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Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Development (Co-op)

George Brown College - Casa Loma Campus George Brown College - Casa Loma Campus, Canada

Intake Sep 2023, Jan 2024

Jan 2023

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CAD 17575

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 110

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12 months


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Program Overview

Looking to transition careers or fill in the gaps to gain advanced blockchain development skills?

This unique Blockchain Development program at George Brown College in Toronto focuses on designing and implementing decentralized applications by leveraging blockchain technology. The three-semester program is designed to also thoroughly cover full stack development to give potential students all the tools they need to succeed in this emerging and exciting field.

This program has been developed with the support of blockchain industry professionals and is taught in a full-time executive format of approximately 20 hours per week of study over a 26-week time period. Co-op and work integrated learning opportunities are available during the third semester of the program. It is the first certificate in blockchain offered by a Canadian college.

The skills you’ll learn include:

  • Smart contracts
  • Design patterns for blockchain
  • Distributed applications (dApps)
  • Full stack development
  • Blockchain architecture, security practices, laws and regulations, and more

Your Field Education Options
During the third semester of the program, students may choose whether to apply for a Co-op position or take a Work Integrated Learning course which includes an industry-sponsored project.

To be eligible for co-op, a student must complete all Semester 1 and Semester 2 courses. As well, an overall GPA of 3.0 must be achieved.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
    • Communicate essential concepts related to blockchain technology and its industry applications.
    • Implement best security practices for blockchain solutions.
    • Design cryptoeconomic models to solve business problems.
    • Design the architecture of decentralized applications and systems.
    • Develop decentralized applications leveraging blockchain technology.
    • Explain the legal implications, regulations, and industry standards that are relevant to blockchain technology.
    • Apply IT project management principles and best practices.
    • Contribute to the field and blockchain community through various open source projects, partnerships, and community involvement.

Additional Information

Program Level Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 88.0  Minimum Listening - 22.0  Minimum Reading - 22.0  Minimum Writing - 22.0  Minimum Speaking - 22.0  
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60.0  Minimum Listening - 55.0  Minimum Reading - 55.0  Minimum Writing - 55.0  Minimum Speaking - 55.0  
    • Minimum Overall Score - 125.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: Diploma or Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field.

6.5 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
88 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
125 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 110

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12000 Per year

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