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    Credential

    • Letter of Accomplishment in Academic Advising

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    Program length

    • Up to 3 years

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    Program features

    • For Canadian citizens and permanent residents
    • Part-time, online from anywhere in Canada

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    Program fees

    • Total cost: $4,000 plus $100 non-refundable application fee
    • Each course: $800
    Pricing subject to change without notice

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    Be a better academic advisor

    Become an academic advisor or be a better one with this program. Understand the academic advising landscape in Canada and deepen your understanding of the theories and practices associated with academic advising so you can provide enhanced service to the students and their institutions.

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    Learn to provide outstanding service

    During the program, you will learn about best practices in Canadian academic advising and consider how to provide an in-depth and meaningful experience that enables advisors to provide outstanding service to students and their instructors. You will also explore a range of perspectives on contemporary advising issues such as international students, diversity in advising and students at risk.

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The knowledge and skills you acquire in this program could be valuable in the following careers. Explore these options. Learn which top skills are required, how many are currently employed, and what they are earning.

Program details

This program is for Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Information for international students who wish to study with us can be found at Intensive program packages.

Credential: Earn a University of Manitoba Letter of Accomplishment in Academic Advising.

Fees: $4,000 plus $100 non-refundable application fee.
Pricing subject to change without notice.

Expected duration: 1 to 3 years, part-time

Admission requirements: Grade 12 diploma or equivalent, or mature student status.  If primary language is not English, proof of English proficiency is required.
Learners with 1 (one) or more years of university courses outside of the University of Manitoba must provide an official transcript.

Course requirements: Courses are graded on a pass/fail basis.

Program courses

Determine the courses you will need to complete this program.

This Extended Education program has open registration, which means that students can register for individual courses without being admitted to a program. Any courses taken within 10 years that are in the program will be applied to the student’s program record. Please note that the course schedule below may change based on enrollment numbers and student interest.

Students will need to be admitted to a program before they will be allowed to graduate with a certificate.

Required courses

Course number Course name Contact hours Term(s) offered
CHRD 0110 Advising Essentials 25 Fall
CUCA 0152 Assessment of Academic Advising 25 Winter
CHRD 0114 Current Issues in Advising 25 Summer

Elective courses

Choose 50 contact hours under the Revised Structure or Previous Structure.

Revised Structure
Choose two.

Course number Course name Contact hours Term(s) offered
CHRD 0112 Technology in Advising 25 Not offered
CHRD 0116 Advising International Students 25 Summer
CHRD 0118 Diversity in Advising 25 Not offered
CUCA 0106 The Role of the Student and Student Needs 25 Winter
CUCA 0114 Effective Communications 25 Not offered
CUCA 0116 Leadership 25 Fall
CUCA 0120 Supporting International Students 25 Not offered
CUCA 0122 Supporting Students with Disabilities 25 Winter
CUCA 0150 Aboriginal Students and the Post-Secondary Journey 25 Winter

Previous Structure
Choose one from Group A and one from Group B.

Group A
Course number Course name Contact hours Term(s) offered
CHRD 0112 Technology in Advising 25 TBA
CHRD 0116 Advising International Students 25 Summer
CHRD 0118 Diversity in Advising 25 TBA
Group B
Course number Course name Contact hours Term(s) offered
CUCA 0114 Effective Communications 25 Not offered
CUCA 0120 Supporting International Students 25 Not offered

Register for courses

You can register for courses before applying to this program. Please visit courses.

How to apply

Complete your application online:

  • Sign in or create an account in our registration system. 
  • Choose Apply to a Program in the left menu. 
  • Select your program and pay your application fee to complete your application.

You must be admitted to a program in order to graduate with your credential.

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Extended Education
185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204-474-8800
Toll free: 1-888-216-7011