Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education

Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Exploratory - Transportation Trades

Exploratory - Transportation Trades


Students can participate in a free one-semester program to explore several of the transportation trades (listed below). Students will learn from post-secondary journeyperson instructors, and develop skills for launch future career planning and/or use in everyday life. Training takes place across multiple schools within SAIT and includes the following areas of focus:

  • 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 gain:

  • Practical Applications
  • Safety Awareness
  • Workplace Competencies
  • Industry Engagement

And earn industry recognized credentials in:

  • Fall protection
  • Aerial Work Platform (Elevated Platform)
  • First Aid

Program Be​ne​​​fits

  • Skills, Training and Transition to Work or future programming
  • Training by qualified Journeyperson instructors
  • Connection to potential work placements
  • Completion of industry recognized safety credentials
  • Credits:
    • Students will earn up to 7 Work Experience credits, dependent on attendance​
  • Up to 7​ Work Experience C​redits

Student Eligib​​i​lity

Open to all CBE high school students, who:

  • Are in Grade 11 or 12 during the program
  • Are minimum 16 years of age
  • Are mature, punctual and reliable, as this is a post-secondary setting
  • Are able to commit to the duration of the program
  • Have completed the following Prerequisite courses:
    • HCS3000 – Workplace Safety Systems
    • HCS3010 – Workplace Safety Practices
    • CSTS2020 – Construction Safety Training Systems (HCS3950)

All courses are available through the home high school Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance Counsellor and should be completed prior to applying.


  • Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from SAIT main campus each day (1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB).
    • Transportation from SAIT main campus to Point Trotter will be arranged for students.
  • Students are responsible for catching up on missed work from their home high school when attending full days at Point Trotter.
  • Students will need CSA approved steel-toed boots

Program​​ Dat​​es

  • Semester 2 (February to June 2023), Monday to Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 am
    • Ther​e will be some full days on Mondays and Tuesdays in order to access programming at SAIT’s Point Trotter campus. These dates will be shared in advance.

Program Delivery a​​​​nd Location

  • In-person at SAIT main campus and Point Trotter
  • Note that bussing to Point Trotter will be arranged to and from the SAIT main campus.​
  • How to Apply

    • The application deadline for February 2023 programming has now passed. Please talk to your home high school Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!
    • Applications for Summer and Fall 2023 programs will be posted in Spring 2023 – check back often!
  • Program Partner​

  • Application D​eadline:

    The application deadline for February 2023 has now passed. Please talk to your home high school Off-campus Coordi​nator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!

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