Continuing & Professional Education

Blockchain Fundamentals

Earn a Microcredential

Courses for everyone 3

  • corporate executives
  • financial managers
  • financial services specialists
  • production planners
  • product managers
  • supply chain specialists
  • database administrators
  • engineers
  • architects
  • computer programmers
  • computer scientists
  • entrepreneurs

These part-time study courses are designed to enhance current practitioners’ skillsets
Program enrolment is optional – register in a course without applying for admission

Explore the world of blockchain, bitcoin, and distributed ledgers in this introductory course. Learn how blockchain/cryptocurrency technology works and what are its practical applications. Understand the history and the massive disruptive potential of this technology. Examine use cases of blockchain across industries, including: financial services, banking, supply chain management, the gaming industry, advertising, and more.
February 6
starts today
Online learning, asynchronous.

March 6
starts in 1 month
Online learning, asynchronous.
The Enterprise Blockchain Strategy course is an intensive offering designed for consultants, business managers, and decision-making executives. The introduction of blockchain technology could impact their business and operation models. In addition to understanding this technology's foundational aspect, participants will see how blockchain technology is changing the operational deployment to their benefit. This course is designed to bring participants up-to-speed on blockchain technology and create an operational plan to implement blockchain technology into their business strategies.
March 6
starts in 1 month
Online learning, synchronous.
Understand the underlying technology ecosystem and the decision-making process behind blockchain deployment. Examine the pros and cons of each development decision including: platforms, hosting requirements, associated technologies, languages, and security considerations. Learn about the different roles played by corporate executives, stakeholders, and blockchain engineers to ensure that technology policies align with an organization's goals. Non-technical students will benefit from a clear summary of the implementation.
February 15
starts in 9 days
Online learning, asynchronous.

March 18
starts in 1 month
Online learning, asynchronous.

Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
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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.

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
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline

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

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep