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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

CITC811 - Critical Thinking

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

In today’s society, many people experience information overload.

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CITC812 - Emotional Intelligence

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

Emotional intelligence, also called EQ, is the ability to be aware of and to manage emotions and relationships. It’s a pivotal factor in personal and professional success.

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CITC813 - Women and Leadership: Owning Your Strengths and Skills

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

Women have a long-standing history in the workforce, in all roles from front-line worker to visionary founder, influential behind-the-scenes patron to front-and-center CEO.

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CITC814 - Facilitation Skills

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

As workplaces become less hierarchical and more reliant on interpersonal problem-solving, facilitation is becoming a key skill, regardless of job title.

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CITC815 - Cross-Cultural Intelligence (CQ)

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

Boost your business acumen by developing your cultural intelligence (CQ).

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CITC816 - Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 7 Fees: $TBD

Improve communication and promote teamwork by exploring diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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CITC820 - Writing and Editing Skills for Business (Level 1: Basics)

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day Hours: 7.25 Fees: $245

How confident are you in your writing? Do you ever feel unsure about what is correct and why? Gain practical strategies to help you write clear, direct sentences while avoiding common errors in...

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CITC821 - Writing and Editing Skills for Business (Level 2: Advanced)

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day Hours: 7.25 Fees: $245

Master 15 strategies of plain English that professional writers use to clear clutter from their messages— strategies you can apply every day to enhance your letters, reports, and email messages.

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CITC822 - Public Speaking - Presentation Survival Skills

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

Does the idea of presenting to an audience make you anxious? Would you like to boost your confidence speaking to a crowd? Overcome your fear of public speaking and presenting by registering in...

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CITC823 - Mastering the Interview

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 7 Fees: $TBD

The interview is one of the key elements of the job search process. As with any skill, we get better at it with preparation and practice.

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CITC824 - Leadership Style & Coaching for High Performance 1

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

Leadership Style Explore how leadership style influences organizational and team efficacy.

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CITC825 - On-the-Job Train-the-Trainer

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

Learn how to develop and deliver structured on-the-job training sessions in your organization.

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CITC826 - Enhancing Your Influence Skills & Effective Change Leadership

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

Enhancing Your Influence Skills This module is about using the skills of influence in an open, transparent, and ethical fashion to bring about positive change.

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CITC827 - Workplace Success – Key Skills You’ll Need

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

Several key skills are invaluable for those seeking success in the workplace. These may be referred to as soft skills, transferrable skills, enabling skills, or critical employability skills.

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CITC842 - Creating a Positive Work Environment

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

A positive work environment is important to a company’s productivity; it is also important to us personally. Our emotional and physical health can be improved by working in a positive environment.

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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

CCTB135 - JavaScript

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

Become fluent in a computer language that is essential to programming on the World Wide Web: Modern JavaScript (ES6+).

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CCTB140 - n-Tier Development Programming Architecture

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

Discover the world of systems architecture and design, including n-tier design.

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CCTB147 - Automated Software Testing

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 14 Fees: $TBD

This course provides hand-on experience with the creation, execution and management of automated testing.

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CCTB200 - Microsoft SQL Server Level II

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day, Evening Hours: 14 Fees: $525

Expand your knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server and increase your skills by managing SQL Server permissions, data integrity, performance, and maintenance.

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CCTB201 - Requirements Gathering and Management

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

Develop your business analysis acumen by applying requirements of life cycle management.

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CCTB202 - Requirements Analysis and Validation

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

Develop your business analysis acumen by exploring requirements analysis and validation.

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CCTB209 - Microsoft Project Level II

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

Manage your projects by implementing the advanced features of Microsoft Project, a PC-based project management software.

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CCTB235 - JavaScript Frameworks

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

JavaScript frameworks and libraries are used by over 100 Million websites today.

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CCTB281 - Tableau Desktop I: Fundamentals

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day Hours: 14 Fees: $1495

Boost your marketability by adding Tableau Desktop to your professional skillset.

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CCTB282 - Tableau Desktop II: Intermediate

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Day Hours: 14 Fees: $1495

Increase your Tableau software knowledge and skills. Tableau is the fastest growing data visualization tool available.

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CCTB300 - Microsoft SQL Server Level III

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

Expand your marketable SQL Server skills beyond basic database knowledge by exploring SQL’s role in an enterprise solution.

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CCTB302 - Dynamic Team Communication

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 14 Fees: $TBD

Develop the skills to communicate within a cross-functional team, with peers and with people at all levels of an organization.

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CCTB305 - Effective Writing

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

Effective writing results in the creation of clear, concise documents that align with the needs of the audience.

