Continuing & Professional Education

SkillUp@UA

On-demand courses for everyone

Find a skill you want to mas­ter — and start learn­ing right away!

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Construction Estimator
268 positions open annually
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Construction Manager
410 positions open annually
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Senior Manager - Construction, Transportation, Production and Utilities
63 positions open annually
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Senior Manager - Health, Education, Social and Community Service and Membership Organization
7 positions open annually
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Senior Manager - Financial, Communications and Other Business Services
226 positions open annually
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Senior Manager - Trade, Broadcasting and Other Service, N.E.C.
7 positions open annually
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Purchasing Manager
93 positions open annually
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Other Administrative Services Manager
94 positions open annually
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Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations Manager
67 positions open annually
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Other Business Services Manager
66 positions open annually
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Manager in Social, Community and Correctional Services
369 positions open annually
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Corporate Sales Manager
107 positions open annually
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Retail and Wholesale Trade Manager
1,540 positions open annually
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Manager in Transportation
115 positions open annually
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Manufacturing Manager
213 positions open annually
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Professional Occupation in Business Management Consulting
575 positions open annually
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Professional Occupation in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
401 positions open annually
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Administrative Assistant
817 positions open annually
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Health Information Management Occupation
24 positions open annually
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Records Management Technician
10 positions open annually
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General Office Support Worker
641 positions open annually
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Data Entry Clerk
138 positions open annually
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Accounting and Related Clerk
508 positions open annually
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Payroll Administrator
351 positions open annually
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Banking, Insurance and other Financial Clerk
79 positions open annually
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Correspondence, Publication and Regulatory Clerk
110 positions open annually
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Survey Interviewer and Statistical Clerk
74 positions open annually
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Purchasing and Inventory Control Worker
108 positions open annually
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Retail Salesperson
1,269 positions open annually
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Other Customer and Information Services Representative
304 positions open annually
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Business Development Officer and Marketing Researcher and Consultant
188 positions open annually
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Your pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment jour­ney just got a lot eas­i­er with our most flex­i­ble learn­ing for­mat yet. On-demand learn­ing means you no longer need to wait for a course to start — just choose your top­ic of inter­est, reg­is­ter for the course, and you’re good to go.

Cours­es are desk­top and mobile-friend­ly, self-paced, badge-award­ing, dis­cuss real-world case stud­ies, and include gam­i­fi­ca­tion fea­tures. What’s best: if you have a ques­tion on the course con­tent, an expert is always at hand and ready to answer your inquiry with­in a day or two.

SkillUp@UA is offered as a col­lab­o­ra­tion between the Uni­ver­si­ty of Alberta’s Fac­ul­ty of Exten­sion and Mind­Edge, a learn­ing house found­ed by Har­vard and MIT edu­ca­tors in 1998, which has served more than three mil­lion learn­ers since its inception.

                                                                                                                                               

Intro offer: take "Speak With Confidence" for free after you register for the first SkillUp@UA course of your choice.

Courses blend a variety of instructional components to make learning engaging and interactive.

Quizzes, games and flashcards help to activate prior knowledge and reinforce learning.

"Ask the Expert" feature allows you to submit questions to an expert in the field you are studying.

Comprehensive, weighted assessment lets you measure your learning.

Note: these courses are non-credit and do not count toward University of Alberta diploma, certificate, or citation programs. They will not impact your GPA and you will not see them on your transcript. You will receive a digital completion badge to share with your networks once you have finished.
Registration is processed directly through the MindEdge website; prices are displayed in CAD but will be charged in USD. Exchange rates may vary slightly based on your financial provider.

Cybersecurity & CCISP™

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Real-World Cybersecurity Scenarios bundle 30 hours
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Access Control and Identity Management Scenarios 5 hours
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A Manager's Guide to Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity 5 hours
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Application, Data, and Host Security Scenarios 5 hours
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Application Development for Cloud Computing 5 hours
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Asset Security 5 hours
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CISSP® Exam Prep Course 40 hours
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CISSP® Practice Exams and Exam Strategies 5 hours
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Cloud Data Security 5 hours
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Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Security 5 hours
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Cloud Operations Security 5 hours
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Communication and Network Security 5 hours
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Compliance and Operational Security Scenarios 5 hours
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CompTIA Security+® Exam Prep Course 30 hours
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Cryptography Scenarios 5 hours
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Cybersecurity for Healthcare Professionals 5 hours
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Fundamentals of Application Security 3 hours
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Identity and Access Management 5 hours
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Introduction to Cybersecurity 5 hours
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Introduction to IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance 7 hours
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Introduction to Malware 5 hours
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Network Security Scenarios 5 hours
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Security and Risk Management 5 hours
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Security Assessment and Testing 5 hours
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Security Engineering 5 hours
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Security Operations 5 hours
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Software Development Security 5 hours
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Threats and Vulnerabilities Scenarios 5 hours
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  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • 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
Funding source
Eligibility
Amount
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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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