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Programmable Logic Controller

Learn the skills needed to build, integrate, maintain, troubleshoot and manage PLC programs. Plus, earn two microcredentials for taking this certificate program.

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Business & Management

CDEM111 - Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) Operations

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

In this interactive two-day course, participants will learn about the roles, responsibilities, and organization of an Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC).

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CDEM112 - The Command Staff

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $495

The Incident Commander and the Command Staff are essential roles in emergency management.

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CDEM113 - The Operations Section

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online Hours: 7 Fees: $285

Under the Incident Command System (ICS) model, the Operations Section directs and coordinates all incident tactical operations.

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CDEM114 - The Planning Section

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online Hours: 7 Fees: $285

Under the Incident Command System (ICS) model the Planning Section is responsible for the collection and display of incident information including the status of all resources and overall status of...

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CDEM115 - The Logistics Section

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online Hours: 7 Fees: $285

Under the Incident Command System (ICS) model the Logistics Section is responsible for all support requirements.

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CDEM116 - The Finance and Administration Section

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online Hours: 7 Fees: $285

Under the Incident Command System (ICS) model, the Finance and Administration (Fin/Admin) Section is responsible for incident-specific finance support and other administrative support services.

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CDEM117 - Crisis Communications and the Public Information Officer

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day, Evening Hours: 7 Fees: $265

Under the Incident Command System (ICS) model the (Public) Information Officer is responsible for communicating to internal and external stakeholders details of an incident, as well as keeping the...

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CEAC220 - Accelerated Estimating

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening, Online Hours: 60 Fees: $1040

This course covers the outcomes previously addressed in CEAC230, CEAC240, and CEAC250, now in a condensed format.

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CITC309 - Leadership Skills for Supervisors - Communication, Coaching, and Conflict

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 7 Fees: $245

Supervisors represent an important force in every organization.

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CITC802 - Stress Management

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day Hours: 7 Fees: $245

Stress is our mental, physical, and behavioural response to something that could threaten our safety or well-being.

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CITC805 - Coaching and Mentoring

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day Hours: 7 Fees: $245

Coach, Mentor, Role Model, Supporter, Guide... do these words ring a bell? Being a coach involves being able to draw from several disciplines.

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CITC808 - Customer Service Training - Critical Elements of Customer Service

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $365

Most companies strive to deliver an incredible customer experience.

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CITC810 - Self-Leadership

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 7 Fees: $TBD

Self-leadership is applicable in all aspects of life – personal, professional and social.

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Construction

ROAD120 - Aggregate Technology

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening, Online Hours: 12 Fees: $345

Explore aggregates: materials that are essential for constructing roads, buildings, dams, mass transit and more. Aggregates are a category of particulate materials that include slag, gravel and sand.

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ROAD130 - Asphalt Technology

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening, Online Hours: 12 Fees: $345

Delve into asphalt technology, a technology used in the creation of runways, roadways, bridges and more. Explore the different methods of analyzing and evaluating asphalt types and specifications.

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ROAD140 - Concrete Technology

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening, Online Hours: 12 Fees: $345

Delve into concrete technology and how it relates to the building and construction industry. Explore cement types, their properties, additives and phases.

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ROAD150 - Field Project Management

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening, Online Hours: 18 Fees: $515

Productive project management is essential to the success of any organization. Prepare yourself for this reality by exploring the underlying theory and practical skills of field project management.

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ROAD160 - Contract Law

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening, Online Hours: 15 Fees: $430

While working in the construction industry, it is important to protect yourself and your company by ensuring that you are up-to-date on legislation and regulations.

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ROAD170 - Estimating

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening, Online Hours: 15 Fees: $430

Trained estimators are an essential part of the construction industry, one of the largest sectors of Canada’s economy.

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ROAD180 - Surveying

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening, Online Hours: 18 Fees: $515

Explore the fundamental concepts and theory of surveying. Discuss property rights, and the regulations and legislation that govern land ownership.

