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​​ility

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.

​Program​​ Dates

  • 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 and 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.​​
  • 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​

  • Application Deadline:​​

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

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