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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.

Part-time Pathway

Students may choose to complete this program in seven semesters while studying part-time.  For more information on the full-time pathway click here.  

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How to Apply

Business and Information Technology

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be graduates of a diploma, advanced diploma, or degree from an Ontario College or equivalent.  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 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Spring 2021

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2021
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2021

Spring Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Spring 2021
  2. SEMESTER 2 Fall 2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Winter 2022

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

Program of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
BTA 1002 Foundations of B.A. 4
BTA 1003 Requirements Elicitation 4
STY 1001 Software Engineering Concepts 4
MOG 1010 Negotiation and Leadership 3
BUS 1136 Business Communication Strategies 3
DBA 1000 Database Mgmt & Warehousing 4
Semester 2
ACC 7300 Accounting for Non-Financial Managers 4
BTA 1004 Business Process Mapping 4
PRM 1000 Project Management 4
SYS 1003 Enterprise Architecture 3
STY 1000 Software Testing Fundamentals 4
SYS 1004 Enterprise Systems 3
Semester 3
BTA 1009
Work Placement
or Capstone Course
 Total Credits51


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.

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