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Certificate and Diploma Programs and Credit Courses

School of Business

The Accounting certificate program provides practical and specialized training in the accounting profession. You may apply for the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Accounting certificate upon successfully completing the following 10 required courses, plus two of three elective courses (ACCT 122, ACCT 125, ACCT 220, ACCT 221, ACCT 226, ACCT 227, ACCT 236, ADTG 220, FIN 220, TAX 221 (currently under development for distance) plus two of ECON 100, STAT 120 or LAW 220).

This program is available in full through continuing education course offerings. For complete program information, check the program page.

Current course offerings listed below.
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  • (ACCT 236) Accounting Information Systems
  • (ADTG 220) Auditing
  • (STAT 120) Business Statistics
  • (LAW 220) Commercial Law
  • (ACCT 226) Cost Accounting 1
  • (ACCT 227) Cost Accounting 2
  • (ECON 100) Economics
  • (FIN 220) Finance
  • (ACCT 220) Intermediate Accounting 1
  • (ACCT 221) Intermediate Accounting 2
  • (ACCT 122) Introductory Financial Accounting 1
  • (ACCT 125) Introductory Financial Accounting 2
  • (TAX 221) Taxation 1
  • The Business certificate program provides foundation level of knowledge and skills in general business practices. You will receive training in accounting, communications, computers, marketing, human resources, economics, and financial mathematics. After successful completion of the Business certificate Program, you may decide to enter the workforce or continue your studies and earn a business diploma in one of the following specialties: Accountancy, Financial Services, Insurance, Human Resources, Management, or Marketing. Exposure to various subjects in the Business Certificate Program will help you decide which Business diploma specialty to pursue.

    For complete program information visit the program webpage.

    Current course offerings listed below.
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  • (ACCT 136) Automated Accounting
  • (BCOM 105) Business Communications
  • (MATH 139) Business Mathematics
  • (LAW 220) Commercial Law
  • (ECON 100) Economics
  • (COMP 120) Information Systems
  • (HR 120) Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • (ACCT 122) Introductory Financial Accounting 1
  • (ACCT 125) Introductory Financial Accounting 2
  • (ACCT 225) Managerial Accounting
  • (MKTG 120) Marketing
  • (ADMN 220) Organizational Behaviour
  • Business Information Systems (formerly known as Computer Information Systems) is a diploma program that provides knowledge and skill development in the fundamental principles of information systems and business solution development. Your studies will include a variety of software development languages (Visual Studio.NET, Java, COBOL) and target platforms (Windows, networked software and web application development).

    You will study data gathering and modeling, the database management systems used by businesses to store information and retrieval techniques of database and programming languages. In addition, you will learn the systems analysis, design methodologies and project management skills necessary to carry information technology projects from inception to implementation. These skills will be complemented with training in the fundamentals of computer hardware technology, networking and various operating systems (Windows, Unix, Linux). You will also study the critical business functions that leverage information technology in day-to-day operations and integrate this knowledge into the development of meaningful information technology solutions.

    Successfully completing accredited computer science programs helps graduates pursue the Information Systems Profession of Canada (I.S.P.) designation.


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  • (BCOM 105) Business Communications
  • (STAT 120) Business Statistics
  • (ACCT 122) Introductory Financial Accounting 1
  • (ACCT 225) Managerial Accounting
  • (ADMN 220) Organizational Behaviour
  • (HR 236) Organizational Change
  • Business Planning is an applied certificate program that provides knowledge and skill development in preparing a comprehensive business plan for your own business. You will learn how to research your idea, analyze your idea’s potential, use your business plan to access financing and use your business plan as a business management guide. Each course you successfully complete is a credit toward Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Entrepreneurship and Small Business Program.


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  • (BUS 155) Business Plan Preparation
  • (FIN 151) Financial Strategy
  • (HR 145) Human Resource Strategy
  • (MKTG 164) Market Research 1
  • (MKTG 165) Market Research 2
  • (MKTG 166) Marketing Strategy
  • (BUS 154) Operational Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business is a certificate program that provides the practical business knowledge and skill development needed to start and manage a small business. Upon successfully completing the program, you will have a comprehensive business plan based on your own business idea. You will receive training in entrepreneurship, bookkeeping, communications, marketing, management, computer applications, operations, financial management, human resources and preparing a business plan.

