Business – Accounting

Program Description

Credential: 2-Year Diploma

Delivery: Full time

Program Length: 4 Semesters

The Business – Accounting option will give students the skills to handle a variety of accounting situations. As part of a management team, graduates will help gather, organize and analyze financial data, administer accounting systems, and advise on accounting problems. Courses in the first two semesters will introduce students to accounting principles. They will also take courses in marketing, human resources management, math, and business to provide themselves with a solid foundation for their chosen career. During the third and fourth semesters, new subjects are added and earlier subjects are expanded upon. Students will also practice accounting procedures using both manual and computerized accounting software programs. The Canadian Payroll Association and the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping recognize these Northern College courses.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will find employment in business and industry, accounting firms, non-profit organizations or government agencies often at rewarding levels of responsibility.

Start Date

January, May, September

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Semester 1• AC1004 Accounting I

• BU1073 Introduction to Business Management and Organizational Behaviour

• CM1903 Communications I – Model A

• GN1033 Health and Safety (PC)

• MA1004 Mathematics of Finance I

• IN1093 Computer Applications for Business and Technology

• MR1033 Introduction to Marketing I

• EV7003 Issues in Environmental Sustainability

Semester 2• AC2004 Accounting II

• CM2903 Communications II – Model A

• IN2013 Computer Applications II

• MA2033 Mathematics of Finance II

• MR2014 Introduction to Marketing II

• BU1074 Principles of Human Resource Management

• IN2042 E-Business and Web Research

Semester 3• AC3004 Accounting Applications

• AC3033 Accounting III

• BU3013 Macroeconomics

• IN4143 Database

• GN2133 Law and Ethics

• EL1103 General Education Elective I (PC)

Semester 4• AC4004 Intermediate Accounting I

• AC4034 Management

• Accounting I

• AC4053 Financial Management I

• AC 6023 Taxation I

• BU 4013 Microeconomics

 

 

Business – Marketing

Program Description

Credential: 2 – Year Diploma

Delivery: Full Time

Program Length: 4 Semesters

By connecting businesses and consumers into a single global market, the Internet has become a powerful marketing tool. Northern’s Business – Marketing program is angled towards E-commerce and is designed to equip students with an array of high-tech marketing skills. They will learn how to sell ideas and services in the web environment, use web resources, prospect and generate sales through the Internet, develop Internet marketing plans and apply a wide variety of Internet marketing tools. The first year of this program will provide students with a solid and essential foundation in business. In the second year, they will be immersed in the world of marketing and E-commerce.

Career Opportunities

Customer relationship management, database and non-web Internet marketing, such as email, wireless technology, text messaging are just a few of the areas in which graduates may find employment.

Start Date

January, May and September

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Semester 1• AC1004 Accounting I

• BU1073 Introduction to Business Management and Organizational Behaviour

• CM1903 Communications I – Model A

• GN1033 Health and Safety (PC)

• MA1004 Mathematics of Finance I

• IN1093 Computer Applications for Business and Technology

• MR1033 Introduction to Marketing I

 

Semester 2• AC2004 Accounting II

• CM2903 Communications II – Model A

• IN2013 Computer Applications II

• MA2033 Mathematics of Finance II

• MR2014 Introduction to Marketing II

• BU1074 Principles of Human Resource Management

 

Semester 3• GN2133 Law and Ethics

• BU3013 Macroeconomics

• CM3103 Report Writing I

• IN4143 Database

• MR3003 Retailing and Electronic Commerce

• MR3043 Advertising in the New Economy

• EL1103 General Education Elective I (PC)

 

Semester 4• AC4053 Financial Management I

• BU4013 Microeconomics

• CM4102 Report Writing II

• MR4043 Market Research

• MR4114 Sales and Salesmanship

• AC6023 Taxation 1

 

 

 

Computer Engineering Technician

Program Description

Credential: 2-Year Diploma

Delivery: Full time

Program Length: 4 Semesters

Computers and network systems are everywhere: in industry, business, vehicles, law enforcement, laboratories and homes. Computer engineering technicians are needed to support them! This program addresses many applications for computers including business analysis, networking and system security. Computer Engineering Technicians maintain software, systems and networks to improve life for society. This program prepares students to write exams for certifications such as Cisco (CCNA), CCNA Security, Networks +, A+ Certification, Server+ and Linux + Certification.

