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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 modelling, business intelligence, project management, and budgeting for capital projects. The program ends with an eight-week placement in the third semester.

Program Highlights

  • 1 year – 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

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2018
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2019
  3. SEMESTER 3 Spring 2019

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
BTA 1002Foundations of B.A. 4
BTA 1003Requirements Elicitation 4
BUS 1081Proposal Writing 3
HRP 7106Organizational Behaviour 4
STY 1001Software Engineering Concepts 4
DBA 1001Database Concepts/Big Data 4
 Term Credits: 23
Semester 2
ACC 1024Acc for Non-Financial Managers 4
BTA 1004Business Process Mapping 4
PRM 1000Project Management 4
SYS 1003Enterprise Architecture 3
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.

Graduate Options

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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