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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.

You will select courses from either the business stream or the IT stream, based on your background and specific training needs, and complete an eight-week placement in the third semester.

Program Highlights

  • 1 years – 3 semesters
  • 8-week placement
  • Take courses in-class and/or online
  • Choose from 2 streams to develop specialized skills in IT or business


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

Semester 1 - Fall 2016
Semester 2 - Winter 2017
Semester 3 - Spring 2017

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
BTA 1002Foundations of B.A. 4
BUS 1081Proposal Writing 3
BTA 1003Requirements Elicitation 4
BTA 1007I.T. Project Management 4
One of the following groups of Elective courses:  7
Organizational Behaviour
and Quantitative Management Methods I
Introduction to Programming
and Data and Information Mgmt
 Term Credits: 22
Semester 2
BTA 1004Business Process Mapping 4
BTA 1005Data Mining/Business Intel 3
BTA 1008Finance for I.T. Decision Make 3
SYS 1002IS Management Acquisition 4
SYS 1003Enterprise Architecture 3
SYS 1004Enterprise Systems 3
 Term Credits: 20
Semester 3
BTA 1009Work Placement 7
 Term Credits: 7
 Total Credits: 49

Tuition Fee (Canadian Students)

The tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year is $6,510.84 for three semesters of study. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.

Tuition Fee (International Students)

The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $16,770.75 for three semesters of study. Some exceptions apply. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.

Books & Supplies

The estimated cost of books and supplies for 2015-2016 is approximately $1000. 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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