Digital Marketing (Online)

Learn digital marketing techniques and tools to advance your career and become an expert in this constantly developing industry.

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33 Weeks (FT); 66 Weeks (PT)



Program Outline

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About The Program

The Digital Marketing (Online) diploma program will enable students to develop strategies used in marketing, managing an organization’s online reputation, and tactics used for digital marketing success such as social media marketing, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing, and web design. Gain knowledge of budgeting, brand style guides, and analytics dashboards to become a digital marketing professional in this rapidly growing industry.


Career Opportunities

As a Digital Marketing (Online) graduate, you will be eligible for employment in a wide cross-section of business and organizations which have an online presence. These include retail companies, engineering consultancies, organizations in healthcare, and management consultancies, and many other sectors.

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89 %

Employment Rate*

$ 27

Average Wage/hr**

$ 46

High Wage/hr**

**Employment Rate based on 2018 contactable Eastern graduates employed in a related field.


NOC Code: 1123 - **Wage data is for employees in all ranges of experience in the field, rounded down to the nearest dollar, and based on Nova Scotia data. Local (or regional) income may vary.

Program Details

Digital Marketing (Online) covers the essentials of search engine and social media marketing while exploring the principles of content optimization, and analytics. This is your opportunity to pursue a new career, or gain the skills to boost your existing career, from the convenience of your home and comfortably fit an education into your busy life.

Students will learn how to effectively plan marketing activities based on market research and identify target customers. Explore content strategy, ranging from how to develop content for specific target audiences to measuring the impact and results, email marketing at the conversion and retention stages, and how to create, execute and measure the results of email campaigns.

Graduates will also gain skills and knowledge on:

  • Display advertising campaigns using Google Ads
  • Constructing and optimizing pay-per-click Google Ads and techniques on marketing spending and budgeting
  • Online reputation management using real-life case studies
  • Search engine analytics using Google Analytics to evaluate audiences and conversions, measure acquisition success and utilizing results for planning and budgeting
  • Techniques on social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, to deliver targeted content and impact interactions between businesses and consumers

The key concepts and trends of digital marketing drive marketing for businesses and the knowledge to apply digital marketing tools and best practices will enable graduates to excel as a digital marketing professional. Students have the option to take the Digital Marketing (Online) program full-time at 20 hours per week, or part time at just 10 hours per week.

