The instrument technician program follows the current Alberta Apprenticeship Course Outline (pdf) to ensure all students are provided with appropriate training experiences to successfully pass their apprenticeship examinations.
Classroom & Study Hours
Students can expect to spend, on average
- 30 hours per week in classrooms and labs
- 30 hours per week studying outside of class time
Training is done at NAIT's Main Campus in Edmonton. Labs are equipped with test equipment, computers and industrial equipment.
Is This Program For You?
The work is most rewarding for those who enjoy security, problem-solving, developing an area of expertise, and working with little direction or supervision. To be successful in their trade, instrument technicians need
- the ability to pay careful attention to details
- good communication and reading skills
- manual dexterity
- the ability to lift between 11 and 25 kilograms
- good mathematical, scientific, mechanical and logical reasoning abilities
- the ability and desire to keep up-to-date with technological developments in the field
The School of Information Communication and Engineering Technologies participates in the NAITfye (First Year Experience) initiative developed to help students transition to life on campus. The goals are for our first year students to become confident in their abilities, get connected to NAIT through groups, peers, and staff, be supported personally and academically, get motivated to complete their program, and most importantly enjoy the learning environment here at NAIT!
Being an apprentice student is quite different from being a full-time student. Apprentices are in school for short periods of time and some programs are on satellite campuses. This is why there is a NAITfye facilitator just for you.
Our goal is to improve communication with apprentices on all campuses to ensure you have access to all the services we have to offer at NAIT for you to be successful. If there is something you are looking for or if you need additional information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want more information about the NAITfye workshops or have questions about NAIT services or student life, please email email@example.com or visit the NAIT First Year Experience section of our website. We will answer any questions you have or direct you to the area best able to assist you.