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Bite-sized professional learning opportunities

When you need to respond to a quickly changing job market or get back into the workforce, micro-credentials offer a fast and flexible way to upskill or reskill and remain competitive in your industry.

Micro-credential programming allows learners to gain specialized career-developing skills that meet the needs of employers. They can also offer entry pathways to longer credentialed programs or provide ongoing professional development for strategic alignment with current industry standards. 

With 20+ micro-credential programs to choose from, we’ll help you get to where you need to be—and quickly!


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Micro-credentials offered in various fields:

Business &
Communication &
Public Relations
Data, Computing
& Technology
Health, Wellness
& Safety
Museums, Heritage &
Indigenous Culture
Humanities, Social
Sciences & Law
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    3D Graphics and Rendering Essentials for Video Games (3DGR)

    Build on your existing understanding of computer science and gain the fundamental skillset required to develop and manipulate advanced, interactive 3D images used across the creative technology sector, including video game and extended reality application design and development.

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    Applied AI for Administration

    This micro-credential introduces and focuses on artificial intelligence (AI) in administrative applications with specific emphasis on how to use it, when to use it, and how to critically assess results. 

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    Administrative Technology

    This micro-credential equips learners with the critical skills sought by employers to succeed in a computerized office—from software and database management to data analytics skills, cloud-based applications, digital communication and more. 

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    Amateur Landscape and Garden Design

    This micro-credential program will help you master landscape and garden design skills in just 16 weeks. You’ll gain the hands-on knowledge and practice you need to create the yard and garden of your dreams.

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    Business Communication

    This versatile program provides practical information and easily applied strategies to help you become a confident communicator in any industry. With a focus on developing self-assurance, you’ll learn to foster trust, provide clarity and direction, create better relationships and promote team building as you go places in your career.

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    Business Finance

    The Micro-certificate in Business Finance is a comprehensive program that provides a solid foundation in accounting principles, finance and investing. Develop essential skills for success in business, administration and entrepreneurship, while gaining the knowledge to make smart financial decisions to reach your business goals.

  • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA)

    If you are a recent graduate or career professional looking to add relevant and highly marketable skills to your resume or toolkit, these NEW business intelligence and data analytics courses could be just what you need to get the competitive edge in this in-demand field.

  • Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum

    Those working with older adults in long-term, acute and home care will acquire the knowledge and skills to apply an evidence-based approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. Learn how to design, implement and evaluate a fall prevention program.

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    Change Resilience in the Workplace

    This program will equip professional leaders to proactively drive and adapt to strategic transformations within diverse business environments. Through a combination of theoretical understanding and practical application, students develop competencies in change management, leadership and project management.

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    Climate Action Planning

    The Climate Action Planning micro-credential (CAP) is a great opportunity to learn the foundations of planning for climate action. You will develop the skills needed for you as a professional to put into action at all government levels.

  • Collections Management

    Within every object is a story, waiting to be unlocked. Preserving and unlocking the secrets within the cultural production of diverse communities, and sharing their stories with others is what makes history relevant today. This program gives you the skills you need to develop, manage and bring meaning to cultural collections.

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    Crisis Communication for Public Relations Professionals

    In a time characterized by 24-hour news cycles and unparalleled interconnectivity, preserving reputations has become more crucial than ever. This micro-certificate is designed for communicators seeking to enhance their skills by providing them with the expertise to develop, implement and assess robust crisis communication plans.

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    Designing Learning for a Changing Workplace

    The workplace is always evolving like a constant wave, but you have the power to remain steady and not get swept away by constant change. The Micro-certificate in Designing Learning for a Changing Workplace is your opportunity to ride the wave of change and learn how to effectively adapt to it.

  • Designing Learning in a Hybrid Workplace

    Designing Learning in a Hybrid Workplace

    The workplace is changing, and many businesses are realizing the future of work is hybrid. Training employees in this new environment requires a new set of skills. In this online micro-credential program, you will gain the necessary skills to effectively design and deliver training for a hybrid workplace through a series of three short, self-paced and stackable courses.

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    Digital Planning for the Cultural Sector

    Digital Planning for the Cultural Sector provides just-in-time training for professionals in the museum, heritage and cultural sector to develop the critical competencies and skills needed to make informed decisions around the future of digital technologies for cultural organizations.

  • Ecological Restoration

    This non-credit certificate provides advanced ecology training for professionals working in landscape architecture, landscape design and management, forestry, agrology, biology, mining, ecological restoration or environmental practice. The courses will prepare you to conduct site assessments and restoration projects with special attention to the unique challenges presented by altered environments.

  • Emergency Management for Organizational Continuity

    Continuity during a crisis requires thinking three moves ahead. The new Emergency Management for Organizational Continuity program equips learners with the knowledge and skills needed to plan for and maintain business continuity in the event of an emergency such as a natural disaster, pandemic, conflict or cyber-attack.

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    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    This program empowers employers and employees to drive positive change by fostering equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplaces. Participants will learn about intercultural communication, systemic barriers and talent acquisition to transform work environments and promote collaboration.

  • Essential Soft Skills Training
    Micro-certificate| ONLINE

    The Essential Soft Skills Training (ESST) micro-credential is a new five-week, part-time, instructor-led online program that will build learners’ competencies in critical soft skills: organizational skills, communication skills, critical thinking, and team-building.

  • Health Terminology and Interoperability Standards

    The Health Terminology and Interoperability Standards professional certificate is a one-year, part-time, online non-credit program. After graduation from the program, you will be eligible for the Canadian College of Health Information Management Certified Terminology Standards Specialist (CTSS) credential.

