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STUDY PROGRAMMES

At the moment Alberta College has four accredited study directions, and seven first level professional higher education study programs only in Latvian are conducted there in:

  • Study direction "Law" (accredited until 30.06.2021) contains the study program "Legal Regulation of Business"
  • Study direction "Information and communication sciences" (accredited until 30.06.2021) contains study program "Public relations".
  • Study direction "Management, administration and real estate administration" (accredited until 30.06.2021) contains the following study programs:

-  "Business", with two specializations, "Small business economy and organization" and "Accounting";

-  "Institution work organization and management", with the specialization "Personnel work organization";

-  "Entertainment industry management and production";

-  "Marketing and innovations".

  • Study direction "Information technology, computer engineering, electronics, telecommunication, computer management and computer science" (accredited until 30.06.2023) contains the study program "Information technologies" with two specializations, "Programmer" and "Computer network administrator".

Study program “Legal Regulation of Business”

In accreditation process

Qualification awarded: Legal Assistant

Volume of the study program: 80 credits/ 120 ECTS

Qualification level awarded upon completion (NQF/EQF): 5

Final examination at the end of the study program: State final examination, which includes a defence of qualification work


Aim of the study program:

To prepare qualified, competent and competitive legal assistants specializing in legal regulation of commercial activities in compliance with the level four (EQF, level 5) professional standard of a legal assistant, who is able to provide practical assistance to representatives of legal professions, perform the work of office administrator or to work in companies, and who are focused on further education.


Tasks of the study program:

  • To ensure the provision of the study process in accordance with the requirements of the standard of education, Latvian legislation, the European Higher Education Area (ESG 2015);
  • To provide students with conditions and opportunities to obtain first level professional higher education according to the professional standard of a legal assistant;
  •  To provide students with the necessary theoretical knowledge, as well as practical and professional skills in the profession to be acquired, by fostering their competitiveness in changing social and economic conditions in the labor market;
  •  To ensure the quality of the studies by attracting qualified academic staff and using modern methodological, scientific and material – technical provision in the study process;
  • To develop the capacity of scientific analysis, ability to solve problems independently by integrating the latest research findings into the study process and by encouraging the involvement of students in solving practical and scientific problems;
  • To promote the participation of students in professional development and further education processes, as well as to create motivation to increase their level of qualification;
  • To promote cooperation with other higher education institutions in Latvia and abroad;
  • To establish cooperation with professional organizations and employers.


Learning outcomes to be achieved:

 1. Is able to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of facts, theories, regularities and technologies related to the field of law, as well as is able to demonstrate specific knowledge and understanding of commercial activities;

 2. Is able to perform practical tasks in the profession of a legal assistant on the basis of an analytical approach;

 3. Is able to demonstrate skills allowing to find creative solutions to legal problems;

 4. Is able to negotiate and discuss practical issues and solutions related to the profession of a legal assistant with colleagues, clients and management providing arguments;

 5. Is able to learn further independently, thus developing one’s competences;

 6. Is able to formulate, describe and analyse practical legal problems in the profession of a legal assistant, as well as is able to select and use various types of information in solving problems;

 7. Is able to participate in the development of law by demonstrating an understanding of the role of legal assistant′s profession in a broader social context.

Study program “Public Relations”

In accreditation process

In Qualification awarded: Public Relations Specialist

Volume of the study program: 80 credits/ 120 ECTS

Qualification level awarded upon completion (NQF/EQF): 5

Final examination at the end of the study program: State final examination, which includes a defence of qualification work


Aim of the study program:

To prepare skilled, competent and competitive public relations specialists in line with the requirements of the level four (EQF level 5) professional standard of a public relations specialist who are able to enter successfully the labour market and are focused on further education.


