Back in 1966 when Education Minister Bill Davis introduced Centennial College as the first college of applied arts and technology, it was thought that the new post-secondary education model might become a steppingstone to university.
For years it did just that, but a new trend emerged in the early 1990s: University graduates were coming to college to acquire career-oriented skills and knowledge to augment their degrees.
Centennial’s Graduate Certificate programs are intense, one-year offerings tailored for graduates who want to deepen their expertise in a niche career field and enhance their résumés. Here are a few of the almost 50 programs that can open doors to new opportunities:
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALISM
Learn to produce insightful, relevant reporting for multiple platforms. Complete a six-week field placement and develop a critical voice essential to practitioners.
Like food? Study the delicious links between tourism marketing and gastronomy, wine, food traditions and cultures to develop successful food tourism enterprises.
MOBILE APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT
Develop mobile apps for Google Android and Apple iOS devices, and cover advanced subjects in web and enterprise technology, user interface, user experience (UX) and emerging technologies.
Event planners are in high demand for corporate functions, trade shows and festivals. Event design, sponsorship and risk management courses are complemented with skills in budgeting, marketing and human resources.
WORKPLACE WELLNESS AND HEALTH PROMOTION
Gain knowledge in designing, implementing and evaluating health promotion strategies to enhance the wellbeing of individuals and groups within corporate and community settings.