Welcome To The Faculty Of Extension

300+ courses and 40+ part-time programs for working professionals

This summer and fall, you can learn from anywhere. Our instructors have been hard at work creating new courses that are tailor-made for online learning.

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Online Course

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

All super­vi­sors, man­agers and oth­er pro­fes­sion­als are chal­lenged with the task to review and ana­lyze finan­cial state­ments and data. Gain an under­stand­ing of how finan­cial state­ments are pre­pared and how to inter­pret finan­cial state­ments and data in order to make pru­dent finan­cial decisions.

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Online Course

Social Media and Local Government in the COVID Age

Learn about strate­gic approach­es to social media use and under­stand its role and impor­tance dur­ing this cur­rent health cri­sis and in every­day work­ings of local author­i­ty.

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Feature Series

Analytics For Business Bootcamp

Complete 3 courses and earn a Faculty of Extension Record of Achievement in 10 days.

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Extension offers:

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Continuing & professional education

300+ courses and over 40 programs

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Corporate training

Relevant, flexible, and high-quality up-skilling

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Professional designations

Prepare for, or maintain, your industry accreditation

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English Language School

For visiting and local students

Lifelong learning opportunities

Continuing and professional education

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Continue advancing

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

Take one of our 300+ courses or select from 40+ professional programs. view all→

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

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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 fac­ul­ty is real­ly good. They often shared their real-life expe­ri­ences with us, which was a great way of learn­ing more about the world of business.

Busi­ness Analy­sis Pro­fes­sion­al Citation student

The Visu­al Arts pro­gram is 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, and the final group art exhi­bi­tion was a big plus.

Visu­al Arts Certificate
student

The ICIR pro­gram is out­stand­ing. A real mod­el of what life­long learn­ing can be.

Indige­nous Com­mu­ni­ty-Indus­try Rela­tions Certificate student

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

Visu­al Arts Certificate student

Extension news & events

Aug
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 Around the Beer World

A four-week online course – and tastings – led by Jason Foster (On Beer and CBC Radio)

Info & registration