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Information Technology Data Analytics (Part-time)

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Engineering & Information Technology

About the Program

To improve their competitive position and increase growth, companies are continually being challenged with how to examine the vast amounts of raw data that they collect and turn that data into useful information. Data analytics is quickly becoming one of the most useful elements used in business to unlock new possibilities and help in achieving goals. In this program students will practice database development and data mining techniques, while becoming familiar with relational database design and management systems.

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Credit will be given for any qualifying course successfully completed up to two (2) years prior to admission into the program.

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

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Graduate Opportunities

Data analytics is quickly becoming one of the most useful elements used in business to unlock new possibilities and help in achieving goals. This program prepares students for data analytics roles that are required in such positions as Analytics Support, Data Curation, Data Analytics Associate, and Data Analysis. The skills learned in this program can be utilized by any organization that has a need to identify trends and patterns with all of the data that they collect.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website:

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Program Outcomes

Program Courses

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Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
INFO1970 Database Development Applications
Description: This course will explore how databases can support business needs through the identification of important Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and how these KPIs support or influence business decisions. Specifically students will be engaged in exploring how data can be; gathered, manipulated, formatted, and presented as valuable information to specified end users through forms, reports and application designs.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
INFO1980 Data Mining Techniques
Description: This course will examine the hierarchy, flow, architecture and control of records stored within data warehouses and data marts. Students will apply the techniques concerning high-level data manipulation searching for causal links between available information sets. Students will apply statistical analysis techniques and methodologies to transform information sets into useable knowledge assets.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
INFO1990 Business Processes
Description: Analysis of process workflows utilizing proper techniques and tools is a fundamental skill for process design. The key focus will be to analyze, enhance and promote change to processes in order to increase process effectiveness, timeliness and/or reduce costs while mitigating risks. A variety of case studies will be used to practice this skill set, including common case studies from previous program courses.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
PROG1870 Database Concepts
Description: This course will introduce students to relational database management systems and database design. Topics will include: table design, table relationships, database normalization, database optimization, query definition, functions, stored procedures, forms and report development. These concepts are reinforced with practical exercises in creating queries, forms and reports to maintain and display the data in a database. The course also introduces students to data validation and security to ensure database integrity.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3

Annual Delivery Schedule

Course Code Course Title Spring Fall Winter
PROG1870 Database Concepts
INFO1970 Database Development Applications X
INFO1990 Business Processes
INFO1980 Data Mining Techniques

All efforts will be made to adhere to this schedule, however the college reserves the right to make adjustments when necessary.
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Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.


Program Contact

Carol Schlievert,, 519-748-5220 ext. 2390

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