Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Founded 1962 | Edmonton, AB

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a hotbed of industry-driven research, delivering education in science, technology, the environment, business, health and skilled trades. At the heart of the main campus in Edmonton is NAIT’s largest building, the Feltham Centre—a 555,000-square-foot behemoth with classroom and lecture space, 11 student lounges, study areas, restaurants and an outdoor quad. The centre is also home to some of the country’s most advanced simulation labs, including the Centre for Advanced Medical Simulation, a state-of-the-art interactive and interdisciplinary hub that creates practical clinical situations in a safe and controlled environment.

NAIT’s 190,000-square-foot Productivity and Innovation Centre (PIC) is an industry-led setting for research and development. PIC encompasses several applied research centres, including the school’s centres for Oil Sands Sustainability, Sensors and System Integration, Grid Innovation, and Innovative Media. With nearly 40,000 students, NAIT offers more than 90 programs that lead to degrees, diplomas, certificates and micro-credentials. As a polytechnic, NAIT provides a hands-on, skills-based technological education. NAIT’s Nîsôhkamâtotân Centre provides Indigenous students with access to a network of support services, including Elders.

Popular Programs

• Business Administration

• Bachelor of Business Administration

• Digital Media and Information Technology

• Bachelor of Technology

• Civil Engineering Technology

School Size



• Degree: $6,906-$9,468

• Diploma: $4,820-$8,820

• Certificate: $2,994-$7,416

• Post-Grad: $6,323-$13,866

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Nanotechnology Systems: Students gain in-demand skills in micro- and nanomaterial fabrication, which affects everything from medical technology to next-generation camera sensors.

• Bachelor of Technology: Students with an existing technology, health or trades diploma can earn a degree in two years to gain the leadership and critical-thinking skills needed for senior roles.

• Captioning and Court Reporting: The program follows NAIT’s one-year Court Transcription certificate and is approved by the National Court Reporters Association. Graduates are able to work not only in Canada, but around the world.