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High School Course Equivalencies

Choose your province to see some of the high school courses commonly accepted for admission to SAIT programs. The information below is a guideline, and does not include all of the courses acceptable for admission.

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British Columbia

SubjectAlbertaBritish Columbia
English English Language Arts 30-1 English 12, English Language Arts 12, or EFP 12 (English 12 First Peoples)
English Language Arts 30-2 Communications 12, or Technical and Professional Communications 12
Social Studies Social Studies 30-1 History 12 or Geography 12
Math Pure Math 30 Principles of Math 12
Applied Math 30 Applications of Math 12
Math 31 Calculus 12
Math 30-1 Pre-Calculus 12
Math 30-2 Foundations of Math 12
Math 30-3 Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 12, or Essentials of Math 12
Biology Biology 30 Biology 12
Chemistry Chemistry 30 Chemistry 12
Physics Physics 30 Physics 12
Science Science 30 Health Science 12


Manitoba

SubjectAlbertaManitoba
English English Language Arts 30-1 ELA: Comprehensive Focus 40S, or ELA: Literary Focus 40S, or ELA: Transactional Focus 40S
Social Studies Social Studies 30-1 Western Civilization 40S, World Issues 40S, History 40S, or World Human 40S
Math Pure Math 30 Pre-Calculus Math 40S
Applied Math 30 Math 40G
Math 31 Intro to Calculus 45S, Advanced Mathematics 45S, Calculus 45A, or Advanced Math 45A
Math 30-1 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S
Math 30-2 Applied Mathematics 40S
Math 30-3 Essential Math 40S
Biology Biology 30 Biology 40S
Chemistry Chemistry 30 Chemistry 40S
Physics Physics 30 Physics 40S


New Brunswick

SubjectAlbertaNew Brunswick
English English Language Arts 30-1 English 121 or 122
English Language Arts 30-2 English 123
Social Studies Social Studies 30-1 History 121 or 122, Geography 120, or World Issues 120
Math Pure Math 30 Advanced Math
Math 30-1 Pre-Calculus 12A and 12B, or Trigonometry and 3-Space 122
Math 30-2 Foundations of Math 12
Math 31 Advanced Mathematics with an Introduction to Calculus 120
Biology Biology 30 Biology 121 or 122
Chemistry Chemistry 30 Chemistry 121 or 122
Physics Physics 30 Physics 121 or 122


Newfoundland and Labrador

SubjectAlbertaNewfoundland and Labrador
English English Language Arts 30-1 English 3201, Thematic Literature 3201, or Literary Heritage 3202 and Language 3101
English Language Arts 30-2 Literary Heritage 3202 or Language 3101
Social Studies Social Studies 30-1 World History 3201
Math Pure Math 30 Math 3204/3205, Math 3103, or Advanced Math 3201
Applied Math 30 Math 3206
Math 30-1 Math 3204/3205 or Math 3103
Math 30-2 Math 3206
Math 31 Math 3207
Biology Biology 30 Biology 3201
Chemistry Chemistry 30 Chemistry 3202
Physics Physics 30 Physics 3204


Nova Scotia

SubjectAlbertaNova Scotia
English English Language Arts 30-1 English 12 (academic)
English Language Atrs 30-2 English Communications 12
Social Studies Social Studies 30-1 History 12, Global History, or Global Geography 12
Math (Algebra) Pure Math 30 Pre-Calculus Math 12 or Advanced Math 12
Math 30-1 Mathematics 12/Advanced Mathematics 12, or Pre-Calculus 12
Math 31 Calculus 12
Biology Biology 30 Biology 12
Chemistry Chemistry 30 Chemistry 12
Physics Physics 30 Physics 12


NWT and Nunavut

SubjectAlbertaNWT and Nunavut
English English Language Arts 30-1 English Language Arts 30-1
English Language Arts 30-2 English Language Arts 30-2
Social Studies Social Studies 30-1 Social Studies 30-1
Math Pure Math 30 Pure Math 30
Applied Math 30 Applied Math 30
Math 30-1 Math 30-1
Math 30-2 Math 30-2
Math 30-3 Math 30-3
Math 31 Math 31
Biology Biology 30 Biology 30
Chemistry Chemistry 30 Chemistry 30
Physics Physics 30 Physics 30


Ontario

SubjectAlbertaOntario
English English Language Arts 30-1 English (ENG4U), OAC classes such as Language & Literature or Studies in Literature
English Language Arts 30-2 English (ENG4C or ENG4E)
Social Studies Social Studies 30-1 History (CHI4U or CHY4U), Geography (CGU4U), World Geography (CGW4U), or Classical Civilization (LW4U)
Math Pure Math 30 Math (MHF4U, MAT4A, MCB4U or MDM4U), or OAC courses such as Algebra and Geometry
Applied Math 30 Math (MCT4C or MAP4C)
Math 31 Math (MCV4U, or MCB4U and MGA4U), or OAC Calculus
Math 30-1 Math (MHF4U or MDM4U)
Math 30-2 Math (MCT4C or MAP4C)
Biology Biology 30 Biology (SBI4U), or OAC Biology
Chemistry Chemistry 30 Chemistry (SCH4U or SCH4C), or OAC Chemistry
Physics Physics 30 Physics (SPH4U or SPH4C), or OAC Physics
Science Science 30 Science (SNC4M)


