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"Having the chance to take all kinds of different courses, in all kinds of fields, with all kinds of different people involved—different industries and professionals, different people participating—this is an opportunity that only Continuing Studies can give."

Shawn Cure, Cultural Resource Management Diploma graduate

Your career is what you make it.

Whether you want to advance in your current career or you're looking for something totally new, Continuing Studies at UVic will give you a new perspective on career training and professional development.

Our certificate and diploma programs are an ideal way to earn the credentials you need to succeed. Our instructors are real-world experts in their fields, who balance practical experience with teaching excellence. And the small classes are a great opportunity to work, and network, with people in your chosen field. Financial assistance may be available for eligible applicants. Visit financial support for more info.

Find out just how close you are to the career you really want—choose a program below and watch your career take shape.


Choose your career path


Business, Technology
and Public Relations

Culture, Museums and
Indigenous Studies

Education, Learning
and Development

Health, Wellness
and Safety


Science and
Ecological Restoration
  • Adult and Continuing Education

    Adult and Continuing Education

    Building an effective workplace learning program means having all the right pieces in place. Gain knowledge and practical skills-building in the areas of program and course development, facilitation and instructional design. Learn how to apply the latest in instructional techniques and online learning tools to reach your learners in more ways than ever before. 

  • Certificate in Business Administration

    Business Administration

    The Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) is designed to fit the needs of mid-career professionals, full-time employees and people looking for professional development. Learn about business administration, marketing, technology, e-commerce and more. Courses are offered on-campus, online or through intensive workshops so you can complete the certificate at your own pace.

  • Business Administration - Fast Track

    This innovative, intensive 12-week program leads to an accredited Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) from the University of Victoria. You’ll learn business communication, organizational behaviour, financial accounting, marketing, international business, management and leadership practices. Enhance your resume and career success!

  • Diploma in Business Administration

    Business Administration

    The Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) is a comprehensive business administration program designed to give you the practical knowledge and skills required for professional success. You’ll learn business administration, business writing, management computing, financial accounting, marketing, small business management, international business and more.

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    Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

    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

    Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum

    Those working with older adults in long-term care, acute care and home care will gain the knowledge and skills to help prevent falls and fall-related injuries. Using the most up-to-date tools and strategies, you’ll learn how to design, implement and evaluate a falls prevention program, and to screen and assess fall risk.

  • 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.

  • Cultural Resource Management

    If you’re passionate about preserving cultural resources, the diploma in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) will provide you with the education you need to become a valuable member of any cultural organization. Study alongside museum and heritage professionals from around the world, and learn valuable skills from leading experts in the field.

  • Current Concepts in Dentistry

    Current Concepts in Dentistry

    Current Concepts in Dentistry is one of the foremost events in the field of dental continuing education. This ADA CERP recognized program is a great opportunity to learn from four outstanding instructors in November each year. You’ll also earn up to seven CE credits per day (28 credits over four days).

  • 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.

  • Environmental and Occupational Health

    In this program, you’ll learn how to identify health risks, prevent serious accidents and maintain safety regulations in the workplace. The EOH program meets the requirements set by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP), and has received the Project Minerva Canada Award from the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering.

  • February Teacher Pro-d Day

    Do you teach high school history or social studies? Are you looking for innovative ways to approach the New Curriculum's Six Historical Thinking Concepts? Join faculty and students from UVic's Department of History in collaboration with BC teachers for this day-long enrichment session

  • Certificate in Indigenous Language Revitalization

    Indigenous Language Revitalization

    This award-winning program will strengthen your understanding of language loss, maintenance and recovery, and help you develop the knowledge and practical strategies for language revitalization activities across British Columbia and beyond. Courses are offered in a variety of communities in British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and more.

  • Intercultural Studies and Practice

    The Intercultural Studies and Practice (ISP) program aims to develop social responsibility and a clearer understanding and awareness of the complex issues at play in our increasingly multicultural society. You will develop skills to support all aspects of cultural diversity, inclusion and social change in your community, workplace and around the world.

  • La Maison Francaise

    This summer, spend five weeks immersed in French language and culture. La Maison Française (LMF) is an intensive non-credit French immersion program. It is open to local and international students and is intended for adults 19 years and older, at all levels of proficiency, from total beginner to advanced. 

  • October Teacher Pro-D Day

    Join us on the province-wide October Pro-D Day for workshops that focus on relevant topics for teachers. Workshop participants will leave with new ideas and the tools to incorporate those ideas into their classrooms. This is a fantastic opportunity to renew your inspiration, learn new skills, and network with other teachers.

  • Palliative Care Pharmacy

    Developed in partnership between Victoria Hospice and Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria, this exclusively online course is designed for the learning needs of pharmacists to acquire specialized knowledge to support palliative care patients, family, health and community care nurses and general practitioners.

  • 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.

  • Public Relations

    Take your PR career to new heights. In today’s rapidly changing world, public relations professionals must be able to design external and internal communication strategies and integrate the new theoretical and practical models of public relations into their organization’s practice. This program prepares you to think critically, develop teamwork skills and manage time effectively.

  • Ecological Restoration Certificate Program

    Restoration of Natural Systems

    The bridge to a healthier ecological future. Knowing where we are headed, from an ecological standpoint, requires an understanding of environmental impacts and recovery strategies. The RNS program provides a bridge that connects this knowledge with the practical skills needed to solve complex restoration issues. The program’s holistic approach will empower you to make a difference in how we connect with the natural world.

  • Ecological Restoration Diploma Program

    Restoration of Natural Systems

    The bridge to a healthier ecological future. Knowing where we are headed, from an ecological standpoint, requires an understanding of environmental impacts and recovery strategies. The RNS program provides a bridge that connects this knowledge with the practical skills needed to solve complex restoration issues. The program’s holistic approach will empower you to make a difference in how we connect with the natural world.

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) for Native Speakers of English

    Many native English speakers looking to teach English overseas are unprepared for the demands of a changing marketplace or the stresses of living and working in a new country. This course provides you with the skills and confidence you need to teach with authority and find employment with a respected school.

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    Strategies and Actions for Independent Living (SAIL)

    Strategies and Actions for Independent Living (SAIL) offers fall prevention training for home health care aides who provide day-to-day in-home care for frail older adults or persons with disabilities. SAIL Resources are available to graduates and organizations such as home care agencies and health authorities.

  • 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 publicā (s).

  • 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 and principles combined with evidence-based practice. This online program for health care professionals combines the most current information and trends in wound care.

  • General Studies

    If you’ve been browsing through our programs and seeing courses that you’d like to take but they’re in multiple areas, the Certificate in General Studies (CGS) is for you! In the CGS program, you create your own course of study by choosing courses from any of our program offerings. CGS will help you to meet your specific learning needs and achieve your unique goals. Design your own learning program.