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Continuing Education

Construction Trades Courses


The location where your NAIT courses will be held.


The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.

  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • 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.

  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Blended - A combination of online and in-class components.
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

Fill your toolbox with new skills, knowledge and experience! Whether you are a construction worker or do-it-yourselfer, NAIT's Continuing Education Construction Trades courses can help you build with confidence.

Get your project started with help from one or more blueprint reading courses. You will learn about tolerances, dimensions, basic design concepts and key terminology relevant to interpreting blueprints. Or take the Wood Frame Construction course, which provides fundamental theory and skills needed to construct wood frame buildings.

Students who successfully complete the IRON460 – Rigging & Safety Upgrading course will qualify for a wallet-card certificate. The skills developed in BILD112, BLPR183, and BLPR188 are valuable within construction industries, however certification is not available.

Construction workers with training in wood frame construction are valued by construction employers, master builders, property managers, renovation specialists and other industries.

Hobbyists and home owners will also find courses useful around the house, acreage or farm. Been thinking about finishing your basement or building a new garden shed? We can help provide the confidence you need to get the job done!