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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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Wine Online! Tasting Components

Join sommelier and wine educator Stacey-Jo Strombecky (courtesy of Renaissance Wine Merchants Ltd.) for a five-week online homeschool of wine tasting

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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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U of A Courses & Credential

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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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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Visu­al Arts Certificate 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

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

It’s great that the instruc­tors acknowl­edge the con­straints in the life of a mature” stu­dent with fam­i­ly and job commitments.

Applied Land Use Plan­ning Certificate student

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 Wine Online!

Tasting Components

Online sessions $125

 Old World & New World Beer

Evolution and Innovation in the Industry

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 Extension Virtual Open House 2021

Join us online March 24-25

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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.