Certificates

Certificate Programs at Brock

Build your expertise at a university level with a Brock University Certificate.

Gain the fundamental knowledge to advance your career or pursue your passion.

Find the university level certificate you need. Brock University certificates will provide you with recognition of knowledge at any level.

Find over 25 certificate programs available at Brock University. We have credit learning opportunities through our faculties and departments as well as non-credit options. Browse our certificates by interest to find the learning opportunity to meet your personal goals.

Arts and Culture

Build your creative skills and your capacity for culture through technical skills and competency building.

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Certificate in Photography

Level up your photography skills with a Certificate in Photography from Brock University. This certificate provides learners with the knowledge and skills in both traditional film and digital photography to become proficient in the field of photography.

International Opportunities

Certificates in Business and Adminstration

Earn a certificate in business or administration from one of Canada’s top business schools. Gain the accreditation you need to advance your career or specialize in an area of business.

Certificate in Administrative Studies (CAS)

This program provides an overview for interested people who do not wish to proceed to a degree or those who already have a degree in a different field and interested in applying such knowledge to their initial field of study or in their career. For those who already have a degree, it can also prepare students to successfully pursue the Master of Business Administration program. Admission requirements are as listed in the Admission section of the calendar.

Executive Leadership

Gain leadership insights from award-winning professors and industry experts to inspire organizational change, manage employees, increase your business acumen and more.

Healthcare Business Management

Focus on key aspects of leadership, communication, teamwork, strategic planning, change management and performance management providing participants with the opportunity to challenge themselves in a dynamic learning environment for the healthcare industry.

Indigenous Governance

The Indigenous Governance Certificate gives you the expertise you require to become a leader in your organization and in your community. It is ideal for Band Council Members, Band Staff Members and Elected Chiefs.

NextGen Municipal Leadership

Expand your skills and knowledge to engage your organization’s colleagues in problem-solving, decision-making, and planning processes, you can improve the social, political, and cultural well being of your community’s civic life.

Non-Profit Leadership

Resulted from polling over 600 non-profit organizations on their professional development needs, and tailored to fit a leadership development gap in the non-profit sector, Goodman Group’s Non-Profit Leadership Development program provides you with the tools and information you need to successfully lead teams and organizations.

Professional Leadership Development

This specialized program equips leaders and aspiring managers with the tools needed to improve their efficiency and increase productivity by focusing on topics of creative & critical thinking, communication, strategic planning, change management, and personal growth.

Project Management Fundamentals

This certificate focuses on the skills, knowledge, and tools you will require to be a successful project manager, from recognizing the concepts and basic functions to identifying plans, utilization of soft leadership skills, and managing project risk using analytical methodologies.

Wine Business Management

This program blends academic and practical experience where you will learn from leading academics and wine business experts while building your professional network.

Certificates in Education

Expand and specialize your knowledge as an educator with a certificate in education.

Canadian Culture and Education Studies Certificate

The CCES advanced certificate prepares students for the rigours of post-secondary studies in the broad field of Education and related disciplines.

Certificate in Adult Education

Get certified training in delivering education for adult learners. With this certificate your will learn how to design curriculum for adults while developing the foundations for adult learning.

Certificate in Aboriginal Adult Education

Enhance your abilities to work with Aboriginal adult population in a variety of educational and training contexts. Classes usually take place in Native institutes, colleges or universities and may be in both urban or rural settings.

Certificate in Teaching English as a Second or Subsequent Language

The Certificate in Teaching English as a Second/Subsequent/Foreign Language (TESL) is an internationally recognized university-level qualification.  Successful graduates of the program are eligible for teacher certification with TESL Ontario, the provincial professional governing body; they are also eligible for application to the MA Applied Linguistics/TESL.

Gidayaamin Indigenous Certificate

The Gidayaamin Indigenous Certificate is designed to assist Indigenous learners who wish pursue university studies overcome academic, cultural and linguistic barriers.

Leadership in Community-Based Education Certificate

The LCBE advanced certificate prepares graduates for positions in community-based educational settings with internships and an introduction to Canadian workplace practices.

Certificates in Environment and Sustainability

Brock University is uniquely located in a United Nations Biosphere reserve. Get accreditation and certification in the environment and sustainability for career advancement or to enhance your skills as a community leader.

Certificate in Leadership in Environmental Sustainability

This online certificate program will equip individuals with knowledge about environmental sustainability and advanced competencies required to become future change agents.

Certificates in Human Resources and EDI

Earn a certificate in Human Resources or earn a certificate in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Work towards certification needed for a career in human resources or to become the change maker in your organization.

Certificate in Labour Studies

Deepen your understanding, improve your job prospects, and prepare you for new or different roles. Whether you are a labour activist, interested in HR, or someone who sees the importance of learning more about work, our Certificate provides students with a foundational knowledge of workplace issues, workers’ rights, labour relations, and the changing world of work.

Certificate in Canadian Culture and Diversity

This certificate provides learners with a sophisticated understanding of Canadian culture in its many forms. It may be of special interest to people working in or who intend to work in the cultural sector, diplomacy, education, international relations, or arts administration.

Indigenous Certificates

Acquire learning in Indigenous and Aboriginal topics at a certificate level. Certificates listed here may be for individuals of Indigenous communities or for those wanting to learn more about Indigenous communities and needs.

Certificate in Aboriginal Adult Education

Enhance your abilities to work with Aboriginal adult population in a variety of educational and training contexts. Classes usually take place in Native institutes, colleges or universities and may be in both urban or rural settings.

