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Broaden your perspectives and knowledge base by delving into a new discipline.

Complementing your degree with one of our certificate options gives you transferable knowledge from a different discipline, giving you a well-rounded, interdisciplinary edge in the post-graduate job market.

Students may apply for admission at algomau.ca/apply or email info@algomau.ca for further information.

Graduate Certificates

Graduate certificates are for students who have already completed a degree or a diploma, who are looking to add a new skill set to complement their existing knowledge base. Browse the options below to find a Graduate Certificate that fits your career goals and interests.

*Available in Sault Ste. Marie and Brampton – May 2022 and Sept 2022. Please review the application deadlines that may apply to you if you are an International Student.

The Graduate Certificate in Business is a one-year program designed for students whose main interest is in acquiring basic knowledge and skills in business to enter or reenter the workforce quickly. It is suitable for students who already hold another degree but desire some business skills to complement their work experience
and previous education.

All courses taken as part of the Graduate Certificate in Business may be applied toward a Bachelor of Business Administration degree should the student meet the entrance requirements of that degree. Students may complete the Graduate Certificate in Business on either a full-time or part-time basis by completing the following courses:

Semester 1

ECON 1006 Introduction to Microeconomics
ADMN 1016 Introduction to Canadian Business
ADMN 1126 Introductory Financial Accounting I
ADMN 1206 Management Skills and Secondary Research Methods
ADMN 2406 Social and Ethical Issues in Business

Semester 2

ECON 1007 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ADMN 1207 Quantitative Management Decision Making
ADMN 1306 Commercial Law
ADMN 2556 Finance and Accounting for Non-Business Majors
ADMN 3136 Organizational Behaviour

Admission Requirements: a university degree or college diploma in any field – a minimum of 60% average [C] for university students, a minimum of 70% [B] for college students. International applicants must provide documentation of language proficiency as per Algoma University’s current language requirements.

Applicants for this program must not have a post-graduate credential in the same or closely related field.
Applicants for this program must have completed Gr. 12 University Stream Mathematics or equivalent courses at the university or college level. Applicants without the required Mathematics may receive an alternate offer of admission.

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*Intakes currently suspended.

Popular media suggests computer science graduates will be in high demand in the coming years. IT World Canada claims Canada will need an additional 182,000 people to fill positions such as information system analysts, web technicians, software engineers, database developers, database administrators, and computer network operators by 2019. Would you like to enter into Canada’s emerging tech industry? Our one-year Graduate Certificate in Computing has been developed to combine theoretical and practical aspects of computing, to enable you to become an effective professional in the computing industry. During this certificate program, students will acquire essential computer programming skills by taking Introduction to Computer Science I & II (COSC1046/1047) and Data Structures I & II (2006/2007). Students will also gain a thorough understanding of the theories and technologies of computer operating systems, computer networks, system analysis and design, web development, mobile application development as well as database management.

Course Requirements:
COSC 1046 Introduction to Computer Science I*
COSC 1047 Introduction to Computer Science II*
COSC 2006 Data Structures I
COSC 2007 Data Structures II
COSC 2406 Assembly Language Programming
Four additional courses (12 credits) in upper-year Computer Science (COSC) or Information Technology (ITEC)
MATH 1056 Discrete Mathematics I

Admission Requirements: university degree or college diploma in any field other than Computer Science, Information Science or equivalent – minimum of 60% average [C] for university students, minimum of 70% [B] for college students. International applicants must provide documentation of language proficiency as per Algoma University’s current language requirements.

Applicants for this program must not have a post-graduate credential in the same or closely related field.

Graduation Requirements: Minimum grade of 60% in required introductory courses* and 60% overall average in all courses required for the certificate.

 

*Available in Sault Ste. Marie only.
**Available for September 2022 intake.

