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Courses & Programs at The Chang School

Canada’s largest and most successful continuing education program, The Chang School offers many courses and professional development opportunities for engineering, architectural science and STEM professionals. Depending on your needs, timeline and interests, you may choose to complete a course series or a certificate program. A course series is a program or grouping of two (2) or more courses in a defined area of knowledge or skill. Upon completion, you will receive a professional development award. A certificate program consists of a minimum of four (4) single-term courses in specific career-related areas. Upon completion, you will be awarded a Ryerson certificate. Whether you complete a course series or certificate, employers—both current and potential—will recognize the value of the credential you have earned.

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Course Series

When you complete any one of the following STEM-related course series, it demonstrates to a current or future employer that you have acquired additional professional skills that are current and highly relevant.

Note: Courses marked with a “*” are offered online.

In this program, you will be taken through a series of hands-on in-class activities to familiarize yourself with the process of product ideation. You will create your designs digitally and then create product prototypes using 3-D printers. Visit The Chang School’s course series page.

This program offers you a focused grounding in the most sought-after applied statistical and analytical skills. It may be especially suitable for you if you are interested in a career in business, industry, government or research. Visit The Chang School’s course series page.

Architectural technologists are in high demand with employers in architectural firms, government, and construction companies. Upon completion of this program, you will be proficient in AutoCAD, the latest Canadian building codes and regulations, and more. Visit The Chang School’s course series page.

If you would like to become a coder or a computer programmer, this course series could be for you. It provides training in the most popular programming languages (Java, C and Python) and operating system (UNIX). Visit The Chang School’s course series page.

This program teaches 3-D Unity and Autodesk's May to equip you with the programming and scripting skills you need to develop a range of video games, learning games, "training interactive," and augmented reality simulations and applications. Visit The Chang School’s course series page.

In this program, you will master solutions associated with existing asset evaluation of damage and deterioration; preservation and rehabilitation of existing assets and urban spaces; repair and re-use of materials associated with cost control, and more. Visit The Chang School’s course series page.

This program prepares you for Transport Canada’s UAV Pilot Permit Exam, Transport Canada Compliant UAV operations, and UAV remote sensing applications. You will complete regulatory applications, fleet management records, operation checklists, and more. Visit The Chang School’s course series page.

Big Data professionals are in high demand. This program will build your hands-on skills in Hadoop, Python, and Tableau Big Data Tools Administration, giving you the in-depth, technical proficiency that employers are looking for. Visit The Chang School’s course series page.

This program explores the technologies, architectures and strategies for the streaming of IoT and how “always-on” data streams are managed and scaled. Other topics include monetization and value creation of IoT for economic prosperity and social good. Visit The Chang School’s course series page.

This program will give you the hands-on experience you need to develop apps for Android cell phones and the iPhone. You will learn Java programming for Android and Object-Oriented programming for iPhones. No previous experience is required. Visit The Chang School’s course series page.

If you need to meet academic degree course requirements in order to apply to health care professional schools, such as graduate programs in biomedical sciences/engineering, this program may be ideal for you. Visit The Chang School’s course series page.

In this program, you will receive training for high-demand skills such as budget creation, cost control, workplace budget management, mobile project management, and project oversight and execution. Visit The Chang School’s course series page.

This program is designed to help you advance your career in STEM. Featuring courses in communication and entrepreneurship, and a host of electives from various disciplines, you will be more responsive and current to the needs and standards in industry today. *Offered online. Visit The Chang School’s course series page.

Led by industry experts, this hands-on, technical program will teach you how to create commercially-applicable VR and AR experiences for phones and tablets. Visit The Chang School’s course series page.

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Certificate Programs

A certificate from one of the following-STEM related programs demonstrates to a future or current employer that you are committed to a comprehensive program of study that provides a greater level of up-to-date, career-focused expertise.

Note: Courses marked with a “*” are offered online.

If you are pursuing accreditation as an architectural technologist (and a student membership with the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario), or you are seeking Canadian qualifications in the architectural field, this certificate could be for you. Visit The Chang School’s certificate programs page.

This six-course certificate gives you the opportunity to improve your skills and credentials in the field. It is recognized by the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario (AATO) as meeting the educational requirements for membership as a probationer technician. Once this certificate is completed, you are eligible to complete the Advanced Architecture Certificate. Visit The Chang School’s certificate programs page.

If you are an internationally educated professional with a technical background, this program can help you develop Canadian workplace culture and communication skills, and further your applied project management expertise. Visit The Chang School’s certificate programs page.

Whether you are just starting your career, seeking advancement, or simply pursuing more in-depth knowledge, this certificate will give you the professional technical expertise you need to protect computer systems and data. *Offered online. Visit The Chang School’s certificate programs page.

If you use data analytics, Big Data and predictive analytics to optimize performance in a wide range of sectors, or you need to acquire hands-on, technical expertise and credentials for career advancement, this certificate program could be ideal for you. Visit The Chang School’s certificate programs page.

This certificate will give you the skills you need to be involved on the job in all phases of emergency incident planning and execution using best-practice processes, tools, resources and team members for effective crisis management. *Offered online. Visit The Chang School’s certificate programs page.

This certificate will give you a global focus on energy management and conservation, enabling you to manage and influence professional conservation, sustainability, technology and commercial solutions to energy challenges. *Offered online. Visit The Chang School’s certificate programs page.

This certificate covers topics such as air quality, water and soil processes, as well as an introduction to environmental legislation, site assessment, waste management and green technology. Visit The Chang School’s certificate programs page.

This certificate will enable you to analyze, plan and manage built and natural environments by working with plant and construction materials. Ecological and historical factors will also be considered. *Offered online. Visit The Chang School’s certificate programs page.

In this certificate program, you will learn how to define, plan and monitor a project’s scope, resources, costs, schedule and team members—qualifying you for vast employment possibilities. *Offered online. Visit The Chang School’s certificate programs page.

In this hands-on program, you will learn consumer and commercial product development, and produce robotic and embedded systems that respond to society’s need for innovation. *Offered online. Visit The Chang School’s certificate programs page.

Upon completion of this certificate, you will have the ability to leverage Lean Six Sigma processes and decision making in order to achieve business, economic and sustainability goals at your place of work. Visit The Chang School’s certificate programs page.