Digital Marketing Specialist

Learn the techniques and best practices you need to successfully manage marketing campaigns, create an appealing brand image, identify target markets, develop effective marketing strategies, and measure ROIs.

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    45 Weeks


    12 Weeks

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    About Our Digital Marketing Program

    With a cutting-edge curriculum developed by industry professionals, this 45-week Digital Marketing diploma program can equip you with the knowledge you need to succeed in this exciting, fast-paced, and challenging career. Hone your skills with a 12-week hands-on digital marketing internship to earn that real-world experience that will make you stand out during your job-hunting phase.

    Career Opportunities

    With a diploma in digital marketing, you can get into the following careers:

    • business
    • digital media marketing
    • social media management
    • web content creation
    • personal branding
    • search engine optimization
    • pay-per-click ads

    Employers Who Have Hired Our Digital Marketing Program Grads

    • Elite Digital
    • Pixelcarve Inc.
    • Brand M3dia
    • BreezeMaxWeb


    84 %

    Employment Rate*

    $ 32

    Average Wage/HR**

    $ 55

    High Wage/HR**

    **Employment Rate based on 2022 contactable triOS Business Faculty graduates employed in a related field within 12 months.


    NOC Code: 1123/11202- **Wage data rounded down to the nearest dollar. Average wage doesn't reflect the starting salary but represents the middle value between lowest to highest wages. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in Jan 2024.

    Available Learning Options

    At triOS College, you can choose the learning option that meets your needs. This program is currently available in:


    Instructor-led classes on a set schedule, held remotely live on video over the Internet.

    Digital Marketing Specialist

    Duration: 45 Weeks

    Internship: 12 Weeks

    Program Outline


    Flexible schedule with a set weekly pace and the support of facilitators when you need it; delivered over the Internet.

    Digital Marketing (Online)

    Duration: 33 Weeks

    Internship: Unavailable

    Program Outline

    Program Details

    Did you know that there are 150,000 digital marketing jobs predicted by 2020 but not enough digital professionals to fill them? With social media and digital platforms having a growing effect on the day-to-day operations of every business, there is an all-time demand for Digital Marketing Specialists. Reports share that over half of the candidates hired for marketing purposes will be specializing in digital media, so you can understand that a Digital Marketing diploma from triOS College is what you need to ensure a successful future.

    With triOS College’s digital marketing courses, you will master principles of digital marketing such as Social Media Marketing (SMM), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), email marketing, Pay-Per-Click Advertising (PPC), content optimization, website analytics and more. You’ll be able to put these principles into hands-on experience by constructing brand identities, assessing SEO needs, and developing customer personas; you will also be responsible for creating your own display and search campaigns using Google Ads. The program is then followed by a 12-week digital marketing internship.

    Students enrolled in this program will receive:

    • Training on the latest software applications required by employers.
    • 12-week digital marketing internship to gain hands-on experience in the industry.
    • 1-on-1 job placement assistance.
    • Software subscriptions for Microsoft Office and Windows included in the tuition fee.
    Course Listings
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    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Advanced Microsoft Excel
    This course is aimed at students who have completed the Intermediate Excel course who need to learn more complex functions, data manipulation, templates, advanced formulas and functions, securing and sharing tools, pivot tables, and analysis tools.
    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 1
    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 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, cover letter, thank you note and references. 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 – Level 2.
    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.
    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. Display Advertising and 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. Digital Marketing Specialist Internship
    At the completion of the in-class section of this program, students are required to complete an 12-week work placement at a business or organization which utilize digital marketing tools and services. Students will have the opportunity to apply their newly developed knowledge and skills in a real-world environment.
    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 Microsoft Office Excel course is created for students to build and validate the skills needed to succeed in today's economy. It also provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to use Microsoft Office Excel effectively in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. Excel is the world's most popular spreadsheet software. Whether you are managing a household or running a small business, Excel will help you develop useful techniques to help business processes. This course is computer intensive and demands basic computer proficiency and a basic understanding of spreadsheet software. Students are expected to make arrangements to meet proficiency needs as necessary.
    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 Databases (using Microsoft Access)
    This course covers the basic functions and features of Access. Students will learn how to design and create databases; work with tables, fields, and records; sort and filter data; and create queries, forms, and reports.
    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 Reputation 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 AdWords
    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. 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
    This course 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 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. 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 diploma, or Mature Student Status (for more information please refer to the Program Outline at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant)
    – In addition to above requirements, all student must pass an entrance assessment.

    -If the candidate can show proof of completion of Word, PowerPoint, Outlook version 2016 or later, the student is exempt from having to write the MS Applications Test.

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    I know I made the right choice by coming to triOS. Everyone has been so supportive and they all want to see the other students and I succeed.

    Sue V.

    Grad, 2022

    Whether you choose remote or online learning, you will be immersed in real-world scenarios with hands-on projects that explore the many different facets of the digital marketing industry.

    Michelle King-Tracey

    Digital Marketing Faculty Head, triOS College

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Digital Marketing


    Is digital marketing a good career?

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    Digital marketing could be a great career for you if you have a genuine passion for online marketing and are willing to stay updated with evolving trends and technologies. It requires a diverse skill set -- from analytical abilities to creativity -- making it crucial to assess how your existing skills align with the field's demands or if you're open to learning. The industry offers various career paths, remote work opportunities, and the potential for entrepreneurship. However, be prepared for competition and a commitment to continuous learning as the field is highly dynamic. Your success and satisfaction in digital marketing will depend on your personal interests and goals, so consider whether this path aligns with your aspirations.

    How to Get into Digital Marketing

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    To get into digital marketing, start by learning the fundamentals through online courses, blogs, and industry resources. Familiarize yourself with search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing, email marketing, and pay-per-click advertising. Create your own website or blog to practice your skills. Gain practical experience through internships or freelance work. Build a strong online presence and network with professionals in the field. Stay updated with the latest industry trends and tools, and consider pursuing relevant certifications to boost your credibility. Digital marketing is constantly evolving, so be adaptable and willing to learn to succeed in this dynamic field.

    How much do digital marketers make?

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    The salary of a digital marketer can vary significantly based on factors such as location, experience, education, and the specific role or company. According to Job Bank, the average hourly wage of a digital marketer is $31 and can go up to $54.