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 One-Year Post Graduate Certificate Programs

 

Advertising Management

Features of the Program

This is one year post graduate certificate program which is available @ the College level. When the student graduates Advertising Management program he will have completed a one-year,  in-depth immersion in the planning, strategic development and execution of professional advertising. He will be confident of his abilities and ready to immediately contribute to a professional advertising team.

Through hands-on learning experiences with professors who are well experienced in the advertising industry, he will master critical thinking skills so he can analyze and solve complex marketing challenges. The scope of his advertising classes prepares him to work not only in a Canadian ad agency, PR firm or internal marketing group, but also internationally.

The Advertising Management Graduate Certificate program focuses on equipping the candidate to:

  • Understand target markets
  • Analyze advertising challenges
  • Develop a product's brand identity and determine how to communicate it
  • Know how your advertising fits in the total communications plan
  • Develop a complete media plan
  • Meet corporate communications objectives
  • Develop and defend media selection and placement
  • Research consumers' buying behavior
  • Using computer software designed specifically for the advertising industry

Advertising Industry Experience

When the student completes his one-year program in Advertising Management, he will be ready to enter the advertising field in any of these organizations or departments:

  • Advertising Agency
  • In-house Advertising or Marketing department
  • Advertising Sales within numerous media channels and organizations
  • Communications department
  • Self-employed Advertising consultancy
  • Public Relations firm
  • Direct Marketing companies

He will possess the skills to confidently and competently hold these positions:

  • Account Management
  • Account Executive
  • Media Planner and Buyer
  • Advertising Sales Representative
  • PR Planner
  • Communications Manager
  • Communications or Advertising Strategist

Program Eligibility

  • Postsecondary diploma or degree

           and/or

  • Demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience

Selection criteria

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of previous academic achievement, and/or demonstrated experience.

In some cases, applicants may be requested to submit a resume, which includes details of related work experience, and a cover letter, which summarizes their career goals and reasons for wanting to take this program.

Career Opportunities

After completion of the program, student  be ready to enter the advertising field in any of these organizations or departments:

  • Advertising Agency
  • In-house Advertising or Marketing department
  • Advertising Sales within numerous media channels and organizations
  • Communications department
  • Self-employed Advertising consultancy
  • Public Relations firm
  • Direct Marketing companies

Student will possess the skills to confidently and competently hold these positions:

  • Account Management
  • Account Executive
  • Media Planner and Buyer
  • Advertising Sales Representative
  • PR Planner
  • Communications Manager
  • Communications or Advertising Strategist

 

Animation

 

Computer Annimation:  It is a one year program. Student will  learn to communicate, using computer animation as his instrument. During eight months of intensive hands-on training, he will work with the same high-end 3-D computer animation software, technology, and techniques the professionals use ? but  he will  also learn:

  • Story structure
  • Character development
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Cinematography
  • Art direction
  • Production design

 Eligibility criteria

  • A postsecondary diploma or degree in the visual or fine arts

and/or

  • Four years of demonstrated competence through relevant work experience

Applicants must be competent in Adobe Photoshop and Windows or the Macintosh Operating Systems. Applicants will be expected to have these competencies prior to the start of the program.

Selection Criteria


Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of:

  • Demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience

and

  • Response to a questionnaire
  • Portfolio

A portfolio review fee is required with the submission.
Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to date, must be submitted along with the application


Career Opportunities

Graduates find good opportunities in film, television, advertising, video games, and Web design. They have built successful careers as:

  • Animators
  • Modelers
  • Lighters
  • Designers
  • Animation directors
  • Video game creators

In addition, graduates will find a broad range of career opportunities in:

  • Web design
  • Marketing
  • Illustration
  • Medical illustration
  • Technical illustration

Business Process Management

Features of the program:

This one-year program  gives student the skills he needs to improve operational efficiency and save money. Skills he gains in this program are highly valued by employers in North America  and Europe. For instance, Business Process Management achieves such benefits as:

  • Reducing surgery wait times from months to weeks
  • Helping Dell deliver a custom configured computer to your door in just days
  • Assuring that the Canada Revenue Agency can process tax returns and issue
    refunds in days rather than months

To accommodate the schedule of working adults, Business Process Management classes meet two evenings a week in addition to a total of three intensive one-week sessions. The remainder of the program is presented in a convenient online format.

Through the program you will learn how to:

  • Use SAP enterprise resource planning software
  • Develop new or improved business processes to achieve organizational goals
  • Integrate appropriate technologies for analysis and development of business processes
  • Create sound business arguments justifying process change
  • Work professionally, ethically and effectively in individual and team environments

The Business Process Management program focuses on manufacturing, supply chain, financial services and health care industries, in both the public and private sectors.

