Professional Development and Micro-Credential Courses offered in Business, Human Resources, Accounting, Finance, Communication, Management, Operations & Leadership.

All programs have been created in collaboration with industry partners to assure that learners have the most recent information that is applicable for the needs of the industry. -Become job ready or prepare yourself for the “Gig-economy” by have a diverse and needed skill set. 

The Department’s mission is to provide learners with the skills and knowledge that is necessary to tackle the challenges of today and to prepare them for the changes of tomorrow. The department undertakes this mission by providing training pathways to affordable, easily accessible, high-quality education to any person that wishes to learn. 

Throughout 2020, The Royal Alberta College (RAC) conducted research: “The RAC-ICTR (Intercultural Competency Training Research.” The process included in-depth consultations with more than 110 small, medium and large industry stakeholders across Canada and outside academics. 

The research determined that: 

“[…] short-courses and micro-credentials that are created in collaboration between industry and academic institutions (that have a focus on career training) is one of the best methods to:

Prepare a learner to be job ready

Enable a learner to achieve further success in their already established career

Enable a learner to be adaptable to employers needs

Enable individuals to pivot into different roles as the economy requires

“[…]Help individuals acquire the skills to become self-employed or as an entrepreneur[…]”

With the gained insight from the research, and more than 160 years of collective experience in providing educational and career guidance The Office of the Registrar formed relationships with key industry stakeholders, NGOs and governmental organizations and formed ad-hoc committees consisting of highly skilled professionals representing all stakeholders on a volunteer basis. These committees provided their expertise, identified gaps within various sectors and collaborated to create a solution to fill the needs of their sectors through the delivery  of education, mentorship, job training and guidance in a non-confrontational, culturally sensitive, inclusive and supportive environment. Thus creating a foundation of trust for all invested stakeholders while providing training to learners.

All industry-led short courses provided by the RAC have been created with the objective for the learner to gain the needed knowledge without interfering with their current responsibilities and obligations. These programs are ideal for learners that are often pressed for time, juggling multiple responsibilities, and are sensitive to “wasted time.” Training provided shall provide an immediate benefit to the learner and be relevant to the task it is intended for. 


Pathway and Certificate Name



The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Project Management

(15 hours and 27 min)


The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Accounting and Finance 

(49 hours and 36 min) 


The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Communications 

(4 hours and 28 min)


The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Entrepreneurship

(55 hours and 20 min)


The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Marketing

(14 hours and 1 min) 


The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Management, Operations & Leadership in Business

(100 hours and 55 min ) 


The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Human Resources, Organizational Behavior & Supervision 

(25 hours and 43 min) 


Regular price for short-course certificates range between $500 – $900, whereby after application of subsidies total amounts will be reduced to the amount displayed ($15.00 – $35.00) per certificate. 

  1. The costs include: Verified Transcript and Diploma
  2. Access to learning materials
  3. Tutor / Learning Navigator
  4. School Email ID to access Google learning resources. 

How to enroll:

  1. You will need to click the enrollment button:
  2. You will have to make a payment online, and after payment is received you will be provided with a Royal Alberta College email address, this email address will be your student ID and is required to access your learning materials and for transcripts.

How to access the online learning channels:

  1. Goto:
  2. Sign-up for a NEW account
  3. Enter your assigned SCHOOL email address (
  4. You will see the learning pathway, if not, type in “RAC Blue” into the search box and your the blue seal program pathway, that includes the courses will be presented.
  5. If you have any problems email the Office of the Registrar by phone, chat or by email.
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The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Project Management

15 Hours and 28 Min

$15.00 Canadian Dollars

learners within this program will gain a general understanding of the following topic and subject areas: Planning, organizing and executing a project, Cost estimates, Budget project management and cost control, Team Building, Project risk management and other aspects.

