Micro-credential programming

Bite-sized professional learning opportunities 

When you need to respond to a quickly changing job market or get back into the workforce, micro-credentials offer a fast and flexible way to upskill or reskill and remain competitive in your industry.

Micro-credential programming allows learners to gain specialized career-developing skills that meet the needs of employers. They can also offer entry pathways to longer credentialed programs or provide ongoing professional development for strategic alignment with current industry standards. 

With 20+ micro-credential programs to choose from, we’ll help you get to where you need to be—and quickly!

Micro-credentials offered in various fields:


All
 

Business &
Management

Data, Computing
& Technology

Health, Wellness
& Safety

Museums, Heritage &
Indigenous Culture

Languages
 

Science & the
Environment

Teaching, Learning
& Development
  • Old and new office technology

    Administrative Technology
    PDC | ONLINE, BLENDED

    This micro-credential equips learners with the critical skills sought by employers to succeed in a computerized office—from software and database management to data analytics skills, cloud-based applications, digital communication and more. 

  • Photo of birds flying in arrow formation

    Business Communication
    PDC | ONLINE, BLENDED, FACE TO FACE

    This versatile program provides practical information and easily applied strategies to help you become a confident communicator in any industry. With a focus on developing self-assurance, you’ll learn to foster trust, provide clarity and direction, create better relationships and promote team building as you go places in your career.

  • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
    PDC | ONLINE

    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
    PDC | ONLINE

    Those working with older adults in long-term, acute and home care will acquire the knowledge and skills to apply an evidence-based approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. Learn how to design, implement and evaluate a fall prevention program.

  • Collections Management
    PSC | ONLINE, BLENDED

    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.

  • Community Fishers Training Program
    PDC | FACE TO FACE

    Community Fishers empowers researchers and professional fishers to easily contribute high-quality, continuous data on water properties to help better understand and inform policy on fish habitat and the changes that may be impacting the ocean environment over time.

  • Current Concepts in Dentistry

    Current Concepts in Dentistry
    CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION | FACE TO FACE

    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).

  • Designing Learning in a Hybrid Workplace

    Designing Learning in a Hybrid Workplace
    PDC | ONLINE

    The workplace is changing, and many businesses are realizing the future of work is hybrid. Training employees in this new environment requires a new set of skills. In this online micro-credential program, you will gain the necessary skills to effectively design and deliver training for a hybrid workplace through a series of three short, self-paced and stackable courses.

  • Current Concepts in Dentistry

    Digital Planning for the Cultural Sector
    PDC | ONLINE

    Digital Planning for the Cultural Sector provides just-in-time training for professionals in the museum, heritage and cultural sector to develop the critical competencies and skills needed to make informed decisions around the future of digital technologies for cultural organizations.

  • Ecological Restoration
    PSC | ONLINE

    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.

  • Emergency Management for Organizational Continuity
    PDC | ONLINE

    Continuity during a crisis requires thinking three moves ahead. The new Emergency Management for Organizational Continuity program equips learners with the knowledge and skills needed to plan for and maintain business continuity in the event of an emergency such as a natural disaster, pandemic, conflict or cyber-attack.

  • Essential Soft Skills Training
    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE| ONLINE

    The Essential Soft Skills Training (ESST) micro-credential is a new five-week, part-time, instructor-led online program that will build learners’ competencies in critical soft skills: organizational skills, communication skills, critical thinking, and team-building.

  • French Immersion Teacher Mentorship
    PDC | ONLINE

    French Immersion teachers in BC face unique challenges. The French Immersion Teacher Mentorship program transforms practice through mentorship, to create a more engaged and confident workforce.

  • Green Shores™ Training Program
    PDC | FACE TO FACE

    The Green Shores Training Program provides options and tools for a wide range of planning, design and construction professionals and landowners who are interested in minimizing the environmental impacts of their projects in a cost-effective manner.

  • Health Terminology Standards
    PDC | ONLINE

    The Health Terminology Standards professional certificate is a one-year, part-time, online non-credit program. After graduation of the program, you will be eligible for the Canadian College of Health Information Management Certified Terminology Standards Specialist (CTSS) credential.

  • La Maison Francaise
    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION | ONLINE

    La Maison Française is an intensive, virtual, non-credit, summer French immersion program. It is open to Canadian and international students and is intended for learners 18 years and up, at all levels of proficiency, from total beginner to advanced.

  • October Teacher Pro-D Day
    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT | FACE TO FACE

    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.

  • Organizational Preparedness and Adaptability
    PDC | ONLINE

    A six-week online program to help you become more proactive, rather than reactive, and to prepare your organization to withstand any crisis. Put the right plans in place to keep your organization moving forward.

  • Palliative Care Pharmacy
    PDC | ONLINE

    This online program enables pharmacists to acquire the specialized knowledge to support palliative care patients and their families, as well as other members of the interprofessional team, in pain and symptom management, deprescribing, addressing adverse events, and use of opioids and cannabis.

  • Population Health Data Analysis
    PSC | ONLINE

    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.

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION | FACE TO FACE, ONLINE

    TEFL will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to teach with authority and find employment with a respected school. It will also prepare you to navigate the demands of a changing marketplace and the stresses of living and working in a new country.

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    Teaching English Language Learning
    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE | ONLINE

    As a K-12 teacher, you can now earn a Professional Development Certificate in Teaching English Language Learning by completing two online courses offered through Continuing Studies at UVic.

  • Health professional helping serior

    Strategies and Actions for Independent Living (SAIL)
    PDC | ONLINE

    This short, practical fall prevention micro-credential program is designed for home health care aides who provide day-to-day in-home care for frail older adults, to help their clients live independently and safely at home.

  • Unity® in Interactive Storytelling for Creative Technology
    PDC | ONLINE

    This micro-credential program builds on learners' existing abilities to quickly develop skills in creating compelling content for virtual environments in the growing creative technology sector, which includes augmented (AR) and virtual (VR) reality, gaming technology, and digital animation.

  • Visitor and Community Engagement

    Visitor and Community Engagement
    PSC | ONLINE, BLENDED

    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
    PDC | ONLINE, BLENDED

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

  • Coming soon: new programs
     

    We are working on a number of exciting new programs exploring the latest in a wide range of topics, taught in small-class and online learning environments. Join our email lists and we'll let you know once details become available.