Columbia College is developing a wide variety of continuing education courses.

We offer

Alberta Basic Security Training Course
The Security Services and Investigator’s Act requires any person in Alberta who works in the above list of security service positions must have a license. Columbia College offers an in-class course, an online course and proctoring services.

Continuing Education – Upgrading
These courses offer you the opportunity to develop personally and professionally in a small, supportive environment.

Continuing Education - CPNRE Prep Course
This 2-day course will use a variety of methods in order to assist you to be well prepared for your upcoming Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination.

Dental Assistant Professional Certificate
These post-graduate modules are designed to provide RDAs with the opportunities to complete training for advancement into specific areas of dentistry or to enhance their practice.

English as a Second Language – Evening Courses
Our evening ESL courses give you the opportunity to enhance your English language skills. We focus on giving you strategies to practice every day! Our facilitators are TESOL trained to teach ESL learners. Make consistent progress towards your goal.

Continuing Education - Medication Administration Course
This course will prepare the Health Care Aides to safely and effectively assist with medications under the supervision of a health care professional.

Professional Investigator Training Course
This course is meant to introduce learners to the broad field of the professional investigation industry, the roles and limitations of investigators, and the types of services they generally provide.

Continuing Education - Professional Skills Development Courses
Are you looking at changing careers? Entering a new career? Wanting to advance in your present career?We have speciality courses that will help you. We focus on providing you with strategies to use on a daily basis in the areas of communication, reading, writing, pronunciation & speech clarity.

Continuing Education –Wound Care Management Course
Thiscomprehensive five week Wound Care Management Course will help establish improved knowledge in this growing area of health care.

Deadline to Register

Unless continuing education course information identifies a deadline, registration may be ongoing. Since courses have enrollment limits, it is best to register early and avoid either the course limit or course cancellation due to low enrollment.

Registration Procedures

Getting Information
Student will phone the college and speak to a Continuing Education Advisor.


  • The College will accept registration including payment by phone, mail, in person, or online.
  • A student cannot attend a course until the registration is complete and payment has been received.
  • Payment (by cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard and American Express) must be received at least three business days before the course start date.
  • A student must bring his/her copy of the receipt to his/her first class.
  • The faculty member will ask to see this receipt at the beginning of the first class.


Course Cancellation Policy
All classes are subject to cancellation if there are insufficient registrations. If a registrant’s course is cancelled, he/she may either transfer to another course (space permitting) or receive a full refund. Credit card refunds will be credited to the registrant’s credit card account and cash payments will receive a refund with a mailed cheque. The Continuing Education Advisor will make every effort to inform the registrant of the cancellation prior to the start of the course; therefore, please provide both a business and home phone number and email address when registering as a student.

Withdrawal Policy
To be eligible for a refund, the department must be notified no later than two weeks prior to the course start date. Refund requests received less than two weeks prior to a course start date will not be eligible for a refund. Please quote the course name, start and end dates, your full name, address, and phone number. All Continuing Education withdrawals are subject to a non-refundable, non-transferable administration fee of $50.00.

Parking & Transportation

All students who wish to park a vehicle in the Willowglen Business Park must pay for parking. The options are:

  • Obtain a monthly parking pass from Willowglen Business Park. The Administration office is located in Building 809, Suite 101. The hours of operation are normally 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. The cost to students will be around $35.00 per month (subject to change). All parking related costs must be paid by CASH ONLY.
  • Park in the North Lot bordering Deerfoot where there is metered parking monitored by Impark. Students with a valid parking pass may park there free of charge.

Parking on Saturdays

  • Students need to purchase a parking pass as stated above but may park their car closer to their building and park in a marked Columbia College parking space. If a student purchases a pass (daily or monthly) but then parks in another business’ parking stall, the car is subject to being ticketed and towed.

Do not park in stalls that are marked “Visitor Parking” or “Handicapped Parking”. Your vehicle will be ticketed and towed. Violators without a valid pass or parked in stalls that are not marked Columbia College will be subject to being ticketed and towed by Calgary Parking Authority at the owner’s risk and expense.


Columbia College does not issue T2202A receipts for Continuing Education courses. Students may use the official College receipt for tax purposes as applicable.