Dual-Credit Water, Technology and the Environment

Designed for: students in grade 11 and 12

Delivery: Online or Blended

Length: 4 months

Intake: Winter 2024


With less than 1% of the world’s freshwater readily available for human consumption and demand expected to increase by 40% by 2030, effective governance and management of freshwater supplies is one of the most fundamental public goods challenges of our time.

Water is at the core of sustainable development and is critical for socio-economic development, healthy ecosystems and for human survival itself. Across the world there is growing momentum to address traditional and emerging threats to water resources through innovative technology.

In this course, you will explore new techniques that challenge existing water systems. You will be exposed to a range of innovations that are currently transforming or have the potential to transform the water sector. Within lectures and labs, you will be introduced to useful tools to support disruptive water management.

Is this the right fit for me?

This program is the right fit for students in Grade 11 or 12 who:

  • are interested in pursuing further post-secondary education or a career in water management or sustainability
  • enjoy working in a collaborative group environment
  • are comfortable independently completing online coursework.

Pathways to post-secondary

These courses are featured in the following SAIT programs:

Admission requirements

Students should be entering grade 11 or 12 in the same academic year as they begin WATR-302.

In order to apply to the Integrated Water Management diploma, students must have completed the following courses or equivalents:

  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1, or 60% in English Language Arts 30-2
  • At least 60% in Math 30-1, or Pure Math 30
  • At least 50% in Chemistry 20
  • At least 50% in Physics 20
  • At least 50% in Biology 20

There may be other pre-requisite or co-requisites required by the school board for admission into this dual-credit program. Check with your local school board for further information.

To qualify for graduation from SAIT, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete the course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

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How to apply

Learn more about how to register for dual-credit programs and courses.


Course Code Course Name SAIT Credits High School Credits
WATR-302 Innovation and Disruption in Water Systems 3.0 Up to 5.0
BIOL-210 Biology and Field Ecology 1.5 Up to 3.0
TECH-200 Water Data Collection and Technology 3.0 Up to 5.0

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