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 program 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
What will I get?
Students who complete this program will receive a Professional Certificate.
Courses in this program are delivered online. Courses are scheduled at convenient times, allowing you to complete the program at a pace that fits your life.
You should plan on studying and working approximately 6 hours per week per course.
Online learning fits into busy schedules by taking the learning experience out of the traditional classroom. Students have online access to instructors, fellow learners, and learning materials.
Before taking your first online course, we recommended taking our free course: Digital Skills for Learning Online
3 Courses, 110 Hours
All Continuing Education programs are developed with part-time learners in mind. The Adult and Community Education Certificate is a 110-hour program.
The length of time it takes to complete this program varies by student. If you take one course per term, you will likely complete the program in one year. You will complete the program faster if you take multiple courses per term.
The approximate cost to complete the Adult and Community Education Certificate is $1,952.
This includes the $105 admission fee.
You do not require a degree or diploma to apply for admission to this program. You can take individual courses to start, and apply later.
The admission fee is $105.
To apply, you must meet the following requirements:
- 18 years of age or older
- Grade 12 diploma (recommended)
- Relevant work experience (recommended)
- If English is not your first language, you must meet the English language proficiency requirements
Programs change from time to time, so we recommend that you apply for admission as early as possible. Once admitted, your requirements to complete the program will not change – even if the program changes. You can be confident that completed and eligible courses will apply to your program.Apply for Admission
On completion of this program, you may wish to pursue studies in another.
Upon completing the Adult and Community Education Certificate, full credit may be transferred towards the Certificate in Adult Learning specializing in Adult and Community Education.
If you wish to pursue another program:
- Complete the Application for Admission for your next program
- Contact us to request transfer of the equivalent course credits
The transfer of course credits will not happen without your request.
Each year, scholarships and 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 the following awards:
- Continuing Education Endowment Award
- Continuing Education Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Entrance Awards
- Continuing Education Indigenous Entrance Awards
- Culbert Family Award for Philanthropy
- Esmail and Safana Bharwani Award
- Esmail and Safana Bharwani Entrance Awards
- Red Rose Award for Personal Development
It is the student's responsibility to ensure all requirements for graduation are fulfilled.
See Graduation for details.
This program does not qualify students to apply for an international study permit.
International students who wish to live and work in Canada should consider our International Professional Programs.
Get a 5% discount
Receive a discount of 5% per course by registering for all three courses at the same time.
Register online or by calling 403-220-2866 or 1-866-220-4992. Some restrictions may apply (i.e., all courses must take place within the current academic year).