UFV Continuing Education uses the following definitions.
Credential is an academic qualification. Examples are degrees, diplomas, and certificates. This qualification can only be awarded by a recognized post-secondary institution that is part of the Ministry of Advanced Education. This ensures that the level and breadth of the learning are measured against established standards.
A certificate is a university credential awarded for a length of study of 18–45 credits (or minimum 150 hours). Continuing Education certificate programs receive an official UFV certificate (parchment), recognition at UFV Convocation ceremonies, and all certificate program courses are listed on student’s transcript.
Courses are a unit of instruction on a specific topic. The value of a course can be measured by credits and/or hours. All courses are listed on a student’s transcript. In some cases, a Statement of Completion in the form of a letter can be provided upon request.
Programs are a set of courses and associated requirements to attain an overall goal. Often the successful completion of a program awards a credential.
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