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Dual-Credit Engineering Design and Geospatial Technologies

Closed for Fall 2020

Length: 4 months Delivery: Classroom

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Overview

Gain hands-on skills and foundational knowledge in areas related to digital drafting fundamentals, concrete production, quality and engineering plans, surveying and mapping.

The demand for engineering and geomatics technologists/specialists will increase in the coming years as the Alberta economy growth continues. This will also spur increased activity across the engineering and construction sector providing a need for newly trained employees in all of the associated industries. Students in the Engineering Design and Geospatial Technologies program will gain hands-on skills and foundational knowledge in areas related to digital drafting fundamentals, concrete production and quality and engineering plans, surveying and mapping. This includes:

  • creating engineering drawings that could be used to construct manmade solutions to real world engineering problems;
  • examining the fundamentals of concrete as a structural element;
  • exploring the factors that contribute to quality soils, soil types, properties and classifications and how this affects excavation of the earth for different types of engineered solutions;
  • exploring examples of surveying and engineering plans and how they are used to locate land parcels and interpret natural and artificial features that affect development and construction projects;
  • using remotely sensed imagery, including aerial photographs, to develop concepts of perspective, scale and geometry;
  • studying research methods, validation of information sources, locating maps and spatial data, and locating survey plans prepare participants for future projects;
  • and introducing basic programming concepts to analyze engineering problems and create algorithms.

Students will gain an understanding of the differences and similarities in the various program areas.

Is this the right fit for me?

This program is the right fit for students in Grade 11 or 12 who:

  • are interested in pursuing a career in construction technology;
  • have strong math and science skills;
  • enjoy working with digital documents, including engineering plans and electronic maps/surveys;
  • work well in groups and think critically to solve problems; and
  • are able to think visually about geometric forms.

Credential

Students who successfully complete this program will earn credits in three courses that will count as credit towards the following SAIT programs:

  • Engineering Design & Drafting Technology diploma
  • Civil Engineering Technology diploma
  • Geomatics Engineering Technology diploma

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Career opportunities

The skills explored in this program can lead to many different career pathways, including:

  • civil engineering design technologist
  • building inspector
  • estimator and construction project coordinator
  • surveying or mapping technologist
  • junior technologist in fields such as mechanical, electrical, civil, structural and process piping.

Admission requirements

Students in this program should be on track to complete the following courses by the end of their grade 12 year:

  • Math 30-1 or Math 30-2
  • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2
  • Physics 20 or Science 30 (60% or higher)

Admission requirements

Program length

  • Engineering Design and Geospatial Technologies is offered over one semester (September to January or February to June)
Term Program start
Fall 2020 N/A

How to apply

Get to know SAIT's dual-credit programs

Dual-credit is a unique opportunity for Grade 11 and 12 students to explore post-secondary options and career pathways, while earning course credits, workplace certification or a SAIT credential alongside their high school diploma.

Admission Requirements

Co-requisite requirements

Students in this program should be on track to complete the following courses by the end of their grade 12 year:

  • Math 30-1 or Math 30-2
  • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2
  • Physics 20 or Science 30 (60% or higher)

There may be other pre-requisite or co-requisites required by the school board for admission into this dual-credit program. Check with your local school board for further information.

To qualify for graduation from SAIT, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete the course requirements within the prescribed timelines. 

How to Apply 

Students interested in dual-credit studies should contact their career practitioner, high school counselor or off-campus coordinator.

The selection of high school students for dual-credit programs is determined by each school board. School boards will take into account different criteria, such as attendance, ability to commit to the program, and if the student is on-track to complete the required co-requisite classes.

Prior to the opening of applications for our dual-credit programs, a family information session will be held for eligible schools. At this information session, prospective students and their families have the opportunity to learn more  and ask questions about the dual-credit program in which they are interested.

School boards will provide prospective high school students with deadlines for program application and registration. Once selected by the school board, students will need to register for the dual-credit program with SAIT.

Students who have successfully been selected to participate in dual-credit studies will receive detailed information about the registration process.

Courses

Course Code Course Name
CADD-219 Digital Drafting Fundamentals
CNST-249 Concrete and Soils Basics
MAPS-204 Mapping Fundamentals

Credits

Students who complete the dual-credit Engineering Design & Geospatial Technologies are eligible to earn:

  • up to 15 high school credits
  • 7.5 SAIT credits
  • a SAIT certificate of achievement

Have questions about this program?

Contact us at

Dual Credit
403.284.8906
dual.credit@sait.ca

For more information visit Alberta Dual-Credit

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