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Ontario College Graduate Certificate | 2 semesters | Online

This graduate certificate program is designed to examine and apply new knowledge in the field of education for support professionals interested in working with students with learning disabilities. This unique program now provides a combined concentration in learning strategies and assistive technology and engages students by creating opportunities to apply and assess learning techniques.

This program will explore the scope of learning disabilities and its critical impact on students living with learning disabilities, non-verbal learning disabilities, and co-existing conditions; including mental health conditions and other disorders. The context of study also includes research and reflection on legal and professional standards as they pertain to support professionals in academic settings.

Current and prospective educators, educational assistants, and academic support services providers, at all educational levels, will benefit from the activities, professional discussions, and special resources offered in the Applied Learning Disabilities Studies program.

Whether you are a new graduate or currently working in educational support, this program will diversify your professional portfolio and your employment options!

Program Highlights

  • 2 semesters or up to 20 months;
  • Unique to Cambrian College: Learning Disability Studies plus Combined Concentration in Learning Strategies and Assistive Technology;
  • Application of theory, assessments, and support techniques and access to valuable resources and professionals in the field;
  • Diversified employment opportunities in an academic environment.

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Admission Requirement

Graduate of a recognized two- or three-year postsecondary program.

Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2019
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2020

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Summer 2020

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website. 

Program of Study 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
LDS 1201 4
AST 2050 4
LST 1001 4
PSY 1003 Concurrent Disorders, Mental Health & Addictions 3
COM 1003 Interp Comm. and Conflict Res. 3
Semester 2
AST 2060 4
LDS 1005 4
COM 1004 Comm. for Client Care 3
LDS 2000 4
LDS 1610 4
 Total Credits37

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties and are unable to update new course information and descriptions at this time.  Current students can view updated Course Outlines via their student portal on myCambrian.  New and prospective students are encouraged to contact the Enrolment Centre ( for inquiries. 


Tuition and Ancillary Fees

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

Books & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $100.  The information will be updated on the website upon further review of the program.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

  • Learning Strategist;
  • Assistive Technologist;
  • Academic Mentor;
  • Tutor for students with Learning Disabilities;

Graduates of this program will have and enhanced capacity for work in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary academic support services. Graduates from developmental services, child and youth care, and early childhood education fields will increase their ability to support students with learning disabilities in school settings.

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.

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