The Calgary Catholic School District (“CCSD”), in partnership with SAIT, CBE and Palliser School Districts, offers students an opportunity to earn SAIT course credits in the area of Engineering Design and Geospatial Technologies in addition to an Alberta High School Diploma. This is a one-semester program offered to CCSD students.
When is the information session?
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Location: SAIT campus, room MC319 (located on the third floor of the Stan Grad building)
What is a Engineering Design & Geospatial Technologies 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.
Who may enroll in this one-semester program?
Participants must be a minimum of 15 years of age at the start of the program. Any CCSD high school student is eligible to apply for this program and must:
- Complete HCS3000 Workplace Safety Systems
- Have earned:
- 60% in ELA 10-1 or 75% in ELA 10-2
- 60% in Math 10C
- Be on track to complete:
Note: A maximum of six CCSD students will be accepted each year.
- Math 31-1 or Math 30-2 with 50%
- ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2 with 50%
- Physics 20 or Science 30 with at least 60%
How do students earn dual credits in the Engineering Design & Geospatial Technologies Program while in high school?
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.
Who will teach the courses?
SAIT instructors will deliver the program at SAIT Campus with some materials delivered online through SAIT’s D2L. Students will be supervised by a CCSD off-campus teacher.
When will the classes take place?
Classes will take place at the SAIT Main Campus, Monday to Thursday from 8:30–11:30 a.m., beginning September 2018 and ending in January 2019.
What does the course load look like?
The program consists of one semester beginning in a student’s Grade12 year and attendance is a high priority. 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 SAITs state of the art construction shops.
How do students get to SAIT?
Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from SAIT. LRT access takes students right onto campus. Parking is available at a cost to the student.
Is there a cost to the program?
The tuition costs for this program is free to all students who are enrolled in a CCSD high school. All personal protective equipment will be provided. Students are required to purchase textbooks and manuals over the course of the program.
How to apply?
Students apply at their high school through their career practitioner or off-campus teacher by completing the application form found on D2L.