Lifelong Learning for a Brighter World

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The Essentials

Learning for Professionals

Skills for success with these focused programs.

Certificate of Completion

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An Essentials Certificate of Completion indicates that an individual has successfully completed 5 days of coursework including an evaluation component for each course within the specified program.

The course evaluation method is described in each course outline which is distributed in class.  All courses are graded on a pass/fail basis.

When enrolling in courses, participants should identify that they are enrolled in the specified Essentials Program

Individuals have a maximum of three years from their first eligible course to complete an Essentials Certificate of Completion.

*Please note that we have recently removed from our website several Essentials Program courses that will no longer be scheduled moving forward. Any of these removed courses that have been completed within the past three years will still be recognized for the eligibility of securing a McMaster Continuing Education Essentials Certificate of Completion for either a:

(1) Certificate of Completion with the completion of the required five full days of a specified Essentials Program Stream (CoC) and the submission of the required evaluation components with securing passing grades

(2) Multi-Competency Certificate of Completion with the completion of five full days of Essentials Programs courses in general and the submission of the required evaluation components with securing passing grades. 

Individuals have a maximum of three years from their first eligible course to complete an McMaster Continuing Education Essentials Certificate of Completion.

Apply to Graduate

After you complete all your required courses and your final grades have been posted in Mosaic, please visit our Apply to Graduate page to find out next steps. 

 

Common Questions

 

How do I track my progress in the Essentials program?

All progress can be tracked through Mosaic in the Student Center. For more information, please contact the Centre for Continuing Education directly at 905-525-9140 ext. 24321.

What if I miss the assignment deadline?

Late assignments are not accepted, and the affected course may not be counted towards the Certificate of Completion program requirements.   In extreme circumstances, an individual may inquire about an extension directly with the instructor in advance of the deadline.  Decisions to provide an extension are at the discretion of the instructor in consultation with the Program Manager.

Will I receive feedback on my assignment?
In most cases, individuals who complete assignments will receive basic feedback from the instructor with regards to their course assignment.  The feedback will be transmitted via email.  Assignments will not be returned to participants. Grade information is disseminated by CCE only, or an individual may access their record of learning by logging into Mosaic.