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Business & Management

CITC963 - Planning and Organizing & Decision-Making and Ethics

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day Hours: 7 Fees: $260

Planning and Organizing Planning and organizing are essential skills for leaders at all levels.

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CITC965 - Leadership Communication - Diversity & Building Collaborative Relationships

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day Hours: 7 Fees: $260

Leadership Communication - Diversity Today’s leaders play a critical role in fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, one that can leverage multiplicity to flourish in the global...

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CITC966 - Enhancing Your Team Leadership & Coaching for High Performance 2

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online Hours: 7 Fees: $260

Enhancing Your Team Leadership Discover how exceptional leaders model an achievement orientation and optimize team performance.

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CPAY455 - Payroll Compliance Legislation

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening, Online Hours: 42 Fees: $503

Students who complete this course will know the payroll compliance responsibilities that affect organizations, be able to comprehend payroll legislation, and be able to effectively communicate...

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CPAY460 - Payroll Fundamentals I

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening, Online Hours: 42 Fees: $503

This course is the second requirement in the CPA's CPMP Certification.

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CPAY465 - Payroll Fundamentals II

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening, Online Hours: 42 Fees: $503

This is the fourth course requirement in the CPA's CPMP certification.

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CPAY470 - Introduction to Payroll Management

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening, Online Hours: 42 Fees: $503

This is the first course requirement in the CPA's CPM certification.

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CPAY475 - Applied Payroll Management

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening, Online Hours: 42 Fees: $503

This course is the second core payroll course requirement in the CPA's CPM certification.

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CPAY500 - Payroll Professional Program

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 450 Fees: $5728

Interested in developing a strong foundation in the payroll field? Develop the knowledge, skills and mindset required to ensure an organization is compliant throughout the annual payroll cycle and...

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EDUC810 - Learner Centered Instructional Practices

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Weekend, Online Hours: 25 Fees: $543

This course is the first of the Becoming a Master Instructor (BMI) Program.

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EDUC815 - Facilitation of the Inclusive Learning Environment

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening, Weekend, Online Hours: 18 Fees: $433

This is the second course of the Becoming a Master Instructor (BMI) Program.

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EDUC820 - Professional Teaching Responsibilities

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening, Weekend, Online Hours: 16 Fees: $433

Participants gain insight into behaviors that build trust in the classroom, strategies that can be used to set a tone conducive to learning and building students' responsibility for their own...

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EMRE160 - Introductory Law for Prehospital Professionals

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 10 Fees: $99

NAIT’s Introductory Law for Paramedicine course provides foundational knowledge about legislation and the medico-legal aspects that pertain specifically to the emergency medical services...

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EVMT700 - Event Management Foundations

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Weekend, Online Hours: 25 Fees: $483

In this Foundations course we will explain the event management profession, learn about the various types of events, understand what is involved in the planning process (and just how little of it...

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EVMT705 - Planning Strategies for Event Management

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Weekend, Online Hours: 16 Fees: $308

Event Managers must create worthwhile event environments where ideas can be shared, and interactions can occur, but it is the active engagement and participation of the attendees that leads to the...

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Construction

WELD152 - Beginners Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) "MIG"

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 36 Fees: $750

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) is the most common industrial welding process and welds steels and aluminum faster than other welding processes.

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WELD227 - First Class Journeyman to "B" Pressure

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 40 Fees: $1350

Welders must be certified by the Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA) in order to weld pressure equipment in Alberta.

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Computers & IT

CCTB642 - Modern Data Warehousing

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $650

Explore the evolution of data warehousing from traditional to modern architectures.

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CCTB643 - Data Analysis and Visualization

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $650

Data Analysis is the process of systematically applying statistical and/or logical techniques to describe, illustrate, condense, recap, and evaluate data.

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CCTB644 - Business Analytics

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $650

Business Analytics is the practice of iterative, methodical exploration of an organization’s data, with an emphasis on statistical analysis.

