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The Business Fundamentals Certificate was created so that participants can gain practical, fundamental skills in a variety of business areas. Courses incorporate discussions, individual exercises, lectures, case studies, videos and group work to give participants the best opportunities for learning not only what to do but how to do it well. We want your employees to walk away with strategies they can use in the workplace right away.

Through the NAIT and Acheson Business Association partnerships, participants will have the opportunity to earn up to 76 course hours towards a Business Fundamentals Certificate (150 course hours in total is required. Visit nait.ca/BusinessFundamentals for information regarding elective courses.) 

Customize your experience by choosing courses that suit the organizational learning needs within your company and make choices that support your personal and professional growth plans. 

The transition from excellent performer to competent supervisor demands a new set of skills. The Supervisory Development Specialization is a core group of courses for front-line supervisors, managers and team leaders who need practical skills for dealing with day-to-day management challenges. The program is for both entry-level supervisors as well as more experienced managers seeking to update themselves on current management principles and techniques.

Are you looking to develop your supervisory skills in an interactive learning environment that suits your schedule? The Supervisory Development Specialization course introduces participants to personal development planning specific to supervisory roles. Participants will explore and develop their leadership potential, discover management skills, human resources practices and communication techniques essential to job growth and success.


  • BFND555 - Supervisory Savvy (October 17 & 18, 2018 - Spruce Grove NAIT Campus) Cost: $395.00 plus GST Register Today
  • BFND615 - Supervisory Self-Assessment (December 12 & 13, 2018 - Spruce Grove NAIT Campus) Cost: $395.00 plus GST Register Today
  • BFND585 - Performance Management (January 23 & 24, 2019 - Spruce Grove NAIT Campus) Cost: $395.00 plus GST Register Today
  • BFND505 - Making Connections Through Communications (February 27 & 28, 2019 - Location TBA) Cost: $395.00 plus GST Register Today
  • BFND580 - Workplace Legislation (April 3 & 4, 2019 - Location TBA) Cost: $395.00 plus GST Register Today
  • Enroll in all 5 courses (BFND555, BFND615, BFND585, BFND505, and BFND580) Cost: $1725.00 plus GST 

Individuals possessing a valid Alberta Journeyman Certificate, an Alberta Occupational Certificate, or a document indicating that the individual holds a certificate that is recognized as equivalent to an Alberta trade or occupational certificate are eligible to receive a Blue Seal. 

For more information visit nait.ca/blueseal


Attending NAIT courses and successfully completing a Business Fundamentals Certificate (I5O course hours) will qualify you for your Blue Seal.

Once you have completed your NAIT courses you can submit a completed Blue Seal application, proof of completion (such as official transcripts), and the nonrefundable $50 fee to any Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) office. Applications are available from tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca/blueseal

Information courtesy of the Government of Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Blue Seal website.

If you would like to discuss your interest in these courses for your company, please contact Ray at ABAfacilitator@gmail.com