Technology Accreditation Canada Accredits Electronics Engineering Technology Program at SAIT

February 6, 2020
Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) today celebrated with students, staff and faculty at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) accreditation of the institution’s Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) program. National program accreditation involves a comprehensive audit, including interviews with employers of graduates, alumni, students and faculty and a tour of the programs’ labs and student support services.  

The audit team of Gary Closson C.E.T. P.Eng., Michael Ghazi, C.E.T. and Kevin Harrison, P.Tech. noted the breadth of the curriculum, which provides graduates with employment opportunities in various industry sectors. Employers, advisors and alumni interviewed all stated graduates are well prepared with strong troubleshooting skills, are capable of quickly learning new skills and bring a professional approach to the workplace.

“The Electronics Engineering Technology program accreditation marks the twelfth program accredited at SAIT,” commented Richard Stamper, TAC Executive Director.  “We congratulate the program on this significant achievement as it demonstrates a commitment to its students, delivering a program which meets the current standards of the engineering technology and applied science profession.”

“SAIT recognizes the prestige and importance of being accredited by TAC. It was a pleasure to have Gary, Michael and Kevin at our institution over the accreditation process for our program,” remarked Joel Stadnick, SAIT Academic Chair of EET. “This is truly a huge milestone for our Electronics Engineering Technology Program.” 

Additionally, accreditation provides an expedited path to professional certification through The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta and other provincial engineering technology and applied science associations across Canada.

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Richard Stamper, TAC Executive Director, presenting the SAIT Electronics Engineering Technology Program accreditation certificate to McPhail School of Energy Dean, Lisa Weatherby, and SAIT Electronics Engineering Technology Academic Chair, Joel Stadnick, CET, and faculty and students.