Courses

Advanced Web Design, CSS and JavaScript Frameworks

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) - This is a hands-on, fast-paced course that builds on skills and concepts learned in the introductory Web Design course.

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Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Fundamentals

Become proficient in fundamentals of business intelligence and data analytics. This course will provide the framework for you to understand, use and evaluate a variety of techniques and skills in analyzing data sets and making appropriate interpretations of the data.

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Character Design Studio

This studio course focuses on a design-based approach to developing character art. Character design involves a combination of form, function, and personality.

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Cloud Computing for Business

Employers value people who can understand and evaluate the design, construction and structures of cloud systems. This course introduces you to cloud computing: its history, current methods and systems, economic advantages for small and large businesses and organizations.

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Colour Theory for Digital Design

In this studio/seminar course students explore the effective use of colour as a digital design element. Topics include the physiology of vision, perceptual psychologies, ethnography, colour interactions, colour bias, value, saturation, temperature, and calibration.

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Computing Concepts

This new and improved course will maximize your efficiencies to increase productivity in both the workplace and at home. This new and improved course will maximize your efficiencies to increase productivity in both the workplace and at home.

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Data Analytics Coding Fundamentals

This course will explore the fundamentals of coding and scripting for Data Analytics. You will develop the ability to script and code for basic tasks in Data Analytics in common data analytic tools such as R, Python, and Excel.

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Data Analytics Provisioning, Importing, Extracting and Manipulation

This course will continue to explore coding and scripting for data analytics. You will develop the ability to script and code for basic tasks in data analytics in common data analytic tools such as SQL, R, Python and Excel. This will allow you to import and export data appropriately, perform fundamental data manipulations, and automate basic analysis elements.

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Data Visualization and Reporting

Develop your skills in data visualization and reporting. Learn how to use common industry reporting and visualization tools such as Excel, Tableau, Power BI and Shiny.

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Digital Communication

In a world where we increasingly live and work online, understanding the technology behind digital communication tools such as Zoom, Skype, Teams, or Messenger has become imperative. This course will provide you with the skills, tools, and plans to succeed and communicate effectively and efficiently in an online environment.

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Digital Storytelling

Feeling overwhelmed by all the digital platforms out there? Do you want to tell a story, but don’t know which app to choose, or how to tell it? With a little bit of practice, you can tell emotional, relevant, impactful stories.

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Editorial Design Studio

In this studio course, students will explore and develop their editorial skills to create cohesive visual narratives for print and online media.

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Essential Skills for Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

Please see the Essential Skills for Business Intelligence and Data Analytics program page for more information.

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Getting Started with Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is now fundamental to the digital economy and labour market. This course will help you understand different service models, and practice key job skills, such as setting up a cloud environment and constructing and employing a solution in the cloud.

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Graphic Design: Past, Present, and Future

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – in this lecture course, students are introduced to the essential concepts, language, and theory of graphic design.

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Human Side of Information Systems

Complement your technical knowledge by examining how computing and communication technologies are transforming business, education, health care, government and everyday life.

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Illustration Essentials

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – Illustration is an evocative form of visual communication. In this studio course, students will examine a wide range of creative approaches that give visual form to abstract concepts and ideas.

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Interior Design Fundamentals

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – This studio course introduces students to key concepts in contemporary interior design and space planning. Topics include floor plans, elevations, design themes, colour, lighting, furniture planning, materials, finishes and sustainability. 

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Intermediate Adobe Illustrator

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – This course builds on the skills, creative techniques and concepts taught in Introduction to Adobe Illustrator.

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Intermediate Adobe Photoshop

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – This is a hands-on, fast-paced course that builds on skills, creative techniques and concepts taught in the introductory Digital Photography and Photoshop courses. Students explore the art of digital imaging through colour correction, digital effects and batch processing.

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Intermediate SketchUp

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) –SketchUp is a powerful 3D software application used for architecture, interior design, game design, and basic 3D modelling. This intermediate workshop explores methods of drafting and modelling a floor plan from an imported sketch image.