Prince Edward Island

SubjectAlbertaPrince Edward Island
English English Language Arts 30-1 English (ENG611A or ENG621A - Academic)
English Language Arts 30-2 English (ENG631A - General)
Social Studies Social Studies 30-1 History 621
Math Pure Math 30 Math 621
Applied Math 30 Math 631
Math 31 Math 611
Biology Biology 30 Biology 621
Chemistry Chemistry 30 Chemistry 611 or 621
Physics Physics 30 Physics 621


Quebec

(two semester courses at a CGEP)

SubjectAlbertaQuebec
English English Language Arts 30-1 English Literature 603 or 604, CGEP English Literature 603 series
Social Studies Social Studies 30-1 History 330 series or Geography 320 series
Math (Algebra) Pure Math 30 *See Note
Math (Calculus) Math 31 *See Note
Biology Biology 30 Biology 101 series
Chemistry Chemistry 30 Chemistry 202 series
Physics Physics 30 Physics 203


Saskatchewan

SubjectAlbertaSaskatchewan
English English Language Arts 30-1 ELA A30/B30 (combined), English Language Arts A 30 and Francais Immersion 30 (combined), English Language Arts B 30 and Francais Immersion 30 (combined),
Literature 30 + Composition 30 (combined)
Social Studies Social Studies 30-1

Social Studies 30, History 30 or Native Studies 30

Math Applied Math 30 Math A30/B30 (combined)
Pure Math 30 Math B30/C30 (combined)
Math 31 Calculus 30
Math 30-1 Pre-Calculus 30
Math 30-2 Foundations of Math 30
Math 30-3 Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 30
Biology Biology 30 Biology 30
Biology 20 Health Science 20 or Biology 20
Chemistry Chemistry 30 Chemistry 30
Chemistry 20 Physical Science 20 or Chemistry 20
Physics Physics 30 Physics 30
Physics 20 Physical Science 20 or Physics 20


Yukon

SubjectAlbertaYukon
English English Language Arts 30-1 English 12, English Language Arts 12, or EFP 12 (English 12 First Peoples)
English Language Arts 30-2 Communications 12, or Technical and Professional Communications 12
Social Studies Social Studies 30-1 History 12 or Geography 12
Math Pure Math 30 Principles of Math 12
Applied Math 30 Applications of Math 12
Math 31 Calculus 12
Math 30-1 Pre-Calculus 12
Math 30-2 Foundations of Math 12
Math 30-3 Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 12
Biology Biology 30 Biology 12
Chemistry Chemistry 30 Chemistry 12
Physics Physics 30 Physics 12

Advanced Placement (AP)

If you're taking AP courses you will be considered for admission on the basis of your Grade 12 subject marks. AP courses are acceptable as equivalents for required high school subjects and AP course grades may be combined with an approved high school curriculum to meet program admission requirements.To calculate your admissions average using AP results, we will convert your scores into percentages:

AP ResultPercentage equivalent
5 96%
4 85%
3 80%
2 70%
1 Not accepted for admission

AP courseAlberta high school equivalent
English (Language and Composition) English Language Arts 30-1
Comparative Government and Politics, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology, US Government and Politics Social Sciences 30-level
European History, United States History, World History Social Studies 30-1
Calculus AB, Calculus BC Math 31
Biology Biology 30
Chemistry Chemistry 30
Physics 2 or Physics C Physics 30
Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, Environmental Science, Statistics Science 30

International Baccalaureate (IB)

If you're taking individual IB diploma courses you will be considered for admission using a combination of high school (secondary) courses and IB diploma courses. To calculate an admission average using your IB results, we will convert your scores into percentages:

IB ResultPercentage equivalent
7 98%
6 90%
5 85%
4 77%
3 67%
2 60%
1 Not accepted for admission

IB courseAlberta high school equivalent
English (HL/SL) English Language Arts 30-1
Economics (HL/SL), Geography (HL/SL), Global Politics (HL/SL), Info Tech in a Global Society (HL/SL), Philosophy (HL/SL), Psychology (HL/SL), Social Sciences 30-level
History (HL/SL), History of Europe and the Islamic World (HL), Social, Cultural Anthropology (HL/SL),  Social Studies 30-1
Math Studies Math 30-1
Mathematics (HL/SL), Further Mathematics (SL) Math 30-1 or Math 31
Biology (HL/SL) Biology 30
Chemistry (HL/SL) Chemistry 30
Physics (HL/SL) Physics 30
Computer Science (HL/SL), Design Technology (HL/SL), Environmental Systems,  Science 30

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