The NAIT Specialization Certificates in Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, and Water Distribution and Collection are widely recognized by employers. Distance Learning Water and Wastewater courses have been certified by Alberta Environment and Parks for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). CEU equivalencies can be found through Alberta Environment and Parks.
To obtain a Specialization Certificate, students must complete:
- all core courses
- two elective courses
Students who successfully complete all required courses within the certificate of their choice will receive a Certificate of Achievement from NAIT. Students must apply for the certificate by completing a Request for Certification form and returning the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water and Wastewater Operation Preparation - Level I Course
We are pleased to announce that NAIT has partnered with Northern Lake College to provide Continuing Education Water and Wastewater Technology students the opportunity to complete the Water and Wastewater Operation Preparation – Level I (WTR01) course. This course is offered as an elective for all three of NAIT’s Water and Wastewater Specialization Certificates.
The Water and Wastewater Operation Preparation – Level I (WTR01) course delivers entry level training required for Water and Wastewater Operators and together with other NAIT courses prepares individuals for the Level I Provincial certification exam with Alberta Parks & Environment.
For more information on this course, visit Northern Lakes College.
NAIT students will be required to provide proof of completion from Northern Lakes College if they wish to have the course recognized as an elective towards a Specialization Certificate.
The Water and Wastewater distance learning theory courses are delivered through a self-paced online format, allowing six months to complete the course materials. Lab courses are hands-on, practical courses offered annually in the spring term on campus at NAIT .
Please note: effective July 1, 2018, students will have four months from the start date to complete the course materials.
It is recommended that students register for courses at least two weeks prior to the start date to ensure timely delivery of course materials; however, registrations are accepted until five days prior to the start of class.
Water and Wastewater Technicians are valuable employees in a variety of organizations. Typical employers include:
- public utilities providers (i.e. municipalities)
- contractors involved in the installation and operation of water and wastewater systems
- private sector companies supplying and/or servicing water and wastewater materials and equipment
- engineering and consulting firms
As population and industry expand, so does the need for clean and safe water. The demand for certified Water and Wastewater Technicians has never been greater and is seeing steady growth for the foreseeable future.