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CCTB307 - Quality Assurance

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

To meet or exceed quality standards, businesses must continually examine and adjust their processes, products, and services during a practice known as Quality Assurance (QA).

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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

ITLS202 - ITLS Advanced 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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ITLS250 - ITLS Advanced Instructor

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 7 Fees: $TBD

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

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ITMS100 - Medical Terminology

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Evening, Day, Weekend Hours: 60 Fees: $775

Learn correct medical terminology and understand relevant, related industry terms.

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MELA500 - Professional Development for Medical Lab Assistants

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 200 Fees: $695

For laboratory assistants with practical experience gained on the job, this course provides the theoretical and technical information you need to be successful in your role.

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MELT501 - Specimen Collection & Handling

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 15 Fees: $300

Often the initial procedure for diagnosis and treatment of patients is specimen collection. This is the process of obtaining body fluids or tissue and processing them for laboratory testing.

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MELT502 - Electrocardiography

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

Learn digital instrumentation, recording techniques for a 12-lead ECG, artifact recognition and remedies to produce technically accurate tracings. This course also introduces arrhythmias.

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MELT503 - General Laboratory Practices

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 60 Fees: $400

Review the fundamental skills required in a medical laboratory. Improve your confidence around the use of glass/plasticware, microscopes, thermal equipment, centrifuges, balances, and reagents.

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MELT504 - Clinical Chemistry

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 50 Fees: $375

The activities in this course will highlight the significance of abnormal levels of chemical constituents and their relation to disease.

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MELT506 - Quality Management

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

Improve your patient care with an increased attention to quality control processes and assurances.

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MELT507 - Urinalysis

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 30 Fees: $350

Discover the theory and techniques used in one of the most performed tests in the diagnostic laboratory: urinalysis.

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MELT521 - Immunology

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 24 Fees: $325

Improve your skills in the laboratory with the fundamental knowledge of antigen-antibody reactions and principles of immunological techniques.

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MELT900 - Medical Laboratory Technology Preparatory Exam

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 5 Fees: $260

Improve your study efforts by taking this Medical Laboratory Technology Preparatory Exam.

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MFRS100 - Medical First Responder

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening, Weekend Hours: 104 Fees: $1800

NAIT’s Medical First Responder (MFR) course will appeal to individuals interested in a career or volunteer opportunities with metro or rural fire rescue services, police, industrial safety...

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MFRS101 - Medical First Responder Recertification

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Weekend Hours: 40 Fees: $550

Receive recertification for your Medical First Responder certificate, prior to its 3-year expiration date and, refresh your lifesaving skills for on-scene basic emergency patient care.

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MFRS160 - Personal Health and Wellness

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 12 Fees: $99

Life can expose individuals to a multitude of situations that may place tremendous stresses on the body and mental health. Develop the necessary skills to maintain required fitness levels.

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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

MACH303 - Advanced Turning Centre Operations - Lathe

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

Increase your professional marketability and take your turning centre skills to an advanced level. Boost your knowledge of set-up, editing, and verification of programs.

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MACH304 - Basic Turning Centre Programming - Lathe

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

Work toward earning your CNC Turning Centre Programming Certificate II and explore basic turning centre programming. Discover manual programming by developing basic fixed-cycle programs.

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MACH305 - Intermediate Turning Centre Programming - Lathe

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

Work toward your CNC Turning Centre Programming Certificate II and explore intermediate turning centre programming.

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MACH306 - Advanced Turning Centre Programming - Lathe

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 36 Fees: $645

Explore advanced turning centre programming. Earn your CNC Turning Centre Programming Certificate II and discover process planning and sub-programs.

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MACH615 - CAD/CAM Drawing with Mastercam Software

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day Hours: 16 Fees: $445

Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) use computer technology for the design and machining of workpieces.

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MACH620 - Mastercam - Milling

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day Hours: 21 Fees: $445

Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) use computer technology for the design and machining of workpieces.

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MACH625 - Mastercam - Lathe

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day Hours: 16 Fees: $445

Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) use computer technology for the design and machining of workpieces.

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MACH630 - Mastercam - Introduction to 3D Programming

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 16 Fees: $TBD

Explore 3D programming and strive towards earning your Mastercam Milling Toolpath certificate.

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MILW116 - Measurement and Bearings

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 30 Fees: $550

Bearings are precision-made components that allow machinery to easily move at high speeds and carry heavy loads.

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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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PLMR147 - Plumbing - Cross Connection

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening, Weekend Hours: 36 Fees: $890

Boost your plumbing expertise by exploring cross connection. Knowledge of the natural laws that govern the flow of water allows you to predict how it will behave.

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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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