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    • Certificate

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    Program length

    • Up to 5 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: $6,400 plus $100 non-refundable application fee
    • Each course: $800
    Pricing subject to change without notice

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    Professional development for higher education administrators

    If you are a mid-level administrator working in a post-secondary setting, this program will help you gain a better understanding of your institution, your students and your role, encouraging and directing you to improve your communication skills and professional performance.

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    Understand your workplace

    Learn about university, college and polytechnic cultures and governance; academic/administrative teams and student roles; needs and accessibility issues. Develop accurate and concise communications skills and gain an understanding of group dynamics in your workplace.

Explore your career options with Certificate in University and College Administration (CUCA) Level 1

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 Certificate in University and College Administration Level 1.

Fees: $6,400 plus $100 non-refundable application fee.
Pricing subject to change without notice.

Expected duration: 1 to 5 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
CUCA 0102 Mission, Culture, and Governance in Higher Education 25 Winter
CUCA 0100 Financial Management and Budgeting 25 Fall
CUCA 0106 The Role of the Student and Student Needs 25 Winter
CUCA 0104 Powerful Communication through Writing 25 Fall

Elective courses

Choose a minimum of 100 contact hours, with at least one course from each group.

Group A
Course number Course name Contact hours Term(s) offered
CUCA 0116 Leadership 25 Fall
CUCA 0114 Effective Communication 25 TBA
CUCA 0110 Administrative Law 25 TBA
CUCA 0112 Special Topics Course: Conflict Resolution 25 TBA
Group B
Course number Course name Contact hours Term(s) offered
CHRD 0110 Advising Essentials 25 Fall
CHRD 0114 Current Issues in Advising 25 Summer
CHRD 0116 Advising International Students 25 Summer
CUCA 0120 Supporting International Students
(Formerly Supporting New Cdn Students)
25 TBA
CUCA 0122 Supporting Students with Disabilities 25 Winter
CUCA 0124 Working with Cultural Differences 25 N/A
CUCA 0150 Aboriginal Students and the Post-Secondary Journey 25 Winter
CUCA 0152 Assessment of Academic Advising 25 Winter
Group C
Course number Course name Contact hours Term(s) offered
CUCA 0132 Key Performance Indicators and Accountability 25 TBA
CUCA 0134 Strategic Planning at the Unit Level 25 Summer
CUCA 0136 Technological Implications – Insights into Higher Education Information 25 TBA
CUCA 0130 Branding 25 Fall

How to apply

Complete and submit your Application Form (PDF):

  • Save to your computer before filling out the form.
  • To register for individual courses, please visit Courses.

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

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

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