Eligibility requirements

  • Postsecondary diploma or degree

and/or

  • Demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience
  • IELTS  score 6.00 band

Selection Criteria

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement, and/or demonstrated experience.

In some cases, applicants may be requested to submit a resume, which includes details of related work experience, and a cover letter, which summarizes their career goals and reasons for wanting to take this program.

Employment opportunities

May be employed as :

Administrative analyst, Business analyst, Business process analyst, Supply chain analyst Change management specialist, Continuous improvement manager, Global process architect ,Operations planner, Process adviser, Process analyst, Process improvement manager

 

Computer

This is a one year Computer Animation - Digital Character Animation program.

The program offers student intensive training in a specialized, highly sought-after computer animation skill. Designed in response to industry demand, this post-graduate program offers an exciting opportunity: With just eight months of study and the proper amount of dedication, computer animation school graduates and young industry professionals can launch or advance their careers.

Student will learn the entire process of creating memorable characters/creatures, from script to storyboard to modeling and rigging, all the way through to post-production. He will
  • Learn advanced computer animation techniques
  • Study and apply principles of acting and performance
  • Work on nuances of timing, dialogue, and expression
  • Build up your portfolio
  • Showcase your creativity

Eligibility criteria

Computer Animation Program or equivalent

and

A postsecondary diploma or degree in the visual or fine arts

and/or

Four years of demonstrated competence through relevant work experience

Selecton Criteria

 
Candidates are selected on the basis of:

  • Demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience

and

  • Response to a questionnaire
  • Portfolio

A portfolio review fee is required with the submission.

  • Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to date, must be submitted along with the application.
     Program Information
  • Career Opportunities
  • Admission Requirements
  • Courses

Career Opportunities

 

Graduates of this program have a specialized, highly marketable skill that translates directly to the workplace. They enjoy a wide range of career opportunities in such industries as:

  • Film
  • Television
  • Advertising
  • Video gaming
  • Web design

Students often find work as computer and digital character animators, and in character modeling and rigging.

Computer Animation - Digital Visual Effects

Features of the Program

This is a  one year program which develops a highly marketable computer animation specialty. This intensive, specialized two-semester program prepares student to step directly into a career producing VFX for movies, television, advertising, video games, and Web applications.

Designed for working computer animators and/or computer animation school graduates, the digital visual effects program focuses on both the conceptual and technical aspects of VFX. Working with professional-grade equipment in the Sheridan Centre for Animation and Emerging Technologies (SCAET), one is able to  produce a portfolio of advanced VFX work that includes:

  • Synthetic worlds and simulated natural environments
  • Animated VFX within live-action film
  • Seamless matches for lighting, texture, and camera moves
  • Set extensions
  • Natural and human-made catastrophes

Elibility Criteria

  • Computer Animation Program or equivalent

and

  • A postsecondary diploma or degree in the visual or fine arts

and/or

  • Four years of demonstrated competence through relevant work experience

Selection Criteria

Applicants are selected on the basis of:
 

  • Demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience

and

  • Response to a questionnaire
  • Portfolio

A portfolio review fee is required with the submission. Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to date, must also  be submitted.

 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program have a specialized, highly marketable skill that translates directly to the workplace. They enjoy a wide range of career opportunities in such industries as:

  • Film
  • Television
  • Advertising
  • Video gaming
  • Web design

Graduates have gone on to careers as digital visual effects animators, compositors, motion trackers, rotoscope artists and as lighting and shading specialists.

 


 

Financial Planning

This Financial Planning post-graduate certificate provides a fast start to the career in Financial Planning. Why spend three years in self-study to complete the academic requirements to become a financial planner while working in an entry-level financial services job when you can make the smart choice and spend 28 weeks in Financial Planning graduate certificate and be ready to begin a lucrative and enjoyable career helping people reach their financial goals. If you already have a postsecondary diploma or degree and can take this program full-time, you will be ready to start your financial planning career in one year flat.

Eligibility Criteria

Postsecondary diploma or degree

and/or

  • Demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience


 

Selection Criteria 

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement, and/or demonstrated experience.

