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Continuing Education

Recreational Powersports Mechanics (RPM) 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

Hit the road, trail or open water!

Do you have an interest in small engine repair, mechanics or maintaining equipment? If you own a recreational vehicle or are a hobbyist looking to improve your skills and knowledge, NAIT's Recreational Powersports Mechanics (RPM) courses offer a range of training opportunities.

Our courses relate to a wide range of vehicles including motorcycles, boats, personal watercraft, snowmobiles and other recreational equipment. The courses generally focus on small engine repair, service and maintenance that will allow you to hit the road, water or trail with confidence in your ride.

In class, study small engines with knowledgeable instructors who will inform you of small engine design, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting. You will also spend time in our fully equipped shop disassembling and reassembling engines and components. With shop practice, you will be able to tackle your own repairs and confidently discuss maintenance with mechanics.


Students must successfully complete all required courses within the certificate of their choice to be eligible for a Certificate of Achievement. Students must apply for the certificate by completing a Request for Certification form (pdf) and returning the completed form to continuingeducation@nait.ca.

If you wish to request a Recognition of Prior Learning for past education or work experience, please email ced_ast@nait.ca.