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Digital Marketing Specialist

Certificate Program

Total Program Hours:
340 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
17 Weeks
Includes holidays and professional days.
Delivery Methods:
  • In-Class Instruction
  • Distance Education / Online
Program content is subject to change.

The Digital Marketing Specialist certificate program teaches students how to design and execute digital marketing strategies for a multitude of social channels. Learn the tactics needed to make content rise to the top of search engines, increase brand visibility, improve return-on-investment and master digital communication to drive revenues. 

Digital Marketing Specialist Learning Objectives

The Sprott Shaw College Digital Marketing Specialist program equips individuals to:

  • Develop strategic marketing plans
  • Conduct primary and secondary market research
  • Manage various digital marketing channels such as social media
  • Evaluate return on investment for various marketing media
  • Use Search Engine Optimization and web analytics to improve profitability
  • Devise and execute effective sales presentations and negotiation strategies
  • Productively use MS Office including Word and Excel
  • Communicate effectively using various communication channels

Why Study At Sprott Shaw? 

  • Lifetime access to dedicated Employment Services Specialists (ESS) who can help you with resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, and the overall job search after graduation 
  • Lifetime tuition-free access to course refreshers if you ever need to retrain and update your skills 
  • Practicum opportunities with recognized organizations across BC 
  • Multiple start dates so you can start your education when you want to without the wait 
  • Career and professional development success courses to help create a career development marketing plan, learn the cardinal rules of professionalism, and identify the target markets and employment resources in the counselling field 
  • Preparation and orientation courses to teach you how to find credible research, write papers, create proper citation formats including APA, and study effectively for exams 
  • All-inclusive program costs where what you see is what you pay. Our costs include registration fees, assessment fees, tuition, textbooks, supplies, course materials, uniforms, certificates, graduation fees, practicum fees, and much more 
  • Grant and scholarship opportunities are available to help you save on tuition. Up to $4000 in scholarships and grants are open to recent high school graduates, Sprott Shaw alumni, military veterans, and more! Click here to browse our full list of grants and scholarships.

Where Are Sprott Shaw Graduates Working? 

Our Business, Marketing, and Cybersecurity graduates can be found working throughout the province. Graduates of our business & marketing programs can be found working for a diverse range of businesses from law and real estate offices to positions with the Government of Canada and Canada Post. 

Click below to learn more about where our graduates are currently working. Please note that these lists do not cover every single business that has hired a Sprott Shaw graduate, but they do provide a good representation of the sort of industries that Sprott Shaw graduates are working in. 

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Career Opportunities

Accounting Assistant
Convention Marketing
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Marketing Coordinator
Promotions Assistant
Public Relations Liaison
Sales Professional
Social Media Marketing
Admission Requirements:
  • Grade 12 / GED or mature student status (all transcripts must be “true certified copies” or originals).
  • Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and entrance assessments with a minimum score of 20/40 in the English Assessment and a minimum score of 20/40 in the Math Assessment (with a minimum composite score of 42/80).
  • For more information on English Language requirements and equivalencies please click here.

Domestic Students:

  • Domestic students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of English 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the English Entrance Assessment.
  • Domestic students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of Math 10, 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the Math Entrance Assessment.

International Students:

  • International students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of Math 10, 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’ will be exempt from having to write the Math Entrance Assessment. The equivalent credential must be evaluated and verified.
  • International students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of English 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’ will be exempt from having to write the English Entrance Assessment. The equivalent credential must be evaluated and verified.
  • International students can also meet the English requirement by demonstrating one of the following three options:
  • Sprott Shaw’s English Language Assessment, OR
  • Minimum IELTS Score 5.5 overall or iBT TOFEL Score of 70, OR
  • Completion of an ESL program from one of SSC’s partnered ESL schools.
Certificate Requirements:
  • 60% average upon successful completion of all courses, including courses given a complete.
  • Qualifies for second diploma when done as an add-on to another program.

Students can expect to complete 1 – 3 hours of homework per day.

* Digital Marketing Specialist was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.

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Courses List

This 17 week Certificate program requires the student to complete the following courses.

  • Defining negotiation
  • Conflict diagnosis-systems approach
  • Developing negotiation strategies

  • Current marketing terminology
  • Strategic planning
  • Market research, sales, promotion and group dynamics

  • Integrated marketing strategies
  • Organizational planning procedures
  • Case studies

  • Skills and strategies conducive to learning in a college atmosphere, orientation to the college environment, using technology, knowing college policies and procedures.
  • Time management, writing and using citations, study strategies, student budgeting, and wellness/self-care/stress management.
  • An orientation to the PCP program and the emergency medicine professions.
  • Prepare for upcoming studies, learning environments, and work experience placements throughout the program.

  • Sales presentations
  • Client relationships
  • Professionalism

  • Introduction to the basic elements of digital marketing, their meaning, use and importance

  • Learning how to choose the right social media platforms and how best to utilize the features offered by those platforms

  • Understand the fundamental components of internet infrastructure
  • Apply design principles which consider traditional and mobile devices when planning a website
  • Optimize a website design using effective layout techniques and SEO principles

  • Use blogging effectively as a marketing tool
  • Understand how display advertising fits into marketing strategies
  • Review techniques to enhance social media marketing to maximize exposure

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