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NAIT’s technical training and applied education is designed to meet the demands of Alberta's industries — graduates have the knowledge and skills employers want.

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Terms at a glance

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Spring 2021

Oct. 1, 2019

Applications open
July 27, 2020

Open studies enrolment open

April 14, 2021 Tuition payment due
May 3, 2021 Spring term starts*

Fall 2021

Oct. 1, 2020

Applications open
July 5-8, 2021 Enrolment opens
July 29,  2021

Open studies enrolment opens

Aug. 11, 2021 Tuition payment due
Sept. 7, 2021 Fall term starts*

Winter 2022

Oct. 1, 2020

Applications open
July 5-8, 2021 Enrolment opens
July 29, 2021

Open studies enrolment open

Dec. 8, 2021 Tuition payment due
Jan. 5, 2022 Winter term starts*

*Most programs will start on the date listed above but there are some exceptions. If your program starts on a different date, your tuition payment deadline will be four weeks before the start of classes.

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Attend Open House to explore programs and discover the NAIT difference.

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Virtual Program Previews give prospective students an in-depth look at NAIT's schools and programs, student supports and application process.

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Find your program

Getting the most out of your education is all about finding the right fit. Knowing what you want and what you love will help make sure you’re going to love your chosen career.

  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Business
  • Engineering Technologies
  • Construction
  • Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Trades and Apprenticeship
  • Computers and IT
  • Hospitality and Culinary
  • Design and Communications
  • Upgrading and ESL
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Earn the credential that fits your career

Degrees, diplomas and certificates

Explore our degree, diploma and certificate programs in business, sciences, technology, health and trades.

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Apprenticeship training

Interested in the trades? Choose an apprenticeship or diploma/certificate pathway to earn your Journeyperson Certificate.

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Open studies

Try out day, evening, or online credit courses without committing to a program. Take credit courses to meet entrance requirements for programs like Business Administration.

Continuing Education

Offerings for professional development, personal interest or starting a new career.

Flexible learning options

We know that not everyone can commit to a full-time education schedule and have developed flexible learning options that allow you to create a class schedule that fits your life schedule. Many of our degree, diploma and certificate programs can be taken full-time or part-time through on-campus and online delivery options. Check your program page for more details.

Full-time

  • Enrolled in at least 60% of a full-time course load per semester. 
  • Please review the Full-time Student Reference Guide (pdf) to know the minimum number of credits required for your program to be considered a full-time student.
  • Student Aid, scholarships, bursaries, government and other funding agencies may have different definitions of full-time status for eligibility. Refer to funding options for more information.

Part-time

  • Enrolled in less than 60% course load per semester. 
  • If your credits are less than what's listed in the Full-time Student Reference Guide (pdf) for your program, you will be considered a part-time student. 
  • This may impact your eligibility for certain types of student aid or funding.  Refer to funding options for more information.

Structured part-time pathways

  • Part-time study that is specially designed to accommodate busy daytime schedules
  • Work or stay at home during the day, and pursue a diploma education in the evening.

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View the Viewbook for additional information about programs, life on campus, High School requirements and where to find resources.

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