Career Opportunities

Northern College graduates are able to develop and maintain networks, systems and programs for both business and industry. Graduates can expect to find employment in the following fields/positions:

Programmer/Analyst

System/Network Administrator

Telecommunications

Municipalities

Boards/organizations

Start Date

January, May, September

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Semester 1• CM1903 Communications I – Model A

• GN1033 Health and Safety

• IN1104 IT Essentials I

• IN3263 Embedded Programming and Networks

• IN3324 Cisco Networking I

• MA1004 Mathematics of Finance I

 

Semester 2• CM2903 Communications II – Model A

• IN2104 IT Essentials II

• IN3045 Intermediate Programming I

• IN4324 Cisco Networking II

• MA2033 Mathematics of Finance II

• EL1003 Elective I

• IN2042 E-Business and Web Research

 

Semester 3• CM3103 Report Writing I

• GN2133 Law and Ethics

• IN2105 Markup Languages

• IN3193 Database Management

• IN3244 Operating Systems I

• IN5324 Cisco Networking III

 

Semester 4• ET6073 Voice and Data Cabling

• IN2004 Systems Security

• IN4105 Internet Programming

• IN4254 Operating Systems II

• IN6003 Systems Analysis

• IN6324 Cisco Networking IV

 

 

Early Childhood Education

Program Description

Credential Earned: Ontario College Diploma

Delivery: Full Time

Program Length: 4 Semesters

Early Childhood Educators (ECE’s) are professionals who are part of a multidisciplinary team that may include behavioural therapists, speech pathologists, consultants, parents and school representatives. They assist children to make a successful transition to, and integration into the school system. In addition to working with infants and children up to 12 years old, Early Childhood Educators will also be part of a team and expected to work in a professional and competent manner with staff, parents, and community members. Graduates require good communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as sound judgment.

Besides planning and conducting the regular routines of the day, students will have the opportunity to observe children to determine their present skill level in each developmental area. Students will research, plan, carry out and evaluate a full range of program and curriculum activities designed to help each child reach his/her full developmental potential. A distinct feature of the program is the opportunity it offers students to gain practical work experience in a variety of settings: day care centres, nursery schools, parent resource centres, toy-lending libraries, junior and senior kindergartens, and before- and after-school programs throughout the community.

Career Opportunities

Early Childhood Educators/ECE’s may find employment in daycare centres, nursery schools, agencies or recreation departments, toy-lending libraries, college day care labs, friendship centres, Ontario Early Years Centres, family resource centres, early learning literacy programs, hospital play rooms and Full-day early learning programs in JK/SK classrooms.

Start Date

January, May, September

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Semester 1• AA1063 Behaviour Intervention

• AA1093 Developmental Disabilities Across the Lifespan

• CM1913 Communications I – Model B

• EC1023 Principles of Child Care

• EC1033 Methods of Child Care

• HS1022 Community Services 1st Year Orientation

• PS1163 Developmental Psychology

Semester 2• EC1053 School Age Environment

• AA2041 Community Service Learning

• AA2063 Autism Spectrum Disorders

• CM2913 Communications II – Module B

• DS4063 Health and Nutrition

• EC2003 Creative Teaching Strategies

• EC2013 Creative Arts Workshop

• EC2023 Pre-School Environment

Semester 3• EC2043 ECE Reflective Practice

• SW2023 Conflict Resolution/Mediation

• AA3053 Understanding the Family

• AA3063 Building Family Support

• EC2033 Working with Diversity

• EC3001 ECE Fieldwork Seminar

• EC4016 Child Care Administration

• EC4033 Infant Toddler Programming

 

Semester 4EC3001 ECE Fieldwork Seminar

• EC3016 ECE Fieldwork Placement

• EC4000 Fieldwork (5 weeks)

• EC4001 Fieldwork (5 weeks)

• EC4051 Fieldwork (5 weeks)

• EC4061 ECE Fieldwork Seminar (1 day/month)

 

Addictions Counsellor

Program Description

Credential Earned: Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Delivery: Full Time

Program Length: 2 Semesters

Addictions Counsellor program prepares students to work with people who are experiencing stressful events in their lives from an individual, family and community perspective. The program provides the learners with innovative and rigorous addiction specific content. Opportunities for hands-on practical experience will be made available during the Addiction Treatment Approaches Practice Lab and the Fieldwork Placement component of the program. It is an Ontario graduate certificate program which necessitates that students must have completed a prior post-secondary program in Social Sciences, Health Sciences or Human Services.

Career Opportunities:

There are a range of job opportunities for graduates in the Addictions Counsellor program. Upon graduation, students may find employment in service agencies, health care facilities, residential programs or penal institutions. Addictions counselors are commonly employed by government agencies (e.g. Ministry of Community and Social Services), and social service agencies (e.g. child and family services, mental health associations, municipal social assistance offices, etc.)

