Blockchain Development Program (Postgraduate) (T475)

Program Description

Leadership Claims

In response to the digital revolution and rapid transformation ignited by blockchain technology, George Brown College's School of Computer Technology has distinguished itself as a pioneer, becoming the first Canadian institution to offer a certificate in Blockchain Development.

Program Overview

The Blockchain Development program is a comprehensive, two-semester curriculum designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of blockchain technology and its applications. This program equips students with the necessary knowledge and practical skills to design and deploy dApps (decentralized applications) utilizing blockchain technology.

Core areas of focus include smart contract development, software and business patterns for blockchain, blockchain system development, full stack development, blockchain architecture, security practices, and relevant laws and regulations.

In the final semester, students will have the option to undertake a co-operative work placement or work-integrated project. This opportunity will allow them to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired throughout the program in a practical setting, thereby gaining valuable real-world experience, and fostering networking opportunities with industry professionals. This program has been meticulously developed with the invaluable support of seasoned professionals from the blockchain industry. The program is delivered in a full-time executive format, comprising approximately 20 hours per week of evening classes spread over a 26-week period. This structure ensures that students experience a balanced mix of theoretical knowledge and hands-on, project-based learning, offering students the chance to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical setting.

Full Description

Seeking a career pivot or aiming to augment your skill set with advanced knowledge in blockchain development?

George Brown College in Toronto presents a distinct Blockchain Development program that spans three semesters. The curriculum is centered on the design and deployment of decentralized applications, leveraging blockchain technology, and offers a holistic understanding of the blockchain domain.

Developed in collaboration with experienced industry professionals, this program unfolds in a full-time executive format, necessitating approximately 20 hours of study each week over a 26-week duration. The third semester offers students the choice of engaging in a Co-op placement or a work-integrated learning experience, providing them with the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in the expansive blockchain space.

The skills you’ll learn include: smart contracts design patterns for blockchain decentralized system development full stack development & integration blockchain architecture, security practices, laws and regulations and more

Technology Requirements

This program requires students to have access to a personal computer with the following specifications: 

  • 8 GB minimum (16 GB RAM recommended0 
  • 256 GB SSD Hard Drive (500+ GB is optimal) 
  • Quad-core i5/i7 2.4GHz or better 
  • Ability to run Ubuntu 20.04 (can be on virtual machine) 
  • Webcam 

Your Field Education Options

In semester 3, students complete a Work Integrated Project, or qualified students are eligible for co-op. Learn more about how to qualify, apply, and important dates for co-op on the Centre for Arts, Design & Information Technology Experiential Learning page.

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

Graduates of this program may apply for positions that include:

  • blockchain engineer
  • blockchain developer
  • blockchain architect
  • smart contract developer
  • dApp developer
  • blockchain solution analyst
  • blockchain consultant 


To support Toronto as a leading blockchain hub, George Brown College has partnered with ConsenSys, ChainSafe Systems and other leaders in the industry to develop this program.

Educational Pathways

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We are immensely proud of the contributions of our alumni in Toronto and around the globe.

From Michelin-starred restaurants to major construction, entertainment, community and financial organizations, our graduates are truly making an impact across a range of industries.

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