Course Listings: New Brunswick
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Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Display Advertising & Mobile Marketing
Display advertising is a powerful marketing tool, strengthened by new platforms like mobile, new video opportunities, and enhanced targeting. In this course, students learn how display advertising works, how it is bought and sold (including in a programmatic environment), and how to set up a display advertising campaign using AdWords by Google.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Advanced Microsoft Excel Skills
In this course, students learn more complex Microsoft Excel skills including functions, data manipulation, templates, advanced formulas and functions, and analysis tools.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Microsoft Outlook
This Microsoft Outlook course is created for students to build and validate the skills businesses need to succeed in today's information economy. It also provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to use to effectively manage e-mails, contacts, calendars, and tasks. Outlook has become the corporate standard electronic personal organizer. These are the foundational skills needed to communicate using Outlook in a variety of positions within and organization. This course is computer intensive and demands basic computer proficiency and a basic understanding of e-mail software. Students are expected to make arrangements to meet proficiency needs.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Microsoft Powerpoint
This software lab module consists of online training and assessment in Microsoft PowerPoint. Students learn a comprehensive set of skills centered around the creation of attractive, professional-looking presentations. Students learn how to effectively use and format animations, transitions, pictures, audio, video, charts and tables, as well incorporate speaker notes and annotations into their presentations. Students will be evaluated through a variety of assignments, projects, presentations, quizzes and exams in addition to their participation throughout the course.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Online Community Management
This course allows students to understand the importance of cultivating, nurturing, and engaging with their audience as part of a larger content strategy, but more importantly, from a practice of real time engagement. Community managers are community advocates, brand evangelists, have savvy communications skills and shape editorial, and gather community input for future products and services.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Content Strategy
Content is at the core of all marketing activity. In this course, students learn how to plan content marketing, how to develop content that works well for the target audience, and how to measure its impact.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Career Planning & Preparation - Level I
This module introduces tools for planning and preparing for a successful job search, so that students can maintain a career-focused approach throughout their education program. Students will learn about the "Hidden" Job Market and ways to access it in their upcoming job search, how to research opportunities and network for industry contacts, and use appropriate etiquette when communicating with prospective employers. Students will identify their personal skills, values and preferences for the workplace, begin preparation of a professional resume and references, and organize proof documents for their career portfolio. Class discussions on various self-management topics introduced in Student Success Strategies will round out this module, which is a pre-requisite for Career Planning and Preparation - Part II.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Career Planning & Preparation - Level 2
This module continues to build on the concepts and skills introduced in Career Planning and Preparation - Level I. Students will learn how to conduct an effective job search and identify various methods of applying for work with today's technology. Students will create a personal list of "Top Employers" and target current industry opportunities, while finalizing their professional resume, portfolio and career correspondence. Students will learn to identify the different types and forms of interviews, practice responding to typical questions, and practice follow-up, evaluation and negotiation techniques they can use to ensure success. Self-management topics from Career Planning and Preparation - Level I will be reviewed, with a focus towards on-the-job success in both learner placements and post-graduate employment. Students will be evaluated through a variety of assignments, projects, and quizzes in addition to their participation throughout the course.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Digital Marketing Foundations
This course will give students a solid foundation in the strategic, tactical and creative essentials of Digital Marketing. Students will be introduced to many core concepts related to marketing communications, learn the fundamentals of digital marketing and how it's different from traditional marketing, as well as introductions to budgeting and its considerations. Students will have the opportunity to creating a brand style guide, and an analytics dashboard.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Email Marketing
Email is an effective marketing channel, especially at the conversion and retention stage of the customer journey. In this course, students learn how to create an email marketing strategy, create and execute email campaigns, and measure the results.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Microsoft Excel
This software lab module consists of online training and assessment in Microsoft Excel. Students learn a comprehensive set of skills, with coverage including creating, formatting and printing worksheets, creating simple and advanced formulas, using mathematical, logical, statistical and financial functions, creating and modifying charts and pivot tables, and using data tools. Students will be evaluated through a variety of assignments, projects, quizzes and exams in addition to their participation throughout the course.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Fundamentals of Graphic Design
Students will develop foundational skills through exposure to the fundamental principles of graphic design: imagemaking, typography, composition, and working with colour and shape. This course will cover the relationship between graphic design and marketing and how visual media can affect the online consumer. This course will introduce students to the practical skills needed to design and evaluate marketing materials such as logos, images, and branded content.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Introduction to Marketing
In this course students will learn and understand the importance, impact and role of marketing and marketing activities, and the internal and external factors that will impact a marketing plan. Students will learn how to effectively plan marketing activities strategically, based on conducting marketing research. Students will learn how to identify target customers and their needs.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Online Reptutation Management
In this course, students will learn how to build a robust and sustainable online reputation. This course will cover how an online reputation can be created, monitored, improved, and measured as well as how to deal with crises. Students will learn a brief history of social media and difficult lessons that were learned as the technology grew and evolved. Social media will be a key element of this course. Students will be exposed to real-life case studies and discuss how reputations were irreparably damaged, salvaged, and/or resurrected. The importance of a well-trained media relations manager will be stressed.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Search Engine Analytics
Because online activity can be tracked, the overall effect of a company's digital marketing efforts can also be tracked. In this course, students will learn how to use Google Analytics, an essential measurement tool that allows businesses to collect intelligent data and analytics to evaluate their audience, measure the success of acquisition and engagement efforts, evaluate user conversions related to organizational goals, and utilize the information in planning and budgeting.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Search Engine Marketing with Google Ads
In this course, students will learn how to use Google AdWords, including the Search and Display platforms. Google AdWords is a Pay-Per-Click (PPC) platform created by Google to ensure a company is visible on Search Engines and affiliate websites. Additionally, students will be exposed to PPC techniques that will help maximize marketing spending.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Search Engine Optimization
Search engines are an essential part of the online experience. Students will learn how to optimize search engine presence, to ensure their content reaches their target audience, and to monitor the success of keyword selections. Students will analyze traffic, ranking, and conversions, creating a maintenance checklist. SEO strategies across multiple platforms will be discussed and practiced, as learners develop methods to optimize online traffic.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Computer Fundamentals
Through a combination of virtual training and critical thinking, this course examines the role and use of technology in today’s workplace. Emphasis is placed on those computers outfitted with the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. Students will review basic computer components, Windows usage, file management, common applications, navigating and searching the web, and staying protected and safe while using a computer. Students will also start to hone their keyboarding skills through drills and timed exercises.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Social Media Platforms and Strategies
Social media technologies continue to transform interactions between businesses and their customers, providing an opportunity for consumers to voice their opinions and influence brand perception. In this course, students will learn how to use social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat to identify influencers, deliver targeted content, and understand the basic concepts of measuring success.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Student Success Strategies
In this orientation module, emphasis is placed on thinking about achieving success from Day One. This module stresses the importance of developing non-technical skills to enhance personal, academic, and career success. This includes understanding learning styles and honing practical study skills, such as memory, reading, note-and test-taking techniques. Personal exercises will focus on teamwork, decision making and problem solving skills, setting SMART goals and maintaining a positive attitude; techniques for managing change, stress and conflict will also be explored.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Website Content Management
In this course, students will gain an understanding of the changing nature of website design and viewing (on large screens, Smartphones and everything in between). Students will discuss the ways in which digital marketing professionals are adapting to the changing nature of web design and how to manage a complex interactive media project. Learners will become familiar with the required steps in building a functional website incorporating graphics, video, and other marketing tools. Examining aspects of website and data security, students will become familiar with eCommerce, content marketing, blog and social media posts, plug-ins, video channels, podcasts, and playlists as marketing tools.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Microsoft Word Part 1
In this course, students learn a comprehensive set of skills in Microsoft Word, including formatting text for layout and appearance, formatting document sections, and using styles. They also learn how to create and edit header/footer content, insert and format tables, graphics and pictures, and work with templates and themes. The course consists of a combination of virtual training using simulations, as well as projects and exams using the desktop software.
Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Writing for Online Success
In this course, students will understand how the digital world is affected by writing. Additionally, they will understand how to structure their writing so that online readers will remain engaged until the end of the article. Students will also learn the difference between copywriting and content writing.
Admission Requirements
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High school graduation or equivalent. For those without high school completion, please refer to the Program Overview at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant.

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