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Continuing Education

Roadbuilders Certificate


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

The NAIT Roadbuilders Certificate program provides a solid foundation in all aspects of the Road Building industry. Whether you are working in road construction or want to get into the industry, the Roadbuilders Certificate can help you on your path to a successful career.

Learn how to describe and implement engineering and construction best practices in the fields of transportation, geotechnical applications and pavement materials. Explore the means and methods necessary to participate in the construction of public infrastructure, develop a broad technical understanding of the industry and demonstrate communication skills required for success.

With over 750 companies either working in or servicing the roadbuilding industry in Alberta alone, the job opportunities and room for advancement available to graduates are significant. Road building and heavy construction are expected to remain healthy and vibrant and continue to grow as an industry.

Career Opportunities

Roadbuilders are typically employed by companies providing construction, inspection and related services in office and field environments within the road construction industry. With over 750 companies either working in or servicing the roadbuilding industry in Alberta alone, job opportunities are abundant, and there is plenty of room for advancement. Specific career areas may include:

  • Equipment Operator
  • Road Construction Foreman
  • Concrete/Asphalt Finisher
  • Earthworks Foreman
  • Road Construction Labour
  • Quality Control Coordinator
  • Asphalt/Concrete Plant Operator
  • Surveyor


The NAIT Roadbuilders Certificate was developed in partnership with the Alberta Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association (ARHCA) and is highly regarded in the road construction industry.

Learn more about the ARHCA

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.

Delivery Options

The Roadbuilders Certificate courses are offered in class during evenings and weekends at NAIT main campus. To best prepare you for employment, courses are offered in the winter so that you are ready to start work in the spring.