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Petroleum Land Administration

Open for Fall 2018

Length: 4 Months
Credential: Certificate
Available: Full Time Classroom or Online

Program Highlights

Learn to review and interpret land contracts and agreements — from leases to joint ventures — through this program that prepares you for a career as a land administrator, clerk, consultant or public land officer.
(Also available part time through Distance Education.)

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Tuition and Fees Per Year*

Year 1: $5,938
Year 1 (International): $8,426

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change


You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available. 

When can you apply?

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Application for fall 2018 open Oct. 18, 2017.
  • Applications for winter 2019 open May 2, 2018.
TermProgram start
Winter 2018 Jan. 8, 2018
Fall 2018 Sept. 10, 2018

Program Details

Program Description

Petroleum Land Administration teaches the basics of petroleum land administration. Students learn to review and interpret land contracts and agreements, including leases, transfers, joint venture agreements and other land-related correspondence. Our unique lease record-keeping course is designed to give students practical, relevant expertise in a computer lab utilizing land system software.

Your career

Graduates of this program find employment as land administrators managing records concerning freehold, Crown, Board Order and aboriginal lands. Entry-level land administrators may hold positions such as Petroleum Land Administrators, Land Clerks, Operations File Clerk and Assistant Administrators to Managers, Public Land officers, Analysts and Land Consultants.

  • Graduates of the Petroleum Land Administration program have an 89% employment rate.

Student Success

Please contact the department for information.


After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT certificate in Petroleum Land Administration.


There are no formal accreditation arrangements at this time. Please contact the MacPhail School of Energy for more information.

Note: This program is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

Transfer Options

Once completed, this SAIT credential may be eligible for transfer credit at another post-secondary institution. Visit Transfer Options to learn more about the transfer agreements currently available to SAIT graduates and incoming students.

Have questions? Write to us at transfer.options@sait.ca

Admission Requirements

Admission and Selection

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Fall 2018 start: applications open Oct. 18, 2017.

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry: Four Step Process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Apply to Petroleum Land Administration and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.

  • Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.

Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.


Program Outline

To find the course description for a course shown below please go to our Course Finder.

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
LAND-210 Land Practices – Introduction 1.5
LAND-212 Mineral Lease Documentation 3.0
LAND-213 Contract Documentation 3.0
LAND-218 Lease Record Keeping 3.0
LAND-240 Surface Land Practices 3.0
PETR-211 Petroleum Industry - Introduction 1.5
Program Total 15.0


Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.


Domestic Tuition and Fees*

YearTuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2017/18 total
1 $4,975 $440 $523 $5,938

International Tuition and Fees*

YearTuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2017/18 total
1 $7,463 $440 $523 $8,426


Campus Athletic and Recreation Fee: $160
Universal Transit Pass (UPass): $280

SAIT Students' Association Fees

Health Plan: $110
Dental Plan: $125
SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA): $288

Books and Supplies*

  • Course materials are included in the tuition for full-time students only.
  • All students will need access to the Internet to fully participate in these courses.

Find out about tuition and financial aid.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.

Contact Information

MacPhail School of Energy

Inspiring Stories

Reaghan feels well prepared for a job because the program – taught by an instructor who had worked in the field – covered all aspects needed to enter the work force, from computer programs and applications to where to find oil using maps.

Reaghan Embertson
Petroleum Land Administration | 2016

“We were taught a lot in a short amount of time.”