Ontario College Graduate Certificate | 
3 semesters | Barrydowne

Are you interested in gaining the skills to find and sustain meaningful employment in the Information Technology and Business Analysis fields?

This intensive program will enable you to advance businesses at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels by improving processes, products, and services through technology. You will become a robust and valuable professional who is confident in bridging the gap between business and technology through your development of exceptional communication, leader, problem-solving, planning, and critical thinking skills.

Gain a thorough understanding of how to perform elicitations, write specifications, create and use models, evaluate opportunities, analyze information, negotiate deals, provide quality assurance, and work through difficult situations.

As a graduate of our program, you will ask the right questions, get the right answers, and use appropriate analysis techniques to drill into the details to obtain meaningful insight. You will be confident in making recommendations, and when you communicate with stakeholders, you will not just get sign-offs; you will get buy-in.

Students graduating from this program will be familiar with the global standards for Business Analysis as defined by the IIBA© and BABOK®.

Program Strengths

  • This program builds on existing experience, technical expertise, and creativity in problem-solving to mould students into strong, valuable professionals who are skilled at bridging the gap between business and technology.
  • Students are exposed to a variety of theory, hands-on, applied, and experiential learning opportunities that prepare them to meet the needs of current job markets.
  • A variety of workshops, community engagements, co-curricular activities, field trips, and guest speakers provide students with opportunities to begin networking and collaborating in the Information technology and Business fields.

Program Highlights

  • 1 year – 2 academic semesters and 1 semester of Work Integrated Learning

  • 7 - week placement or 7 - week capstone course

Fieldwork/Placement

Semester three will be a seven-week, unpaid work placement or capstone course to give you practical experience.

Part-time Pathway

Students may choose a pathway to complete this program while studying part-time. For more information on the part-time pathway see the Program Delivery tab.  

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How to Apply

Business and Information Technology

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be graduates of a diploma, advanced diploma, or degree program from an Ontario College or equivalent.

OR

Applicant must possess five years of work experience in a related field (or combination of education and work experience) as judged by the College to be equivalent. Applicants must submit a resume detailing their related experience and a cover letter outlining their competencies and preparedness for the program (any and all postsecondary transcripts must still be submitted).

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Program Delivery

2021-2022

Spring Term

July Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Jul - Oct
    2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 Nov - Feb
    2022-2023
  3. SEMESTER 3 Mar - Jun 2023

Applicants wishing to start in July and study full-time will apply to BAG2 for Jul 2022 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in July and study part-time will apply to ITP3 for Jul 2022.

2022-2023

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester. The program is delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term

September Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Sep - Dec
    2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 Jan - Apr
    2023
  3. SEMESTER 3 May - Aug 2023

Applicants wishing to start in September and study full-time will apply to BAGC for Sep 2022 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in September and study part-time will apply to ITPT for Sep 2022.

November Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Nov - Feb
    2022-2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 Mar - Jun
    2023
  3. SEMESTER 3 July - Oct 2023

Applicants wishing to start in November and study full-time will apply to BAG2 for Nov 2022 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in November and study part-time will apply to ITP3 for Nov 2022.

Winter Term

January Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Jan - Apr
    2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 May - Aug
    2023
  3. SEMESTER 3 Sep - Dec 2023

Applicants wishing to start in January and study full-time will apply to BAGC for Jan 2023 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in January and study part-time will apply to ITPT for Jan 2023.

March Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Mar - Jun
    2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 July - Oct
    2023
  3. SEMESTER 3 Nov - Feb 2023-2024

Applicants wishing to start in March and study full-time will apply to BAG2 for Mar 2023 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in March and study part-time will apply to ITP3 for Mar 2023.

Spring Term

May Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 May - Aug
    2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 Sep - Dec
    2023
  3. SEMESTER 3 Jan - Apr 2024

Applicants wishing to start in May and study full-time will apply to BAGC for May 2023 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in May and study part-time will apply to ITPT for May 2023.

July Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Jul - Oct
    2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 Nov - Feb
    2023-2024
  3. SEMESTER 3 Mar - Jun 2024

Applicants wishing to start in July and study full-time will apply to BAG2 for Jul 2023 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in July and study part-time will apply to ITP3 for Jul 2023.

Part-Time Delivery

Students opting to study part-time will be provided with a possible pathway to complete the program while remaining part-time. Timelines for completion will extend beyond those indicated above. 

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

Program of Study for September intake of 2022-23 Academic Year

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester.  Students will take 3 courses in the first half of the semester and 3 courses in the later half as per the schedule laid out below.  

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
First 7-week block - SEP/OCT  
BTA 1002 Foundations of B.A. 4
BUS 1136 Business Communication Strategies 3
STY 1001 Software Engineering Concepts 4
Second 7-week block - NOV/DEC  
BTA 1003 Requirements Elicitation 4
MOG 1010 Negotiation and Leadership 3
DBA 1000 Database Mgmt & Warehousing 4
 Credits22
Semester 2
First 7-week block - JAN/FEB  
ACC 7300 Accounting for Non-Financial Managers 4
PRM 1111 Software Project Management 4
SYS 1003 Enterprise Architecture 3
Second 7-week block - MAR/APR  
SYS 1004 Enterprise Systems 3
STY 1000 Software Testing Fundamentals 4
BTA 1004 Business Process Mapping 4
 Credits22
Semester 3
First 7-week block - MAY/JUN  
BTA 1018
Work Placement
or Capstone Course
6
 Credits6
 Total Credits50
Note:

The above courses are delivered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks per semester. Part-time students will be provided with a pathway to complete this program on a part-time basis.

Program of Study for November intake of 2022-23 Academic Year

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester.  Students will take 3 courses in the first half of the semester and 3 courses in the later half as per the schedule laid out below.  

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
First 7-week block - NOV/DEC  
BTA 1003 Requirements Elicitation 4
MOG 1010 Negotiation and Leadership 3
DBA 1000 Database Mgmt & Warehousing 4
Second 7-week block - JAN/FEB  
ACC 7300 Accounting for Non-Financial Managers 4
SYS 1003 Enterprise Architecture 3
PRM 1111 Software Project Management 4
 Credits22
Semester 2
First 7-week block - MAR/APR  
SYS 1004 Enterprise Systems 3
STY 1000 Software Testing Fundamentals 4
BTA 1004 Business Process Mapping 4
Second 7-week block - MAY/JUN  
BTA 1002 Foundations of B.A. 4
BUS 1136 Business Communication Strategies 3
STY 1001 Software Engineering Concepts 4
 Credits22
Semester 3
First 7-week block - JUL/AUG  
BTA 1018
Work Placement
or Capstone Course
6
 Credits6
 Total Credits50
Note:

The above courses are delivered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks per semester. Part-time students will be provided with a pathway to complete this program on a part-time basis.

Program of Study for January intake of 2022-23 Academic Year

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester.  Students will take 3 courses in the first half of the semester and 3 courses in the later half as per the schedule laid out below.  

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
First 7-week block - JAN/FEB  
ACC 7300 Accounting for Non-Financial Managers 4
PRM 1111 Software Project Management 4
SYS 1003 Enterprise Architecture 3
Second 7-week block - MAR/APR  
SYS 1004 Enterprise Systems 3
STY 1000 Software Testing Fundamentals 4
BTA 1004 Business Process Mapping 4
 Credits22
Semester 2
First 7-week block - MAY/JUN  
BTA 1002 Foundations of B.A. 4
BUS 1136 Business Communication Strategies 3
STY 1001 Software Engineering Concepts 4
Second 7-week block - JUL/AUG  
BTA 1003 Requirements Elicitation 4
MOG 1010 Negotiation and Leadership 3
DBA 1000 Database Mgmt & Warehousing 4
 Credits22
Semester 3
First 7-week block - SEP/OCT  
BTA 1018
Work Placement
or Capstone Course
6
 Credits6
 Total Credits50
Note:

The above courses are delivered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks per semester. Part-time students will be provided with a pathway to complete this program on a part-time basis.