 

Career Opportunities

Among high-income earning jobs, financial planner ranked as one of the most secure and least stressful out of 250 job categories, according to a recent U.S. annual survey reported in the Jobs Rated Almanac. Take Financial Planning program, and you will be ready to assume one of these highly desirable jobs:

  • Account manager or financial adviser with banks and trust companies
  • Full-service investment specialist in the securities brokerage industry
  • Personal financial planning practitioner
  • Portfolio manager
  • Credit counselor
  • Estate planner
  • Insurance specialist

Human Resource Management

Features of the Program

Human Resource Management  is one year post-graduate certificate program  which gives the student practical skills he needs to contribute as an HR leader in a company, non-profit organization or government agency. The role of the HR manager has grown steadily in importance. Today’s HR Management professional contributes on the strategic level dealing with:

         Recruitment

  • Total rewards management
  • Training and development
  • Employment law
  • Health and safety
  • Labour relations

The Program imparts   hands-on learning techniques to ensure that the student possesses the skills required in actual job situations. From developing an interview guide to seeking out applicants to fill a specific job and hiring an applicant through a videotaped interview process, the activities he undertakes in class prepare him well.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Postsecondary diploma or degree

and/or

  • Demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience

·         IELTS score – 6.00 bands

 

Selection Criteria

 

Selection is on the basis of previous academic achievement, and/or demonstrated experience.

Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to date, be attached with the application.
Eligible applicants will be requested to submit a résumé and cover letter, and a brief paper describing two accomplishments that illustrate the applicant’s suitability for a career in human resources. Strong written and oral communication skills are required.

 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of HR Management college program have found positions in the private and public sectors as:

  • HR generalists
  • Recruiters
  • Learning and development specialists
  • Health and safety officers
  • Compensation specialists
  • Industrial relations specialist

International Business

 

This is a one year post-graduate certificate program in International Business. It  prepares the student to get in on some of today’s most fascinating business opportunities. The  training includes:

  • Developing a foreign market entry strategy for a specific product or service
  • Creating a customized international business plan to support the global initiative of a real company
  • Participating in group presentations before your class
  • Upgrading your software skills to include applications used in international business
  • Coaching in overcoming cultural differences among trading partners and clients

 Co-op On-the-Job Experience 

Student can acquire invaluable work experience in the international business field through a one-work term cooperative education assignment following completion of the academic portion of the program. These training experiences give student an ideal way to apply what he has  learned in class and also explore different potential career paths.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Postsecondary diploma or degree

and/or

  • Demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience
  • IELTS score -6.00 bands

Selection Criteria 

Applicants are selected on the basis of demonstrated competence through related work and/ or educational experience.

In some cases, applicants may be requested to submit a résumé, which includes details of related work experience, and a cover letter, which summarizes career goals and reasons for wanting to take this program.

Career Opportunities

On completion of the program, students may  get jobs in the following fields:  

  • Trading companies handling imports/exports, freight forwarding or customs brokerage
  • Manufacturing companies assisting with sales and marketing, market research, logistics or documentation
  • Governmental (or NGO) internship abroad
  • Commercial consulates that assist international trade
Owner-operated businesses focused on international trade consulting or import/export opportunities

Marketing Management

 

Features of the program

 

The student will  accomplish during a year of marketing management training:

  • Write marketing plans that analyze the unique situation a firm faces and make recommendations on actions to keep the organization competitive
  • Conduct market research for an actual client and use it as background for a marketing plan
  • Develop and deliver sales presentations and marketing communications plans
  • Know the basic principles of customer relationship management and supply chain management along with a broad range of strategies to optimize both
  • Get prepared for the challenges of global marketing

Cooperative Education Opportunity

Following eight months of Marketing Management classroom instruction, he will participate in a four-month cooperative education placement within the marketing field. This on-the-job experience can be just the career boost he needs to land a great job.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Postsecondary diploma or degree

and/or

  • Demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience

IELTS score – 6.00 bands

Selection Criteria

Selection  on the basis of previous academic achievement, and/or demonstrated experience.
In some cases, applicants may be requested to submit a résumé, which includes details of related work experience, and a cover letter, which summarizes their career goals and reasons for wanting to take this program.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this Marketing Management program, student will be primed for the job market, ready to begin work. In one short year, he gains real skills which can be used right away.

Typical entry-level positions include:

 

·        Marketing and sales administration assistant

  • Marketing research assistant
  • Advertising and promotions planner
  • Advertising account coordinator
  • Assistant product manager
  • Assistant merchandising manager

Manufacturing Management

 

The Manufacturing Management program puts students on the fast track to leadership careers in a variety of manufacturing industries, including food and beverage, medical instruments, tooling, plastics, and aerospace. Designed for students with degrees or diplomas in related programs,, the program condenses a range of advanced manufacturing management skills into one year of intensive study. Student will gain a competitive edge in the job market and open up a pathway to professional advancement in manufacturing management.
Student will develop expertise in every aspect of manufacturing management, including:

  • Production management
  • Operations management
  • Resource planning
  • Manufacturing processes and equipment
  • Advanced programmable controls
  • Plant layout
  • Production planning and control
  • Quality assurance
  • Environmental compliance

Eligibility Criteria

  • Postsecondary diploma or degree in science or engineering* is required

  *   Applicants with postsecondary qualifications from another discipline require at least three   years of industrial experience.
At least one year of industrial experience and some basic exposure to a CAD system would be an asset.

