Advanced Post Graduate Associate Diploma
Information and Communication Technology in Business

Program Overview (Awaiting Approval by PTIB)

Over the last couple of decades, the IT industry has undergone a transformation as technology has permeated all areas of business. In most organisations IT has changed from a support department installing and troubleshooting systems to a key enabler of business strategy and competitiveness, applying digital solutions to business problems.

The Information and Communication Technology in Business Advanced Post Graduate Associate program program is a hybrid qualification designed to address the business need for multi-skilled individuals possessing the IT, business, and interpersonal skills required for the 21st century digital economy. The program has been structured to provide learners with a wide range of options encompassing IT, management and business.

Students begin with some of the essential elements of business: communication and presentation skills, accounting and an overview of the functional areas of business. Foundations of technology are also integrated into the learning path to build skills on spreadsheets, programming and website development.

To advance management skills, students learn about project management and business analytics.

The theory courses are provided in a distributive form, via classroom, interactive/computer,  and applicable activities (i.e. guest speakers, field trips).

Students will be able to gain experience in a wide range of occupations related to the various ICT aspects of today’s businesses.

The schedule and program end date are subject to change due to the student’s academic performance, course availability, academic breaks, additional electives, and study permit status.

Program Details

10 Months of Theory Courses

College Introduction
    CPDT100 | College Success Strategies and Orientation (20 hours)
Business and Communication
    CMNS117 | Business Communication (80 hours)
    MKTG101 | Introduction to Marketing (40 hours)
    MKTG107 | Creating a Culture of Customer Care (40 hours)
    ACCT171 | Introduction to Financial Accounting (40 hours)
    ECON110 | Introduction to Economics: Macroeconomics (40 hours)
    CMNS171 | Business Analytics (80 hours)
    BUSN149 | Global Project Management (80 hours)
    CMNS121 | Effective Presentations (40 hours)
Technology and Design
    MATH103 | Applied Mathematics (80 hours)
    ITEC138 | Programming Fundamentals (80 hours)
    GRPH116 | Introduction to Website Development (80 hours)
Career Development
    CPDT101 | Career Development (80 hours)

Fee Structure

Fees (in CAD) International Students Domestic Students
Tuition Fee $19,125 $13,388
Assessment Fee $250 $0
Application Fee $1,000 $250
Administration Fee $2,200 $200
Other Fee $300 $0
Textbook Fee $1,941 $1,941
Course Material Fees $161 $161
Total Fees $24,977 $15,940

Tuition refunds are based on policy stated in the college’s enrolment agreement and bound by the Private Training Act Regulation.


  • Post secondary graduation with at minimum 2-year diploma
  • Language requirement (recommended for optimum success)
    • Grade 12 level English or
    • IELTS 6.0 (5.5 Academic) or equivalent; or
    • TOEFL 70(min. 18 any category); or
    • PTE Academic ( Minimum 59 Overall); or
    • CLB 28 (Overall); or
    • CAEL 60; or
    • CELPIP 4L; or
    • College entrance test (63% minimum)
  • International students must comply with the requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in respect to study permit.

For more information on language requirements where internationally-recognized tests and other equivalencies are accepted, please consult with our admissions staff.