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science is an integrative certificate that allows students to continue their education focused on the expanding field of Environmental Science. Our wide variety of courses gives certificate students a flexible, relevant, high-quality education with a particular focus on research allowing them to expand their expertise in Environmental Science. Course offerings span Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Geology, allowing students to customize their certificate to their area of interest.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS:
Chemistry Course List (3 required courses)
CHMI 1006 General Chemistry I*
CHMI 1007 General Chemistry II*
ENVS 1006 Introduction to Environmental Science*

Science Course List (Choice of four courses)
BIOL 2056 Principles of Scientific Inquiry
BIOL 3007 Molecular Cell Biology
BIOL 3396 Ecology
BIOL 3977 Conservation Biology
BIOL 4016 Field Studies in Biology
BIOL 4306 Aquatic Biology
BIOL 4506 Invasive Species Biology
ENVS 2556 Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis
ENVS 3106 Pollution
ENVS 3206 Environmental Chemistry
ENVS 3456 Environmental Science Internship
ENVS 3596 Limnology
ENVS 3626 Epidemiology
ENVS 3906 Special Topics in Environmental Science
ENVS 4696 Toxicology
ENVS 4706 Soil Science
GEOL 1021 Understanding the Earth: The Planet and its Internal Processes
GEOL 1022 Understanding the Earth: The Earth’s Crust, Rocks, and Minerals

Humanities/Social Science Course List (Choice of three courses)
BIOL/PHIL 2216 Principles of Environmental Ethics
BIOL/PHIL 2217 Topics in Environmental Ethics
ECON 2056 Economics of Natural Resources
ECON 2057 Environmental Economics and Policies
GEOG1026 Introduction to Physical Geography
GEOG 1027 Introduction to Human Geography
GEOG 2017 Introduction to GIS
GEOG 2106 Geomorphology I
GEOG 2107 Geomorphology II
GEOG 2996 The Great Lakes: Resources, People, and the Environment
GEOG 3037 Remote Sensing and the Environment
GEOG 3076 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
GEOG 3307 Indigenous Knowledge and Natural Resources Management
GEOG 4296 Impact Assessment and Resource Management
GEOG 4407 Natural Resources & the Environment: Policy and Practice
JURI 2316 Environmental Law (3 credits)
PHIL 1116 Critical Thinking
POLI 3756 Politics and the Environment
SOCI 3227 Environmental Sociology

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
University undergraduate degree with a minimum of 70% or (B) overall average. International
applicants must provide documentation of language proficiency as per Algoma University’s current language requirements.

Applicants for this program must not have a post-graduate credential in the same or closely related field.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum grade of 60% in required introductory courses* and 60% overall average in all courses
required for the certificate.

Language Requirements: IELTS of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 on all bands.
For other English Language Test requirements, please visit: algomau.ca/students/internationalstudents/admissions-requirements

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*Available in Sault Ste. Marie only.
**Available for September 2022 intake.

The Graduate Certificate in Health Science is a multidisciplinary program, that provides students with a wide variety of course options related to the field of Health Sciences. The certificate approaches the topic of Health Sciences from the viewpoint of multiple disciplines (Biology, Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology) and allows students to customize the certificate to their particular career goals and interests.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS:
Chemistry Course List (Two courses)
CHMI 1006 General Chemistry I*
CHMI 1007 General Chemistry II*

Biology Course List (Choice of three courses)
BIOL 2007 Genetics
BIOL 2026 Microbiology
BIOL 3126 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
BIOL 3127 Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 3626 Epidemiology
BIOL 4256 Nutritional Science
BIOL 4596 Special Topics in Health Science

Psychology Course List (Choice of three courses)
PSYC 2617 Human Neuropsychology
PSYC 3506 Neuropharmacology
PSYC 3606 Psychopathology
PSYC 3607 Psychopathology Il
PSYC 4206 Philosophical Foundations of Clinical and Counselling Psychology
PSYC 4207 Practical Approaches to Psychotherapy
PSYC 4596 Special Topics in Health Sciences

