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Continuing Education

Core Programming

Campus

The location where your NAIT courses will be held.

Credential

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

Start your computer programming career from scratch

Take your first steps into the fascinating world of computer programming. 

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills

In this program you will: 

  • Learn the basic components of a computer program
  • Explore programming concepts, logic structures, and the database concepts of SQL (Structured Query Language)
  • Examine the different approaches to syntax among programming languages and learn about data modeling  

This program is recommended for those new to programming. 

After completion

A Core Programming Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the 5 core courses. 

Once you have obtained the Core Programming Certificate, you will be ready to enrol in any of the following certificate programs: 

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