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Business Fundamentals (One-Year Ontario College Certificate)

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Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Code:
BFND

Ontario College Certificate

Program Description

If you’re interested in entering the business world, the one-year Business Fundamentals Ontario College Certificate program will help you develop a solid foundation in business knowledge, skills and competences while also identifying which area of business suits your talents and interests for your future career.

Study all aspects of business, develop your skills and explore your options through courses that include accounting, business communications, finance, human resources, introduction to business management, marketing and supply chain management. A comprehensive study of each will help you discover your perfect career fit. This program also provides those already in the workforce with a foundation of business knowledge that can help them expand their career and business opportunities.

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)
    OR
    Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading
    OR
    Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)

  • Equivalent secondary school diploma from another province or territory in Canada (Please note: A recognized equivalent to an OSSD may be accepted if you meet the levels, subjects and overall averages required for admission to the college. Generally the requirement is successful completion of a Grade 12 diploma except in Quebec where the equivalent is Secondary V)
    OR
    Equivalent secondary school diploma from outside of Canada. Applicants who have been educated outside of Canada must have their documents evaluated by a credential assessment service (ICAS) and submit proof of educational qualifications in order to determine if their level of achievement is equivalent to an OSSD. To obtain a Credential Assessment Report visit either ICAS (1.800.321.6021) or WES (1.866.343.0070)

  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Admission

  • Only original or certified copies of academic records will be accepted. In order for transcripts to be considered official, they must bear an original seal/stamp and/or official signature from an appropriate signatory. We do not accept photocopies or photos as this will make them unofficial as the school seal will not show.
  • Official transcripts must be sent by the issuing institution via email or an official credit service such as MyCreds™ – a secure digital credential platform that allows you to access and share the documents from anywhere in the world and at any time.
  • You can learn more about MyCreds™, including privacy and security, at MyCreds™.ca
  • For more information on admissions click here.

Click to access the Program Admission Form

This form must be submitted and an Admission Acceptance Letter received prior to registering for any courses.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year. Note: Before beginning this credential, please be advised that one or more courses in this program are not MAC compatible.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at ppl@durhamcollege.ca or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

General Education Electives: This program requires the completion of General Education Elective (GNED) courses in addition to core program courses.

Click to access General Education Elective Course Options

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some programs may have restrictions on the specific GNED courses that students are able to take to fulfill their program requirements. For Professional and Part-Time Learning students, these restrictions are identified on the link above. For those in full-time, day school programs, please consult your academic school for confirmation of any GNED restrictions for your program before registering.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Identify factors that have an impact on an organisation's business opportunities.
  • Explain the impact of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics on an organisation's business initiatives.
  • Use current technologies to support an organisation's business initiatives.
  • Apply basic research skills to support business decision making.
  • Perform basic accounting procedures and financial calculations to support the operations of an organisation.
  • Describe marketing and sales concepts used to support the operations of an organisation.
  • Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance.
  • Outline the functional areas of a business and their inter-relationships.

Career Options

As a graduate you will be prepared to pursue further studies in other business programs and/or qualify for entry-level positions in a variety of business-related industries.

Potential industry options may include:

  • Large and small businesses
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Government ministries and agencies
  • Health care facilities
  • Financial, trust and insurance institutions
  • Service industry

Related Credentials and Courses

Graduates interested in further professional development may be interested in the following courses/programs:

Business - Accounting (Two-Year Diploma)

Business Administration - Accounting (Three-Year Diploma)

Business - Human Resources (Two-Year Diploma)

Business Administration - Human Resources (Three-Year Diploma)

Business - Marketing (Two-Year Diploma)

Business - Supply Chain and Operations (Two-Year Diploma)

To learn more visit Credit Transfer

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

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