May 25, 2024  
PUBLISHED 2024-2025 Credit Catalog 
PUBLISHED 2024-2025 Credit Catalog

Land Analyst

Location(s): Online

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Forge your path in the oil and gas sector with the Land Analyst certificate, an online program designed to provide you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to manage and coordinate land administration tasks effectively.

This ten-course credit program is tailored for those looking to make an impact by bridging the gap between corporations, landowners, regulatory bodies and government entities.

Your learning journey covers all aspects of surface land administration. The curriculum is crafted to give you direct knowledge and experience, enabling you to apply learned concepts directly to real-world scenarios. 

In this program, you will:

  • master land administration concepts and practices
  • gain proficiency in liaising between various stakeholders in the oil and gas industry
  • learn how to manage and maintain accurate land and lease records
  • gain expertise in coordinating data and projects and ensuring regulatory and environmental compliance
  • develop competence in managing relationships within communities affected by energy projects
  • grasp the evolving landscape of renewable energy and its impact on land administration.

Coordination and liaison roles are essential for the smooth operation of land management activities. Develop the competencies to manage land records, negotiate leases and ensure regulatory compliance.

Open the door to many career opportunities across various sectors, including energy, utilities, environmental and transportation. Prepare for roles such as land and records administrator, surface land coordinator, project analyst, community relations representative, lease records analyst, renewable energy land administrator and more.

Study at your own pace and build your career without putting your life on hold. Our online program offers the flexibility to balance your studies with personal and professional commitments.

Connect with peers and professionals through online forums, group projects and collaborative learning opportunities.

If you are a professional seeking to enter or advance in the land management sector of the oil and gas industry or looking for a comprehensive, flexible online program that fits your schedule, this program is for you. 

Traits, skills and aptitudes

As a land analyst, you need:

  • integrity and high ethical standards
  • written and verbal communication skills
  • interpersonal, negotiation and public relations skills
  • analytical, time-management and problem-solving skills
  • organizational skills and attention to detail
  • patience
  • ability to work with little supervision
  • computer skills
  • leadership skills to interact with all functions and levels of management
  • the ability to make decisions according to multiple, changing priorities under tight deadlines.

You should enjoy having clear rules and organized methods to guide your activities, dealing with legal matters and working with people from all walks of life. 

Practicum, co-op and work integrated learning opportunities

During your second semester, you’ll have the option to:

  • complete an eight-week practicum with an employer, or
  • complete a group project to refine your project management skills, including the planning and management of project scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk and procurement. 


After successfully completing this program, you’ll receive a SAIT Land Analyst certificate.

Program length

1 year

Not open to international applicants

This program is not available to international applicants at this time. 

Not eligible for CAJG

This program is not eligible for the Canada Alberta Job Grant

Related careers

Our graduates may work in the following occupations. Some careers require additional experience and education.

Potential careers (NOC):

  • Urban and land use planners (21202)
  • Land surveyors (21203)
  • Procurement and purchasing agents and officers (12102)

Admission requirements - Applicants educated in Canada

Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency and completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • 50% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2, and
  • 50% or better in Math 20-1 or Math 20-2.

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission for applicants educated outside Alberta.

Admission requirements - Applicants educated outside of Canada

All applicants who were educated outside of Canada must demonstrate English language proficiency and provide proof they meet the program admission requirements with an international document assessment. Find accepted educational documents and assessment options

SAIT may also accept courses completed at certain international post-secondary institutions.

Program outline

The Land Analyst certificate requires 30 credits (10 courses) to complete.

The program spans one year, with two semesters.

Elective courses

Choose one of the following courses.

Suggested schedule of study


You must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better each semester and pass the prerequisite courses to progress through the program.

To qualify for graduation, you must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Review our grading and progression procedure > 

Books and supplies

Supplies are approximately $1,000 - $1,500 per full-time year.

This is a bring-your-own-device program with a standard computer hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page.

Find your booklist on the SAIT Bookstore’s website. The booklist will be available closer to the program start date. Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn’t receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you’re in luck; no textbook purchase is required this term.

Energy program advising

For any questions or to set up an advising appointment, please contact our MacPhail School of Energy.

Phone: 403.284.8451

Program outcomes

  1. Communicate in a clear and concise manner with the energy and land environments.
  2. Generate and interrelate surface land documentation.
  3. Apply land, energy and agricultural terminology to daily surface land operations.
  4. Recognize and apply the specific surface land requirements on Government lands in Alberta.
  5. Manage projects relating to surface land operations.
  6. Investigate and apply current regulatory requirements.
  7. Analyze results of land research to maintain records within the land department.
  8. Analyze First Nations issues relating to surface rights.
  9. Apply current technological skills in the management of land documents.
  10. Explain the documentation supporting the life cycle of an energy development in Alberta.

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