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Interior Design 2: Materials and Finishes

Building on the conceptual and technical skills gained in the Interior Design Fundamentals course, students should gain an intermediate understanding of how materials and finishes are used in interior design.

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Introduction to Adobe After Effects

Learn how to create special effects in the course offered in partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – This is a hands-on, fast-paced course where students gain the technical skills to create motion graphics, animation and special effects for video.

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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – This shorter course is designed specifically to introduce students to the key concepts and basic tools used in Adobe Photoshop.

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Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Learn a popular tool for illustration in this course offered in partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – This is a hands-on, fast-paced course where students gain the technical skills to create sophisticated vector graphics for a range of art and design projects using Adobe Illustrator.

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Introduction to 3D Animation with Blender

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – this hands-on course provides students with the skills to create basic 3D models, animation, and 3D visualizations. Topics include surface modeling, texture, lighting, rigging, compositing, and rendering.

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Introduction to Adobe InDesign

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – In this six-week course, students will gain the software skills needed to create, preflight and publish everything from printed and digital materials to interactive online documents.

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Introduction to Design Thinking

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – Design thinking is a problem-solving process that focuses on empathy, listening, collaboration, observation, critical analysis, and experimentation to drive innovation.

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Introduction to SketchUp

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) - SketchUp is a powerful 3D software application used for architecture, interior design, game design, and basic 3D modelling. In this online course, students will learn to create 3D illustrations and models with SketchUp Pro.

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Introduction to Unity® and Virtual Experiences

This introductory course will familiarize students with the Unity development environment and interface.

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Introduction to Video Editing

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – This is a hands-on, fast-paced course where students learn the fundamentals of editing video and audio using Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

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Introduction to Web Design

In partnership with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD) – This is a hands-on, fast-paced course where students will gain the conceptual and technical skills to create online art and design content.

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IT Privacy and Security

Concerned about IT security issues? Want to understand how your privacy may be at risk? Assess the risks and understand the available tools to provide a secure environment in the office and on your personal devices.

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Machine Learning Fundamentals

This course covers fundamental concepts and components of machine learning (ML) such as regression, classification and clustering, and essential tools, such as modern data visualization, and skills to fully understand the field of ML.

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Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Want to familiarize yourself with basic knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Azure? The course material will prepare you to write the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900) exam.

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Microsoft Office Bootcamp

This course will accelerate your existing Office skillset through a mix of online instruction and self-study where you’ll go from basic to advanced skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and more in a matter of weeks.

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Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Fundamentals

This course will provide you with an understanding of how Microsoft security, compliance and identity solutions can span across these solution areas to provide a holistic and end-to-end solution. You will be prepared to write the Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Fundamentals (SC-900) exam.

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Podcasting

In Podcasting 101, we’ll learn all about what a powerful storytelling tool podcasting can be for individuals and businesses.

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Predictive Data Analytics and Modelling

Using standard industry-accepted informatics tools, you will design and create descriptive, diagnostic and predictive models. Learn how to translate stakeholder needs into model designs and understand the ethical implications of the analytical models you use.

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Project Management

Whatever your area of expertise, learn and apply the fundamental concepts of effective project management. A seasoned PMP designated professional will work with you throughout a project management cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing.

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Unity® Game Development

This intensive 12-week course will cover intermediate to advanced Unity techniques, integrating topics like Unity scripting with C#, planning 3D games, UI implementation, and audio management.

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UVic's PHDA Program: What Can It Do For You?

Join us a free 30-minute webinar, where we'll introduce you to the benefits of our online program in Population Health Data Analysis (PHDA).

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Web Development Bootcamp

The Web Development Bootcamp is the best option if you want to launch your new career as a web developer as quickly as possible!

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Web Development Flex

The Web Development Flex is a good option if you have a full-time or a part-time job you can’t leave behind or childcare duties you can’t compromise on.

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World Wide Web and Mobile Applications

An introduction for non-specialists to the Internet, the World Wide Web (WWW) and mobile communications technologies. Topics include: HTML; web-page design tools; development of simple mobile applications.

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