  • Inclusive Leadership Strategies (ILS)

    The Inclusive Leadership Strategies program is designed to empower emerging and established leaders with essential competencies to effectively navigate and lead within diverse workplace environments. You will gain practical leadership skills to foster positive organizational cultures where everyone feels valued.

  • Indigenous Cultural Stewardship

    Weaving together a more respectful and inclusive cultural sector. This micro-credential provides the knowledge and skills to recognize, revitalize, protect and celebrate Indigenous cultural heritage. Make positive and sustainable change in the museum and heritage sector.

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    Indigenous Language Documentation

    Documentation plays a key role in language reclamation. This new micro-credential will give you skills in audio/video recording and editing, working with archival materials, creating resources, and best practices for collecting and safeguarding Elders' voices and cultural knowledge.

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    Intellectual and Cultural Property Law

    Gain a deeper understanding of intellectual property laws, not only federally and provincially but with a focus on Indigenous intellectual property laws, customs and traditions. With a robust and interdisciplinary learning environment, our program integrates a unique perspective on legal principles and concepts.

  • LiDAR Fundamentals for Climate Change Risk Analysis

    This micro-credential program will equip students to use and analyze LiDAR data. Using remote sensing survey data via LiDAR, students will gain skills to analyze wildfire risk, mining, flood mapping, coastal zone conservation, agriculture, urban development, transportation and other industries.

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    Mapping with Drones

    Do you want to take your connection to our planet to new heights? Capture detailed images from the sky for mapping landscapes and monitoring environmental change. Develop your analytical skills to identify real world features and structures in ways that allow you to provide detailed assessments of our planet. Soar to new perspectives with Mapping with Drones.

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    Marketing Communication

    The Micro-certificate in Marketing Communication introduce learners to marketing theory and practices, communication planning and social media communications.

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    Modern Border Management: (Im)migration and Mobility

    This micro-credential program will examine local and regional changes affecting the politics and policies of cross border regions and transboundary people.

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    Modern Border Management: Law of Borders and Cross-Border Laws

    Navigate the complexities of border laws through a comprehensive exploration of diverse legal concepts.

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    Modern Border Management: Trade and Customs

    This micro-credential program will explore how the regulatory environment of trading networks redesigns borders functionally and changes customs policies and practices.

  • Organizational Preparedness and Adaptability

    A six-week online program to help you become more proactive, rather than reactive, and to prepare your organization to withstand any crisis. Put the right plans in place to keep your organization moving forward.

  • Palliative Care Pharmacy

    This online program enables pharmacists to acquire the specialized knowledge to support palliative care patients and their families, as well as other members of the interprofessional team, in pain and symptom management, deprescribing, addressing adverse events, and use of opioids and cannabis.

  • Population Health Data Analysis

    Every piece of data tells a story. This program will prepare you to tell that story. Learn a broad array of techniques to analyze and interpret health data through online discussions, assignments and practical data analysis applications. Each course introduces relevant analytical approaches and provides you with the knowledge and evaluative tools to discern how to apply them in practice.

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    Practical Leadership for Technology and Engineering (PLTE)

    This micro-credential program provides learners with the high-demand, leadership soft skills needed for effective communication, active listening, team-building, conflict resolution and feedback processes within an environment specific to engineering management, technology and geomatics.

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    Professional Communication in the Workplace

    This program offers a holistic understanding of the real-world applications of AI in domains such as business, marketing, healthcare or finance, and addresses the built-in biases of AI development and deployment to ensure users are prepared to assess and critically engage with AI in the workplace.

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    Strategies and Actions for Independent Living (SAIL)

    This short, practical fall prevention micro-credential program is designed for home health care aides who provide day-to-day in-home care for frail older adults, to help their clients live independently and safely at home.

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

    TEFL will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to teach with authority and find employment with a respected school. It will also prepare you to navigate the demands of a changing marketplace and the stresses of living and working in a new country.

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    Teaching English Language Learning

    As a K-12 teacher, you can now earn a Micro-certificate in Teaching English Language Learning by completing two online courses offered through Continuing Studies at UVic.

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    Teaching the Holocaust

    This program is specifically designed for in-service and pre-service secondary school teachers preparing to integrate Holocaust education into their classrooms. It is also open to educators engaged in Holocaust education.

  • Unity® Game Development Specialist

    Unity® Game Development Specialist

    This intensive 18-week micro-credential program provides learners with a robust foundation and the agility to rapidly cultivate expertise in crafting captivating content for virtual environments in the growing gaming and creative technology sector.

  • Visitor and Community Engagement

    Visitor and Community Engagement

    As a museum, heritage or cultural professional, you know that so much of your work is about making connections. This program brings focus and increased understanding to the skills and strategies needed to build and maintain relationships with diverse communities so organizations can better engage and serve their public⁠(s).

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    Wound Care for Clients Experiencing Inequities

    Learn to apply the latest best practices in wound management in a context of harm reduction and trauma-informed care for clients experiencing inequities, including individuals living in high-risk environments, experiencing homelessness or using substances.

  • Wound Management for Health Professionals

    Proficient wound management is an ever-present challenge for professional health care clinicians. Chronic and acute wound prevention and treatment requires a strong foundation of theory combined with evidence-based practice. This online program for health care professionals combines the most current information and trends in wound care.

  • Coming soon: new programs

    We are working on a number of exciting new programs exploring the latest in a wide range of topics, taught in small-class and online learning environments. Join our email lists and we'll let you know once details become available.