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Virtually every type of business today relies on information technology. Whether banking online, ordering a pizza, monitoring patients in a hospital, or publishing a newspaper, organizations must develop systems that serve their customers and help them succeed.

Computers, the Internet, wireless communications, databases – all are forms of information technology that are used to collect, analyze, and share information. Information systems management examines how this technology can be used effectively in an ever-changing business context.

This certificate stands alone as an introduction to the IT management field, but it also provides a smooth transition either to another more specialized certificate or to the Business Technology Management degree program.

Industry and Careers
This certificate can lead to career paths in roles such as:

  • App developer
  • Database administrator
  • Data scientist
  • Information security analyst
  • IT manager
  • Librarian
  • Search engine optimization specialist
  • Search marketing strategist

Who Should Take This Certificate?

  • Individuals looking to get into the IT management field
  • Individuals looking to transition to a more specialized certificate or to the Business Technology Management degree program. (The number of eligible courses that can be used towards the degree will depend on the curriculum in effect at the time of admission to the degree program.)

What Will You Learn?
This certificate introduces business information systems, data representation and processing, and data management systems, as well as the key concepts, techniques, and methodologies relevant to developing information systems (IS), and the IT infrastructure.

Students will learn the fundamentals of today's IT management, from data presentation and data processing to data communication and network security.

Certificate Requirements

  • 5 required courses
  • 1 elective
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 1.67+

Admission Criteria


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
    • With 6 Grade 12 U or M credits


  • Mature student status

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Additional Details


You may only select one of CITM 100 or CITM 102.