·         IELTS score = 6.00 bands
 Selection Criteria

 Selection on the basis of demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience.

Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to date, must be submitted along with application. Applicants may be required to complete English testing to demonstrate proficiency.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

 

Career Opportunities

 

The nature of available manufacturing management job opportunities will vary from graduate to graduate, depending on previous work experience. Possible job titles include:

  • Plant/General/Operations Manager
  • Manufacturing/Production/Operations Manager/Supervisor
  • Product Engineering Manager
  • Warehousing/Manufacturing Manager
  • Design Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Factory Supervisor

Project Management

 

As a new university or college graduate,  Project Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program gives students the foundation they need to successfully manage projects for employers in their discipline. That’s true whether the  area of interest is the arts, community or social services, business or information technology. If the applicant is  a seasoned professional, this program provides the opportunity to learn new skills and earn credentials necessary to advance one’s  career faster.

The skills one learns in this Project Management program prepare him to initiate, plan, execute and control a project to ensure its success. In addition to graduate certificate, when one completes the program he will be qualified to write exam to become either a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) or Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute(PMI®).

The program gives you a comprehensive foundation in project management and organizational management that applies to organizations of all types and sizes. One will learn how to:

  • Identify clear project objectives
  • Build detailed project requirements
  • Develop and monitor performance measures
  • Manage communication
  • Arrange and control finances
  • Work well with diverse people and partners
  • Manage project constraints including scope, quality, cost and time

Cooperative Education

One can work for one paid work term at the end of the program’s eight-month academic portion and gain valuable real-world experience that is highly regarded by employers. This experience allows the student to explore different career paths and apply classroom learning to actual business situations.

Eligibility Criteria

·         Postsecondary diploma or degree

and/or

·         Demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience

·         IELTS score = 6.00 bands

Selection Criteria

Selection  on the basis of previous academic achievement, and/or demonstrated experience.

In some cases, applicants may be requested to submit a résumé, which includes details of related work experience, and a cover letter, which summarizes their career goals and reasons for wanting to take this program.

 
Career Opportunities

On completion of the programs, students may be able to get following job opportunities:

  • Arts: Film or theatre production management, arts administration, self-employed artist
  • Community services: Fundraiser, program coordinator, volunteer management
  • Business: Supply chain coordinator or entrepreneur starting your own business, event planner
  • Information technology: Hardware upgrade or software development project leader
Government: Public administration, recreation program coordinator, community initiatives leader

Web Designing

Features of the program

This program is designed and built around professional skills that translate directly to the marketing, e-commerce, and web design industries. During two semesters of intensive, project-based web design training, student will

  • Design and launch six to eight fully functional web sites
  • Learn the current versions of Flash, Dreamweaver, and other industry-standard web design software
  • Gain basic coding skills in HTML, CSS, and Action script
  • Make connections with web design professionals, including Sheridan faculty and alumni

Applicants must be competent in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator or equivalent software. Applicants will be expected to have these competencies prior to the start of the first course.

 Eligibility Criteria

·         Postsecondary diploma or degree in design, visual or fine arts

and/or

  • Demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience
  • IELTS score = 6.00 bands

Applicants must be competent in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator or equivalent software. Applicants will be expected to have these competencies prior to the start of the first course

Selection Criteria

Selection the basis of: 

  • Demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience

and

  • Response to a questionnaire
  • Portfolio

There is a portfolio review fee.

The portfolio should consist of digital work submitted on CD, or URLs of digital work, and/or 15-20 samples of non-digital work on 35mm slides. The questionnaire assesses suitability for a professional career in Web design and outlines business/work experience and personal/professional goals.

Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to date, must be submitted with the applications.

 

Career Opportunities

Design program has a sterling reputation, so web design graduates are always in high demand. Employers with an ongoing need for web design talent include:

  • Advertising agencies
  • Marketing firms
  • Corporate creative services departments
  • Government agencies
  • Design firms

Initially, graduates usually work as web designers. Over time they often move into careers as art directors, creative directors, or studio principals.