School of Applied Sciences and Technology

Build your career in science and technology

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 across Alberta and beyond. From manufacturing to digital media, construction to communications, analytical sciences to energy and renewable resources to IT, explore the 40+ programs in applied sciences and technology.

Our science and technology graduates are building communities, keeping the lights on, protecting forests, discovering cures, designing the latest apps and improving our quality of life.

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About the School of Applied Sciences and Technology

State-of-the-art equipment and technology

Gain experience in simulated work environments with state-of-the-art equipment, labs and technology. Students learn using award-wining drilling simulators, robotics, radio broadcast studios and more.

Take a virtual tour of some of our labs!

Applied Sciences and Technology Virtual Tour

Welcome to NAIT's School of Applied Sciences and Technology Virtual Tour of some of our state-of-the-art labs and equipment.

Real-world experience beyond the classroom

Learning at NAIT extends beyond the four walls of a classroom. Whether you're taking soil samples, surveying land or touring construction sites, you'll spend time in the field getting hands-on experience as part of your program. You'll also have the opportunity to solve real-world challenges through capstone projects, competitions and clubs.

Students slide to success at national “concrete toboggan” competition

Civil Engineering Technology group scores at Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race

NAIT students help bring solar power to school in remote Peruvian village

Alternative Energy Technology partnership with Light up the World changes lives in North and South America

NAIT student club’s fundraiser generates plenty of buzz

Biological Sciences Technology students promote conservation through bee hotels

Connection to future employers

What better way to learn on the job! We offer paid and unpaid co-op and field placements as part of certain program curriculum. Over 30 programs have work experience options. Check program pages for details.

Our programs are developed with industry to make sure you gain the in-demand skills and knowledge that employers are looking for. You'll also be learning from experienced instructors who come directly from industry.

Tech students working

Applied Sciences and Technology career spotlights

Alumni Profile: Linda Hoang

Linda Hoang is one of Edmonton's leading social media strategists, influencers and bloggers.

Alumni Profile: Harold Larson

Harold Larson has been on the front lines of some of Canada's biggest and hottest wildfires over the course of a 20-year career.

Bill and Tyler Knopp: like son like father

Network Engineering Technology students Bill and Taylor Knopp lived, studied and graduated together while enrolled in NAIT's Network Engineering Technology Program.

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