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International Development (Optional Co-op)

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Program Details

  • Program Code:2895
  • School:The Business School
  • Credential:Ontario College Graduate Certificate
  • Program Type:Graduate Certificate program

Program Overview

Program Overview

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The International Development Graduate Certificate Program prepares students for jobs in the Canadian and international Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs) as well as UN agencies. Some of our graduates also choose to pursue a doctoral or master’s degree in a relevant field. 

If you previously earned advanced diploma or degree, you may be eligible to benefit from the unique courses in the three-semester college program.

Through a “human rights-based approach to development,” you'll examine the multiple dimensions of poverty, education for all, environmental protection, gender mainstreaming, Aboriginal people’s rights, and corporate social responsibility. You will also gain knowledge and skills related to financial management, results-based management as well as the participatory approach in project design, implementation and evaluation.

During their course of study, students are given the opportunity to travel abroad to experience the dynamic of development in the field and further develop their areas of interest. Students also participate in Canadian forums and events to improve their professional networks for future employment and to learn about Canada’s unique role and practices in the larger international development context. 

After the completion of the program’s 19 courses, you have the option to pursue a Co-Op opportunity of 14 weeks in Canada or internationally.  

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Program Highlights

  • Experience the real world of international development through projects and research in collaboration with domestic and international NGOs.
  • Participate in Faculty Led International Program (FLIP) trips that provide valuable experiential learning in selected developing countries.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of International Development Week  at Centennial College in collaboration with our partner NGOs.  
  • Practice Results-Based Management (RBM) approach to address global problems using innovative tools of project design, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Access major international NGOs in Toronto and participate in their global and national forums.
  • Learn from Faculty members who have extensive experience in the NGO sector and many hold PhD credentials.
  • Once you graduate, you will receive support to pursue a domestic or international Co-Op opportunity.  

Articulation Agreements

Successful graduates of this International Development Graduate Certificate program have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.

Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.

Partner Institution

Degree

Davenport University

Master of Business Administration

Master of Management

Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.

Career Outlook

  • Project manager/coordinator (gender/health/food security etc.)
  • Monitoring and evaluation officer
  • Corporate social responsibility officer
  • Research officer
  • Fieldwork facilitator

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Degree or a three-year college diploma in any discipline from a recognized institution
  • We will consider applicants who have a two-year college diploma or a partial university degree (75% complete), and who have a minimum of two years work experience relevant to the program (transcript and resume review required)

Additional Requirements

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full-time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in-person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

International Students

If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on three semesters, beginning Fall 2019.

Student Tuition (3 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $6,462.75 $1,726.50 $8,189.25
International $21,753.75 $2,160.50 $23,914.25

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