Elective Course List (Choice of two courses)
BIOL 3556 Concepts in Health Informatics
ENGL 1006 Reading for Life
ENGL 1007 Writing for Life
PHIL 1116 Critical Thinking
PHIL 2346 Principles of Biomedical Ethics
PHIL 2347 Biomedical Ethics: Case Studies
SOCI 2156 Critical Analysis of the Canadian Health System
SOCI 2406 Sociology of Mental Health
SOCI 3817 Sociology of Aging
*Students admitted to the certificate program who have completed the introductory Chemistry
courses may complete two additional courses from the Biology Course List or one or both of:
BIOL 3716/CHMI 3016 Biochemistry I
BIOL 3717/CHMI 3017 Biochemistry II
**Students admitted to the certificate program that have equivalent courses from their undergraduate degree program will complete other courses from the respective lists.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
University undergraduate degree with a minimum of 75% or (B+] overall average. International
applicants must provide documentation of language proficiency as per Algoma University’s current language requirements.

Applicants for this program must not have a post-graduate credential in the same or closely related field.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum grade of 60% in required introductory courses* and 60% overall average in all courses
required for the certificate.

Language Requirements: IELTS of 6.0 Overall with a minimum of 6.0 on all individual bands.
For other English Language requirements, please visit: algomau.ca/students/international-students/admissions-requirements

 

*Available in Sault Ste. Marie and Brampton – May 2022 and Sept 2022. Please review the application deadlines that may apply to you if you are an International Student.

The four-semester (16-month) Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Business Management prepares students for a career as a Human Resources professional with basic business knowledge to enter or re-enter the workforce quickly. It is suitable for students who already hold another degree but want to acquire skills in business management and HR to complement their work experience and previous education.

Students may complete the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Business Management on either a full-time or part-time basis by completing the following courses:

YEAR 1 – SEMESTER ONE
ADMN 1016 Introduction to Canadian Business
ADMN 1126 Introductory Financial Accounting I
ADMN 1206 Management Skills and Secondary Research Methods
ADMN 2406 Social & Ethical Issues in Business
ECON 1006 Introduction to Microeconomics

YEAR 1 – SEMESTER TWO
ADMN 1207 Quantitative Management Decision-Making
ADMN 1306 Commercial Law
ADMN 2017 Managing the Not-For-Profit Organization
ADMN 2556 Finance and Accounting for Non-business Majors
ECON 1007 Introduction to Macroeconomics

YEAR 2 – SEMESTER THREE
ADMN 2906 Occupational Health & Safety Management
ADMN 3126 Marketing Concepts
ADMN 3136 Organizational Behaviour
ADMN 3216 Recruitment and Selection
ADMN 4896 Current Topics I

YEAR 2 – SEMESTER FOUR
ADMN 2916 Compensation
ADMN 2926 Training and Development
ADMN 3137 Management of Human Resources
ADMN 3206 Human Resource Planning
ADMN 4976 Industrial and Labor Relations in Canada

CHRP/CHRL DESIGNATION
Qualified students can pursue their CHRP and/or CHRL designation upon successful completion of HR courses. Students should refer to www.hrpa.ca for more information. All courses taken as part of the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource and Business Management may be applied toward a Bachelor of Business Administration degree should the student meet the entrance requirements.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Students who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree/diploma or an Algoma University Graduate Certificate, with a 65% average or country equivalent, are eligible to enroll in this program. Applicants for this program must not have a post-graduate credential in the same or closely related field.

Applicants for this program must have completed Gr. 12 University Stream Mathematics or equivalent courses at the university or college level. Applicants without the required Mathematics may receive an alternate offer of admission.

Start classes in September, January, or May. There are limited spots available in the Graduate Certificate Human Resources and Business Management at our Brampton campus.

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*Available in Sault Ste. Marie and Brampton – May 2022 and Sept 2022. Please review the application deadlines that may apply to you if you are an International Student.

The two-semester (8-month) Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management prepares students for a career as a Human Resources professional. It is suitable for students who already hold another degree but desire skills in the HR field to complement their work experience and previous education.

