|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Kitchener|
|Type||Graduate Certificate, College|
|Nominal duration||2 years, including 1 Optional Co-op term|
|Tuition fee||CA$18,024 per year
The fee is for the 2022–2023 academic year and includes tuition (CA$14,935), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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Undergraduate Diploma (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a three-year diploma or a degree or equivalent with an overall average grade of B or above (as assessed, by country, to Ontario standards) in a discipline as described below:
Note: Preference will be given to applicants who have a minimum of 3 months of relevant business experience (e.g. co-op work term, placement, other work experience).
Applicants with documents (transcripts) from an educational institution from a country other than Canada must have their documents evaluated for equivalency at an approved provider of credential evaluation services. Applicants to this program require a Comprehensive or Course-by-Course Report.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English-speaking country or, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
A relevant portfolio is required.
Applicants meeting minimum requirements are invited to begin the selection process, which requires them to:
Digital Solutions, whether they be web, cloud- or mobile-based, or commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications, form a discipline burgeoning with diverse new technologies and challenges.
Traditionally, management of digital solutions has required both breadth of technology awareness as well as strong organizational and operational skills, but the proliferation of new technologies and methodologies has increased demand for managers with current, leading-edge skills.
This three-semester Ontario College Graduate Certificate program concentrates on hands-on experiential practices and techniques commonly employed in modern IT Management. Using case methodologies, you will collaboratively develop best practices of technology leadership, to develop the skills necessary to continually adapt to the ongoing changes that occur in the digital arena.
You will gain valuable skills and knowledge in systems (desktop and server), infrastructure services, cloud technologies, as well as software development methodologies. You will also acquire foundational knowledge in organizational behavior, financial management and IT vendor relations. Graduates will have a diverse set of skills for leadership positions in areas such as information systems, information technology, applications, software development, and vendor relations.
The optional co-op stream includes one co-op work term.
Graduates are expected to fill jobs from the NOC 0213- Computer and information systems management. Jobs that students may choose from the NOC code include, but are not limited to, leadership positions in information systems, information technology, applications, software development, and vendor relations. Institutional research shows a projection of 35% growth over the next seven years.
Further new job postings for Conestoga’s region are plentiful, averaging 150 per month, with approximately one-third of those being listed as entry-level positions.