Topics will include:

  • Introduction to Project Management 
  • Planning, organizing and executing a project
  • Cost estimates, Budgets in  Project management 
  • Scope, Quality & Procurement Planning
  • Cost controls
  • Team building
  • Productivity improvement
  • Project risk management
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The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Project Accounting and Finance

49 Hours and 36 Min

$15.00 Canadian Dollars

Learners will gain a general understanding in the following topic and subject areas: 

  • Management Of Money And Other Assets, 
  • Financial Planning And Decision Making, 
  • Developing An Understanding On How To Analyze Business Problems, 
  • Develop An Understanding On The Preparation Of Financial Statements And Reporting Processes, 
  • Develop An Understanding Of Accounting Issues Related To Business, 
  • Understand How To Analyze Key Financial Information Related To Business, 
  • Understand How To Prepare Accounting Documentation For Payroll, 
  • Develop An Understanding On The Interpretation Of Financial Data, 
  • Record Business Transactions, 
  • Prepare Cash Flow Statements, 
  • Evaluate Assets, Liabilities In A Business Entity 
  • Introduce Financial Tools And Their Application To Corporate Financial Management.
RAC IBM Communications

The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Communications

4 Hours and 28 Min

$15.00 Canadian Dollars

Within this course learners will gain the needed knowledge, and acquire the fundamental skills to communicate effectively within a Canadian Business. 

  • Communicating in writing
  • The art and science of communication
  • Written business communication skills
  • Oral business communication skills
  • Preparing for talks
  • Making an impact with non-verbal communications
  • Becoming more professional through business etiquette
  • Active listening techniques 
  • Electronic communication skills
  • Email etiquette
  • Writing effective e-mails
  • Leveraging social media for persuasive communication
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The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Entrepreneurship

55 Hours and 20 Min

$15.00 Canadian Dollars

The courses provided have been created on practical advice from real entrepreneurs and academic theories. Learners will understand how to:

  • Examine personal pre-existing ideas and assumptions about innovation and entrepreneurship, and see how they compare to those of other people.
  • Identify core innovation and entrepreneurship terms and categories, apply these categorisations to practical examples and recognise where boundaries between these categories are blurred.
  • Recognise the main connections between innovation and entrepreneurship and start to isolate a distinctively ‘entrepreneurial’ role in the innovation process.
  • Understand the nature of entrepreneurship.
  • Understand the function of the entrepreneur in the successful, commercial application of innovations.
  • Confirm an entrepreneurial business idea.
  • Identify personal attributes that enable best use of entrepreneurial opportunities
    explore entrepreneurial leadership and management style.
  • Identify strengths of an entrepreneur and what support is needed to run a business.
  • Evaluate, develop and refine a business idea and create a business model.
  • Identify the gaps in resources and capabilities needed to grow a new business.
  • Create a plan to develop capability and make progress growing a business.
  • Create a pitch to gain support for development of a business.
  • Evaluate the quality of an idea and take steps to turn it into a small business.
  • Understand the legal basics of business entity formation, sales, costs, and other finances.
  • Develop a clear value proposition for your business and customer relationships.
  • Navigate other businesses, including both competition and key partners.
  • Define success for yourself as an entrepreneur, and recognize failure.
RAC IBM Marketing

The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Marketing

14 Hours and 1 Min

$15.00 Canadian Dollars

Upon completion learners will obtain an understanding that shall include, yet not be limited to the following topics and subject areas:

  • Creating effective social customer service
  • The people and planning in marketing
  • Product management: (Create a Go-to-Market Plan) 
  • The Basics of Marketing
  • Product pricing and promotion in marketing
  • Effective digital community management
  • Market research basics
  • Traditional and online distribution and ethics in marketing
  • Social Media and Social Selling
  • Building a  digital market via Websites and Email 
  • Reaching customer digitally
  • Helping customers find you
  • Managing your corporate reputation online. 
  • The principles of marketing, marketing online,
  • Advertising, creating a marketing plan,
  • The applications of social media law and other aspects.
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The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Management, Operations & Leadership in Business

100 Hours and 55 Min

$15.00 Canadian Dollars

Upon completion learners will obtain an understanding of concepts and theories that shall include:

  • Organizational performance improvement,
  • Decision making,
  • Risk management, ethics, time management, supervision,
  • Managing an operation and how to improve the operation,
  • Inventory management,
  • Procurement oversight within Operations and Management in Business.
RAC IBM HR, ORGB, and supervision

The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Human Resources, Organizational Behaviour & Supervision

25 Hours and 43 Min

$15.00 Canadian Dollars

Learners within this course will gain  an understanding on how to, attract and retain employees, undertake employee performance management processes, develop an understanding of conflict management, employee relations, motivating and team building, develop methods and understand interpersonal communications in the workplace, understand how to manage productivity, learn about workplace diversity, organizational risk, job scheduling (on a Linux management program), Understand multi-generational issues in the workforce, Understand organizational behavior and dynamics and other relevant topics within Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour and Supervision.