Professional Experience Certificate

Professional Experience Certificate in Digital Media, Communication and Technology for ICCIT Students

The Professional Experience Certificate in Digital Media, Communication and Technology program provides eligible students the opportunity to integrate two paid work placements into their ICCIT program of study. The certificate offers students authentic learning experiences outside the classroom that involve the application of skills and concepts learned in the classroom through two 4-month non-credit paid work terms. This certificate program must be taken in addition to any of the current ICCIT programs. Students enrolled in the certificate program also complete two professional practice courses in class (1.0 credit), CCT273H5Professional Practice and Communication, and CCT373H5 Career Planning and Development, and a 400 level capstone thesis course, CCT475H5 Integrated Learning Digital Media, Communication, and Technology (0.5 credit) that count toward their program requirements. 

Limited Enrolment: Students will be eligible to apply for this certificate program at the end of their second year of study. Requests to enrol in this certificate program subject post will be assessed through the same process and timelines used for all other UTM subject post requests (i.e. requests for subject posts are made in the Spring and Summer terms via Acorn with notification of acceptance/ invitations made available in the late Summer and/ or early Fall). 

Enrolment in the Certificate Program in ICCIT is limited to students who have met the following criteria: 

  1. Concurrently enrolled in one of the following ICCIT programs:
    • Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (CCIT) Major
    • Professional Writing & Communication (PWC) Major
    • Technology, Coding & Society (TCS) Major
    • Digital Enterprise Management (DEM) Specialist
  2. Have completed CCT110H5 Rhetoric and Media or WRI203 Expressive Writing.
  3. Have completed CCT273H5 Professional Practice and Communication with a minimum course grade of 70%.
  4. Have achieved an overall minimum CGPA of 2.4. The CGPA requirement for entry will be set each year in relation to the number of applicants, with the minimum being 2.4.

Students will be awarded the certificate via a transcript notation upon successful completion of the four required courses and a minimum of two 4-month work placements.