Indigenous Governance

The Indigenous Governance Certificate gives you the expertise you require to become a leader in your organization and in your community. It is ideal for Band Council Members, Band Staff Members and Elected Chiefs.

Gidayaamin Indigenous Certificate

The Gidayaamin Indigenous Certificate is designed to assist Indigenous learners who wish pursue university studies overcome academic, cultural and linguistic barriers.

Certificates in Language

Learn a modern language or a classical language or get a certification to teach English as a second language with language certificates at Brock University.

Certificate in Teaching English as a Second or Subsequent Language

The Certificate in Teaching English as a Second/Subsequent/Foreign Language (TESL) is an internationally recognized university-level qualification.  Successful graduates of the program are eligible for teacher certification with TESL Ontario, the provincial professional governing body; they are also eligible for application to the MA Applied Linguistics/TESL.

Certificate in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Prepare yourself to apply for graduate school in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. This program for learners with an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than communication sciences.

Introductory Certificate in Ancient Greek and Latin Language

Acquire the basics of Greek and Latin for your personal interest or to pursue further studies in the ancient languages. Learn the fundamentals of Latin and Greek through authors or learn the grammar through language and literature while understanding the roots of English to build vocabulary and recognizing the meaning in specialized terminology with focus on life sciences, medicine and law.

Advanced Certificate in Ancient Greek and Latin Language

Take your knowledge of Ancient Greek and Latin to the next level. Where you can focus on Greek and Latin prose and composition and gain other knowledge in the Classics of your choice while learning about other modern languages, literature and culture.

Certificates in Leadership

Transformation begins with strong leadership. Learn how to lead a team and build upon strength in your field of expertise. Earn a leadership certificate at Brock University.

Certificate in Leadership in Environmental Sustainability

This online certificate program will equip individuals with knowledge about environmental sustainability and advanced competencies required to become future change agents.

Executive Leadership

Gain leadership insights from award-winning professors and industry experts to inspire organizational change, manage employees, increase your business acumen and more.

Healthcare Business Management

Focus on key aspects of leadership, communication, teamwork, strategic planning, change management and performance management providing participants with the opportunity to challenge themselves in a dynamic learning environment for the healthcare industry.

NextGen Municipal Leadership

Expand your skills and knowledge to engage your organization’s colleagues in problem-solving, decision-making, and planning processes, you can improve the social, political, and cultural well being of your community’s civic life.

Non-Profit Leadership

Resulted from polling over 600 non-profit organizations on their professional development needs, and tailored to fit a leadership development gap in the non-profit sector, Goodman Group’s Non-Profit Leadership Development program provides you with the tools and information you need to successfully lead teams and organizations.

Professional Leadership Development

This specialized program equips leaders and aspiring managers with the tools needed to improve their efficiency and increase productivity by focusing on topics of creative & critical thinking, communication, strategic planning, change management, and personal growth.

Certificates in Media

Expand your creativity with a Brock University Media Certificate. Learn from experts in media and boost your skills in marketing, design, photography, writing and more.

Two men standing in room looking at a subject while one holds a camera

Certificate in Photography

Level up your photography skills with a Certificate in Photography from Brock University. This certificate provides learners with the knowledge and skills in both traditional film and digital photography to become proficient in the field of photography.

International Opportunities

Certificate in Digital Media

This certificate prepares learners on how to develop media for web and digital consumption through a lens of story telling and interactivity. Learn how good interface improves the experience and translate your design from concept to code for web and future technology.

Wine, Cider and Spirits

Explore the science and business of fermentation for personal or professional advancement. Study they way you want with many options with in-person or online delivery. Learning is offered though the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute and other Brock University departments.

Certificate in Grape and Wine Technology

The Certificate in Grape and Wine Technology provides the opportunity for individuals with an existing science degree to gain the training necessary to enter the grape and wine industry or for those with industry experience to upgrade their knowledge. All courses meeting Certificate requirements can be directly transferred to the Degree program if students choose to pursue the degree.

Certification in Ontario Wines

This online course is an in-depth dive into Ontario wines: how they are made, the history of wine in Ontario and the VQA appellation system. Anyone who drinks, sells, buys, or serves Ontario wine will gain a deeper appreciation and knowledge of our world-class wines. Course includes certification by the Ontario Wine Appellation Authority (VQA Ontario) and by Ontario Craft Wineries.

Wine Business Management

This program blends academic and practical experience where you will learn from leading academics and wine business experts while building your professional network.

WSET Level One Award in Wine

In this introductory course, those new to wines will gain an understanding of the main types and styles of wine and the process of winemaking from grape to glass. This certification is perfect for individuals wanting to expand personal knowledge of wine or those looking to begin their career in wine retail or hospitality sector.

WSET Level Two Award in Spirits

This specialized spirits course has been developed to provide in-depth knowledge of Vodka, Rum, Gin, Whisky, and Liqueurs.  This qualification is ideal for anyone in the drinks industry – including sales reps, LCBO, bartenders, or anyone working with a variety of spirits, answering customer queries and making informed selections of spirits. This course is also appropriate for those simply with an interest in spirits wishing to learn more.

WSET Level Two Award in Wine

This course is an intermediate level program that explores wines from around the world designed for those looking to work in the industry, already working in the industry, or who are wine enthusiasts. Successful candidates receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associate WSET certified logo.

WSET Level Three Award in Wine

This is an advanced level course for wine industry professionals, or those seeking to join the profession, or for wine enthusiasts wishing to develop a deeper understanding of wine. This qualification will assist those who may be required to make professional evaluations of wines as to its quality and commercial value.

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