Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

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Two-Year with Co-op Ontario College Graduate Certificate
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Overview

The emerging career field of artificial intelligence involves developing and applying advanced technologies such as machine learning and natural language processing to create intelligent systems that can automate and optimize a wide range of tasks.

The Lambton College Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Ontario College Graduate Certificate provides comprehensive knowledge, skills, and training in the utilization of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to solve significant business problems such as advanced trend analysis, generating business intelligence, digital automation, and intelligent manufacturing. As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to rapidly transform the way organizations and people work, businesses continue to have great demand for a variety of skill sets and disciplines to create new workflows within manufacturing and industry. The shortage of skilled professionals remains the single most significant challenge facing AI and ML adoption by businesses.

Program curriculum includes development of AI and ML models to identify patterns, provide insights, recommend actions or perform tasks. Students design and apply AI and ML systems that will take into account an organization's manufacturing and automation needs. As team communication in AI and ML is essential for organizational success, students learn applied project management skills, in addition to reporting communications and recommendations for various audiences, stakeholders and purposes.

Lambton College - A Great Place to Study

Meet our program coordinator, William Pourmajidi, who teaches within the Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning program also works for IBM.

This Lambton College program is licensed to and delivered by Cestar College (PDF), a licensed private career college in Toronto, Ontario. Students who are registered at are students of a public college and as such, will receive full credit from Lambton College for all Lambton College courses completed at the Cestar College campus in Toronto. Students who meet program graduation requirements will graduate with a credential from Lambton College. Students may be scheduled to have classes on Saturdays.

Admission Requirements

  • University degree in the information technology field

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel a program or course at any time; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways to third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College's sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS of 6.5
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    IELTS of 6.0 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during the first term of study

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  • TOEFL iBT 79
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    ITOEFL 70 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during the first term of study

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  • Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test

Please Note: IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.


Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process. Not all students will qualify for EAP-3106 in place of the required IELTS or TOEFL test scores.

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Costs

  • Term 1 $9,200.00
  • Term 2 $8,500.00
  • Term 3 $9,200.00
  • Co-op Term $0.00
$26,900.00
Total Cost of Program

Tuition fees are estimates and are subject to change each academic year. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel at any time a program or course; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

Additional Fees

WIL Project Fees

Students who are not successful in securing a co-op or fail to meet the co-op requirements will need to register in CPL-5559 WIL Project.

There is an additional fee of $2,480 for each student enrolled in the WIL Project course.

Textbooks

The anticipated cost for textbooks in this program is approximately $300 - $600 per term. This amount accounts for both mandatory textbook costs (included in tuition fees) as well as textbook fees not included in your tuition fee amount.

Important Dates, Deadline & Late Fees

For additional information on registration dates, deadlines and late fees please refer to Registration Dates and Deadlines.

Student Fees

A student services fee is included in your tuition.

Health Insurance Coverage

Emergency medical insurance is mandatory for all international students at Lambton College. This includes students who are full-time and part-time and who are on a co-op. This insurance is provided by guard.me - a third party insurance provider.

See Insurance Costs & Details

Technology Requirements

In order to keep pace with the requirements of each and every course in your program, Lambton College requires that each student have access to a laptop while studying at our college.

Courses

AML-1114
Data Science & Machine Learning

This course introduces the fundamentals of data science and machine learning. The theory part includes the statistical and mathematical concepts that are essential for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). The laboratory portion is designed to provide a practical application of the covered topics to Canadian business and industry challenges.

AML-1214
Python Programming

This course introduces the core concepts of Python programming. The theory part includes an introduction to python and its properties, primitive data types, modules, functions, loops, and conditions. The laboratory portion is designed to provide students with the opportunity to work with a set of practical problems that Canadian businesses and industries have to resolve on a day-to-day basis.

CBD-2214
Big Data Fundamental Data Storage Networking

In this course students will discuss and evaluate the advancement and growth of data storage networking. This course is delivered as a combination of lecture and demonstration, as well as hands-on practice; exercises for the participants will be employed. The course will cover the state of the various data storage technologies available today and how they can be used to develop data storage strategies for business.

