Business Fundamentals

1 year Ontario College Certificate

Get your certificate in one year


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2023, Commerce Court – North Bay

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the business sector in this one-year certificate program. Careers in business can take you across the globe. Explore which business program or specialty is right for you, with the opportunity to transfer directly into the second year of the Business or Accounting program, or gain the skills and confidence to start your career in this diverse sector.

What You Learn

  • Business math
  • Communications
  • Marketing for business
  • Financial accounting
  • Microeconomics

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U, any Gr 11 Math (C) or (U)

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

ACC135 Intro to Financial Acct I
BUS108 Introduction to Business
BUS117 Computer Apps for Business I
BUS251 Intro to Human Resources
CMM125 College Communications
MKT100 Intro to Marketing
MTH170 Business Math I

Semester 2

ACC142 Financial Accounting II
BUS120 Computer Apps for Business II
CMM230 Workplace Communications
ECN100 Microeconomics
GENED General Education Elective - Online (Fund Sem 2)
MKT130 Marketing II
MTH178 Quantitative Methods of Accounting

2023-24 1 year Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1320.38 $17 - $4057.62

2023-24 1 year Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $14807.18 $1900.38 $17 - $16724.56


Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 


Canadore College has implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to enhance your learning experience in and out of the classroom while ensuring flexibility in learning.

To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit

You will also need:

  • A Scientific Calculator - apx. $25.00
Ontario College Certificate

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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