George Brown launches full–time blockchain program for fall 2018

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We’re launching three new programs in this fall, including our Blockchain Development program at our School of Computer Technology – the first full-time certificate program of its kind at a Canadian college. 

Our new blockchain program was developed in response to growing interest and demand for professionals with an understanding of this technology. Blockchains are digital, decentralized ledgers that record transactions shared among many people. This technology can help businesses improve efficiency of transactions while lowering the chance of data mismanagement and fraud. 

“This program was developed with input from leading industry professionals in response to skyrocketing demand for advanced blockchain skills and expertise,” says Albert Danison, Chair, School of Computer Technology. “The most significant challenge inhibiting growth in blockchain today is sourcing qualified talent. With this new program, we are helping build the workforce that Canada needs to harness and ensure mainstream adoption of the technology.” 

New programs are also rolling out this fall at our School of Design and our School of Social and Community Services. See details below of the three new programs starting in September 2018: 

Blockchain Development  

School of Computer Technology 

Blockchain Development is a three-semester (one year) certificate program that offers an immersive and experiential approach to blockchain. Students learn to design and implement decentralized applications by leveraging blockchain. The program also covers full stack development, smart contracts, blockchain architecture, security practices and laws and regulations. Co-op opportunities are available after certificate completion.  

Graduates will be prepared to work in banking, international finance, healthcare, government and other industries. 

Career Development Practitioner

School of Social and Community Services 

Career Development Practitioner is a three-semester (one year) graduate certificate program that prepares graduates to enter the career development sector. The program may also appeal to practitioners working in the field who want to gain additional formal training and job coaching experience. The career development sector includes non-profit/community-based, government, post-secondary and private/corporate organizations. 

The key objective of the field is to assist clients to be self-sufficient in career exploration, skill acquisition, job search and maintenance.  

Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design 

School of Design 

The Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design is a four-year degree that produces designers who can solve problems using human-centered, socially conscious, and economically viable digital solutions. 

Digital experience design includes related fields such as service design, user experience design, and interaction design.