This joint Durham College (DC) and Ontario Tech University (Ontario Tech) diploma-to-degree program will enable you to earn both credentials in only four years. Experience the best of both learning environments while on the journey to a rewarding career in finance. Build a solid foundation in business as well as training in various areas of financial planning, investments, and life and health insurance, using the latest technology in combination with the most current business and IT trends.
Students will be prepared to write the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) Global Education Inc. exam, the professional designation of Chartered Financial Analysts, the Canadian Investment Funds Course (CIFC)® exam to be eligible for mutual fund licensing, as well as the Canadian Securities Course (CSC)® exams to be eligible for a securities license. The requirements for each designation/certification are set by the granting body, not DC or Ontario Tech. In order to qualify for any of these designations/certifications, students need to follow and meet the required processes.
This program was created by Durham College (DC) and Ontario Tech University (Ontario Tech) for individuals who plan to take Ontario Tech’s Bachelor of Commerce degree program. The bridging courses required for admission to the degree program are embedded in the curriculum and if students achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in each semester of the DC courses and no grade below C in the Ontario Tech courses, students can apply directly to the third year of the Ontario Tech degree program. This opportunity allows qualified candidates to major in Finance at Ontario Tech however acceptance is based on Ontario Tech approval with higher marks required. In order to participate in this program, students are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and complete an application to Ontario Tech in the first semester. Ontario Tech embedded courses are flexible and subject to change by Ontario Tech. Academic planning assistance will be offered to you by a student advisor representative.
A student participating in this program, will be registered at both DC and Ontario Tech. Ontario Tech offers classes in the evenings and the annual calendars including reading week are different. Students are expected to attend all classes as scheduled. In addition the two institutions use different learning management systems.
Please note: Students will apply to the Finance - Business transfer program at www.ontariocolleges.ca using the FNTU application code. Upon meeting the selection criteria, students may be eligible to complete the Bachelor of Commerce degree at Ontario Tech.
This program enables students to complete the Business - Finance diploma at DC and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) at Ontario Tech in four years for qualifying students, and at less cost than a four-year degree program.
This program provides students with the option of proceeding to second year with the college-only curriculum to complete the standard two-year Finance - Business diploma or proceeding to complete the two-year Ontario Tech transfer, which will include five university credits.
Enrolled students have a number of alternative paths to select from including the option to transfer to any other first-year business program at DC after the first semester, exit after first year with a Business Fundamentals certificate or leave after second year with a Finance – Business diploma. Students can also return to complete the third year of the Finance program at DC and successful graduates receive a Finance – Business Administration advanced diploma.
Money Management And Software Applications (COMP 4206)
Life And Health Insurance Planning (FIN 4201)
Mutual Funds In Canada (FIN 4203)
Canadian Securities II (FIN 4205)
Financial Management I (FIN 5205)
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.
YEAR ONE FEES
Students will also be required to pay an additional tuition fee to Ontario Tech for one course in Semester 2 and four courses in semesters 3 and 4. Ontario Tech tuition will be charged at the beginning of each semester starting in Semester 2.
Please note: fees are based on the 2019-2020 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please
Other fees to consider.
WHAT YOU COULD BE:
Contact centre associate
Investment advisor or broker
WHERE YOU COULD WORK:
Asset management companies
Credit card companies
Other independent advisors
Program Transfer, Degree Completion and Additional Credentials
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) or the Bachelor of Commerce (Finance major) if they meet the Ontario Tech requirements. This can lead to an opportunity to pursue the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) Global Education Inc. exam, the professional designation of Chartered Financial Analysts, and a successful career in the financial service industry.
Please visit our pathways page to learn more about how you can transfer your credits towards a degree.
MINIMUM RECOMMENDED HARDWARE
Laptop: Personal computer (PC) not a Mac
Operating System: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 (if available)
Processor: Intel Core i5 or better (Not AMD)
Memory: 4 GB of RAM (8 GB preferred)
Hard Drive: 250 GB or larger (Solid State Drive (SSD) preferred)
Warranty: 3 years parts and labour (On-site preferred)