Administrative Information Management

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Fall 2017 start: applications open on Oct. 19, 2016.

  • Two-year diploma
  • Fall start
  • Laptop-based program using SAIT-issued laptops
  • Includes a four-week unpaid practicum placement
  • First year courses are also available through Continuing Education

Program Description

The Administrative Information Management (AIM) diploma is a two-year program that provides the skills needed for office professionals to keep pace in today's rapidly changing business world. This program is designed to meet the growing demand for creative and innovative employees who can solve problems, create efficiencies, and increase productivity using business software applications. This program provides students with advanced to expert skills in word processing, database applications, spreadsheets, and presentation software. Through practical experience students gain a firm understanding of the role and importance of technology in an office environment. This program also includes courses in collaboration technologies and tools, communication and presentation skills, organizational behaviour, office administration, meetings and events, project management software, and integrated business applications. The diploma includes a four-week unpaid practicum placement in an office environment to give students real industry experience.

Students interested in this program should consider applying to the one-year Office Professional certificate which ladders into the second year of the AIM diploma. This pathway provides students with two credentials: a certificate at the end of their first year of study and a diploma at the end of year two. Students who enroll directly into the diploma are not eligible for the certificate after their first year of study.


Graduates are well-prepared to put their business technology and organizational skills to use in roles such as administrative coordinator, administrative services manager, business support professional, office computer specialist, office administrator, project administrative support, reports administrator, executive assistant and many more.

Recent graduates have secured roles in oil and gas, health care, transportation, technology and many more exciting industries.


To achieve success in this program, students should:

  • Attend and actively participate in class
  • Spend approximately six hours per week on each course outside of regular class time
  • Be proficient in the use of a Windows-based computer and Microsoft Office software
  • Be prepared to work in teams
  • Become familiar with and adhere to SAIT's academic policies

Also, students who are engaged in campus life and take advantage of SAIT services and resources usually experience more success in SAIT's programs.