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AI Privacy and Compliance (Micro-credential)



Program Description

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has and will continue to impact all industry sectors globally, from small businesses to multi-national corporations.

This short, three-course program is designed for managers and leaders within all industries. In the course AI Essentials, students are introduced to the foundations of AI, how it affects society and government regulations, and how it can be applied to various business needs. Next, in the AI and Data Privacy course, students learn techniques to deploy Privacy Impact Assessments within the context of AI applications. Finally, in the AI and Compliance course, students learn the vital nature of AI data collection and how to ensure that these practices adhere to established government and industry standards within Canada.

Note: A digital badge will be awarded upon successful completion of this Microcredential. After completing all 3 courses you must notify us via email PPLgrad@durhamcollege.ca. Once verified we will issue you the digital badge.

Certificate 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)
  • 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 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.

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

Program Outcomes

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

  • Identify and discuss the complexities of data privacy and compliance in relation to using AI.
  • Analyze the ethical and regulatory implications through the use of AI collected data.
  • Apply the Canadian regulatory framework and global implications as it relates to AI decision-making practices.
  • Identify how AI has impacted industry, society, and governments on a globally scale.
  • Identify how AI can be used and applied to business needs across various industries.
  • Assess operational risk within the context of AI data privacy and compliance.

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • A professional development program geared towards existing managers / leaders looking to learn how Privacy and Compliance can be impacted by AI decisions.

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

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

Currently offered

Course Title Location/
Delivery Method
AIDI 1280AI EssentialsDistance Education
AIDI 2280AI and ComplianceDistance Education
AIDI 2281AI and Data PrivacyDistance Education