Programs: Frequently Asked Questions
About our programs
Continuing Education programs have been developed with part-time learners in mind, and are offered at times and in formats that can easily fit into your life.
Courses are delivered in different formats...
- In the classroom
- Via live video-conferencing
- Instructor-led, with some live conferencing sessions
- Instructor-led, with no live conferencing
For more information about the learning technologies we use, see our Online Learning Resources.
You can register for courses first and enrol in a program later. You can apply for credit for those courses that you have successfully completed and which meet the program requirements.
Note: As programs are subject to change, we recommend you apply for admission as early as possible. Once admitted, you can be confident that completed and eligible courses will apply to your program.
To enrol in a University of Calgary Continuing Education course:
- You must be 18 years of age or older, unless otherwise specified as in the case of programs that have been designed for youth.
- You must have a minimum of a senior high school diploma.
- Relevant work experience is recommended for most programs.
- If English is not your first language, please review carefully the English language proficiency requirements.
For admission to a specific program, please see the admission details on the appropriate program page.
Understanding your program requirements
To successfully complete a Continuing Education program, you must meet the requirements that are outlined in your student record. Because programs are reviewed and updated on a regular basis, your requirements may be different than previous or future years – be sure you are always choosing courses that can be credited towards your version of the program.
Final course grades are determined by a combination of assignments that include learning activities such as case studies, term work, analysis, quizzes, summary papers, and examinations. Every course or program will have unique assessment requirements.
Grades are assigned for each course in the program.
Programs follow University of Calgary Continuing Education grading standards.
Accreditation and Professional Associations
Continuing Education offers many courses in cooperation with professional institutes, associations and other organizations. These courses can be applied towards designations, earning continuing education credit, maintaining a designation, or for personal and professional growth.
For more information, see our list of programs and accrediting associations.
Laddering allows you to accumulate knowledge and skills by building one credential onto another. This reduces your overall study time, and allows you to obtain more than one credential at the same time.
- The Occupational Health and Safety certificates and diploma offer laddering opportunities.
- You can also ladder some Continuing Education certificates towards a University of Calgary degree. These certificates can be applied towards a Degree Minor in Workplace Learning, which will be recognized by the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science, and Faculty of Kinesiology for an equivalent of one year towards an undergraduate degree.