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Professional Development Online

Courses Offered in Participation With Ed2Go and UGotClass

Stay Ahead in Today's Fast-Paced Job Market!

We are pleased to offer a variety of non-credit professional development and special interest courses in partnership with leading educational organizations, ed2go and UGotClass.

In today's competitive job market, continuous professional development is essential to get ahead and gain the skills and ​insight that today's employers are looking for. These programs and courses ​provide access to the latest knowledge, trends and innovations to keep you up to date in your profession. Explore what's available below!

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McMaster University Continuing Education has partnered with ed2go to provide you with a variety of leading online non-credit courses to meet your your professional goals. 

Courses are designed for flexible enrolment year-round. Choose from courses that are instructor-led or self-paced to suit your individual learning style.  Instructor-led courses offer a structured group learning environment complete with moderated discussion boards so you can engage easily with your instructor and classmates. Self-Paced Tutorial courses are designed for independent learning so you can advance your learning based on your own schedule. Most courses include supplemental learning material, such as assignments, quizzes, audio, video, infographics, and hands-on labs. 

Choose between two streams of industry-leading online professional development courses and programs:​

Career Training courses and programs are highly specialized courses designed to upskill and propel you into the next stage of your career journey. Whether you are looking to advance within your current profession or enter a new field completely these courses will help you get there. Offerings include Applications Development, Java Programming, LEED, Lean Six Sigma, Technical Writing, and more!  See full list of available Career Training courses.


Professional Development courses are designed to assist you in filling any professional knowledge gaps, or in pursuing personal interests all from the comfort of your home or office.​ Offerings include Business, Computer Applications, Computer Science, Information Technology, Professional Development for Teachers, and more! See full list of available Professional Development courses.


A note on fees

The course fees are listed in USD to maintain consistency as ed2go offers courses in a number of different countries. If you have a Canadian bank or credit card you will be charged the appropriate Canadian amount based on the exchange rate on the day you are charged.

Where do I go if I need assistance?

  • Review these FAQs
  • If you have course content-related questions, Instructor-Led courses feature a “Discussion Area” where you can engage with your instructor. Any questions regarding drops, transfers, refunds, progress reports, or password and email changes are handled by our Student Support department, ​through this form or by phone at 866-520-6806​. 
  • If you have questions related to PDU/CEU eligibility please contact the respective industry association or accredited designation provider prior to registering for a course

Where do I register for a course?

You can register and pay your course fees directly through the course pages:


Career Training 

Professional Development 

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In partnership with UGotClass, a division of LERN, McMaster University Continuing Education offers a variety of non-credit professional development courses online. Participants in these instructor-led courses will have the opportunity to engage in readings, view online presentations of content, take self-quizzes, and share in group discussion. Topics include business, management, marketing, technology, training for teachers and more. See full list of available courses.



  • Take just one course, or take a collection of courses to receive a Certificate of Achievement from UGotClass
  • Save on costs by purchasing the whole certificate up-front
  • Classes have several start times throughout the year
  • Most courses are only 16 hours
  • Full money back guarantee, at any time, for any reason if you're not satisfied​​

Where do I go if I need assistance?

  • Review these FAQs
  • Inside the online classroom, click on the Problems button to send a message about your issue. Either your instructor or a representative from UGotClass will get in touch with you. You can also contact or call 855-846-8252.

Where do I register for a course?

You can register and pay your course fees directly through the course page.

Featured Courses

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    This course will teach you Lean Six Sigma process improvement projects from start to finish. Learn to deliver measurable, sustainable improvement by finding the root causes of problems and streamlining processes. The course was developed to meet today's changing business environments and is facilitated by Lean Six Sigma Experts. It draws on what the experts practice every day in the field to provide you with the most effective way to learn and implement Lean Six Sigma.

  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

    The Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate course is designed to educate candidates on the cutting-edge green building and sustainable design practices, and enables participants to designate that expertise with an internationally recognized professional credential.

  • Certificate in Online Teaching Certificate in Online Teaching

    From building an online course to improving an online course, from fostering online discussion to encouraging student interaction, from traditional assessment to online tests, the program will give you both the fundamentals of teaching online, as well as the most advanced tips and techniques in the business. Your instructors are authors, speakers and consultants in online learning and teaching.