EXCPE - OCE - Continuing and Professional Education

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Online and Continuing Education

Below are the courses available from the EXCPE code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times.

255 units Non-credit course

Acquire the necessary skills to first master the fundamentals of front-end development by coding interactive, client-facing websites and basic single-page applications (SPAs) using a combination of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and PHP. In the second half, participants dive deeper into the back-end of the web stack and learn the practical skills, techniques and best-practices used in modern, full-stack JavaScript application development by using in-demand libraries, frameworks, and platforms.

255 units Non-credit course

Acquire the necessary skills to first master the fundamentals of front-end development by coding interactive, client-facing websites and basic single-page applications (SPAs) using a combination of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and PHP. In the second half, participants dive deeper into the back-end of the web stack and learn the practical skills, techniques and best-practices used in modern, full-stack JavaScript application development by using in-demand libraries, frameworks, and platforms.

21 units Non-credit course

Explore different ways of leveraging information technology to promote change in organizations. Discuss business-to-consumer and business-to-business innovation strategies, as well as business intelligence approaches. Find out more about topics such as organizational collaboration, social media for businesses, customer experience, and enterprise information systems.

21 units Non-credit course

Examine the process and challenges faced by IT managers to identify, justify, evolve, and orchestrate technology to enhance business performance. Explore topics such as application portfolio management, demand management, the leadership role of information technology, and creating the technology roadmap.

21 units Non-credit course

Explore how IT units are structured and managed to effectively deliver products and services to organizations. Find out how to link IT strategy to business value, and learn about topics such as IT value proposition, IT structure and resourcing, IT budgeting, and risk management.

21 units Non-credit course

This course prepares practitioners responsible to plan, design and implement wetland restoration and construction projects with a focus on best practices and techniques. Topics include evaluating site information, selecting construction techniques, planning hydrology, grading and planting plans, performance standards, monitoring and maintenance techniques. An overview of compensatory mitigation programs and regulatory requirements will also be covered. This course requires one-day in-field trip to visit completed wetland restoration project sites.

39 units Non-credit course

Introduces the practice of surface water hydrology as water plays a role in the development of most human activities. Various hydrologic processes will be described. Methods of development of intensity duration frequency curves, stream flow measurement methods, flood frequency analysis and risk assessment in hydrologic design will be discussed. A brief overview of groundwater flow will be provided. An introduction to soil erosion and soil conservation practices will also be provided. Various hydrologic and hydraulic modes used in the professional domain will be introduced.

39 units Non-credit course

Learn more about the multi-disciplinary topic of land recla­ma­tion. The course will cover reg­u­la­tions gov­ern­ing land recla­ma­tion, soil conservation, han­dling and stor­age, site prepa­ra­tion, plant com­mu­ni­ty ecol­o­gy, veg­e­ta­tion selec­tion and plant­i­ng, mon­i­tor­ing, and determinants of suc­cess with­in recla­ma­tion. Case studies and course work will be used to explore real-world application and project management in a land reclamation context.

39 units Non-credit course

Revegetation standards, practices, and commonly used methods to re-establish native plant communities as part of the reclamation process for disturbed sites on public lands of Alberta will be covered. Topics will also include planning, species selection and sourcing native plant material, site preparation and establishment methods, maintenance, monitoring, and criteria for success. Plant identification of native plants, weeds, and invasive species will also be introduced.

39 units Non-credit course

The Environmental Impact Assessment process from initiation to project commissioning. Covers assessment approaches under Alberta and Canadian legislation and regulations including the EIAs role in a major project, how to complete a cumulative environmental assessment, addressing approval conditions, and use of the EIA a tool for environmental management. Requirements for public and Indigenous consultation, gathering stakeholder input into the EIA process, and expected outcomes will be outlined.

39 units Non-credit course

Through lecture, classroom and field exercises, students can expect to learn methods to identify wetlands and delineate their boundaries based on indicators of vegetation, soils, and hydrology, in addition to conducting desktop delineations through aerial photo interpretation. Other topics to be covered include wetland classification, impact and assess reports, and relative-value assessments. Prior knowledge of soils and vegetation is helpful, but not required.

39 units Non-credit course

Examine basic physical composition and processes of both the solid and liquid phases of soil. This includes how water is held by soil, how water moves through soil and the linkage between soil water regime and processes within the hydrologic cycle, with emphasis on water infiltration and redistribution. Other topics include soil thermal and aeration properties and processes, impact of spatial variability and soil mechanics. The course will explore applied soil management challenges involving the use of soil physics to address agronomic, environmental and reclamation objectives.

