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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

CITC855 - Accounting Skills for Non Accounting Employees

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

Many of us flinch when we hear terms like depreciation, cash flow, balance sheet, and (worst of all!) budgets.

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CITC863 - Communication Strategies

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

Have you ever had a challenge with effectively getting your point across? Can you recall a time when you easily connected and communicated with someone? This course will help you understand the...

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CITC883 - Networking for Success

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 14 Fees: $TBD

Networking is an effective, efficient way for business people to connect, develop meaningful relationships, and grow their enterprises.

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CITC898 - Business Writing that Works

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 14 Fees: $TBD

We all know what good writing is. It’s the novel we can’t put down, the poem we never forgot, and the speech that changes the way we look at the world.

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CITC903 - Coaching for High Performance 2

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 3.5 Fees: $175

Develop your coaching skills to build capacity in others, enhance employee performance, and improve employee engagement and job satisfaction.

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CITC904 - Enhancing Your Team Leadership

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 3.5 Fees: $175

Leaders employ strategies that build high performing teams by creating trust, valuing conflict, and encouraging commitment.

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CITC905 - Planning and Organizing

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 3.5 Fees: $175

As a leader it is essential to provide clear direction for your employees and achieve your objectives through strategic planning and organizing.

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CITC912 - Leadership Fundamentals

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 7 Fees: $TBD

Leadership fundamentals form an important foundation for current and potential leaders.

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CITC913 - Leadership Style

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 3.5 Fees: $175

One of the first steps to improved leadership performance is recognizing your areas of strength, and identifying your areas for improvement.

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CITC914 - Strengths-Based Approach

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 3.5 Fees: $175

Today’s leaders are increasingly adopting strengths-based practices to enhance employee engagement, productivity, and job satisfaction.

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CITC915 - Leadership Communication Skills

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 3.5 Fees: $175

Communication plays a vital role in the success of any organization, and communicating effectively is a key leadership competency.

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CITC916 - Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 3.5 Fees: $175

For organizations to remain competitive, leaders need to create environments that foster diversity and inclusion.

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CITC921 - Coaching for High Performance 1

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 3.5 Fees: $175

Successful leaders use coaching techniques to create high-performance teams and foster a culture of continuous improvement.

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CITC923 - Effective Performance Management

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 3.5 Fees: $175

Successful leaders use performance management techniques to align employee performance with organizational goals.

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CITC924 - Feedback and Difficult Conversations

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 3.5 Fees: $175

Holding constructive conversations with employees about their performance is an important leadership skill.

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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

CCTB309 - Business Process Improvement

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

Organizations must continuously strive to improve operational efficiency and service excellence.

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CCTB311 - Introduction to IT Governance

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

The rapid pace of technological change is one of the drivers of the disruption in today's world with 65% of Fortune 500 CEOs and government leaders struggling to keep up.

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CCTB316 - Problem Solving and Analytical Thinking

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

Problem solving and analytical thinking are foundational skills that involve breaking things down into their component parts.

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CCTB332 - Business Process Implementation and Change Management

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

The Business Analyst plays an important role in successful process implementation and transformation activities.

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CCTB335 - Introduction to Business Process Management

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

Improve your business’ processes and stay competitive in the ever-developing marketplace.

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CCTB381 - Data Processing in Python

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $650

Data querying and processing skills can increase your productivity by improving accuracy and reliability.

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CCTB382 - Data Mining and Data Visualization

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $650

Enhance your data science knowledge through the use of innovative data mining and data visualization techniques.

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CCTB391 - Introduction to Data Science

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening, Online Hours: 14 Fees: $650

Analyzing and interpreting data can greatly assist with making strategic and effective business decisions.

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CCTB393 - Machine Learning I

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

Following up on the fundamentals started in Introduction to Data Science, this course explores all the basic parts of executing a machine learning experiment.

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CCTB394 - Machine Learning II - Advanced Algorithms

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

Unlock your potential as a Machine Learning professional.

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CCTB395 - Data Science Project

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

Enhance your data visualization and reporting skills through this project-based Data Science course. Graduates of this course will be able to use open data to complete Data Science projects.

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CCTB410 - Introduction to Software Development

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

Software development is a complicated process, requiring careful planning and execution to meet its goals. The skills you gain in this course will help you develop quality software.

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CCTB411 - Software Testing Overview

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 14 Fees: $TBD

Learn the basics of software testing and its methodologies. Explore the important role of a software tester, the fundamentals of software testing, and the many types of software tests.

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CCTB412 - Test Phases

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 14 Fees: $TBD

Testing is an integral stage of the software development lifecycle.

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CCTB413 - End User Experience Testing

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 14 Fees: $TBD

While other phases of software testing deal with functional and non-functional testing, End User Experience testing ensures that the new service or application meets the needs of the end user at a...

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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

MRAD105 - Occupational Terminology

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 51 Fees: $560

Utilizing appropriate occupational terminology is key to good communication as a Medical Radiological Technologist.

