Administrative Information Management
The Administrative Information Management (AIM) program provides the skills needed for office professionals to keep pace in today's rapidly changing business world. The program is designed to satisfy the growing demand for creative and innovative employees who can solve problems utilizing software and increase productivity. Graduates have a firm understanding of information management and the role of technology in an office environment. This program includes courses in emerging technologies, communication and presentations skills, business studies, office administration, meetings and events, project management, and integrated business applications. The program also gives students advanced skills in word processing, database, spreadsheets and presentation software.
The Administrative Information Management program is a two-year on campus e-Learning program which makes extensive use of SAIT issued laptop computers for instructional delivery. At the end of the second year, students complete a one-month practicum in an office environment.
Students interested in this program may also consider applying to the one-year Office Professional certificate, which ladders into the second year of the AIM diploma.
The information below is applicable to students entering this program starting in September 2013, or later. For students enrolled in the program prior to September 2013, please refer to this program outline.
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification
One of the unique features of this program is that students have the opportunity to earn up to eight Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications by the time they graduate, giving them a competitive advantage when they enter the job market. The following certifications are available in this program:
- Word 2010 Specialist
- Excel 2010 Specialist
- PowerPoint 2010 Specialist
- OneNote 2010 Specialist
- Word 2010 Expert
- Excel 2010 Expert
- Access 2010 Specialist
- Outlook 2010 Specialist
Students who complete Word Expert, Excel Expert, PowerPoint Specialist, and one additional certification can also earn a Microsoft Office Specialist Master certification.
This opportunity is available to SAIT students thanks to our partnership with CCI Learning.
Graduates will be very well-prepared to take on challenging roles such as administrative coordinator, administrative services manager, business support professional, office computer specialist, office administrator, project administrative support, reports administrator, executive assistant, and more. AIM graduates are in high-demand in a variety of industries including oil and gas, government, and more. Please see the graduate employment survey for more information.
To achieve success in this program, students should:
- Attend and actively participate in class
- Spend six hours per week on each course, outside of regular class time
- Be proficient in the use of a computer (Microsoft Office skills strongly encouraged)
- Be prepared to work in teams
- Become familiar with and adhere to SAIT's academic policies
Also, students who are engaged and take advantage of SAIT services and resources usually experience more success in SAIT's programs