Artificial Intelligence - Architecture, Design, and Implementation
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Winter 2021, Summer 2021
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.
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.
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- collect, manipulate and mine data sets to meet organizational need;
- recommend different systems architectures and data storage technologies to support data analytics;
- design and apply data models that meet the needs of a specific operational/business process;
- develop software applications to manipulate data sets, correlate information and produce reports;
- design and present data visualizations to communicate information to business stakeholders:
- apply data analytics, business intelligence tools and research to support evidence-based decision making;
- identify and assess data analytics business strategies and workflows to respond to new opportunities or provide project solutions;
- implement artificial intelligence (AI) solutions in compliance with corporate policies, ethical standards, and industry regulations;
- develop artificial intelligence (AI) models and agents that use enterprise data to identify patterns, provide insights, recommend actions or perform tasks autonomously on behalf of stakeholders;
- analyze, design, and implement artificial intelligence (AI) systems through the application of systematic approaches and methodologies to meet organizational needs.
The following reflects the planned progression for full-time offerings of the program.
Winter Intake - Barrie
- Sem 1: Winter 2021
- Sem 2: Summer 2021
Summer Intake - Barrie
- Sem 1: Summer 2021
- Sem 2: Fall 2021
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.
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.
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
14 Program Courses
To graduate from this program, a student must attain a minimum of 60% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester and to graduate is 60%.
The following reflects the planned course sequence for full-time offerings of the Winter intake of the program. Where more than one intake is offered contact the program co-ordinator for the program tracking.
|AIDI 1000||Artificial Intelligence Algorithms and Mathematics||56|
|AIDI 1001||Conversational Artificial Intelligence||42|
|AIDI 1002||Machine Learning Programming||42|
|AIDI 1003||Machine Learning Frameworks||42|
|AIDI 1004||Issues and Challenges in Artificial Intelligence||42|
|AIDI 1005||Artificial Intelligence for Business Decision Making||42|
|BDAT 1000||Data Manipulation Techniques||42|
|AIDI 1006||Artificial Intelligence Infrastructure and Architecture||42|
|AIDI 1007||Vision Systems||42|
|AIDI 1008||Reinforcement Learning Programming||42|
|AIDI 1009||Neural Networks||42|
|AIDI 1010||Emerging Artificial Intelligence Technologies||42|
|AIDI 1011||Artificial Intelligence Project||56|
|AIDI 1012 Artificial Intelligence Robotics and Automation||42|
Students unable to adhere to the program duration of one year (as stated above) may take a maximum of two years to complete their credential. After this time, students must be re-admitted into the program, and follow the curriculum in place at the time of re-admission.
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