Portfolio Essentials certificate
This three-course, nine credit certificate is designed for individuals in programs, workplaces, and community settings. Students will learn the portfolio process and how to adapt their portfolios for specific audiences. The certificate is an integration of theory, practice, critical reflection, and experiential and formal learning.
This certificate is given as a completion credential. Any student successfully
completing the three courses is eligible for the certificate. Some students
might complete the certificate while enrolled in their current programs, while
others may be admitted to UFV for the purpose of taking the certificate.
New students should apply to the Arts Studies program path. Students will be
required to meet the admissions requirements for Arts Studies, as well as meet
Students currently enrolled in post-secondary programs are required to meet
only the course prerequisites.
Fees and additional costs
See the Fees and Other Costs section. Other than the $25 graduation fee, there are no additional fees for the
certificate. Students will be eligible for financial aid if they take all three
courses in the summer.
Certificate requirements: 9 credits
||Introduction to Portfolio Development
|Plus two of:
||Portfolio Development for the Reflective Practitioner
||Storytelling and the Reflective Practitioner
Note: Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites.
Students are required to take CMNS 200 plus at least one other course through UFV.
Students are required to have a completion GPA of at least 2.5 in the three
courses to be eligible for the certificate, with a minimum of a C grade in any
For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section. Communications courses require some
proficiency with email, web-based research, and word-processing packages.