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As a McMaster Undergrad, use your electives to earn a career certificate or diploma as part of your degree at Mac

ElevateYourSkills allows current McMaster undergraduate students to earn a professional certificate or diploma as a part of their degree. So when they graduate they have the professional skills needed to stand out and get ahead in today’s competitive job market.

  • Wide range of programs to choose from
  • Fully online courses that you can fit into your schedule as undergraduate electives
  • Taught by best-in-class instructors with industry experience, providing you with real-life career skills and experience before you graduate

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Option highlights Learn More

  • Convenient online learning platform
  • Save time as you earn a degree and professional certificate or diploma at the same time
  • Wide variety of programs to get you career-ready

What you'll learn Learn More

  • Practical skills, training and experience
  • Real-world credentials that help you stand out in the job market
  • How to stand out to employers in today’s competitive job market

Learn more about the ElevateYourSkills option

  • Current McMaster University undergraduate students who want to get career ready as early as their first year
  • Undergraduates who want to use a McMaster Continuing Education online certificate or diploma as electives for their degree
  • Undergraduates who want practical training and in-demand skills taught by industry experts in their field of choice

Earning a professional certificate or diploma at the same time as your undergraduate degree can help you stand out by demonstrating your skills and commitment to employers in the fields of Business, Health and Social Services, Marketing and Communications and Technology and Data.

Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Connect with your faculty’s Academic Advisor to confirm your elective capacity and choose a professional program that fits your goals and schedule
  2. Contact us to speak with one of our Information Specialists about program-related questions and steps for registration and scheduling
  3. Begin your McMaster Continuing Education journey to gain the in-demand skills and experience you need to future-proof your career

Please note:

Unlike your undergraduate courses, students must pay for McMaster Continuing Education certificate and diploma courses at the time of online registration. McMaster Continuing Education courses are not eligible for OSAP.

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