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Administrative Information Management

Open for Fall 2019

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

Program Highlights

Be indispensable in your administrative career with a mastery of essential office software — from word processing to database and spreadsheet applications — and practical experience in office administration. Prepare for a career in administration for organizations in nearly any industry.

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Tuition and Fees Per Year*

Year 1: $5,095
Year 2: $5,301
Year 1 (International): $16,131
Year 2 (International): $16,888

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


You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.

When can you apply?

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Applications for fall 2019 open Oct. 3, 2018.
TermProgram start
Fall 2019 Sept. 3, 2019 

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.

Under the guidance of instructors with real-world experience, students learn to apply theory in actual business situations through simulations, case studies, team projects and hands-on training. They develop an essential understanding of core business topics such as accounting, economics, management, marketing, organizational behavior, productivity tools and technology, and communication skills.

Program Details

Program Description

Become the backbone of a business with the Administrative Information Management (AIM) diploma. Learn to set the bar in office software, productivity, organizing information and solving problems to help businesses run smoothly. 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. You apply everything you learned in a real workplace and demonstrate Program Details (Your Career) readiness.

Fast Facts

  • Two-year diploma
  • Fall start
  • Laptop-based program using SAIT-issued laptops
  • Includes a four-week unpaid practicum placement
  • First year courses are also available through Continuing Education

Your Career

You graduate with in-demand skills in business technology, problem-solving and organization and are qualified for roles such as: administrative coordinator, business support professional, lead processor, project administrator, executive assistant and many more. You can find work in a variety of industries such as oil and gas, health care, transportation, technology and more.

Student Success

To be successful in this program, you should:

  • Attend and actively participate in class
  • 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.

Credentials and accreditation

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

Professional Designations and Certifications

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.

Transfer Options

The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available with:

  • 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.

Program Details (Transfer Options) may also be available at other post-secondary institutions where credits from SAIT programs are evaluated on an individual basis. Interested students should contact the postsecondary institute of their choice for more information. 

Admission Requirements

Admission and Selection

  • Applications are open until the program start date.
  • Fall 2019 start: applications open Oct. 3, 2018.

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,
  • 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.


Program Outline

View additional Administrative Information Management program information including course-specific descriptions and requisites.

First Year

Semester 1

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
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 CodeCourse NameCredit
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 CodeCourse NameCredit
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 CodeCourse NameCredit
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 CodeCourse NameCredit
PRCT-365 Practicum 1.5
Semester 5 Total 1.5
Second Year Total 31.5
Program Total 61.5


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.


Domestic Tuition and Fees*

YearTuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2018/19 total
1 $4,122 $450 $523 $5,095
2 $4,328 $450 $523 $5,301

International Tuition and Fees*

YearTuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2018/19 total
1 $15,158 $450 $523 $16,131
2 $15,915 $450 $523 $16,888


Campus Athletic and Recreation Fee: $160
Universal Transit Pass (UPass): $290

SAIT Students' Association Fees

Health Plan: $110**
Dental Plan: $125**
SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA): $288

Books and Supplies*

  • Books and supplies are approximately $1,400 for the first year and $800 for the second year.
  • There is a $400 refundable security deposit required for the use of the laptop.

Find out about tuition and financial aid.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.
** For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the SAITSA website for information on opting out.

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