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Business & Management

EVMT710 - Event Industry Professionalism and Ethics

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Weekend, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $308

Highly respected event management professionals not only deliver well-executed meetings and events; they conduct themselves with the highest level of professionalism and adhere to consistent...

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EVMT720 - Human Resource Management

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 14 Fees: $TBD

Human Resources plays a crucial role in developing, reinforcing and changing the culture of an organization.

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EVMT725 - Writing Event Proposals

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online Hours: 8 Fees: $183

Event proposals are prepared and submitted in response to a Request for Proposal (RFP) from a client. In this course the learner will have a better understanding of the event proposal writing process.

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EVMT730 - Event Marketing

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online Hours: 30 Fees: $483

Knowing how to market an event creatively and effectively can add incredible value and support to any event.

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EVMT735 - Contracts and Negotiations

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Weekend, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $308

Contracts are often lengthy and can be complicated to understand which can make negotiating contracts and riders, fairly and professionally, difficult.

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EVMT740 - Networking

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online Hours: 8 Fees: $183

In this course you will learn networking skills that will enable you to build event relationships in order to find jobs, meet people and build resources.

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EVMT745 - Preparing Event Financial Plans

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online Hours: 8 Fees: $183

Financial Plans are critical to an Event. Learn how to prepare an event financial plan that considers every contributor to the revenue and expenses side of the balance sheet.

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EVMT750 - Technology for Event Administration

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Weekend, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $308

It would be challenging to go a day without using technology, so why would you expect guests, delegates or even planning an event to be any different? Technology is everywhere and people expect it...

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EVMT755 - Creative Concepts

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Weekend, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $308

Do you believe that creativity is the property of the artistic few and a talent you don’t possess? Nonsense! Creativity is problem solving with relevance and novelty.

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EVMT760 - Event Management Communications

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online Hours: 30 Fees: $483

Communications is a primary function in Event Management. It is the oil that ensures the smooth operating of all aspects of event planning, implementation and post event wrap up.

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EVMT765 - Event Design and Venue Selection

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Weekend, Online Hours: 24 Fees: $483

Event designers are responsible for the overall visual aesthetic of an event, but more importantly, they effectively convey the client’s message and weave that message into every moment of an...

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EVMT770 - Food and Beverage

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Weekend, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $308

Memorable events are activities that engage all of the guests’ senses.

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EVMT775 - Program Creation

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online Hours: 8 Fees: $183

Once the purpose of an event has been decided, you must determine the most effective way to deliver the goals, objectives, and key messages.

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EVMT780 - Creating Critical Paths & Production Schedules

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Weekend, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $308

Every event is a project, and in this course you will be introduced to important concepts and tools for successfully managing an event project.

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EVMT785 - Green Meetings and Corporate Social Responsibility

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Weekend, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $308

This course examines best practices in planning and producing an event using green guidelines and strategies while still delivering on the event objectives.

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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

CCTD110 - Adobe Photoshop Level I

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day, Evening Hours: 14 Fees: $375

Create stunning photos, illustrations, image compositions, videos, and designs for the web.

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CCTD111 - Adobe Acrobat Level I

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $375

Build a strong foundation in Adobe Acrobat, a family of software and Web services developed to view, create, manipulate, print, and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF).

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CCTD115 - Adobe Illustrator Level I

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day, Evening Hours: 14 Fees: $375

Add Adobe Illustrator to your designer toolkit. With the skills gained in this course you will develop the technical skills to create sophisticated vector graphics using Adobe Illustrator.

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CCTD120 - InDesign Level I

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online, Evening Hours: 14 Fees: $375

Create professional-quality page layouts with Adobe InDesign, the industry-leading page design and layout toolset.

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CCTD125 - Character Design and Digital Inking

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day, Evening Hours: 14 Fees: $425

Create an original character for any storytelling medium: graphic novels, comic books, video games, or concept art.