39 units Non-credit course

This course will introduce students to the soil principal reactive chemical constituents and their processes. Topics will include an introduction to the soil solid and liquid components (chemical composition, mineralogy, organic matter and soil solution); and description of important soil chemical processes and their relevance to environmental and agricultural applications (mineral stability and weathering, oxidation-reduction, surface adsorption and exchange, colloidal behaviour and soil acidity and salinity).

39 units Non-credit course

The importance of soil fertility in plant growth and nutrient uptake by crops and the agronomic significance of soil physical, chemical, and biological properties as they pertain to it will be discussed. Topics include major nutrients, secondary and micronutrients, and corresponding fertilizers. Soil fertility evaluation: soil testing; the backbone of soil fertility and problems soils (acid and saline soils) will be examined. Soil management challenges including fertilizer application, water use efficiency, interactions amount nutrients, and economics of plant-nutrient use will be covered.

39 units Non-credit course

Introduction to the three phase approach for the management of contaminated sites in Alberta. Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment will be covered in detail. Risk Management Plan and remediation will also be reviewed. Alberta Site Assessment standards and the Alberta Tier 1 and 2 soil and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines will be utilized. Additional topics will include the applicability of risk management and/or site remediation to various sites. Case studies will be used to provide focus on contamination sources, characterization, transportation, and fate in the environment.

39 units Non-credit course

This course investigates the different remediation technologies utilized for the remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater. The main remediation processes (engineering, physical, chemical, biological, and thermal) are studied. Description, applicability, advantages, limitations, time frames, potential health and safety issues, and cost of various technologies and key decision making factors are to be studied in this course. Case studies of contaminated sites with special emphasis on remediation technologies currently available for handling contaminated sites in Alberta will be explored.

39 units Non-credit course

This course will cover the concepts, applications, planning procedures, and implementation strategies involved in the successful construction of wetlands that look and function like natural wetlands. Students can expect to learn about site selection, testing soil texture, selecting construction techniques, establishing designed hydrology and vegetation aspects, and working with heavy equipment operators. Topics in peatland restoration will also be covered. The course will be offered as a combination of mandatory hands-on experience in the field, in addition to classroom lecture.

39 units Non-credit course

The practice of hydrogeology as generally applied in Alberta is presented. The course begins with the basics of groundwater flow, groundwater chemistry, and characterizing groundwater. The principles of groundwater contaminated site assessment, site conceptual models, and groundwater remediation will then be introduced along with regulatory considerations. Regional groundwater flow and its manifestations, aquifers and water wells in Alberta, groundwater resource evaluation, vulnerability, modelling, groundwater-surface water interaction, and implications of climate change will be explored.

39 units Non-credit course

Advanced agrology course with emphasis on clas­si­fi­ca­tion and map­ping of soils. Soil process­es, prin­ci­ples of the Cana­di­an Sys­tem of Soil Clas­si­fi­ca­tion, soil pro­files and diag­nos­tic fea­tures, fac­tors of soil formation and soil-form­ing process­es, soil sur­vey pro­ce­dures, and uti­liza­tion of exist­ing spa­tial infor­ma­tion to sup­port soil map­ping at a detailed scale are covered. A manda­to­ry field trip to collect data for the map­ping exer­cis­e is required; students need to be fit for duty. Pri­or knowl­edge of soil sci­ence is strongly recommended for this course.

39 units Non-credit course

Learn about soil formation and soil classification with emphasis on Western Canadian soils. Explore aspects such as soil-forming factors and processes, properties of common soils, and cycles of nutrients in the soil. Find out about essential online information resources available in the area of soil sciences. Acquire a foundation of knowledge and skills for application within more specialized soil and environmental sciences courses.

21 units Non-credit course

This course will cover the design and analysis of pre-stressed (PC) and post-tensioned (PT) concrete elements under flexural, shear, and axial stresses. The emphasis will be the fundamental behaviours and principles within the mechanics and strength of materials. The course will also include concepts involved in the analysis and design of PC and PT structures under the framework of the Canadian concretes standard, as well as an understanding of the mechanics and structural principles of code provisions, and application of common theories within applicable structures.

21 units Non-credit course

This is a must-have course for professionals who are seeking foundational, conceptual, and technical knowledge in machine learning. Learn how to analyze the credibility of artificial intelligence/machine learning and its applications in business. Gain an understanding of unsupervised, supervised, and reinforcement learning, the three widely accepted categorizations of machine learning.

14 units Non-credit course

Acquire the skills, knowledge, and direction to start your chosen venture and increase the probability of its success. Learn to develop and fine-tune your business model by linking marketing, operations, people and finance; identifying your value proposition and determine why prospective customers should choose you; and understanding what it means to operate under the entrepreneur's mindset.

