Business Fundamentals

Program Title – Business Fundamentals

Program Codes & Methods of Delivery by Campus
Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.

Fall Intake
B287 (PC) – Timmins Campus – on site
B288 (KL) – Kirkland Lake Campus
B289 (HL) – Haileybury Campus
B294 (JB) – Moosonee Campus – through distance education
B291 (OL) – Open Learning – distance learning/correspondence
B292 (CK) – Through hybrid on-site & distance learning

January 2021 Intake
B287W (PC) – Timmins Campus on site
B292W (CK) – Through hybrid on-site and distance learning

Program Description
Business Fundamentals is a common first year business program for Northern College’s two* and three year business programs in accounting, human resources management, marketing, and business general studies. This program offers a choice of start dates. Regular intakes occur in September and January. Students starting in January take 2 semesters of study ending in early July, and then continue with second year studies in the fall. In addition, a correspondence-based self-study is available with intakes each month. Delivery of courses differs based on the intake. The January intake first semester (January to April) has one extra course from the second semester (BU1074 Principles of Human Resource Management), helping to balance workload during the shortened second semester (May to early July). The second semester of the January intake provides you with the same total hours per course, but with higher weekly hours given the shorter 12-week time frame.

Application process for Business Fundamentals
Fall intake – If your goal is to earn only the 1-year certificate apply directly to this program using the program codes below. If your goal is a 2- or 3-year business program, apply to the Northern College program of your choice on OCAS. When studies commence, you are automatically registered in first year Business Fundamentals. January intake – After completing this first year, you can register for the fall into the second year of the 2- or 3-year business program of your choice.

Career Opportunities
Graduates of the program may choose to continue in any of the other Business diploma programs offered or enter the work force with a foundation in basic business skills.

Transfer Agreements
Download the complete Articulation Agreement list for Universities and Colleges (PDF, 113KB). You can also visit OnTransfer. This site provides information and resources to help students and potential students find their way through Ontario’s postsecondary system.

Contact Information
Timmins Campus
Tracy Dougherty
705-235-3211 ext.2191

Haileybury Campus, Kirkland Lake Campus, and Contact North
Roseanne Clyburn, Program Coordinator
Tel: 705-567-9291 ext.3736

Distance Learning Officer
Tel: 705-567-9291 ext.3673