Our certificates and programs are designed for your ambitions.
Advance in your career with USask Micro-credentials. These quick, flexible programs are developed with you in mind, and are focused on skills that our local labour market needs.
Our programs offer a high-quality experience to help you boost your employability or invest in your professional development. These are not about memorization or passive participation, you will practice real-world skills endorsed by your industry and receive coaching, support, and targeted feedback.
Once we validate that you’ve obtained the specific skill/competency, you will walk away with an official university-level digital credential that you can share on your resume, on LinkedIn, or with employers directly.
Key Features of USask Micro-credentials
- Practical learning and feedback: You will practice skills in a real-world context and receive and implement feedback from experts to achieve competence.
- Made for professionals: focused on skills that will help you advance or pivot in your career path.
- Short and focused: dynamic and flexible programs that typically last 4-6 weeks for the average learner and are designed to fit into your schedule.
How much do micro-credentials cost?
Micro-credential fees vary based on factors such as how long it will take the average learner to complete and the sort of assessment a learner will need to complete to demonstrate skill.
Are micro-credentials delivered on campus?
Most courses will be delivered online asynchronously. Some programs may have an on-campus component or an online synchronous session.
How are micro-credentials different than a course?
Micro-credentials provide stand-alone value (like currency) as USask credentials in the same way as a certificate or a degree are “credentials,” but micro-credentials are short and narrowly focused, similar to our courses.
Do micro-credentials have admission requirements?
Most micro-credentials are open to all learners and you can register and pay directly, rather than going through our typical admissions process. Some programs will have recommended experience ex.) experience coding in python or C++, or a professional license or registration number ex.) must be licensed to practice Dentistry in Canada.
Introduction to Grassland Prescribed Fire
In this micro-credential students receive instruction on the basics of planning a prescribed fire, strategies and tactics for carrying it out, protocols for communications and safety, as well as basic emergency planning and response for unplanned mishaps. They put those skills into practice during a hands-on experience on a prescribed fire line under the mentorship of an experienced prescribed fire practitioner.
Sustainable Irrigation - Water Management
This micro-credential focuses on skills required to calculate water conveyance requirements in irrigation water supply and agricultural drainage projects, system analysis to identify opportunities to improve water use efficiency and supply management, and wholistic water management for sustainable integrated irrigation and drainage.
Sustainable Irrigation – Irrigation Agronomy
This micro-credential focuses on skills required for farm level management to adjust agronomics to optimize benefits of irrigated cropping systems and data driven application of irrigation to ensure water is applied at the right time, in the right place and at the right amount for maximum sustainable yields.
Professional development and accreditation
In partnership with industry groups and government agencies, the College of Agriculture and Bioresources offers a number of certificates, programs, and individual classes to those who want to grow their career.
First aid, CPR, lifeguarding
Humanities and Social Sciences
Embrace lifelong learning and invest in your personal and professional development with our programs.
Opportunities for all ages and abilities to keep learning.
Explore your creativity and develop skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry making, fiber art, graphic design, and more. Gain confidence as you develop your portfolio. Classes are taught by acclaimed professional artists.
Activities that that provide children a learning, creative and fun environment.
Make new friends and get plenty of exercise in our hands-on, creative learning environments. Camps are offered during summers with some camps also being available during February and Easter school breaks.
Teachers and their K–12 students
In-school workshops, on and off-campus guided field trips, and educational events are offered by many colleges and organizations on campus.