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Next Steps for Apprentices

We know you'll have lots of questions before you start — here’s what you need to know to make your transition to SAIT an easy one. 

Training preparation courses for apprentices

PREP 145: Orientation for Apprentices (online)

PREP 145 is a free study skills course for apprentices. 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.


Dates Time Location
Saturday, April 23 9 am - 1 pm Online
Tuesday, April 26 4 pm - 8 pm Online
Tuesday, May 3 4 - 8 pm Online
Thursday, May 5 4 – 8 pm Online


PERS 050 – Student Rights and Responsibilities

This mandatory course is designed to introduce you to student rights and responsibilities at SAIT. You'll 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. You'll engage in a number of learning activities in this course, including readings, videos, activities and assessments. We encourage you to make the most of this opportunity! The more you participate, the more you'll take away and the better prepared you'll be for success at SAIT.

PERS 050 will be available through Brightspace (D2L) before the first day of classes.

MATH 145: Math Prep for Apprentices (online)

Build your fundamental math skills in algebra and geometry with this free course for apprentices. Course participation will be self-paced.

Registration will be capped at 30 apprentices for the instructor-led option and 40 apprentices for the self-paced option.

Note: if you choose the self-paced option, you will still have the opportunity to ask the instructor questions as you work through the course at your own pace.


Dates Time Location
April 5 – 21 self-paced Online
April 5 – 21 (instructor-led)

Tuesdays & Thursdays
6 - 9 pm



Math and reading skills assessment

Take our free online math skills assessment quiz and/or reading skills assessment quiz to check your current skill level. Based on the results, we can give you suggestions for what else you can do to prepare for training.

SAIT Start — Log in and let's go

SAIT Start is an interactive introduction to all things SAIT. Prepare for your training period ahead through a series of modules covering everything from academic success and money matters to support services, and health and well-being. Plus, get an idea of what to expect and what’s expected of you at SAIT. Create a new student account and choose "apprentice" from the student type drop-down menu.

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Paying for your apprenticeship

A variety of financial supports are available to help you plan ahead and cover the costs associated with your training. Find out more about paying for your apprenticeship — tuition and fees, financial aid options, grants and awards, Employment Insurance, and more.

Get your class schedule

Log into mySAIT using your SAIT ID number and date of birth (dd-mm-yy) to access your schedule. Your complete schedule will be available two business days prior to your first day of classes.

Get your eCard/ID card

If you submit your photo online, your ecard will be available from your instructor when you return to campus.

Accessibility and accommodations

Connect with an Accessibility Services advisor as soon as possible if you need to set up accommodation or get support for a health condition or disability while you’re an apprentice. They can also help with funding applications for adaptive equipment, services and technology.

Books and modules

You can find your books online at the SAIT Bookstore.

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Getting here

Apply for residence

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