    Selected courses for this program are available through distance and/or continuing education course offerings. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Prince Albert. For complete program information, check the program page.


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  • (SYST 147) Automated Accounting
  • (BKPG 141) Automated Simulation
  • (BKPG 140) Bookkeeping for Small Business
  • (BUS 155) Business Plan Preparation
  • (PR 145) Customer Service
  • (CEXP 142) Discovering Entrepreneurship 1
  • (FIN 145) Financial Statement Analysis
  • (FIN 151) Financial Strategy
  • (HR 145) Human Resource Strategy
  • (MKTG 164) Market Research 1
  • (MKTG 165) Market Research 2
  • (MKTG 166) Marketing Strategy
  • (BUS 154) Operational Strategy
  • (MKTG 148) Selling Skills
  • (BKPG 142) Small Business Expenses
  • The Human Resources Management Certificate program provides highly practical and specialized training in the human resource profession. The program is designed to help students acquire the academic knowledge necessary to prepare for the Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation.

    This program is available through continuing education distance and evening/Saturday course offerings. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Current course offerings listed below.
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  • (BCOM 105) Business Communications
  • (ADMN 255) Conflict Management
  • (HR 234) Employee Engagement
  • (ADMN 224) Entrepreneurship
  • (HR 120) Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • (HR 233) Labour Relations
  • (ADMN 206) Leadership Development
  • (ADMN 220) Organizational Behaviour
  • (HR 236) Organizational Change
  • (MKTG 228) Project Management
  • (HR 231) Strategic Compensation
  • (HR 230) Talent Acquisition
  • (HR 232) Training and Development
  • Office Administration (formerly Office Education) is a certificate program offered at three of our Saskatchewan Polytechnic campuses - in Moose Jaw, in Regina and in Prince Albert. The complete program can be taken through continuing education (blended learning).

    This program provides knowledge and skill development related to the business office environment, with an emphasis on computer applications. Instruction is augmented by projects that will give you a hands-on understanding of the demands and rewards of work in an office setting.

    You will receive practical training in:

    • word processing
    • spreadsheets
    • databases
    • calendars and schedules
    • presentations
    • publishing and web page maintenance
    • keyboarding
    • manual and automated accounting
    • office procedures, including records management
    • interpersonal and written communication skills
    • employability skills and job search techniques'

    For complete program information visit the program webpage.

    Current course offerings listed below.
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    Courses
  • (ACCT 105) Accounting
  • (ACCT 136) Automated Accounting
  • (BCOM 100) Business Communications
  • (BCOM 102) Business Communications 2
  • (COAP 138) Computer Suite Application
  • (BCOM 103) Interpersonal Communications
  • (CKEY 101) Keyboarding 1
  • (CKEY 102) Keyboarding 2
  • (OPRO 100) Office Procedures
  • (EMPS 105) Personal Management
  • (OPRO 133) Records Management
  • (COAP 117) Spreadsheet Applications
  • (COAP 115) Word Processing 1
  • (COAP 116) Word Processing 2
  • Retail Customer Service is an applied certificate program that is available through Continuing Education for delivery both on campus at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, and off campus at various locations.

    If you enjoy working with people and would like to embark on a career in retail, this program provides you with the knowledge and skills needed for an entry-level position.

    This program specifically responds to the need for entry-level workers in the retail sector. As a retail worker, you will serve customers directly by helping them find items and answering their product questions. You will also run the point-of-sale system, stock shelves, maintain inventory, and keep the facility clean and neat. Depending on the retail operation, you may also be called upon to place orders with suppliers, perform basic office functions, deposit cash, pump gas, prepare and serve fast food, and perform other related duties.

