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Instructional Design (Certificate)

Durham College Certificate

Durham College Certificate

Program Description

The Instructional Design program is for students interested in the theory, practice, and design of instructional content for various modes of delivery. This program will provide students with the theoretical and practical foundations for the development and design of instruction and training applicable to the higher education industry, corporate training delivery, or the hosting of subject-specific workshops. Pedagogical theory will be coupled with practical module and course development to apply and demonstrate key instructional design principles.

Certificate Requirements

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

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 Centre for 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:

  • Develop measurable performance-based learning outcomes and/or objectives for a course or training program
  • Plan instructional design strategies to meet the needs of a specific audience
  • Apply appropriate learning models in designing instructional materials and resources
  • Design activities and assessments that are aligned to learning outcomes
  • Develop a course for hybrid delivery that includes the components of accessibility in course design
  • Identify the roles of team members and apply project management strategies in a course development project
  • Select and evaluate appropriate technological tools to enhance course design and delivery
  • Implement a quality assurance framework using appropriate instructional design instruments

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Instructional designers
  • Educational consultants
  • Training providers
  • Instructional program developers
  • Primary, secondary and post-secondary institutions
  • Corporate training services
  • Private career colleges
  • Corporate clients
  • Not for profit sectors

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

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