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Continuing Education

Water and Wastewater Technician Programming (Distance) Water Treatment

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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

Become a caretaker of the world's most precious resource

The NAIT Water and Wastewater Technician distance learning courses are well recognized by employers in the industry and by Alberta Environment and Parks. If you are looking for entry-level employment or career advancement in the fields of water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection or wastewater treatment, our courses will provide a high-level of training.

If you are already working in the field and require recertification or Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to maintain certification, our courses are also available to be taken individually.

Water treatment

The Water Treatment Specialization Certificate is designed to provide a solid foundation and understanding of the water industry, while focusing on developing specialized knowledge of Water Treatment operations.

Professional development

If you're interested in obtaining professional certification by Alberta Environment and Parks, you can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards that certification at NAIT.

CEUs assessed by Alberta Environment and Parks are assigned to individual courses. CEU equivalencies can be found through Alberta Environment and Parks.

Learn more about professional certification opportunities with Alberta Environment and Parks

Continue learning at Northern Lakes College

Communities are continuously searching for qualified individuals to fill the complex roles of water and wastewater treatment plant operators, water distribution system operators and wastewater collection system operators.

Northern Lakes College (NLC) and ATAP Infrastructure Management Ltd. (ATAP) have partnered to deliver the Water and Wastewater Operator Preparation Program that will address critical demand for training in northern Alberta.

This training is designed to prepare existing operators or new incumbents to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of water and wastewater operators and to write the Provincial certification exam with Alberta Parks & Environment.

You will become proficient in learning the support systems and technical aspects of water and wastewater treatment, and water distribution and wastewater collection.

Register online

The Water and Wastewater Operator course is offered through Northern Lakes College. NAIT students will be required to provide proof of completion from Northern Lakes College if they wish to have the course recognized as an elective towards a Specialization Certificate. Please visit the NLC website to register.