Information Communication Technology
In Business (Associate Diploma)

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 (ICTB) 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.

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 work experience in a wide range of occupations related to the various ICT aspects of today’s businesses. With the foundations of a student’s training, it also allows students to determine their specific career path in the noted and other ICT areas of business.

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.

Career Opportunities in Information Technology Diploma

This ICTB program builds on the knowledge, skills, and previous experience and opens up careers in several areas, including:

  • IT Support
  • Web Development
  • Network Administration
  • Database Management
  • Data Analysis
  • IT Consultant
  • Computer Support
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Business Analysis and many others.

Program Details

10 Months of Theory Courses – 10 Months of Work Experience

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 Communication III: Reports (40 hours)
    CMNS121 | Effective Presentations (40 hours)
Technology and Design
    MATH103 | Applied Mathematics (80 hours)
    ITEC107 | Computer Systems Administration (100 hours)
    ITEC138 | Programming Fundamentals (80 hours)
    GRPH116 | Introduction to Website Development (80 hours)
    ORGB101 | Organisational Behaviour I: Individual Processes (40 hours)
Work Experience and 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 $2,200
Other Fee $300 $0
Textbook Fee $1,941 $1,941
Course Material Fees $161 $161
Total Fees $24,977 $17,940

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 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.