Technology Accreditation Canada Accredits Five Engineering Technology Programs

November 7, 2016
Technology Accreditation Canada Accredits Five Engineering Technology Programs at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, First in Alberta

On October 24th, Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) presented certificates to faculty at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) recognizing national program accreditation for their Chemical Engineering Technology, Chemical Laboratory Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Instrumentation Engineering Technology and Geomatics Engineering Technology programs. 

As a national accrediting body for the engineering technology and applied science profession, TAC accreditation involves an qualified, trained audit team evaluating an educational institution’s program against the profession’s national standards, providing students, parents and the institution’s administration confidence that the program meets the standards. 

“We are proud to collaborate with SAIT on this important initiative, ensuring students receive an education that the engineering technology profession requires,” says Richard Stamper, TAC Executive Director. “Being the first TAC accredited programs in Alberta demonstrates SAIT’s sound leadership and commitment to its students.” 

“We are very pleased to be the first to receive TAC accreditation in Alberta.  We continually assess our programs and ensure they are aligned with industry and technology profession requirements, making our programs relevant and our students highly employable,” says Lynne Allan, Dean of the MacPhail School of Energy at SAIT.

The process of accreditation is recognized worldwide as an objective method of assessment and an important tool to identify program strengths and challenges. It also provides faculty an excellent team-building opportunity. This independent seal of approval, represents excellence in education and the high standards of the profession graduates will be joining.

About TAC
Through accreditation, TAC is committed to partnering with educational institutions to ensure students receive a quality education that meets the standards of Canada`s engineering technology profession. For more information about TAC or how to apply for accreditation, please visit

About SAIT
SAIT is a global leader in applied education, driven by enterprising collaborations with people and partners from around the world. Action-based learning in more than 100 career programs and over 1,400 part-time courses (including online and distance) empowers students to find success and build a future as entrepreneur, leaders and community builders. SAIT is honoured to be named Best Workplace for Volunteerism and Community Involvement for 2016 by Alberta Venture Magazine.


Left to right: Neera Arora – Instrumentation Engineering Technology,  Brad Donaldson, Vice President, Academic, Brett Lovas – Electrical Engineering Technology, Emily Lees – Chemical Laboratory Technology , Martin McDonald – Chemical Engineering Technology , Scott MacPherson – Geomatics Engineering Technology, Lynne Allan, Dean, MacPhail School of Energy