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  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

Business & Management

PMGT112 - Project Human Resource Management

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Evening, Day Hours: 14 Fees: $450

The ability to lead, manage, motivate and organize people is critical to project success.

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PMGT500 - Project Leadership Block

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Evening, Day Hours: 0 Fees: $2500

The following courses are required for the Project Leadership certificate and are offered together as a package which gives you individual credit for each course module completed.

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PMGT600 - Project Management Block

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Evening, Day, Weekend Hours: 0 Fees: $2500

The following courses are required for the Project Management certificate and are offered together as a package which gives you individual credit for each course module completed.

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SCRS100 - Foundations I - Conflict Resolution

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online, Evening Hours: 14 Fees: $370

Resolving conflict without the proper tact or care can have a negative effect on morale and interpersonal relationships. Avoid common pitfalls by developing your conflict resolution skills.

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SCRS110 - Foundations II - Dealing with Difficult Conversations

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $370

Navigating difficult conversations without the proper tact or care can lead to conflict, detrimental passivity, and more.

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SCRS200 - Negotiation

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Weekend, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $370

Our lives are full of opportunities to negotiate personally and professionally.

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SCRS250 - Essential Communication for Healthy Workplaces

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Weekend, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $370

In this highly interactive and practical course, you will apply key communication skills and practices needed to support the psychological health and safety in today's workplaces.

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SCRS505 - Mediation Skills/Ethics & Values

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 21 Fees: $TBD

Learn how to effectively mediate during conflict situations - improving the dialogue between the parties and ensuring the communication is balanced.

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Construction

TDRW110 - Technical Drawing Interpretation - Commercial Structural and Architectural

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening, Online Hours: 24 Fees: $460

Having a basic understanding of many drawing conventions you are now able to explore the concepts of interpreting drawings used in the design and construction of commercial buildings and structures.

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TRSP115 - Air Brake Instructor

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Weekend Hours: 45 Fees: $1250

Develop your instructional skills and expand your knowledge of airbrake systems. Delve into the concepts of adult education by developing lesson plans and presenting two practice-teaching sessions.

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TRSP151 - Forklift Operator Training

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Weekend Hours: 12 Fees: $395

Gain the valuable skill of forklift operation through this introductory course.

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TRSP152 - Forklift Certification

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day Hours: 6 Fees: $225

If you have experience operating a forklift, gain your forklift certification through this course.

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

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 36 Fees: $775

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: $775

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: Day, Evening Hours: 46 Fees: $1695

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

CCTM637 - Communication and Network Security

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 14 Fees: $TBD

Protect some of the most vulnerable components of your business: computer networks.

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CCTM638 - Software Development Security

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 14 Fees: $TBD

Software applications are becoming increasingly important in day-to-day life, controlling our houses, cars, phones, watches, even our refrigerators. The security of these applications is essential.

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CCTM711 - CCNA-1 Introduction to Networks

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 45 Fees: $TBD

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks.

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CCTM712 - CCNA-2 Routing and Switching Essentials

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 45 Fees: $TBD

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality.

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CCTM713 - CCNA-3 Scaling Networks

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 45 Fees: $TBD

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a large and complex network.

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CCTM714 - CCNA-4 Connecting Networks

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 45 Fees: $TBD

This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network.

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CCTM805 - LINUX/UNIX Core Certificate

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 0 Fees: $TBD

This intensive, five-course stream cover the essential elements of Linux/Unix environment, giving you the basic skills to use, install, modify and manage Linux systems and servers.

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CCTM846 - Core Network + Certificate

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 0 Fees: $2595

This intensive, six-course stream is intended for those in technical roles who are looking for entry-level networking skills or to upgrade or train for career advancement.

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CCTO10 - Basic Keyboarding Skills

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 18 Fees: $375

Increase your workplace skills and productivity by typing correctly without looking at the keyboard.

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CCTO100 - Bookkeeping - Level I

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

Discover the terminology and rules of manual bookkeeping. Explore the differences between a debit and a credit, and how debits and credits affect bookkeeping.

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CCTO101 - Windows Desktop Operating System

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

Develop your knowledge of Windows Desktop with practical training and hands-on learning. Being able to navigate Microsoft Windows ensures you can utilize the full functionality of your computer.

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CCTO103 - Social Media for Business

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening, Online Hours: 5 Fees: $175

If your business is not using social media to engage your audience, you are missing a powerful business tool.

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CCTO113 - Microsoft Visio

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

Microsoft Visio is a popular diagramming and graphics application used to simplify and communicate information through the use of diagrams.

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CCTO130 - Microsoft Word Level I

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $350

Microsoft Word is the world’s premier word processing program. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to create and edit documents using introductory Microsoft Word tools.

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CCTO135 - Google G Suite Productivity Apps

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

Google’s cloud-based productivity and collaboration software G Suite is well-integrated in business and educational settings, with over 4 million businesses and 70 million educational users worldwide.