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CCTB645 - Performance Dashboards

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day, Evening Hours: 14 Fees: $650

Performance Dashboards are management tools used to gauge performance improvement and progress toward predetermined business goals.

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CCTB646 - Internet of Things Analytics (IoTA)

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day, Evening Hours: 14 Fees: $650

The Internet of Things is the network of everyday objects, from industrial machines to wearable devices, that uses built-in sensors to gather data.

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CCTB651 - Business Intelligence (BI) - Core Fundamentals

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 14 Fees: $TBD

This course provides an overview of basic concepts of Business Intelligence (BI).

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CCTB652 - Data Governance - Fundamentals and Principles

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 14 Fees: $TBD

Data Governance is the set of processes establishing how an organization collects, manages, and archives its important data assets.

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CCTB653 - Requirements Gathering for BI Projects

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 14 Fees: $TBD

The objective of this course is to establish understanding of eliciting and gathering requirements for BI projects.

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CCTB654 - Project Management for BI Projects

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 14 Fees: $TBD

The objective of this course is to well equip Project Managers for handling BI projects for leading to success.

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CCTB655 - Data Quality Management for Data Analytics

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 14 Fees: $TBD

The objective of this course is provide guidance about how critical data quality role is for the success of any data analytics project.

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CCTB656 - Privacy and Security in Big Data

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 14 Fees: $TBD

The advent of global Big Data has significant implications for Security and Privacy, for citizens, organizations and commercial entities.

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CCTB821 - Software Testing Certificate

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 0 Fees: $TBD

An essential part of business solutions, software testing ensures the development of effective and successful applications.

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CCTD10 - Client/Designer Relations

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $400

Successful projects depend on strong relationships with your clients. With the skills you gain in this course, you will be able to demonstrate steps to build strong and lasting client relationships.

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Design & Communications

CCTD827 - Digital Illustration and Comic Art Certificate

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 0 Fees: $1895

Welcome to the world of digital illustration.

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CCTW800 - Web Design Core Certificate

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 0 Fees: $1895

Learn the core skills needed to build effective well-designed websites. Learn basic web design by harnessing the power of Cascading Style Sheets, HTML, JavaScript and Dreamweaver.

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CFOT100 - Fiber Optics Certification

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day Hours: 35 Fees: $1445

Explore the basic theory and practical aspects of using fiber optic cables in different types of communications and data transmissions.

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CFOT110 - Fiber Optic Network Design

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 18 Fees: $TBD

Explore the emerging fiber optic design industry.

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CFOT120 - Advanced Fiber Splicing

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 18 Fees: $TBD

Work toward gaining your certificate in optical fiber splicing through this advanced Fiber Optics Association (FOA) course.

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OHSC150 - WHMIS 2015

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 3 Fees: $40

Do you need WHMIS certification to obtain, maintain, or enhance your employment? Upon successful completion of this course you will receive WHMIS certification and meet the Hazardous Products...

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OHSC151 - Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 3 Fees: $40

Canadian law requires any person who ships, handles, or transports dangerous goods to be trained in accordance with Transport Canada standards.

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OHSC160 - Health & Safety Orientation

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 4 Fees: $60

Every year, dozens of Albertans are killed and thousands are injured on the job. A strong occupational health and safety culture is essential in preventing injuries, illnesses, and deaths on the job.

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OHSC162 - Health & Safety for Supervisors

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 8 Fees: $120

As a supervisor, you have responsibility for the health and safety of your staff including making sure the workers you supervise not only understand the organization’s health and safety...

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Engineering & Technologies

WWWT321 - Advanced Water Treatment

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 40 Fees: $500

Ensure that you are up-to-date with the cutting-edge practices of advanced water treatment.

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WWWT331 - Advanced Wastewater Collection

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 40 Fees: $500

Explore advanced water collection techniques. Examine systems that affect the infrastructure of a collection system such as residential, commercial, and industrial waste streams.

