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Ontario College Graduate Certificate | 
3 semesters | Barrydowne

Enhance your IT and business analysis skills, and be prepared to take advantage of career opportunities.

This intensive program is designed to meet industry demand for IT business analysts and will give you the skills and techniques to create and manage organizational process change. You will gain a solid understanding of how to gather, document, and communicate stakeholder requirements and how to recommend solutions, evaluate solutions, and provide quality assurance.

Beyond the BA body of knowledge you will also take courses to build skills in data modeling, business intelligence, project management, and budgeting for capital projects. The program ends with an eight-week placement in the third semester.

Program Highlights
  • 1 years – 3 semesters

  • 8-week placement

  • Take courses in-class and/or online


An unpaid 8-week field placement in the third semester is part of the program of study.

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How to Apply

Business and Information Technology

Admission Requirements

Graduate of a recognized two- or three-year postsecondary program. Applicants working in related industries without a diploma or degree may be considered on an individual basis.


Program Delivery

This program will be delivered in the following terms:


Fall Term Start

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the 2017-18 Academic Schedule which will be posted on our website in early 2017.

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
BTA 1002Foundations of B.A. 4
BTA 1003Requirements Elicitation 4
BUS 1081Proposal Writing 3
CMP 1117Introduction to Programming 4
HRP 7106Organizational Behaviour 4
STY 1211Database Design 4
 Term Credits: 23
Semester 2
ACC 1024Acc for Non-Financial Managers 4
BTA 1004Business Process Mapping 4
BTA 1005Data Mining/Business Intel 3
PRM 1000Project Management 4
STY 1000Software Testing Fundamentals 4
SYS 1004Enterprise Systems 3
 Term Credits: 22
Semester 3
BTA 1009Work Placement 7
 Term Credits: 7
 Total Credits: 52
Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $1,000. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates will find employment in private and not-for-profit organizations and government departments as business analysts. Entrepreneurs can become consultants for organizations.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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