AML-1301
Careers in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

This workshop will provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the Co-operative Education Students and the Co-operative Education Advisors as well as the Co-operative Education policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and will prepare students for their Co-operative Education work term job search. Furthermore, students are provided with an overview of the current Canadian job market for the fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

COM-3013
Professional Communications

This course is designed for international students with diplomas or degrees. It focuses on polishing communications skills acquired through one's academic career and workplace experience. Through various business writing and speaking scenarios, students learn Canadian business practices and communication styles, incorporating inclusivity and diversity. Close attention is paid to proper incorporation of the intellectual property of others to ensure academic integrity. Students will practice organized and dynamic speaking and will strive for polished business documents.

AML-1413
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

This course introduces the core concepts of Artificial Intelligence, its related fields, and its application. The theory part includes an introduction to the foundations of artificial intelligence and its use in dealing with problems that Canadian businesses and industries have to resolve on a day-to-day basis. The laboratory portion provides students with hands-on practices and the opportunity to apply their knowledge to real-life AI challenges.

AML-2103
Visualization for AI and ML

This course introduces the core concepts of data visualization for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The theory part includes an introduction to the foundations of data visualization and data presentation. The laboratory portion provides students with hands-on practices and the opportunity to work with the most advanced visualization tools and libraries to make sense of data, present clear evidence of findings, and tell engaging stories through data graphics.

AML-2203
Advance Python - AI & ML Tools

This course introduces advanced concepts of Python programming language. The theory includes designing, implementing, and using APIs and advanced modules for AI and ML. The laboratory portion is designed to allow students to work with a set of practical problems and apply their knowledge to real-life software application challenges. Students use Python modules to interact with a database, analyze image datasets, create visualizations, and use PySpark to handle big datasets using the Apache Spark data processing framework.

CBD-3335
Data Mining & Analysis

Data mining is a powerful tool used to discover patterns and relationships in data. Students learn how to apply data mining principles to the dissection of large complex data sets, including those in very large databases or through web mining. Students also explore, analyze and leverage data and turn it into valuable, actionable information for an organization.

AML-2304
Natural Language Processing

This course introduces Natural Language Processing (NLP) and its key concepts. The theory part includes the use of classic machine learning methods to solve machine translation, language modeling, and sequence tagging. The laboratory portion is designed to provide students with the opportunity to work with a set of NLP problems and the opportunity to apply their knowledge to resolve them.

AML-2404
AI & ML Lab

The laboratory course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to select a semester-long project, inspired by a real-life issue or problem, and combine and apply their knowledge to tackle the issues and produce weekly deliverables in a systematic way and within the framework of project management.

JSS-1001
Job Search & Success

This course provides student with skills and knowledge to help support their career search and succeed in the workplace. Students align their personal skill set and goals to guide them on their career paths. They will learn how to effectively conduct a job search, build a professional and well-tailored resume and cover letter, and develop and practice interview techniques. Students will also develop their personal brand to help support effective career networking and aid in their job search. Teamwork and collaboration in the workplace are also discussed. Self-reflection is used to inspire insight and support their professional career journey.

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AML-3104
Neural Networks & Deep Learning

This course introduces the core concepts of neural networks. The theory part includes an introduction to the foundations of neural networks and key parameters in a neural network's architecture. The laboratory portion provides students with hands-on practices and the opportunity to build, train and apply fully connected neural networks.

AML-3204
Social Media Analytics

This course introduces the core concepts of social media analytics. The theory part includes an introduction to social media data, the foundations of collecting and storing social media data and how to use AI and ML tools to analyze social media data. The laboratory portion provides students with hands-on practices and the opportunity to build, train and apply models that analyze social media data and generate valuable social, marketing, and business insights.

AML-3304
Software Tools & Emerging Technologies for AI & ML

This course introduces the key software tools that are used in AI and ML practices. The theory part includes an introduction to source code management systems, continues integration platforms, project management tools, project design tools, and collaboration tools that are commonly used by teams involved in AI and ML practices. The laboratory portion provides students with hands-on practices on the introduced tools and makes them ready to join the Canadian workforce.

AML-3406
AI & ML Capstone Project

Employers expect candidates to have experience with teamwork in project environments. In this course students (1) work on concrete goals in a small team; (2) design, develop, and implement AI and ML solution based on pre-set requirements; and (3) manage deadlines, milestones, and deliverables with a client. Students build a complete, deliverable product and present it to the client in a professional manner. The overall product is judged in a competition setting, and students are given the chance to win awards. The design must be supported by documented market research, a marketing plan and a business plan.