Program of Study for March intake of 2022-23 Academic Year

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester.  Students will take 3 courses in the first half of the semester and 3 courses in the later half as per the schedule laid out below.  

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
First 7-week block - MAR/APR  
SYS 1004 Enterprise Systems 3
STY 1000 Software Testing Fundamentals 4
BTA 1004 Business Process Mapping 4
Second 7-week block - MAY/JUN  
BTA 1002 Foundations of B.A. 4
BUS 1136 Business Communication Strategies 3
STY 1001 Software Engineering Concepts 4
 Credits22
Semester 2
First 7-week block - JUL/AUG  
BTA 1003 Requirements Elicitation 4
MOG 1010 Negotiation and Leadership 3
DBA 1000 Database Mgmt & Warehousing 4
Second 7-week block - SEP/OCT  
ACC 7300 Accounting for Non-Financial Managers 4
SYS 1003 Enterprise Architecture 3
PRM 1111 Software Project Management 4
 Credits22
Semester 3
First 7-week block - NOV/DEC  
BTA 1018
Work Placement
or Capstone Course
6
 Credits6
 Total Credits50
Note:

The above courses are delivered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks per semester. Part-time students will be provided with a pathway to complete this program on a part-time basis.

Program of Study for May intake of 2022-23 Academic Year

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester.  Students will take 3 courses in the first half of the semester and 3 courses in the later half as per the schedule laid out below.  

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
First 7-week block - MAY/JUN  
BTA 1002 Foundations of B.A. 4
BUS 1136 Business Communication Strategies 3
STY 1001 Software Engineering Concepts 4
Second 7-week block - JUL/AUG  
BTA 1003 Requirements Elicitation 4
MOG 1010 Negotiation and Leadership 3
DBA 1000 Database Mgmt & Warehousing 4
 Credits22
Semester 2
First 7-week block - SEP/OCT  
ACC 7300 Accounting for Non-Financial Managers 4
SYS 1003 Enterprise Architecture 3
PRM 1111 Software Project Management 4
Second 7-week block - NOV/DEC  
SYS 1004 Enterprise Systems 3
STY 1000 Software Testing Fundamentals 4
BTA 1004 Business Process Mapping 4
 Credits22
Semester 3
First 7-week block - JAN/FEB  
BTA 1018
Work Placement
or Capstone Course
6
 Credits6
 Total Credits50
Note:

The above courses are delivered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks per semester. Part-time students will be provided with a pathway to complete this program on a part-time basis.

Program of Study for July intake of 2022-23 Academic Year

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester.  Students will take 3 courses in the first half of the semester and 3 courses in the later half as per the schedule laid out below.  

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
First 7-week block - JUL/AUG  
BTA 1003 Requirements Elicitation 4
MOG 1010 Negotiation and Leadership 3
DBA 1000 Database Mgmt & Warehousing 4
Second 7-week block - SEP/OCT  
ACC 7300 Accounting for Non-Financial Managers 4
SYS 1003 Enterprise Architecture 3
PRM 1111 Software Project Management 4
 Credits22
Semester 2
First 7-week block - NOV/DEC  
SYS 1004 Enterprise Systems 3
STY 1000 Software Testing Fundamentals 4
BTA 1004 Business Process Mapping 4
Second 7-week block - JAN/FEB  
BTA 1002 Foundations of B.A. 4
BUS 1136 Business Communication Strategies 3
STY 1001 Software Engineering Concepts 4
 Credits22
Semester 3
First 7-week block - MAR/APR  
BTA 1018
Work Placement
or Capstone Course
6
 Credits6
 Total Credits50
Note:

The above courses are delivered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks per semester. Part-time students will be provided with a pathway to complete this program on a part-time basis.

Fees

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 are prepared for employment opportunities in private and not-for-profit organizations and government departments as business analysts. Entrepreneurs can become consultants for organizations.

College/University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

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.