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?

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

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, If a learner completes Intro to Business, Intro to IT, or Intro to Community Services, they will be eligible for credit transfer provided the program they are interested in includes one of these courses. During their enrolment process, they would need to apply for credit transfer. Credit Transfer is also possible for Medical Term and Project Management. However, it 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.

What are Micro-course Bundles?

Micro-course bundles are designed to help local Manitoba businesses diversify their skillset, quickly. Each bundle has beginner and intermediate options tailored to a specific set of skills to help a variety of business types. Learners will have access to instructor and peer support and collaboration throughout the course, as well as hands-on training from industry experts. Upon course completion, learners will earn a digital badge to showcase on LinkedIn and their resume. Visit this page for more information.

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, every micro-course learner is eligible to receive a micro-course transcript upon request. You can do this by creating a Spiceworks ticket under the ‘Transcript Request’ Category.

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.

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.

What are Micro-course Bundles?

Micro-course bundles are designed to help local Manitoba businesses diversify their skillset, quickly. Each bundle has beginner and intermediate options tailored to a specific set of skills to help a variety of business types. Learners will have access to instructor and peer support and collaboration throughout the course, as well as hands-on training from industry experts. Upon course completion, learners will earn a digital badge to showcase on LinkedIn and their resume. Visit this page for more information.

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?

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

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

Yes, If a learner completes Intro to Business, Intro to IT, or Intro to Community Services, they will be eligible for credit transfer provided the program they are interested in includes one of these courses. During their enrolment process, they would need to apply for credit transfer. Credit Transfer is also possible for Medical Term and Project Management. However, it 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, every micro-course learner is eligible to receive a micro-course transcript upon request. You can do this by creating a Spiceworks ticket under the ‘Transcript Request’ Category.

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.

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