Distance Education - Online courses and programs

Search for Continuing Education Courses

SAIT offers individuals worldwide more than 1,000 industry-recognized continuing education courses delivered in face-to-face, online and blended formats to meet specific learning needs. Every year, we serve approximately 12,000 distance education learners living and working in cities, small towns and remote communities, empowering them to excel and meet their career, professional development and lifelong learning goals with quality online courses and programs.

Contact Us

Tel: 403.284.8537 | Toll-free (North America): 1.888.284.7051
Email: distance.education@sait.ca

We are available "live" from Monday to Thursday, 8 am to 4 pm; Fridays, 8 am to 3 pm, MST.  We are closed weekends and statutory holidays, and from Noon to 1 pm weekdays.

Benefits for self-directed learners

SAIT Distance Education is a great learning option for individuals who are organized, self-directed, have basic computer, Internet and English skills, and have access to the required Windows-based computer software, hardware, as well as a reliable Internet connection.

You will benefit from distance education at SAIT with:

  • access to more than 300 online courses available to meet your specific learning goals, whether you want to start or complete an industry-recognized SAIT certificate or diploma, or to explore, refresh, upgrade, upskill, or prepare for industry professional certification
  • convenient access to learning anytime, anywhere to support your work and personal lifestyle needs
  • assistance from our knowledgeable, professional and responsive Distance Education customer care team and industry-experienced online instructors and tutors to ensure that you succeed in your online course.

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Online courses and programs

The following courses and programs can be fully completed online. Listings with the symbol Canada Alberta Job Grant are eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding

Academic Studies, Upgrading and English Language Foundations

Architecture, Computer Drafting and Piping

Business and Administration




Computers, Information Technology and Multimedia

Construction, Mechanical Technologies and Trades, and Welding

Culinary Arts



Health Professional Development

Library and Records Management

Non-Destructive Testing

Petroleum, Power Engineering and Instrumentation

Surveying and Geographic Information Systems