Data science specialists require a unique set of skills to analyze the numbers and information that support organizational strategy and direction. In this fully online introduction to Data Sciences Acknowledgement of Completion, develop knowledge in data analysis, tools, collection and management as well as an introduction to statistical and predictive modelling. This is a collection of courses designed to provide foundational information. For those seeking an Ontario College Graduate Certificate, please visit Analytics for Business Decision Making Graduate Certificate - 386.
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You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.
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- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered. Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.
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|Course Number||Course Name||Course Description|
Data Analysis Tools for Analytics
|Students are introduced to different scripting language tools such as SQL, NoSQL, Apache, Java, and Python that support data analysis on large volumes of data. They also analyze the strengths and limitations of current tools used today. Students review and recommend which tools best support data analysis, data quality, problem-solving, analysis, analytics, and business decision-making for different functions and industries.|
Data Collection and Data Management
|Students are introduced to data sources, informatics, data models, data management, and data ownership; all key components to the data-driven organization. They analyze the common practices, prioritization approaches, system workload, and security challenges for systems that support high data volumes and analytics. Students assess the individual, legal, and societal impacts of collecting data, including social media data. They also assess the historic problems with data collection and data management and how the current tools are used to address these problems.|
|BUSN10269||Business Analysis and Assessments I||Students are introduced to fundamentals for strategy and business analysis best practices, approaches, and principles for identifying and securing market and organizational opportunities. They assess how data analysis and analytics are used in needs analysis, opportunity identification, business problem solving, improvements, leadership ethics, and business stakeholder communications.|
|BUSN10270||Business Analysis and Assessments II||Students deepen their perspective understanding in strategy and business analysis best practices for identifying and securing market and organizational opportunities. They conduct research and assess how data analysis and analytics are used in needs analysis, opportunity identification, changing culture, changing business models, corporate politics, and strong business stakeholder personalities. Students recommend approaches based on organizational needs, business stakeholders, and corporate culture.|
The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.
|Course Code||Course Name||
(Sept to Dec)
(Jan to Apr)
(May to Aug)
Data Collection and Data Management
|BUSN10268||Data Analysis Tools for Analytics||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn|
|BUSN 10269||Business Analysis and Assessments I||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn|
|BUSN 10270||Business Analysis and Assessments II||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn|
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