This part-time online certificate is designed for individuals who have a background or interest in business, marketing, advertising, communications, or web design who want to learn about the dynamic field of social media and digital communications, which has changed the way organizations interact and communicate with customers and employees.

Learners will gain the practical skills and knowledge needed to effectively use and leverage social and digital media tools required by today`s employers, and will learn about social media marketing and strategies, including best practices and cautions; emerging technologies and tools; and communicating to different target groups using different digital communication tools.

Requirements & Program Information

Entrance and Certificate Requirements

  • Students must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or be 19 years of age or older.
  • Students must successfully complete all courses within 7 years of acceptance into the program in order to graduate.
  • Students must obtain a G.P.A. of 2.0 or 60% or higher to obtain this certificate.


Upon successful completion of the online Social Media and Digital Communications certificate program, students will obtain a Sault College certificate.

Career Path

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.jobbank.gc.ca.

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