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Be future-ready with NAIT

Have you received previous post-secondary education or taken time off after completing high school? Are you currently enrolled in post-secondary, but want to switch schools? We have programs, pathways and supports to help you succeed in your career.

Whether you’d like to change your career, sharpen your skills, move into management or specialize further, NAIT will prepare you to be future-ready with:

  • Hands-on, technology-based education
  • Co-op placements and work-integrated learning
  • Experienced instructors with industry connections
  • Small class sizes: 20-50 students

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Are you looking to change careers?

If you’re considering a new career path, we’re here to help get you started. Many NAIT programs offer flexible delivery options, so you can attend classes part-time while working or jump in with both feet as a full-time student.

Explore future careers

Is it your dream to become a chef? Are you drawn to IT? Love working with people? Explore our business, science, technology, health and trades programs.

Options to fit your lifestyle

We have online and part-time options. Look at the delivery options on the program pages to see if they offer online and evening classes.

Student awards and funding options

Different students have different needs when it comes to funding assistance. Explore our options for student aid, loans, scholarships and bursaries.

Are you looking to upskill or specialize?

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level by honing your skills and expanding your knowledge, explore our programs, courses and pathways.

Post-diploma programs

If you have a NAIT diploma or similar education, you may be eligible for our post-diploma programs where you can specialize or prepare to move into management.

Bachelor of Business Administration - General

Credential: Degree

Get more out of your business education with a baccalaureate degree from the JR Shaw School of Business.

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Bachelor of Technology in Management

Credential: Degree

Build on your technology diploma by earning a recognized baccalaureate degree with two additional years of study.

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Building Environmental Systems

Credential: Diploma

The Building Environmental Systems Technology program focuses on the engineering theory and conceptual aspects of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration

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Data Analytics

Credential: Post-Diploma Certificate

This post-diploma certificate program provides you with the skills needed to inform real-world business decision-making and planning through data insights, visualizations and predictions.

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Trades to Degrees

Do you have your Journeyperson Certificate and some management work experience? Our Trades to Degrees pathway will allow you to progress from a trades credential to the third year of our business degree program. 

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Continuing Education

Our Continuing Education certificates, microcredentials and courses offer flexibility for working professionals. Explore our programs in business, construction, IT, design, engineering, trades, culinary, health and more.

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Pathways to NAIT

There are several different pathways you may take depending on your previous education and experience. Find the best fit below:

Upgrading and program pathways

Academic Upgrading

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.   Find out more

Open Studies

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

Assessment and credit pathways

Applying for College and University Transfer Credits

Get recognition for credit courses completed at other recognized post-secondary educational institutions.   Find out more

Credit for Work or Life Experience

Get recognition for the skills and knowledge you acquired through work experience, non-credit courses, training, and professional certification.   Find out more

High School Equivalency Tests

If you are missing or need to improve your marks in English, Math, Physics, Chemistry or Biology, you may wish to challenge one or more NAIT equivalency tests.   Find out more

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Student success stories

Conway turned his passion for running into a career

After 27 years in manufacturing, Conway took NAIT’s Personal Fitness Trainer program after hearing about it from his running club. Now he’s building a business training people virtually and in-person.

Jennifer made her baking dream a reality

Jennifer was working towards a medical degree when she realized that baking was her only passion. She switched into NAIT’s Culinary Arts program and is now an executive pastry chef and bakery owner.

Richard shifted from plumbing to human resources

Richard was a plumber-gasfitter for 15 years but couldn’t continue due to an injury. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration through NAIT’s Trades to Degrees pathway and now works in HR.

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