All courses taken as part of the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management may be applied toward a Bachelor of Business Administration degree should the student meet the entrance requirements. Students may complete the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources on either a full-time or part-time basis by completing the following courses:

SEMESTER ONE – FALL/ WINTER/ SPRING

  • ADMN 1206 Management Skills and Secondary Research Methods
  • ADMN 2906 Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • ADMN 2916 Compensation
  • ADMN 3136 Organizational Behaviour
  • ADMN 4976 Industrial and Labour

SEMESTER TWO – FALL/ WINTER/ SPRING

  • ADMN 2556 Finance and Accounting for Non-Business Majors
  • ADMN 2926 Training and Development
  • ADMN 3137 Management of Human Resources
  • ADMN 3206 Human Resource Planning
  • ADMN 3216 Recruitment and Selection

CHRP/CHRL DESIGNATION
Qualified students can pursue their CHRP and/or CHRL designation upon successful completion of HR courses. Students should refer to www.hrpa.ca for more information. All courses taken as part of the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource and Business Management may be applied toward a Bachelor of Business Administration degree should the student meet the entrance requirements.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Students who have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate or previously completed an undergraduate degree/diploma with a 65% average or equivalent are eligible to enroll in this program.

Applicants for this program must not have a post-graduate credential in the same or closely related field.

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*Available in Sault Ste. Marie – May 2022 and Brampton – Sept 2022. Please review the application deadlines that may apply to you if you are an International Student.

It’s nearly impossible to think of any aspect of modern business that does not rely on Information and Communication Technology (ICT). ICT capability is an essential element of business success and jobs with these high-demand skills are continuing to expand rapidly. Designed for students with a bachelor’s degree or college diploma outside of the field, our graduate Graduate Certificate in Information Technology will provide you with the specialist skills you need to ignite your career in ICT. You will gain essential skills in programming, software development, object-oriented analysis and design, web technologies and databases, e-business strategy, and project management, which will complement your existing critical thinking and communication abilities. Information and Communication Technology skills can improve job prospects as well as productivity for those already involved in the field.

Course Requirements:
SEMESTER ONE (MOSTLY CONDENSED COURSES WITH SPECIFIC DATES)

  • COSC 1046 Introduction to Computer Science I, with lab*
  • COSC 1047 Introduction to Computer Science II, with lab*
  • COSC 2006 Data Structures I, with lab
  • ITEC 2706 Mobile Technology: Design and Use
  • MATH 1056 Discrete Mathematics I

SEMESTER TWO

  • COSC 2307 Database Programming or COSC 2956 Internet Tools
  • COSC 3707 Techniques of Systems Analysis
  • ITEC 2707 E-Business Strategy, Architecture and Design
  • ITEC 3506 Software Engineering
  • ITEC 3706 Software Engineering Project Management

Admission Requirements: degree or college diploma in any field – minimum of 60% [C] for university
students, a minimum of 70% [B] for college students. International applicants must
provide documentation of language proficiency as per Algoma University’s current
language requirements.

Applicants for this program must not have a post-graduate credential in the same or closely related field.

Graduation Requirements: Minimum grade of 60% in required introductory courses* and 60% overall average in all courses required for the certificate.

*Intakes currently suspended.

The Graduate Certificate in Mobile Software Development enables learners to apply the foundational skills of computer science to the development of applications and systems that implement the use of mobile devices in modern computer systems. Students will study the range of applications of mobile devices and will learn to develop applications on a variety of mobile platforms. Graduates will be able to apply the use of mobile devices in business, industry, social media, and gaming.