CPL-1049
Co-op Work Term (Full-Time)

Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students in leveraging employment after graduation. For further information regarding co-op, please refer to: https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/co-ops-placements

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CPL-5559
WIL Project

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Project is aimed at enriching students by connecting different program areas of study, cutting across subject-matter lines, and emphasizing unifying concepts. The focus of the WIL Project is to make connections between study and industry by engaging students in relevant and meaningful activities that are connected to and practiced within the professional workplace. WIL Project allows students to enhance and strengthen their employability prospects post-graduation by fine tuning skills and knowledge and meeting the expectations of today's employers. Students are required to attend the scheduled shifts in the WIL office, reporting to the WIL Supervisor. Weekly real-world challenges are presented in the WIL office, designed by industry professionals. In addition to the weekly assigned deliverables, students are also offered professional development sessions, and exposed to industry guest speakers, enhancing their opportunity to develop their professional network.

Co-op Eligibility & WIL Project Fee

In order to be eligible to secure an approved full-time co-op work term (CPL-1049), students must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater and complete all the co-op eligibility requirements. Failing to do so will require students to enroll in CPL-5559 WIL Project at an additional cost.

Contact

Centre for Global Engagement

LAMBTON COLLEGE SARNIA

1457 London Road

Sarnia ON, N7S 6K4

After Graduation

Employment Opportunities

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Graduates will have the in-demand skills to operate at entry and intermediate roles on an AI and ML project in a variety of industries and occupational areas, including but not limited to technology implementation, business transformation, management and consulting.

Career positions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Intelligence Designer
  • Business Intelligence Designer
  • Robotics Process Analyst
  • AI Interaction Designer
  • Artificial Intelligence Technologist
  • Machine Learning Analyst
  • Machine Learning Technologist
  • AI System Developer
  • Business Transformation Consultant

Post-Graduate Employment

International students who successfully complete their programs of study at Lambton College may be eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) Program. This program allows students to gain valuable Canadian work experience.

A work permit under the PGWP may be issued for the length of the study program, up to a maximum of three years. A post-graduation work permit cannot be valid for longer than the student's study program, and the study program must be a minimum of eight months in length. The length and approval of the PGWP is determined solely by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Students must meet the eligibility requirements to apply for a post-graduation work permit.

Visit the PGWP Website

Immigration Regulations & Changes

Immigration regulations are legislated by the Federal Government of Canada and are subject to change at any time without notice. Students are responsible for ensuring that they are in compliance with all Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada regulations at all times during their studies and while in Canada. Lambton College staff are not authorized to provide advice or guidance on immigration-related matters. Prospective applicants and current students should consult the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website or call the IRCC Call Centre at 1-888-242-2100 to answer or clarify any immigration-related questions or information.

Co-op

About Co-op

Students in this program have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience by applying classroom learning during co-op experiences.

Learn more about co-op terms and the roles and responsibilities of students and co-op advisors.

More Information

Student Responsibilities

  • Course and program delivery schedules are proposed and subject to change for each intake.
  • Students are required to bring their own laptop with wireless capability.
  • Students are advised to bring an official copy of their most recent police clearance, driver's license, and vaccination record from their home country.
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Technology Requirements

It is recommended that students purchase a laptop with a Windows operating system.

Internet Speed Requirements

For best performance for students learning remotely, an internet connection with a minimum of 40 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload speed is recommended in order to effectively use video conferencing and remote lecture delivery software as well as, other online resources remotely. Due to the large area over which students may be dispersed, we are unable to recommend a specific provider, so you will need to inquire around your area to find one that best suits your needs.

Minimum Laptop Requirements

In order to access the internet and virtually-delivered software and courseware, student laptops should include the following at a minimum. By meeting the following specifications, students will be equipped to access software and courseware on their laptop through the internet:

  • Intel i5 8th Gen Processor or equivalent
  • 16 GB of RAM (with a minimum of 8 GB)
  • 100 GB HDD or more
  • HD Graphics
  • Webcam with a microphone
  • Wireless 802.11n/ac 5ghz capable
  • Windows Operating System (Windows 11)

Software

To ensure students are getting the most our of their classroom experience, some software will be required.

Lambton College has made this software easily accessible online. Students can leverage our Microsoft Office 365 software packages and services. In addition, much of the software you require for your courses will be available on demand for use on any device - on or off campus.