What is dual-credit?
Our dual-credit programs provide high-school students with an opportunity to explore post-secondary education and career pathways while earning course credits, workplace certification or a SAIT credential alongside their high school diploma.
Students delve deeper into a subject area they are interested in, making learning more meaningful and relevant. Programs are often aligned to Career and Technology Studies curriculums.
Delivery of dual-credit offerings varies by course with some course delivered online and others are delivered on campus. For on-campus programs, students commute to SAIT campus one or more times a week during the school day to learn from our industry-trained instructors and get hands-on in our tech-enriched classrooms and labs. All dual-credit students receive a SAIT ID number as well as a permanent SAIT transcript. Students experience post-secondary life, familiarizing themselves with campus and its services, which builds their confidence when making the transition to higher education or work once they graduate.
Authorized and funded by Alberta Education in 2013, SAIT dual-credit programs are offered at no direct tuition costs to students and their families. In some instances, there may be out-of-pocket costs required for supplies such as personal protective equipment, textbooks, scrubs or other learning materials.
Students who successfully complete their high school requirements and their dual-credit program may be eligible to attend SAIT's convocation ceremonies.
Eligibility for dual-credit programs
Although pre-requisites and requirements vary between courses and programs, dual-credit studies are designed for students in grades 11 and 12. An interest in the subject matter and a desire to possibly pursue a career in the related industry are key to student success.
Students must be able to accommodate the dual-credit courses into their current school schedules and be ready to commit to the program for its entire duration, which can range from one to three semesters.
School board partners
SAIT currently offers dual-credit programs within the following school board jurisdictions.
- Calgary Board of Education
- Calgary Catholic School District
- Palliser Regional School District
- High Prairie School Division
- Rockyview School Division
- Stoney Education Authority