The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies was one of the first post-secondary institutes in the country to be fully governed by First Nations leaders. The school has campuses in Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Regina, all of which offer a full range of support services, including elders and life-skills coaches. For students who are making the transition from a rural community to the city, the school offers community resource workers to assist with finding housing and child care. It also has eight community learning centres throughout Saskatchewan.
SIIT’s growing program roster includes diplomas, certificates, academic upgrading and apprenticeship and trades training. Some programs have a distinctly First Nations focus, like the First Nations child care certificate and diploma program. Other programs include community studies addictions, office education, information technology and women-in-trades. The school’s business program gives students a basic understanding of the operations of a corporation, charity or government organization. Through a transfer agreement, students in the two-year diploma can move to the University of Saskatchewan and First Nations University of Canada to complete a bachelor of commerce degree program.
|Size of school||Tuition (diploma)||Tuition (certificate)||Residence offerings|
|Small (fewer than 2,000 full-time students)||$3,700-$5,900||$3,700-$4,700||No|
• Aircraft Maintenance Engineering: The only program of its kind in the province, this initiative boasts support from major industry partners and a state-of-the-art lab complete with a helicopter, plane and many partial aircraft.
• Information Technology Support Specialist: This new certificate program focuses on training for entry-level IT jobs. Students gain hands-on experience with computer hardware, software and networking.
• Indigenous Practical Nursing: A pilot program bringing together Indigenous cultural teachings with Western medicine.
• IT Support Specialist
• Mental Health and Wellness
• Power Engineering