Continuing Education

Continuing Education Courses

Certificates and courses designed for you

NAIT offers essential education geared for your life-long learning and professional development.  Whether you prefer to study in a self-directed format or in a virtual classroom, in a one-day course or a longer certificate program, we offer flexible ways to learn at a pace that works for you.

Explore over 650 courses in business, trades, science & technology, IT, health & science, ESL and academic upgrading.

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Your next step is here

Looking to sharpen your skills or learn something new? Have you been thinking of a change in career? Do you need to upgrade your credentials or improve your English language proficiency? Our Continuing Education programs and courses allow you to take your goals to the next step.

We offer small classes, flexible learning options and experienced instructors using state-of-the-art online instruction . Our programs are well recognized and focus on the specific knowledge and skills you need to further your personal interests or advance your career.

Our instructors are masters of their craft. When you enrol into one of our programs or courses, you can be confident that you’re receiving industry-tested and practical knowledge from individuals with proven success and a leading polytechnic institution.

Already completed a credential at NAIT?

Students who have completed their study through Continuing Education at NAIT may request a copy of their certification.

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International students

If you are an international student, please review the Continuing Education tuition information as additional fees and conditions may apply. Please also note that eligibility for non-credit courses may be effected by the terms of your study permit/visa.

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What do you want to learn?

Each of our Continuing Education programs and courses are designed to appeal to the unique needs and interests of our students.

Professional Development

Our professional development programs span the trades, science and tech, business, culinary, health and IT sectors. Enhance the knowledge you’ve gained through previous education and experience.

Academic Upgrading

Need to upgrade or review courses to get into a diploma or certificate program? Our Academic Upgrading program is tailored to your unique goals and existing level of knowledge.

Career Programs

Prepare for entry into your career by taking one of our introductory courses, which span the fields of science and technology, trades, business, hospitality, culinary and health.

Personal Enrichment Courses

Find a new hobby and improve your tangible skills! We have courses ranging from blacksmithing and welding to home renos and baking. Have some fun and meet new people in a relaxed learning environment.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

English is Alberta's primary language and a critical skill to master in order to study and find work.

Take your ESL studies to the next level! Enhance your writing and grammar, build confidence in speaking and pronunciation, and develop your academic reading and vocabulary skills.

You will learn these skills in a practical, hands-on environment, including Canadian classroom culture.

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Welcome Centre Support Hours

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Please note: We are closed on all statutory holidays and during winter break.

Welcome Centre Location

L159 L - Continuing Education and Industry Training Centre

Our walk-in welcome centre is currently closed to the public, please contact us via phone or email.

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Custom and Group Training

By drawing from NAIT’s more than 120 programs, 34 registered apprenticeship programs and over 838 continuing education and professional development courses, we are able to customize and deliver training in tune with your need to stay competitive and productive.

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Assessments and ESL Proficiency Testing

Need to assess your English language proficiency for entrance into a NAIT program? Have an assessment that requires invigilation services? The NAIT Assessment Centre offers a variety of assessment services to NAIT students and instructors, as well as non-NAIT students and external organizations.

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Continue Your Education

Begin your career, advance an existing one or make a switch!
Discover the wide range of programs and courses NAIT offers designed to help you carve your future.

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