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Administrative Information Management

Open for Fall 2021

Waitlisted for Winter 2021

Length: 2 Years Credential: Diploma Delivery: Full Time Classroom

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All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Winter 2021 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines. Learn more

Overview

Learn to set the bar in office software, productivity, organizing information and solving problems to help businesses run smoothly.

Become the backbone of a business with the Administrative Information Management (AIM) diploma. This two-year program has unique benefits and is becoming a preferred credential for employers hiring administrative professionals.

Working in teams, you will hone your professionalism, critical thinking and effective communication skills. You learn to create and manage solutions to business information needs through technology, meetings, office procedures and more. Become an expert in project administration and planning events. You integrate business technology with real office procedures.

You can graduate with several Microsoft Office certifications, demonstrating your advanced skills in word processing, database, spreadsheet and presentation software. Working for a simulated company, you integrate all your skills to manage information and creatively solve office challenges. Your final course is a four-week practicum placement. Apply everything you learned in a real workplace and demonstrate your career readiness.  

Is this the right fit for me?

To be successful in this program, you should:

  • attend and actively participate in classes
  • spend approximately six hours per week on each course outside of regular class time
  • be proficient in the use of a Windows-based computer and Microsoft Office software
  • be prepared to work in teams
  • become familiar with and adhere to SAIT's academic policies.

If you are engaged in campus life and take advantage of SAIT support services, you may have a greater chance of success in SAIT's programs.

You have the opportunity to write several Microsoft Office Specialist certification exams in this program:

  • Word Specialist
  • Excel Specialist
  • PowerPoint Specialist
  • Outlook Specialist
  • Word Expert
  • Excel Expert
  • Access Specialist

Students who successfully complete Word Expert, Excel Expert, PowerPoint Specialist and one additional certification can also earn a Microsoft Office Specialist Master certification.

Credential

After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT Administrative Information Management diploma.

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Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue job opportunities in oil and gas, healthcare, transportation, technology and more. Potential positions include: 

  • administrative coordinator 
  • lead processor 
  • project administrator 
  • administrative assistant 

Related careers include: 

  • executive assistant 
  • business support professional 

Tuition and fees per year*

Year 1: $5,632
Year 2: $5,852

Year 1 (International): $17,856
Year 2 (International): $18,684

Year 1: TBA 
Year 2: TBA

Year 1 (International): $18,684 
Year 2 (International): $20,830

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

Full costs

Tuition and financial aid

Requirements

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 for winter 2021 open March 30, 2020, and are accepted until the program start date.
  • Applications for fall 2021 open Oct. 7, 2020, and are accepted until the program start date.
Term Program start
Winter 2021 Jan. 11, 2021
Fall 2021 Sept. 7, 2021 

How to apply

Why choose SAIT Business

Students in SAIT's School of Business gain practical business knowledge as well as interpersonal, organizational, technological and decision-making skills needed to succeed in today's fast-changing global business environment.

Admission Requirements

Admission and selection

  • Fall 2021 start: applications are open Oct. 7, 2020, until the program start date but are subject to change.

Admission requirements

At least 50% in the following courses or their equivalents:

  • Math 10C or Math 20-3 or Pure Math 10 or Applied Math 10, AND
  • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2
  • All applicants to SAIT must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.

SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. 

Direct entry: four-step process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

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

Step 3: Apply to Administrative Information Management and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.

  • Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.

Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.

Courses

Program outline

Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

First year

Semester 1

Course code Course name Credit
OADM-211 Business Studies 3.0
BCMP-220 Business Software Foundations 3.0
BCMP-270 Presentation Software 3.0
AMAT-240 Applied Mathematics for Business 3.0
COMN-220 Communication and Presentation Skills 3.0
Semester 1 total 15.0

Semester 2

Course code Course name Credit
OADM-257 Office Administration 3.0
BCMP-215 Collaborative Software and Technologies 3.0
BCMP-250 Word Processing Essentials 3.0
BCMP-260 Spreadsheet Essentials 3.0
COMN-280 Communication and Presentation Skills II 3.0
Semester 2 total 15.0
First-year total 30.0

Second year

Semester 3

Course code Course name Credit
BCMP-300 Advanced Word Processing Applications 3.0
BCMP-310 Advanced Spreadsheet Applications 3.0
BCMP-320 Database Software for Business 3.0
BCMP-330 Design Software for Business 3.0
MNGT-250 Organizational Behaviour 3.0
Semester 3 total 15.0

Semester 4

Course code Course name Credit
BCMP-340 Project Management Software 3.0
OADM-355 Meetings and Events 3.0
OADM-375 Industry Studies 3.0
OADM-396 Integrated Business Applications 6.0
Semester 4 total 15.0

Semester 5

Course code Course name Credit
PRCT-365 Practicum 1.5
Semester 5 total 1.5
Second-year total 31.5
Program total 61.5

Progression

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 and attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Transfer options

The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available with the following universities and colleges:

  • Athabasca University
  • Lethbridge College
  • Red Deer College
  • Royal Roads University
  • SAIT
  • University of New Brunswick, Saint John
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

To learn more, visit transfer options.

Costs

2020/21 Domestic Tuition and Fees *

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $4,410 $682 $288 $252 $5,632
2 $4,631 $682 $288 $252 $5,852

2020/21 International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $16,543 $682 $288 $344 $17,856
2 $17,371 $682 $288 $344 $18,684

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
2 TBA $- $- $- TBA

2021/22 International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2021/22 total
1 $17,371 $682 $288 $344 $18,684
2 $19,517 $682 $288 $344 $20,830

*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. 

SAIT Fees

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, 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.

Winter 2021

Orientation

Program orientation details will be available closer to the program start date — watch your inbox.

To find the time and platform, visit our orientation page.

Delivery 

All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Winter 2021 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines.

How to register for classes

You'll follow an adjustable 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 standard hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page

Schedule changes

First-semester students can’t make changes to their schedule until the first day of classes. The add/drop period, when changes can be made to registration and schedule, is from Monday Jan. 11 to Friday, Jan. 22 for full-time students. 

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 Winter 2021 booklist will be available beginning in late November.

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.

Contact 

For any questions, or to set up a virtual advising appointment, please contact our School of Business Advising Centre

Phone: 403.284.8485
Email: business.advising@sait.ca

Academic Chair

Dave Warner, Academic Chair

Email: dave.warner@sait.ca

Next steps for students that began in Fall 2020

Fall 2020

Orientation

Orientation for new students will take place online on Sept. 2, 2020.

To find the time and platform, visit our orientation page.

Delivery 

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.

How to register for classes

You'll follow an adjustable 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 standard hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page

Schedule changes

First-semester students can’t make changes to their schedule until the first day of classes. The add/drop period, when changes can be made to registration and schedule, is from Tuesday, Sept. 3 to Friday, Sept. 13 for full-time students.

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.

Next steps for all students

Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!

Next steps for accepted students

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

Have questions about this program?

Contact us at

School of Business
403.284.8485
business.advising@sait.ca

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