SAIT Polytechnic, or SAIT as it is referred to locally, is a polytechnic institute located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The acronym SAIT refers to "Southern Alberta Institute of Technology", which was the school's official name prior to 2006. SAIT offers more than 100 career programs in technology, trades and business. SAIT is a member of Polytechnics Canada and one of Alberta's Top 50 Employers.
SAIT's main campus overlooks the downtown core of Calgary and is served by the Calgary C-train light rail system. In addition to the main campus, SAIT has two other campuses located in Calgary: Mayland Heights and the Art Smith Aero Centre for Training and Technology.
SAIT Polytechnic is located in the NW division of the city of Calgary within close proximity to Downtown Calgary. The main campus is served by the C-Train line with its own dedicated train station and many buses. The campus is located on 16 Avenue (the Trans-Canada Highway) and 10th Street. Other campuses include the SAIT Mayland Heights campus and the Art Smith Aero Centre.
SAIT is currently embarking on the largest expansion in its nearly 100-year history. Construction of the $440 million Trades and Technology Complex began in the Fall of 2009. When completed in 2012, the Complex will add approximately 3,600 full-time training spaces.