Computer Based Information Systems (CBIS) is a part-time certificate program designed to help you upgrade your professional designations. Delivered entirely online, the program attracts working professionals from a wide range of positions within the public and private sectors. It enables you to build a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge, balanced by practical application, in computing and information systems, together with specialized knowledge in the areas of networks, systems analysis, databases, the Internet and business information technology.
The CBIS program is comprised of five core and four elective courses. You may apply to the program and enrol in courses at your own pace, or enrol in individual courses that pique your interest, without applying to the program. It’s a convenient way to learn and a great combination of theory and practice that will shape your perspective on a rapidly changing work environment.
The certificate is designed to create opportunities for mid-career professionals rather than for those starting their careers. It is recommended, participants have completed at minimum, secondary school and possess in combination with their education a minimum of five years' work experience. Applicants should meet all course-level prerequisite requirements. If you do not meet these course-level prerequisite requirements, we encourage you to contact the program administration office to discuss your background and other previous education.
You may simply be looking to complete a course to upgrade or have an interest in something specific such as web design. You should meet all course-level prerequisite requirements. If you do not meet the identified course-level prerequisite requirements, we encourage you to contact the program administration office to discuss your background and other previous education.
In order for us to sustain currency and to ensure you attain skills and concepts relevant in today’s workplace, it is important for us to review our program and content on a regular basis. The Computer Based Information Systems (CBIS) certificate program has recently undergone a comprehensive program review. Through this process, it was clear that foundational knowledge contained in our program required realignment with new program learning outcomes.
"The CBIS certificate program helps increase your knowledge of technology and how people use it. Courses that keep pace with current trends, combined with applied project work, will transform your career development, enabling you to contribute more to any team or organization."
Upon completion of this program, you will attain a broad foundation sufficient to:
Upon completion of this program, your overall understanding of information technology will be enhanced by:
Effective January 1, 2016, the requirements to graduate with the CBIS certificate program will change. A new Program Planner and Restructuring Program Map can be found on our forms page.
If you enrolled in the CBIS program prior to January 2016, you will continue in your pursuit of meeting the ‘old’ program requirements.