Program Overview (Program approved 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 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, software and systems, infrastructure, 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 copywriting, user experience design, spreadsheets, databases, e-commerce applications, and project management.

To advance the foundational skills and knowledge, students also learn about various representations of technology that are manifest in today’s digital economy, from its infrastructure (networks, cloud computing, mobile technology, and cyber resilience), as well as digital marketing fundamentals and social media in business, and the introduction to agile development and software development.

Program Details

11 Months of Theory Courses

College Introduction
    CPDT100 | College Success Strategies and Orientation (20 hours)
Business Essentials
    CMNS110 | Business Communication Essentials (40 hours)
    CMNS115 | Effective Presentations (40 hours)
    ACCT101 | Principles of Accounting (40 hours)
    BUSN115 | Functional Areas of Business (40 hours)
Technology Foundations
    CMNS125 | Writing for Digital Media (40 hours)
    DIGD116 | User Experience for the Web (40 hours)
    ITEC104 | Fundamentals of Information Systems (40 hours)
    ITEC137 | IT in Business: Spreadheets (40 hours)
    ITEC155 | Working with Databases (40 hours)
    BUSN215 | E-Commerce 1: Business Models and Technology (40 hours)
    BUSN216 | E-Commerce 2: Marketing, Media, and Social Networks (40 hours)
    PROJ205 | Teamwork and Project Management in ICT (40 hours)
Technology in Business Applications
    NETW157 | Computer Networking: Introduction for Business (40 hours)
    ITEC117 | Cloud Computing (40 hours)
    ITEC168 | Mobile Technology (40 hours)
    MKTG167 | Digital Marketing: Fundamentals (40 hours)
    MKTG177 | Social Media and Business (40 hours)
    BUSN147 | Agile Development: Introduction (40 hours)
    PGMD107 | Developing Software: Introduction (40 hours)
    ITEC177 | Cyber Resilience (40 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 $200 $200
Other Fee $300 $0
Textbook Fee $1,941 $1,941
Course Material Fees $161 $161
Total Fees $22,977 $15,940

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


  • High school graduates or mature student status (19 years or older at start of program)
  • Language requirement (recommended for optimum success)
    • Grade 12 level English or
    • IELTS 6.0 (5.5 Academic) or equivalent; or
    • TOEFL 60-78; or
    • PTE Academic ( Minimum 46 Overall); or
    • CLB 7; or
    • CAEL 50; or
    • Duolingo 85-90 (; or
    • College entrance test (50% 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.