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CCTO136 - Google G Suite Connect Apps

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 7 Fees: $TBD

Google G Suite’s applications are well-integrated in business and educational settings with over 4 million businesses and 70 million educational users worldwide.

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CCTO140 - Microsoft Excel Level I

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day, Evening Hours: 14 Fees: $350

Excel in the world of office technology and spreadsheet software and become more productive with Microsoft Excel.

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CCTO150 - Microsoft PowerPoint

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $350

Create and manage professional presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint, an essential presentation software.

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CCTO160 - Microsoft Outlook Foundations

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

Microsoft Outlook is the most widely used email manager. With the skills gained in this course you will be able to send, receive and organize emails using the tools available in Microsoft Outlook.

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Design & Communications

CDEM503 - Emergency Preparedness in Distinct Communities

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening, Online Hours: 6 Fees: $215

Examine emergency preparedness strategies unique to distinct and/or geographically dispersed communities.

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CDEM504 - Emergency Response in Distinct Communities

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online, Evening Hours: 6 Fees: $215

Disaster and Emergency Management focuses on preventing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from specific hazard events.

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CDEM505 - Recovery in Distinct Communities

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online, Evening Hours: 6 Fees: $215

Disaster and Emergency Management focuses on preventing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from specific hazard events.

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CDEM506 - Collaborating with Distinct Communities

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online, Evening Hours: 7 Fees: $249

Discuss strategies and approaches with respect to collaborating with distinct communities.

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CDEM507 - Emergency Management in Remote, Rural, and Distinct Communities - Block Registration

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 0 Fees: $1600

Disaster and Emergency Management (DEM) focuses on preventing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from specific hazard events.

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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 Delivery Options: Day, Online Hours: 18 Fees: $560

Explore the emerging fiber optic design industry.

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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

WWWT305 - Standards and Regulations for Water and Wastewater Operations

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 35 Fees: $515

Gain inside knowledge of the standards and regulations for water and wastewater operations.

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WWWT306 - Sustainable Operations in the Water and Wastewater Industry

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 35 Fees: $515

Explore sustainable processes and alternative energy technologies for the water and wastewater industry.

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WWWT311 - Advanced Water Distribution

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 40 Fees: $525

Enhance your water distribution knowledge by studying advanced water distribution.

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WWWT321 - Advanced Water Treatment

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 40 Fees: $525

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: $525

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: $535

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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Environment & Natural Resources

WWWT210 - Introduction to Process Control

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 45 Fees: $535

Efficient operation of instrumentation and control systems are critical for the effective and safe operation of any water or wastewater treatment or pumping facility.

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WWWT213 - Wastewater Collection Systems II

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 45 Fees: $535

Explore and describe the operation and maintenance of water lift stations and sewer rehabilitation programs. Describe record keeping, administration and maintenance organization systems.

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WWWT300 - Safety Awareness for Water and Wastewater Operators

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 30 Fees: $535

Recognizing and mitigating safety issues will provide an increased level of safety awareness for staff and operators in water and wastewater utility operations.

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WWWT301 - Emergency Response Planning for Water and Wastewater Operators

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 35 Fees: $515

Water and wastewater operators need to protect the health and safety of staff and the environment.

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WWWT305 - Standards and Regulations for Water and Wastewater Operations

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 35 Fees: $515

Gain inside knowledge of the standards and regulations for water and wastewater operations.

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WWWT306 - Sustainable Operations in the Water and Wastewater Industry

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 35 Fees: $515

Explore sustainable processes and alternative energy technologies for the water and wastewater industry.

View course

WWWT311 - Advanced Water Distribution

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 40 Fees: $525

Enhance your water distribution knowledge by studying advanced water distribution.

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WWWT321 - Advanced Water Treatment

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 40 Fees: $525

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: $525

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: $535

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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Health & Life Sciences

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: $475

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: $475

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 Hours: 12 Fees: $TBD

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.

View course

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

TRSP151 - Forklift Operator Training

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Weekend Hours: 12 Fees: $395

Gain the valuable skill of forklift operation through this introductory course.

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TRSP152 - Forklift Certification

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day Hours: 6 Fees: $225

If you have experience operating a forklift, gain your forklift certification through this course.

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WELD110 - Intro to Oxy-Acetylene Welding & Cutting

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 21 Fees: $475

Oxy-acetylene welding and cutting is a versatile method for welding, cutting, hardfacing, polishing, and heating.

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

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 36 Fees: $775

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: $775

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: $775

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: Day, Evening Hours: 46 Fees: $1695

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: $260

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

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WELD229 - "B" Pressure ABSA Exam

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day Hours: 4 Fees: $290

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 Evening/Weekend, On-Campus Evening/Weekend, On-Campus Day, Online Flexible Delivery, Online Day Application Deadline: Sep 01, 2023

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: $225

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: Evening, Online Hours: 20 Fees: $225

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: Evening, Online Hours: 20 Fees: $225

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: Evening, Online 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: Evening, Online 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 - English Language Proficiency (ELP) Exam

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day 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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