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eLearning Developer (Certificate)

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Durham College Certificate

Durham College Certificate

Program Description

With the recent shift from traditional classrooms to online education, eLearning has become a mission critical skill for educators. With the growth of online education, teaching and training has advanced the need for skilled developers of web-based learning. This program is designed to provide students with usable skills and a pedagogical basis in order to develop quality online learning materials. Students will not only learn the practical skills for development, but will also be introduced to how their role relates to the team-based approach in educational design.

Graduates of this program may be employed in roles such as eLearning Designer, Rapid eLearning Developer, Learning Specialist, eLearning Consultant, eLearning Course Author, Training Specialist Author, Learning & Development Specialist, and Training Content Developer. Industries include, and may not be limited to education, training, financial, retail, healthcare, insurance, trades, and consulting.

Certificate Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
    Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading
    Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U)

  • Recommended for students with an educational background.
  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to plan and develop a structure for e-learning materials using principles of instructional design
  • Develop and maintain web content using established client-side web-programming languages and applications
  • Recommend appropriate e-learning strategies and materials based on learning theory for the desired project objectives
  • Design and develop multimedia content for e-learning, including audio, video, illustrations, animations, and interactive content using relevant, current and/or emerging technologies
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts in researching, selecting and evaluating appropriate technologies, tools and applications to achieve project objectives
  • Contribute as a member of an integrated team to execute the planning, delivery, and evaluation of e-learning projects
  • Perform all work in compliance with relevant regulations, accessibility legislation, copyright legislation, and industry standards

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Automotive
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Banking
  • Health Care
  • Software
  • Communications
  • Insurance
  • Trades

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

Currently offered

Course Title Location/
Delivery Method
PROG 1288HTML IntroductionOnline
PROG 1288HTML IntroductionMonthly Intake Online
TEAC 1380Instructional Design for Online LearningOnline
TEAC 1381LMS PlatformsOnline
TEAC 1382Managing an eLearning ProjectOnline
TEAC 1383Multimedia for eLearning DevelopersOnline
TEAC 1385Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility for Online LearningOnline
TEAC 1384eLearning ToolsOnline
TEAC 1384eLearning ToolsMonthly Intake Online