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Continuing Studies offers flexible learning opportunities for individuals looking to diversify their resume

February 29, 2016

Have you recently been laid off? Are you looking to diversify your resume to appeal to an employer? According to Cathy Crockford, manager of Continuing Studies at Medicine Hat College (MHC), short-term and flexible certificates offered through their department may be a way to strengthen your chances in the workforce.

“These are worrisome and uncertain times,” says Crockford. “For individuals who have been in the same position for a while the thought of going back to school full-time doesn’t seem feasible.  Our courses are mostly offered in the evenings and weekends, and in some cases online, making it easier for people to work and go to school.”

Continuing Studies offers a variety of short-term certificates and online courses including occupational health & safety (OH&S), medical and legal office assistant, AutoCAD, project management, and pre-employment trades.

“For someone who has been employed in an administrative role for an energy company, sometimes diversifying their skills can make their resume more attractive to employers. Our bookkeeping, legal medical office certificates would be a way to accomplish this and try out a new industry,” says Crockford.

For those with limited financial resources, Crockford mentions that funding may be available.

“Some of our courses qualify for financial assistance. If you are interested in a Continuing Studies program, we strongly encourage you to reach out just in case there is an opportunity available,” says Crockford.

For a complete list of certificate programs offered through Continuing Studies visit If you are interested in viewing all of the training options available click here.