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Computer and Information Systems - Data Analytics
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Computer and Information Systems - Data Analytics
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Computer and Information Systems - Data Analytics

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Computer and Information Systems - Data Analytics

  • ID:DC010077
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Fees (CAD)

* Students' Union Fee, Health Insurance, Student Activity Fee, Books and Supplies,U-Pass BC, etc

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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Graduation from a recognized degree-granting postsecondary institution with a minimum three-year bachelor’s degree; and
  • Minimum cumulative grade average of “C” or 60% or equivalent during bachelor’s degree program.

English requirements

You are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language prior to admission to Douglas College. You may demonstrate English language proficiency by completing and submitting proof of one of the following:

  • Overall score of 83 (minimum 21 in Writing for Post-Degree and Post-Baccalaureate programs). Official test scores must be sent directly to Douglas College from ETS. Douglas College's institution code is: 9568. 
  • IELTS (Academic Module), Overall score of 6.5 (no band below 6.0 for Post-Degree and Post-Baccalaureate programs)
    CAEL, Minimum overall and essay score of 60 (computer or paper based)
  • EIKEN Practical English, Minimum placement of Grade 1
  • LPI, LPI - minimum essay score 4
  • B.C. secondary school English 12 (final classroom and provincial exam blended grade) , Minimum grade of C (60%)
    B.C. secondary school Communications 12 (final classroom and provincial exam blended grade) , Minimum grade of B (73%) 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) English Language A – Standard Level , Minimum grade of 3 or C 
  • Advanced Placement (AP) English Language or Literature
    , Minimum grade of 3 or C 
  • Enrolment in a college or university level English or Communications course (recognized B.C. post-secondary institutions only), Minimum grade of C recommended
  • Graduation from a recognized bachelor or master degree program at an accredited university at which English is the primary language of instruction in a country where English is the principle language (Depending on the program of study, the length of the program and time since graduation, Douglas College may request English language proficiency scores to demonstrate English proficiency). ,
  • EC language school, Completion of the Advanced Level of the University Preparation program
  • ELS language school , Level 112 completion with satisfactory attendance 
  • ILAC language school , University Pathway 3.3 Level 16 completion with satisfactory attendance 
  • ILSC language school , University Pathway Level A2 completion with satisfactory attendance 
  • KAPLAN PLI language school , Level C1 completion with satisfactory attendance
  • VGC International College , Level 7 completion with satisfactory attendance
  • Global Village language school, Level 7 completion with satisfactory attendance
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English), Minimum overall score of 56

Course Information

Data technologies and business intelligence strategies change quickly over time, so the demand for highly qualified data analytics professionals is on the rise. This intensive two-year program includes an introduction to computing and programming and will rapidly familiarize you with current development tools. In the second year, you’ll build the specialized technical skills necessary to jump-start your career in data analytics. 

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  • Introduction to Programming I

  • Introduction to Programming II

  • Multimedia Web Development

  • Systems Analysis and Design

  • Operating Systems

  • Virtualization and Computer Networking

  • Database I

  • Computer Network Security

  • Mobile Application Development I

  • Software Engineering


  • Business Statistics

  • Business Statistics II

  • Business Support Systems with Excel

  • Database II

  • Fundamentals of Data Analytics

  • Data Visualization

  • Special Topics in Data Analytics

  • Applied Research Project

  • Two additional mini-stream courses in Business, Computer Science, or Marketing

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The IT industry is rapidly expanding, with about 7,000 technology companies in British Columbia and 182,000 job openings expected in Canada by 2019.

The PBD in Computer and Information Systems - Data Analytics prepares graduates for career opportunities such as:

• Information systems analyst/consultant

• Computer and information systems manager

• Database analyst • Data administrator 

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Medical Services Plan

All international students studying for more than 6 months in BC are required to have basic medical coverage. 

This medical coverage is issued through the government of British Columbia and is called the Medical Services Plan (MSP).

MSP covers the cost of any medically required service provided by a physician enrolled with MSP. There is a monthly fee for this coverage and it is billed to you directly by the government. 

Effective January 1st 2020, the total cost of MSP will go up to $75 per month, per student.

Douglas Students' Union Health & Dental Plan

This extended coverage plan covers things that are not covered by the MSP, such as ambulance fee, vision care, dental care and prescription drugs. Full-time students registered in a Fall semester are automatically enrolled in the Student Health and Dental plan for $260 per year, charged as part of the tuition fees. The insurance period begins on September 1 and ends on August 31 of the following year.

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