Professional Development and Micro-Credential Courses offered in Digital Media, Applied Information Systems &Technology (DAIST)
Who is DAIST for?
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. All courses offered through the DAIST program have been created,
and are offered through our partnerships with IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, Google, and Red hat. .
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 learners to be:
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.
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.
The costs include:
- Verified Transcript and Diploma
- Access to learning materials
- Tutor / Learning Navigator
- School Email ID to access Google learning resources.
How to enroll
- You will need to click the enrollment button
- 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
- Goto: https://skills.yourlearning.ibm.com/
- Sign-up for a NEW account
- Enter your assigned SCHOOL email address (email@example.com)
- 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.
- If you have any problems email the Office of the Registrar by phone, chat or by email.
Our Industry Partners
Driving Technology for Leading Brands
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.
DAIST Short Courses and Micro-Credentials
|CODE||Pathway and Certificate Name||TOTAL TIME|
|CSF||The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Cybersecurity Fundamentals||(6 hours)|
|DAF||The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Data Analysis Fundamentals||(1 Hour)|
|Co||The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Coding||(20 Hours)|
|WDF||The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Web Developer Foundations||(105 Hours)|
|FSWD||The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Full Stack Web Developer||(440 Hours)|
|MOLB||The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Enterprise Design||(2 Hours)|
|NSE1|2||The Royal Alberta College and IBM Certificate in Fortinet NSE Levels 1 & 2||(4 Hours) [combined]|
|WEBDEV||The Royal Alberta College and WordPress/ Elementor Website Certificate||To Be Announced|