Tasks of the study program:

  • To ensure the provision of the study process in accordance with the requirements of the standard of education, Latvian legislation, the European Higher Education Area (ESG 2015) and UN programme Principles of Responsible Management Education;
  • To provide students with conditions and opportunities to obtain first level professional higher education according to the professional standard of a public relations specialist;
  • To provide students with the necessary theoretical knowledge, as well as practical and professional skills in the profession to be acquired, by fostering their competitiveness in changing social and economic conditions in the labour market;
  • To ensure the quality of the studies by attracting qualified academic staff and using modern methodological, scientific and material - technical provision in the study process;
  • To develop the capacity of scientific analysis, ability to solve problems independently by integrating the latest research findings into the study process and by encouraging the involvement of students in solving practical and scientific problems;
  • To promote cooperation with other higher education institutions in Latvia and abroad;
  • To develop cooperation with employers in the public relations sector;
  • To promote the participation of students in professional development and further education processes, as well as to create motivation to increase their level of qualification.


Learning outcomes to be achieved:

1. Knows and understands general and public relations branch specific facts, theories, regularities and technologies;

2. Is able to perform practical tasks in the profession of a public relations specialist on the basis of an analytical approach;

3. Is able to demonstrate skills that enable to find creative solutions to problems in the field of public relations, discuss and argue practical issues and solutions with colleagues, clients and management;

4. Is able to learn further independently, thus developing one’s competences;

5. Is able to work individually and in a team when planning and organizing, as well as evaluating and developing one’s own work and that of others in order to carry out specific tasks in the profession of public relations;

6. Can formulate, describe and analyse practical problems in the profession of public relations, select information and use it to address clearly defined problems;

7. Is able to participate in the development of public relations branch by demonstrating understanding of the role of the profession of public relations in a broader social context.

Study program “Entrepreneurship”

In accreditation process

Sub-programmes: Business management; Accounting

In Qualification awarded: Business Specialist or Accountant

Volume of the study program: 80 credits/ 120 ECTS

Qualification level awarded upon completion (NQF/EQF): 5

Final examination at the end of the study program: State final examination, which includes a defence of qualification work


Aim of the study program:

To provide highly qualified, competitive, independent, responsible and creative business specialists or accountants in line with the level four (EQF level 5) requirements of the relevant professional standard, able to successfully enter the labour market, work in small, medium and other enterprises (business specialists) or in enterprises, institutions and public organizations (accountants) in changing socio-economic circumstances, and continue their education.


Tasks of the study program:

  • To ensure the provision of the study process enabling students to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and values (attitudes) in accordance with the requirements of the national standard of education, professional standards of a business/ entrepreneurship (commercial) specialist or accountant, relevant regulatory enactments, the European Higher Education Area (ESG 2015) and  guidelines of the United Nations Framework Programme "Principles Of Responsible Management Education";
  • To promote the competitiveness of students in the labour market in line with labour market requirements in changing socio-economic circumstances and society’s needs;
  • To ensure the quality of the studies by attracting qualified academic staff and using modern methodological, scientific and material - technical provision and information technologies in the study process;
  • To develop the capacity of research, ability to solve problems independently by integrating the latest research findings into the study process and by encouraging the involvement of students in solving practical and scientific problems;
  • To promote the participation of students in professional development and further education processes, as well as to create motivation to increase their level of qualification;
  • To build positive, entrepreneurial and active value orientation, social responsibility and applied and multifaceted communication skills;
  • To promote cooperation with higher education institutions in Latvia and other countries with a purpose to improve the study process, study programme and its implementation;
  • To develop cooperation with employers in the sectors of business and accounting.


Learning outcomes to be achieved:

  • Sub-programme “Business management”:

1. Knows and understands general and business sector specific facts, theories, regularities and technologies;

2. Applying an analytical approach, is able to perform practical tasks in the profession of a business specialist, where appropriate, by discussing and arguing them with colleagues, clients and managers, using creative problem-solving skills, conducting or monitoring such work activities that may involve unpredictable changes;

3. Is able to work individually and in a team when planning, organizing, evaluating and developing one’s own work and that of others in order to carry out specific tasks in the profession of a business specialist;

4. Is able to continue education independently by developing one’s own competences;

5. Is able to formulate, explain and analyse practical problems in the profession of a business specialist, by selecting and using various types of information in solving them;

6. Is able to participate in business development by raising awareness of the role of the profession of a business specialist in national economy (business) and society.

