Graduates can pursue entry-level positions in residential, commercial and industrial construction and are prepared to become indentured sheet metal worker apprentices.
Potential career progression includes:
- sheet metal worker journeyperson
- specializing in design and layout work
- supervisory positions
Related careers include:
- aircraft structures technician
- recreational vehicle (RV) service technician
Applications are open until the program start date but are subject to change.
- Spring 2022 start: applications opened on June 14, 2022.
Successful completion of the following courses or equivalents:
- Math 10C, Math 10-3, Pure Math 10, or Applied Math 10, AND,
- English Language Arts 10-1 or English Language Arts 10-2.
All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
A pass mark in the SAIT Admission Examination (level 2) or equivalent is accepted in lieu of the above requirements.
Note: General Educational Development (GED) tests are not accepted in lieu of the admission requirements.
SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada.
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 Pre-Employment Sheet Metal 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.
Communication during selection
Email is the primary source of communication during the selection process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications.
|Course Code||Course Name||Credits|
|HVAC-207||Indoor Air Quality||1.5|
|HVAC-208||Residential Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Drawings||3.0|
|HVAC-209||Residential Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Fabrication||3.0|
|HVAC-211||Residential Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Installations||3.0|
|PMKG-203||Simple Layout Development||1.5|
|SHMT-209||Sheet Metal Workplace Skills||3.0|
Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue
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.
The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available with the following universities and colleges:
- Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training
- Rocky Mountain College
To learn more, visit Transfer Options.
2021/22 Domestic Tuition and Fees*
|Year||Tuition fees||SAIT fees||Saitsa fees||Health & Dental Plan||2021/22 total|
This program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.
Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $46
Universal transit pass (UPass): N/A
Student support fee: $38
Student technology fee: $38
Saitsa fee: N/A
Health and Dental Fees
- Health Plan: N/A
- Dental Plan: N/A
Find out about tuition and financial aid.
* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.
Next steps for incoming students
Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.
Computers and laptops
This is a bring your own device program with a standard hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page.
To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices.
Find your booklist on the SAIT Bookstore's website. The booklist will be available closer to the program start date.
Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.
Next steps for all students
Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!
Important dates and deadlines
Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.