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You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).
In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:
If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.
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Have you already earned an IT-related diploma? Gain advanced knowledge of emerging technologies, and improve your leadership, project management and strategic planning skills en route to earning an applied degree!
The Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology (BAIST) program offers 2 majors – Information Systems and Network Management:
With either major, this applied degree can help you advance your career or pivot into a new one!
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This major concentrates on the advanced techniques, current methodologies and tools involved in the analysis, design and implementation of large, scalable computer information systems. Graduates of this major will fill career opportunities as senior systems analysts and designers, and project leaders.
In this major you will learn:
On average, you can expect to spend:
Students must complete one academic year (two 4-month semesters) of mandatory work experience in their related major. Students must have successfully completed 8 academic courses prior to registering for their first work experience term.
Contact the BAIST internship co-ordinator to have the planned work experience evaluated: BAISTinternship@nait.ca.
A representative of the BAIST program will visit your work site and supervisor at some point in the middle of each work term.
To complete each 4-month term of work experience, a student must complete each of the following:
Information Systems major graduates will typically be employed in roles such as:
Retail, manufacturing, energy and high-tech companies, and civic, provincial and federal governments
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The Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology (BAIST) program is a 4-year degree based on a 2+2 model.
In order to have the best opportunity for success, the BAIST - Information Systems program recommends that students have the following skillsets prior to applying and selecting their major:
*Recommended minimum in-class-instructional hours
You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses), Credential Recognition (for completed certificates, diplomas or degrees) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).
Transfer Credit & Credential Recognition: In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Recognition of Prior Learning website and on the Request for Transfer Credit or Credential Recognition form (pdf), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:
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Prepare for career opportunities as a senior systems analyst, designer or project leader.
IT (Information Technology) Professional Development provides practical and useful tools to assist students in being successful in their school to career transition. The course will focus on attitude, communication, human relation skills, and ethics, which are the keys to navigating in today's ever changing IT workplace.
Corporations are becoming extremely complex in nature both from the business operations side and from the standpoint of managing projects within their context. As a result of this growing complexity the need to holistically integrate IT services with the business process has never been greater. Strategic and project management processes are necessary to the successful deliver of IT services. Students will understand how strategic management and project management processes further the ability of an organization to manage their IT service offerings effectively.
The definition of any project requires both a clear and tested architecture and a clear security implementation model. This course will examine a variety of architectures and their impacts on how projects get constructed and how they will perform under load. Security will be examined from both network and application perspectives, and a variety of security solution patterns will be examined.
This course will examine the process of software development within the Unified Process environment, concentrating on the many tasks within requirements, analysis and design. The focus of this course is an analysis and design of a computerized business solution for an organization concentrating on Object-Oriented Analysis (OOA) and Object-Oriented Design (OOD) techniques. The primary deliverables for this course are Inception phase artifacts and Elaboration phase artifacts that support the Unified Process method of software development.
This course will examine technical topics that will provide the student with a main toolset for constructing Internet based systems and services. The focus of this course is the implementation of computerized design solutions concentrating on Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and Internet techniques. The primary deliverables for this course will be weekly/biweekly activities that address specific development topics discussed in the class room.
There are a number of steps that form the foundation of business operations. Enterprise resource planning integrates these steps into business processes for the purpose of capturing data and reporting on business events. This course examines some of the major business processes commonly found within an ERP system. The business processes will be examined at a reasonably broad level and the students will implement and document the steps in a business process within an ERP system.
This course will examine some aspects of data as to how it may affect an organization and an organization's ability for effective decision making. Establishing the capability for people to make effective decisions at every level of the organization can lead to success by moving toward organizational goals in a timely manner. The focus of this course is on examining organizational data, how it becomes a foundation for information used in decision making, and how this leads to acquiring knowledge. The primary deliverables for this course are the completion of small assignments based on Database and Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence (BI) structures and issues.
Software Engineering II: Product Development and Release Concepts will examine the process of software development within the Unified Process environment, concentrating on the many tasks within implementation and test. The focus of this course is an implementation and test of a computerized business solution for an organization concentrating on Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and software test techniques. The primary deliverables for this course are Construction phase artifacts and Transition phase artifacts that support the Unified Process method of software development.
