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Four programs you probably didn’t know are offered #HereAtSAIT

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If you’re struggling to find the program that fits you, maybe you just haven’t discovered it yet!

Have you ever thought about a career that seeks solutions for global and local water issues? Or a job that requires you to operate a drone for emergency rescue missions? Get a boredom-busting career with these four programs you may not have realized are offered here at SAIT.

Railway Conductor

Dreaming of becoming a railway conductor doesn't have to stop once you outgrow that blue and white striped cap. If you have good decision-making skills and are interested in moving, marshalling and switching rail cars, this program is for you.

Through online and in-person learning opportunities with visits to industrial sites and hands-on training in a private mini rail yard, you’ll learn the responsibilities of a conductor, operating procedures and the mechanical components of rail cars, air brake systems and more. 

The best part? Due to increased demand for the distribution of commodities, the railway industry is experiencing significant growth that will increase employment opportunities now and in the future.

Follow the tracks to our Railway Conductor page for more information and make your childhood dreams a reality. 

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A SAIT grad’s career in the railway

Ride the rails of Toni Nicolas’ career to see what life is like thanks to SAIT’s Railway Conductor certificate program.


Butchery and Charcuterie Management 

Get ready to savour success in the global hospitality industry! SAIT’s Butchery and Charcuterie Management program teaches specialized skills in meat cutting, customer service and business management for a career as a business owner, butcher or meat inspector. 

During this full-time, one-year certificate, you’ll work in the latest facilities and gain practical skills in value-added butchery, curing and product creation methods.

Learn more about meat cutting, protein preparation and many other specialized skills through the Butchery and Charcuterie Management certificate

Students making sausage in the SAIT butchery

Integrated Water Management 

Suppose you're interested in understanding how to preserve water-related ecosystems and want to create solutions for water issues — SAIT’s Integrated Water Management diploma program can help get you there. 

Using state-of-the-art equipment found in operational water treatment facilities, you’ll learn best practices in water management, how to safeguard human health and how to support economic activities related to water.  

Dive in to learn how to become a water management expert! 

Students in life jackets analyzing water samples next to a river

Professional Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

Drones aren't just for aerial photography. They’re used for emergency responses, 3D mapping, agriculture and so much more. 

Through SAIT's 15-week Professional Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) program, you’ll learn about drone technology and become licensed according to Transport Canada's Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems guidelines. 

Hover over to this program to gain practical experience with inspections, mapping and processing geomatics data using Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems. 

Person crouched next to a drone at SAIT

Discover more at Open House

Still not sure what path to take? Attend SAIT Open House on Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 to explore more innovative programs, hear from instructors and tour our facilities. Learn more and register

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