Northern Alberta Institute of Technology: Maclean's College Profile

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology | Edmonton, Alta. | Founded 1962


Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Students

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is the largest apprenticeship trainer in Alberta, and one of the largest in the country. It also offers more than 120 programs leading to certificates, diplomas, baccalaureate degrees, and applied degrees, and all offer experiential or work-integrated learning. NAIT, with three campuses in Edmonton and one in Calgary, serves nearly 60,000 credit and non-credit students annually.

NAIT is a member of Polytechnics Canada. A polytechnic is a skills-intensive, technology-based institute with close ties to industry, an emphasis on applied research and innovation, and four-year bachelor’s degrees.

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Students entering NAIT in 2016 will have access to the Centre for Applied Technology, which is the largest capital project in the polytechnic’s history, currently under construction. This 555,000 sq.-foot facility will include advanced simulation laboratories, classrooms, and lecture space to accommodate about 5,000 students daily. The centre will provide facilities for four high-demand program areas: health, business, engineering technologies and sustainable building and environmental management.

Applied research at NAIT is designed to provide a quick response to the needs of its many industry partners. Recent projects include research on ways to extend the life of oil pipelines with the use of micro and nano coatings, which has the potential to save the oil and gas industry billions of dollars. In the health sector, NAIT partnered with the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital to research new technologies, including games and applications, for use in patient rehabilitation.

Aboriginal students at NAIT have access to a wide network of support services, including support from three Aboriginal elders who work out of the Encana Aboriginal Student Centre. This centre is a community gathering area that provides networking and study space for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.

Fall full-time enrolment Tuition (f/t degree) Tuition (f/t diploma) Tuition (f/t certificate) Students direct from high school
14,182 $1,940 - $2,085 $1,883 - $2,167 $1,883 - $2,167 22%

100 words from the president

“NAIT’s polytechnic and applied education creates opportunity. NAIT graduates have the skills and knowledge employers want and need. Year after year, more than nine out of 10 graduates are employed soon after they finish final exams. At NAIT we promise to provide you with a foundation for an outstanding career. With approximately 120 credit programs in the areas of science, technology and the environment, business, health and trades our students make an immediate impact and are fueling Alberta’s economy. Through applied research NAIT is helping industry solve real-world problems, giving Alberta companies a globally competitive edge.”

-President Glenn Feltham

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