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Build new skills in 2021

Enhance a current career or embark on a new one with skill-building courses like Project Management, Change Management, Conflict Management, Workplace Wellness, Supervisory Development, Social Media and more.

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Analytics For Business Course Series

Organizations rely on data and its interpretation now more than ever before. Explore this fast-growing field with an individual course, or complete all three courses and earn a Record of Achievement.

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Social Media is Evolving

Learn how to leverage social media to meet your organizational or personal objectives with courses on storytelling, e-commerce, intellectual property, risk management, advertising, and more. Take individual courses or complete the full certificate.

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Start a new career in Renewable Energy

The renew­able ener­gy sec­tor employed 11 mil­lion peo­ple in 2018, with an esti­mat­ed growth of near­ly one mil­lion new jobs added every year.

Enhance your resume and mar­ketabil­i­ty in the clean tech­nol­o­gy job mar­ket with this pro­gram, as you learn about renew­able ener­gy, smart cities, and the clean tech­nolo­gies that are shap­ing the future.

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Build better teams with Supervisory Development courses

Build or hone your supervisory skills with short, flexible, online courses. Explore topics like supervisory communications, presentation delivery, and workforce development.

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We can help you boost your existing career or embark on a new one.

Take one of our 300+ courses or select from 40+ professional programs. view all→

Open to everyone, and there is no admission process to register in classes.

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Tailored to suit your needs

We cater to learners who want to advance their careers while also working full-time jobs.

Our class offerings include daytime, weekend, evening, and condensed courses. You can also learn online or in a blended format that combines online and in-class components.

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Reputation matters

The U of A’s Faculty of Extension is widely regarded among business and government leaders for its ability to provide professional education that responds to the evolving industry needs.

The pro­gram is very rel­e­vant to munic­i­pal operations.

Nation­al Advanced Cer­tifi­cate in Local Author­i­ty Admin­is­tra­tion Lev­el I student

The fac­ul­ty is real­ly good. They often shared their real-life expe­ri­ences with us, which was a great way of learn­ing more about the world of business.

Busi­ness Analy­sis Pro­fes­sion­al Citation student

All instruc­tors were extreme­ly well versed in their fields. But one of them — a senior lawyer with the Alber­ta Gov­ern­ment who taught a course on OHS law — was incred­i­bly impressive.

Occu­pa­tion­al Health & Safe­ty Certificate student

It was great to be able to get a uni­ver­si­ty edu­ca­tion on my own time. I appre­ci­at­ed the feed­back I received and enjoyed see­ing the var­i­ous styles of oth­er stu­dent art­works. Loved the instruc­tors. Loved becom­ing absorbed in the work of the program.

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Investing in Learners

UAlberta partners with Drayton Valley to support career development in rural Alberta

In the News Three faces of continuing education: A personal trajectory

For Gerald Kuipers, who will be a four-time U of A grad next June, lifelong learning has helped him find his footing, move up and stay current in a dynamic career.

In the News Yellowhead Tribal College and U of A co-deliver a Certificate program

The two post-secondary institutions are celebrating a memorandum of relational understanding to co-deliver the Indigenous Community Industry Relations Certificate.

In the News U of A program aims to address shortage of professionals in renewables

A new program in Renewable Energy Technologies launching Nov. 1

In the News U of A courses help students skill up for careers in renewable energy

Three programs aim to address shortage of skilled professionals in a fast-growing field.