  • Sub-programme “Accounting”:

1. Knows and understands general and business and accounting sector specific facts, theories, regularities and technologies;

2. Applying an analytical approach, is able to perform practical tasks in the profession of an accountant where appropriate, by discussing and arguing them with colleagues, clients and managers, using creative problem-solving skills, conducting or monitoring such work activities that may involve unpredictable changes;

3. Is able to work individually and in a team when planning, organizing,  evaluating and developing one’s own work and that of others in order to carry out specific tasks in the profession of an accountant;

4. Is able to continue education independently by developing one’s own competences;

5.  Is able to formulate, explain and analyse practical problems in the profession of an accountant, by selecting and using various types of information in solving them;

6. Is able to participate in the development of businesses, public administration and public organizations, by demonstrating understanding of the role of the profession of an accountant in national economy (business), public administration, public organizations and socially.

Study program “Human Resource Management”

In accreditation process

In Qualification awarded: Personnel Specialist

Volume of the study program: 80 credits/ 120 ECTS

Qualification level awarded upon completion (NQF/EQF): 5

Final examination at the end of the study program: State final examination, which includes a defence of qualification work


Aim of the study program:

To provide highly qualified, competitive, independent, responsible and creative personnel specialists in line with the requirements of the level four (EQF level 5) professional standard of a personnel specialist, able to successfully enter the labour market, work in enterprises, institutions and public organizations in changing socio-economic circumstances, and continue their education.


Tasks of the study program:

  • To ensure the provision of the study process enabling students to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and values (attitudes) in accordance with the requirements of the national standard of education, professional standards of a personnel specialist, relevant regulatory enactments, the European Higher Education Area (ESG 2015) and guidelines of the United Nations Framework Programme "Principles Of Responsible Management Education";
  • To promote the competitiveness of students in the labour market in line with labour market requirements in changing socio-economic circumstances and society’s needs;
  • To ensure the quality of the studies by attracting qualified academic staff and using modern methodological, scientific and material - technical provision and information technologies in the study process;
  • To develop the capacity of research, ability to solve problems independently by integrating the latest research findings into the study process and by encouraging the involvement of students in solving practical and scientific problems;
  • To promote the participation of students in professional development and further education processes, as well as to create motivation to increase their level of qualification;
  • To build positive, entrepreneurial and active value orientation, social responsibility and applied and multifaceted communication skills;
  • To promote cooperation with higher education institutions in Latvia and other countries with a purpose to improve the study process, study programme and its implementation;
  • To develop cooperation with employers in the field of human resource (personnel) management.


Learning outcomes to be achieved:

1. Knows and understands general and human resource management branch specific facts, theories, regularities and technologies

2. Applying an analytical approach, is able to perform practical tasks in the profession of a personnel specialist, where appropriate, by discussing and arguing them with colleagues, clients and managers, using creative problem-solving skills, conducting or monitoring such work activities that may involve unpredictable changes;

3. Is able to work individually and in a team when planning, organizing, evaluating and developing one’s own work and that of others in order to carry out specific tasks in the profession of a personnel specialist;

4. Is able to continue education independently by developing one’s own competences;

5. Is able to formulate, explain and analyse practical problems in the profession of a personnel specialist, by selecting and using various types of information in solving them;

6. Is able to participate in the development of human resource management by demonstrating understanding of the role of the profession of a personnel specialist in national economy (business), public administration and society.

Study program “Event Production”

In accreditation process

In Qualification awarded: Cultural Event Organiser

Volume of the study program: 80 credits/ 120 ECTS

Qualification level awarded upon completion (NQF/EQF): 5

Final examination at the end of the study program: State final examination, which includes a defence of qualification work


Aim of the study program:

To prepare highly qualified event producers in line with the requirements of the level four (EQF level 5) professional standard of a cultural event organiser, who are able to develop and implement creative and economically justified events in the labour environment, and who are focused on further education.