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MRAD110 - Radiographic Anatomy

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 51 Fees: $560

Refresh your knowledge of radiographic anatomy through an online review of the anatomy that has been identified by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiological Technologists (CAMRT) for...

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MRAD115 - Cross Sectional Anatomy

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

Cross-sectional anatomy is an integral part of diagnostic imaging today.

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MRAD120 - Pathology

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

Discover the common pathologies that have been identified by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiological Technologists (CAMRT).

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MRAD125 - Radiological Imaging Procedures

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 51 Fees: $560

Through this interactive online course, you will review the imaging procedures that have been identified by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiological Technologists (CAMRT).

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MRAD130 - Patient Care

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

As patient care is such a significant part of the radiographer's daily responsibilities, it is imperative to have these skills in the clinical environment.

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MRAD135 - Radiation Science and Apparatus I

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

Operating the x-ray equipment is integral to practicing the art and science of Medical Radiological Technology.

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MRAD140 - Radiation Science and Apparatus II

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

Describe the components, features, operation, and processes used for digital fluoroscopy, digital subtraction angiography (DSA), computerized tomography (CT), pantomography, mammography, and bone...

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MRAD145 - Canadian Radiation Safety

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

Explore the Canadian standards for the safe use of radiation as a Medical Radiological Technologist.

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MRAD150 - Quality Assurance

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 20 Fees: $375

Quality assurance is essential to providing the utmost care for patients and creating procedures. Delve into concepts incorporated into a quality assurance program.

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MRAD155 - Diagnostic Imaging Computer Skills

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 18 Fees: $350

Computers are essential in Diagnostic Imaging departments.

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MRAD160 - Strategies for Writing the CAMRT MRT Examination

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 9 Fees: $325

Prepare for the CAMRT certification examination through this online introduction to multiple choice exams.

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MRAD170 - Comprehension Exam

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 6 Fees: $300

Connect all aspects of radiological technology with this competency based online examination course. This examination will be a similar format to the CAMRT certification examination.

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MRAD175 - Comprehension Supplemental Exam

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 6 Fees: $300

Students who were unsuccessful with MRAD170 can reattempt the Comprehension Exam with this supplementary competency course.

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MRAD210 - Radiographic Anatomy

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online Hours: 51 Fees: $395

Refresh your knowledge of radiographic anatomy through an online review of the anatomy that has been identified by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiological Technologists (CAMRT) for...

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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

PLMR149 - Medical Gas Installation

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 36 Fees: $765

Upon successful completion of this course you will have the skills needed to install and maintain pipelines for medical gases, medical vacuum, medical support gases, and anaesthetic gas scavenging...

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PLMR169 - SpoolFab

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening Hours: 14 Fees: $655

Expand your professional skillset by exploring SpoolFab software. Isometric spooling software, like SpoolFab, is a powerful tool for steamfitters and pipefitters.

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PLMR181 - Plumbing Cross Connection Control Device Testing Procedures/Recertification

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening, Weekend Hours: 15 Fees: $475

Refresh and expand your testing procedure expertise. Recertify your plumbing cross connection control device testing procedures. Review testing procedures and complete hands-on testing exercises.

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PLMR702 - Plumber Job Readiness

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 48 Fees: $985

Plumbing services are always in high demand, and journeyman plumbers receive high financial compensation for their work. Gain hands-on training using ABS and PVC piping, copper, steel, and PEX.

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PSTP111 - Motorcycle Maintenance

 
Credential: Non Credit Hours: 12 Fees: $340

If you are a proud owner of a motorcycle and/or want to take care of your own motorcycle maintenance, this course is for you.

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PSTP120 - Small Engine Basics

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Evening Hours: 30 Fees: $920

Improve your working knowledge of small engines, and explore spark-engine operation. Identify engine components and delve into the principles of operation for both two- and four-stroke cycle engines.

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PSTP125 - Small Engine Repair

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 30 Fees: $920

Explore the techniques and concepts of small engine repair. Discover and practice engine disassembly, inspection, and assembly.

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PSTP130 - Tune-Up and Repair for Small Engine Equipment

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 30 Fees: $920

Practice basic tune-ups and repairs for small engines. Develop valuable insight into engine diagnosis, troubleshooting, and adjustment procedures.

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RACM111 - Canada's Ozone Layer Protection Awareness Program

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Online, Evening, Day Hours: 7 Fees: $250

This course was developed by the federal government in association with the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), and the content is in general accordance with...

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RACM702 - Refrigeration & HVAC Mechanic Job Readiness

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Day, Evening Hours: 60 Fees: $1365

Refrigeration and HVAC mechanics are responsible for assembling, installing, inspecting, maintaining, and repairing equipment for refrigeration, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning in...

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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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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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WELD110 - Intro to Oxy-Acetylene Welding & Cutting

 
Credential: Non Credit Delivery Options: Evening Hours: 21 Fees: $455

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

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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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