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Program Orientation Requirements

Now that you've had a chance to discover SAIT resources and prepare for your start, you need to find the info that's specific to you. Every program falls into one of nine Academic Schools at SAIT — find yours in the list below!

e-Learning programs Programs marked with this icon are e-Learning programs. E-Learning programs require students have a laptop for all learning activities and may involve specialized software. Students receive a SAIT-issued laptop or device as part of their e-Learning program. Programs marked with ** are a Bring Your Own Device program.

Academic Services

The following programs are offered by the Academic Services:

Academic Upgrading
English Language Foundations

Orientation for Academic Upgrading and English Language Foundations (ELF) takes place on the Friday before classes start, orientation time and location are provided by Academic Upgrading and the ELF offices upon registration into their programs.

MacPhail School of Energy

Students in the following programs are members of the MacPhail School of Energy:

Accounting Oil and Gas Production
Bachelor of Applied Technology Petroleum Engineering
Chemical Engineering Technology
Chemical Laboratory Technology
Electrical Engineering Technology
Energy Asset Management
Environmental Technology
Instrumentation Engineering Technology
Petroleum Engineering Technology
Petroleum Land Administration
Power Engineering Technology
Power and Process Operations

No additional orientation tasks are required of students in these programs.

School of Business

Students in the following full-time programs are members of the School of Business:

Administrative Information Management e-Learning programs
Bachelor of Applied Business Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration **
Business Administration **
Legal Assistant e-Learning programs
Office Professional e-Learning programs

Review the School of Business Student Handbook.

** These are Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs, for which you must purchase your own laptop. Please take note of the requirements listed on the School of Business Laptops and Technology page.

School of Construction

Students in the following programs are members of the School of Construction:

Architectural Technologies e-Learning programs
Bachelor of Applied Technology Geographic Information Systems
Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management e-Learning programs
Civil Engineering Technology e-Learning programs
Engineering Design and Drafting Technology e-Learning programs
Geomatics Engineering Technology
Process Piping Drafting

No additional pre-orientation tasks are required of students in these programs.

School of Health and Public Safety

Students in the following programs are members of the School of Health and Public Safety:

Dental Assisting
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Emergency Medical Technician
Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
Health Information Management
Medical Device Reprocessing Technician
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Office Assistant and Unit Clerk
Medical Radiologic Technology
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nutrition for Healthy Lifestyles
Pharmacy Assistant
Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant
Respiratory Therapy

Students in the above programs are required to complete additional pre-orientation steps. Visit the School of Health and Public Safety Pre-Orientation Resources page to find out what other tasks you need to complete ahead of your program.

School of Hospitality and Tourism

Students in the following programs are members of the School of Hospitality and Tourism:

Baking and Pastry Arts
Butchery and Charcuterie Management
Hospitality Management **
Professional Cooking
Travel and Tourism **

Students in the above programs are required to complete additional pre-orientation steps. Visit the School of Hospitality and Tourism Pre-Orientation Resources page to find out what other tasks you need to complete ahead of your program.

** These are Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs, for which you must purchase your own laptop. Please take note of the requirements listed on the School of Hospitality and Tourism Laptops and Technology page.

School of Information and Communications Technologies

Students in the following programs are members of the School of Information and Communications Technologies:

Broadcast Systems Technology
Electronics Engineering Technology e-Learning programs
Film and Video Production e-Learning programs
Graphic Communications and Print Technology
Geosciences Information Technology
Information Technology e-Learning programs
Information Systems Security e-Learning programs
Journalism e-Learning programs
Library Information Technology
New Media Production and Design
Radio, Television and Broadcast News e-Learning programs

No additional orientation tasks are required of students in these programs.

Students who have questions specific to their program can contact their academic chair.

School of Manufacturing and Automation

Students in the following programs are members of the School of Manufacturing and Automation:

Machinist Technician
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Non-Destructive Testing Foundations
Welding Engineering Technology
Pre-apprenticeship Welder (Welding Technician)
Pre-employment Electrician
Pre-employment Millwright
Pre-employment Welder

Most programs require students to have personal protective equipment (PPE) including steel-toed boots and safety glasses for their first day of class. More detailed information is provided during orientation.

School of Transportation

Students in the following programs are members of the School of Transportation:

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technology
Aircraft Structures Technician
Automotive Service Technology
Avionics Technology
Business Administration - Automotive Management e-Learning programs
Diesel Equipment Technician
Railway Conductor

No additional orientation tasks are required of students in these programs.

Accepted Students