Tasks of the study program:

  • To ensure the provision of the study process in accordance with the requirements of the standard of education, Latvian legislation, the European Higher Education Area (ESG 2015) and UN PRME programme (Principles of Responsible Management Education);
  • To provide both general and branch-related knowledge in the production of events with a focus on cultural and entertainment events;
  • To develop professional skills and competences in line with the needs of the modern labour market and society;
  • To provide knowledge and develop skills in the development, implementation, technical production of creative and innovative event concepts, thus promoting competitiveness in the labour market;
  • To promote cooperation with other higher education institutions in Latvia and abroad;
  • To ensure the quality of the studies by attracting qualified academic staff and using modern methodological, scientific and material - technical provision in the study process;
  • To ensure the development of the skills and competences of students in enterprises during their internships and to promote the development of these skills and competences through joint projects with employers;
  • To develop social skills by encouraging motivated and responsible behaviour;
  • To promote analytical and creative thinking that enables problems to be solved, decisions to be made and provides competitive advantages;
  • To focus students on the need to develop further their professional training throughout their lives.


Learning outcomes to be achieved:

1. Is able to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of facts, theories, regularities and technologies related to the sector of event production, as well as being able to demonstrate specific knowledge and understanding of production of cultural and entertainment events;

2. Is able to perform practical tasks in the profession of a cultural event organiser on the basis of an analytical approach;

3. Is able to demonstrate skills that enable finding creative solutions to professional problems, discuss and argue practical issues and solutions with colleagues, clients and management;

4. Is able to learn further with a certain level of independence, thus developing one’s competences;

5. Is able to assess and improve one’s own activities and those of others, work in cooperation with others, plan and organize work to carry out specific tasks in the profession, carry out or monitor activities that may involve unpredictable changes;

6. Is able to formulate, describe and analyse practical problems in the profession of cultural event organiser, select information and use it to address clearly defined problems;

7. Is able to participate in and contribute to the development of the branch by demonstrating understanding of the role of the relevant profession in a broader social context.

Study program “Digital Marketing”

In accreditation process

In Qualification awarded: Marketing Specialist

Volume of the study program: 80 credits/ 120 ECTS

Qualification level awarded upon completion (NQF/EQF): 5

Final examination at the end of the study program: State final examination, which includes a defence of qualification work


Aim of the study program:

To prepare highly qualified marketing specialists with specialization in digital marketing in accordance with the level four (EQF level 5) professional qualification requirements of a marketing specialist, capable of providing economically justified, creative and socially responsible marketing services to entrepreneurs in Latvia and the European Union.


Tasks of the study program:

  • To ensure the provision of the study process in accordance with the requirements of the standard of education, Latvian legislation, the European Higher Education Area (ESG 2015) and UN PRME programme (Principles of Responsible Management Education);
  • To provide both general and branch-related knowledge in the branch of marketing with a focus on digital marketing;
  • To develop professional skills and competences in line with the needs of the modern labour market and society;
  • To ensure the development of the skills and competences of students in enterprises during their internships and to promote the development of these skills and competences through joint projects with employers;
  • To promote cooperation with other higher education institutions in Latvia and abroad;
  • To ensure the quality of the studies by attracting qualified academic staff and using modern methodological, scientific and material - technical provision in the study process;
  • To develop social skills by encouraging motivated and responsible behaviour;
  • To encourage analytical thinking that enables problems to be solved and decisions to be made;
  • To promote creative thinking that enables problems to be solved efficiently and provides competitive advantages;
  • To focus students on the need to develop further their professional training throughout their lives.


