Public Sector
Continuing & Professional Education

Course Series
in Planning for Diverse Environments

Part-time, online/in-class blended study tailored for:

  • development officers
  • planning technicians
  • planners
  • resource managers
  • consultants
  • developers
  • lawyers
  • zoning administrators

The series will pro­vide you with exper­tise in plan­ning com­mu­ni­ties in the areas of urban, rur­al, region­al, and win­ter environments.

Led by indus­try experts, the cours­es encour­age learn­ers to col­lab­o­rate with oth­er plan­ning pro­fes­sion­als who bring their pri­or expe­ri­ence for dynam­ic dis­cus­sions and prac­ti­cal hands-on activities.

This series is com­prised of two online cours­es and two in-class/web-enhanced cours­es held in down­town Edmon­ton, each of them designed to stand alone in pro­vid­ing spe­cif­ic skills. Cours­es can also be tak­en togeth­er to pro­vide you with a com­pre­hen­sive skill set. 

  • This series is for you if you are a learn­er work­ing with­in the plan­ning indus­try.
    Learn­ers may come from a wide range of sec­tors, rang­ing 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. 
  • If you are a reg­is­tered pro­fes­sion­al plan­ner with the Alber­ta Pro­fes­sion­al Plan­ners Insti­tute (APPI), you may use these cours­es as part of the required Con­tin­u­ous Pro­fes­sion­al Learn­ing (CPL) units for your mem­ber­ship maintenance.
  • All cours­es count for elec­tive cred­it toward the Applied Land Use Plan­ning cer­tifi­cate program.

No prerequisites or entrance requirements.

Courses qualify for APPI membership maintenance

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
A note about COVID-19 measures

If you see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format—but not the program. Fall & Winter courses have been converted to remote delivery platforms. Register for a course online or apply to a program via email, and keep learning!

  • Can be completed in 1 year
  • Pay as you go
Earn a Series Record of Achievement
in Planning for Diverse Environments

Start today – no need to apply for admission

  • 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