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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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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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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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Fall & Winter 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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Community Engaged

Extension offers:

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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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Professional designations

Prepare for, or maintain, your industry accreditation

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English Language School

For international, visiting, and local students

Lifelong learning opportunities

Continuing and professional education

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Continue advancing

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.

I loved the one-on-one instruc­tion and the inter­ac­tion with oth­er stu­dents. Loved watch­ing them learn and per­form in class while I also advanced on my own art.

Visu­al Arts student

I loved the pro­gram. Every­thing was great! The teach­ers were awe­some — so smart and personable.

Con­struc­tion Man­age­ment and Admin­is­tra­tion Certificate 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

This was my first ful­ly online pro­gram, and I loved it. Nev­er thought one can learn so much using this method. Now I am hooked!

Infor­ma­tion Access and Pro­tec­tion of Pri­va­cy Certificate student

Extension news & events

Writing week
 Writing Weeks July 2021

Week-long Creative and Professional Development workshops

8 workshops offered

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.

A Farewell Message

Our Interim Dean, Dr. Maria Mayan, will be leaving the Faculty of Extension on June 30

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