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: $132
Rec. & Athletics: $70
Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)
Semester 1: $1150
Semester 2: $250
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
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 (email@example.com) 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
|A. Golbeck Bursary||1000.00||1|
Available to students in the second semester of Architectural Technology, Building Environmental Systems Technology, Construction Engineering Technology, Interior Design Technology, Geological Technology, Landscape Architectural Technology, Occupational Health & Safety, Water & Wastewater Technician, Chemical Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Design and Drafting Technology, Geomatics Engineering Technology or Petroleum Engineering Technology program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of satisfactory academic achievement, determination to succeed and demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to single parents.
|IVIS Inc. Water & Wastewater Technician Bursary||1200.00||1|
Available to students enrolled in the second semester of the Water & Wastewater Technician program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of financial need and satisfactory academic achievement.
|Jesse Skwaruk Water Education Scholarship||500.00||1|
Available to students enrolled in the second semester of the Water & Wastewater Technician program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of a minimum GPA of 2.7 and to a student with the best letter submission answering the question, Why do you think the water and wastewater industry is essential in Alberta?
|Northlands Park - WWW Fall||300.00||1|
Awarded on the basis of academic achievement to a graduating student of Water & Wastewater Technician Program. Preference will be given to Alberta residents.
|Western Canada Water and Wastewater Association Scholarship - Fall I||650.00||1|
Available to a graduate of the Water and Wastewater Technician program in Edmonton. Awarded on the basis of the second highest overall academic achievement and not having received a previous award.
|Western Canada Water and Wastewater Association Scholarship - Fall II||550.00||1|
Available to a graduate of the Water and Wastewater Technician program in Edmonton. Awarded on the basis of the third highest overall academic achievement and not having received a previous award.
|Women in Technology & Trades Engineering Bursary||2500.00||1|
Available to female students at NAIT who are enrolled in the second year of the following programs: Alternative Energy Technology, Architectural Technology, Bachelor of Technology, Biological Sciences Technology, Biomedical Engineering Technology, Chemical Engineering Technology, Chemical Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Engineering Design & Drafting Technology, Geological Technology, Geomatics Engineering Technology, Instrumentation Engineering Technology, Landscape Architectural Technology, Materials Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Nanotechnology Systems, Petroleum Engineering Technology, Power Engineering 4th Class, Power Engineering Technology, Water and Wastewater Technician. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Applicants must have achieved a satisfactory academic standing in the previous year.
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.