Fast Tracks and Intensives

Spend your spring or summer at The Chang School immersed in popular and in-demand career areas.

Intensive and fast-tracks are offered on-campus in downtown Toronto and typically run for around three months. Topics range from computer security, robotics, and data analytics, to fashion design, digital art production, film production, and much more.

Led by expert instructors with real-world experience, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills of a full certificate program, but in a condensed period of time.

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Communication and Design Intensives

Business Communication Intensive

Earn a full Certificate in Business Communication in just 12 weeks. Develop key skills, strategies, and theories to support your career advancement in professional communication environments.

Design Management Intensive

Through this intensive 16-week program, you will complete the three core courses and three of the five electives required to earn the eight-course Certificate in Design Management.

Digital Art Production Intensive

Earn a Certificate in Digital Art Production through this 14-week program. The intensive provides six degree-credit courses needed for the Certificate in Digital Art Production, which is offered in cooperation with Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts.

Interior Design Intensive

Gain a solid foundation in interior design and earn a Certificate in Fundamentals of Interior Design in an intensive 14-week program. This unique fast-track program covers all required theory, drafting, space planning, and communications courses, as well as pre-selected electives.

Photography Studies Intensive

Learn the basics of photography and earn a Certificate in Photography Studies in an intensive 12-week program. This unique fast-track program covers all required production, technology, and studio courses for the certificate.

Public Relations Intensive

The Public Relations Intensive offers you the unique opportunity to earn a Certificate in Public Relations in an intensive, 12-week, fast-track program in the Spring/Summer term.

Publishing Intensive

The Publishing Intensive features six of the eight courses required to earn the Certificate in Publishing through an intensive three-month (12-week) program. This unique fast-track program covers both print and digital publishing, including overviews of industry sectors, both trade and educational, as well as skills-based training in copy editing, production, sales and marketing, and design skills for publishing.

Summer Fashion Intensive

The Summer Fashion Intensive offers you the unique opportunity to earn a Certificate in Fashion Coordination and Styling in just 13 weeks. This unique fast-track program covers a spectrum of topics that will assist you in developing the creative and commercial skills needed in the fashion coordination and styling areas of the fashion industry.

Summer Film School

The Summer Film School offers the unique opportunity to learn the basics of filmmaking and earn a Certificate in Film Studies in just 12-weeks. The focus of the program is on production, and you will have the opportunity to create a number of short films, discover your creative potential, and demonstrate your acquired skills and knowledge.

STEM Fast Tracks

Computer Programming Fast Track

Gain skills in 3-D Unity and Autodesk’s Maya (in a computer lab) and scripting to develop a range of commercial and serious games such as video games, learning games, training interactive, and augmented reality simulations and applications. Earn a Professional Development Award in Computer Programming for Game Developers in just one month.

Computer Security Fast Track

Earn a full Certificate in Computer Security and Digital Forensics in just 12 weeks. Advance or change your career by learning to provide hands-on innovation in computer security and digital forensics.

Data Analytics Fast Track (Option 1 or Option 2)

Option 1:

This intensive program offers you a fast track to completion of the Certificate in Data Analytics, Big Data, and Predictive Analytics. You will complete four courses required to earn the certificate. The fifth and sixth courses can be completed in subsequent academic terms of your choosing.

Option 2:

This intensive program offers you a fast track to completion of the Certificate in Data Analytics, Big Data, and Predictive Analytics. You will complete five courses required to earn the certificate. The sixth course can be completed online in a subsequent academic term of your choosing.

Disaster and Emergency Fast Track

Learn best practices of preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery, and business continuity. This intensive program offers you a fast track to completion of the Certificate in Disaster and Emergency Management. You will complete all six courses required to earn the certificate.

Project Management Fast Track

Complete six courses in the Certificate in Project Management in just 14 weeks, and access specialized support in preparation for the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® and Project Management Professional (PMP)® exams.

Robotics and Embedded Systems Fast Track

Advance or change your career while developing the technical knowledge and skills to provide hands-on innovation through robotics and embedded systems products and devices, as automation expands across the private and public sectors. This intensive program allows you to fast track your completion of the Certificate in Robotics and Embedded Systems in just 12 weeks. You will complete all six courses required to earn the certificate.

Sustainability Management Fast Track

Become a leader to enhance sustainability best practices and respond to new opportunities in sustainable development. This intensive program offers you a fast track to completion of the Certificate in Sustainability Management and Enterprise Process Excellence. You will complete all four required courses and two pre-selected elective courses required to earn the certificate in just three months.

Spring Ahead in Your Studies

We also offer degree-credit courses in the spring and summer to help you get a head start on electives or lighten your course load in future terms.