Continuing Education

Pulp and Paper Technician Certificate

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.

Pulp and Paper Technicians are important players in the production of pulp, paper and related products. Technicians contribute to productivity, safety and reliable operations, generally working within a team environment.

NAIT's Pulp and Paper Technician Certificate provides the technical knowledge, practical skills and understanding to advance your career in the industry.

In this program, you will gain sound theoretical knowledge of mill processes and related operations as well as the interdependence of the individual mill processes. Whether you are new to the industry or already working in pulp and paper processing or related fields, our program has plenty to offer.

These are correspondence courses. You will have 9 months from the course start date to complete your paper-based course materials and will then be required to write a supervised, paper-based final exam. Once you successfully complete all 3 required courses with a minimum grade of 73%, you will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement from NAIT.

Enrollment Information It is recommended that you register for courses at least 2 weeks prior to the start date to ensure timely delivery of printed course materials. However, course registrations will be accepted up until the day prior to the start of class.

Enrolment

It is recommended that you register for courses at least 2 weeks prior to the start date to ensure timely delivery of printed course materials. However, course registrations will be accepted up until the day prior to the start of class.

Certification

To obtain a Pulp and Paper Technician Certificate, you must complete these 3 courses: 

  • PULP100 - Introduction to the Pulp and Paper Industry
  • PULP200 - Process Management Systems 
  • PULP300 - The Kraft Process

These are correspondence courses. You will have 9 months from the course start date to complete your paper-based course materials and will be required to write a supervised, paper-based final exam.

Once you successfully complete all 3 required courses with a minimum grade of 73%, you will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement from NAIT. 

Students must apply for the certificate by completing a Request for Certification form (pdf) and returning the completed form to ced_ast@nait.ca.

Career Opportunities

Your certification as a Pulp & Paper Technician is a valuable credential that will help you advance in the vast world of pulp & paper and related industries. Many opportunities exist in the forestry sector at large and at small mill operations. You may also find opportunities in other areas including laboratory research. 

Many employers suggest that NAIT Pulp & Paper grads are valuable assets who come to work with a sound grasp of industry basics. Take your career to the next level and get certified today!

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