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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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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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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All of the cours­es can be relat­ed to dif­fer­ent tasks that are required in the pro­fes­sion. I would rec­om­mend the OHS pro­gram to any­one inter­est­ed in a job in health and safety.

Occupational Health & Safety Certificate student

The pro­gram is very rel­e­vant to munic­i­pal operations.

Nation­al Advanced Cer­tifi­cate in Local Author­i­ty Admin­is­tra­tion Lev­el I student

The instruc­tors are excel­lent. This is a great pro­gram for munic­i­pal gov­ern­ment leaders.

Local Authority Administration (NACLAA I) Advanced Certificate student

The instruc­tors pro­vid­ed us stu­dents with insid­er infor­ma­tion about the con­struc­tion indus­try that you will nev­er receive from a textbook.

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Extension news & events

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 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

Our Stories Q&A with Jamie Anderson