Technology Accreditation Canada Accredits Power Engineering Technology Program at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

26, May, 2017

Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) yesterday presented a national program accreditation certificate to the Power Engineering Technology program at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. The certificate is a symbol of achievement, signifying the program has met the high educational standards of Canada’s engineering technology profession. 

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

“This accreditation marks the sixth at SAIT, which demonstrates the institution’s strong commitment to its students,” notes Richard Stamper, TAC Executive Director. “Accreditation provides students, parents and the institution’s administration confidence that the program meets the profession’s standards.” 

“We are very pleased to receive TAC accreditation for Power Engineering, a key program in SAIT’s MacPhail School of Energy.  This, along with the other TAC accreditations provides meaningful recognition to our students and signifies the quality in SAIT’s programs.”

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.


Richard Stamper
Executive Director, 416-847-1016, ext. 254

SAIT Contact
Chris Gerritsen
Stakeholder & Public Relations, 403-284-8473

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