Skills development is always a winning proposition...always.
1301-16 Ave. NW Calgary, Alberta T2M 0L4
SAIT Polytechnic helps students further their passion with programs offered through eight academic schools: Business, Construction, Energy, Health and Public Safety, Hospitality and Tourism, Information and Communications Technologies, Manufacturing and Automation, and Transportation. English Language Foundations and Academic Upgrading are also offered, as well as distance and Continuing Education courses and Corporate Training.
SAIT works closely with industry to ensure graduate success and program relevance — 94 per cent of 2012 SAIT graduates are currently employed.
In fall 2012, SAIT opened the doors to the 740,000 sq. ft. Trades and Technology Complex consisting of three new buildings — the Aldred Centre, Cenovus Energy Centre and Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre. The $400-million expansion project is the largest in SAIT’s history, adding capacity for an additional 8,100 students per year.
Also in the fall of 2012, SAIT opened the Downtown Culinary Campus. The campus offers additional learning space for Baking and Pastry Arts and Professional Cooking students as well as Continuing Education classes and corporate team building events.
SAIT offers transfer options for its baccalaureate and applied degree, diploma and some certificate programs. More than 750 transfer options are available toward degrees and other credentials at 66 other post-secondary institutions provincially, nationally and internationally or toward other SAIT programs.
|Total For- Credit Enrolment (Headcount)||25,844|
|International Students (including ESL)||1,575|
|Standalone Bachelor’s Degrees||6|
|Total Graduates, academic year 2011- 2012||4,174|
|Graduate employment rate||95%|
SAIT Polytechnic’s research priority is to further student knowledge and experience through innovative, industry-driven projects that solve practical problems. By focusing on prototyping, simulation and validation, students build their expertise and generate solutions to meet the needs of industry, government and the community.
SAIT’s Applied Research and Innovation Services is recognized for its activities in green building, sports and wellness engineering, waste-to-biofuel initiatives, water treatment and remediation, electronics, information and communications applications, and technologies for the health, culinary and oil and gas industries. Applied Research and Innovation projects include biodiesel processing, skeleton and bobsleigh prototyping and development, mobile water desalination and industry-related produced water technologies, Net-Zero home development, radio frequency identification applications, solar-powered energy systems, rain-water capture and use, quantum key development and more.
Over the past six years, more than 724 SAIT students have been awarded over $455,000 to carry out innovative, industry based coursework projects through the Innovative Student Project Fund — a fund supported by SAIT, the Alberta Association of Colleges and Technical Institutes, NSERC, SAIT’s ’88 Olympics Legacy Fund and Alberta Innovates Technology Futures.
SAIT’s long-term commitment to applied research is being carried into the future at the new Enerplus Centre for Innovation. Launched with a $5-million investment by Enerplus, the Centre includes both specialized and adaptable lap spaces. Companies will find industrial-scale facilities to cost-effectively develop new technologies and validate product performance, as well as convenient access to the SAIT Applied Research team-focused experts dedicated to developing, fabricating and testing innovation solutions. The 20,000-square-foot research facility is housed inside Aldred Centre, one of three buildings that make up the new $400-million Trades and Technology Complex.
The English Language Foundations (ELF) program provides language upgrading for learners whose first language is not English. A skills-based curriculum encourages development in all language areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Computer technology is incorporated into the program. The program has six start dates per year (8-week terms). Full and part-time studies are offered. Most ELF students are preparing for admission into SAIT career programs.
Two on-campus residences provide housing for local and international students. The International Centre offers full student services and support including social, cultural and recreational activities that provide the opportunity for students to integrate with peers from more than 143 countries. Collaboration agreements have been established with English language schools across Canada to attract international students. Diversity and growth are key priorities as SAIT continues to increase its number of full-time international students which currently sits at approximately 979.
SAIT is a partner in the Global Education Network (GEN) along with Box Hill Institute (Melbourne, Australia), Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.A.), and the Institute of Technical Education (Singapore). This initiative offers students in participating academic programs the opportunity to study abroad at a partner institution for a short-term study tour or a full semester exchange.
SAIT also offers expertise in training for workforce nationalization to the oil and gas industry worldwide. For more than three decades, SAIT has worked with multinational companies to support their workforce nationalization goals by designing and delivering workforce development solutions to nationalize their local workers. SAIT’s unique Training Solution for Workforce Nationalization includes recruitment, assessment and learner support services; preparatory training (foundational science, English as a second language and occupational English); hands-on technical training (operations and maintenance, health, safety and environment); as well as management and cultural awareness training.
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President and CEO
Dr. David Ross
CFO and Senior Vice President
Vice President, Academic
Vice President, Corporate Development and Applied Research
Dr. Alex Zahavich
Associate Vice President, Communications and Marketing
Registrar/Director, Student Services
Director, Alumni and Development
Manager, International Centre
Director, Government and Community Relations
Public Relations Specialist
Director, Corporate Training
Skills development is always a winning proposition...always.