Continuing Education

Roadbuilders 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.

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.

Certification 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. Upon successful completion of all 9 courses, you will be eligible to receive this Certificate of Achievement.

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.

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

Certification

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.

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