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    McMaster University
  Feb 18, 2018
Undergraduate Calendar 2017-2018

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Centre for Continuing Education

Undergraduate students may enrol in continuing education courses for credit towards their degree. Talk to your Academic Advisor for details.

Located at One James North in downtown Hamilton (OJN campus), the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) offers Certificate and Diploma programs, plus professional development along with corporate training programs. Many academic Certificate and Diploma programs can be completed in less than a year. Students compare the Centre’s small, engaging classes and interactive teaching style to upper-year tutorials. Courses are offered in the evenings, on weekends and online to accommodate working students and professionals.

For more details, please contact the Centre for Continuing Education at extension 24321 or visit our website:

Certificate and Diploma Programs Approved for Advanced Credit

All CCE Certificates and Diplomas have been approved for advanced credit, as indicated below. Information regarding advanced credit for degree study is outlined in Graduates of McMaster Certificate/Diploma Programs in the Admission Requirements section of this calendar.

Degree + Diploma. Don’t just look for a job. Build a career.

Before, you searched for a job. Today, you build a career with skills, knowledge, and connections.

Use your elective credits to add a McMaster Centre for Continuing Education certificate or diploma to your degree. CCE university-level programs are closely aligned with professional associations to help you work towards gaining a professional designation and the career you want. Enrol in CCE courses and take fewer electives in your program. Graduate with a university degree and a career-focussed diploma.

The best part? Flexible study options with courses offered in the evenings, on weekends, and online. Choose from programs in:

  • Accounting
  • Addiction Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing
  • Web Design
  • And more

Talk to your Academic Advisor about Degree + Diploma today.

Note: Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) courses are not eligible for OSAP. Payment must be made at the time of enrolment.

Affiliated Associations and Institutes

  • Many McMaster Centre for Continuing Education courses are recognized as course equivalencies or approved for professional development units by the following professional associations and institutes:
  • Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) - Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) - Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario
Addiction Education
  • International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor (ICADC) - Canadian Addiction Counsellor Certification Federation (CACCF) 
  • Canadian Problem Gambling Counsellor (CPGC)  - Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board (CPGCB) 
    Note: ADD 121 Working with Problem Gambling is approved by the Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board for 30 specific hours of continuing education.
Business Administration
  • Credit Union Institute of Canada
  • Associate Institute of Canadian Bankers (AICB) - Canadian Securities Institute (formerly Institute of Canadian Bankers) 
  • Canadian Institute of Marketing
  • Certified in Management and Administration (CIM) - Canadian Institute of Management
  • Certified Administrative Manager (CAM) - Canadian Institute of Certified Administrative Managers (CICAM)
  • Certified Credit Professional (CCP) - Credit Institute of Canada 
  • Canadian Risk Management (CRM) - Global Risk Management Institute
  • Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) - Insurance Institute of Canada
  • Fellow of Credit Union Institute of Canada (FCUIC) - Credit Union Institute of Canada 
  • Graduate Member Canadian Institute of Marketing (GCInst.M) - Canadian Institute of Marketing 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)® - Project Management Institute (PMI)®
  • Qualified Administrative Assistant (QAA) - Association of Administrative Assistants
Human Resources Management
  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP™) - Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA)
  • Canadian Institute of Marketing
  • Graduate Member Canadian Institute of Marketing (GCInst.M) - Canadian Institute of Marketing 

Please contact the Centre for Continuing Education at ext. 24321 or visit for more details.


Bachelor of Technology Program
Engineering Technology Building (ETB), Room 213
Ext. 20160


Other Diploma Programs

For information concerning other Diploma programs offered at the University, please refer to the relevant Faculty section in this Calendar.

Faculty of Health Sciences

Indigenous Studies

Faculty of Humanities