Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
The International Development program at Centennial College focuses on international development as the study of providing support to the world's developing populations and improving their quality of living.
If you previously earned a college diploma or university degree, you may be eligible to benefit from the unique courses in the three-semester college business program, with its emphasis on interdisciplinary and cross-sector studies.
Facilitated through the School of Business, this graduate certificate program helps you to meet the needs of this growing industry by giving you practical knowledge and hands-on experience to tackle development challenges while working in Canada or abroad. Among the critical issues with which you become familiar are:
- Human rights
- Poverty reduction and human development
- Health and disease prevention
- Education and training
- Economic development and income growth
- Social entrepreneurship and innovation
- Gender and development
- Energy and environmental sustainability
- Corporate social responsibility
- Humanitarian assistance
- Finance for development
- Project management
Once you successfully complete the International Development program, you become a general development professional and will be able to seek employment in a wide variety of institutions. International development professionals work in every country in the world to address crucial issues in developing communities.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title||Location|
|INTD-702||Poverty, Inequality and Human Development||Progress Campus|
|INTD-704||Human Rights and Development||Progress Campus|
|INTD-705||Cross-Cultural Communications||Progress Campus|
|INTD-706||Project Design and Proposal Writing||Progress Campus|
|INTL-703||Comparative Geopolitics Systems||Progress Campus|
|INTL-711||Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development||Progress Campus|
|Course Code||Course Title||Location|
|ACCT-701||Accounting for Managerial Decision Making||Progress Campus|
|INTD-710||Education and Development||Progress Campus|
|INTD-711||Global and Environmental Health||Progress Campus|
|INTD-712||Energy and Sustainable Development||Progress Campus|
|INTD-713||Rural Development and Global Food Systems||Progress Campus|
|INTD-714||International Development Law||Progress Campus|
|Course Code||Course Title||Location|
|INTD-721||Research Methods and Fieldwork Techniques in Development||Progress Campus|
|INTD-722||Microfinance for Development||Progress Campus|
|INTD-723||Gender, Development, and Public Policy||Progress Campus|
|INTD-724||Humanitarian Assistance and Service Delivery||Progress Campus|
|INTD-726||Project Monitoring and Evaluation||Progress Campus|
|INTL-710||Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development||Progress Campus|
Career OpportunitiesPrinter Friendly
- International Development program faculty members have extensive industry experience and many hold PhD credentials.
- You learn to manage a project cycle through problem identification, analysis, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
- As courses are designed to utilize case studies and real-life examples, emphasis is placed on practical applied studies.
- Seasoned international development practitioners are invited to lead course lectures, allowing you to benefit from their wealth of experience.
- Once you graduate, you receive support to pursue a domestic or an international internship. Priority is given to finding employment in the developing world. Possible study tours in select developing countries provide valuable experiential learning.
- Program/project coordinator
- Economic development officer
- Social development specialist
- Corporate social responsibility manager
- Research officer
- Program/project director
- Aid/development worker
- Fieldwork facilitator
- Monitoring and evaluation officer
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- University 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
- Proof of English proficiency
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
1. Apply Online
Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.
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.
Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: 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 two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Incidental Fees||Total|