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Technology Infrastructure Analyst

Closed for Fall 2020

Closed for Fall 2020 (International)

Length: 40 weeks Credential: Post-Diploma Certificate Delivery: Full Time Classroom

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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 an

Companies are looking for employees who can bridge the gap between their technical and business teams. 

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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Career opportunities

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 per year*

Year 1: $19,078

Year 1 (International): $30,844

Year 1: TBA 

Year 1 (International): $31,345

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

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Tuition and financial aid


You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.

Admission Requirements

When can you apply?

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Applications for fall 2020 open Oct. 2, 2019.
Term Program start
Fall 2020 Sept. 8, 2020 

How to Apply

Admission requirements

Admission and selection

  • Fall 2020 start: applications open Oct. 2, 2019, and are accepted until the program start date.

Admission requirements

  • 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. 

Due to the tight integration of courses in the Technology Infrastructure Analyst (TIA) program, credit for Prior Learning is not available.

Direct entry: four-step process

Step 1: Read the program information and review this program presentation to learn more about student expectations during the program. 

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Apply to Technology Infrastructure Analyst program. 

Step 4: Continue to monitor changes to your application status through mySAIT.ca.

Failure to meet anticipated final grades will result in offers being rescinded.

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.

Communication during admissions

Email is the primary source of communication during the admissions process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications.

We recommend you add fast-track@sait.ca and the sait.ca domain to your safe senders' list or you risk missing critical email messages.


Program Outline

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

Semester 1

Course Code Course Name Credit
CMPH-409 IT Foundations 1.5
CMPN-401 Network Infrastructure and Design 3.0
CMPN-402 Server Administration 1.5
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
PROJ-404 Threaded Projects 3.0

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name Credit
CMPN-492 CCNA Routing & Switching 3 & 4 3.0
CMPP-402 Data Management 1.5
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

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name Credit
PRAC-406 Industry Practicum 3.0
Program Total 36.0


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.


2020/21 Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $ 17,856 $682 $288 $252 $ 19,078

2020/21 International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $29,532 $682 $288 $344 $30,844

2021/22 Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Check back for updates on the 2021/22 domestic tuition and fees. 

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2021/22 total
1 TBA $- $- $- TBA

2021/22 International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2021/22 total
1 $30,122 $682 $288 $344 $31,435

*Fees and tuition are based on a two-semester full course load structure. There may be additional fees for practicums and terms held outside this time frame. 


Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $171.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): $310 - Check eligibility here.
Student support fee: $100
Student technology fee: $100

Health and Dental Fees

Domestic Students 

  • Health Plan: $122
  • Dental Plan: $130
  • For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the Saitsa website for information on opting out.

International Students 

  • Health and Dental Plan: $344
  • For more information on Health and Dental Benefits for International students please contact the International Centre.

Books and supplies*

  • Tuition includes all required textbooks. Students should be prepared to subscribe to Office 365 Business Premium at their own expense.

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.

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

Fall 2020


All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Fall 2020 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines.

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

Preparation courses

To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices. 

Required textbooks

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.


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