Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education

Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Dual Credit - ICT Networks & Hardware

Dual Credit - ICT Networks & Hardware


The ICT Networks & Hardware program bundles two courses, Introduction to Networks (CPNT219) and Introduction to Hardware (CMPH209) from SAIT’s new Information Technology Services diploma​ program. In Introduction to Hardware, students will gain hands-on experience with both the hardware and software essentials of computer systems. Introduction to Networks will introduce students to network terminology, devices, standards and different networking protocols. These courses both use the most recent technology and industry-supported curriculum to provide students with a strong foundation in IT services.

Program B​​enefits

  • Learn from experienced instructors about leading-edge technology and processes
  • Gain skills and knowledge in a growing local ICT industry
  • Get a jump start on your post-secondary education while still in high school
  • Build confidence through developing learning strategies and skills that support learning transitions  ​
  • 10 Cre​​dits, 30 ​le​​​vel CTS
    6 post-secondary credits

Student E​​​​ligibility

Open to CBE high school students who:

  • are in grades 11 or 12 during the program
  • have a strong interest to explore a pathway in software development
  • are detail-oriented and possess basic computer literacites including the ability to use word processing and communication software (knowledge of Microsoft Office is an asset)
  • are excited about working collaboratively in a post-secondary learning environment
  • are able to commit to the duration of the program and can attend in-person classes Monday to Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 11:30 am for the duration of the program
  • are on track to complete the following courses:
    • Math 30-1 or 30-2 (minimum 60%)
    • English 30-1 or 30-2 (minimum 60%)

Program Deliv​ery an​d Location

  • Online, synchronous learning (with the instructor and high school peers)
  • ​There may be an opportunity for an in-person class at SAIT during class time, TBD

Program D​a​​​tes

  • Semester 2 February to May
    • ​​Monday - Thursday mornings​, 8:30-11:30 AM
  • Considerations

    • Students must have space in their full year timetable to accommodate the program delivery, location, and dates indicated below.
    • Students must submit a personal learning schedule with their application (see application checklist for details).
    • Students must be registered as a full-time student, taking at least one course at their home high school each semester(work experience excluded).
    • Students will be expected to communicate with both their CBE supervising teacher and course instructor regularly.
  • How to Apply

    1. Read through the course(s) and/or program(s) of interest.
    2. Review program choice with your school Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counsellor for program readiness and timetabling concerns.
    3. You are highly encouraged to attend the Unique Pathways Information Night to ask questions of our program partners and determine if the program is a good fit for you. Connect with your Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance counsellor if you are unable to attend.
    4. Download and fill in the Dual Credit Application Form Package when available.
    5. Refer to the application checklist and ensure all items are complete.
    6. Book an appointment with your Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counselor before the deadline to complete your application, including signatures from all parties.
    7. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf.
  • Program Partner​


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  • Application Deadline:​​

    Applications for Winter 2025 are not yet available. Please check back in Fall 2024.​

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