A program made up of course masters, curriculums, or other certificate programs into which a student enrolls in order to receive a certificate. Back to top of glossary
A certificate program consists of six (6) to ten (10) one-term courses that provide post-secondary level studies in specific career-related areas and result in the awarding of a Ryerson certificate at the successful completion of all the courses.
Equivalent to one to two years of university study; may be applied toward a Bachelorâ€™s degree.
A specified interdisciplinary program of study leading to an official certificate and notation on the transcript. A certificate program must be taken in conjunction with a formal degree program.
a bundle of several courses in a field of study, from conventional subjects like anthropology to hot new topics like web development
a cluster of somewhat unrelated courses
a coherent grouping of courses from one or more disciplines
a course of credit-bearing study in a specialized area of education, usually job-related
a focused collection of courses that, when completed, affords the student some record of coherent academic accomplishment in a given discipline or set of related disciplines
a formal course of study within the curriculum that is analogous to a college major
a formal program of courses and other work (i
a grouping of classes within a content area that provides the learner with a set of skills related to career development or enhancement
a grouping of related courses designed to enhance marketable skills and promote students in the job market
a group of related courses designed to provide expertise in a particular field
a linked series of credit or non-credit courses that constitutes a coherent body of study in a discipline
an educational program providing participants with in-depth study in a specific area of pharmacy practice
an occupational program that offers career training and courses in a selected career area, for example, accounting
an occupational program that offers specialized career training
an ordered series of courses specially designed to enable its participants to master a particular subject matter in able to advance professionally or personally
a sequence of courses in a specialized academic and/or technical area requiring approximately two or three years of part-time or one year full-time course work
a sequence of courses that provides students with specialized knowledge and skills for personal enrichment, professional advancement, or career change
a sequence of related courses that include an identified set of skills needed for proficiency in a selected area
a series of courses in a concentrated subject matter that you can complete in less time than an academic degree
a series of courses providing in-depth study, so you can get the most up-to-date skills and information you need to excel in your chosen field
a short-term program in a vocational, technical or business field
a specific list of courses in a vocational area
a thematic group of courses within an academic discipline, industry, profession or interest area
Normally a one-year program with verification that the individual has successfully completed the program.
An academic program of study in a specific field intended for occupational training, upgrading or retraining, generally 30 credits or less. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the program.
An organized concentration of study in an approved subject area. These programs are not recognized on a student transcript.
A program designed to build skills in a specific area. Some may require a bachelor's degree prior to starting.
Short-term training in a professional program. Going to school full time, you can usually earn the certificate in one year.
Vocational certificates that represent one or two years of study with 30-60 credit hours of required course work.
A planned group of courses, with fewer requirements than a college degree program, that represents a selected body of knowledge.