Program description - September 2022
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.
Tuition & fees
Tuition and fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time. For terms starting after May 2022, details will not be available until spring 2022.
Canadian fee details (non co-op option)
Returning student tuition & fees
Awards & scholarships
Student Financial Services awarded more than 400 awards, scholarships and bursaries last year.
- Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn money while you apply what you've learned in a real workplace environment. Visit Co-operative education for more information.
- 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 are responsible for their own transportation and associated costs in order to complete work term requirements. Work locations may not always be readily accessible by public transportation.
Applying to the co-op stream
- All applicants apply to the non co-op program. Students will be informed of the application deadline and process to apply to the Co-op Stream. Labour market conditions determine the number of co-op seats in optional co-op programs. Not every student who meets academic eligibility requirements will 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 Year 1 (L1 and L2) with no dropped or failed courses.
- International students studying outside of Canada - ‘out of country’ - cannot apply to the co-op stream of their program. Students must be in Canada to apply to the co-op stream of their program. Students are currently experiencing longer than usual wait times for work permits. Work permit applications need to be completed more than 6 months in advance of a work term. International students studying in Canada will require work permits to utilize the co-op job board for job search and to accept employment. Please be advised that there will be no co-op program service fee refunds after the program withdrawal for refund date. Students that have not received their work permit and choose to remain in co-op after the program withdrawal for refund date do so at their own risk and will not be refunded. If you are concerned about receiving your work permit in time to achieve co-op employment, please discuss your situation with your co-op advisor as early as possible.
Delivery sequence - September 2022 - Kitchener – Downtown
This delivery sequence is for the non co-op option.
This delivery sequence is for the co-op option.There is no co-op delivery sequence.