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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

CCTO170 - Microsoft Access Level I

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

Microsoft Access is a dynamic database engine for storing and accessing organized information for reference, reporting, and analysis.

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CCTO200 - Bookkeeping - Level II

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

Develop your essential skills and knowledge in manual bookkeeping through posting to journals, completing payroll, and by processing payroll remittances.

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CCTO230 - Microsoft Word Level II

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

Expand your Microsoft Word skills by exploring essential formatting functionalities such as styles, document sections, and tables.

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CCTO240 - Microsoft Excel Level II

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

Expand your Microsoft Excel skills by manipulating multiple worksheets and workbooks, and by creating and formatting pivot tables, tables, and charts.

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CCTO270 - Microsoft Access Level II

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

Microsoft Access is a versatile information management tool that stores information for reference, reporting, and analysis.

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CCTO301 - Bookkeeping - Intermediate

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

Further your knowledge and skills in manual bookkeeping practices as you work towards completion of our Applied Bookkeeping Certificate program.

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CCTO302 - Bookkeeping - Advanced

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

Build upon your knowledge and skills acquired from Intermediate Bookkeeping. This is the fourth and final bookkeeping course in the Applied Bookkeeping Certificate program.

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CCTO330 - Microsoft Word Level III

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

Use Microsoft Word to achieve effective, productive, and innovative solutions for your personal or work environment.

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CCTO340 - Microsoft Excel Level III

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

Microsoft Excel has advanced tools to help you create spreadsheets to meet the needs of industry.

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CCTO341 - Microsoft Excel - Advanced Formulas and Functions

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

Use advanced formulas and functions in Microsoft Excel, the leading spreadsheet software.

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CCTO342 - Data Analysis with Microsoft Power Query and PowerPivot

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

Capture data from various sources and “clean it” for data analysis purposes in Excel.

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CCTO345 - Power BI Data Analysis

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $625

As technology progresses and becomes more interwoven with our businesses and lives, more data is collected about business and personal activities.

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CCTO401 - QuickBooks Level I

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

QuickBooks is a popular and powerful accounting software that fulfills the bookkeeping needs of small to medium-sized businesses.

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CCTO402 - QuickBooks Level II

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

Expand your booking skills by delving deeper into the world of QuickBooks.

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CCTO403 - QuickBooks Level III

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

Intuit QuickBooks products offer on-site accounting applications as well as cloud-based versions that accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and perform payroll functions.

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CCTO445 - Introduction to Excel VBA

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $475

Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is the programming language used with Excel and all other Microsoft Office programs.

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CCTO446 - Creating User Forms in Excel VBA

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $475

Create custom Microsoft Excel VBA User Forms like a Pro.

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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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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

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.

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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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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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