The Essentials

Critical tools for success.

Learn professional skills for success with these focused programs.

Certificate of Completion

An Essentials Certificate of Completion indicates that an individual has successfully completed 5 days of coursework including an evaluation component for each course within the specified program.

The course evaluation method is described in each course outline which is distributed in class.  All courses are graded on a pass/fail basis.

When enrolling in courses, participants should identify that they are enrolled in the specified Essentials Program

Individuals have a maximum of three years from their first eligible course to complete an Essentials Certificate of Completion.

Request Certificate of Completion

To request a Certificate of Completion, please send an email to essentials@mcmaster.ca The email should include the following information:

  • Your name and MacID;
  • Which certificate you are requesting (e.g., Leadership); and, 
  • The courses you have completed to be eligible for the certificate.

Once approved, certificates will be sent to the address which you have on file on Mosaic. Please ensure this information is up-to-date before requesting your certificate.

Common Questions

 

How do I track my progress in the Essentials program?

All progress can be tracked through Mosaic in the Student Center. For more information, please contact the Centre for Continuing Education directly at 905-525-9140 ext. 24321.

What if I miss the assignment deadline?

Late assignments are not accepted, and the affected course may not be counted towards the Certificate of Completion program requirements.   In extreme circumstances, an individual may inquire about an extension directly with the instructor in advance of the deadline.  Decisions to provide an extension are at the discretion of the instructor in consultation with the Program Manager.

Will I receive feedback on my assignment?
In most cases, individuals who complete assignments will receive basic feedback from the instructor with regards to their course assignment.  The feedback will be transmitted via email.  Assignments will not be returned to participants. Grade information is disseminated by CCE only, or an individual may access their record of learning by logging into Mosaic.