Micro-Courses

We’ve introduced new Robertson Online Micro-Courses to help you build your skills and gain the essential knowledge you need to jumpstart your career.

Program Delivery

Online

Get your foot in the door to a meaningful career

Work at your own pace and set your own schedule.

Access your course materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Add an E-Course Certificate to your resume.

Micro-Courses

Our flexible course format gives you the freedom to study where, when and how it works best for you – you set your own schedule.

Build your skills with condensed courses.

Our micro-courses are designed to give you the content you need to start a meaningful career or take your career to the next level. Your course materials will be located on Brightspace, our online learning hub. Micro-courses are an excellent way to boost your resume and give you a competitive edge in your field.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answering your top questions about Robertson's micro-credentials.

What is a micro-course?

Micro-courses are short, compact learning solutions to develop specific competencies, at a Self-Guided pace. They are condensed adaptations of proven full-length courses. Our flexible course format gives you the freedom to study where, when and how it works best for you – you set your own schedule.

How long do I have to complete a micro-course?

All learners have three months to complete a 10 hour micro-course and 6 months for any micro-course with 10+ hours. You will lose your progress and access to course contents once the timeline is up.

Note: The ‘6 months for any micro-course with 10+ hours’ guideline does not apply to the Keyboarding micro-course. This is an exception. Keyboarding is a 20 hour course and learners are given only 3 months to complete the course.

Are there set class times?

No, there are no set class times, start dates, or deadlines for assignments. Micro-courses are fully self-paced. You are welcomed to work at your own pace.

Are any micro-courses eligible for credit-transfer to Robertson’s Diploma programs?

Yes, some of the Micro Courses are eligible for a transfer credit into Robertson Diploma programs. For more information, please refer to the Robertson Transfer Policy.

To check if a micro-course is eligible for credit transfer, please connect with us at [email protected]

Note: Credit Transfer is not possible for any of the 10 hour micros-courses.

What are the computer/system requirements?

You’ll access all your course materials and assignments through Brightspace, our online learning hub. Mac and Windows are both compatible to successfully access our Micro-Courses except for Bookkeeping and Quickbooks. Mac’s do not run or support required accounting software in these two Micro-Courses.

Do I earn anything on completion?

Each micro-course learner earns an electronic certificate on completion of a micro-course. You can add this electronic certificate to your resume or LinkedIn profile.

Can I get a Refund If I withdraw from the Course ?

Refunds will only be considered when requested within two weeks of the date of registration and for learners who have completed less  than 25% of the course.

  • Days 1-7 after registration; learners will be eligible for a full refund if they have completed less than 25%.
  • Days 8-14 after registration; learners will be eligible for a refund minus $50.00 administration fee if they have completed less than 25%. 
  • No refund will be issued for learners who have completed more than 25% within two weeks following their registration.
  • No refund will be issued for learners after the two weeks following their registration.
  • To be eligible for a refund, students must submit an email request to the Micro Course Team at [email protected] within the specified timeframe.

 

Are micros-courses only available for current Robertson students?

No, micro-courses are not for Robertson students only. Anyone is welcome to register for a micro-course.

How do I apply for Robertson College micro-courses?

All you have to do is go to the micro-course page that interests you and fill out the form. All micro-courses can be found here.

What qualifications do I need to have to successfully complete a micro-course?

Each micro-course highlights a ‘Who is eligible’ section which highlights eligibility criteria and who the course may be of special interest to.

What’s the difference between online diploma courses and micro-courses?

Online diploma programs are instructor-guided, which means you will have the benefit of attending online lectures at predetermined times. Micro-courses are self-led, meaning you can complete your coursework at any time, independently. Micro-courses are also individual courses that may be eligible for credit transfer into a Robertson diploma program.

Can I get a transcript for a micro-course that I completed?

Yes, all Micro Course Learners can request a Micro Course Transcript from the available options. To explore your options and submit a request please contact the Micro Course Team at [email protected] to view and submit your request.

Who can I reach out to if I have any questions about micro-courses or need support?

You can reach out to [email protected] with your questions and someone will be happy to help! 

How do I get access to my class material?

All online courses are hosted in Brightspace, our online learning hub. You can study anywhere, anytime, and access your course materials 24/7.

I am getting an error message when trying to access my micro course Ebook. What should I do?

In this case, please email [email protected] for support.

A link in my micro-course isn’t working. What should I do?

In this case, please email [email protected] for support. They can help fix any broken links.

How much do micro-courses cost?

Prices vary from course to course. Specific information on fees can be found here.

Can I get an extension if I am unable to complete my micro-course within the given time frame?

Yes, an extension is possible and can be requested by emailing [email protected].

