COVID-19 Update for Sept. 22: What to expect for winter term classes

Posted: Sep 22, 2021 7:47 AM   |  Updated: Sep 24, 2021 9:23 AM

For the winter term, we will continue to work within provincial health guidelines to deliver a blend of virtual and on-campus learning and student services.   

As we continue to navigate the pandemic, the health and safety of the NAIT community remain our top priorities. We are working hard to safely provide the high-quality education students came to NAIT for, while minimizing disruptions to learning. 

Winter class delivery decisions 

Students in diploma, degree and certificate programs can find out how their program will be delivered this winter by visiting our Program Delivery webpage.  

Apprenticeship intakes starting in the new year will continue with a blend of online learning and in-person shops, except for Parts Technician, which will continue completely online. 

Programs made the decisions for how to best deliver winter courses to ensure learning outcomes are met and students are prepared for successful careers in their fields, while continuing to meet important health and safety guidelines. 

If students have questions about the delivery of their winter classes, they are encouraged to speak directly with their program. 

The Office of the Registrar will communicate to students with information about how to enroll for winter classes by the last week of October. We aim to have schedules available to students for viewing through the MyNAIT student portal at that time. 

Vaccine requirements 

NAIT recently announced the requirement to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination to come to campus. 

Please ensure you are familiar with the key dates and requirements outlined in our recent update. More information will be shared on nait.ca/vaccine as details are finalized.  

If you have in-person learning  for the first time in January, you must be fully vaccinated before coming to campus. 

We understand students who do not intend to be fully vaccinated or who do not want to provide proof of vaccination may consider withdrawing from their classes or, where possible, switching to online sections. 

We have extended the withdrawal deadline to September 24 for degree, diploma and certificate programs and for apprenticeship programs and continuing education courses in progress. 

Students who choose to withdraw or switch to online sections, where possible, can find more information about the processes in our student FAQs.

Supporting student success  

Thank you for your patience and resilience as we continue to respond to the pandemic. I understand that the recent shifts to learning and service delivery have been challenging for our community.  

Our instructors, service teams and NAIT’s leaders are committed to helping students succeed this academic year. I highly encourage students to access the many resources and services at NAIT:  

We’ll continue to communicate regularly as we have more information to share. For the latest updates on NAIT’s response to the pandemic, please visit nait.ca/covid19.  

Stay safe, 

Dr. Steve Hudson 
Interim Vice-President Academic  

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