Continuing Education

Blacksmith Courses

Campus

The location where your NAIT courses will be held.

Credential

The type of certification you will earn after completing your program.

  • Certificate Achievement - An approved non-credit program that has a formal summative assessment component, has mappped program or course outcomes, and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Certificate Completion - A non-credit program that has no formal summative assessment component and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

Light your creative fire

Blacksmiths work by heating pieces of wrought iron or steel in a forge until the metal becomes soft enough to be shaped with hand tools such as a hammer or chisel. Until mass production methods introduced during the Industrial Revolution, blacksmiths were pillars of the community, providing essential household and industrial services. Blacksmiths are not as common today, but many continue to provide high quality and specialized, handcrafted metalwork. In our blacksmithing courses, you will learn the history of smithing and basic blacksmith techniques before being given the opportunity to produce your own works, including tools and metal art. Try an ancient craft that has been practiced for thousands of years around the world, and create works of metal art using fire and your own two hands.

Follow blacksmithing instructor Shawn Cunningham on Twitter 

Creativity forged with fire

There's something about blacksmithing and the combination of fire, metal and creativity   Read more

Courses

Related Programs & Courses