Course Requirements:
COSC 2596 Interaction Design and Testing*
COSC 3596 Mobile Application Development I*
COSC 3707 Techniques of Systems Analysis
COSC 3756 Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
COSC 4086 Fourth Year Project I
COSC 4596 Mobile Application Development II
ITEC 2706 Mobile Technology: Design and Use
ITEC 3706 Software Engineering Project Management
Six credits in upper year COSC/ITEC

Admission Requirements: degree or college diploma in Computer Science, Information Science, or equivalent – minimum of 60% average [C] for university students, minimum of 70% [B] for college students. International applicants must provide documentation of language proficiency as per Algoma University’s current language requirements.

Applicants for this program must not have a post-graduate credential in the same or closely related field. Algoma University reserves the right to refuse any application that doesn’t demonstrate proficient computer programming skills.

Graduation Requirements: Minimum grade of 60% in required introductory courses* and 60% overall average in all courses required for the certificate.

May 2022 – All applications closed.

Sept 2022- Applications are now open. Please review the application deadlines that may apply to you if you are an International Student.

The Project Management program is a four-semester (20-month) Graduate Certificate program. The university has completed an update of this graduate certificate program. Commencing in May 2022, the updated program will be known as the “Graduate Certificate in Project Management”. The previous version of the program, “the Graduate Certificate in Project Management: Resiliency and Innovation”, will simultaneously run its final intake in May 2022.

May 2022 and previous intakes
Brampton and Sault Ste. Marie Campuses

Final Intake of the Graduate Certificate in Project Management: Resilience and Innovation

May 2022 intake and future intakes
Brampton Campus

First intake of Graduate Certificate in Project Management – (Professional and Continuing Education Program)

Please note that transfers between the two versions of the program for the May 2022 intake are not available. Students who do not receive a study visa decision in time to register for their May 2022 studies will be required to defer to the next available intake of the Graduate Certificate in Project Management. No additional intakes of Resilience and Innovation will be available.

Deferral Policy: Click here to review our deferral policy and deadlines.

Updated Admission Requirements January 2022 and beyond: degree or college diploma in any field – a minimum of 65% average [C] for university students, a minimum of 70% [B] for college students. International applicants must provide documentation of language proficiency as per Algoma University’s current language requirements.

Applicants for this program must not have a post-graduate credential in the same or closely related field.

Previous Admission Requirements September 2021 and earlier: degree or college diploma in any field – a minimum of 60% average [C] for university students, a minimum of 70% [B] for college students. International applicants must provide documentation of language proficiency as per Algoma University’s current language requirements.

Applicants for this program must not have a post-graduate credential in the same or closely related field.

Undergraduate Certificates

Undergraduate certificates are ideal for students who wish to pursue an additional credential over the course of their degree program in a different discipline, or for students who wish to attend part-time to work towards a credential. These certificates are only available on a part-time basis and are intended to compliment a student’s other credentials.

Certificate programs require 30 credits from the certificate discipline. Students are required to achieve a minimum overall average of 60 percent to be awarded the certificate.

Additionally, students are required to complete introductory course requirements with a minimum grade of 60 percent for academic progression. Students who have passed discipline-specific introductory courses without the required 60 percent grade may complete the introductory courses concurrently with upper year courses in year two of their program.

Students who are applying for a certificate program in conjunction with a degree program will not be able to apply for a ‘minor’ in that discipline.

*Available in Sault Ste. Marie only.

Students will complete the Interdisciplinary Aboriginal Learning Certificate by completing the following courses:

OJIB 1016/1017 and
24 additional credits from the following list: All ANIS courses, all OJIB courses, and HIST 2116/2117, MUSC 2067, JURI/POLI 3106/3107, SWRK 3406/3407

The Aviation Management Certificate (AMC) is a one year (three semester) certificate that is designed to meet the growing demands in the aviation industry.

The certificate provides both flight (Brampton) and non-flight (Sault Ste. Marie and Brampton) options, with current courses relevant to the aviation industry and external certification opportunities you can pursue!

The AMC allows professionals with college-level education to upgrade their skills to the university level without a commitment of 3-4 years.