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SEGC101 - Permaculture

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 35 Fees: $TBD

The 21st century is a time of converging crises. From resource depletion to climate change, the systems we rely upon for our well being and future prosperity are being compromised.

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SEGC201 - The Sustainable Home and Property

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening, Online Hours: 35 Fees: $495

In the 21st century it is more important than ever to re-design how we live - to get our homes and gardens in order so they shelter and feed us.

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SEGC500 - Residential Landscape Design

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day Hours: 28 Fees: $465

Create the serene backyard oasis of your dreams. This course is ideal for weekend warriors who just need to put pen to paper before they start landscaping this summer.

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SMEC140 - Siemens Digital Fundamentals and Programmable Logic Controllers

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening, Weekend Hours: 30 Fees: $675

Delve into the fundamentals of digital logic and an introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a complex mechatronic system, with a focus on the automation system SIMATIC S7-1500,...

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TRSP115 - Air Brake Instructor

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Weekend Hours: 45 Fees: $1175

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: $370

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: $210

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: $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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Computers & IT

CCTA405 - AutoCAD Practicum

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day Hours: 32 Fees: $650

Launch your career into the world of AutoCAD by demonstrating your skills in a real-world setting.

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CCTA550 - AutoCAD Operator Certificate

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day Hours: 0 Fees: $2800

Take each AutoCAD course separately, or take all four together over a high-intensity, four week period to earn an AutoCAD Operator Certificate.

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CCTB100 - Microsoft SQL Server Level I

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

Gain hands-on experience working with the world's most widely used database management system, Microsoft's SQL Server.

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CCTB101 - BA Introduction and Strategy Analysis

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

Boost your professional skillset by using business analysis.

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CCTB102 - Data Modelling

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

Improve your skills with data-oriented structures by applying the conceptual, logical, and physical phases of data modelling.

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CCTB103 - Process Modelling

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

Support business processes and management-level decision-making through the power of Process Modelling.

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CCTB104 - Project Management

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

Enhance your leadership and project organization potential by becoming skilled in managing cost and time and producing quality projects.

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CCTB109 - Microsoft Project Level I

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

Manage your projects and boost productivity using Microsoft Project, software that will help you start, manage, and report on projects using provided templates and scheduling tools.

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CCTB111 - SQL Introduction

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

Structured Query Language (SQL) is a powerful and universal database programming language.

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CCTB112 - Use Case Analysis

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

Identify requirements for a new system by examining written use case analysis derived through realistic user scenarios.

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CCTB117 - Unified Modeling Language (UML)

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 14 Fees: $TBD

Words take on new meanings as you delve into the wonders of Unified Modeling Language (UML).

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CCTB130 - SQL Server Reporting Services

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Online, Evening Hours: 14 Fees: $550

Create and manage a wide variety of reports using Structured Query Language (SQL) Server Reporting Services.

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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

DHSE550 - Reconstitution and Drawing up of Drugs

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 12 Fees: $TBD

The bustling environments of dental practices require employees to excel in a variety of skills and the dental industry is constantly evolving.

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DHSE555 - Taking Preliminary Impressions for Diagnostic Casts

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 22 Fees: $TBD

Delve into theoretical and clinical skills necessary to take preliminary impressions for diagnostic casts.

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DMSC550 - Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) Testing

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day Hours: 16 Fees: $720

Help fight a prolific disease that affects approximately 202 million people worldwide. Lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) is commonly caused by the buildup of plaque in arteries.

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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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EMRE200 - Emergency Medical Responder - Core Medical

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening, Weekend Hours: 118 Fees: $1825

As an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), you are responsible for initial scene survey, patient stabilization, trauma and medical patient care, pharmacology, automated external defibrillator (AED)...

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EMRE300 - Emergency Medical Responder Patient Engagement

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day Hours: 16 Fees: $350

Improve your clinical and communication skills by exploring patient engagement. Patient engagement is essential to Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) daily.

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IPCD500 - Infection Control and Safety

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 22 Fees: $350

Blood-borne pathogens are a health and safety risk to workers in occupations that require close contact or exposure to blood or bodily fluids.

