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Certificate Programs

Cambrian College offers hundreds of part-time options to help you upgrade your skills, ignite your passion for personal growth, and reach your educational goals.

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Building Business

Building Business

The program is ideal for managers of small business organisations, budding entrepreneurs, or managers with entrepreneurial expectations/responsibilities within organisations. The program focuses on three inter-related aspects of building a business: the process of converting a business idea to an actual business, understanding the legalities involved in this process and developing appropriate negotiation and leadership skills necessary to be a successful entrepreneur.

Construction Management

Construction Management

This certificate program provides practical training leading to the application of principles and practices in the commercial construction management field. This program emphasizes not only the interpretation and understanding of commercial project documents (working drawings, specifications, soil reports, contracts, etc.) but also the preparation of estimates and construction schedules. Providing an educational foundation in the construction management field, graduates have the knowledge to begin assisting or managing the construction process, from initial planning to project completion. The use of case studies and related industry scenarios throughout the program will prepare students for a range of situations that could emerge during the course of a construction project.

Crisis Communication

Crisis Communication

Students will explore and engage in the systems, protocols and technologies that allow an organization to effectively communicate in response to a major threat or disruption. This program will provide students with an understanding of public relations strategies and the importance of media relations, while giving them the digital tools needed to manage a wide range of potential crises.

Dental Office Assistant

Dental Office Assistant

This program will prepare students to work as a receptionist in a dental practice. It includes foundational knowledge about preventative dentistry for non-dental professionals, communication, and customer service skills, as well as an introduction to common scheduling and billing software used in this setting.

Developing Human Resources

Developing Human Resources

Students will gain the knowledge, skills, and application tools required to be effective in designing programs that inspire employees to be their best.

Digital Communication

Digital Communication

Stand out in the crowd by creating content that is easily identifiable and uniquely you with the Digital Communications micro-credential. This program will provide participants with the skills to produce compelling, strategic content that grabs attention and produces results. You’ll actively engage in conceiving and designing marketing communications materials for a variety of real-world products and people.

Early Childhood Education Communication and Community Engagement

Early Childhood Education Communication and Community Engagement

This program is for students who are looking to affect change in an early childhood education workplace. This program is designed for professionals who recognize the importance of communication and marketing to promote quality care, build and maintain relationships with stakeholders, and ensure effective program publicity. Students will gain skills through research, development, and practical application to develop a communication portfolio to meet client needs and market demands.

Early Childhood Education Advocacy and Leadership

Early Childhood Education Advocacy and Leadership

This program is for students seeking a leadership role in early childhood education (ECE) and for professionals currently working in the field. This program will examine historical, political, professional, and social issues affecting ECE administration practice. Students will review strategies that characterize advocacy roles and responsibilities that reflect an in-depth understanding of ethical practices in ECE within the context of a self-regulated profession. By exploring theories of leadership through a process of self-evaluation, students will develop the techniques to hire and maintain quality staff while developing strategies for personal and professional growth in a management capacity.

Electric Vehicle

Electric Vehicle

This program provides an introduction to electric vehicle technology for the general public, including the history of electric vehicles and their global impact. The program will also cover the selling and servicing of electric vehicles.

Financial Acumen

Financial Acumen

This program has been designed to help junior/middle-level managers with little or no financial training or experience to learn the fundamental economic principles and the language, tools, and techniques of accounting and finance. Graduates will return to the workplace with the confidence that they can read, understand, and analyze the financial position of their respective organizations, be it companies, not-for-profit organizations, or government services.

Food Service Worker

Food Service Worker

The food service worker is an essential member of the long-term care interdisciplinary team, delivering quality nutrition care and service in a healthcare environment. Those currently employed in hospitals, institutions, special-care homes, and integrated-care facilities will benefit from this program. Areas to be covered include customer service, safe food-handling techniques, safety, nutrition, and communication. The Ministry of Health requires this program for all staff employed in the position of a food service worker in long-term care dietary environments.

Global Diversity and Business

Global Diversity and Business

International business is accelerating at an ever-increasing pace. Our awareness of the role of international issues in our lives has increased significantly. We see increased economic integration, new trade policies related to reducing trade barriers, and the impact of retaliatory actions. Global business skills are no longer an option, they are a necessity. This program aims to provide students with the knowledge, tools, and techniques related to researching different markets, comprehending the legal aspects of doing a business in a different market, and developing cultural sensitivity.

Home Inspection

Home Inspection

Cambrian College has partnered with Carson Dunlop and Associates to provide a program that satisfies the Standards of Practice of ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) and the baseline requirements of the OAHI (Ontario Association of Home Inspectors). Standards of Practice define a minimum and uniform standard for private home inspectors. Home inspections performed to these standards are designed to give the client all the relevant information regarding the condition of the systems and components of the home as inspected. The Carson Dunlop program is the only training program that fully complies with ASHI Curriculum and Standards of Practice.

Leadership Development

Leadership Development

This program is designed for students who wish to enhance their leadership skills and develop new skills to help meet their career and organizational objectives. The program is aimed at providing a solid foundation for those looking to enter leadership positions and for those currently in front line or mid-level management positions. The program will build on the existing skills and experience of learners and apply those skills to workplace situations. Learners will enhance their skills in a variety of leadership related topics, including organizational planning, managing employee performance through communication, team-building, problem-solving, change management, and coaching.

Learning Disabilities – Applications

Learning Disabilities – Applications

This program allows participants to earn a certificate of achievement in the field of learning disabilities with a focus on the development of competencies in the areas of learning strategies and assistive technology. This program emphasizes a comprehensive approach to investigating student strengths and needs. By accessing a wide variety of learner-centred techniques, participants explore opportunities to develop and support independent and self-confident learners of all ages. Relevant research and assessment tools will be examined to allow participants valuable practice in recommending strategies and assistive technology that best fit the needs and interests of students with learning disabilities. This program allows students to participate in rich discussions with professionals in the field, and to network with an online community.