    You will develop your skills and knowledge in:

    • basic retail operations
    • computer use
    • communication
    • safe fuel handling
    • food safety
    • customer service and sales
    • personal finance management
    • professionalism

    For complete program information, check the program page.


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  • (PR 145) Customer Service
  • (COMM 127) Industry Communications
  • (MKTG 148) Selling Skills
  • Service Excellence Applied Certificate Program

    School of Construction

    Architectural Technologies (Building Sciences and Interior Design) is a diploma program. It provides knowledge and skill development in the properties and function of construction materials, criteria and methods of building construction and design, preparing construction documents and contract administration. The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists’ (CCTT) Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) accredits the program at the Technologist level.

    Selected courses for this program are available through Continuing Education distance and/or on campus learning. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Campus in Moose Jaw. For complete program information, check the program page.


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  • (TCOM 102) Communication in Technology
  • (TCOM 103) Workplace Communication
  • Carpentry is a certificate program. It is a program for individuals not currently employed in the carpentry trade. You will receive basic knowledge and develop the skills needed to work in the residential, commercial construction and related industries.

    For complete program information, check the program page.


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  • (COMM 127) Industry Communications
  • School of Health Sciences

    Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technology is a diploma program that provides the knowledge and skill development needed to perform a specific range of procedures, including laboratory tests, general radiography and electrocardiograms. The clinical experience, consisting of 29 weeks, may take place anywhere in Saskatchewan and at multiple sites. Students are required to challenge and pass comprehensive competency-based exams in radiography, laboratory and electrocardiography in order to successfully complete the program. Graduates will then be eligible to work as a CLXT and apply for membership in the Saskatchewan Association of Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technicians (SACLXT).

    Selected courses in this program are available through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.


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  • (APHY 191) Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • (APHY 282) Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • (CHEM 199) Clinical Chemistry 2
  • (ECRD 180) Electrocardiography
  • (INFC 180) Infection Control and Safety
  • (MTER 180) Medical Terminology (180)
  • (SPCR 100) Transferring, Lifting, Repositioning
  • Longer life expectancies, a growing population of senior citizens, more focus on outpatient treatment – these are some of the reasons for the increasing demand for continuing care assistants. The Continuing Care Assistant program provides the knowledge and skills you need to move into this rewarding field. It is a one-year certificate program that combines hands-on classroom learning with practical clinical experience. Practicums provide direct experience in home care, long-term care, special care and acute care settings.

    You will build knowledge and skills related to application of long-term care philosophy in different settings, addressing individual psychosocial needs, dementia management strategies, gerontology (a major area of study), administering personal care, promoting independence in a safe environment, working with individuals with different physical and cognitive impairments and working with people of different cultures.

    This program is available through distance and/or continuing education, and is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Prince Albert. For complete program information, check the program page.

    The program may also be offered through regional colleges or work based training sites throughout the province. For more information contact Catharine Wirth at 306-659-4363 at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus, Dr. Ursula Osteneck at 306-765-1788 at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus, or Wendy Treble 306-775-7764 at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina campus.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.

    Graduates of the Continuing Care Assistant program are eligible to apply for the bridging option into the Practical Nursing program.

    Part-time students may take the following courses prior to application and acceptance to the program, but must apply thereafter: ANAT 100, COMM 197, COMM 291, DEMC 183, DEMC 280, FAID 1003, HUMD 187, NUTR 198, SANT 181, SFTY 194, SPCR 100, SPCR 101, SPCR 102, SPCR 180, SPCR 182, SPCR 192.
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  • (SPCR 103) Assisting with Special Procedures
  • (ANAT 100) Body Systems
  • (CLIN 232) Clinical - Home Care/Community
  • (CLIN 219) Clinical - Special Care 2
  • (CLIN 100) Clinical - Special Care I
  • (DEMC 183) Dementia - Behaviour
  • (DEMC 280) Dementia Family Care
  • (SPCR 102) End of Life Care
  • (COMM 197) Helping Skills (197)
  • (HUMD 187) Human Growth and Development
  • (COMM 291) Interpersonal Communications
  • (NUTR 198) Nutrition
  • (SPCR 101) Observing, Recording and Reporting
  • (SPCR 182) Personal Care
  • (SPCR 192) Personal Competence
  • (SPCR 184) Post Acute Care
  • (SFTY 194) Professional Assault Response Training
  • (SPCR 180) Safe Environment
  • (SPCR 284) Special Needs 1
  • (SPCR 285) Special Needs 2
  • (SPCR 1001) TLR Re-certification
  • (SPCR 100) Transferring, Lifting, Repositioning
  • Cytotechnology is a diploma program that provides knowledge and skill development in diagnosing disease through the recognition of alterations in cell morphology. The program is based on the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science’s competency profile (with appropriate topics added to address local needs). Students are science and technology oriented, enjoy independent and meticulous microscopic work, are comfortable with a high degree of responsibility and are strong decision makers. The program includes 45 weeks of practicums.

