Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Established

1962

Main Campus

11762 – 106  NW Street
Edmonton, AB  T5G 2R1


Since our first class of students enrolled in 1962, NAIT has remained true to its foundation as a polytechnic. NAIT’s hands-on, technology-based education and applied research are essential to the productivity and prosperity of Alberta. Over the years we have evolved to have four educational pillars: science, technology and the environment; trades; business and health. Our vision is to be the most relevant and responsive post-secondary institution in Canada and one of the world’s leading polytechnics. This vision is premised on our continued commitment to these four educational areas.

NAIT has fundamental promises to Alberta, students, industry and staff. Our values are respect, collaboration, celebration, support and accountability.

NAIT delivers approximately 140 credit programs leading to degrees, applied degrees, diplomas and certificates. With flexible pathway options, NAIT defines student success beyond academic success through our focus on hands-on learning. Students learn by doing and apply rigorous theory to generalize their knowledge through pragmatic programs.

Graduates leave NAIT prepared for meaningful careers and more than 90 per cent find employment within months of graduation. Our applied research addresses real world problems as defined by industry and business, ensuring NAIT continues to respond to the current and emerging requirements of Alberta’s highly skilled workforce.

What goes on in our classrooms, in our labs, in our shops and in the field has direct links to industry competitiveness and productivity, community development and workforce effectiveness in Alberta and across Canada. Our programs are guided by advice from more than 1,000 members across 100 Program Advisory Committees. With more than 30 apprenticeship trades, NAIT is the largest apprenticeship trainer in Canada.

NAIT’s two defining characteristics are relevance and responsiveness.  These are embodied in the programs and courses offered through the JR Shaw School of Business, the School of Health Sciences, the School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, the School of Information Communication and Engineering Technologies, the School of Sustainable Building and Environmental Management and the School of Trades, together with more than 1,200 continuing education courses through the Department of Corporate, International and Continuing Education.

Campus locations:

  • Main Campus (Edmonton)
  • Patricia Campus (Edmonton)
  • Souch Campus (Edmonton)
  • St. Albert (Edmonton)
  • NAIT Distribution Centre (Edmonton)
  • NAIT Calgary (Calgary)
  • NAIT Lower Mainland (Burnaby)

Institutional Data from 2011- 2012 Academic Year

Students:

Full-time students 20,701
Part-time students 5,869
Total For- Credit Enrolment (Headcount) 26,570

 

Apprenticeship students 10,831
Full time International Students (including ESL) 1,143

* Non- additive

Annual intake of new students:

2011-2012 4,352
2010-2011 4,742
2009-2010 4,790
2008-2009 4,371
2007-2008 4,384

Academics:

Standalone Bachelor’s Degrees 4
Diplomas 60
Certificates 29
Apprenticeship Programs 33

Graduation Data:

Total Graduates, academic year 2011- 2012 4,104
Graduate employment rate (%) 93%

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Applied Research and Innovation Services

NAIT is defined by its industry driven research that focuses on making Alberta more globally competitive. We provide real solutions to real world problems that strengthen the economy and contribute to Canada’s reputation for applied research. Working with instructors and industry and business partners, students gain the skills necessary to have an immediate impact, bringing their entrepreneurial spirit to the workplace.

Applied research at NAIT facilitates innovation, encompasses business incubation and startups and advances commercialization of new technologies and products. From alternative energy solutions to oil sands environmental sustainability, from green chemistry to green accounting, from boreal forest restoration to nanotechnology, from artisanal cheese fundamentals to unmanned ground vehicle robotics, - and much more - NAIT’s extensive applied research undertakings are responsive and relevant.

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Newcomer Integration

Five levels of English as a Second Language instruction are available with flexible options for full-time, part-time and day or evening classes. Three full semester courses in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening are taught by different instructors providing students with multiple learning experiences. NAIT’s Academic Upgrading program provides day, evening and distance courses over three semesters.

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Corporate and International Training

NAIT has taken our successful instruction model to every Canadian province and territory to assist corporations with workforce development, manufacturing solutions and project management.

Outreach services to remote areas and First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities are delivered via two NAIT in Motion mobile education units with fully functional shops and labs for specific trade disciplines and the NAIT Mobile Water and Wastewater Technician Program.

During the past five decades, we have delivered our expertise to more than 60 countries, helping businesses, government agencies and educational institutions address country-specific needs for a skilled workforce, elevate instructor qualifications and develop curricula to meet industry standards through customized training projects.

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NAIT is renowned for expertise in:

  • Science, technology and the environment
  • Trades
  • Business
  • Health

 NAIT offers Bachelor's Degrees in:

  • Bachelor of Applied Business Administration (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Applied Business Administration (Finance)
  • Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Technology (Technology Management)

Top 5 countries of origin of International Students:

  1. China
  2. India
  3. Korea
  4. Vietnam
  5. Saudi Arabia

 
Contact Information

President and CEO
Dr. Glenn Feltham
780.471.7704
president@nait.ca

Provost and Vice President Academic
Dr. Neil Fassina
780.378.5007
nfassina@nait.ca

Vice President Administration and CFO
Ray Block
780.471.7889
rblock@nait.ca

Vice President External and Chief Development Officer
George Andrews
780.471.8608
gandrews@nait.ca

Lara McClelland
Chief Strategy Officer
780.471.8783
laram@nait.ca

Director Institutional Research
Tony Olmsted
780.378.5071
tolmsted@nait.ca

Director Marketing and Communications
Susan Cline
780.471.7711
scline@nait.ca

 

 

What People are Saying

“Polytechnics Canada’s Ottawa-based leadership is effectively focusing on areas of federal responsibilities. Science and Technology Minister Gary Goodyear’s excellent programs have been largely driven by Polytechnics Canada lobbying. As a national organization, Polytechnics Canada can achieve federal policies that provincial associations cannot.”

John Breakey, CEO, Unis Lumin, Oakville, ON