Program Information

The Institute’s Program of Studies is offered by distance education. All course material has been developed by the Institute. All courses are offered in three terms per year, the Winter term (January – April), Summer term (May – August) and the Fall term (September – December). Each course has an examination at the end of the term. Completion of this program usually takes two to three years. Course exams are written in person at the end of the term on set dates. We have exam centres that accommodate domestic and international students.

The Program of Studies has four mandatory courses:

The mandatory courses in the CICBV Program of Studies build on the knowledge of previous mandatory courses. The following are the recommended prerequisites to consider while working through the Program of Studies.

Students are required to complete two of the four electives:

Each course in the CICBV Program of Studies has its own Moodle webpage (hosted by York University). On each course’s Moodle page, students can access course notes, a discussion forum, previous terms’ practice exams and suggested solutions, and other important information (such as Student Guides).  The course notes are the primary source of material for each course.  The discussion forum is the students’ primary mode of communication with Instructors and other students.