Course Overview


Unlock your potential as an Instructional Design Professional.

Instructional Designers are the experts responsible for developing the materials used with in-person and online courses.

Instructional designers are in high demand and are one of the fastest growing professions. According to the Bureau of Labor, the need for training and development specialists will continue to grow faster than the average of all other occupations through at least 2031. 

To meet this need, this certificate is designed to help you, regardless of prior experience, learn how to be an instructional designer who can think about and develop quality online learning experiences using learning and development methodologies and tools (eg. Articulate, Canva, etc.) that organizations use the most.  

Graduates will earn a university certificate and be ready to start work as an instructional designer. Additionally, to help you get off to a fast start, students will be able to showcase their experience through the portfolio of instructional design work they build throughout this course.  

Why should I choose this course?

  • World class content and instruction - the certificate is designed and delivered by Dr. Blair Stamper, an award-winning inclusive instructional design expert.
  • Flexibility for working adults - this certificate uses a mix of asynchronous training along with live instructor evening sessions designed to give you maximum flexibility to meet the needs of your life.
  • Real-world experience - whether your end goal is to build new skills or sharpen your existing skills, this course will give you the knowledge, tools, experience and confidence to build new online courses from scratch. 
  • Jumpstart your career in instructional design - Organizations need more people trained in instructional design now!  As part of this course you will review the specific skills that organizations want and then you learn those specific skills and practice them with regular live feedback and coaching from your instructor. 


Who is this course for?

Individuals interested in developing training and development courses in organizations including corporations, government agencies, non-profits or higher education institutions. 

Do I need previous experience?

No, regardless of whether you have done some training and development work in your past or if you are just starting out, we have built this course to give you the educational foundation and necessary skills in a short amount of time.  

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Section Schedule
Jan 16, 2025 to Apr 17, 2025
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Registration Fee non-credit $2,250.00 or $500.00 deposit
Section Notes

The zoom meetings are optional but strongly recommended.  There is no attendance requirement. The online zoom meetings are at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on the following dates:

  • January 23, 2025
  • January 30, 2025
  • February 6, 2025
  • February 20, 2025
  • March 13, 2025
  • March 27, 2025
  • April 10, 2025

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Scholarship Opportunity

The program qualifies for the New Ventures Scholarship.

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