Environmental Studies
Continuing & Professional Education

Course Series
in Trenchless Technologies

Part-time, in-class or online study tailored for:

  • engineers
  • engineering technicians

The front lines of engi­neer­ing are shift­ing and grow­ing every day. Stay ahead of the curve on some the fastest-evolv­ing tech­nolo­gies in North Amer­i­ca with this set of work­shops offered joint­ly by the UAl­ber­ta Fac­ul­ty of Exten­sion and the Con­sor­tium for Engi­neered Trench­less Tech­nolo­gies (CETT).

Com­bin­ing hands-on appli­ca­tions with real-world sit­u­a­tions, the Trench­less Tech­nolo­gies series helps stu­dents to build an under­stand­ing of trench­less con­struc­tion and tech­nol­o­gy with­in appli­ca­tions geared for the oil and gas, telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions, and infra­struc­ture industries.

Work­shops also offer con­cepts to max­i­mize mate­r­i­al selec­tion and pro­cure­ment, stream­line con­struc­tion, and increase out­put while min­i­miz­ing dis­rup­tions and risk. Geot­ech­ni­cal con­sid­er­a­tions and relat­ed con­struc­tion inno­va­tions will also be covered. 

This series includes com­ple­tion of the Hor­i­zon­tal Direc­tion­al Drilling (EXCPE 4781) three-day course with any com­bi­na­tion of four addi­tion­al Trench­less Tech­nolo­gies work­shops, for a total of five cours­es. These addi­tion­al work­shops range from one to three days in dura­tion. Each work­shop is designed to stand alone in pro­vid­ing spe­cif­ic skills. Work­shops can also be tak­en togeth­er to pro­vide stu­dents with a com­pre­hen­sive skill set in Trench­less Technology.

Once the five work­shops have been com­plet­ed, stu­dents can request an offi­cial Trench­less Tech­nolo­gies Series Record of Achieve­ment. Let­ters con­firm­ing or record­ing atten­dance may be request­ed for indi­vid­ual workshops.

Our stu­dents come from a wide range of employ­ment sec­tors, includ­ing pri­vate, gov­ern­men­tal, and edu­ca­tion­al orga­ni­za­tions. There are no pre­req­ui­sites or entrance require­ments to take the work­shops in the series.


Offered jointly with the Consortium for Engineered Trenchless Technologies (CETT).

1- to 3-day workshops held in Edmonton.

No prerequisites.

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  • Pay as you go
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • 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.
  • Mate­ri­als are includ­ed in course fee.
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