Academic Calendar Fall 2019


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.

Entrance requirements

New students should apply to Qualifying Studies. Students will be required to meet the admissions requirements for the university, as well as meet course prerequisites.

Students currently enrolled in post-secondary programs are required to meet only the course prerequisites. Communications courses require some proficiency with email, web-based research, and word-processing packages.

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.

Program outline

Course Title Credits
CMNS 200 Introduction to Portfolio Development 3
Two of: 6
CMNS 235 Public Speaking
ADED 472 Reflective Practitice
ADED 350 Storytelling and the Reflective Practitioner

Note: Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites.

Undergraduate continuance

Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or above) must maintain an undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV. Students in Good Academic Standing will have no registration limits placed on them. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from undergraduate studies at UFV. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Academic standing and undergraduate continuance section of the academic calendar. Academic standing is governed by UFV's Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).


Students must complete CMNS 200 and at least one other course at UFV.

Graduation requirements

Students must achieve a minimum completion GPA of 2.50 in the three courses to be eligible for the certificate, with a minimum grade of C in any individual course.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

Current Students