Courses - Continuing Studies


Improve Your Skillset One Course At A Time

Continuing Studies at Assiniboine offers a variety of courses that can help you upskill in your current role or offer you personal skill development and enrichment.

Courses through Continuing Studies at Assiniboine are divided into two categories:

Independent or One-Off Courses

Some courses that Continuing Studies offers are one-off, meaning you take a single course and it doesn’t have ties to other programming at the college. Conversational Spanish or Quickbooks are examples of this type of offering.

Program Courses

Continuing Studies also offers some courses, which are part of a larger program, that can be taken independently. Courses available in this format allow you the greatest flexibility. You can take one, some, or all, within a given program. If you take more than one course within the program’s total course list (i.e. more than one course that makes up the program), you will eventually become eligible for an official parchment, such as a certificate or document of achievement, as long as you finish all courses within the program. Woodworking 1, which is part of the Woodworking program, is an example of this type of course. You may take Woodworking 1 without taking the entire Woodworking program. However, if you were to take all courses within the Woodworking program, you would graduate with a document of achievement.

Some continuing studies courses that are part of larger programs, for example Administrative Assistant or Prairie Horticulture, are not eligible to be taken individually. Instead, you must apply to the entire program and complete all required courses.

The simplest way to explore what continuing studies courses are currently being offered is to view the latest edition of our eGuide. Each section of the guide (e.g. Working in Business) contains a list of available courses; click on the icon beside the course name to directly register. Some courses require that you fill out a registration form; other courses ask you to register online.

One-Off Courses

First Aid

We offer the following first aid courses; Standard First Aid (Level C CPR), and Emergency First Aid (Level C CPR), and Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (BLS).

All classes are taught by Red Cross certified trainers. Upon successful completion, students receive Red Cross certification.

This course is not offered this term. Sign-up to stay informed of when courses become available.


FoodSafe Online

As required by Manitoba Public Health, this course is mandatory for owners, managers, supervisors, chefs, cooks and other personnel responsible for purchasing, handling, preparing, and serving food.

To see upcoming courses, view the Continuing Studies Program & Course Guide.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the course take?

Approximately 6 hours to complete 10 lessons + practice quiz and exam.

Do I have to finish it in one day?

No. You will have 60 days from the start date to complete the course material and exam. Lessons automatically save at the spot left off and will resume when you log back; however, the exam must be completed in one sitting.

I don't need the full course I just need to recertify. Would I still take this course?

Yes, you can by-pass the modules and take the exam.

When am I granted access to the course?

A username and password to access the course will be sent the morning of the start date but may take up to 24 hours to arrive. Please note that he email will arrive from You may want to add this address to your safe sender list to avoid it being sent to junk mail.

What is a passing grade?

The passing grade is 70%

What happens if I fail the exam?

You have unlimited exam attempts, at no additional charge, for the duration of four-week course access.

What are the technical requirements?

The course platform works on most devices including laptops, desktops, tablets, iPads and most newer smartphones. Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are the recommended web browsers.

*The exam is virtually proctored and will require a working webcam and microphone. Exams can be completed from any device including smart phone or tablet.

**Valid photo ID is also required to complete the exam.

When will I receive my certificate?

You will receive your printable digital certificate & wallet card from SafeCheck® within minutes of successful exam completion, via email. Be sure to check off (once successfully completing the exam) that you’d like to receive an emailed copy.

How long is my certificate valid for?

Upon successful completion of exam, your certificate is valid for 5 years, from the date of issue.

Conversational Spanish

In these courses, students learn how to read, write, listen, and comprehend and speak Spanish.


Conversational Ukrainian

In these courses, students learn how to read, write, listen, and comprehend Ukrainian. These courses are not offered this term. Sign-up to stay informed of when courses become available.


Starting a Small Business

Learn everything from registering your business, elements of a business plan, and resources available to you including financing and marketing strategies for your small business to bring the customers to you.



Learn to manage the financial aspects of your small business quickly and efficiently using Quickbooks.


Power Engineering 4th Class (Exam Preparation)

This course is intended to help students prepare for the Manitoba 4th Class Power Engineering Certificate exam through the Office of the Fire Commissioner.

This course is not offered this term. Sign-up to stay informed of when courses become available.


Water and Wastewater Refresher Courses

These courses are designed to prepare operators to pass the provincial Water and Wastewater Operator Certification exams.

These courses are not offered this term. Sign-up to stay informed of when courses become available.


Program Courses

Explore the latest edition of our eGuide to see which program courses are available. Within the guide, click on the icon beside the course name and directly register.


A new way to learn! Assiniboine’s partner, Ed2Go, offers hundreds of short, online courses that can help you gain new skills for your job or explore an area of personal interest. Instructor-led courses start monthly and are completed over a six-week schedule. Self-paced courses can be started at any time. For more information, including a list of course areas, check out our Ed2Go page.


Have questions? Never hesitate to reach out if you have questions! Continuing Studies at Assiniboine is happy to help you navigate through our courses and programs. Reach us by email at

Can I take courses that are part of continuing studies programs?

Coming soon.

How do I apply or register for Continuing Studies courses?

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