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The School of Transportation has worked hand-in-hand with industry to help meet the workforce needs. 

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Clayton Carroll Automotive Centre

The Automotive Centre opened its doors in July 2002 and is a highly visible landmark on SAIT's main campus. After consulting and working with our industry partners, we were able to design a training facility that exceeded both students' and industry's expectations. The facility, built on three levels, offers 70,000 square feet of quality learning space including

  • 35,000 square feet dedicated to hands-on training in three Automotive Bays with the capacity to house 60 training vehicles
  • Six e-learning classrooms fully equipped with internet capability and laptop-ready stations for every student
  • Interactive SMART symposiums in every classroom which can integrate PowerPoint, the Internet, a Visual Presenter and the power of personal computing into every presentation
  • Five labs including a tune-up/electrical lab, first year and second-year apprenticeship labs, the General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) lab, and the Ford Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET) lab
  • Modern tools and equipment including two geometry-based alignment machines and a radial force variation tire balancer
It was SAIT's goal to provide an atmosphere nearly identical to what students will see in the workforce. Today's service technicians are more skilled than ever before; the vehicles today are more reliant on computers and require sophisticated repair equipment. The equipment in shops and labs meets or ex

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Art Smith Aero Centre

Accessible by private vehicle, public transportation or air, the Aero Centre's facilities and programs are designed and operated to meet the industry and SAIT standards, emphasizing exceptional classroom education and hands-on training. Corporate facilities and shared classroom space create opportunities for the industry to conduct its own training or participate in joint training.

Occupying 17 acres of land at the Calgary International Airport, connected to Taxiway N, the Art Smith Aero Centre includes::

  • A 21,000 sq. ft. hangar can accommodate a 737-700
  • 13 labs including sheet metal, composite material, gas turbine, avionics, helicopter, reciprocating engine, aircraft maintenance, and computer labs
  • 7 state-of-the-art classrooms
  • Study areas and a full cafeteria
  • 110,000 sq. ft. concrete apron (ground side)
  • 18,000 sq. ft. ancillary asphalt apron


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Centre for Rail Training and Technology

The School of Transportation has been providing premiere technology training solutions for the railway industry since the opening of its Centre for Rail Training and Technology (CRTT) in 1999. The CRTT offers modern, state-of-the-practice facilities, such as:

  • A signal lab
  • Regular switches and track setups
  • A mini-rail yard with 30

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