About Our Credentials

Whether you pursue a part-time, four-course Associate Certificate or invest a few months in a full-time Accelerated Diploma our flexible programs are designed to meet your personal and career development goals.

Here you'll find an overview of our program credentials with details on course load, hours of instruction, learning objectives, and typical students.

Certificate Programs

Advance your career or explore your interests through courses that focus on practice and theory, and cover a discipline in depth. Most certificate programs are designed for part-time study, and a few are delivered full-time or in an intensive format. Some programs accept one group of students per session (a cohort) that works through the program together.

  • 4-16 courses / 150 hours or more of study
  • Designed for professionals with one to three years of work experience or more

Associate Certificate Programs

Associate Certificate programs comprise a series of courses that deepen your skills in a subject area in which you may already have some experience. Programs are designed for part-time study, with courses offered in-class or online and often laddering into UBC Certificate programs.

  • 4-6 courses / 55-150 hours of study
  • Designed for professionals with three or more years of work experience