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Learn more about Yorkville University in our brochures, academic calendars and schedules, and helpful videos, which can help you decide the path best for you. If you have any further questions not covered by our program FAQ, please contact an Admissions Advisor.

Academic Calendars

Because Yorkville University is approved as a degree-granting university in three provinces of Canada, Yorkville University has three academic calendars. The calendar that is relevant for you depends on the program in which you are enrolled and the province in which the program is designated.

The Academic Calendars provide students with general information like important dates, deadlines, services and policies. It is also a source to find out about regulations such as graduation requirements, codes of conduct and more.

You can also find detailed information about the University programs and course descriptions for all its course offerings.

Please note that it is a student’s responsibility to be aware of all relevant deadlines relating to their program of study.

Download one of Yorkville University’s Academic Calendars by clicking the link below:

British Columbia Academic Calendar

Students interested in the Bachelor of Business Administration in General (without specialization), Project Management, Accounting, Supply Chain Management, Energy Management through British Columbia.

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Ontario Academic Calendar

Students interested in the Bachelor of Business Administration in Project Management and the Bachelor of Interior Design through Ontario.

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New Brunswick Academic Calendar

Students interested in the Doctor of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Master of Education and General Bachelor of Business Administration through New Brunswick.

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Academic Schedules

2020 New Brunswick Academic Schedule

Students interested in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Master of Education and General Bachelor of Business Administration through New Brunswick:

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2020 British Columbia Academic Schedule

Students interested in the Bachelor of Business Administration (General), Project Management, Accounting, Supply Chain Management, Energy Management through British Columbia:

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2020 New Brunswick Academic Schedule

Students interested in the Interior Decorating Associate Diploma through New Brunswick:

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2020 Ontario Academic Schedule

Students interested in the Bachelor of Business Administration in Project Management and the Bachelor of Interior Design through Ontario:

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GUIDE TO STUDENT SUPPORT

Yorkville University offers a wide range of supports to help ensure students are successful throughout their programs, and beyond. Whether learning on-campus, or online, students can access a suite of self-help resources, participate in interactive sessions, and access one-on-one and group supports that are specially designed to help ensure their success.

  • Mental Health and Wellness

      The Mental Health and Wellness department offers free counselling services to students both in-person and online. Individual appointments as well as group sessions are available to provide support and assistance while working through difficulties that can impact the student experience. These services are designed to promote overall well-being and ensure students are equipped with the resources and skills necessary to navigate personal challenges during the educational journey.

  • Academic Accommodations and Accessibility

      Yorkville University provides academic accommodations and accessibility supports for students with permanent, episodic, or temporary disabilities or medical conditions, helping to create a learning environment in which disabilities are not a barrier to completion of courses and programs. We do this, in part, by removing barriers to access, deploying technologies that facilitate access for students with disabilities, and providing academic accommodations.

      Our Accessibility and Academic Accommodations office is available on-campus (Ontario) and online (Zoom or Phone) to assist students and faculty with developing an accessible learning environment.

  • Career Services and Supports

      A team of Career Advisors offers one-on-one and group sessions on several relevant career development topics, including resume writing, interview preparation, and labour market information research. The Career Services Advisors also maintain job boards, identifies self-help resources, and hosts career fairs and networking sessions. The overall goal of this work is to help students identify the multiple career paths their program/degree might lead to, helping equip students to effectively manage, grow, and develop their careers.

  • Learning Success Centre

      The Learning Success Centre provides a rich suite of resources across a wide variety of subjects aimed at helping students be successful. Whether students are looking for tools to support their study, strategies for managing stress or seeking tutoring and writing supports, the Learning Success Centre is a key entry point into the vast array of services designed to help all students be successful.

GUIDE TO ONLINE LEARNING

Just as the internet has transformed the way people live their lives, online learning is rapidly offering new options to students pursuing their education. The Yorkville University online learning environment provides the perfect learning platform for adults looking for a more flexible alternative to traditional in-class instruction for any reason. Yorkville offers unparalleled, rigorous academic training and credentials, through highly interactive courses and an online platform that models best practices in student-centered design.

  • Flexibility and Choice

      A major advantage of online learning at Yorkville University is that the University’s courses are designed for people who need the flexibility to balance work or family commitments with their academic schedule. Students can complete their education from any location at any time of the day with a computer and an Internet connection. Support from faculty, Student Services, and the technical team is only a click away. Yorkville University’s accelerated programs allow students to complete their degrees faster than usual if they wish. While many universities run only a few courses during the summer, at Yorkville most courses are offered year-round, including the summer, allowing students to complete their degrees more quickly than in a traditional university environment.

  • Online Campus

      Once accepted at Yorkville University, students are connected to a community called Courses. Yorkville University’s Online Campus is a secure, password-protected, easy-to-navigate site where learning and interaction happens. Students can find what they will need for each course clearly marked on that course’s home page, including: the course syllabus, weekly schedules, readings, and assignments. Assignments are clearly outlined with straightforward upload instructions.

