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Dual-Credit Programs

SAIT has partnered with school boards and industry to offer several dual-credit programs for high school students in grades 11 and 12. Designed to keep students engaged in learning, dual-credit opportunities allow high school students to graduate with their diploma and a post-secondary course or program at the same time. SAIT dual-credit courses are offered at no cost.

SAIT Pharmacy Assistant Certificate 

Over the course of three semesters, grade 11 and 12 students complete courses towards the SAIT Pharmacy Assistant Certificate. Students attend classes at SAIT up to three times a week in either the morning or afternoon and are taught by SAIT instructors. When coursework is complete, students learn on the job at a local pharmacy. This is a 160-hour unpaid practicum. When students successfully complete this program, they will have earned 21 high school CTS credits towards their high school diploma and their SAIT Pharmacy Assistant Certificate. Students may choose to continue their post-secondary studies or go into the world of work as a pharmacy assistant.

SAIT Pre-Employment Carpentry

Over three semesters, high school students in grades 11 and 12 work towards the completion of the SAIT Pre-Employment Carpentry certificate. Students are taught by SAIT journeymen instructors and attend classes at SAIT three mornings or afternoons each week of the program. Students are taught the basics of tool safety, how to read blueprints and the fundamentals of measuring, cutting and joining materials. Students cover all the course material received by a first-year carpenter apprentice plus they learn additional hands-on skills and safety training required on a job site. Upon successful completion of the program, high school students are eligible to write the AIT first-period apprenticeship exams for carpentry. Students can earn up to 15 high school CTS credits through this program.

SAIT Pre-Employment Plumbing

Students in grades 11 and 12 work towards the completion of the SAIT Pre-Employment Plumbing certificate. Students are taught by SAIT journeymen instructors and attend classes at SAIT three mornings a week. Students are taught the fundamentals of the plumbing industry and cover all the course material received by a first-year plumber apprentice. Plumbers may specialize in specific types of work such as installing water conditioners, plumbing in houses under construction, roughing-in after the frame and roof of a new building are in place and plumbing in commercial, institutional, industrial or public buildings. Upon successful completion of the program, high school students are eligible to write the first-period AIT apprenticeship exam for plumbing. Students can earn up to 16 high school CTS credits through this program.

SAIT Pre-Employment Welding

Students in grades 10, 11 or 12 work towards the completion of the SAIT Pre-Employment Welding certificate. Students are taught by SAIT journeyperson instructors and attend classes at SAIT three mornings a week. Students will learn different welding processes, follow directions from blueprints and learn to check for defects in welds. Students cover all the course material received by a first-year welder apprentice plus they learn additional hands-on skills and safety training required on a job site. Upon successful completion of the program, high school students are eligible to write the AIT first-period apprenticeship exams for welding. Students can earn up to 15 high school CTS credits through this program.

SAIT Production Field Operations 

Students in grades 11 and 12 work through online modules that prepare them to become Production Field Operators. Online coursework is completed within the student's own high school, with access to SAIT tutors if required. Students also have the opportunity to come on-campus throughout the three-semester program to view the SAIT well-site. Students can earn up to 15 high school credits and their SAIT Production Field Operations certificate through the successful completion of this program.

SAIT Management 200 

Offered through SAIT's School of Business, this dual-credit opportunity is for high school students in grades 11 and 12. Students complete coursework through SAIT's online D2L system over the course of one or two semesters. Throughout the program, students will attend on-campus activities, including the high school case class activity and a variety of speaker series. On successful completion of this course, students may earn up to 10 high school CTS credits.

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For information about dual-credit programming at SAIT,  contact dual.credit@sait.ca or call 403.284.8906.

To learn more about all dual-credit opportunities currently offered in Alberta, visit Alberta Dual Credit