Certified programming professionals bring huge value to any organization and it is more important than ever to gain recognition for your programming expertise. Develop and hone your programming skills by becoming certified in C and C++.
Any in-person components of your courses will be delivered at NAIT's Main Campus in Edmonton. View map
There are 3 levels of professional certification available to programmers:
The certification exam can be taken at a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centre.
Except for our Academic Upgrading and ESL programs, you do not need to apply to get started. If you would like to join us for courses, you can enrol yourself through our website and complete your fee payment by VISA/MasterCard credit or debit card.
You can proceed to the course page and select “Add to Cart” beside the course dates of your choice. You will complete your payment once you are signed into your account. A video walkthrough of this process is available at www.nait.ca/register
Visit the ESL application page for details on how to register.
Visit the Academic Upgrading program page for details on how to register.
This can vary depending on the course or program. Some courses may have specific registration deadlines, which will be noted under View Course Information.
Space is limited, and our courses can fill up well before the scheduled start date. For best results, we recommend enrolling as soon as you are able. If the Add to Cart button is available on the website, you are welcome to enrol.
You may have begun and not finished the checkout process in the last 24 hours. The course is on your MyNAIT portal waiting for secure online payment to confirm your seat in the class.
Please log in to your MyNAIT portal complete online payment through Self Service.
If a course you wish to take says Add to Waitlist instead of Add to Cart, that means that there are no open seats for registration for that section.
You can add yourself to the waitlist at no charge for a chance to be enrolled if space becomes available. If you are enrolled from the waitlist, you will receive an email notice advising you to visit your student portal to make a payment.
Where possible, we recommend enrolling yourself in a different section with available space to ensure you can still complete the course even if you are not enrolled from the waitlist into your preferred section.
Yes, you do need a NAIT student account to sign up for Continuing Education classes.
If you are new to NAIT, we recommend creating a NAIT account on the MyNAIT portal. When you are asked for a NAIT ID number, leave the space blank if you have not attended or applied to NAIT before, and our system will generate a new Student ID for you.
Once your account has been made, you can search for a course and add it to your cart. You will complete your payment once you are signed into your account with your new username and password. More details including a video walkthrough of this process is available at www.nait.ca/register
NAIT has a flexible payment option for continuing education classes. 10% of the cost is due upon enrolment (as well as material fees if applicable). The remainder of tuition is due 30 days prior to class start date.
Please refer to the ESL and Academic Upgrading Funding webpage for the most up to date funding information.
To be eligible for a refund, you must drop your course at least 10 calendar days before the class start date.
Please see the refund policy for more information.
If textbooks, materials or software are required for an individual course, it will be noted in the course details. If software or other costs apply to a whole program, it will be listed in the program overview.
Most textbooks can be purchased directly from Shop at NAIT. The program area will provide further directions if your course requires textbooks, software or other materials that need to be purchased elsewhere.
Please submit a Third Party Sponsorship form for Continuing Education courses.
This document needs to clearly identify the student, the course(s) requested, the start dates for each course requested, and the contact information of the sponsoring organization and invoicing contact. Once complete, submit the forms online.
Students who successfully complete all required courses in the certificate of their choice will receive a digital credential. NAIT will automatically issue your digital certification through our MyCreds system, and you will receive an email notification once your credential is ready. Credentials typically take up to 10 business days to be processed after all grades are officially posted.
Please note: Students completing the following certificates with electives are asked to self-identify by emailing ContinuingEducation@nait.ca when they have completed the required number of electives:
If you have previous post-secondary education and want to apply for transfer credit, you must first be accepted into a credit program and have paid your non-refundable tuition deposit.
Transfer credit is granted as per the guidelines and process outlined here. Please note that processing times for transfer credit is 4-6 weeks, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible.
To apply for transfer credit, please log into your MyNAIT portal account and select Open Self-Service. Once in Self-Service, select Academic Records>Transfer Credits>Apply for Transfer Credits. Please follow the prompts, make the required payment, and click submit. If you do not click on the submit button, your transfer credit application will not be received by NAIT.
To monitor your transfer credit application, under the same section Self-Service, select Monitor Application Status. You can also locate the step-by-step Transfer Credit Application guide under the Self-Service Guide on the portal.
You can search for a Continuing Education program or course based on your area of interest here.
The expectations before joining any of our programs will vary for each course and certificate. We will list prerequisites or recommended prior knowledge for each certificate on the program landing page, and for individual courses in the course information.
You can view individual course information by either clicking the course title or the View Course Information option under the course title.
Most program areas list the courses in the recommended order and include any prerequisite information in the course Information description. If a course is listed as a pre-requisite, you would need to have completed the prerequisite to be able to register.
If a course is listed as recommended you can enrol without having the prerequisite on your record, which we only recommend doing if you have mastered the content of the recommended course through other work experience or education.
Many Continuing Education programs are relatively short, and you have the benefit of taking individual courses as fit your schedule and budget.
Use the drop-down menu of dates beside the add to cart button to pick out a schedule that works for you. We recommend completing most programs within 1-2 years wherever possible to help you maintain connections in your learning from course to course.
Many programs will accept previous experience or coursework.
There is a fee and formal application process for transfer credit for previous course work or work experience. Learn more about transfer and credit options.
The statement about Windows vs. Mac is for classes that are taught on computers running Windows.
The instructor will be using a Windows operating system for these courses and will not be able to allocate instructional time navigating or troubleshooting differences between Mac/Windows OS.
Some students are comfortable doing that type of troubleshooting themselves, but there may also be software compatibility concerns for your individual course and the instructor will not able to provide direct technical support should you choose to proceed against the program’s recommendation.
Moodle is the learning platform we use for many of our online courses.
If your course will be delivered through Moodle, you can access it by clicking the Moodle button right in your MyNAIT portal account. You will find your course linked in Moodle on the scheduled start date.
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Develop and hone your programming expertise and skills by becoming certified in C and C++.
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