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Key Details

Program Start Dates

September 2024

January 2025

May 2025

Please visit Ontario College Application Service to learn more about start dates.

Program Delivery

Flex / Full-time


Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Duration

3 Semesters

Program Contacts

Farima Miri

Program Coordinator / Professor

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705-566-8101 ext.6526
International Admissions
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Program Overview

Use big data to make the best business decisions 

You’ll learn to pull meaningful insights from large, complex data sets that businesses need to make informed decisions, predict trends, and better understand their customers. Build on your creative problem-solving abilities with this program that combines computer science and technology courses with databases, research methods, marketing, and communications studies. 
As a data storyteller, you’ll learn to simplify complex data, ensuring that decision-makers can grasp the insights without getting lost in technical details. Your ability to present data in a clear and concise manner will add  tremendous value to the decision-making process. 

Program Highlights

 Program highlights

  • Online (HyFlex) delivery lets you study full-time or part-time with the option to attend classes on campus, online, or a combination of both 
  • 7-week capstone project or placement in the final semester to make you connected with industry partners 
  • Co-curricular activities, field trips, and guest speakers offer networking opportunities 
  • Build skills in a wide array of tools including advanced ArcGIS, Power BI, Tableau and Python programming, R statistics, SQL database, and Microsoft Office and Excel 


Admission requirements

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


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).

International Student Admissions

Are you an international student? Learn more about additional requirements.

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Additional admissions requirement


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Any grade 12 mathematics (C) or (U) (MCT4C is highly recommended)
    • 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.

Academic Upgrading

Are you missing admission requirements? Strengthen your academic skills for free at your own pace through Academic Upgrading!

Program Delivery

Program Delivery


Spring term start

SEMESTER 1:  Spring 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 3:  Winter 2025


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Spring 2025

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025

Spring term start

SEMESTER 1:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Winter 2026

Please note that courses may vary in the order they are offered depending on when you start the program. The sequence listed is based on a September 2024 intake. For more information about this sequence, please email the program coordinator.

Program of Study

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year  

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ANA 1000Foundations of Data Analytics3
ANA 1001Programming for Analytics4
ANA 1003Data Collection and Ethics3
DBA 1000Structured Data Management4
EXL 1002Dashboards and Data Analysis3
QMM 1001Statistics for Data Analytics4
Semester 2
ANA 1005Enterprise Analytics3
ANA 1006Dashboards and Data Modelling3
BTA 1013Communicating with Data3
BTA 1016Connected Data3
GIS 1025GIS Mapping2
MKT 1005Marketing and Social Media Analytics3
QMM 1002Stats and Data Visualization4
Semester 3
ANA 1011

or ANA 1010

or Analytics Capstone
 Total Credits48


Part-time students will be provided with a pathway to complete this program on a part-time basis.


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$6,398.07Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

International Students

$14,918.51Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

Important Notice

Fees presented are estimates based on projections for future academic year(s) of study. Actual fees charged may differ from what is published here. A full detailed listing of all fees is available in myCambrian and updated annually no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Students in Academic Upgrading are responsible for any fees listed on their invoice each term.

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 and supplies

Books and supplies may be required at the course level over and above what is estimated above. Please consult your professor/instructor for further information.

College may be more affordable than you think!

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Work-integrated learning (WIL)

Take your education beyond the classroom!

Cambrian programs blend academic learning, hands-on training, and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios within and outside of the classroom through work-integrated learning. Whether it be a capstone project, co-op, practicum, preceptorship component, or placement, you’ll benefit from a practical, job-related experience before you graduate.

Field of Study

School of Information Technology

Play a pivotal role in shaping the digital future. By pursuing a field of study in information technology (IT), you’ll open doors to a vast variety of revolutionary careers and make your mark on society as a tech pioneer. From software development and network administration to cybersecurity and data analysis, Cambrian offers exciting programs that place you at the forefront of innovation.

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Specific program pathways

College or university degree opportunities

If you are a graduate from this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian’s college and university agreement details for further information.

Career Outcomes

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. Graduates may work as data analysts, database administrators, project managers, software developers, implementation coordinators, data scientists, business intelligence consultants, decision support specialists, and consultants in the industry.

They work for a wide range of industries, including technology, 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
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Minimum technology requirements

Success in this program requires that you come equipped with some program-specific technology requirements.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD principle to both enrich the student learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure flexibility!

Ready to take the first step?

Start gaining the highest level of skills at Cambrian now – and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many career opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. The future is yours!

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