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Petroleum Land Administration

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Open for Spring 2021

Open for Summer 2021

Credential: Certificate Delivery: Part Time Online

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All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Spring and Summer 2021 terms due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines.
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Overview

Explore the administration side of the petroleum industry. Learn to interpret land contracts and agreements, including leases, transfers, joint venture agreements and other land-related correspondence.

Petroleum Land Administration teaches the basics of petroleum land administration. Students learn to review and interpret land contracts and agreements, including leases, transfers, joint venture agreements and other land-related correspondence.

Our unique lease record-keeping course is designed to give students practical, relevant expertise in a computer lab utilizing land system software.

Credentials

After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT certificate in Petroleum Land Administration.

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Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue job opportunities as land administrators managing records concerning freehold, Crown, Board Order and Aboriginal lands. Potential positions include:

  • petroleum land administrator
  • land clerk
  • operations file clerk
  • assistant administrator

Related careers include:

  • public land officer
  • land consultant

Tuition and fees per year*

Cost per course

1.5 credit course: $532.31
3.0 credit course: $1,064.61

1.5 credit course (International): $814.50
3.0 credit course (International): $1,629.00

1.5 credit course: $574.86
3.0 credit course: $1,149.72

1.5 credit course (International): $814.80
3.0 credit course (International): $1,629.60

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

Full costs
Tuition and financial aid

Canada-Alberta Job Grant  This program is eligible for  Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.

Requirements

This is a direct entry program. Applicants who meet the admission requirements are offered spots based on first qualified, first acceptance if space is available.

Admission requirements

When can you apply?

  • Applications for winter 2021 open March 30, 2020, and are accepted until the program start.
  • Applications for spring, summer and fall 2021 open Oct. 7, 2020, and are accepted until the program start.
Term Program start
Winter 2021 Jan. 11, 2021
Spring 2021 May 10, 2021
Summer 2021 July 5, 2021
Fall 2021 Sept. 7, 2021

How to apply

Admission requirements

Admission and selection

  • Winter 2021 start: applications are open March 30, 2020, until the program start date but are subject to change.
  • Summer or fall 2021 start: applications are open Oct. 7, 2020, until the program start date but are subject to change.

Admission requirements

All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in 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 Petroleum Land Administration 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. 

Courses

Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

Course Code Course Name Credits
PETR-211 Petroleum Industry - Introduction 1.5
LAND-210 Land Practices - Introduction 3.0
LAND-212 Mineral Lease Documentation 3.0
LAND-240 Surface Land Practices 3.0
LAND-218 Contract Documentation 3.0
LAND-213 Lease Record Keeping 1.5

Students have five (5) years from the start of their first course to complete all required courses and obtain the certificate.

Progression 

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.

Costs

2020/21 Domestic cost per course

Course Credits Course cost
1.5 $532.31
3.0 $1,064.61

2020/21 International cost per course

Course Credits Course cost
1.5 $814.50
3.0 $1,629.00

SAIT Fees

The following fees are based on a two-semester full course load structure. Fees for part-time programs will be assessed based on the number of courses taken within a semester.

Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $171.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): N/A
Student support fee: $100
Student technology fee: $100

SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA) fee: $287.77

Books and supplies*

  • Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 - $1,500 per full-time year.
  • For an estimate of the costs associated with purchasing a device that meets the hardware and software requirements, see our computers and laptops page.
  • Find out about tuition and financial aid.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

2021/22 Domestic cost per course

Course Credits Course cost
1.5 $574.86
3.0 $1,149.72

2021/22 International cost per course

Course Credits Course cost
1.5 $814.50
3.0 $1,629.00

SAIT Fees

The following fees are based on a two-semester full course load structure. Fees for part-time programs will be assessed based on the number of courses taken within a semester.

Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $183.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): N/A
Student support fee: $150
Student technology fee: $150

SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA) fee: $287.77

Books and supplies*

  • Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 - $1,500 per full-time year.
  • For an estimate of the costs associated with purchasing a device that meets the hardware and software requirements, see our computers and laptops page.
  • 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.

Spring and Summer 2021

Orientation

No orientation is required for new students in this program. 

Delivery

This program will be delivered online for the Spring and Summer 2021 terms due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines. 

How to register for classes

You'll follow an open registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.

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

Preparation courses

To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience.

Required textbooks

No textbooks are required for this program. 

Contact

Phone: 403.284.8451
Email: macphail.students@sait.ca

Academic chair

Ken Rossi, Academic Chair
Email: ken.rossi@sait.ca

Next steps for all students

Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!

Next steps for accepted students

Important dates and deadlines

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

Important Dates

Have questions about this program?

Contact us at

MacPhail School of Energy
403.284.8451
macphail.students@sait.ca

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