Continuing Education & Professional Development

The Faculty of Arts & Science is actively developing opportunities for continuing education and professional development at the University of Lethbridge.

We believe in access to education and learning for all those who seek to enhance their skills and knowledge or develop personally or professionally. As such, we are developing a series of non-credit courses, workshops, seminars, customized training and certificate programs that will be offered part-time in flexible and innovative ways, meeting you where you are.

Pursue your interests, develop skills and embrace understanding, all while maintaining your usual routine, whether that be at work or leisure.

Please note: Faculty and staff tuition discounts do not apply to continuing education courses.

Learn more about current opportunities via the links below.

Oral History Summer Institute

May 5 - June 9, 2022

Be part of the 2nd annual Oral History Summer Institute at the Centre for Oral History & Tradition! The 2022 COHT Oral History Summer Institute will be held virtually with synchronous meetings via Zoom on Thursdays from 12:00-2:45 p.m. MT for six weeks. Additional resources and materials will be provided through Moodle.

Watch our social media in early February for an exciting announcement about the 2022 Guest Speakers!

The Oral History Summer Institute is designed for participants to get hands-on experience with oral history project design, recording technology, and interview techniques. Whether you are starting your first oral history project, or you are ready to enhance your skills as an oral history interviewer, the Summer Institute’s combination of instructional, workshop, and feedback sessions has something to offer participants at a variety of levels and interests. The Institute welcomes researchers, community organizers, students, academics, genealogists, public/community historians, and anyone interested in oral history.

Introduction to Data Science with Python 1

May 2 - June 17, 2022

This is the first of two 40-hour workshops designed for people looking to break into the field of Data Science. If you would like to develop machine learning skills that can be applied to solve real-world problems, you will be very interested in this workshop.

Data Science has revolutionized decision-making in the information age. These days, government agencies, private companies, and research labs all need people with the skills to capture, visualize, and analyze data.

In Introduction to Data Science with Python 1, participants will learn a modern data science workflow so they can get to work answering questions with data. Specific skills include cleaning and managing data, exploring data with visualizations and clustering algorithms, building models to make predictions, and using data to communicate with non-specialists. We will do all this using Python, one of the leading programming languages for Data Science, and Colaboratory, a cloud-based platform for machine learning.

Please note: Continuing education seats in this workshop are reserved and not an option for current U of L students who should register for classes using the Bridge.

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Introduction to Data Science with Python 2

July 4 - August 15, 2022

This is the second of two 40-hour workshops designed for people looking to break into the field of Data Science. If you would like to develop machine learning skills that can be applied to solve real-world problems, you will be very interested in this workshop. To take this second workshop, we recommend you take the first workshop, or already have some background with python.

Data Science has revolutionized decision-making in the information age. These days, government agencies, private companies, and research labs all need people with the skills to capture, visualize, and analyze data.

In Introduction to Data Science with Python 2, participants will be introduced to deep learning algorithms. Specific skills include learning when deep learning algorithms are likely to be most useful, how to build your own models, how to use models built by others, and how to work with image and text data. We will do all this using Python, one of the leading programming languages for Data Science, and Colaboratory, a cloud-based platform for machine learning.

Please note: Continuing education seats in this workshop are reserved and not an option for current U of L students who should register for classes using the Bridge.

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON