Program Types

Understand the different types of programs George Brown has to offer

Apprenticeship: A form of job training that enables you to learn by doing. As an apprentice you work under the supervision of a person skilled in the job you wish to learn. That individual teaches you how to do the work. As part of all apprenticeships, there is an in-school educational component.

Distance: George Brown College has students from all over the world studying with us online through distance education.

Certificate: Programs that require the completion of two semesters (one year) of study.

  • Pre-program certificate programs offer courses for career exploration or to qualify for further study in diploma programs at George Brown.
  • Postgraduate certificates provide specialized training for students who have already earned a post-secondary credential.

Degree: An honours bachelor’s degree is an eight-semester (four years) program of study.

Diploma: Regular diploma programs require the completion of at least four semesters (two years) of study. An advanced diploma requires six semesters (three years) of study.

Postgraduate: Building on knowledge and experience gained through previous post-secondary study, postgraduate certificates require a university degree or diploma for admission.