Chart Your Course

Welcome to the Faculty of Extension, the University of Alberta’s hub for continuing and professional education.

With over 300 courses to choose from, you have plenty of options to start mapping your learning path at UAlberta Extension. 

Our courses are designed to stand alone and are open to all that are interested. That means that even if a course is listed as part of a certificate or diploma, you’re welcome to register for the class without having to enrol in the program.

If later you decide to join one of our 40+ programs, the courses you completed prior to entering the program will be applied toward your credential.

Take a course     Earn a credential


The Faculty of Extension caters to learners who want to invest in their professional development and advance their careers while also working full-time jobs. We know that flexible scheduling and multiple delivery formats are essential components of part-time studies.

Coming for a class after work gets easier with an LRT station located right within our campus at Enterprise Square, in the heart of downtown.

Delivery formats     Downtown campus


The University of Alberta ranks among the top five universities in Canada and the top 100 worldwide. This year, the university has once again pressed up the list of the world’s elite universities, leapfrogging four spots to 90th, according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

The Faculty of Extension opens the doors of this academic excellence to adult learners, bringing innovation and research-based knowledge to workplaces in Alberta and beyond.

Learn more about how we change lives: read our student stories and browse our news section featuring stories related to our programs and research units.

UAlberta facts     Student stories     Extension news


We’re here to help you stay focused and have a successful learning experience throughout your studies.

Extension’s Student Services Office is your first point of contact at the faculty. Contact information for our program offices is listed at the bottom of the screen on each program page. In addition, our Learning Engagement Office has a wealth of resources to assist our students on a variety of issues.

Not ready for your next step, but want to keep in touch with us? Visit our email subscriptions page and click on your area or areas of interest to receive periodical updates on what’s new at Extension.

We hope to see you soon in the classrooms and hallways of our newly developed learning space!

Student Services Office     Student resources     Keep in touch