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WWWT341 - Advanced Wastewater Treatment

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 45 Fees: $500

Increase your wastewater treatment expertise by exploring advanced wastewater treatments. Dive into the advancements of wastewater treatments encountered in municipal wastewater facilities.

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WWWT351 - Industrial Wastewater Processes

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 45 Fees: $500

Explore industrial wastewater processes. Economies are driven by industries that produce waste.

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Environment & Natural Resources

WWWT341 - Advanced Wastewater Treatment

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 45 Fees: $500

Increase your wastewater treatment expertise by exploring advanced wastewater treatments. Dive into the advancements of wastewater treatments encountered in municipal wastewater facilities.

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WWWT351 - Industrial Wastewater Processes

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 45 Fees: $500

Explore industrial wastewater processes. Economies are driven by industries that produce waste.

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Health & Life Sciences

OPSC604 - Optics and Advanced Optics

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 70 Fees: $335

Optics is the study of light, its measurement, and its interactions with physical objects such as lenses.

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OPSC605 - Analysis and Interpretation

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 70 Fees: $335

Your Opticianry practice must be ready to solve a variety of issues patients have with their eyeglasses.

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OPSC606 - Anatomy, Physiology and Ocular Pathology

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 50 Fees: $335

The Eye allows us to experience the world in all its beauty and create lasting memories.

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OPSC607 - Biomicroscopy, Keratometry and Verification Equipment

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 50 Fees: $335

Slit lamp examination using light, magnification, filters, dyes and keratometry are covered in depth in this course. Candidate must be a licensed optician or be a graduate of an Opticianry program.

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OPSC608 - Preliminary Examination and Pharmacology

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 50 Fees: $335

A successful optician understands both their patients’ visual needs and the steps required to meet these needs.

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OPSC609 - Soft Contact Lens Fitting and Optics

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 50 Fees: $335

Whether your patients use eyeglasses or contact lenses, they benefit from having the choice of a variety of eye care solutions.

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OPSC610 - Gas Permeable Lens Optics, Design and Fitting

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 50 Fees: $335

Contact lenses are a popular eye care solution for patients with visual problems such as astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness.

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OPSC611 - Introduction to Business Management I

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 50 Fees: $335

Effective business management skills are critical to the success of your career as an optical professional.

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OPSC615 - Eye Health and Screening

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 40 Fees: $500

Apply the skills you gain in this course to support eye health by completing an ophthalmic patient history, recognize and describe anatomical and physiological aspects of the eye, ocular...

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OPSC617 - Refraction

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 100 Fees: $0

Explore the theory of and methodologies involved in refraction. Perform tests for objective refraction, subjective refraction, and binocular vision.

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OPSC693 - Ophthalmic Review Eyeglass Practicum

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 120 Fees: $335

This is the practical portion of the Eyeglasses Ophthalmic Review Program.

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OPSC694 - Ophthalmic Review Contact Lens Practicum

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 120 Fees: $335

This is the practical portion of the Ophthalmic Review Contact Lens Program.

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OPSC695 - Refraction Clinical

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 100 Fees: $0

Enhance your opticianry skill set with hands-on practice in performing ocular assessments. Apply your theoretical knowledge of an optical environment through this Refraction Clinical.

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OPSC750 - Ophthalmic Assistant

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 100 Fees: $825

A six-month, computer-based, introductory level course which is ideal for assistants already working in the office of an ophthalmologist or for those looking to become employed in the optical...

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PFTR100 - Facilitating Remote Fitness

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 20 Fees: $325

Explore the fundamentals of facilitating remote fitness by developing communication and rapport-building skills and maintaining personal and client safety.

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Hospitality & Culinary

CULG305 - Culinary Boot Camp

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 39 Fees: $TBD

Get your culinary skills into shape through lessons on planning and preparation and flavour pairings. Prepare meat, fish, and poultry following professional tips and techniques.

