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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 re-purposed to solve challenges and predict trends in any size and type of business. Key areas of study include database design and management, statistics and programming for business analytics, market research, data mining, data visualization, and decision‐making through analytics.

The program combines computer science and technology courses with database, research methods, marketing, and communications courses. This enables students to find or gather data, use a wide variety of tools to analyze it, and share results through various forms of communication from reports to dashboards and infographics.

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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.


  • Any grade 12 mathematics (C) or (U) (MCT4C is highly recommended)

Highly Recommended:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel

Students who do not possess the foundational math will need to take the bridging course/s prior to registration. Please contact the program coordinator to discuss upgrading options.

Applicants whose first language is not English, must provide proof of English language proficiency. Cambrian College accepts the TOEFL, or IELTS, or equivalent test to satisfy our English admission requirements. 


Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2020
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2020

Spring Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Spring 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Fall 2020
  3. SEMESTER 3 Winter 2021


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
DBA 1000 Database Mgmt & Warehousing 4
ANA 1000 Foundations of Data Analytics 3
QMM 1001 Statistics for Data Analytics 4
EXL 1002 Dashboards and Data Analysis 3
ANA 1003 Data Collection and Ethics 3
ANA 1001 Programming for Analytics 4
Semester 2
QMM 1002 Stats and Data Visualization 4
MKT 1006 Marketing Simulation 4
BTA 1013 Communicating with Data 3
ANA 1004 Enterprise Analytics 4
MKT 1005 Marketing and Social Media Analytics 3
BTA 1015 Data Mining 3
Semester 3
BUS 1141
Capstone Project
or Placement
 Total Credits49


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 total cost of books in the program is approximately $500. Several books are used in multiple courses in both semesters of the program. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Business analysts and data analytics professionals may work independently or with various teams, collecting and 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 business, government, applied research, human resources, healthcare, and sales and marketing.

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities as:

  • Data Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Miner
  • Customer Insights Analyst

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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