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Intensive Certificate in Blockchain Development / Post-Graduate Certificate in Back-End and Blockchain Development

Build with blockchain. Transform business.

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Blockchain has become one of the most revolutionary technologies bearing significant benefits to businesses and individuals. The role of intermediary institutions like those used in banking, ride sharing, Spotify, hedge funds, and more, are diminished by this powerful technology. The time for blockchain has come.

Blockchain provides an unmatched level of encryption that makes transactions virtually immutable. This has intensified the demand for blockchain skills today. Now is the time to increase your blockchain development skills and elevate your career.

Program Description

Certificate in Blockchain Development (Part-time Intensive)

Professionals switching careers into blockchain development roles or graduates of full-stack web development programs will benefit from hands-on experience solving real blockchain challenges in this comprehensive program. The intensive 4-course Certificate in Blockchain Development was designed in partnership with industry leaders and is the only technical certificate delivered by a Canadian university.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Back-End and Blockchain Development (Full-time)

Created in collaboration with industry executives, the full-time 9-course Post-Graduate Certificate in Back-End and Blockchain Development is the first and only technical blockchain certificate delivered by a Canadian university. This certificate will equip you with the tools to confidently launch your career. Create real-world blockchain solutions as you collaborate with peers and build upon your existing knowledge.

Program Format

Part-time Intensive

For the upcoming Fall and Winter terms, The Certificate in Blockchain Development will be delivered via online learning in an intensive format. You will be able to complete the full program entirely online over the course of three months, without interfering with your full-time work. Our convenient online program is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of students.

When public health permits, this program will be offered in both an online format and a blended format each year. In the blended format, each course entails online coursework as well as in-class sessions that take place over weekends.


In Ontario, gatherings are restricted, and no university is offering classes in person for the foreseeable future. When the situation changes and it is once again safe to offer face-to-face instruction, full-time programs will make the transition back into the classroom.

Until then, this program will be offered in our “live online” format, which offers students the structure and group interaction of a face-to-face experience without travelling to York’s campus. Our live online classrooms enable students to hear and interact with the instructor and other students like in a normal classroom.

Who should take this certificate?


  • Recent post-secondary graduates and international students with working knowledge of JavaScript who are pursuing careers in blockchain development.

Part-time Intensive:

  • Mid-career back-end developers with JavaScript experience, interested in career reskilling or advancement

Program Courses


  • Fundamentals for Back-End and Blockchain Development
  • Database Design and Principles
  • Blockchain Applications for Industry
  • Server-Side Programming and Tools
  • DevOps and Deployment
  • Essentials of Blockchain Development and Security
  • Smart Contracts and Decentralized Applications
  • Private and Consortium Blockchain for Enterprise
  • Blockchain Development Capstone

Part-time Intensive

  • Essentials of Blockchain Development and Security
  • Smart Contracts and Decentralized Applications
  • Private and Consortium Blockchain for Enterprise
  • Blockchain Development Capstone

Why people choose York for Continuing Education

Codesigned and delivered by senior industry leaders within established and emerging professional disciplines, our programs take a pragmatic, hands-on approach that helps students unlock their potential and apply it in the world.

Cohort experience

Our students complete their programs in cohorts, encouraging peer-to-peer collaboration and growing the personal and professional networks of our students for years to come.

Specialized learning

Our programs go deep on specialized knowledge, setting students up to be experts in their field while also enhancing soft skills and cross-disciplinary know how.

Responsive program design

Our programs are responsive to student need and market demand in both form and content. Many of our programs are Canadian firsts.

Accelerated outcomes

Our accelerated formats can be completed in less than a year, part-time or full-time, and our programs can be taken online, onsite, or as blended offerings.

Industry collaborations

We develop our programs through collaborative relationships with industry and academic leaders to encourage career connections and a global perspective.

Customized training

The School offers customized training programs for a range of organizations that are looking to grow, upskill, and adapt to change.

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