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Blockchain Fundamentals

Con­sid­ered by employ­ers as the top in-demand hard skill of 2020, blockchain tech­nol­o­gy is rapid­ly becom­ing an impor­tant tool for inno­va­tion, busi­ness devel­op­ment, finance, sup­ply chain man­age­ment, and oth­er areas. This 3-course microcredential is designed for learn­ers with no pri­or knowl­edge of blockchain.

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Winter, Spring & Summer courses now open for registration

Spaces are limited; register online now to reserve your place. Did you know you can take individual courses at Extension without applying to a full program? Start exploring and find your best fit.

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Communication Skills for the Workplace

ESL individuals looking to increase their employability: prepare for interacting in the workplace, while at the same time learn how to communicate effectively. Topics cover effective communication, professional writing, problem solving, clarity in speech, and more.

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SkillUp@UA

Short, online, on-demand business courses designed to help you learn new skills fast while enhancing your resume or LinkedIn profile. These courses are offered in partnership with MindEdge and include topics like cybersecurity, communications, Six Sigma, non-profit management, women in business, and more.

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Six New Technology Programs

This year, Extension is bringing you six new career-based, part-time, online technology programs to provide you with the digital skills needed for the most in-demand occupations in Alberta and Canada:

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Continuing & professional education

300+ courses and over 30 programs

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Corporate training

Relevant, flexible, and high-quality up-skilling

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Prepare for, or maintain, your industry accreditation

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English Language School

For international, visiting, and local students

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Continuing and professional education

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Continue advancing

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

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 cours­es blend­ed with my cur­rent line of work and, at the same time, pro­vid­ed me with new insight into a broad­er range of pri­va­cy topics.

Infor­ma­tion Access and Pro­tec­tion of Pri­va­cy Certificate student

The instruc­tion and lab super­vi­sion were top-notch.

Applied Geostatistics Citation student

I’d rec­om­mend the IAPP pro­gram both to those already in the field and those who want to start an excit­ing career and move up fast.

Information Access and Protection of Privacy Certificate student

I enjoyed learn­ing new cur­ricu­lum and meet­ing like-mind­ed stu­dents in the same field.

Construction Management & Administration Certificate student

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Three new programs will prepare workers for careers in the digital economy

Continuing education courses teach skills that are in high demand to those in the industry as well as those with little or no experience.

In the News New program puts learners on fast track for jobs in renewable energy sector

First program of its kind in Alberta offers flexible online training to build skills needed to take sustainable energy projects from concept to completion.

In the News U of A studying impact of zero-fee education model in Drayton Valley

No-cost education initiative aims to help build a resilient, inclusive economy in rural Alberta.

Congratulations to this year's OHS Healthy Workplaces Award winners!

Mikhaila Skehor and Dave Elniski submitted award-winning essays

Celebrating Award-Winning Remote Teaching

Congratulations to Extension’s own Denise Lo