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
  • 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
  • Students must complete these courses within two weeks of being accepted into the program: HCS 3000 | HCS 3010 | CSTS 2020

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

    1. Read through the course(s) you are interested in applying for
    2. Review program choice with School Off-Campus Coordinator/Guidance Counsellor for program readiness and timetabling​
    3. You are highly encouraged to attend the Information Sessions either before or after you apply for the program(s) to ensure the program is a good fit for you
    4. Download and fill in the Exploratory Application Form Package.
    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 to complete your application with signatures from all parties
    7. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf

    All applications must be received on or before Monday, November 20, 2023 at 4:00 PM. An application does not guarantee a seat in the program

    Applications are now closed.​

    Unique Pathways invites students and guardians to save the date for an Information Sessions regarding details of your program(s) of interest. Follow the link to find out meeting dates, times and a link to the online Information Session.

  • Program Partner​

  • Application D​eadline:

    Application deadline for Winter (Semester 2) courses is November 20, 2023

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