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Ontario College Graduate Certificate | 3 semesters | Barrydowne

You will gain the skills to extract meaningful insights from very large and complex data sets to support business decision‐making. You will learn how to collect, curate, manipulate, encode, and store data sets so they can be analyzed and mined in such a way that they can be reused and repurposed to solve challenges and predict trends in any size and type of business. Key areas of study include database design and management, business analytics, market research, data mining, and decision‐making through analytics.

Admission Requirements

Graduate of a recognized two- or three-year postsecondary program

Required Courses

  • Introduction to Excel course (or equivalent)
  • At least one postsecondary math course (or equivalent)

Students who do not possess the foundational math and Excel skills will need to take the bridging course/s prior to registration.


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
ANA 1000Found of Data Analytics for Bu 3
ANA 1001Programming for Analytics 4
DBA 1000Database Mgmt Warehousing 4
QMM 1001Statistics for Data Analytics 4
BUS 1052Bus. Processing Modelling 4
EXL 1002Advanced Excel 3
 Term Credits: 22
Semester 2
MKT 1005Mkt and Social Media Analytics 3
QMM 1002Stats and Data Visualization 4
BUS 1037Project Management 3
ANA 1002Enterprise Analytics 4
BTA 1012Data Mining 3
BTA 1013Communicating with Data 3
 Term Credits: 20
Semester 3
BUS 1141Capstone Project or Placement 7
 Term Credits: 7
 Total Credits: 49


Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see 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 is under review for Year 1.  The information will be updated on the website upon further review of the program.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Data analytics professionals may work independently or with IT teams, mining data from primary and secondary sources, analyzing and interpreting results, pinpointing and predicting trends, providing concise reports, and designing, creating and maintaining databases.

They work for a wide range of industries including government, applied research, human resources, healthcare, and sales and marketing. Common job titles may include: Data Analyst, Data Miner and Customer Insights Analyst.

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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