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Associateship in Canadian Surety Bonding Associateship in Canadian Surety Bonding

Associateship in Canadian Surety Bonding

Surety bonds and the suretyship process

Bonding for risk management

Formats

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Most courses offered under The Associateship in Canadian Surety Bonding program are available in both online and in-class formats. Exceptions apply to the following courses: SAC 101, SAC 102 and SAC 103 which are only available online.   

In-Person Format

In-class offerings will include a mixture of lecture and experiential learning activities, such as case studies, presentations, individual and group work.

  • Class size ranges from 12 to 50 students.
  • You should expect to allocate at least three hours per week for reading, study and assignments, in addition to class time.
  • Courses are held at McMaster’s Downtown Centre, One James North, Hamilton, unless otherwise indicated.
  • You should attend all classes as the classroom work represents a significant part of the learning experience.

Considerations for Taking an In-Person Class

  • Your schedule allows you to attend class at the same time each week.
  • You prefer interacting with your peers and feeling part of a classroom environment.
  • You prefer weekly feedback from an instructor.
  • You occasionally need reminders and reinforcements to get your studying done.
  • You prefer the instructor explain the readings and the assignments.

Online Format

 

 

Online teaching methods will include instructor webinar/video lecture/presentations, discussion boards, web-based learning activities, as well as experiential learning activities (i.e. case studies, group discussions, projects). 

Considerations for Taking an Online Class

  • You are good at keeping yourself on task to complete a project.
  • You are comfortable asking for clarification when needed and expressing yourself in written form through email or a discussion board.
  • You are able to read the textbook (and the assignments) on your own and understand the concepts.
  • You are able to work independently.
  • You have a quiet place to complete your work.
  • You are comfortable using technology.