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Please note due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these delivery options may shift from term to term. Please consult your program for details on delivery options.
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Open Studies allows you to explore credit courses without applying to a program.
It is an opportunity to get a feel for school and what program you want to be in.
Program availability may be limited for international applicants. Contact your student advisor for more information.
You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).
In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:
If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.
Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.
Program delivery methods for Fall 2021 and later have not been confirmed. Delivery shown is based on current delivery methods amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Have you already earned an IT-related diploma? You’ve coded, overcome challenges and provided solutions, you know how to make IT work, and are now ready to learn why IT works. You want to code the solution to business goals. The BAIST program will provide the skills and knowledge to take you to the next level. BAIST –Designing IT!
Prepare for career opportunities as a network manager, network engineer or network administrator.
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This major concentrates on the advanced techniques, current methodologies and tools involved in the analysis, design and implementation of large, scalable computer information systems. Graduates of this major will fill career opportunities as senior systems analysts and designers, and project leaders.
In this major you will learn:
On average, you can expect to spend:
Students must complete one academic year (two 4-month semesters) of mandatory work experience in their related major. Students must have successfully completed 8 academic courses prior to registering for their first work experience term.
Contact the BAIST internship co-ordinator to have the planned work experience evaluated: BAISTinternship@nait.ca.
A representative of the BAIST program will visit your work site and supervisor at some point in the middle of each work term.
To complete each 4-month term of work experience, a student must complete each of the following:
Information Systems major graduates will typically be employed in roles such as:
Retail, manufacturing, energy and high-tech companies, and civic, provincial and federal governments
For more information on roles, duties, career paths, salaries and more, visit:
The Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology (BAIST) program is a 4-year degree based on a 2+2 model.
In order to have the best opportunity for success, the BAIST - Information Systems program recommends that students have the following skillsets prior to applying and selecting their major:
You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses), Credential Recognition (for completed certificates, diplomas or degrees) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).
Transfer Credit & Credential Recognition: In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Recognition of Prior Learning website and on the Request for Transfer Credit or Credential Recognition form (pdf), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:
Prepare for career opportunities as a senior systems analyst, designer or project leader.
Please note: Post-secondary articulation agreements within Alberta are approved by the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT). To view the details of specific agreements, please visit transferalberta.ca or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Completion of this diploma qualifies as the first 2 years of NAIT's unique 4-year Bachelor of Technology degree.
Learn how to register through Alberta Post-Secondary Application System (APAS) or begin the application process.
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