Learning outcomes to be achieved:

1. Is able to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of facts, theories, regularities and technologies related to the branch of marketing, as well as being able to demonstrate specific knowledge and understanding of digital marketing and e-commerce;

2. Applying an analytical approach, is able to perform practical tasks in the profession of a marketing specialist;

3. Is able to demonstrate skills allowing to find creative solutions to professional problems;

4. Is able to negotiate and discuss practical issues and solutions with colleagues, clients and management providing arguments;

5. Is able to learn further with a certain level of independence, thus developing one’s competences;

6. Is able to formulate, describe and analyse practical problems in the profession of a marketing specialist, select information and use it to address clearly defined problems;

7. Is able to participate in and contribute to the development of the branch by demonstrating understanding of the role of the relevant profession in a broader social context.

Study program “Information technologies”

Sub-programmes: Programming; Computer Network Administration

In Qualification awarded: Programmer or Computer System and Computer Web Administrator

Volume of the study program: 80 credits/ 120 ECTS

Qualification level awarded upon completion (NQF/EQF): 5

Final examination at the end of the study program: State final examination, which includes a defence of qualification work


Aim of the study program:

To prepare skilled and competitive computer system and computer network administrators and programmers (coders) in line with the requirements of the level four (EQF level 5) professional standards who are focused on further education, by providing the necessary knowledge and skills to enable successful integration into the labour market and independent adaptation to changing labour market requirements.


Tasks of the study program:

  • To ensure the provision of the study process in accordance with the requirements of the standard of education, Latvian legislation, the European Higher Education Area (ESG 2015);
  • To provide students with conditions and opportunities to obtain first level professional higher education according to the professional standard of a computer system and computer network administrator and programmer (coder);
  • To provide students with the necessary theoretical knowledge, as well as practical and professional skills in the profession to be acquired, by fostering their competitiveness in changing social and economic conditions in the labour market;
  • To ensure the quality of the studies by attracting qualified academic staff and using modern methodological, scientific and material - technical provision in the study process;
  • To develop the capacity of scientific analysis, ability to solve problems independently by encouraging the involvement of students in solving practical and scientific problems;
  • To promote the participation of students in professional development and further education processes, as well as to create motivation to increase their level of qualification;
  • To promote cooperation with other higher education institutions in Latvia and abroad;
  • To develop cooperation with employers in the information and communication technology sector.


Learning outcomes to be achieved:

  • Sub-programme “Programming”:

1. Knows and understands general and  computer science and informatics branch specific facts, theories, regularities and technologies;

2.  Is able to perform practical tasks in the profession of a programmer (coders) on the basis of an analytical approach;

3. Is able to demonstrate skills that enable finding creative solutions to problems in the field of computer science and informatics, discuss and argue practical issues and solutions with colleagues, clients and management;

4. Is able to learn further independently, thus developing one’s competences;

5. Is able to work individually and in a team when planning and organizing, as well as evaluating and developing one’s own work and that of others in order to carry out specific tasks in the profession of a programmer (coder);

6. Can formulate, describe and analyse practical problems in the profession of a programmer (coder), select information and use it to address clearly defined problems;

7. Is able to participate in the development of the computer science and informatics industry by demonstrating understanding of the profession of a programmer (coder).

  • Sub-programme “Computer Network Administration”:

1. Knows and understands general and computer science and informatics branch specific facts, theories, regularities and technologies;

2. Applying an analytical approach, is able to perform practical tasks in the profession of a computer system and computer network administrator;

3. Is able to demonstrate skills that enable to find creative solutions to problems in the field of computer science and informatics, discuss and argue practical issues and solutions with colleagues, clients and management;

4. Is able to learn further independently, thus developing one’s competences;5.    Is able to work individually and in a team when planning and organizing, as well as evaluating and developing one’s own work and that of others in order to carry out specific tasks in the profession of a computer system and computer network administrator;

6. Can formulate, describe and analyse practical problems in the profession of a computer system and computer network administrator, select information and use it to address clearly defined problems;

7. Is able to participate in the development of the computer science and informatics industry by demonstrating understanding of the profession of a computer system and computer network administrator.

ACCOMMODATION IN RIGA

31.07.2017.

DIPLOMA SUPPLEMENT LABEL

18.06.2014.

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