Health & Life Sciences Certificates

Your next step in Health & Life Sciences

Looking to up-skill in your current career or want to journey down a new career path in first response, optical sciences, and mental health? Our Continuing Education  programs, certificates, and micro-credentials can help you take the next step in your career.

We offer small class sizes and flexible learning options (including face to face, online, and hybrid delivery) with experienced instructors to keep your education engaging and convenient. When you register for one of our programs or courses, you can be confident that you’re receiving the practical knowledge and job-ready skills you need to be successful.

Emergency Medical Responder Certificate

Want a career in emergency care?

 Start on the path for the Primary Care Paramedic Program, which leads you to becoming an Advanced Care Paramedic. Are you looking for a career where you're called upon to help others in their time of need?

NAIT's Emergency Medical Responder program gives you the hands-on training you need to provide emergency medical services to the sick and injured.

Enrol in this high-demand industry

Medical First Responder Certification

Want to have a  career helping others?

The NAIT Medical First Responder program will give you the abilities and confidence to provide basic first-on-scene emergency medical care to patients before and after Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrives.

This program is for people looking to work or volunteer as a first responder as part of fire rescue services, police services, industrial safety and security, and the many other professions that require MFR expertise.

Start your career in first response

Tattoo & Piercing Safety Certificate

Want to learn the latest health and safety standards?

Explore essential safety standards and regulations used by professionals in Canada's thriving body art industry. Examine provincial regulations and standards governing the industry, methods of sterilization, blood borne pathogens, infection control and WHMIS certification. With the skills gained in this course, you will be able to put the standards, protocols and regulations of the personal service industry into practice.

This certificate is designed to teach safety standards to individuals pursuing work in the tattoo and piercing industry.

Get your Tattoo & Piercing Safety Certificate 

Emergency Management in Remote, Rural, and Distinct Communities Certificate

Want to help remote and rural communities? 

Work towards a fulfilling eyecare career with NAIT's Emergency Management in Remote, Rural, and Distinct Communities Certificate. This program will prepare you to develop strong plans and partnerships to address community needs; understand community priorities, values, and nuances for comprehensive and appropriate hazard and risk assessment; and develop and deploy relevant strategies that are respectful to the specific needs of those communities

This certificate focuses on Indigenous, rural, and remote communities and addresses sub-groups within communities that are marginalized due to race, religion, and/or social norms.

Get started in emergency management

Hazardous Locations Fundamentals Course

Want to tackle hazardous locations?

The Hazardous Locations Fundamentals course, offered in partnership with EngWorks, will provide students with a solid foundation for designing, selecting, installing, troubleshooting, and inspecting electrical equipment for use in hazardous locations.

Based on Canadian Electrical Code requirements, this course will cover the various explosion protection concepts, intrinsic safety, and the use of gas detection for equipment protection. Wiring and sealing methods are also discussed in the context of the new 2021 Canadian Electrical Code.

Enrol in Hazardous Locations Fundamentals

Looking for something else?

There are over 120 different health, optical, and science courses and certificates to just from.

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