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Ontario College Graduate Certificate | 5 semesters | Barrydowne

This program will build upon a college diploma, university degree, or complement the training provided by police services to individuals who are currently serving, or who aspire to launch a career in the emerging field of crime analysis. You will develop an understanding of data storage, analysis, programming, statistics, communication, and foundations of data management within the context of policing. You will gain the skills to extract meaningful insights from large and complex data sets to support evidence based decision-making using a wide range of data and technologies. You will test and apply your knowledge through exercises focusing on critical thinking and problem-solving skills and learn to work as a member of a police major case management team.

Full-time Pathway

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

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How to Apply

Law and Justice

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 for more information about math upgrading options at Cambrian.

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

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2021
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2022
  5. SEMESTER 5 Spring 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
ANA 1000 Foundations of Data Analytics 3
ANA 1001 Programming for Analytics 4
CRI 1001 Intro to Crime and Intel Analy 3
Semester 2
EXL 1002 Dashboards and Data Analysis 3
CRI 1003 Intel Theories and Application 3
CRI 1005 Appr. to the Study or Terroris 3
FIN 1025 Financial Crime Risk Assessment 2
Semester 3
DBA 1000 Database Mgmt & Warehousing 4
QMM 1001 Statistics for Data Analytics 4
BTA 1013 Communicating with Data 3
Semester 4
CRI 1007 Professional Values and Ethics 3
CRI 1100 Anatomy of Major Case Investigation 2
GIS 1025 GIS Mapping 2
QMM 1002 Stats and Data Visualization 4
Semester 5
CRI 1006 Capstone Applied Research Proj 7
 Total Credits50


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 $500. Many of the textbooks are used in multiple courses. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Crime analysts work for a variety of law enforcement, intelligence, research, government, and a variety of other organizations. Crime analysts also work with the financial sector in areas such as private investigation, insurance investigation and fraud investigation. Common tasks involve analyzing intelligence, predictive modeling, mining data from primary and secondary sources, analyzing and interpreting results, pinpointing and predicting trends, providing concise reports, and designing, creating and maintaining databases.

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities as:

  • Crime Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Fraud Analyst
  • Compliance Analyst
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • Forensic Data Analyst
  • Financial 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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