Delivery options for domesticinternational students
On-Campus Day* - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 6 PM.
On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in person on weekdays from 6 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
Online Day* - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 6 PM.
Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 6 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
Blended Delivery - Both On-Campus and Online - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on-campus and some will be done online.
* There may be circumstances that require some day delivery of classes to be scheduled into the evenings.
Please note due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these delivery options may shift from term to term. Please consult your program for details on delivery options.
Estimated program length is based on the recommended course load per semester as outlined in the Courses tab.
Actual program length will vary based on the number of courses/credits successfully completed per semester.
Prepare for an ironworker apprenticeship with hands-on skills through this program that covers fabrication, ornamental ironwork and structural steel and rebar.
This nine-week program is designed to offer an alternative route to those looking to enter the Ironworker trade. Courses cover the same material delivered in a first-year Ironworker apprenticeship, as well as additional value-added programming focused on safety and field operations.
Students in this program will be provided with the opportunity to learn about fabrication, scaffolding, structural steel buildings, building bridges, ornamental ironwork and pre-casting structures.
The program prepares students to enter into an apprenticeship with hands-on skills. Upon successful completion of the program, students will qualify to challenge the first-year Ironworker apprenticeship exam.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a SAIT certificate and may be eligible to challenge the written and practical exams for the first-year Ironworker apprenticeship.
Graduates can pursue entry-level positions in the construction, metal fabricating, oil and gas, iron and steel production, electric utilities and rail transport industries and are prepared to become indentured ironworker apprentices.
Potential career progression includes:
Related careers include:
Tuition and fees
Year 1: $6,809
Final costs are dependent on the number of course credits a student takes per semester.
We are expecting to meet you at student orientation. Important program information is discussed to ensure you are prepared to begin classes that begin on day one. Orientation is a mandatory part of your learning experience to ensure student success.
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.
Solid Wi-Fi connection at home
Required personal protective equipment (PPE)
CSA steel toe boots
To support your success, you are required to complete two short courses to prepare you for the academic year:
PERS 050: Student Rights and Responsibilities
This course is designed to introduce you to student rights and responsibilities at SAIT. You will learn about SAIT's rich and diverse community, become familiar with guidelines and procedures that create a safe, respectful learning experience for you, and gain practical tips for how you can engage in the SAIT community in a positive and responsible way. PRES-050 must be completed within 30 days from the start of the semester.
You’ll be automatically registered and can access the course through Brightspace (D2L) before the first day of classes.
PREP 145: Orientation for Apprentices
PREP 145 is a free study skills course for apprentices and pre-employment students. Discover your learning style, develop memory techniques, learn effective ways to conquer your modules, get tips on how to write multiple-choice tests and prepare for your apprenticeship exam. Course completion is recommended at the beginning of your first semester.
The booklist will be available about two weeks before classes start.
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.