For high school students, the AMC presents an excellent opportunity to learn and develop aviation industry specific skills. The certificate is also ideal for aviation professionals looking to upgrade their skills and abilities to management level allowing for more opportunities for professional development within their current and/or future organization.

 

SEMESTER ONE (3 courses)
AVIA 2206 Aviation Safety Management Systems
AVIA 2706 Aviation Quality Assurance
AVIA 2806 Fundamentals of Aviation Law and Regulations

SEMESTER TWO (4 courses)
AVIA 3306 Airline Management
AVIA 3506 Procurement and Supply Chain Management
AVIA 3706 Air Traffic Control and Dispatch Operations
AVIA 3806 Airline Finance and Economics

SEMESTER THREE (3 courses)
AVIA 4206 Corporate Aviation Management
AVIA 4406 Crew Resource Management
AVIA 4506 Commercial Drone Operations

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
International Admissions are unique to International Curriculums with English language requirements.
Admissions are based on secondary school credentials. Domestic students require a minimum average of 70% required, with Six Grade 12 U/M courses including ENG4U and two U/M MATH (MDM4U recommended). Start classes in September, January, or May. There are limited spots available in the Aviation Management Certificate at the Brampton and Sault Ste. Marie campuses.

 

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*Available in Sault Ste. Marie only.

The Certificate in Business is a one-year program designed for students whose main interest is in acquiring basic knowledge and skills in business to enter or re-enter the workforce quickly. It is suitable for students who already hold another degree but desire some business skills to complement their work experience and previous education. All courses taken as part of the Certificate in Business may be applied toward a Bachelor of Business Administration degree should the student meet the entrance requirements of that degree.

Students may complete the Certificate in Business on either a full-time or part-time basis by completing the following courses:

ADMN 1016 Introduction to Canadian Business
ADMN 1126 Introductory Financial Accounting I
ADMN 1127 Introductory Financial Accounting II
ADMN 1206 Management Skills and Secondary Research Methods
ADMN 1207 Quantitative Management Decision-Making
ADMN 1306 Commercial Law
ECON 1006 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 1007 Introduction to Macroeconomics

Additional 6 credits in upper-year ADMN courses (recommended courses include
ADMN 2017, ADMN 3136 or ADMN 3137)

 

*This certificate is not available to Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree students. Additionally, the Certificate in Business is not available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Economics (BA4.FNEC).

As the first university in Ontario to offer esports programming, Algoma University School of Business and Economics is launching The Business of Esports Certificate in September 2022. This certificate is a one year, two semester, program that will provide the relevant skills to an esports enthusiast looking to work in the esport industry as well as entrepreneurs who want to develop their own personal brand within the industry.

The Business of Esports graduates will receive a certificate in The Business of Esports. The 10 course (30 credit) certificate, provides those interested in working and managing the business side of esports an opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and abilities they will need to be successful in this industry.

The Business of Esports certificate will provide students with current courses relevant to the needs of the esports industry. Our students will have contact with, and access to, subject matter experts who have real-world relevant experience and networking opportunities that will enhance their careers. Students in this program will have the opportunity to participate in academic esports events and tournaments and gain valuable knowledge through experiential learning opportunities.

 

FIRST SEMESTER: FALL/ WINTER/ SPRING

ADMN 1706 Introduction to Esports
ADMN 1707 Understanding Esports Infrastructure
ADMN 2706 Marketing Strategy for Esports
ADMN 2707 Fundamentals of Esports Management
ADMN 2756 Production, Content Creation, and Broadcasting for Esports

 

SECOND SEMESTER: FALL/ WINTER/ SPRING

ADMN 3706 Education and Personal Wellness Within Esports
ADMN 3707 Brand Activation and Sponsorship for Esports
ADMN 3756 Event Planning for Esports
ADMN 4706 Esports in the Global Market
ADMN 4707 Esports Law

 

Students may complete the Certificate in The Business of Esport on either a full-time or part-time basis. All courses taken as part of the The Business of Esports Certificate may be applied toward a Bachelor of Business Administration degree should the student meet the entrance requirements.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Students who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree/diploma, Graduate Certificate with a 70% average or equivalent are eligible to enroll in this program. Start classes in September, January, or May. There are limited spots available in The Business of Esport Certificate so hurry up and apply!