    Graduates are eligible to write the national certification exam set by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) and for licensure with the Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists (SSMLT).

    Selected courses in this program are available through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Application is currently restricted to Canadian residents.


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    Courses
  • (APHY 191) Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • (APHY 282) Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • (INFC 180) Infection Control and Safety
  • (MTER 180) Medical Terminology (180)
  • Information management is increasingly in demand, particularly in the health care field where high-quality information is critical to high-quality care. Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Health Information Management (HIM) is one of 19 programs in Canada recognized by the Canadian College of Health Information Management (CCHIM). Only graduates of CCHIM-recognized programs are eligible to write the national certification exam and be recognized as health information management professionals.

    The two-year diploma program emphasizes a practical, hands-on style of learning. The curriculum is designed to provide knowledge and skill development in biomedical sciences, information science, technology, legal aspects of health information and integration of clinical and financial information. You will learn how to provide leadership and expertise in data collection and coding, data quality, record content and retention, record/systems management, patient access to health information, privacy, security and confidentiality, interpretation and analysis of health data, transition to the electronic health record and e-HIM (electronic health information management).

    All courses except the practicum (which must be completed in an accredited hospital chosen by the program) are available through distance and/or continuing education. Travel may be required for the practicum component. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Campus in Regina. For complete program information, check the program page. For more information on the distance program please refer to the student handbook (pdf).

    It may take up to a year to place out-of-province students in clinical practicum sites in their home province.

    You can apply to take this distance program anytime throughout the year. If you are interested in starting the program in the fall, it is strongly recommended that you apply before the end of May (if not earlier). It takes time to process applications and some classes begin at the end of August. Intake is ongoing, but if you apply late you may have to take October classes rather than August classes, which can have a significant impact later in the semester. You may take the following courses prior to being accepted into the program:

    • MED 161
    • APHY 162
    • APHY 262
    • PATH 161
    • HINF 160
    • COMM 262
    • PSYC 160
    • COMP 173
    • COMP 174
    • COMP 175
    • COMP 176

    Study schedules (pdf) for completing the program in 3 or 4 years are available. It is strongly recommended that you pick one path and maintain it. Once you choose your classes for the year please email Tara at tara.fournier@saskpolytech.ca. The HIM program must be completed within five years.


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  • (APHY 162) Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • (APHY 262) Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • (CLIN 257) Clinical - Coding 1
  • (CLIN 258) Clinical - Coding 2
  • (CLIN 288) Clinical - Coding 3
  • (CLIN 161) Clinical - Foundations of Health Information Management
  • (COSC 262) Database Programming
  • (HINF 260) Epidemiology
  • (CFEX 1600) Final Comprehensive Exam
  • (HINF 262) Health Care Law and Ethics
  • (HINF 266) Health Informatics
  • (HINF 161) Health Information Analysis 1
  • (HINF 261) Health Information Analysis 2
  • (PRAC 165) Health Information Practicum 1
  • (PRAC 262) Health Information Practicum 2
  • (HINF 265) Health Information Systems
  • (HINF 160) Health Record Systems
  • (HINF 263) Human Resource Management in Health Care
  • (COMP 176) Introduction to Microsoft Access 1
  • (COMP 174) Introduction to Microsoft Excel I
  • (COMP 175) Introduction to Microsoft Excel II
  • (COMP 173) Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint and Web Publishing
  • (MED 161) Medical Terminology
  • (PATH 161) Pathophysiology 1
  • (PATH 272) Pathophysiology 2
  • (PATH 273) Pathophysiology 3
  • (PSYC 160) Psychology 1
  • (STAT 260) Statistics for Health Sciences
  • (HINF 264) Theories and Concepts of Health Information Management
  • (COMM 262) Workplace Communication
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant is an applied certificate program that provides the knowledge and skill development needed to perform a specific range of specimen collection and pre-analytic procedures in the medical laboratory. Your clinical experience, consisting of 9 weeks, may take place anywhere in Saskatchewan and at multiple sites. Graduates are eligible to write the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) Medical Laboratory Assistant national certification examination.

