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SAIT Polytechnic

About SAIT Polytechnic

Established in 1916, The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, or commonly referred to as SAIT Polytechnic or simply SAIT, is the oldest college in Calgary and one of the oldest in Alberta.

Known as the countries very first publicly funded technical post-secondary institute, the school now offers more than 100 programs to students, primarily in the areas of technology, business, and skilled trades. The school was also named the best research college in Canada by RE$EARCH Infosource Inc.

Student Life at SAIT Polytechnic

Located in downtown Calgary, the schools main campus offers students the best of urban living, in close proximity to the best the city has to offer. On campus, students are provided with all the luxuries they need to enjoy their time at SAIT, including a fitness center, pool, theatre, bar, coffee house and even an Olympic size hockey area.

SAIT has three additional campuses in the city:

  • Mayland Heights
  • Culinary Campus
  • Art Smith Aero Centre for Training and Technology

SAIT is also an attractive option for people seeking employment as the school is regularly listed as one of Alberta’s Top 50 Employers and is listed as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.

Why Study at SAIT Polytechnic

There are many reasons why students choose SAIT for post-secondary education. With more than 100 programs at the degree, diploma and certificate level as well as more than 30 apprenticeships, continuing education and corporate training, there is more than ample opportunity to get educated in the classroom and through practical experience.

Education is provide through 8 schools: Energy, Business, Construction, Health and Public Safety, Hospitality and Tourism, Information and Communications Technologies, Manufacturing and Automation, and Transportation.

The school is also a partner in eCampusAlberta, a conglomerate of post-secondary schools that offer online programs and courses to students in the province.

Research at SAIT

SAIT is well regarded for its innovation in applied research through the work of the school’s faculty, teachers and students. This focus has led the school to be a leader in technology and innovation in the classroom, while producing high trained and skilled graduates in a number of cutting edge technology based fields.

SAIT Polytechnic conducts research in many different areas; however, there are 5 key areas where the school focuses its research efforts. They are: Renewable Fuel, Green Building Technologies, Information and Communications Technology, Environmental Technologies, and Sports and Wellness Engineering Technologies. Students interested in any of these areas should seriously consider SAIT because of the research opportunities they can offer in these areas.

With a graduate employment rate at close to 95% and with almost $4 million in bursary and scholarship money given to students each year, it is a great option for students seeking technical training and education at the post-secondary level.

School Address

1301-16 Aveune NW,
T2M 0L4

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    Calgary, Alberta

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