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NAIT is a polytechnical institute with a solid reputation for providing graduates with skills that will enable them to succeed in the workplace. Programs prepare students to enter the workforce by utilizing industry-standard practices and equipment, and incorporating work experience into the curriculum. Full-time students include one-year certificate programs, two-year diplomas and four-year degree programs. NAIT's recent Graduate Placement survey indicates that 95.5% of grads were working within months of graduation; almost half had jobs waiting for them even before they graduated.


  • JR Shaw School of Business is one of the largest business schools in Western Canada
  • The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree provides both in-depth business knowledge and the practical skills to put that knowledge to use on the job
  • NAIT's new Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management degree is the only one of its kind in Alberta
  • 23 of NAIT's engineering technology and applied science diploma programs have earned national accreditation, more that any other post-secondary in Canada
  • All NAIT classes are taught by instructors with industry experience delivering personalized training

  • Institute Accreditation

    National Accreditation

    Colleges in Canada Canadian Education and Training Accreditation Committee

    Provincial Accreditation

    Colleges in Canada Alberta Advanced Education and Technology

    Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates Offered

    Colleges in Canada Bachelor's Degrees 3 - 4 yrs
    Colleges in Canada Certificates < 1 yr
    Colleges in Canada Diplomas 1 - 3 yrs

    Program Majors

    Prgram Majors Applied Business Technology
    Prgram Majors Applied Health Care & Technology
    Prgram Majors Business Administration
    Prgram Majors Computer Science
    Prgram Majors Culinary, Travel & Hospitality
    Prgram Majors Design & Applied Arts
    Prgram Majors Engineering Technology & Applied Technology
    Prgram Majors Natural Sciences
    Prgram Majors Trades & Apprenticeships

    Academic Options for Students

    Colleges in Canada Co-op Education/Work Experience Programs
    Colleges in Canada Online Programs
    Colleges in Canada Part-Time Programs

    Admissions & Tuition

    # Students Admitted to 1st Year:  3,925
     Open Admissions: Yes
     Application Deadline
    Notification of Acceptance
    Advanced Acceptance to Fall Semester: 
    Fall Semester: 
    Winter Semester: 
    Spring Semester: 
    Summer Semester: 
    Annual Tuition (C$): 3,834
    Student Health Care Coverage: Available Through Institution
    Institute Scholarships & Bursaries Available: Yes
    Estimated Total Cost of Tuition for Degree/Diploma (C$): 11,502 - 15,336

    Scholarships/Awards and Financial Assistance

    Colleges in Canada Canadian Student Bursary Programs
    Colleges in Canada Canadian Student Emergency Loan Programs
    Colleges in Canada Canadian Student Loan Programs
    Colleges in Canada Canadian Student Scholarship Programs

    Institute Support for Students

    Colleges in Canada Academic Counselling
    Colleges in Canada Career and Employment Counselling
    Colleges in Canada Disabilities Resources
    Colleges in Canada Health Services
    Colleges in Canada Incoming Student Orientation and Advising
    Colleges in Canada Native Student Services
    Colleges in Canada Peer Counselling and Buddy Programs

    Buildings & Facilities

    • NAIT'S HP Centre for Information and Communications Technology is Western Canada's premier destination for advanced IT training
    • The Hokanson Centre for Culinary Arts is a high-tech training ground for tomorrow's chefs
    • NAIT's Shell Manufacturing Centre gives students access to technologically advanced resources for their studies, capstone projects and applied research projects
    • The Centre for Chemical Studies includes labs and equipment for advanced chromatography, spectroscopy, oil and coal analysis, biochemistry, and more
    • Boosting eleven instrumentation labs with $6.5 million in new equipment, the NAIT Spartan Centre for Instrumentation Technology provides a leading-edge learning environment

    11762 - 106 Street
    Edmonton, Alberta T5G 2R1
    Phone:  1-877-333-6248
    Fax: Not Available

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    Canadian Schools Year Institute Founded: 1960
    Canadian Schools # of Full-Time Faculty: 1,396
    Canadian Schools Opportunities for Part-Time Study: Yes
    Canadian Schools Opportunities for Online Study: Yes
    Canadian Schools # of Campuses: 3
    Canadian Schools Campus Setting (Main Campus): Urban
    Canadian Schools Nearest City (Main Campus): Edmonton
    Canadian Schools City Population: 1,000,000
    Canadian Schools Cost of Living: Medium
    Canadian Schools Climate Range: -30°C to 30°C

    Student Profile
    Canadian Schools Total Undergraduate Program Enrolment (all years): 23,130

    On-Campus Housing
    Canadian Schools On-campus Housing Available: No