Welcome To The Faculty Of Extension

300+ courses and 40+ part-time programs for working professionals

This summer and fall, you can learn from anywhere. Our instructors have been hard at work creating new courses that are tailor-made for online learning.

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Online Course

Social Media and Local Government in the COVID Age

Learn about strate­gic approach­es to social media use and under­stand its role and impor­tance dur­ing this cur­rent health cri­sis and in every­day work­ings of local author­i­ty.

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Feature Series

Analytics For Business Bootcamp

Complete 3 courses and earn a Faculty of Extension Record of Achievement in 10 days.

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Extension offers:

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Continuing & professional education

300+ courses and over 40 programs

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Corporate training

Relevant, flexible, and high-quality up-skilling

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Professional designations

Prepare for, or maintain, your industry accreditation

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English Language School

For visiting and local students

Lifelong learning opportunities

Continuing and professional education


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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.


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.


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 instruc­tors were very knowl­edge­able. I learned a lot from them.

Visu­al Arts Certificate

I learned a lot about dif­fer­ent tech­niques. Get­ting advice and feed­back from the instruc­tors was very help­ful, and I liked the sense of com­mu­ni­ty I got from inter­act­ing with oth­er stu­dents, see­ing what they were doing, and learn­ing from them.

Cita­tion in Visu­al Arts Fundamentals

The IAPP pro­gram was flex­i­ble enough to adapt to my work and life sched­ule. It was doable while work­ing full time and being a sin­gle par­ent to two kids.

Infor­ma­tion Access and Pro­tec­tion of Pri­va­cy Certificate

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

Extension news & events

 Around the Beer World

A four-week online course – and tastings – led by Jason Foster (On Beer and CBC Radio)

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Important News About Graduate Programs And Research At Extension

A few weeks ago, the Office of the Provost shared that structural changes were underway in the Faculty of Extension.

In the News Around The Beer World in Four Weeks

Online cultural workshop taught by beer educator and consultant Jason Foster featured on Canadian Beer News.