|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Waterloo|
|Type||Graduate Certificate, College|
|Nominal duration||1 year/ 2 semesters, plus 1 Optional Co-op term|
|Tuition fee||CA$16,878 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$14,500), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|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 diploma, advanced diploma, degree or equivalent with an overall average grade of B or above (as assessed, by country, to Ontario standards) in any of these areas:
- A graduate certificate in computer applications development or mobile solutions development with an overall average grade of B or above (as assessed, by country, to Ontario standards). Other relevant disciplines that offer a significant degree of software development in their curriculum (such as health informatics) may also be considered.
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 proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
If your IELTS/TOEFL score does not meet the minimum English language requirement for direct entry, you may choose to enter Conestoga’s English for Academic Studies – EAS program.
Companies that embrace modern information technology must deal with very large amounts of data. This “Big Data” often shows patterns and trends on which to make good business decisions. To support Business Analysts, students in this program focus on the collection, processing and presentation of these large data sets. Developing skills in solution development, database design (both SQL and NoSQL), data processing, data warehousing and data visualization help build a solid foundation in this important support role. Through applied learning techniques such as problem-based learning, students will be able to apply their learning to real-world problems.
Applying to the Co-op Stream
The optional co-op stream includes one co-op work term.
Co-operative Education integrates academic studies with program-related experience in the workplace. This results in better-trained workers who are familiar with their professional expectations and have the skills needed to contribute to an organization right from the start.
The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
Students will be informed of the application deadline and process. Labour market conditions determine the number of co-op seats in optional co-op programs. Every student who meets academic eligibility requirements may not be admitted to the co-op stream.
To be considered for admission to the co-op stream, students are required to achieve a minimum overall 80% session weighted average in Level 1 with no dropped or failed courses.
The business intelligence profession is growing and the demand is increasing for the information technology professionals supporting it. This program prepares students to build and support the systems capturing, storing and visualizing the vast amounts of data available today. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills required for career growth in such positions as business intelligence analyst, data architect, business intelligence solution specialist, business intelligence developer and data scientist in large manufacturing companies, financial institutions, the public service sector, and any organization with an active web presence.