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Continuing Education

Operations Management


The location where your NAIT courses will be held.


The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.

  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Blended - A combination of online and in-class components.
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

Increase productivity and efficiency

Develop your skills and knowledge and learn about operations management. Operation management encompasses the day-to-day activities of any company.

Operations Managers analyze and improve organizational processes, and work to improve quality, productivity and efficiency. No matter what kinds of goods and services the company provides the operations function lies in the core of the business.

Students learn a wide variety of skills and techniques related to different parts of the operations function including supervision and management forecasting for production scheduling capacity planning and inventory control.

Career Opportunities

Although this certificate program is open to all students, it is generally appropriate for production managers, manufacturing managers, purchasing personnel, operations managers and others who are in a leadership role related to operations. Continuing Education students will find the credential adds to their professional development, skill set and overall value or marketability as an employee or business owner.


There are two options to obtain certification in this program.

  • A NAIT Operations Management Leadership Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of:
    • The Project Leadership modules PMGT101-PMGT106, plus 
    • The Core modules OPMG101 – OPMG105

Note: Students can take the Project Leadership modules prior to or after the core modules.

  • A NAIT Operations Management Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the five core modules OPMG101 – OPMG105.