Manufacturing and Automation, one of SAIT's founding schools, has a rich history in ironworking, industrial mechanics and welding. 

But this school has always been about looking ahead.

As industries have evolved, so too has our programming - we are continuously adapting and meeting the changes brought on by new technologies and innovation across a number of sectors.

By embracing change, we help you prepare for the ever-changing and growing world of work with practical skills and work-integrated learning opportunities.

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I really value my time at SAIT. The small class sizes, the relationships with the instructors and the hands-on learning where you do the work means everything you learn in the classroom applies to the real world.

Levi Kuta
SAIT alumnus, School of Manufacturing and Automation

Our programs

From pre-employment trades to non-destructive testing and mechanical engineering, along with new courses focused on machining, welding and fabrication technology, our programming meets the demands of industries ranging from oil and gas to transportation to textiles, plastics and industrial manufacturing.

Across all our courses is a focus on curriculum developed in close connection with industry emphasizing hands-on skill and tech-infused learning.

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School of Manufacturing and Automation

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SAIT is located on the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of Treaty 7 which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Îyârhe Nakoda of Bearspaw, Chiniki and Goodstoney.

We are situated in an area the Blackfoot tribes traditionally called Moh’kinsstis, where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. We now call it the city of Calgary, which is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.