Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development Microcredential

Starting your own business? Gain tech­ni­cal knowl­edge relat­ed to busi­ness start-ups, explore fund­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties, and under­stand legal con­sid­er­a­tions to take into account when start­ing a business.

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Academic English for Graduate Studies

Meet the U of A's graduate programs English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirement in 14 weeks

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Data Privacy and Security Microcredential

Learn about core issues relat­ed to data col­lec­tion, data pro­tec­tion, and secu­ri­ty. Learn about the security mechanisms in practice today (encryp­tion, data hid­ing, data access, antivirus soft­ware), as well as the reg­u­la­to­ry frame­work of col­lect­ing, using, and man­ag­ing per­son­al data and privacy.

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Technology in Logistics and Distribution Management Microcredential

Devel­oped in con­sul­ta­tion with Sup­ply Chain Cana­da (SCC) this micro­cre­den­tial sup­ports pro­fes­sion­als tran­si­tion­ing to or work­ing in logis­tics and dis­tri­b­u­tion man­age­ment – get training in the lat­est tech­nolo­gies in the field, such as arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, machine learn­ing, and robotics.

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Professional Microcredentials at Extension

Explore specialized topics like Blockchain, UX/UI Research, Technology in Logistics, Data Privacy, Digital Marketing for Business, Entrepreneurship, and more.

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Renewable Energy Technologies Certificate Program

The Faculty of Extension is pleased to offer a brand new certificate program in Renewable Energy Technologies to support one of Alberta's fastest growing sectors. This program builds off the three current Renewable Energy Technologies Series and courses can be laddered towards the certificate.

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The instruc­tion is great but, to be hon­est, I also enjoyed learn­ing from oth­er stu­dents. I haven’t worked in the indus­try yet, so hear­ing from class­mates on their chal­lenges or suc­cess­es was cru­cial for me to oper­a­tional­ize what we were learn­ing in a real-world environment.

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Busi­ness Analy­sis Pro­fes­sion­al Citation 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