Learning Disabilities – Theory and Best Practices

Learning Disabilities – Theory and Best Practices

This program sets the foundation for study in the area of learning disabilities with a focus on the relevant and varied definitions of learning disabilities and explores the types of learning disabilities and the means of assessing learning disabilities. Students will review and reflect on ethical practices and legal responsibilities of educational bodies for providing and supporting access to accommodations, special funding, and services. Students will have the opportunity to explore how psycho-educational reports and mental health accommodations are used to create learning plans for academic settings. Students will also have the opportunity to consider how other disorders, including ADHD, ASD, NVLD, addictions, and mental health disorders, impact learning. Legal foundations and professional standards as they pertain to learning disabilities will also be explored. This program allows students to participate in rich discussions with professionals in the field to and network with an online community.

Managing Employee Relations

Managing Employee Relations

This program equips students with self-knowledge regarding their preferred conflict resolution style, and how to respond to situations in which conflict is necessary to move forward not only related to legislation but for the advancement of the organization as well.

Managing Growth

Managing Growth

This process of converting organizational perspective into a vision that can be effectively communicated involves understanding and analyzing the environment in which organizations operate in, developing a clear business strategy based on that analysis, and crafting a strong marketing plan in order to execute the strategy. Students will gain knowledge of the use and application of data analysis tools, such as the environmental scan, to understand the strategies adopted by organizations adopt and build a marketing plan that is in sync with the overall vision of the organization. The program comprises three courses: Data Analysis Using Excel, Business Strategy, and Marketing Strategy.

Managing Organizations

Managing Organizations

This program provides students with skills, knowledge, and experience in three key pillars of successful management – effective communication, managing HR issues, and ethical and social responsibility. The program is ideal for junior/middle-level managers working in companies of all sizes, non-profit organizations, and government services.

Medical Office Assistant

Medical Office Assistant

This program will prepare graduates for work as a member of a healthcare team. It includes training in rapidly changing technological skills such as billing and electronic medical record software. Students will also receive an introduction to medical terminology, pharmacology, medical conditions, and related tests.

Palliative Care

Palliative Care

This program is designed for individuals who volunteer or are employed in occupations that may require them to work with families and patients who are living with and/or dying from a progressive, life-limiting illness. Students will gain a strong foundational knowledge in palliative care concepts. Prospective students may already be employed in areas of policing and law enforcement, paramedicine, developmental disabilities services, pastoral services, social services, bereavement services, or serve as visiting volunteers.

Personal Care Assistant

Personal Care Assistant

This program is designed for individuals who are interested in working in the long-term care sector or who are caring for a family member at home. These individuals are providing for the care, comfort, safety, and well-being of their clients across the life span, all while demonstrating sensitivity and respect. Given the aging population and increased emphasis on quality long-term care, individuals with the skills provided by this program will be in high demand for many years to come.

Planning and Logistics Essentials

Planning and Logistics Essentials

Students in this program will develop the knowledge and skills to efficiently and effectively move and store goods and services between the point of origin and point of consumption. Students will also develop a broad knowledge base in logistics systems, global logistics, purchasing, information systems, project leadership, finance, and customer relationship management.

Professional Business Writing

Professional Business Writing

This certificate program concentrates on teaching students to become productive, confident, and effective communicators in today’s business world. this program is ideal for anyone thinking of starting a small business or launching a career within an established company. The program of study builds from a solid foundation in English writing skills and introduces students to the major styles of business writing.

Professional Office Assistant

Professional Office Assistant

This program will prepare students with fundamental computer skills for any office environment. Graduates of this certificate will be equipped with the skills needed for entry into office clerical support positions in a variety of business sectors.

Purchasing and Inventory Management Essentials

Purchasing and Inventory Management Essentials

Students in this program will develop the knowledge and skills to negotiate prices and work out contracts for companies who provide services or manufacture or sell goods. Students will also learn to research quality, price, reliability, and other important factors in examining potential suppliers, with emphasis on operations and supply chain management practices and processes.

Small Business Entrepreneurship

Small Business Entrepreneurship

Small Business Entrepreneurship (SME) program is designed to equip students with management skills, that build on the understanding of the common business principles and functional areas of business, with a special focus on small-sized businesses, and start-ups. The students will gain an understanding of the issues facing family businesses, start-ups, and other independent entrepreneurial endeavors. The students will learn how to identify business opportunities, develop a business plan, launch, operate, and grow a Canadian business.

Trades Entrepreneurship

Trades Entrepreneurship

This certificate program, designed specifically for tradespersons, provides individuals the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial competencies and skills. Small businesses continue to show growth in today’s economy. Tradespeople who possess a combination of trade and business knowledge will be able to take advantage of opportunities in this growth area. Within the program, focus is on key functional areas of business related to entrepreneurship, including business planning, operations, innovation, marketing, and finance. There will also be a focus on legal considerations and ethics.

Trades Leadership

Trades Leadership

This fully online certificate program, designed specifically for tradespersons, provides individuals the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in the area of business leadership. Students will examine functional areas of business related to leadership, change management, innovation, human resources, and project management. There will also be a focus on legal considerations and ethics. Graduates will be well-positioned to manage a small- to medium-sized trades-related business, to start their own trades-related business, or use their newly developed skills and knowledge to improve their existing business. Employment may also be obtained in both the private and public sectors where strong leadership and management skills and the ability to adapt to change are required.

Understanding Human Resources

Understanding Human Resources

This program aims to help novice human resource managers or middle-level managers with portfolios outside of HR to understand the importance of planning for human resources at the strategic level.