Graphic Communications is a full time program offered at the Northern Alberta Institute Of Technology

Contact Us

Norm PetersonAcademic Chair
Phone: 780.491.3198
Fax: 780.491.3160

Lisa Patsula - Program Assistant
Phone: 780.491.3159

Student for a Day
The NAIT Student For A Day provides an opportunity for prospective students to spend a day teamed with a NAIT student, to attend classes and laboratory sessions, to ask questions and experience NAIT first hand.

Program Promotional Video
A program overview at NAIT

Partners In Education

“Great design will not sell an inferior product,
but it will enable a great product to achieve its maximum potential."
-Thomas J. Watson Jr.

Partners in Education

Graduates start their careers in various graphic design companies, printing plants, advertising agencies, in-house design and publishing departments, electronic pre-press studios, sign and promotional companies, and newspapers. The skill sets that students learn throughout the program are transferable across Canada and the United States. Our grads have secured employment in large urban centres as well as remote rural communities. Once students gain some industry experience, there are also opportunities to engage in freelance projects. The following is a sampling of companies that are partners in education with the Graphic Communications program and graduates:

The Running Room

Alberta Restructuring and Government Efficiency

The Burke Group

Sundial Inc

William Huff Advertising

The Brick

Westkey Graphics

JuneWarren Publishing

Lloydminster Source

Company’s Coming

Castle Rock Research Corp

Budget Printing

Camrose Booster

Hok Nik Creative

Priority Printing

Factor Forms

Edmonton Real Estate Weekly

Backstreet Communications

Artsmith Communications

Page Master Publication Service

Calder Bateman Design

Saint City News

RR Donnelley

Alberta Agriculture

Edmonton Journal


Cowan Graphics

GrafCom Supporters 

Graphic Communications would also like to thank the following companies and organizations for their generous support in creating student scholarships, program donations, industry tours or student presentations:

Spicers Paper
The Burke Group
Family and Friends of Larry Bureau
Northern Alberta Printers Association
RR Donnelley
Running Room
Xerox Canada
Cowan Graphics
Priority Printing

If your company or organization would like to become an involved partner by hosting a work practicum student, scholarship creation, donation, or hiring a GrafCom grad, please contact:

Norm Peterson, Academic Chair at or Lisa Patsula, Program Assistant at

Post an employment opportunity on NAIT’s Employer Services webpage