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*Available in Sault Ste. Marie only.

Students will complete the Certificate in Human Resources Management by completing the following courses:

ADMN 1206 Management Skills and Secondary Research Methods
ADMN 2556 Finance and Accounting for Non Business Majors (not available to B.B.A. students)
ADMN 3136 Organizational Behaviour
ADMN 3137 Management of Human Resources
ADMN 2906 Occupational Health and Safety Management
ADMN 2916 Compensation
ADMN 2926 Training and Development
ADMN 3206 Human Resource Planning
ADMN 3216 Recruitment and Selection
ADMN 4976 Industrial and Labour Relations in Canada

*This certificate is not available to Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree students.

*Available in Sault Ste. Marie only.

Students will complete the Certificate in Marketing Management by completing the following courses:

ADMN 1206 Management Skills and Secondary Research Methods
ADMN 2506 Business Statistics
ADMN 2607 Introduction to Management Science
ADMN 3126 Marketing Concepts
ADMN 3127 Service Marketing

18 credits from the following list:
ADMN 2507 Business Statistics II
ADMN 4336 Marketing Communications
ADMN 4346 Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations
ADMN 4367 Advanced Marketing Planning
ADMN 4376 International Marketing
ADMN 4896 Current Topics in Administration II
ADMN 4936 Marketing Research I
ADMN 4937 Marketing on the Internet
ADMN 4946 Consumer Behaviour
ADMN 4947 Advertising Theory and Practice
ADMN 4957 Marketing Research II
ADMN 4995 Research Project

*This certificate is not available to Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree students.

*Available in Sault Ste. Marie only.

Students will complete the Certificate in Accounting by completing the following courses:

ADMN 2106 Intermediate Accounting I
ADMN 2107 Intermediate Accounting II
ADMN 3106 Management Accounting and Control I
ADMN 3107 Management Accounting and Control II
ADMN 4816 Personal Taxation: An Accounting Perspective
ADMN 4817 Corporate Taxation: An Accounting Perspective
ADMN 4827 External Auditing I
ADMN 4836 Advanced Financial Accounting I
ADMN 4837 Advanced Financial Accounting II

3 credits from:
ADMN 4856 Information Systems
ADMN 4866 Advanced Cost Accounting Topics

*This certificate is not available to Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree students.

*Available in Sault Ste. Marie only.

A stand-alone certificate in Community Economic and Social Development is available to non-CESD majors and provides academic and professional experience in the field. The Certificate in CESD will consist of 30 credits from CESD 1006, 1007, 2016, 2106, 2406, 2607, CESD 3016, 3017, and 6 additional credits CESD, upper year.

*Available in Sault Ste. Marie only.

The FNSPCD certificate is a stand-alone certificate relevant to learners interested in working in the area of social policy and community development in First Nation communities, such as social agency workers, ministry representatives, students interested in policy and social studies. This is a collaborative project of CESD and Ontario Native Welfare Administrators Association (ONWAA). The certificate may also act as a pathway for learners into the CESD or CDEV degree programs. The Certificate in FNSPCD will consist of 30 credits from CESD 1006 or 1007, 1206,1207, COSC 1701, CESD 2016, CESD 2306, CESD 2607 or CESD 2996, CESD 2206, CESD 3216 plus selection of 3 credits from the following list of courses: CESD 2017, 3456, CESD 3906/3907 Selected topics in CESD or a relevant course approved by the CESD Department.This certificate is open to all Algoma University Students. Courses include full-term onsite, one week condensed onsite, online and online hybrid.

*Available in Sault Ste. Marie only.

The Certificate in Computing includes the completion of the following 30 credits:

COSC 1046/1047, 2006/2007, 2406
12 credits of COSC electives
MATH 1056

*This certificate is not available to Computer Science degree students.

