Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
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 OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|INTD-710||Education and Development|
|INTD-711||Global Health and Development|
|INTD-712||Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development|
|INTD-714||International Development Law|
|INTD-717||Financial Management for Development|
|INTD-721||Research Methods and Fieldwork Techniques in Development|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|INTD-713||Rural Development and Global Food Systems|
|INTD-722||Microfinance for Development|
|INTD-723||Gender, Development, and Public Policy|
|INTD-724||Humanitarian Assistance and Service Delivery|
|INTD-726||Project Monitoring and Evaluation|
|INTL-710||Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- Experience the real world of international development through projects and research in collaboration with domestic and international NGOs.
- Participate in trips that provide valuable experiential learning in selected developing countries.
- Participate in the planning and implementation of 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.
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.
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.
- Project manager/coordinator (gender/health/food security etc.)
- Monitoring and evaluation officer
- Corporate social responsibility officer
- Research officer
- Fieldwork facilitator
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- 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)
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
1. Apply Online
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.
2. Submit Documents
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.
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 FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on three semesters, beginning Fall 2020.
|Student||Tuition (3 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|