A part of SAIT since 1916, our school has a 100-year legacy of preparing you for careers in planes, trains and automobiles - and evolving programming to meet the technological changes that have come in that time.

That means new programs for remotely piloted aircraft systems, updated curriculums for those studying to repair cars, motorcycles and planes to meet the changes brought on by the digital revolution and ensuring the state-of-the-art learning spaces - including the Clayton Carroll Automotive Centre, Art Smith Aero Centre and the Centre for Rail Training and Technology.

Working closely with industry, we stay ahead of the curve to ensure you are career-ready when trading the classroom for the workforce. 

When you walk into the Clayton Carroll Centre, you know you're in an automotive building. And that comes with a sense of belonging shared by the students and the staff, and I think it's allowed us to also connect better with industry.

George Rhodes
Associate Dean, Apprenticeships and Skilled Trades

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Our programs

Whether you aim to fix cars and trucks, pilot drones or move, marshal and switch trains, we have the cutting-edge education you need.

With labs that mimic industry, you can learn in an environment that mirrors the workforce.

Aviation programs Automotive programs Heavy equipment programs Railway and logistics programs

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Our advising team is available from 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. 

If you'd like to speak to an advisor about a program you're interested in or currently taking, book an appointment with us!

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Our industry partners

Calgary Motor Dealers Association

Our partnership was established in 1985 when SAIT began to participate in the Calgary Motor Dealers Association's (CMDA) Annual International Car and Truck Show.

CMDA continues to be an important supporter of our diploma programs as well as the apprentices in the auto body, automotive, heavy equipment and parts programs, through scholarship funds. 

Ford Canada

Ford Canada selected SAIT as the Alberta-only approved Ford Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET) training centre.

Ford has donated $750,000 for ongoing support for the program.

General Motors

Our partnership began in 1984 when SAIT provided an instructor to GM to deliver courses on specialized electronics in Southern Alberta and British Columbia. Shortly thereafter, SAIT became one of two Canadian colleges to provide auto body training to GM personnel across the country.

In 1995, SAIT began delivering apprenticeship training to GM's Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP). GM has provided vehicles, equipment, tools and curriculum to support this program.


Melroe Bobcat

In 1996, SAIT started providing training to Bobcat equipment technicians in Western Canada and the Northwest Territories.

Bobcat trains SAIT's trainers and provides equipment and tools to support the partnership. SAIT benefits from having instructors updated in the latest technology and students benefit from having access to the latest equipment.

Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association

The Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) provides strong industry support through donations, scholarships, and programs directly supporting our Recreation Vehicle Service Technician apprentices.

Railway Association of Canada

The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) represents some 60-member freight, tourist, commuter, and intercity Canadian railways, playing a significant role in promoting the safety, viability, and growth of the railway industry within Canada.

Canadian National

Canadian National's (CN) goal is to be the best transportation company in North America. Employees working in rail yards, offices and intermodal terminals bring essential skills and play an important role in keeping our operations running smoothly.

Canadian Pacific Railway

Those at Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) are railroaders who value hard work, accountability and doing what we say we'll do. Why? Because they want to see their customers' businesses grow. This 130-year-old Canadian company is known for building businesses and building a nation.

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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.