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 2020

Oct. 1, 2018

Applications open
June 24, 2019

Open studies enrolment open

April 29, 2020 Tuition payment due
May 4, 2020 Spring term starts*

Fall 2020

Oct. 1, 2019

Applications open
July 2-3, 2020 Enrolment opens
July 27, 2020

Open studies enrolment opens

Aug. 12, 2020 Tuition payment due
Sept. 8, 2020 Fall term starts*

Winter 2021

Oct. 1, 2019

Applications open
July 2-3, 2020 Enrolment opens
July 27, 2020

Open studies enrolment open

Dec. 9, 2020 Tuition payment due
Jan. 6, 2021 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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Program Previews give prospective students an in-depth look at the facilities, courses and academic programs offered.

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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

Credit programs that lead to Government approved credentials.

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Apprenticeship Training

Apprenticeship and industry training for various competitive trades.

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Open Studies

Try out day, evening, or online credit courses without committing to a program.

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Continuing Education

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

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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 part-time or online, and our Continuing Education programs and courses are designed to be taken while you work and/or support your family.


  • Minimum of 3 courses or 9 credits
  • Student Aid, scholarships, bursaries, government and other funding agencies may have different definitions of full-time status for eligibility.


  • Maximum of 2 courses per semester, or less than 9 credits a semester
  • This may impact your eligibility for certain types of student aid or funding.

Flexible 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.

Online or distance

  • Sometimes called “Home Study” or “Computer-Based Learning”
  • Many courses are offered online, check program availability to confirm
  • Courses marked as “Distance” are in traditional correspondence format

Need additional information?

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

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