2 Years - 4 Semesters
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Program Code: 1229


In this two-year Ontario Graduate Certificate program, students will learn how to work closely with the subject matter and industry experts to create online training and educational modules that will meet the diverse needs of varying audiences. 


Students will learn how to work with the following technological tools to support the design and development of eLearning and training materials: Articulate 360, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Web Conferencing and Authoring Tools, and Learning Management Systems. 


Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to assess learning and training needs, in a Canadian setting, and create an effective eLearning and training online learning experience that meets the needs of various target groups and audiences. Graduates will be employable in any industry that values and supports lifelong learning, training, upskilling, and development. 


This program incorporates a Canadian context to eLearning theory and educational development and is supported by a capstone project in the second semester, which will draw together all the technical skills developed in the year of study.


In Semester Four, students will apply the knowledge and skills they gained throughout the program, in a work placement. Students will participate in either a paid work placement (co-op), or an unpaid work placement (field placement). Both options have 280 hours of participation.

Students entering this program will require a laptop and second monitor, wireless keyboard, mouse and headset. Students will be required to purchase Articulate 360, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator software, and require hardware that supports these technical requirements. During the first week of class students will be advised of the requirement to purchase a Quality Matters Student Subscription (approximately $100 CAD).

Requirements & Program Information

Ontario College Diploma, or Ontario College Advanced Diploma, or Degree, or equivalent. 

Applicants, whose first language is not English, must provide proof of English proficiency. Sault College accepts the TOEFL, or IELTS, or equivalent test to satisfy our English admission requirements.

Educational Paths

As this program provides for specific, practical skills in educational and mobile technologies as well as instructional design for the classroom, this program will be of great interest to prospective students with a College Diploma, Advanced Diploma, or University Degree in education or educational-related fields. 

The graduate certificate will serve as a pathway opportunity for diploma and advanced diplomas. At Sault College, it may be of particular interest to graduates of Early Childhood Education Business, and Computer Studies programs


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