5 Courses Required

This certificate provides flexibility for students interested in developing their skills in industrial design, material art and design, fabrication, and electronics. Students are able to customize their study while learning core skills in design and fabrication. Courses emphasize design and creativity while providing technical studio and software training. Students will gain skills in project design and development as well as implementation and production. This certificate is not for university degree credit.



  1. For courses on campus, students must maintain a minimum of 80% class attendance per course or only have missed one (1) class per course. For online courses, students must complete and turn in all assigned material.
  2. Instructors assess the student's work and issue a grade of pass or fail. Students must receive a passing grade in the course for the course to qualify for the certificate.
  3. Students must complete five (5) distinct qualifying courses within three (3) years. One of these courses may be a qualifying course from any of the other OCAD U Continuing Studies certificates.
  4. Successfully completed courses can be applied towards one (1) certificate only.
  5. Students must register for the certificate program by clicking on the 'Apply Now' button. Registration can be done at any time before, during or after completing the requirements.
  6. The certificate is awarded when students complete all requirements within the prescribed time limit. The certificate can be downloaded as a printable PDF.


Students, Ryan Lanyon and Zhino Yousefi share their experience taking the Design, Technology, and Fabrication Skills Certificate. 

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