In class or online
If you live outside Edmonton or if you are working and taking post-secondary courses at the same time, you may need the flexibility that comes with the online study option. Online program delivery begins and ends at the same time as the classroom option, but you can complete course work when it suits your schedule, as long as you adhere to the deadlines within the course outline. Students taking the online option have access to a faculty tutor and participate in online discussions with other students.
Note that not all program option courses are offered each term for online students. Because some courses are scheduled on a rotation, online students generally require three years to complete the diploma program.
Full time or part time
You can choose between part-time or full-time studies. The diploma program requires a minimum two years of full-time studies with a maximum time limit of seven years. The certificate program requires a minimum one year of full-time studies with a maximum time limit of four years.