FAQ

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1. Do modules need to be taken in sequence?
2. In addition to classes, what additional time is required?
3. If I am not currently in a training position, how will this affect my ability to complete the program?
4. May I transfer other university credits to the Diploma program?
5. May I transfer my Diploma credits to another university?
6. Are module tuitions tax deductible?
7. What assistance or advice is available to me?
8. What types of organizations support the StFX Diploma in Adult Education?

1. Do modules need to be taken in sequence?
Yes and no.
We recommend that all modules be taken in sequence. For that reason, starting the program at other than Module 1 is at the discretion of the Director.
You are
not restricted to one location. For example, you may do Module 1 in Toronto, Module 2 in Halifax, and Module 3 in Calgary, etc.
You must attend Module 4 before you may attend Module 5. 

2. In addition to classes, what additional time is required?
Modules 1 through 4 each require a post-module assignment that is graded by StFX. In Module 5, the assignment is accomplished during class (with some evening work during the module). Each assignment and associated readings require approximately 20 hours to complete. Module 6 (the practicum) involves the design, development, and facilitation of an actual training program, so time requirements vary. Learners usually complete the practicum part-time over 6 months or more. The practicum report is graded by StFX.
Remember that both your post-module assignments and practicum may be 
based on a current project you are doing at work.

3. If I am not currently in a training position, how will this affect my ability to complete the program?
While it is assumed that you have a basic interest in adult education and human resources development, it is not essential that you are employed currently in a training capacity. Our staff will assist you in meeting Diploma requirements.

4. May I transfer other university credits to the Diploma program?
No. You must complete the StFX modules to qualify for StFX credits.

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5. May I transfer my Diploma credits to another university?
The receiving institution – not StFX – makes such decisions.  Some institutions have awarded credit on a case-by-case basis.

6. Are module tuitions tax deductible?
Yes. T2202As are available online at the end of February each year.

7. What assistance or advice is available to me?
If you require advice about applying to the Diploma program or you are an enrolled learner with module-related concerns, please contact us at dipaded@stfx.ca or call 1-800-563-7839 (toll free in North America).

 8. What types of organizations support the StFX Diploma in Adult Education?
Staff from approximately 5,000 (and growing) private, public, and nonprofit organizations have completed the Diploma program, including the Centre for International Learning, Toronto Police Service, Jazz Aviation, Ontario Power Generation, Canada Post, Suncor, SaskPower, Enbridge, and more.

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