Structured Part-Time Pathways

A diploma program that fits your schedule 

Our Structured Part-Time Pathways model allows busy professionals to work during the day while they pursue a diploma education in the evening. It can also give parents added flexibility to provide care for their children.

Balancing life and learning

With a set schedule of 2-3 courses a term, our students study with the confidence of knowing they’ll acquire the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in the workforce, and graduate as quickly as possible. While intensive, this schedule is designed to allow students to fully absorb the information and balance coursework with everyday life.

All of our courses are taught by experts with industry experience in the real world who take pride in the quality education NAIT provides, and the success of their students.

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Financial aid


Depending on the course load for a given term, you could be eligible for student aid. Find out more by contacting the NAIT Student Service Centre.

Student Service Centre
Main Floor, Centre for Applied Technology (CAT)
Main Campus

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Scholarships and bursaries

Most scholarships, bursaries and awards offered by NAIT have course load requirements that will make SPTP programs ineligible. Students taking at least 9 credits in a given term are eligible to apply for bursaries, while an 80% course load is required to apply for scholarships.

Find out how many credits are required for an 80% course load for your program (pdf).

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Tuition and fees

The costs for NAIT courses are made up of two types of fees: tuition and mandatory fees. To secure your place in your chosen course(s), you must pay your fees by the payment deadline. 

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Student Support

Math Tutoring

Math and Science tutors are available through NAIT Learning and Teaching Commons 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 – 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Any registered NAIT student can access this service for free on a drop-in basis.

Additional tutorial services to help students with their writing and other subject areas are also available.

NAIT Tutorial Services

Student Advising

Academic and Career Advising is a service we provide to ensure our students are prepared for success in meaningful careers. Before you enrol in any NAIT program, it is recommended you speak with an advisor to ensure the program of your choice aligns with your personal educational and career goals.

Advising and Career Services

International students

Due to the part-time nature of SPTP programs, study-permit holders are barred from working while studying and are ineligible to apply for post-graduation work permits upon completion.

If you are an international student (not a citizen or a permanent resident of Canada), there are many other options for you to study at NAIT while maintaining eligibility to work and for a post-graduation work permit.

International admissions

Structured Part-Time Pathway programs

Architectural Technology – Structured Part-Time Pathway

NAIT's Architectural Technology program can be taken part-time in the evenings. Work towards a diploma credential while working or parenting during the day!

Medical Laboratory Assisting – Structured Part-Time Pathway

NAIT's Medical Laboratory Assisting program can be taken part-time in the evenings. Learn what it takes to collect, process and analyze specimens in the lab.

Construction Engineering Technology

Gain practical knowledge and industry-relevant skills that can help you advance your career in construction.

NOTE: Be sure to select the "Structured Part-Time Pathways" option when you apply with Apply Alberta.

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