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Key Details

Program Start Dates

September 2024

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

Program Delivery

Campus / Hyflex / Full-time


Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Duration

3 Semesters

Program Contacts

Ryan Mcmahon

Program Coordinator / Professor

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705-566-8101 ext.6615
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Program Overview

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Level up your crime-busting career with tech-savvy skills

Fight crime and protect your community with data. This program combines the emerging field of crime analytics with technology, research, and communications courses and is geared toward learners with a background or degree in police services. 
Data from emails, videos, chat files, social media and text messages are just some of the mass amounts of data that can be used to gain crucial information. You’ll train to collect, store, and analyze data sets to examine patterns of criminal behaviour, predict trends, and identify threats in your community. Using critical thinking exercises, you’ll learn to work as a member of a major police case management team. 

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 
  • Learn to work as a member of an interdisciplinary analytics team 
  • Develop data collection, analysis, and presentation skills 
  • 7-week capstone project in the final semester 
  • Build an in-demand skills set in ArcGIS, Microsoft Office and Excel, PowerBI, Python programming, R, statistics, and SQL database  


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 post-secondary transcripts must still be submitted).

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.

International Student Admissions

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

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Additional admission requirements


  • 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


Fall term start

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

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
CRI 1001Intro to Crime and Intel Analy3
DBA 1000Structured Data Management4
EXL 1002Dashboards and Data Analysis3
QMM 1001Statistics for Data Analytics4
Semester 2
BTA 1013Communicating with Data3
CRI 1003Intel Theories and Application3
CRI 1005Appr. to the Study or Terroris3
CRI 1007Professional Values and Ethics3
CRI 1100Anatomy of Major Case Investigation2
FIN 1025Financial Crime Risk Assessment2
GIS 1025GIS Mapping2
QMM 1002Stats and Data Visualization4
Semester 3
ANA 1010Analytics Capstone6
 Total Credits49


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$8,829.54Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

International Students

$21,282.14Estimated 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 Community Services

Discover the profound difference you can make in the lives of others when you follow the rewarding and noble path provided by Cambrian’s School of Community Services. Community Services programs prepare you to address social and community needs, support child and family welfare, navigate support systems and become a powerful force for positive change.

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Specific program pathways

College or university degree opportunities  

If you are a graduate of 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

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
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Need a career coach?

Explore how this program can lead to a great career! Cambrian’s Career Coach platform is a user-friendly, online tool that provides up-to-date and comprehensive labour market data to help you explore career options, salary expectations for the Greater Sudbury region, and more!

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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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