School of Applied Sciences and Technology

Become Essential to Alberta

NAIT’s School of Applied Sciences and Technology offers degrees, 2-year diplomas and 1-year certificate programs to prepare learners for a wide range of in-demand careers in science and technology.

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About the School of Applied Sciences and Technology

"Our graduates build communities. They keep lights lit and forests green. You hear them on the radio and see them on TV. The proof of their work is evident in numerous infrastructure, building and engineering projects throughout the province. Across the wide array of Alberta industries—as well as those beyond our borders—you'll find our alumni working to improve our quality of life today, in a way that ensures a healthy and prosperous tomorrow.

We are innovative in the way we deliver our hands-on, technology-based education. Our state-of-the-art facilities and simulation capabilities provide students with world-class learning resources and the opportunity to work with large and complex equipment in a safe and controlled environment.

Students from the School of Applied Sciences and Technology graduate with the foundational skills and confidence necessary to have an immediate impact on the job and to kick start successful careers."

Stewart Cook
Dean, School of Applied Sciences and Technology

Stewart Cook, Dean of the School of Applied Sciences and Technology

Flexible learning

Our programs are designed to give you the tools you need to jump into your career and make an impact as quickly as possible. They are also designed to allow you to maintain and enjoy other aspects of your life. 

Many of our programs are offered part-time and offer a combination of in-person and online learning. Work-integrated learning, which gives you a taste of your career before you graduate,  is also a major component of many of our programs.

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Get credit for prior experiences

Not everyone studying at NAIT has just graduated from high school. Knowledge and skills are gained in different ways, including through life and work experiences. 

It's possible that your past experiences could grant you credit or recognition for prior learning, whether achieved through formal or informal training or experience.

Learn more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Student experience

As a leading polytechnic, NAIT prides itself on providing students with hands-on, industry-relevant training. When you enrol in one of our programs, you can expect an educational experience that extends beyond the classroom.

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Industry engagement

We work closely with industry partners to develop our industry-relevant curriculum, provide tools and equipment graduates can expect to find on the job, and offer students work and co-op experiences. 

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Faculty expertise

Instructors in the School of Applied Sciences and Technology are knowledgeable experts with proven industry experience. In addition to sharing their expertise with students, many continue to contribute scholarly activity.

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Alumni stories

Kelsey Mitchell

NAIT grad Kelsey Mitchell receives honorary degree for unwavering dedication and determination.

Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe

NAIT alum Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe receives honorary degree for spotlighting Black music and culture.


Oct. 11, 2018

Solar panels shine despite winter's blast, NAIT study finds

Five-year study by alternative energy experts shows snow has little impact on panels' effectiveness.

Oct. 11, 2018

Engineering Students to Craft Rope Suspension Bridges across Whitemud Creek

Intense annual competition organized by NAIT's Construction Engineering Technology program.

Oct. 10, 2018

Alumni profile: Jesse Tutt

The recent shift in Alberta's economy has created new opportunities for NAIT student Jesse Tutt.

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