Start Date

January, May, September

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Semester 1• AA1083 Introduction to Research

• CM1703 Essay and Report Writing

• DA1043 Theoretical Perspectives on Addiction Treatment

• DA1053 Issues and Tools in Substance Use, Screening, Assessment and Case Management

• SW3003 Group Processes

• SW3023 Interviewing Skills I

 

Semester 2• AA2041 Community Service Learning

• DA1023 Concurrent Disorders

• DA2001 FWP for Addictions Counsellor Program

• DA2011 Addictions Seminar

• DA2033 Treatment Approaches in Addiction

• DA2043 Addiction Treatment with Diverse Populations

• DA2063 Addiction Treatment Approaches Practice lab

• SW2033 Crisis Intervention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information Systems Business Analysis

Program Description

Credential Earned: Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Delivery: Full Time

Program Length: 2 Semesters

Today, virtually every type of business relies on Information Technology. More and more companies are challenged with how to make sense of vast amounts of data in order to improve their competitive position and growth. This has generated requirements for professionals savvy in both business and technology who understand how to turn insight into action. Computers, the Internet, wireless communications, databases are all forms of information technology which are used to collect, analyze, and share information. Information systems management examines how this technology can be used effectively in a constantly changing business environment. Critical skills will be developed in the following information technology areas: application software, business data analysis and modeling, customer engagement management, business processes, enterprise resource planning, and communications. A key part of this graduate program is the applied aspects of the curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to engage in the process of business analysis for information technology (IT) through case studies and industry projects. Graduates of this program could work as business analysts, information systems business analysts, management information systems analysts, etc. in large manufacturing companies, insurance companies, banks, or the public service sector. This program provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to develop and manage information systems to meet the strategic needs of any organization.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of the Information Systems Business Analysis Graduate Certificate program can find employment as an I.T. professional in for-profit, not-for-profit and charitable organizations since optimizing the performance, security and management of information systems is a key business function for all enterprises.

Start Date

January, May, September

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Semester 1• Introduction to Information Systems

• Information Systems Ethics

• Systems Analysis and Development

• Business Process Development

• Computer Applications for Business & Technology

Semester 2• Fundamentals of Programming (Java)

• Database Systems Management

• Project Management

• Foundations of Computer Science

 

 

Mobile Application Development

Program Description

Credential Earned: Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Delivery: Full Time

Program Length: 2 Semesters

The Mobile Application Development Graduate Certificate program prepares students for careers in the expanding and evolving fields of mobile web and application development. The latest mobile devices and applications are changing the way we communicate, do business, and access news and entertainment, creating exciting and innovative career and business opportunities. The program will offer students a strong practical background in mobile solutions design and development that encompasses different devices, operating systems, database and network infrastructures, as well as coverage of software quality and the security aspects to mobile solution development. Students will learn the skills and knowledge required to develop their own mobile applications for each platform.

Career Opportunities

The Mobile Application Development graduate certificate will prepare candidates for an Information Technology position in public, private and not-for-profit sectors and equip them to promote their business through social media, while marketing products and/or services to customers and/or clients.

Start Date

January, May, September

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Semester 1• Programming for the Web

• Introduction to Object Oriented Programming

• Object Oriented Programming

• Introduction to Java Programming

• Programming for Android I

 

Semester 2• Programming for Android II

• Programming for iOS I

• Programming for iOS II

• Communications 1

• Mobile Application Development Capstone

• Career Planning and Professional Skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthcare Management

Program Description

Credential Earned: Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Delivery: Full Time

Program Length: 2 Semesters

Healthcare Management Program is designed for international students with experience in the health care field who are seeking to enhance their existing post-secondary credentials and looking to transition into management roles in emerging Healthcare environments. Comprehension of patient needs, socio-cultural factors, behaviours and health services information are key focus areas of this program and will enable students to develop new skills in the areas of leadership, human resources management, conflict resolution, and strategic thinking.

Career Opportunities

The healthcare and social service industry in Canada is the second largest employment sector, which provides a large number of job opportunities to the graduates. This program will groom students for management roles in emerging Healthcare environments. Emphasis is placed on leadership, ethics, patient care and communication. Students will develop their skills and knowledge in order to become integral leaders and team members of a structured healthcare team.

Start Date

January, May, September

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Semester 1• Introduction to Patient Care

• Medical Terminology

• Communication in Health Care I

 

Semester 2• Healthcare IT Systems

• Quality and Safety in Healthcare

• Appreciative Leadership and Healthcare Change

• Communication in Healthcare II