Computing and Technology

Tech skills to increase your productivity.

Information technology touches all aspects of our lives: how we work, how we make decisions, how we communicate, and how we entertain ourselves. These days, to be successful in almost any profession—from business to law, health care, finance or education—you need to know how to use and manage technologies. Our diverse selection of data analytics, computing and technology courses will help you navigate and advance your way through your career. You will learn how to make your workplace more productive, secure and connected.

Professional programs

If you are looking to add relevant and highly marketable skills to your resume or toolkit, our professional programs in computing and technlogy could be just what you need to get the competitive edge.

PROGRAM Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Administrative Technology
CREDENTIAL Professional Development Certificate Professional Development Certificate
DELIVERY STYLE Online, Blended Online, Blended
START DATES Ongoing  Ongoing 
PROGRAM FEES $2,105.00 $2,105.00
BEST SUITED FOR Recent graduate or career professional looking to add relevant and highly marketable skills to your resume or toolkit. Those who do not have previous education or background in computing as well as those who need to retrain or upgrade their present computer skills.
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Online technology and community courses

Each term, we offer a variety of online courses for professionals wanting to enhance their knowledge of technology and information systems as well as community courses on leading edge topics such as coding, social media and animatronics. View list below for current offerings.


Courses open for registration

Online Art and Design Courses

The Division of Continuing Studies, in partnership with the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD), is pleased to offer online educational opportunities for interested, creative professionals.
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Courses open for registration

Administrative Technology

This micro-credential equips learners with the critical skills sought by employers to succeed in a computerized office—from software and database management to data analytics skills, cloud-based applications, digital communication and more.
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Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

This professional development certificate provides you with the tools, plans and methods to help you give value and meaning to data, and guide you and your organization to success.
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General Studies

This flexible certificate program allows you to customize a course of study to meet your specific learning goals.
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Population Health Data Analysis

The online Population Health Data Analysis program is designed for those who are seeking education and professional development in advanced population health analysis. The goal of the program is to provide participants with strong foundational knowledge and data analysis skills that can support their work within the field of population health.
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Q&A with BIDA student Hiranand Chawla

We recently caught up with Hiranand Chawla, a student in our Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA) program. We were interested to learn more about his experience in the program.

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Can Video Games Make a Better World?

Can video games help make a better world? You be the judge. Instructor David Ehret explores how modern developers are expanding the idea of what a video game is and can do.

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Getting Un-stuck

"I had taken a few community courses through Continuing Studies at UVic, just for pleasure, but the Computer Based Information Systems (CBIS) program was the first professional program that I took through Continuing Studies, outside of my degree at UVic," says graduate Carrie LePage, "It was helpful because I could work at the same time."

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3D Printing: The Future is Here

It seems hardly a week goes by without hearing about the increasing impact 3D printing is having on our world.

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On Intellectual Fraud

Fraud has many roots, but one of them stems from weakened minds nurtured by the fraudulent use of information. Buying-in to fraudulent facts, data, and reason at any level has dire consequences.

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IN THE NEWS: Airbnb 101

$84/hour! That’s what one study says is the average “salary” for someone who rents out their property as a vacation rental. Not bad, right?

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New Program: Certificate in General Studies

Have you ever wanted to design your own credential? Have you ever struggled to find a program that meets your specific interests and needs? Then you might be interested in our newest program: the Certificate in General Studies.

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Melissa Payne, Program Assistant
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