Study in class or online with other professionals
The part-time, online Editing Certificate is designed to meet the scheduling needs of a working professional. You can learn from wherever you have a computer with an Internet connection.
Interactive learning environment
SFU Continuing Studies’ online learning environment is interactive. You will work through each course with learners from different professional backgrounds who will share their experiences, ideas and expertise.
Coursework: What to expect
Coursework reflects and builds upon the real-world experience that everyone brings to the program. Prepare to spend six to ten hours per week on each course, which will include the following:
Your course materials will be available 24/7, and assignment deadlines are posted well in advance, allowing you to set your own pace for learning.
You do not have to be online at specific times, but you will need to be online regularly. You should plan to access Canvas at least once every two days to keep up with your work and group assignments. You may reach your instructors through Canvas.
English language requirements
To meet the demands of the program, you should have an advanced level of spoken and written English. If English is not your first language, we recommend you complete the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall band score of 6.5. If you have any questions or concerns about your English language proficiency, we encourage you to contact us.
Technical information (online students)
You’ll access the online courses through Canvas, our learning management system, which is available through the SFU website. Canvas is extremely user-friendly—even if you’ve never studied online before. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection.
You may log into Canvas beginning on the first day of each course. For a list of Canvas-supported operating systems and web browsers, visit our supported web browsers page.
To learn more about Canvas, visit the SFU Canvas Student Guide.