Certificate in Blockchain Development
George Brown College
CAD 16,920 / per year *
Earliest start date
* for international students. All fees are subject to change, without notice
Recognizing the rapid change and digital disruption that blockchain has caused, George Brown College's School of Computer Technology is the first Canadian college to offer a certificate in Blockchain Development.
Looking to transition careers or fill in the gaps to gain advanced blockchain development skills?
This unique Blockchain Development program at George Brown College in Toronto focuses on designing and implementing decentralized applications by leveraging blockchain technology. The three-semester program is designed to also thoroughly cover full stack development to give you all the tools you need to succeed in this emerging and exciting field.
This program has been developed with the support of blockchain industry professionals and is taught in a full-time executive format of approximately 20 hours per week of study over a 26-week time period. Co-op and work-integrated learning opportunities are available during the third semester of the program.
The skills you’ll learn include:
- smart contracts
- design patterns for blockchain
- distributed applications (dApps)
- full-stack development
- blockchain architecture, security practices, laws and regulations, and more.
Your Field Education Options
During the third semester of the program, students may choose whether to apply for a co-op position or take a Work-Integrated Project course, which includes an industry-sponsored project.
Scholarships and Funding
Scholarships for international students at George Brown College are generally in-program awards based on students’ academic performance (and other criteria) at George Brown College after the beginning of the academic program.
This is a three-semester program comprising case studies during which students will be engaged in an increasingly intense and independent basis with the material of escalating complexity. Course-oriented delivery supports this learning process.
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The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Communicate essential concepts related to blockchain technology and its industry applications.
- Implement best security practices for blockchain solutions.
- Design cryptoeconomic models to solve business problems.
- Design the architecture of decentralized applications and systems.
- Develop decentralized applications leveraging blockchain technology.
- Explain the legal implications, regulations and industry standards that are relevant to blockchain technology.
- Apply IT project management principles and best practices.
- Contribute to the field and blockchain community through various open-source projects, partnerships and community involvement.
Graduates of this program may apply for positions that include:
- Blockchain engineer
- Blockchain developer
- Blockchain architect
- Smart-contract developer
- dApp developer
To support Toronto as a leading blockchain hub, George Brown College has partnered with ConsenSys, ChainSafe Systems and other leaders in the industry to develop this program.