Technology Accreditation Canada Accredits Four Engineering Technology Programs at NAIT

November 1, 2019
On October 31st, Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) celebrated the presentation of national program accreditation certificates with faculty of the following programs at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT); Construction Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Chemical Engineering Technology and Petroleum Engineering Technology.
 
National program accreditation involves a comprehensive audit, including interviews with employers of graduates, alumni, students and faculty and a tour of the program’s facilities. 
Across the programs, audit teams noted the delivery of broad curriculum, which provides graduates with employment opportunities in various sectors of their respective industries.
Commitment to student success is exceptional, with highly engaged faculty associated with each program and the extensive suite of support services available to students.
 
“TAC congratulates NAIT on achieving national program accreditation for its four engineering technology programs” remarked Richard Stamper, TAC Executive Director.  “This significant achievement demonstrates the Institute’s leadership, commitment to its students and signifies that each program aligns with the current standards of the profession, valued by industry.”
 
Additionally, accreditation provides an expedited path to professional certification through The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta and other provincial engineering technology and applied science associations across Canada.
 
“On behalf of NAIT, I would like to thank TAC for the recognition of our programs and our staff for their continued hard work and dedication, commented Stewart Cook, Dean, School of Applied Sciences and Technology. “The accreditation of these four programs affirms NAIT’s commitment to our students and to the industries we serve.”
 
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Left to right: Carrie Vos, Department Head of Energy, Resources and Operations Department; John Melo, Department Head of Infrastructure and Sustainable Design Department; Gary Stroich, Instructor, Construction Engineering Technology; Dennis Davis, Chair, Civil Engineering Technology; Bruce Reinders, Chair, Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering Technology; Peter Portlock, TAC Board Chair; Shauna Wright, TAC Accreditation Coordinator; Stewart Cook, Dean, School of Applied Sciences and Technology
 
 TAC Audit and NAIT Program Teams
 
The following TAC and NAIT team members participated in a successful accreditation process.
 
Construction Engineering Technology
 
NAIT: Alex Trovato, Chair
TAC Audit team: Lead auditor Tim Roth, C.E.T. (Alberta); Auditors Tanya Tan, A.Sc.T. (British Columbia), Neil Keown, C.E.T. (Alberta)
 
Civil Engineering Technology
 
NAIT: Dennis Davis, Chair
TAC Audit team: Lead auditor Mazin Audeh, C.E.T. (Ontario); Auditors Jey Pillai, C.E.T. (Ontario), Jason Marshall, C.E.T. (Alberta)
 
Chemical Engineering Technology
 
NAIT: Bruce Reinders, Chair
TAC Audit team: Lead auditor Kai Ma, C.E.T. (Alberta); Auditors Robert Ashton, A.Sc.T. (Saskatchewan), Cindy Wright, C.E.T. (Alberta)
 
Petroleum Engineering Technology
 
NAIT Polytechnic: Bruce Reinders, Chair
TAC Audit team: Lead auditor Christine Ross, P.Tech (Geo) (Alberta); Auditors David Sloan,  C.E.T. (Ontario), Justin Lee, C.E.T. (Alberta)