Applications Open for ACENET Certificate in Advanced Computing

Application Period Now Open!

October 3, 2023

Applications are now open for ACENET’s new Certificate in Advanced Computing. Up to forty participants will be accepted into the program, which is being delivered under techNL's Find Your Future in Tech project. The project is aimed at addressing  technical skills needs in NL’s labour force. 

Participants learn how to use a supercomputer for large-scale simulations, analysis, complex modelling, machine learning, and visualization. They progress from beginner to intermediate with topics that include programming with Python, data analytics and visualization, version control, high performance computing, parallel computing, machine learning, cybersecurity, and workflows and project tools in technology.

Designed to provide job-ready skills, the certificate is completed part-time online over five months with approximately 100 hours of teaching time. The program takes a modular approach, combining six evening hours per week of interactive online classes with supplemental learning material, and includes a final independent study project intended to demonstrate knowledge and skills in a real-world setting. 

There are no fees for the program. It is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program. Eligibility restrictions apply, which can be viewed at Find Your Future in Tech.

People who have knowledge, experience and comfort with computers, and who want to develop advanced computing skills to either expand their career prospects or bring new capabilities to their existing employment may be interested in this program. Specific work experience is less important than computer experience, and participants may come from a range of industries. Programming experience is beneficial, but not necessary, and a background in mathematics and statistics is strongly recommended. Those who are both motivated and have the capacity and time to augment this program with guided, self-directed learning will be most successful. 

Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm (NST) on November 12, 2023. Classes commence in March, 2024. Details about the certificate and application can be found on our website. Questions are welcome and can be directed to

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