    Selected courses in this program are available through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.

    This is a high demand program. The application period is October 1 to February 15 each academic year. Applications are currently restricted to Canadian residents.


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  • (INFC 180) Infection Control and Safety
  • (APHY 189) Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (also called Anatomy and Physiology)
  • (MTER 180) Medical Terminology (180)
  • Medical Laboratory Technology is a diploma program that provides knowledge and skill development in applying scientific, technical and medical principles to perform and evaluate a broad spectrum of laboratory tests in a health care environment. You will also gain an appreciation of the medical laboratory technologist’s role as a professional member of the health care team. The program is based on the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science’s competency profile (with appropriate topics added to address local needs). It includes 41 weeks of clinical experience.

    Graduates are eligible to apply to write the national certification exam set by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) and for licensure with the Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists (SSMLT).

    Selected courses in this program are available through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.

    This is a high demand program. The application period is October 1 to February 15 each academic year. Application is currently restricted to Canadian residents.


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    Courses
  • (APHY 191) Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • (APHY 282) Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • (INFC 180) Infection Control and Safety
  • (MTER 180) Medical Terminology (180)
  • (MICR 1800) Microbiology Refresher
  • Medical Radiologic Technology is a diploma program that provides knowledge and skill development in understanding and applying the principles of science and medicine as they relate to medical radiography. You will become technically competent with the techniques and equipment used in diagnostic imaging departments. You will study anatomy and physiology, X-ray equipment, photographic process, pathology, radiobiology and protection, and radiological and radiographic techniques, professionalism and patient care. It includes 50 weeks of clinical experience.

    Graduates are eligible to write the national certification exam set by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) and for membership in the Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (SAMRT).

    Selected courses in this program are available through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.

    This is a high demand program. The application period is October 1 to February 15 each academic year. Application is currently restricted to Canadian residents.


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  • (APHY 191) Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • (APHY 282) Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • (INFC 180) Infection Control and Safety
  • (MTER 180) Medical Terminology (180)
  • Practicums and Orientations

    Therapeutic Recreation is a diploma program that prepares you to meet the physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs of individuals with a diverse range of impairments. Graduates work with other health care professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team. Therapeutic recreation (TR) uses recreation and leisure as a modality to facilitate independent functioning and enhance quality of life. The program includes three separate practicum experiences that allow you to apply your developing knowledge, skills and abilities in a variety of settings. You will learn how to:

    • apply the TR process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation
    • document client progress
    • use a variety of facilitation techniques to meet individual client goals
    • practice therapeutic recreation based on acknowledged professional standards
    • modify and adapt activities for individuals with a variety of impairments and barriers
    • participate as a member of a health care team

    This program is available in full through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


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  • (EMPL 180) Employability Skills
  • (THRC 291) Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation
  • (THRC 182) Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation
  • (THRC 190) Hlth Promotion/Therapeutic Rec
  • (HUMD 188) Human Growth & Development
  • (HUMR 186) Interpersonal Skills
  • (APHY 189) Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (also called Anatomy and Physiology)
  • (THRC 187) Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation
  • (THRC 290) Issues and Trends in Therapeutic Recreation
  • (MTER 180) