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Academic Upgrading

Ongoing

Available: Continuing Education Classroom or Online

Program Description

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.

Diagnostic testing

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 upgrading@sait.ca 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.

  1. Get a SAIT ID.
  2. Before you register, submit your transcripts based on your previous education.
    1. Transcripts from Alberta: email  upgrading@sait.ca with your SAIT ID number and your  Alberta Student Number (ASN) and we’ll order them on your behalf.
    2. Transcripts from Canada: email a copy of your transcripts to  upgrading@sait.ca and include your SAIT ID number.
    3. Outside of Canada: email a copy of your educational documents to  inquiry@sait.ca and include your SAIT ID number for assessment, which will take two to four weeks to complete.
    4. If you don’t have transcripts, you can take a placement test to determine if you meet the prerequisites for the course. 
  3. 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

Download the Academic Upgrading Pathways to view your upgrading progression.

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Contact us today to learn more about academic upgrading at SAIT.

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Learner and Academic Services

403.284.8923 
as.coned.info@sait.ca

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