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Continuing Education

Summary of Programs

Undergraduate Programs

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Continuing Education offers a minor program in Workplace Learning. A minor field of study is composed of five full-course equivalents or 400 hours of specified certificate credit. Students may transfer into the minor once they have earned one of the following Continuing Education certificates:

  1. Management Certificate (excluding Environmental Management)
  2. Certificate in Adult Learning

See "Program Details - Minor in Workplace Learning" for more information.

Degree Programs

Special Sessions administers degree programs for academic departments and faculties on weekends, evenings and during the Spring and Summer. Courses are held on the university campus, and in and around the Calgary community. Degree programming areas include:

  1. Off-Campus Degree Programs
  2. Spring and Summer Sessions
  3. Weekend University
  4. French Language Instruction Program (FLIP)

See "Program Details - Degree Programs" for more information.

Non-Degree Programs

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Continuing Education works in cooperation with the various faculties and departments of the University, as well as with outside individuals and organizations, to offer a wide range of educational opportunities through flexible/non-traditional learning methodologies of course and program delivery. A number of these courses and programs are also offered in an e-learning format (self-directed or instructor-led learning online).

Programming areas include:

  1. Adult Education, Languages, General Studies, Fine Arts and Visual Design
  2. Business and Professional Programs

See "Program Details - Non-Degree Programs" for more information.


A number of certificates and professional designations are available through the non-degree programs including:

Adult Learning

  • Adult and Community Education (also online)
  • e-Learning (online)
  • Workplace Learning (also online)

Certified Business Analysis Professional

Co-Active Coaching

  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach
  • Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching

Desktop Applications

Conflict Resolution

  • Family Mediation
  • Mediation/Third Party Intervention
  • Negotiation
  • Workplace Conflict

Emerging Leaders

Financial Planner

French Language Studies

IT Fundamentals

International Freight Forwarding

Management Certificates:

  • Construction Administration
  • Environmental Management
  • General Management (also online)
  • General Management P.E.G.G. (for Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists) (also online)
  • Health, Safety and Environment
  • Human Resource Management (also online)
  • Information Technology Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Marketing Management
  • Public Relations Management
  • Risk Management
  • Security Management (online)
  • Strategic Management
  • Workplace Communication

.NET Development

Production and Inventory Management


Real Estate Development

Relational Databases

Supply Chain Professional

Spanish Language and Culture

Teacher Assistant (also online)

Teacher Assistant Professional Development Certificate:

  • General
  • Specializations in Childhood Disorders, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Visual Impairment

Teaching Second Languages

  • English as a Second or Foreign Language
  • International and Heritage Languages
  • French as a Second Language or French Immersion

Teaching Second Languages Professional Development

Visual Design

  • Art Theory and Practice Specialization
  • Interior Design Specialization
  • Photography Specialization

Web Designer