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Certificate in Water and Waste Water Technician Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Canada

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CAD 28860

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 150

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12 months


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Program Overview

Freshwater is the planet's most important resource. It's necessary to sustain life, cultivate food and generate power. Although 70% of the Earth's surface is covered by water, less than 1% of it is freshwater. This natural scarcity, coupled with an increasingly environmentally-conscious society, has created a strong demand for highly skilled, well-trained professionals in the field of water management.
The NAIT Water and Wastewater Technician program – the only such program in Alberta – is designed to provide you with the important skills necessary for a rewarding career in this growing industry.

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills
In this program, you'll be instructed in the fields of water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment. You'll experience a combination of traditional classroom delivery, self-study and tutor-supported activities.
Hands-on training in labs will help you develop the skills to maintain and operate mechanical equipment, treat water and enter the workforce prepared and ready to go.

By the time you graduate, you'll have a better understanding of:

  • Basic chemistry, math and electricity
  • Water and wastewater treatment processes
  • The operation and maintenance of water distribution and wastewater collection systems
  • Hydraulics
  • Blueprint reading
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 112 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Jan 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0  Minimum Listening - 6.0  Minimum Reading - 6.0  Minimum Writing - 6.0  Minimum Speaking - 6.0  
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 58
    • Minimum Overall Score - 115.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Grade 12 Language Arts (English 30-2)
    • Grade 11 Mathematics (Math 20-2)*
    • One of:
      • Grade 11 Biology (Biology 20), or
      • Grade 11 Chemistry (Chemistry 20), or
      • Grade 11 Physics (Physics 20), or
      • Grade 12 Science (Science 30)

6 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
58 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
115 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
63% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

CAD 150

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11000 Per year

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