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CCTD126 - Environmental Design

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day, Evening Hours: 14 Fees: $425

Build upon your storytelling by grounding previously created characters in a believable and fitting environment.

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CCTD127 - Digital Colouring and Rendering

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day, Evening Hours: 14 Fees: $425

Use colour to breathe new life into your digital art! With the skills you gain in this course, you will be able to use a graphic tablet to fully render, in colour, complete digital illustrations.

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CCTD131 - Creating and Distributing Your Own Podcast

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

Have you ever had a great idea for a podcast or audio story? Combine your creativity and your technical skills to create engaging, marketable podcasts.

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CCTD137 - Lighting and Sound for Digital Video

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $500

Cameras perceive light differently than our eyes, but by learning to create, modify, and control light, you can take your images to the next level.

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CCTD170 - Typography

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

A craft all its own, type selection is the basic building block of any page.

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CCTD210 - Adobe Photoshop Level II

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day, Evening Hours: 14 Fees: $425

Fine tune your must-have Photoshop skills.

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CCTD215 - Adobe Illustrator Level II

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day, Evening Hours: 14 Fees: $425

Further your knowledge of the skills and tools you acquired in Adobe Illustrator Level I to enhance your designs and layouts.

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CCTD216 - Visual Design Level I

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online, Evening Hours: 14 Fees: $375

Begin your investigation into the ever-evolving world of visual media. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to create digital images using visual design.

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CCTD219 - Infographic Design

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day, Evening Hours: 14 Fees: $425

An infographic is a compilation of imagery, charts, and minimal text that gives an easy-to-understand overview of a topic.

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CCTD220 - InDesign Level II

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening, Online, Day Hours: 14 Fees: $425

Enhance your professional skillset through Adobe InDesign. With the skills gained in this course, you will be able to create works by using the text and graphic functionality of InDesign.

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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

PHAE500 - Phlebotomy (Venipuncture) Workshop for Health Care Professionals

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening Hours: 14 Fees: $700

This workshop provides six hours of theory and eight hours of practical hands-on experience in the collection of blood samples using proper techniques and universal precautions.

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PHAE501 - Electrocardiography (ECG) Workshop for Healthcare Professionals

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 14 Fees: $TBD

Students can refresh their knowledge in performing electrocardiograms through this blended learning workshop.

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PHAE503 - IV Certification Workshop for Healthcare Professionals

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day Hours: 16 Fees: $450

This course is valuable for healthcare professionals interested in obtaining or refreshing foundational intravenous (IV) insertion skills for clinical applications.

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PHAE504 - Introduction to Intravenous (IV) Insertions

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day Hours: 16 Fees: $450

This course is valuable for students interested in gaining knowledge related to intravenous (IV) insertion.

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TATT100 - Tattoo and Piercing Safety Standards

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 10 Fees: $150

Explore methods of sterilization, including chemical and mechanical, used every day by tattoo artists and body piercers.

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TATT200 - Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 12 Fees: $170

Explore essential components of infection control used by professionals in Canada's thriving body art industry. Understand risks of significant blood exposure like hepatitis and AIDS.

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TATT201 - Blood Borne Pathogens and Infection Control Renewal

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 8 Fees: $100

Refresh your knowledge on an the essential components of infection control for professionals in the body art industry.

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TATT500 - Tattoo and Piercing Safety Certificate

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 25 Fees: $350

Explore essential safety standards and regulations used by professionals in Canada's thriving body art industry.

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TRAM101 - Fundamentals of Blood Product Management

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 40 Fees: $450

Selecting, tagging and issuing blood components or products for transfusion can save a patient’s life, that is, when it is the correct product administered to the correct recipient.

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TRAM201 - Pretransfusion Testing and Basic Investigative Techniques

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 45 Fees: $450

This course builds on TRAM101, using the foundations of ABO and Rh blood group systems to interpret pretransfusion test results and select appropriate donor red cells for transfusion.

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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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