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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.

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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.

Required Courses:

  • 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.

Applicants whose first language is not English, must provide proof of English 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:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2019
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2020
  3. SEMESTER 3 Spring 2020

Winter Term Start

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

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 Found of Data Analytics for Bu 3
QMM 1001 Statistics for Data Analytics 4
EXL 1002 Advanced Excel 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  
BTA 1015  
MKT 1005 Marketing and Social Media Analytics 3
Semester 3
BUS 1141
Capstone Project
or Placement
 Total Credits42

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties and are unable to update new course information and descriptions at this time.  Current students can view updated Course Outlines via their student portal on myCambrian.  New and prospective students are encouraged to contact the Enrolment Centre ( for inquiries. 


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 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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