging from salaries of $60,000 to $125,000 and more, plus benefits. There are great opportunities for under-represented groups including women (currently 10% of the technology work force) and First Nations.
British Columbia conferred the status of a self-governing professional association on its technologists and technicians when the legislature passed the ASTT Act in 1985. The Act signaled a fundamental step on the journey from society initially formed in 1958 by a few visionaries to the fully-fledged professional association that is the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC. In 2010, the 25th anniversary of the ASTT Act, ASTTBC registered more than 9,500 technologists, technicians and technical specialists working in the vanguard of technology in all corners of BC. As of the 2013 Annual General Meeting this May, our active membership will number more than 10,000.
You are invited to join the faculty and students of Camosun College’s Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology program at the Electronics department’s Capstone event. Come and see creative designs showcasing capabilities and talk with the students behind the projects. The Capstone event showcases the graduating students’ finished projects that they have...View Post
Bill 49 (Professional Governance Act) was introduced by the BC NDP government on October 22, 2018, and on November 27 it received Royal Assent. This new legislation is designed to increase capacity, transparency, confidence, and consistency in the professional reliance model for the five professional associations (Applied Science Technologists &...View Post
The ASTTBC Foundation Silent Auction at the 2018 Technology Awards raised more than $12,000 for the ASTTBC Foundation. Many thanks to our generous donor listed below: 99 Nursery Alanna Sparanese, Artist Anastasiia Fedorova, Ukrainian Artist Ann Sale & Geoff Sale, AScT Anne Sharp Archive Digital Association of BC Forest Professionals Association...View Post
On October 30, 2018, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy released a Regulation Intentions Paper Consequent to the Professional Governance Act. The ministry will be hosting a series of information meetings for Indigenous people and for stakeholders to provide an overview of the Professional Governance Act and the three topics presented in the...View Post
Do something awesome this holiday season! Donate to the ASTTBC TECHS for Tots Toy Drive and help low-income families create a special and memorable holiday for their children. How to donate? Drop off a new unwrapped toy, stocking stuffer or grocery card at our ASTTBC office, 10767 148th Street in...View Post