Certificate of Achievement | Online

This program sets the foundation for study in the area of learning disabilities with a focus on the relevant and varied definitions of learning disabilities, and explores the types of learning disabilities and the means of assessing learning disabilities. Students will review and reflect on ethical practices and legal responsibilities of educational bodies for providing and supporting access to accommodations, special funding, and services.   Students will have the opportunity to explore how psycho-educational reports and mental health accommodations are used to create learning plans for academic settings. Students will also have the opportunity to consider how other disorders; including ADHD, ASD, NVLD, addictions, and mental health disorders, impact learning. Legal foundations and professional standards as they pertain to learning disabilities will also be explored. This program allows students to participate in rich discussions with professionals in the field, and network with an online community.

Admissions

OSSD or Mature Student Status

If you are interested in completing the entire certificate program, please click here to sign up prior to registering for your courses.  See Program of Study or Course Delivery tabs to register for individual courses.

Graduation Timelines

Students can complete the Certificate of Completion in as little as one semester.  They are usually expected to complete their certificate within 60 months.

Other Important Information

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Certificate Requirements

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

LDS 1201Introduction to Learning Disabilities4
LDS 1610Learning Disabilities and Other Disorders4
PSY 1003Concurrent Disorders, Mental Health & Addictions3
LDS 1005Mental Health Accommodations4

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Fees

Tuition and Ancillary Fees

The total domestic tuition fees for each course is listed below.

CourseCreditsDomestic TuitionAncillary FeesTotal Domestic Fees
PSY 10033 credits$263.76$68.04$331.80
LDS 10054 credits$351.68$90.72$442.40
LDS 12014 credits$351.68$90.72$442.40
LDS 16104 credits$351.68$90.72$442.40

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees for Part-time studies.

The asterix (*) denotes courses that are delivered through Ontario Learn and are subject to an additional $95.96 fee per course.  This fee is already calculated in the ancillary fees and total fees listed above.

Important Note: The tuition above denotes domestic tuition fees only.  International applicants should contact Pathways or Continuing Education for further information regarding the admissions process.

Course Delivery

The table below details course offerings over the current and next academic year.

Course2021-22 Academic Year2022-23 Academic Year
PSY 1003 - 3 creditsSEPTEMBER, JANUARYSEPTEMBER, JANUARY
LDS 1005 - 4 creditsJANUARY, MAYJANUARY, MAY
LDS 1201 - 4 creditsSEPTEMBER, JANUARYSEPTEMBER, JANUARY
LDS 1610 - 4 creditsJANUARY, MAYJANUARY, MAY

All courses are delivered online asynchronously.  Your professor shares learning resources and activities with you in a flexible way.  You are not expected to attend a class or login to your materials at a specific day or time.  You will, however, be responsible for meeting all course requirements, dates and deadlines as posted within the syllabus.

Although most courses have offerings in September, January and May, additional intakes may be offered monthly, please see the course registration page for specific intake dates.

Important Note: Cambrian College reserves the right to cancel the offering of courses in certain terms.  Please refer to your registration page for current semester options.

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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.