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CULG465 - Journeyperson Cook Exam Preparation

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 28 Fees: $TBD

Prepare to write the Alberta Provincial Journeyman Cook Examination and Red Seal Certification.

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CULG901 - Food Safety

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 12 Fees: $180

Beyond rubber gloves and hairnets.

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OHSC150 - WHMIS 2015

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 3 Fees: $40

Do you need WHMIS certification to obtain, maintain, or enhance your employment? Upon successful completion of this course you will receive WHMIS certification and meet the Hazardous Products...

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OHSC160 - Health & Safety Orientation

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 4 Fees: $60

Every year, dozens of Albertans are killed and thousands are injured on the job. A strong occupational health and safety culture is essential in preventing injuries, illnesses, and deaths on the job.

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OHSC162 - Health & Safety for Supervisors

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 8 Fees: $120

As a supervisor, you have responsibility for the health and safety of your staff including making sure the workers you supervise not only understand the organization’s health and safety...

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Trades & Apprenticeship

WELD112 - Beginners Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) "TIG"

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 36 Fees: $755

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (“GTAW”), also known as Tungsten Inert Gas or “TIG” welding, is regularly used to weld thin sections of stainless steel and non-ferrous metals such as aluminum.

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WELD115 - Beginners Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) "STICK"

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 36 Fees: $755

Shielded Metal Arc welding (SMAW) “STICK” is one of the most popular welding processes, especially in the maintenance and repair industry.

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WELD152 - Beginners Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) "MIG"

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 36 Fees: $750

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) is the most common industrial welding process and welds steels and aluminum faster than other welding processes.

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WELD227 - First Class Journeyman to "B" Pressure

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 40 Fees: $1350

Welders must be certified by the Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA) in order to weld pressure equipment in Alberta.

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WELD228 - B Pressure ABSA Exam

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 6 Fees: $TBD

This course is restricted to students attending WELD227 Welding B Pressure.

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WELD229 - "B" Pressure ABSA Exam

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 4 Fees: $TBD

This course is restricted to NAIT 3rd year apprenticeship welding students.

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Upgrading & ESL

Academic Upgrading

 
Credential: Non-Credential Delivery Options: Online Day Application Deadline: Sep 01, 2022

NAIT’s Academic Upgrading program is a bridging program designed for adults from a variety of academic backgrounds to gain prerequisite entrance requirements needed for post-secondary study.

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English as a Second Language

 
Credential: Certificate Achievement Delivery Options: Online Day, On-Campus Day

Take your first step to academic success with NAIT's ESL classes. NAIT gives conditional admission into programs for students who complete their studies through NAIT ESL classes.

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NESL704 - Academic Grammar and Writing

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening, Online Hours: 20 Fees: $205

Learn skills needed to write with confidence in academic settings. Learn structures and features of writing to communicate with coherence and unity.

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NESL705 - Pronunciation Listening & Speaking

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Evening Hours: 20 Fees: $205

Improve your overall English fluency by participating in this ESL listening and speaking class. Learn different communication strategies.

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NESL716 - ELP Intensive Preparation Course

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Evening Hours: 20 Fees: $205

Prepare for the NAIT English Language Proficiency (ELP) assessment exam.

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NESL717 - IELTS Preparation Course - Writing Focus

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Evening Hours: 18 Fees: $295

Take the IELTS Academic English Language Test with confidence! Master tips and techniques that can help you improve your score, especially in the writing component, which tends to be the most...

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NESL818 - Workplace Communication and Safety Strategies (ESL) 1

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day, Evening Hours: 40 Fees: $650

Knowing how to communicate effectively in the workplace is essential to becoming an active and contributing member of an organizational team and promoting increased levels of safety in the workplace.

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NESL900 - ESL Assessment Tests

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online Hours: 0 Fees: $175

The NAIT English Language Proficiency (ELP) Exam is for students applying to a NAIT credit program and need to submit proof of ELP as part of their application.

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