Programs, Courses and Academic Areas
Sciences, Technology & IT
School of Applied Sciences and Technology
NAIT’s School of Applied Sciences and Technology offers degrees, 2-year diplomas and 1-year certificate programs to prepare learners for a wide range of in-demand careers in science and technology.
We offer more than 40 diverse programs that include the natural sciences, environmental management, sustainable design, digital media and graphics, photography and broadcasting, mechanical and electrical engineering technology, and information systems technology.
Computer Training Centre
For those looking to develop new skills or advance existing ones, NAIT’s Computer Training Centre offers part-time information technology (IT) courses and flexible options to work around your personal and professional commitments.
School of Skilled Trades
NAIT's School of Skilled Trades offers training in 41 program areas leading to journeyman certification, certificate or diploma credentials.
Our programs align with the knowledge and skills that business and industry need, and the demand for our graduates is high. Instructors are certified, experienced and competent in their specific teaching disciplines and they are exceptional teachers and mentors.
Business and Leadership
JR Shaw School of Business
A JR Shaw School of Business education fosters entrepreneurship and innovation, equipping students with the essential skills necessary to make a difference in Alberta and beyond. With more than 4,200 students immersed in real-world business studies in several degree and diploma programs, you can choose the path that best fits your career goals.
Leadership, Management and Workplace Readiness
To help improve your company’s working environment, we offer a wide range of workforce training for all staff, from front-line employees to the most seasoned manager. We teach both technical skills and valuable soft skills, from accounting and communication techniques to leadership and supervisory development. Your employees will walk away with strategies they can use in the workplace right away, providing an immediate return on your investment.
Teaching and Training Excellence
As a leading polytechnic and the largest apprenticeship trainer in Canada, NAIT places high value on quality instruction and teaching techniques. By taking courses such as the On-the-Job Train-the-Trainer and Becoming a Master Instructor, we will pass this teaching excellence on to you and your staff. In addition, we can teach you how to develop your own quality course materials.
Health and Life Sciences
School of Health and Life Sciences
NAIT's School of Health and Life Sciences has a rich tradition of educating allied health care professionals. Our graduates play a vital role in communities, filling a wide range of essential clinical and support roles in industries and facilities across Alberta and beyond. The school delivers a broad range of training designed for demanding technical professional environments. Full-time certificate and diploma programs are complemented by select part-time and distance study options.
NAIT Continuing Education offers 4 unique pathways that educate and inspire. Whether you prefer to study in the classroom or online, in a 1-day course or a longer certificate program, Continuing Education at NAIT offers flexible ways to learn at a pace that works for you.
At NAIT, we are committed to building a respectful, collaborative relationship with Aboriginal communities by facilitating learner success through training, life-skills and professional development programs.