110.00 Hours Required

Delivery Options: ONLINE

Course Schedule

This certificate program meets the growing need for program facilitation, leadership, coordination and instructional design for adult or community educators. Students in this program learn to respond creatively to adult learning needs in their work or community.

This short-format certificate is best suited to students who already have significant experience in the field of adult learning. It is an ideal opportunity for adult educators to further expand their knowledge in their field, and at the same time formalize their experience and expertise within a certificate framework.

New and aspiring professionals would be better served to take the 300-hour Certificate in Adult Learning specializing in Adult and Community Education.

This certificate is perfect if you:

  • Work in adult education, teach in your community or train in the workplace
  • Focus on program facilitation and instructional design
  • Enjoy online learning

This certificate is offered completely online.

Online learning is a learning option that caters to busy schedules by taking the learning experience out of the traditional classroom. It is learning that relies on the Internet for access to learning materials as well as interaction with instructors and fellow learners.

In this online program, you will work within scheduled start- and end-dates, and assignment timelines. In most cases, the times you choose to work will be entirely up to you. It is strongly recommended that you log into the University's online learning software three to four times per week to keep pace with the class. Readings, assignments and contributions will be required on a weekly basis. Graded assignments, participation marks, and sometimes exams, are also given for a final letter grade mark. You should plan on studying and working approximately six hours per week per course.

Before taking your first online course, it is recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

All Continuing Education Certificates have been developed with part-time learners in mind. Online programming allows you to complete this program at a pace that can fit your needs and schedule.

The Adult and Community Education Certificate is a 110-hour program. Students are required to take three core courses to graduate. If you take one course per session, you can complete this certificate program in approximately one year.

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A degree or diploma is not required to enrol in this program.

You must be a minimum of 18 years of age to be admitted. Successful completion of a Grade 12 diploma and relevant work experience are recommended. If English is not your first language, please review the English language proficiency requirements.

You can take courses first and enrol in the certificate later; however, as programs are subject to change, we recommend you apply for admission to the certificate program as early as possible. The certificate admission fee is $105. Once admitted, you can be confident that completed and eligible courses will apply to your certificate.

Depending on selected options and required prerequisites, the approximate cost to complete this certificate is $1,775 to $1,910.

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Neither Advanced Standing nor transferring credit from other Continuing Education certificates applies to the 110-hour Adult and Community Education Certificate.

On completion of one certificate, you may wish to pursue studies in another.

On completion of this certificate, you may receive full credit for your courses if you choose to ladder them toward the 300-hour Certificate in Adult Learning specializing in Adult and Community Education.

If you wish to pursue another certificate program please complete the Application for Admission for your next certificate, and contact us requesting transfer of the equivalent course credits, or contact a student advisor for assistance at 403-220-2866. You must request the transfer of the equivalent courses credits to apply to your next certificate — this will not happen without your request.

Receive a discount of 5% per course by registering at the same time for three or more courses. During checkout, be sure to select the 'Apply a discount' option next to each eligible course. Choose '5% Bundle Discount' from the menu. Some restrictions may apply (i.e., all courses must take place within the current academic year).

Note: BMC 352 Learning Online is not eligible for the discount.

Awards are given to deserving students not only for their academic achievement, but also for community involvement. Award sponsors include both corporate and private donors.

To apply, you must meet eligibility criteria and submission deadlines. Students in this program may be eligible for:

It is the student's responsibility to ensure all requirements for graduation are fulfilled, and to apply to graduate.

View our Graduation page for details.

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Additional Details


Minimum Required

110 Hour(s)

Maximum Allowed

110 Hour(s)

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