In partnership with SAIT, CBE and Palliser Regional Schools, the district offers students a free one-year program to earn Engineering Design and Geospatial Technologies credits while in high school.
About the program
The demand for engineering and geomatics technologists/specialists will increase in the coming years as the Alberta economy growth continues. This will also spur increased activity across the engineering and construction sector providing a need for newly trained employees in all of the associated industries.
Students in the Engineering Design and Geospatial Technologies Program will gain hands-on skills and foundational knowledge in areas related to digital drafting fundamentals, concrete production and quality and engineering plans, surveying and mapping.
The program consists of one semester beginning in a student’s Grade 12 year. All content will be covered over the fall semester and will include a mixture of classroom theory, as well as, hands-on applied learning in SAIT's state-of-the-art construction shops.
SAIT instructors will deliver the program on-campus at SAIT every morning, Monday to Thursday, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. with some materials delivered online through SAIT’s D2L. Students will be supervised by a Calgary Catholic off-campus teacher. The course will begin September 2018 and end January 2019. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from SAIT.
Tuition is free for students enrolled in a Calgary Catholic high school. All personal protective equipment will be provided. Students are required to purchase textbooks and manuals over the course of the program.
Students who are at least 15 years old must:
- Have completed HCS3000 Workplace Safety Systems
- Achieve at least 60 per cent in the following high school courses:
- ELA 10-1 or 75 per cent in ELA 10-2
- Math 10C
- Be on track to complete the following high school courses:
- Math 31-1 or Math 30-2 with 50 per cent
- ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2 with 50 per cent
- Physics 20 or Science 30 with at least 60 per cent.
Successful graduates of the program will earn:
- Up to 12 high school CTS credits
- Up to 7.5 SAIT credits
- Credit in three SAIT courses: Digital Drafting Fundamentals (CADD219), Concrete Production and Quality (CNST249) and Engineering Plans, Surveying and Mapping (MAPS204).
One of the three SAIT courses completed during this program may be applied towards a SAIT two-year Diploma in Engineering Design and Drafting Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Geomatics Engineering Technology or in a Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management.
Students can apply at their high school through their counsellor, career practitioner or off-campus teacher.