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Online Certificates

Our Professional Development certificates provide you with a wide variety of tools and techniques which will help you achieve your personal and career goals. Each certificate is comprised of 3 or 4 courses which are fully online and are offered every month. There are no admission requirements, and no required time to complete the certificate. View the complete course details for more information.

Advanced Web Design and Development Certificate

Take your web design skills to the next level and improve your qualifications with this certificate. You'll write your own HTML code and delve into CSS3 and HTML5. Depending on the elective you choose, you'll learn about search engine optimization, programming, databases or dynamic websites.

Requirements:
Complete the following Required Courses:

Complete One of the following Electives:

When completed
Email makeithappen@uwaterloo.ca with the following and we will mail the certificate to you:

  • your name
  • certificate name
  • courses completed (names and dates)
  • current mailing address

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Certificate in Business Essentials

When you've completed this certificate you will have a great understanding of the essentials of business. You will gain confidence in financial planning, leadership, and accounting. You will also develop your time management skills, understand how to handle basic human resources functions, and acquire practical business experience.

Requirements:
Complete the following courses:

When completed
Email makeithappen@uwaterloo.ca with the following and we will mail the certificate to you:

  • your name
  • certificate name
  • courses completed (names and dates)
  • current mailing address

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Customer Service Certificate

Customer Service is critical to survival in today's economy. In this certificate you'll learn how to understand yourself, your team, and your customers. Learn how to develop successful relationships with others, while mastering techniques to achieve your goals and avoid many types of mistakes. Everything you learn can be used to "Wow" your customers and convert them into long term assets..

Requirements:
Complete the following courses:

Courses are not eligible to be used for more than one certificate; Effective Selling can be used for either the Customer Service Certificate or the Sales and Marketing Fundamentals Certificate but not both.

When completed
Email makeithappen@uwaterloo.ca with the following and we will mail the certificate to you:

  • your name
  • certificate name
  • courses completed (names and dates)
  • current mailing address

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Introduction to Databases Certificate

This certificate will teach you all you need to know to plan, organize and manage your data, and how to translate that data into clear, easy-to-understand documents. When you complete the required courses you will have the toolset to create a product that will not only work as it was designed to work, but also truly respond to user needs.

Requirements:
Complete the following courses:

When completed
Email makeithappen@uwaterloo.ca with the following and we will mail the certificate to you:

  • your name
  • certificate name
  • courses completed (names and dates)
  • current mailing address

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Certificate in Computer Hardware and Networking

Computers and networks are everywhere. By the time you complete this certificate you will understand networks and PC security and how software and hardware work together to solve many of today's issues.

Requirements:
Complete four of the following courses:

When completed
Email makeithappen@uwaterloo.ca with the following and we will mail the certificate to you:

  • your name
  • certificate name
  • courses completed (names and dates)
  • current mailing address

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Essentials of Digital Photography Certificate

When you've completed this certificate you'll have all the knowledge, skills and techniques to take your digital photography to new heights. Youll understand digital photography, equipment and software, and have the option to learn how to take great photographs of nature, people and your journeys.

Requirements:
Complete four of the following courses:

When completed
Email makeithappen@uwaterloo.ca with the following and we will mail the certificate to you:

  • your name
  • certificate name
  • courses completed (names and dates)
  • current mailing address

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Effective Workplace Communication Certificate

This certificate will help you communicate more effectively at work. You will enhance your written, verbal and nonverbal communication skills and gain practical skills you can use today to be more confident and create better professional relationships. The polished skillset you develop will improve your career prospects and help you achieve your organization's goals and objectives.

Requirements:
Complete four of the following:

When completed
Email makeithappen@uwaterloo.ca with the following and we will mail the certificate to you:

  • your name
  • certificate name
  • courses completed (names and dates)
  • current mailing address

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Essentials of Web Design Certificate

This program provides the fundamental knowledge and skills to begin creating effective websites.

Requirements:
Complete the following courses:

* You should take Introduction to CSS3 and HTML5 before Introduction to JavaScript.