*Available in Sault Ste. Marie only.

A certificate version of the program is also available. The Certificate in Geomatics will consist of 30 credits from GEOG 1026/27, GEOG 2016/17, GEOG 2027, GEOG 3006/3037, GEOG 3046, GEOG 3076/3096, GEOG 4006. Students may choose from GEOG 4906/4907 or GEOG 3996/97 when geomatics-related topics are covered.

*Available in Sault Ste. Marie only.

The Certificate in Akii and Environmental Stewardship will consist of 30 credits in total. Eighteen (18) credits are required from the following courses which correspond to the National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association’s (NALMA) Level I of the Professional Lands Management Certification Program (PLMCP): GEOG 2196, GEOG 2017, GEOG 3307, GEOG 4407, GEOG 4816, and GEOG 3016 or a Department of Geography approved Geography (GEOG) coded elective. For the additional twelve credits, students may select any four Geography (GEOG) coded three-credit courses (granted with the permission of the Department of Geography & Geology).

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*Available in Sault Ste. Marie only.

The Certificate in Information Technology includes the completion of the following 30 credits:

COSC 1046 Introduction to Computer Science I
COSC 1047 Introduction to Computer Science II
COSC 2006 Data Structures I
COSC 2307 Database Programming OR
COSC 2956 Internet Tools
COSC 3707 Techniques of Systems Analysis
ITEC 2706 Fundamentals of Information Technology
ITEC 2707 Business Strategy, Architecture and Design
ITEC 3506 Software Engineering
ITEC 3706 Managing Information Technology
MATH 1056 Discrete Mathematics I

*Available in Sault Ste. Marie only.

The 30 credit certificate program is designed to meet the needs of those with a desire to broaden their knowledge of the law at work in society, as well as law enforcement officers and government supervisory personnel working for the federal or provincial governments in parole or aftercare services. It allows a part-time student to pursue university-level upgrading without a commitment to a three-year or 90-credit program. A student in the program could, however, continue in a B.A. program without the need to repeat courses successfully completed.

The certificate program is open to fulltime and part-time students in Science, professional programs, and students in Arts, who are not Law and Justice majors, as well as graduates who wish to undertake additional study in the field of Law and Justice.

The certificate program comprises JURI 1106/1107, 2106, 2107 and 18 additional credits at the 2000 or 3000 level from the Law and Justice approved course list.

*Available in Sault Ste. Marie only.

The Department of Law and Politics offers a ‘Certificate In Public Policy and Administration.’ Designed for students enrolled in other degree programmes and professionals/graduates already in the workforce wishing to acquire competency in Canadian Public Policy & Administration, the certificate contains foundational as well as advanced seminar-style courses in the ‘Canadian Government, Public Policy and Administration’ stream, and streams cognate (i.e. International Relations/ Comparative Politics stream). Students are permitted and encouraged to customize part of their Certificate by taking POLI courses that complement their degree major or professional aspirations, subject to programme guidelines. Students will receive the Certificate upon graduation from their Degree Program, or from graduation from the Certificate Program.

The Certificate Requirements include: POLI 1006, POLI 1007, POLI 2706, POLI 2707, POLI 3606, POLI 3607, and 12 additional upper level POLI credits (2000, 3000, or 4000 level) as determined in consultation with the Department.

*Available in Sault Ste. Marie only.

The Certificate in Social Welfare may be taken as a stand-alone program or it may be taken in conjunction with a degree program in another subject. The certificate consists of 30 credits. All courses taken for the certificate may also count toward a BA or BSW degree program.

The following are the certificate requirements:
SWRK 1006/1007
SWRK 2106/2107
18 additional credits from the following:
CESD 1006/1007, any SWRK course, SOCI 2016, 2086/2087, 2506*

*A maximum of 6 credits of SOCI courses may apply toward the Social Welfare certificate.