      The flexible yet structured nature of Yorkville University’s course design allows students to develop their own academic rhythm. Courses go live to students one week before the actual course start date. This allows students the opportunity to view the required course work and schedule their time around family/work commitments accordingly.

      Students never feel alone in online learning, as they are always connected to their classmates and professors. Professors are accessible within 24 hours by phone, email or through the online campus during the week. Faculty at Yorkville are mentored in best practices in online instruction, and are skilled at facilitating a productive, enjoyable, and highly interactive learning environment for all students.

  • Strong Online Community

      Online learning means students have access to an online environment of not just dedicated professors, but also passionate fellow learners. One of the biggest benefits to online learning is the amount of interaction students have with each other. Not only does this allow them to get the full benefit of each other’s unique perspectives and worldviews, but it also creates an online network of professional peers, one that will continue to add value long after a student has finished the program.

      The online student at Yorkville is a global student. Students may reside anywhere across Canada, North America, or the world. In the Yorkville classroom, students benefit from a broad range of opinions, a wide degree of cultural diversity, and the chance to network with people from a variety of career backgrounds.

  • Discussion Forums

      An online course is made up of a number of units/modules of study. Each unit/module of study incorporates a discussion forum that takes place over each week of study. The professor will set a topic for each unit/module of study, and students post their questions and comments about the topic in an animated and interactive online conversation, with the professor directing and contributing to shape the debate and help promote depth and breadth of understanding. Online learning is similar to a traditional course, only students have more time to formulate their thoughts on their own time and add greater value. Students can spend time researching and developing a deeper and more critical perspective on the content before posting to the weekly discussion boards.

  • Study Commitment

      Students should expect to devote as much time to an online degree as they would to a degree in a traditional in-class setting. It is strongly recommended that each student set his or her own study plan, which incorporates a schedule that balances the course work required with their personal obligations. For example, if a student has a new unit/module of study beginning every Monday, they may want to make a habit of booking two hours every Sunday night to devote to class prep or finishing course work.

  • ePortfolio

      ePortfolio is a unique element in online learning. It allows students to feature their best work that they wish to include in a portfolio for potential employers. With ePortfolio, students can store and organize their files in one easy-to-manage online location and access them anytime and anywhere through an internet link. Students can also add their own files to their ePortfolio, for example, a resume or video profile. By the time a student has finished his or her studies at Yorkville University, their ePortfolio has become an invaluable tool to send to prospective employers.

System Requirements

At a minimum, Yorkville University students should have a DSL, cable or equivalent internet connection with 5mbps download speed as a minimum, email capability, and access to one of the following web browsers:

  • Google Chrome, version 80 or higher (current is best)
  • Mozilla Firefox, version 70 or higher (current is best)

Note: Yorkville does not recommend using other browsers such as Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge or Safari.  Students using an Apple computer are recommended to use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox which is available for free download online.

Students should have a computer capable of accessing the internet and have experience using email and browsing web pages; recommended minimum computer configuration includes:

  • A PC or Mac with Intel Core2, Core i3 or AMD Athlon X4, A or FX Series or Phenom class processor
  • 8gb or RAM memory
  • 2gb or more free disk space

Up-to-date anti-virus software is also highly recommended. Avast, AVGFree, BitDefender, Windows Defender or Sophos are good anti-virus programs which have free editions free for personal use.

Finally, students will need office software including word processing, spreadsheet and presentation tools (such Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and other software tools to submit assignments electronically. As part of enrolment to a Yorkville University program students will be provided with a free Microsoft Office 365 license.

Bachelor of Interior Design Technology Requirements

  1. The following system and software requirements are mandatory for all online students.
  2. The following system and software requirements are recommended for on campus students who plan to complete coursework without being on campus.

Interior Design Computer System Requirements

  • Intel Core i5/i7 or Core m Series processor or AMD equivalent
  • 8gb RAM or greater (16gb is recommended)
  • 8gb of free disk space for installation of software
  • Graphics card with 512mb of memory (a discrete graphics card is not required but is strongly recommended)
  • Speakers/Microphone or headset (only required if taking courses delivered online)

Additional Requirements for ADOBE Creative Suite and Autodesk Building Design Suite (required for Term 1 online courses) https://www.adobe.com/ca/creativecloud.html

  • Windows 8 or 10 (Home, Professional or Enterprise Edition) running in 64bit mode (32bit mode will not support AutoDesk applications)
  • 30gb of available hard-disk space for installation: additional free space required during installation (cannot install on flash-based storage devices)
  • Graphics card with 512mb of memory (a discrete graphics card with 1gb or more memory is not required but is strongly recommended)
  • Broadband internet connection required for on-line service

 Software Requirements

Note: Users of Mac computers may use the native Mac version of the software, but will face numerous differences in the user interface between it and the PC version. It is therefore recommended that students without access to a PC run the PC version through a Windows emulator or virtual machine on their Macs. Check the AutoCAD website for information on system requirements and options on running AutoCAD software on a Mac.