Certificate of Completion | Barrydowne 

A micro-credential is a Cambrian College Board of Governor’s level certification awarded at Convocation. The Gender and Sexuality Studies Certificate of Completion is currently being offered to students who are taking a two-year diploma program, a three-year advanced diploma program or as a stand-alone certificate.

In order to be eligible for this certificate, students must complete four courses within the Gender and Sexuality Studies area.

Gender and Sexuality Studies will explore, engage, and promote awareness of gender and sexual diversity so that students will be better able to communicate effectively across difference, understand how structural barriers and inequitable practices are created, and thrive in an increasingly diverse world. This micro-credential aims to increase inclusive practices and improve the lives of 2SLGBTQIA+ people by ensuring students understand the issues around diversities of sexual orientation and gender.  

Students will:  

  • gain an understanding of gender and sexuality as they relate to political perspectives 
  • understand the social and cultural role of activism 
  • recognize the importance of art and culture 
  • examine the subtleties of language and explore how the use of language can impact people in every facet of life 

Certificate Requirements

In order to obtain the Certificate of Completion, four of the following courses must be completed:

GND 1002Sexuality and Politics3
GND 1003Activism and Queer Communities3
GND 1004Gender Diversity in the Arts3
GND 1005Gender Studies3

Please see our General Education Electives page for the list of available courses for each semester.

Current Postsecondary Students

Students currently enrolled in a postsecondary program at Cambrian College may take this micro-credential concurrently with their diploma program.

Whenever there is a General Education course within their program, students seeking the micro-credential should elect to take one of the four Gender and Sexuality Studies courses.  Since each program requires three General Education courses, students must enroll in one additional course (with applicable tuition and other fees), whether as an overload or through an off-stream term.  Students will apply to graduate for the micro-credential upon completion.

For further information, please contact your program coordinator or Bradie Granger, Chair of General Studies.

Continuing Education Students

Individuals can complete this micro-credential as a standalone certificate on a part-time basis.  Those interested in pursuing the certificate should use the following link to SIGN UP for the program.  Our General Education Electives page will provide a list of available courses for each term to help you plan your path to completion.

Once you have signed up for the program, please use the following link to REGISTER NOW for your course(s).


Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.