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IPHE101 - Orientation to Canadian Healthcare

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 32 Fees: $450

Study the ethics, rules and regulations of the Canadian healthcare system and practice effective communication with patients and healthcare professionals.

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ITLS100 - ITLS Basic Provider

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Weekend Hours: 16 Fees: $400

Receive hands-on training to assess, resuscitate, stabilize, and transport trauma patients.

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ITLS101 - ITLS Basic Provider Recertification

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 8 Fees: $TBD

Get recertification for your ITLS Basic Provider certificate prior to the 3-year expiration date. Refresh your lifesaving skills for rapid patient assessment, resuscitation, and stabilization.

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ITLS102 - ITLS Basic Rapid Renewal

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day Hours: 4 Fees: $180

ITLS Rapid Renewal Provider Update is a blended-learning program.

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ITLS150 - ITLS Basic Instructor

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 7 Fees: $TBD

Prepare to become an ITLS instructor by studying the principles of adult education.

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ITLS200 - ITLS Advanced Provider

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Weekend Hours: 16 Fees: $400

Receive hands-on training to assess, resuscitate, stabilize, and transport trauma patients.

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ITLS201 - ITLS Advanced Provider Recertification

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 8 Fees: $TBD

Get recertification for your ITLS Advanced Provider certificate prior to its 3-year expiration date. Refresh your advanced skills for rapid patient assessment, resuscitation, and stabilization.

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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

MACH101 - Machine Shop I

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 33 Fees: $575

In a machine shop a machinist uses cutting tools to make precision parts.

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MACH105 - Machine Shop II

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 42 Fees: $670

A lathe is one of the oldest machining tools, and if used properly, can create quality precision parts.

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MACH110 - Machine Shop III

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 30 Fees: $575

Work towards your machine shop certification, and manufacture internal and external threads on a lathe.

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MACH115 - Machine Shop IV

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 42 Fees: $670

Earn your machine shop certificate and explore the manual machining operations of milling machines. Enjoy hands-on experience in facing, slotting, and contour milling and drilling.

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MACH150 - Introduction to Basic Machining Industrial Skills

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 30 Fees: $485

Using precise measuring instruments, Machinists use machine tools, such as lathes and grinders, to produce precision metal and non-metal parts.

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MACH201 - Basic Machining Centre Operation - Milling

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 30 Fees: $575

Strive for CNC certification and boost your knowledge of basic machining centre operations. Explore basic theory and gain hands-on experience with the operations of a vertical machining centre.

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MACH202 - Intermediate Machining Centre Operations - Milling

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 30 Fees: $575

Work towards CNC certification and take your understanding of machine centre operations to an intermediate level. Expand upon your existing knowledge and dive into G and M code.

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MACH203 - Advanced Machining Centre Operations - Milling

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 36 Fees: $790

Earn your CNC certification and take your skills with machine centre operations to an advanced level. Boost your knowledge of set-up, editing, and verification of programs.

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MACH204 - Basic Machine Centre Programming - Milling

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 30 Fees: $575

Enter the world of machine centre programming and work toward CNC certification. Enjoy hands-on experience in operations and run your programs on a machining centre.

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MACH205 - Intermediate Machine Centre Programming - Milling

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 30 Fees: $575

Work towards certification and take your understanding of machine centre programming to an intermediate level.

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MACH206 - Advanced Machining Centre Programming - Milling

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 36 Fees: $680

Earn your CNC certification and take your understanding of machine centre programming to an advanced level. Expand upon your existing knowledge and dive into process planning and sub-programs.

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MACH301 - Basic Turning Centre Operation - Lathe

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 30 Fees: $575

Boost your professional marketability and your knowledge of basic turning centre operations. Enjoy hands-on experience and explore basic theory.

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MACH302 - Intermediate Turning Centre Operation - Lathe

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 30 Fees: $575

Boost your professional marketability and your understanding of turning centre operations. Expand upon your existing knowledge and dive into basic G and M codes.

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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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