We offer over 100 credit diplomas, degrees and certificates. These credentials approved by the Government of Alberta require you to apply and satisfy the program admission requirements. Review how to apply and learn what you need to begin one of our many program options.
SAIT’s full-time applied degree programs involve one year of study through classes and lab work followed by one year of directed studies in a workplace setting. This builds on the completion of a recognized two-year diploma. Students must have their diploma before they can be admitted to an applied degree program. They then have seven academic years to finish their applied degree, starting from the day they begin the first course in that program.
SAIT has bachelor’s degree programs in business, construction and hospitality and tourism management. Bachelor’s degrees are generally four-year programs, but students have up to 10 academic years to complete their courses.
At SAIT, there are over 40 full-time diploma programs that cover a broad range of areas, from aircraft maintenance to travel and tourism. Most diploma programs are completed in two years, though students can take up to seven academic years to complete the requirements.
SAIT has a number of certificate programs in areas like the sciences, health and trades. These programs provide the essential skills to start a career but are shorter in length than SAIT's diploma programs - usually a year or less. However, students have up to five years to complete their program.
SAIT offers three full-time post-diploma certificates. These programs build on skills developed through a diploma or degree program and combine classroom instruction with a workplace practicum. They are often completed in a year or less.
SAIT Continuing Education and Professional Studies delivers practical, high-quality non-credit credential programs. Non-credit programming is approved by SAIT and aligns with business and industry’s current and future workforce demands allowing working professionals to learn valuable skills that can help them advance their career opportunities.
Certificate of Achievement
SAIT's non-credit certificates of achievement recognize the completion of a program that includes a formal evaluation of performance and a minimum of 144 (required and elective) course hours. Certificates of achievement typically develop broader, complex skill sets. Areas of study include business and leadership, web and digital technology, and construction and engineering — to name only a few. As of July 1, 2022, a student who begins a certificate of achievement is expected to complete the requirements of that program within three calendar years from the date that the student either started or received prior learning recognition for the first course in that program, whichever is first. Students who began this program before July 1, 2022 continue to have five calendar years within which to complete the program.
Certificate of Completion
SAIT's non-credit certificates of completion recognize the completion of a program that includes a formal evaluation of performance and a minimum of 30 to a maximum of 143 course hours. These certificates are shorter in duration compared to certificates of achievement and offer a focused education program. As of July 1, 2022, a student who begins a certificate of completion is expected to complete the requirements of that program within three calendar years from the date that the student either started or received prior learning recognition for the first course in that program, whichever is first. Students who began this program before July 1, 2022 continue to have five calendar years within which to complete the program.
SAIT's micro-credentials recognize the completion of a non-credit course that includes a formal evaluation of performance and verifies the student has demonstrated specific competencies. Micro-credentials focus on the mastery of specific skills. Upon successful completion of a SAIT micro-credential (SAITMicro), students receive a digital, shareable badge.
SAIT’s non-credit professional certificates recognize completion of a program which includes the formal evaluation of student performance and which is a minimum of one year in length, with program-specific admission requirements. Non-credit Professional Certificate Programs for International Students offered through Continuing Education and Professional Studies comply with Provincial and Federal Government policies and requirements, as well as SAIT policies, enabling successful International students to qualify for a Study Permit, work part-time while studying, and qualify for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).