Continuing & Professional Education

Applied Land Use Planning

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This pro­gram sup­ports the learn­ing needs of pro­fes­sion­als in the areas of munic­i­pal gov­ern­ment plan­ning, devel­op­ment, and bylaw enforce­ment. Designed to match the com­plex­i­ty of a vari­ety of munic­i­pal gov­ern­ment plan­ning needs, it empow­ers stu­dents to use the­o­ries and mod­els as a means to address prob­lems, apply crit­i­cal think­ing, and devel­op a coop­er­a­tive spir­it for their day-to-day pro­fes­sion­al activities.

This pro­gram is designed to match the com­plex­i­ty of a vari­ety of munic­i­pal gov­ern­ment plan­ning needs. Stu­dents range from devel­op­ment offi­cers, plan­ning tech­ni­cians, land use, envi­ron­men­tal, and com­mu­ni­ty plan­ners, to resources man­agers, gov­ern­ment offi­cials, con­sul­tants, devel­op­ers, lawyers, zon­ing admin­is­tra­tors, admin­is­tra­tors in small­er munic­i­pal­i­ties, and oth­ers involved in plan­ning processes.

                                                                                                                                               

It was an amaz­ing expe­ri­ence and learn­ing jour­ney. I high­ly rec­om­mend the ALUP pro­gram to any­one inter­est­ed in the field.

Applied Land Use Planning Certificate student

The infor­ma­tion I gath­ered from the cours­es was very rel­e­vant to my job. I was also able to estab­lish con­tacts with oth­er stu­dents that are employed in the same sector.

Applied Land Use Plan­ning 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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  • University of Alberta parchment in as little as 1-2 years
  • Pay as you go
  • Currently open for enrolment

You can register for a course without applying and enrolling in the program – browse our Applied Land Use Planning courses. If later you decide to apply for the full program, the course you’ve taken will be applied toward your Certificate as long as it is still part of the program plan at the time of your application. Please note, program requirements are subject to change over time.

Enrolling in the pro­gram is a require­ment if you want to earn the cer­tifi­cate. You may apply for admis­sion as you start your stud­ies or, if you pre­fer, after you have tak­en one or more courses. 

The ALUP program is comprised of four core courses and 117 instructional hours of electives. Designed for part-time study, it can generally be completed within one to two years, but students have up to six years to fulfill their program requirements.

A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 is required to obtain the certificate (3.5 or higher earns a certificate with distinction).

Once you are admitted, you can verify your program requirements by logging into the University of Alberta’s student portal, Bear Tracks, to view your Academic Advisement.

Applying for Graduation

Submit your request to graduate to obtain your credential, receive a parchment, and (optionally) attend the graduation ceremony. Apply for graduation between November 1 and February 1 via Bear Tracks.

  • If you haven’t previously completed a program application, you must do so in order to qualify for graduation.
  • You must apply for graduation even if you do not plan to attend the ceremony.

If you have com­plet­ed a course from a rec­og­nized post-sec­ondary insti­tu­tion with­in the last five years that is applic­a­ble to the ALUP pro­gram, you may request an exemp­tion up to a max­i­mum of two courses.

List of eli­gi­ble courses

  • An appli­ca­tion fee of $100 is required for admis­sion into the program.
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Cours­es are GST-exempt.
  • Some cours­es require a text­book at an addi­tion­al cost.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
  • Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
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Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

$250+
income tax return
Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan 

Whether you intend to work in the same field you trained in outside of Canada, or you wish to apply your transferable skills to a new career, this low-interest loan helps you cover the cost of education and related living expenses.

Up to $15,000 loan
N/A
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline
HRDF 

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep

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