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Technology Infrastructure Analyst

Closed for Fall 2020

Length: 40 Weeks
Credential: Post-Diploma Certificate
Available: Full Time Classroom

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.

Program Highlights

Start a career as an infrastructure architect or IT consultant and help companies bridge the gap between their IT and business teams through courses in network and server infrastructure, mobility and cloud solutions and IT business analysis.

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Tuition and fees per year*

Year 1: $19,078

Year 1 (International): $30,962

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

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This is a competitive program. If applicants meet the admission requirements they will be assessed based on additional criteria. Applicants will be offered admission to this program if they’re qualified through the competitive process and space is available.

When can you apply?

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Applications for fall 2020 open Oct. 2, 2019.
Term Program start
Fall 2020 Sept. 8, 2020 

Build on your post-secondary education

Our post diploma certificates build on existing knowledge while introducing new, specialized skills for a Technology Infrastructure Analyst. This accelerated program includes an eight-week industry practicum that will reinforce your learning and build confidence for your new career. Before you jump in, test the waters! Call 403.210.4522 to arrange to be a student for a day and sit in one or more classes for free.

Program Details

Program Description

"According to analysts more than 70 per cent of a typical IT budget is spent on infrastructure, such as servers, operating systems, storage and networking. Add to this the need to refresh and manage desktop and mobile devices and you have a unique set of challenges for IT infrastructure to face." (Microsoft.com).

Companies are looking for employees who can bridge the gap between their technical and business teams. The Technology Infrastructure Analyst program prepares you for challenging and exciting opportunities in the information technology field.

The program’s technical focus is server and network system management using Microsoft, Cisco and open source technologies. By developing project management methodologies, effective communication and leadership skills, you will develop strategies to provide quality solutions that illustrate the business relevance in the technical solution. The mandatory eight week practicum provides the applied learning experience that is essential for success in industry. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to successfully challenge the MCSE, CCNA and ITIL Foundations certification exams.

Your Career

Graduates may find employment as an infrastructure architect, infrastructure analyst, IT consultant, systems administrator, network administrator, or technical service agent.

Student Success

Students with higher grades usually experience more success in SAIT programs. This is an intensive program requiring a commitment of both time and energy; students who experience success are those who make their education a priority throughout the program.

Credentials and accreditation

After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT post-diploma certificate as a Technology Infrastructure Analyst.


Students may also choose to pursue further designations, including A+, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), and Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA). Additional training or testing may be required at the students' own expense.

Ideal candidate

The ideal candidate for the Technology Infrastructure Analyst (TIA) program possesses an undergraduate degree or diploma, intermediate Microsoft Office skills and an exceptional ability to work in teams. A strong interest in information technology and its relationship to business is also essential. 

Transfer options

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

  • SAIT

To learn more, visit  Transfer Options


Have questions about this specific program?

School of ICT: Fast-Track

Admission Requirements

Admission and Selection

  • Fall 2020 start: applications open Oct. 2, 2019 and are accepted until the program start date.

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree or diploma from a recognized university, institute or college,
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
  • SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. 

Due to the tight integration of courses in the Technology Infrastructure Analyst (TIA) program, credit for Prior Learning is not available.

Competitive Entry: Seven 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: Review the selection information to understand the process and deadlines. Applications and proof of the admission requirements (transcripts and/or anticipated final grades) must be submitted to be included in selection.  

Selection is done on a continuous basis and is based on the following criteria:

  • ICT Fast-Track Career & Program Investigation online form. A link to the form will be emailed to you after you have met the admission requirements and are deemed In Selection. The form is used to determine program suitability so be detailed and thorough in your responses.
  • Proof of previous computer hardware and/or networking experience. School transcripts, industry certifications, online tutorials and/or substantial industry experience will be considered. A hardware or networking tutorial may be required.
  • Attending a selection appointment may be required. International applicants and applicants applying from outside of Calgary will be able to conduct the selection appointment over the phone or the computer.
  • The final decision for acceptance into the program will be determined by the Academic Chair.

Step 4: Apply to Technology Infrastructure Analyst and submit your transcripts.

Step 5: Log in to mySAIT.ca to check your admission status. If eligible, your status will indicate that you're "In Selection."

Step 6: Submit your ICT Fast-Track Career & Program Investigation form and transcripts.

Step 7: Continue to monitor changes to your application status through mySAIT.ca.

Failure to meet anticipated final grades will result in offers being rescinded.

Communication During Selection

Email is the primary source of communication during the selection process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications.

We recommend you add fast-track@sait.ca and the sait.ca domain to your safe senders list or you risk missing critical email messages.


Program Outline

  • The courses listed are not shown in instructional order. Due to the nature of the fast-track programs some course may be modified or replaced.
  • View additional Technology Infrastructure Analyst program information including course-specific descriptions and requisites.

Semester 1

Course Code Course Name Credit
CMPH-409 IT Foundations 1.5
CMPN-401 Network Infrastructure and Design 3.0
CMPN-402 Server Administration 1.5
CMPN-491 CCNA Routing & Switching 1 & 2 3.0
CMPS-436 Desktop and Device Management 1.5
CPNT-401 Mobility and Cloud Solutions 1.5
MGMT-403 Business & Professional Skills 1.5
PROJ-403 IT Project Mgmt & Business Analysis 3.0
PROJ-404 Threaded Projects 3.0

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name Credit
CMPN-492 CCNA Routing & Switching 3 & 4 3.0
CMPP-402 Data Management 1.5
CPLN-400 Career Planning and Management 1.5
CPNT-402 Storage and Virtualization Solutions 3.0
CPRG-402 Messaging and Collaboration Infrastructure 3.0
NETT-410 Linux Installation and Administration 1.5

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name Credit
PRAC-406 Industry Practicum 3.0
Program Total 36.0


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


Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $ 17,856 $682 $288 $252 $ 19,078

International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $29,532 $682 $288 $460 $30,962


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: $460
  • For more information on Health and Dental Benefits for International students please contact the International Centre.

Books and supplies*

  • Tuition includes all required textbooks. Students should be prepared to subscribe to Office 365 Business Premium at their own expense.

Find out about tuition and financial aid.

* 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.

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

Fall 2020


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.

Computers and laptops

This is a bring your own device program with a power-user hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page

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 Fall 2020 booklist will be available about two weeks before classes start. We recommend you wait to buy your books until your first few days of classes and speak with your instructors.


School of ICT: Fast-Track

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