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.
This program meets the eligibility criteria for the Post-Graduation Work Permit program for international students as long as the student is enrolled in the on-campus delivery mode or completes more than 50% of the courses on campus (for the blended option).
International students attending all classes online will NOT be eligible for a Post-Graduate Work Permit. International students are responsible for maintaining their eligibility throughout their studies.
This program is available to international students, however, program availability may be limited. This program does not meet the eligibility criteria for the Post-Graduation Work Permit program.
Start a career as an infrastructure architect or IT consultant and help companies bridge the gap between their IT and business teams through courses in network and server infrastructure, mobility and cloud solutions and IT business.
The program’s technical focus is server and network system management using Microsoft, Cisco and open source technologies. By developing project management methodologies, effective communication and leadership skills, you will develop strategies to provide quality solutions that illustrate the business relevance in the technical solution.
The mandatory eight-week practicum provides the applied learning experience that is essential for success in the industry. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to successfully challenge the MCSE, CCNA and ITIL Foundations certification exams.
"According to analysts, more than 70% of a typical IT budget is spent on infrastructure, such as servers, operating systems, storage and networking. Add to this the need to refresh and manage desktop and mobile devices and you have a unique set of challenges for IT infrastructure to face." ( Microsoft.com).
Is this the right fit for me?
The ideal candidate possesses an undergraduate degree or diploma, intermediate Microsoft Office skills and an exceptional ability to work in teams. A strong interest in information technology and its relationship to business is also essential.
Students with higher grades usually experience more success in SAIT programs. This is an intensive program requiring a commitment of both time and energy. Students who experience success are those who make their education a priority throughout the program.
After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT Technology Infrastructure Analyst post-diploma certificate.
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Graduates can pursue job opportunities as a(n):
- infrastructure architect
- infrastructure analyst
- IT consultant
- systems administrator
- network administrator
- technical service agent
Related careers include:
- data administrator
- systems auditor
Tuition and fees
- Year 1: $20,339.50
Final costs are dependent on the number of course credits a student takes per semester.
You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.
This program is no longer accepting applications. Please see our other Web and Digital Technology programs.
- Undergraduate degree or diploma from a recognized university, institute or college.
All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. SAIT may also accept courses completed at certain international post-secondary institutions.
Due to the tight integration of courses in the Technology Infrastructure Analyst (TIA) program, credit for Prior Learning is not available.
Previous computer operating systems, cloud technologies and/or networking experience gained through education, industry experience, industry certifications, or completion of online tutorials related to computer operating systems or networking is strongly recommended.
When do classes start?
Classes for this program adhere to the following year start and end dates based on the semester the student begins their program.
|Classes begin||Year start date||Year-end date|
|Fall 2022||Sept. 6, 2022||June 30, 2023|
The courses listed are not shown in the instructional order. Due to the nature of the fast-track programs some courses may be modified or replaced.
Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue
|Course Code||Course Name||Credit|
|CMPN-401||Network Infrastructure and Design||3.0|
|CMPN-491||CCNA Routing & Switching 1 & 2||3.0|
|CMPS-436||Desktop and Device Management||1.5|
|CPNT-401||Mobility and Cloud Solutions||1.5|
|MGMT-403||Business & Professional Skills||1.5|
|PROJ-403||IT Project Mgmt & Business Analysis||3.0|
|Course Code||Course Name||Credit|
|CMPN-492||CCNA Routing & Switching 3 & 4||3.0|
|CPLN-400||Career Planning and Management||1.5|
|CPNT-402||Storage and Virtualization Solutions||3.0|
|CPRG-402||Messaging and Collaboration Infrastructure||3.0|
|NETT-410||Linux Installation and Administration||1.5|
|Course Code||Course Name||Credit|
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 in, within or on from SAIT is available.
Visit transfer options to learn more.
Domestic tuition and fees
Cost per credit: $516
|Year||Number of semesters||Tuition fees||SAIT fees||Saitsa fees*||Total|
*Maximum fee. Actual fees may be less and are based on the number of credits a student takes per semester and whether they opt-out of health and dental benefits.
- Campus athletic and recreation fee: $245
- Universal transit pass (Upass): $320
- Student support fee: $250
- Student technology fee: $250
Student Association fee
- Maximum: $436.50
This is the maximum amount the student will pay. Actual fees may be less and are based on the number of credits the students take per semester.
Health and dental fees
- Health plan: $127
- Dental plan: $135
Students with existing health and/or dental plans can opt-out. Please refer to Saitsa's website for information.
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 computer that meets the program's hardware and software requirements, see our computers and laptops page.
Learn more 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.
Program orientation details will be announced shortly. Check your schedule in mySAIT for the time and location details.
Learn more about campus orientation.
How to register for classes
You'll follow a fixed block 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 power-user hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page.
To support your success, you’ll be automatically registered in 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.
PREP 100: The SAIT Experience
Get tips and insider information on time management, exam preparation, effective notetaking and more through this free, online short course for new students. Plus, learn about discussion boards, online communication and submitting assignments online. Course completion is recommended by the end of your first semester.
Both courses can be accessed through Brightspace (D2L) before the first day of classes.
Find your booklist on the SAIT Bookstore's website. The booklist will be available closer to the program start date.
Erin Gates, Academic Chair
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.