Programs & Credentials

Sheridan offers a multitude of different credential options designed for personal and professional development. Let's choose the program or course that's a right fit for you.

Programs & Credentials

Sheridan Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS) offers a multitude of different credential and programming options, designed to fit your personal or professional goals. Whether you're looking to upskill, reskill, start a new hobby, or launch a second career, there is an academic program pathway that fits into your schedule and desires. 

Let's discuss some common questions regarding our credentials and programming options.

What is a program? 

A program is a group of courses that focus on a specific field of study. Programs tend to achieve a specific outcome and result in a desired credential, such as a certificate, a professional designation, a micro-credential, or more. A full listing of Sheridan CAPS program can be found here

What is a course?

A course is an individual class or subject that you can take individually or as part of a larger program. All programs consist of courses. Students may choose to take individual course(s) for personal or professional development reasons. Students will not receive a credential or certificate of completion upon completing an individual course(s). Students can print out a grade report from their MyStudentCentre in SheridanCentral upon completion of their course(s). A full listing of Sheridan CAPS courses can be found here

What is a Certificate? 

A certificate is awarded upon completion of a larger program. This type of credential is clearly indicated within the program page. Certificates are normally four (4) or more courses bundled together. Certificates are the perfect step for those launching a second career, or are looking for specific knowledge, skills, and experience in their area of interest. A full listing of Sheridan CAPS certificates can be found here

What is a Micro-Credential?

Micro-Credentials certify an individual’s achievements in specific skill sets and differ from traditional credentials, such as degrees or diplomas. They are shorter, personalized, and enables employment in specific roles. At the end of the program, you will receive an official document credential from Sheridan Continuing & Professional Studies. A full listing of Sheridan CAPS Micro-Credentials can be found here

What are the different learning environments?

Sheridan CAPS is pleased to offer four (4) different learning environments and modalities:

types of modalities offered at sheridan college

IMPORTANT NOTE: As of Winter 2021 and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Sheridan CAPS is offering courses delivered via virtual or online campus only. 


If you have any questions regarding Sheridan CAPS programming or credentials, please contact our Opportunity Centre at or (905) 874-4440.