SAIT Established: 1916

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2M 0L4, Canada

SAIT is one of Canada’s most exciting destinations for post-secondary education, offering more than 100 career programs and over 1,400 part-time courses (including online and distance) that position people for success in technology, trades and business.

  • 10,000-14,999
    Total Students
  • Yes
    Financial Aid
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Overview

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, or SAIT Polytechnic, is Calgary’s oldest post-secondary institution, and Canada’s first publicly funded polytechnic. In 2012, SAIT completed the largest expansion in its history, the $400-million Trades and Technology Complex, which provides skill-based training space in energy, construction and manufacturing. Around 60 per cent of the work on this complex was done by SAIT alumnus.

A leader in innovation, SAIT also collaborates with industry on applied research and delivers corporate training worldwide. SAIT has been recognized as one of Alberta’s Top Employers and one of the top five research colleges in Canada.

SAIT is a member of Polytechnics Canada. A polytechnic is a skills-intensive, technology-based institute. It typically has close industry ties, emphasizes applied research and innovation, and offers four-year bachelor’s degrees. For example, in partnership with the University of Calgary and Innovate Calgary, SAIT will house the Kinetica Innovation Centre, which will provide collaborative lab space to develop technological solutions for the energy sector.

Specialties: Education, Corporate Training, Applied Research, Innovation Services, and Applied Education

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Programs / Degrees at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Bachelor's

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management

Applied Degree

  • Bachelor of Applied Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Applied Business Administration - Accounting
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology Geographic Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology Geographic Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology Petroleum Engineering

Certificate

  • Accounting Oil and Gas Production
  • Aircraft Structures Technician
  • Business Intelligence - Data Analysis and Reporting
  • Butchery and Charcuterie Management
  • Community Economic Development Certificate
  • Database Administrator
  • Dental Assisting
  • Diesel Equipment Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Information and Records Management Certificate
  • Land Analyst Certificate
  • Machinist Technician
  • Medical Device Reprocessing Technician
  • Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Certificate
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant and Unit Clerk
  • Network Technician
  • Non-Destructive Testing Foundations
  • Nutrition For Healthy Lifestyles
  • Object Oriented Software Development
  • Office Professional
  • Office Professional Certificate
  • Petroleum Land Administration
  • Petroleum Land Administration Certificate
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Power and Process Operations
  • Pre-Employment Automotive Service Technician
  • Pre-Employment Cabinetmaker
  • Pre-Employment Carpenter
  • Pre-Employment Electrician
  • Pre-Employment Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
  • Pre-Employment Ironworker
  • Pre-Employment Mobile Crane
  • Pre-Employment Plumbing
  • Pre-Employment Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Pre-Employment Sheet Metal
  • Pre-Employment Steamfitter-Pipefitter
  • Pre-Employment Welding
  • Process Piping Drafting
  • Process Piping Drafting Certificate
  • Process Systems Certificate of Achievement
  • Railway Conductor
  • Web Developer
  • Welding Technician
  • .NET Development Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • 3D Modeling and Design Fundamentals Certificate of Completion - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Accelerated Accounting Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Administrative Professional Certificate of Completion - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Android Application Development Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Applied Management Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Applied Project Management Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Auto Body Preparation Cerificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • AutoCAD Certificate of Completion - Certificate (non-credit)
  • AutoCAD Training Series - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Business Intelligence Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Cabinet Making Certificate of Participation - Certificate (non-credit)
  • CADD Operator Level I Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • CADD Operator Level II Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • CCNA Routing and Switching Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • CNC Operator Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • CNC Operator Certificate of Achievement - Summer Fast Track - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Construction Estimating Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Construction Management Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Construction Planning Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Digital Audio Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Digital Audio Certificate of Achievement - Summer Fast-Track - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Digital Marketing and Social Media Certificate of Completion - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Distributed Control Systems Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Electrical Design Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Electrical System Principles Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Emergency Medical Responder Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Employment Law Certificate of Completion - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Fifth Class Power Engineering Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Financial Accounting for Production Accountants Certificate of Completion - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Financial Services Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • First Class Power Engineering Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Food and Beverage Leadership Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Fourth Class Power Engineering Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Framing Principles Certificate of Completion - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Gas Process Operations Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • General Business Administration Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Geomatics Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • GIS Data Management Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Graphic Design Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Grocery Retail Management Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Health Fundamentals Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Home Renovation Certificate of Completion - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Hydrocarbon Measurement Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Industrial Instrumentation Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • IT Business Analyst Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • IT Security Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • IT Technician Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Java Development Certificate of Achievement - Certificate (non-credit)
  • Lean Management Certificate of Completion - Certificate (non-credit)

Diploma

  • Administrative Information Management
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technology
  • Architectural Technologies
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Avionics Technology
  • Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Broadcast Systems Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration - Automotive Management
  • Business Administration Diploma (Part-time)
  • Chemical Engineering Technology
  • Chemical Laboratory Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Emergency Medical Technology - Paramedic
  • Energy Asset Management
  • Energy Asset Management (Online)
  • Engineering Design and Drafting Technology
  • Environmental Technology
  • Film and Video Production
  • Geomatics Engineering Technology
  • Graphic Communications and Print Technology
  • Health Information Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Information Systems Security
  • Information Technology
  • Instrumentation Engineering Technology
  • Journalism
  • Legal Assistant
  • Library Information Technology
  • Library Information Technology Diploma
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Medical Radiologic Technology
  • New Media Production and Design
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Petroleum Engineering Technology
  • Power Engineering Technology
  • Professional Cooking
  • Radio, Television and Broadcast News
  • Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Welding Engineering Technology
  • Culinary Entrepreneurship - Post-Diploma Certificate
  • Mobile Application Developer - Post-Diploma Certificate
  • Technology Infrastructure Analyst - Post-Diploma Certificate

Academic Life

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Student Life

  • 1,001-5,000
    Employees
  • Urban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
    Entity
  • Religious affiliation
    None

Scholarships

SAIT offers more than $4 million in awards to students each year. Awards are available to qualifying students in recognition of academic success, financial need and community involvement.

The Government of Canada sponsors an Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool that lists more than 770 scholarships, bursaries, and other incentives offered by governments, universities, and industry to support Aboriginal post-secondary participation.

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