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Explore our online courses and programs, with flexible options to complete them at any time, from anywhere.
Find out what it takes to succeed in an online learning environment, how it works and what you need to get started.
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Inspiring Stories

A SAIT alumnus (Heavy Equipment Technician Apprenticeship, 2014), Dylan has been working as a licensed Heavy Equipment Technician for over eight years in Alberta's construction and energy industries. Dylan manages his studies around work, married family life and recreational sports commitments.

"Online classes allow me to learn on my own schedule. I like not having to drive across the city to campus, as well."

Celine Lutz is a mom, Fort MacMurray resident and former entrepreneur. She decided to go back to school to start a new career. She and her 18-year-old son Marshall enrolled together in the SAIT's blended Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) certificate program and became "study buddies."

"Studying online was a great way for me and Marshall to do something together. We studied together, motivated each other and worked toward a common goal, " says Lutz.

Since the completion of the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) certificate program, Celine has been continuing her NDT training with additional radiography courses at SAIT.

After graduating from SAIT over 30 years ago, McMillan-Evans returned to SAIT in 2002 to teach. As a business owner, she has a strong foundation in business management and brings her experience and passion for student engagement to her students — both online and in the classroom. 

"It has been an honour to work with the SAIT School of Business team who have encouraged me to complete my Master of Education, and engage in both course and program development while teaching," says McMillan-Evans.




 As the eLearning Librarian for SAIT's Reg Erhardt Library, Norman assesses and creates digital learning objects for SAIT's teaching community and facilitates online courses for SAIT's Library Information Technology diploma program. 

Norman was also the 2016/2017 recipient of the Cisco e-Learning Chair award for her work investigating the impact of integrated support on Communications students' research practices. 

Lee is a stay-at-home mom with three children under the age of four. She considers herself an organized, independent learner who prefers to learn at her own pace and dedicates two days a week to study. Lee can comfortably manage three online courses per term for the Library Information Technology diploma. Her dream job would be to work in Library Services at the Alberta Children's Hospital.

Dylan Marceau
Business Administration Diploma, Management | Expected 2019

"I've always wanted to run my own business to build on my trades experience and do something entrepreneurial. I believe a SAIT business education will be beneficial for me going forward." 

Celine Lutz
Non-Destructive Testing | 2016

"SAIT's Non-Destructive Testing program gave me a flexible and affordable way to get the education I wanted while getting on with my busy life. The online theory portion of the blended program offered me a great head-start towards completing the remaining applied lab component in Calgary." 

Judy McMillan-Evans
School of Business | SAIT Instructor since 2002

"New online learners are often intimidated by course navigation and terminologies. I make my students comfortable by walking them through the content and by maintaining a responsive online presence throughout the course — this helps build a trusting relationship that can last beyond the first course."

Jessica Norman
School of Information and Communications Technologies | SAIT Instructor since 2016

"Our adult learners direct their learning when given clear objectives, appropriate resources, and prompt feedback; eLearning allows me to offer that support and engage SAIT learners."

Vanessa Lee
Library Information Technology | 2018

"It opened my eyes to the possibilities of a career in library technology — the theory side of the course gave me a good understanding of what I could do. Once I got into the practical assignments, I went from thinking I could do this type of work, to I must do this. I need to do this."

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