College Certificates

Certificate programs are offered to John Abbott students as a supplement to their existing program of study. Students follow six concentration courses during their regular program and complete a written project on a subject of their choosing related to the certificate subject. Upon completion of a certificate program you will receive a certificate of recognition along with your John Abbott diploma. The individual courses offered by the certificate programs are also available to non-certificate students.

See below for the different college certificates options:

Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies is a multidisciplinary academic field with the aim of understanding how humans interact with the natural world and affect natural systems, and how we can safeguard these systems upon which we are wholly dependent! Topic areas include the causes and impacts of the climate and ecological emergency (CEE),…

Sports Studies

Sport is essential to all cultures in the modern era and can be traced back to ancient civilizations. It is a complex social phenomenon deserving serious study. It has been analyzed by scientists, social scientists, historians, philosophers and business specialists, and is the foundation of many creative works of art…

Indigenous Studies

Are you interested in Indigenous Studies? Are you from an Indigenous culture or do you have friends who are? Are you a non-Indigenous person who wants to know more? Do you want to understand Canadian society, history, geography, culture and traditions from a new perspective? Do you think your future…

Peace and Social Justice Studies

General Information The Peace and Social Justice Studies Certificate brings together College courses which inform students about world issues and their impacts on their personal lives. Students are then empowered to take action. Generally the following themes have been identified as making a course a Peace and Social Justice Studies…

Women’s Studies and Gender Relations (WSGR)

Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study that has moved from being “by, for and about women” to exploring how different identities (gendered, racialized, classed, etc.) and forms of oppression (sexism, racism, classism, capitalism, etc.) overlap and intersect. What has remained as a defining feature of a Women’s Studies education is…

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