Micro Course Extension requests will be received and reviewed by the Robertson College Micro Course Team. First extension request may grant learners 2 weeks at no cost.

Second extension request may grant learners 1 week at no cost. However, this will only be guaranteed if the learner showed significant progress during the first 2 week extension.

No more free extensions will be granted past three weeks. Any following extension requests may be granted at a cost of $50.00 a week.

What is a micro-course?

Micro-courses are short, compact learning solutions to develop specific competencies, at a Self-Guided pace. They are condensed adaptations of proven full-length courses. Our flexible course format gives you the freedom to study where, when and how it works best for you – you set your own schedule.

Are there set class times?

No, there are no set class times, start dates, or deadlines for assignments. Micro-courses are fully self-paced. You are welcomed to work at your own pace.

What are the computer/system requirements?

You’ll access all your course materials and assignments through Brightspace, our online learning hub. Mac and Windows are both compatible to successfully access our Micro-Courses except for Bookkeeping and Quickbooks. Mac’s do not run or support required accounting software in these two Micro-Courses.

Can I get a Refund If I withdraw from the Course ?

Refunds will only be considered when requested within two weeks of the date of registration and for learners who have completed less  than 25% of the course.

  • Days 1-7 after registration; learners will be eligible for a full refund if they have completed less than 25%.
  • Days 8-14 after registration; learners will be eligible for a refund minus $50.00 administration fee if they have completed less than 25%. 
  • No refund will be issued for learners who have completed more than 25% within two weeks following their registration.
  • No refund will be issued for learners after the two weeks following their registration.
  • To be eligible for a refund, students must submit an email request to the Micro Course Team at [email protected] within the specified timeframe.

 

How do I apply for Robertson College micro-courses?

All you have to do is go to the micro-course page that interests you and fill out the form. All micro-courses can be found here.

What’s the difference between online diploma courses and micro-courses?

Online diploma programs are instructor-guided, which means you will have the benefit of attending online lectures at predetermined times. Micro-courses are self-led, meaning you can complete your coursework at any time, independently. Micro-courses are also individual courses that may be eligible for credit transfer into a Robertson diploma program.

Who can I reach out to if I have any questions about micro-courses or need support?

You can reach out to [email protected] with your questions and someone will be happy to help! 

I am getting an error message when trying to access my micro course Ebook. What should I do?

In this case, please email [email protected] for support.

How much do micro-courses cost?

Prices vary from course to course. Specific information on fees can be found here.

How long do I have to complete a micro-course?

All learners have three months to complete a 10 hour micro-course and 6 months for any micro-course with 10+ hours. You will lose your progress and access to course contents once the timeline is up.

Note: The ‘6 months for any micro-course with 10+ hours’ guideline does not apply to the Keyboarding micro-course. This is an exception. Keyboarding is a 20 hour course and learners are given only 3 months to complete the course.

Are any micro-courses eligible for credit-transfer to Robertson’s Diploma programs?

Yes, some of the Micro Courses are eligible for a transfer credit into Robertson Diploma programs. For more information, please refer to the Robertson Transfer Policy.

To check if a micro-course is eligible for credit transfer, please connect with us at [email protected]

Note: Credit Transfer is not possible for any of the 10 hour micros-courses.

Do I earn anything on completion?

Each micro-course learner earns an electronic certificate on completion of a micro-course. You can add this electronic certificate to your resume or LinkedIn profile.

Are micros-courses only available for current Robertson students?

No, micro-courses are not for Robertson students only. Anyone is welcome to register for a micro-course.

What qualifications do I need to have to successfully complete a micro-course?

Each micro-course highlights a ‘Who is eligible’ section which highlights eligibility criteria and who the course may be of special interest to.

Can I get a transcript for a micro-course that I completed?

Yes, all Micro Course Learners can request a Micro Course Transcript from the available options. To explore your options and submit a request please contact the Micro Course Team at [email protected] to view and submit your request.

How do I get access to my class material?

All online courses are hosted in Brightspace, our online learning hub. You can study anywhere, anytime, and access your course materials 24/7.

A link in my micro-course isn’t working. What should I do?

In this case, please email [email protected] for support. They can help fix any broken links.

Can I get an extension if I am unable to complete my micro-course within the given time frame?

Yes, an extension is possible and can be requested by emailing [email protected].

Micro Course Extension requests will be received and reviewed by the Robertson College Micro Course Team. First extension request may grant learners 2 weeks at no cost.

Second extension request may grant learners 1 week at no cost. However, this will only be guaranteed if the learner showed significant progress during the first 2 week extension.

No more free extensions will be granted past three weeks. Any following extension requests may be granted at a cost of $50.00 a week.

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