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Important dates and deadlines

Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payments deadlines on our Important Dates page.

Important Dates

Program orientation requirements

Select your program below to see your orientation date, any additional supplies you may need, required or recommended preparation courses and who to contact if you have questions.

Architectural Technologies 

Orientation date: Friday, Aug. 30

Required personal protective equipment/uniform: CSA steel toe boots and safety glasses are needed for the first week.

Preparation courses: To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience (recommended) and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices (required). Learn more about these courses.

Required textbooks: The  Fall 2019 booklist will be available on Tuesday, Aug. 20. We recommend you wait to buy your textbooks until your first few days of classes. 

E-learning: This is an e-learning program — you will be supplied with a SAIT issued laptop.

Anticipated supply costs:  Books and supplies are approximately $1,500 in the first year and $1,000 in the second year. There is a $400 deposit to use a SAIT issued laptop.

Contact:  construction.at@sait.ca

Bachelor of Applied Technology Geographic Information Systems

Orientation date: Friday, Aug. 30

Preparation courses: To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience (recommended) and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices (required). Learn more about these courses.

Required textbooks: The  Fall 2019 booklist will be available on Tuesday, Aug. 20. We recommend you wait to buy your textbooks until your first few days of classes. 

Anticipated supply costs: Books and supplies are approximately $800 per year. Course fees for classes conducted in non-daytime standard times are not financially supported by Advanced Education and thus priced on a cost recovery basis. This is significantly more expensive than regular daytime fees and priced on a credit-by-credit basis.

Contact: construction.bgis@sait.ca

Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management

Orientation date: Friday, Aug. 30

Required personal protective equipment/uniform: CSA steel toe boots, safety glasses, hard hat and safety vest.

Preparation courses: To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience (recommended) and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices (required). Learn more about these courses.

Required textbooks: The  Fall 2019 booklist will be available on Tuesday, Aug. 20. We recommend you wait to buy your textbooks until your first few days of classes. 

E-learning: This is an e-learning program — you will be supplied with a SAIT issued laptop.

Anticipated supply costs:  Costs and supplies are approximately $1,000 - $1,500 (including personal protective equipment) per full-time year.

Contact: construction.cpm@sait.ca

Civil Engineering Technology

Orientation date: Wednesday, Aug. 28

Required personal protective equipment/uniform: CSA steel toe boots, safety glasses, hard hat and safety vest. Required personal protective equipment is required for the first day of classes.

Preparation courses: To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience (recommended), MATH 123 (recommended) and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices (required). Learn more about these courses.

Required textbooks: You'll find out more about required textbooks in your first classes. 

E-learning:  This is an e-learning program — you will be supplied with a SAIT issued laptop.

Anticipated supply costs: Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 in the first year and $1,000 in the second year. There is a $400 security deposit to use a SAIT-issued laptop.

Contact: construction.cvt@sait.ca

Engineering Design and Drafting Technology

Orientation date: Thursday, Aug. 29

Preparation courses: To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience (recommended), MATH 123 (recommended) and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices (required). Learn more about these courses.

Required textbooks: The  Fall 2019 booklist will be available on Tuesday, Aug. 20. We recommend you wait to buy your textbooks until your first few days of classes. 

E-learning:  This is an e-learning program — you will be supplied with a SAIT issued laptop.

Anticipated supply costs: Books and supplies are approximately $1,500 per year. There is a $400 security deposit to use a SAIT issued laptop.

Contact: construction.eddt@sait.ca

Geomatics Engineering Technology

Orientation date: Thursday, Aug. 29

Preparation courses: To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience (recommended), MATH 123 (recommended) and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices (required). Learn more about these courses.

Required textbooks: The  Fall 2019 booklist will be available on Tuesday, Aug. 20. We recommend you wait to buy your textbooks until your first few days of classes. 

Anticipated supply costs: Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 for the first year and $500 for the second year.

Contact: constuction.gnt@sait.ca

Pre-employment programs

Pre-Employment Cabinetmaker

Orientation date: First day of classes.

Preparation courses: It is required students take ETHI 100.

Required textbooks: The fall 2019 booklist will be available on Tuesday, Aug. 20. We recommend you wait to buy your textbooks until your first few days of classes. 

Contact: construction.info@sait.ca

Pre-Employment Carpenter

Orientation date: First day of classes.

Preparation courses: It is required students take ETHI 100.

Required textbooks: The fall 2019 booklist will be available on Tuesday, Aug. 20. We recommend you wait to buy your textbooks until your first few days of classes. 

Contact: construction.info@sait.ca

Pre-Employment Pipetrades

Orientation date: First day of classes.

Preparation courses: It is required students take ETHI 100.

Required textbooks: The fall 2019 booklist will be available on Tuesday, Aug. 20. We recommend you wait to buy your textbooks until your first few days of classes. 

Contact: construction.info@sait.ca

Pre-Employment Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Orientation date: First day of classes.

Preparation courses: It is required students take ETHI 100.

Required textbooks: The fall 2019 booklist will be available on Tuesday, Aug. 20. We recommend you wait to buy your textbooks until your first few days of classes. 

Contact: construction.info@sait.ca

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