About SAIT

What is polytechnic education?

Polytechnic — "many arts and skills"

A polytechnic is an innovative and entrepreneurial post-secondary institution, distinct from universities and colleges in that it offers a skill-focused approach to learning.

From apprenticeships to baccalaureate degrees, full-time to part-time, polytechnic institutions offer a range of credentials in diverse program areas focused on experience-oriented training. Multi-disciplined and industry responsive, polytechnic programs provide students with the required knowledge and skills for a rewarding career.

Leaders in applied research and innovation, polytechnics work closely with industry, regional and local organizations and community partners, providing access to leading-edge knowledge, skill and resources. Canada's polytechnics also offer diverse industry training products to corporations across the country and around the world.

SAIT is a member of Polytechnics Canada, a national alliance of leading research-intensive, publicly-funded colleges and institutes of technology dedicated to helping colleges and industry create high-quality jobs for the future. 

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SAIT Polytechnic 2015 - 2020 Strategic Plan
Think Big. Think Applied Education.

As SAIT approaches its second century of service, it will build upon what it has already achieved - a strong reputation in high-quality applied education that produces graduates who can build meaningful careers and opportunities.

In creating SAIT Polytechnic's 2015-2020 strategic plan, the SAIT community recognized the opportunities and challenges ahead and focused on the next level of accomplishment.

This plan was crafted with input from all our major stakeholders, including our faculty and employees, students, alumni, donors as well as our partners in government, industry and community.