SAIT academic upgrading courses prepare students for admission to SAIT career programs. SAIT academic upgrading courses are Alberta high school equivalency courses, not Alberta Education courses. They may be accepted for admission purposes by other Alberta post-secondary educational institutions. Check the current Alberta Transfer Guide published by The Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer for a listing of all formalized transfer agreements among Alberta post-secondary institutions.
SAIT academic upgrading courses provide students with a flexible approach for their transition into post-secondary studies. Courses can be taken part-time or full-time in the day, evening or online. Students become accustomed to the SAIT environment and culture and develop successful strategies for learning.
Government grant funding may be available for eligible students. Student loans are not available for upgrading courses.
Learn more about the full-time classroom or online delivery options.
Your success is very important to us so we recommend you take our free diagnostic tests to help you determine the appropriate level of upgrading courses. These tests will help you assess your current knowledge and will make a recommendation as to what course you should register in.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need additional information about how you can benefit from taking these tests.
Courses with prerequisites
If your course has a prerequisite, you must submit transcripts demonstrating you meet the requirements.
- Get a SAIT ID.
- Before you register, submit your transcripts based on your previous education.
- Transcripts from Alberta: email email@example.com with your SAIT ID number and your Alberta Student Number (ASN) and we’ll order them on your behalf.
- Transcripts from Canada: email a copy of your transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your SAIT ID number.
- Outside of Canada: email a copy of your educational documents to email@example.com and include your SAIT ID number for assessment, which will take two to four weeks to complete.
- If you don’t have transcripts, you can take a placement test to determine if you meet the prerequisites for the course.
- You’ll receive an email within three business days about your eligibility to register.
|COURSE NAME||COURSE CODE||AB EDUCATION EQUIVALENT||PREREQUISITES||OFFERED|
|Science Preparation||APSC-180||Science 10 for SAIT programs only||None||Classroom, Online or Blended|
|Biology I||BIOL-181||Biology 20||None||Classroom, Online or Blended|
|Biology II||BIOL-182||Biology 30||50% in Biology 20 OR 65% on Biology 20 Placement Test||Classroom, Online or Blended|
|Chemistry I||CHEM-181||Chemistry 20||50% in Science 10 OR 65% on Chemistry 10 Placement Test||Classroom, Online or Blended|
|Chemistry II||CHEM-182||Chemistry 30||50% in Chemistry 20 OR 65% on Chemistry 10 and 20 Placement Tests||Classroom, Online or Blended|
|Literature and Composition I||COMN-180||English 10-1||None||Classroom|
|Literature and Composition II||COMM-181||English 20-1||50% in English 10-1 OR 20-2 OR 75% in English 10-2 OR 75% on Grade 9 English Placement Test||Classroom, Online or Blended|
|Literature and Composition III||COMM-182||English 30-1||50% in English 20-1 Or 30-2 OR 75% in English 20-2 OR "B-" or higher in COMN-100 OR 70% on Grade 10/11 English Placement Test AND 75% on Grade 9 English Placement Test OR 50% in English 10-1 or 10-2||Classroom, Online or Blended|
|Mathematics Foundations||MATH-100||None (skill development)||None||Classroom|
|Technical Mathematics II||MATH-162||Math 30-2||50% in Pure Math 20 or Math 20 (old version) or Math 20-1 or Math 30-2 or Math 20-2 OR 70% on Pre-100, Grade 9, 10 and 11 Placement Tests||Classroom|
|Applied Mathematics II||MATH-172||Applied Math 30||50% in Applied Math 20 or Math 10C or Math20-1 or Math 20-2 OR 70% on Pre-100, Grade 9 and 10 Placement Tests||Classroom|
|Mathematics Preparation||MATH-180||Math 10C||50% in Pure Math 10 or Applied Math 10 or Math 10 (older version) OR 70% on Pre-100 and Grade 9 Placement Tests||Classroom or Online|
|Mathematics I||MATH-181||Math 20-1||50% in Pure Math 10 or Math 10 (older version) or Math 10C or Math 20-2 OR 70% on Pre-100, Grade 9 and 10 Placement Tests||Classroom or Online|
|Mathematics II||MATH-182||Math 30-1||50% in Pure Math 20 or Math 20 (older version) or Math 20-1 or Math 30-2 OR 70% on Pre-100, Grade 9, 10 and 11 Placement Tests||Classroom, Online or Blended|
|Physics I||PHYS-181||Physics 20||50% in Science 10 AND 50% in Math 10C OR 65% on Physics 10 Placement Test||Classroom or Online|
|Physics II||PHYS-182||Physics 30||50% in Physics 20 AND 50% in Math 10C OR 65% on Physics 10 and 20 Placement Tests||Classroom, Online or Blended|
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