Academic Calendar Winter/Summer 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.

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 requirements

Certificate requirements: 9 credits

Course Title Credits
CMNS 200 Introduction to Portfolio Development 3
Plus two of: 6
CMNS 235 Public Speaking
ADED 472 Reflective Practitice (formerly ADED 330M)
ADED 350 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.

Graduation requirements

Students are required to have a completion GPA of at least 2.50 in the three courses to be eligible for the certificate, with a minimum of a C grade in any individual course.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section. Communications courses require some proficiency with email, web-based research, and word-processing packages.

Current Students