Information navigation is a high-tech adventure and a sought-after skill. Industry needs technicians who can quickly find answers to questions asked by everyone, from students to CEOs. Students can complete the diploma through distance education courses. Please note: Student must meet the entrance requirements listed for the diploma program.
For those individuals who are looking at upgrading their skills, courses can be taken individually, as required, without going through the application process. For those interested in getting the diploma, please see the admission requirements below.
At least 60% in the following courses or equivalents:
- English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalents,
- Two of the following Grade 12 subjects: Math, Science, Social Science, Accounting, Law or a second language.
- LIBR-200 (Introduction to Libraries) may be substituted for one of the two Grade 12 subjects. This course is available through distance education.
- All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.
There are no additional selection requirements. Admission to this program will be offered on a first-qualified, first-accepted basis.
Apply now for the part-time program.
- Do you require Academic Upgrading or admission testing?
- Are you an International student?
- Did you complete high school courses in another province?
- Are you a transfer student?
- Do you require English language upgrading to meet the proficiency requirement?
To complete the diploma, students must take all the required courses plus 3 electives.
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|COURSE NAME||COURSE CODE||OFFERED|
|Introduction to Libraries||LIBR-200||Online|
|Computer Fundamentals||COMP-220||Classroom or Online|
|Bibliographic Description and Access I||LIBR-202||Online|
|Communication and Presentation Skills||COMN-220||Classroom or Online|
|Library Information Services I||LIBR-235||Online|
|Integrated Library Technology||LIBR-251||Online|
|Library Information Services II||LIBR-335||Online|
|Bibliographic Description and Access II||LIBR-252||Online|
|Communicating in the Workplace||COMM-352||Classroom or Online|
|Fundamentals of Information and Records Management||MGMT-244||Classroom or Online|
|Library Marketing||MKTG-360||Classroom or Online|
|Online Database Searching||DATA-375||Online|
|Library Technology Customer Service||LIBR-305||Online|
|Design Web Tools for Libraries||LIBR-320||Online|
|Bibliographic Description and Access III||LIBR-302||Online|
|Managing Digital Content||LIBR-323||Online|
|Advanced Information and Records Management||MGMT-246||Classroom or Online|
|Information Management Administration||MMGT-350||Classroom or Online|
|Library Practicum||PRAC-392||Classroom or Online|
|Services for Children & Young Adults||LIBR-315||Online|
|Collection Development for Adults||LIBR-260||Online|
|Library & Information Technology Project I||LIBR-349||Online|
|Library & Information Technology Project II||LIBR-399||Online|