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Learn from home.
Gain new skills.
Pursue a career goal.

George Brown College Continuing Education offers a wide variety of distance learning courses and programs so you can learn from home.

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Explore the possibilities

Do you have a goal in mind? Maybe you have an idea of what you're looking for. Or you're searching for new career development options. Discover our complete list of online courses or online programs.


With more than 950 online courses, including 410 courses newly adapted for online delivery this year, we offer a lot of choice to continue learning. Register now online!

Distance Learning Courses


We offer 50 online programs. You can take these programs fully online and at your own pace. Pursue a certificate or designation entirely from home!

Distance Learning Programs

Succeed as a distance learner

Are you wondering how to be successful in an online course? From our experience, students who successfully complete distance education courses:

  • are goal oriented and self-directed
  • develop the skills to know how to learn independently
  • have good prerequisite skills such as college-level reading
  • schedule specific times on a routine basis for study
  • know they can contact the teacher immediately if they have questions
  • enjoy starting course activities on time and don't fall behind

Browse by interest

Not sure where to start? Be inspired by an interest or subject.

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Hospitality and Culinary Arts

Take your passion for food and wine to a new level. Build a hospitality or culinary career.

Baking Arts
Baking and Pastry Management
Culinary Arts
Culinary Management
Event Management
Food and Beverage
Hospitality Management
Tourism Management

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Study a field that fascinates you, fulfill your requirements for a program or upgrade your skills for future studies.

General Humanities
General Sciences and Mathematics
General Social Sciences
Work and College Preparation

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Makeup and Esthetics

Jumpstart your studies online with material and supplies handling and business skills.

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On-demand distance education

Explore our on-demand courses and technical training programs.

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Continuous Intake Courses

Start learning at any time with our online courses that are continuous intake! Register whenever you're ready. Each course lists the number of days you'll have to complete the course.

Continuous Intake Courses
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Technical Training Programs

Technical Training certificate programs are offered as modules within an interactive learning package. Start at any time and study at your own pace.

Technical Training Programs

Additional online courses

Explore the wide range of online courses through our college partners.

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OntarioLearn is a partnership between 24 Ontario colleges that offers a broad selection of online courses. We chose these OntarioLearn courses to provide our students with even more access to a range of online courses.


6 reasons why distance learning is for you

Students say these are the main reasons they take distance education courses.

You can take courses while working or meeting family commitments.
You can learn at any time of day and in the comfort of home.
You can learn at your own pace (available in some courses), going through course material as slowly or quickly as they desire.
You can take courses not offered at local schools or colleges.
You can learn material on your own.
You can avoid possible barriers or restrictions to attending on-campus classes.