Artificial Intelligence - Architecture, Design, and Implementation
Become an expert in one of today's fastest-growing and transformational technologies. Solve complex AI challenges and power next generation businesses through machine intelligence.

General information

Program code
2 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Full-time + Part-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2021 Barrie
Winter 2022 Barrie
Summer 2021 Barrie

Program description

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) computing paradigm radically changes the functionality and capabilities of computer systems. This greatly increases the possibilities of what businesses can do with this exciting new technology and is causing disruption across all industry sectors. Artificial Intelligence systems can think, learn and take self-directed action in order to maximize the chance of successfully achieving a goal without having to be explicitly programmed or human intervention.

This program provides students with the necessary background to become Artificial Intelligence (AI) system designers, programmers, implementers, or machine learning analysts. With a strong focus on applied skills, students learn how to design and implement supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement learning solutions for a variety of situations and solve AI challenges for a diverse set of industries. 

Advanced study in AI infrastructure, architecture, machine learning frameworks, reinforcement learning, neural networks, vision system, conversational AI and deep learning help students understand how to select, configure and apply the right technology tools to build the correct AI solution to solve a given challenge.

Part-time delivery option

We also offer a part-time delivery format for this program:

  • complete the program part-time in 2 ½ years by taking two courses per semester
  • register on a course-by-course basis, paying as you go

Visit the Artificial Intelligence - Architecture, Design and Implementation part-time program page for details and contact information.

NOTE: Use the major AIDX when applying to the part-time program through

Career opportunities

Graduates from this program are prepared to fulfill a wide-range of entry-level roles related to Artificial Intelligence which may include Artificial Intelligence (AI) system designers, programmers, implementers, or machine learning technologists. Graduates could find themselves working independently or as a member of a team to analyze, design, enhance, and maintain AI systems. 

Admission information

Admission requirements

Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, degree or equivalent with a focus in computer studies, technology, engineering, analytics, mathematics or statistics, or equivalent work experience, is required. 

Selection Process

Applicants may be asked to submit a current resume and a letter of interest to the Program Coordinator in order to assess their prior academic and experiential learning.

Admission details

To be successful in this program, students are required to have a Windows-based personal notebook computer prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:

  • Intel I7, AMD A10 processor or better
  • 16 GB of RAM 
  • 1 TB hard drive 
  • Ethernet Network Card (Can be USB)
  • Wireless Network Card 
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports


Program-specific Courses

  • AIDI 1000 - Artificial Intelligence Algorithms and Mathematics 
    (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
  • AIDI 1001 - Conversational Artificial Intelligence
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • AIDI 1002 - Machine Learning Programming
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • AIDI 1003 - Machine Learning Frameworks
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • AIDI 1004 - Issues and Challenges in Artificial Intelligence
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • AIDI 1005 - Artificial Intelligence for Business Decision Making
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • BDAT 1000 - Data Manipulation Techniques
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • AIDI 1006 - Artificial Intelligence Infrastructure and Architecture 
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • AIDI 1007 - Vision Systems
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • AIDI 1008 - Reinforcement Learning Programming
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • AIDI 1009 - Neural Networks
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • AIDI 1010 - Emerging Artificial Intelligence Technologies
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • AIDI 1011 - Artificial Intelligence Project
    (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
  • AIDI 1012 - Artificial Intelligence Robotics and Automation
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)