14 units Non-credit course

Expand your knowledge of running a business, including learning the difference between a sole proprietorship and a corporation. Prepare a feasibility study under varied scenarios, and build an in-depth marketing plan that links promotional initiatives, including social media, with product/service and price points. Case studies will focus on past successful entrepreneurial ventures.

14 units Non-credit course

Increase your knowledge of business funding development, including understanding the advantages and disadvantages of debt, equity and alternative financing. Improve your promotional skills to present your ideas to potential funding sources and increase prospective customer awareness and motivation, and learn about the advantages and disadvantages of partnerships. Guest speakers from the banking industry will share their insights on funding entrepreneurs.

14 units Non-credit course

There are many ways--some evolutionary, others revolutionary--the transportation and logistics sector could develop to meet the challenges posed by new market entrants, technology, and business models. The networkbased nature of the logistics industry provides a framework for implementing and scaling artificial intelligence (AI), amplifying the human components of highly organized global supply chains. In this course, you will build a fundamental understanding of AI, machine, earning, digital twins, data analytics, augmented reality, robotics, and blockchains in the field of logistics.

14 units Non-credit course

Global logistics connects critical components of the supply chain from a product¿s point of origin to its point of consumption. Physical distribution is inextricably tied with international trade, multinational manufacturing, and sourcing of raw materials, components, and supplies. Topics in this course will help participants understand the channels of global logistics, challenges in managing physical distribution, INCOTERMS, free trade zones, tariffs, security, hedging, sourcing strategies, risk, and resilience in international trade.

14 units Non-credit course

Understand how to decrease environmental impact in the areas of logistics, distribution, and warehousing operations. Learn about technologies that can affect efficiencies and connectivity, including QR codes, VMI solutions, RFID applications, autonomous vehicles, and replenishment options. Explore ways of reducing emissions in fleet operations and find out about packaging material alternatives and GHG footprint estimates. Discuss issues such as outsourcing, scheduling options through 3PLs, and supply chain strategies for resiliency to mitigate risks.

14 units Non-credit course

Participants will understand the principles and purpose of ESG and Social Procurement in business, focusing on sourcing strategies. As well they will attain working knowledge of how to contribute to social capital and economic development; draft policies which reflect social values; understand the role of technology in affecting sustainability; develop relevant KPIs, strategies and tactics; understand trade agreement obligations at national and international levels; build awareness of circular economy impacts; identify opportunities and challenges, and hear directly from Canadian ESG leaders.

14 units Non-credit course

In this interactive workshop, participants will cultivate essential skills for effective self-management and successful leadership. This course offers a comprehensive exploration of a frontline leader's role and effective strategies to motivate and manage individuals. Participants will gain insights into navigating organizational change, honing problem-solving and decision-making abilities, and fostering impactful performance conversations.

14 units Non-credit course

Effective communication is a cornerstone of operational success and plays a pivotal role in establishing meaningful work relationships. In this workshop, we couple experiential and reflective activities with listening, strategic questioning, and non-verbal communication techniques to empower participants to express themselves with clarity and finesse. The course explores the intricacies of interpersonal communication, deciphering the messages of others, navigating interactions across diverse communication styles, and enhancing one's understanding of and ability to manage interpersonal conflicts.

14 units Non-credit course

Team leadership and management are pivotal in driving the success of a team. These critical roles encompass anticipating future challenges amidst constant change while maximizing the diverse strengths within the team and fostering respect for differences. In this work­shop, par­tic­i­pants will learn about the ben­e­fits of cre­at­ing a pos­i­tive team cul­ture and what it takes to boost a team's well-being and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty. Assess­ing team dynam­ics will guide par­tic­i­pants in explor­ing the con­cept of team agree­ments, prin­ci­ples and shared values.

21 units Non-credit course

Understand the modern concept of privacy in a liberal democracy. Learn about the evolution of the principles of privacy as you examine the historical, philosophical, and legislative frameworks of personal information data privacy and security, both in the public and in the private sector. Discuss the conflicts between the public interest and the constitutional right to personal data privacy, and explore ways of resolving them.

7.5 units Non-credit course

Health care providers and their staff are required to follow Canadian laws that protect their patients' health information. Understand the fundamentals of privacy protection in the context of health care as you keep up-to-date with new legislation and explore the evolving security threats brought upon by emerging technologies. Learn how to establish a privacy program, protect health information, be prepared for privacy breaches, and carry out breach response plans.

16 units Non-credit course

A key element in any professional's role is the ability to communicate with confidence. This course will introduce a range of concepts and techniques related to effective communication skills, such as looking at different types of communication: interpersonal (1-to-1); group and team (1-to-few); and larger audiences (1-to-many). Other topics covered are empathy, active listening, and non-verbal communications. Through self-assessments, guided practice and activities, participants will create and deliver a pitch as well as a formal presentation.