ERP systems use web based applications to make the system available to a wide range of users. In this course students will discuss the navigation principles and architecture for web-based ERP systems. Using a variety of tools from SAP and Oracle (PeopleSoft) the student will develop applications and web-based ERP interfaces to facilitate transactional and enterprise data input and generate reports.
Students will combine their technical and managerial skills to develop a scalable enterprise system for a real client. Some students will have the option (based on our industry partnerships) to engage in research work in integrating large system components into a complex organization. Along with demonstrations and presentations to stakeholders combined with what the student has learned over the program, this course will prepare the student to easily blend into a corporation's context.
Leadership Development Studies focuses on the development of leadership ability. Using a workshop style, the participant gains an understanding of leadership, articulates a personal philosophy of leadership, and applies various leadership skills.
This course represents the 'Applied' portion of the Applied Degree. Students undertake a four-month full-time paid work experience. Students are to be responsible for one or more of Systems Development, Systems Analysis, Network Administration, Network Management, Technical Support and/or related areas. The student's employer, together with NAIT staff, will be actively monitoring the student portfolio. Internship students are to perform research on some aspect of I.T. and prepare a research report that is validated by their employer.
Following Internship I students undertake a second four-month full-time paid work experience. In addition to the requirements from Internship I, students are to perform some leadership as a component of their IT work experience.
This course introduces students to the theory and application of financial management in organizations. The course provides students with the concepts and tools needed to analyze financial information, make managerial decisions, and evaluate the effect of their decisions on the financial statements and the organization’s stakeholders. Topics to be covered include financial statement analysis, the time value of money, sources of business financing, working capital management, and special topics in managerial accounting. Students will learn how to prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements such as the statement of earnings, the statement of financial position, and the statement of cash flows.
Managerial accounting is an introduction to accounting techniques used by managerial decision-makers. Students will learn to apply cost-volume-profit analysis, performance evaluation, pricing methods, budgeting, and relevant cost analysis. Through real-life scenarios and practical case studies, students gain experience in applying the managerial accounting skills learned. Students will also learn how to screen capital investment projects.
Managerial mathematics will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to apply and interpret key financial, statistical, and optimization tools. The course consists of 3 components: financial mathematics, statistics, and optimization. In the financial math component, students will explore the financial vehicles used by businesses and individuals. In the statistics component, students will compute and interpret statistical measurements commonly used in reports and decision making. In the optimization component, students will determine mathematically optimal solutions given a set of constraints.
This course is designed to formalize the student's understanding of statistics so that they will be able to apply appropriate statistical practice in the technological applications they encounter. The course helps students to acquire the skills to apply descriptive and inferential statistics to obtain, organize and analyze data and present the findings. Topics in the course include analysis of categorical and quantitative data, probability and probability distributions, confidence interval estimation, hypothesis testing and correlation and regression analysis.
Cost Per Credit:
Cost Per Credit: $702Tuition Cap: $6,568
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Level 3 Term 1: $650
Level 3 Term 2: $650
Level 4 Term 1: $525
Level 4 Term 2: $525
We recommend submitting your program application at least 90 days before the application deadline.
Sep 03, 2019
Term Start Date:
Sep 03, 2019
Acceptable IT-related credentials for each major include, but are not limited to these Schools/Programs
Applicants who do not have a two-year diploma, may be eligible for admission if 60 post-secondary credits in an accredited IT or computing science program have been completed. A minimum of 45 credits must specifically be related to the skillsets identified in the additional requirements or considerations of the major selected.
Applicants who completed their related education more than five years ago and are working in an IT-related field, may be eligible for admission through the Recognition of Prior Learning Pathway
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In order to have the best opportunity for success, the program recommends that a student have the following skill sets, with the recommended minimum in class-instructional hours listed in brackets
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NAIT supports over 4,000 students with over $6 million in scholarships and bursaries each year. Many are available for students across a wide range of programs.
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Completion of this diploma qualifies as the first 2 years of NAIT's unique 4-year Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management degree.
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