About the Program
The handling of water and wastewater is an increasingly important factor in today's environment-conscious society.
The Water and Wastewater Program teaches students the fundamental skills necessary to work in water distribution, water treatment, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment. Through a combination of theory, self study and hands on activities the students receive a balance of knowledge that prepares them for employment in their chosen field.
The program also provides upgrading for those currently employed in the industry, or for those interested in any of the four specialized areas.
The NAIT Calgary location is closing June 30, 2018 and will not accept registrations for the program in this location for the 2018/19 academic year. The program will reopen for September 2018/19 on Main Campus in Edmonton.
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $223
Tuition Cap: $2,167
Health & Dental: $128
Rec. & Athletics: $70
Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)
Semester 1: $1,000
Semester 2: $1,000
Please note: This information is provided to help you estimate your costs for student financing. Some courses may also have additional expenses. Students who take all of their courses online are exempt from U-Pass, Health & Dental, and Recreation & Athletics fees. All fees are subject to change.
- Grade 12 English
- Pure Math 20 or Math 20-1 or 20-2 or Applied Math 20
- One of: Science 20, Physics 20, Chemistry 20 or Biology 20
Competitive Entrance - 60% overall average in Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math and Grade 12 Science
NAIT's MTH20T Academic Upgrading course is recognized in lieu of Math 20-2.
View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency
Applicants who have successfully completed other post-secondary courses may be eligible for advanced standing in the Water and Wastewater Technician courses. Applicants wishing to investigate this option must present the following:
- Mark transcripts of the previous related training
- Course outlines or adequate description of the courses
Contact Darren Demchuk (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional details about transfer credit.
Work experience is part of the full-time program. Various locations are chosen throughout Alberta in order to provide the student with a variety of experiences necessary to meet practicum competencies.
- Length: 16 weeks
- Salary: Varies with each location
- Dates: Typically May to August of each year
- Relocation: May be required
Scholarships & Bursaries
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.