Foundations in Transportation Trades

Designed for: Students in Grades 11 and 12

Delivery: On-campus weekdays



Learn foundational skills and knowledge in this multi-disciplinary, hands-on program that focuses on the transportation industry.

Students will learn from journeyperson instructors and industry partners to develop skills in a variety of different transportation trades including:

  • Automotive Service Technician (AST)
  • Auto Body Technician
  • Automotive Management
  • Recreation Vehicle (RV) Service Technician
  • Crane and Hoisting Operator
  • Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Motorcycle Mechanic

Students will also earn industry recognized credentials, safety awareness and workplace competencies.

Is this the right fit for me?

This program is for students in Grade 11 and 12 who enjoy:

  • applied learning and working with their hands
  • mechanical and electronic work
  • problem solving and creativity
  • looking to explore a career in the trades

Program length

Exploring Transportation Trades is offered over one semester and requires a commitment of four mornings per week on SAIT campuses. Please note, there will be some full days to access programming that takes place at SAIT’s Point Trotter campus.

How to apply

Students interested in youth foundations studies should contact their career practitioner, high school counselor or off-campus coordinator.

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School board partners

SAIT currently offers youth foundations programs within the following school board jurisdictions.

Calgary Board of Education Calgary Catholic School District Palliser Regional School District Foothills Academy Society Rockyview School Division
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