When completed
Email makeithappen@uwaterloo.ca with the following and we will mail the certificate to you:

  • your name
  • certificate name
  • courses completed (names and dates)
  • current mailing address

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Introduction to Graphic Design Tools Certificate

This certificate will provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to be confident in your graphic design abilities. Upon completion, you will be able to produce professional quality documents, create stunning vector graphics, edit and process photographs, create your own original images, and organize your images quickly and effectively.

Requirements:
Complete four of the following courses:

When completed
Email makeithappen@uwaterloo.ca with the following and we will mail the certificate to you:

  • your name
  • certificate name
  • courses completed (names and dates)
  • current mailing address

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Introduction to Project Management Certificate

This certificate is designed for those just venturing into the complex field of project management. It will provide you with the basic tools and techniques you need to plan, implement, control and close any type of project and increase the probability of it's successful completion.

It also includes essential information that will help you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) and the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exams offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Requirements

Complete the following courses:.

We suggest you take Project Management Fundamentals first, and Project Management Applications second.

When completed
Email makeithappen@uwaterloo.ca with the following and we will mail the certificate to you:

  • your name
  • certificate name
  • courses completed (names and dates)
  • current mailing address

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Small Business Certificate

Take the first stop towards long-term sucess with this certificate. Turn your ideas into a solid plan, and then follow through by starting your own business! You'll touch on everthing from marketing to financing to employee management. You will discover the secrets that separate the successful entrepreneurs from the struggling ones.

Requirements:
Complete the following courses:

When completed
Email makeithappen@uwaterloo.ca with the following and we will mail the certificate to you:

  • your name
  • certificate name
  • courses completed (names and dates)
  • current mailing address

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Logistics and Supply Chain Management Certificate

This program provides the fundamental knowledge and skills to begin a career in logistics and supply chain management. You will learn the basics of the supply chain, distribution and logistics functions and acquire the necessary strategies and tactics to productively manage these critical company roles.

Requirements:
Complete the following:

When completed
Email makeithappen@uwaterloo.ca with the following and we will mail the certificate to you:

  • your name
  • certificate name
  • courses completed (names and dates)
  • current mailing address

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Microsoft Office Elements Certificate

This program provides you with basic to advanced understanding of the programs in the Microsoft Office Suite.

Requirements:
Complete four of the following courses*:

* MS Office 2010 or newer. Only one version of each course can be included.

When completed
Email makeithappen@uwaterloo.ca with the following and we will mail the certificate to you:

  • your name
  • certificate name
  • courses completed (names and dates)
  • current mailing address

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Sales and Marketing Fundamentals Certificate

When you complete this certificate you'll have developed powerful skills and techniques to compete more effectively, even with a limited budget. You'll discover how to turn prospects into buyers, how to think strategically about sales and marketing, how to build an online brand identity, and more!

Before you know it, you'll have the skills and knowledge you need to develop a winning sales and marketing plan for your own business.

Requirements

Complete the following courses.

 

Courses are not eligible to be used for more than one certificate; Effective Selling can be used for either the Customer Service Certificate or the Sales and Marketing Fundamentals Certificate but not both.

When completed
Email makeithappen@uwaterloo.ca with the following and we will mail the certificate to you:

  • your name
  • certificate nam,
  • courses completed (names and dates)
  • current mailing address

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Supervision Certificate

Whether you are seeking to develop core skills to prepare for a supervisory position or to enhance your effectiveness as a current team leader, the Certificate in Supervision will help you obtain practical knowledge that can be immediately applied. The convenient online format enables you to acquire effective skills while eliminating the need for you to be away from work.

Complete the following courses to receive the Certificate in Supervision.

You will receive 24 PDUs (Professional Development Units) upon completion of each course.

When completed
Email makeithappen@uwaterloo.ca with the following and we will mail the certificate to you:

  • your name
  • certificate name
  • courses completed (names and dates
  • current mailing address

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