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Unconventional Petroleum Certificate of Achievement


Credential: Certificate (non-credit)
Available: Continuing Education Classroom or Online

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

Program Description 

The Unconventional Petroleum certificate offers five courses designed to give participants an in-depth look at the specific technologies and techniques used by the unconventional petroleum industry. Topics include an introduction to thermal and steam assisted gravity drilling (SAGD), oil sands and coalbed methane extraction.

Admission Requirements 

There are no entrance requirements for this program. You can begin registering for courses anytime by clicking a course name or calling 403.284.7248. Once you have registered for at least one course and have a SAIT student ID number, consider filling out and submitting the Program Declaration Form to the Office of the Registrar. Contact information for the Office of the Registrar is located in the upper corner of the form.

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