Distance education

In a distance education course, students work from a self-study guide, which consists of 7 modules.  Each module contains a set of self-study questions (based on readings from a textbook), supplemental readings, and a project.   Students submit their work for each module through email to the instructor for comment and feedback.  Each student works at his or her own pace.  The only deadline is the end-date of the course.  Courses are 10 weeks in duration.

Once all modules are completed to the satisfaction of the instructor, the student will receive a certificate of completion (no letter grades or academic credit are given). 

All instruction is in English.  Though the textbooks readings and content of the course is applicable to archivists across many cultures and languages, the supplemental readings usually provide a Canadian perspective.

Courses are structured as a one-to-one relationship between student and instructor. There is no live chat, no software portal to log into, no discussion forums, no interaction between students. 

Students can expect to work 10 to 12 hours a week on the course.


Registration information

All international registrants (outside of Canada) MUST pay by credit card.

Member institutions can send a maximum of 3 employees/volunteers to a workshop or distance course at the reduced membership rate.

Registration fee does not include cost of textbook.

To become an AABC Member go to the Membership page.

A full refund for the course registration fees may be granted only if the instructor is notified in writing 3 weeks (21 days)  before the course starts.  A $15.00 administration fee will be charged to process the refund. After that date no refunds are given.


Cost of each individual course:

       AABC Member $350.00 CAD

       AABC Non-member  $500.00 CAD


Course calendar


Managing Plans and Drawings

September 11 - November 20, 2017; registration June 26 - August 7, 2017



Introduction to Archival Preservation

January 8 - March 19, 2018; registration November 1 - December 8, 2017


Oral History: From Theory to Practice

April 9 - June 18, 2018; registration Feb 1 - March 9, 2018


Introduction to Archival Practice

September 10 - November 19, 2018; registration June 1 - July 20, 2018



Managing Archival Photographs

January - March 2019; registration dates to be set in 2018


Managing Archives

April - June 2019; registration dates to be set in 2018


For more information please contact: Lisa Glandt, EAS Coordinator

Email: aabc.advisor@aabc.ca

Phone: 778-680-2273

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