Continuing & Professional Education

Programs & Courses

For over one hundred years, the Faculty of Extension has been extending the University of Alberta experience beyond the campus and the classroom to bring adult learners a wealth of continuing education, professional development, and lifelong learning opportunities.

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Develop your career at the U of A

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& Leadership

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& Communications

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Sector

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& Wellness

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& Design

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Keep advancing

We can help you boost your existing career or embark on a new one.

Open to everyone, and there is no admission process to register in classes.

2

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.

The course con­tent is good, the instruc­tors are knowl­edge­able, and the acces­si­bil­i­ty out­side of reg­u­lar work­day hours makes the cer­tifi­cate attainable.

Human Resources Management Certificate student

The teach­ers are knowl­edge­able and approach­able, always will­ing to assist you.

Management Development Certificate student

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

Visu­al Arts student

The pro­gram gave me new insight into how inter­con­nect­ed every­thing is in the munic­i­pal world, how it all works together.

Local Authority Administration (NACLAA I) Advanced Certificate student

This pro­gram was designed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with my employ­er, so obvi­ous­ly what you learn is some­thing that they feel you need to know. I par­tic­u­lar­ly enjoyed how the anec­dotes from instruc­tors and class­mates helped to bring the infor­ma­tion to life and gave it con­crete meaning.

Management Development for Police Services Certificate student

I like how you have some flex­i­bil­i­ty with your learn­ing pace while also keep­ing to an estab­lished timeline.

Local Authority Administration (NACLAA II) Advanced Certificate student

Just what I want­ed: it teach­es you new art skills and helps you get ready for a career as an artist. I found the con­tent and instruc­tors excellent.

Visu­al Arts
student

The course­work was very relat­able. I found that all of the cours­es were applic­a­ble to my day-to-day func­tion at work.

Nation­al Advanced Cer­tifi­cate in Local Author­i­ty Admin­is­tra­tion Lev­el I student

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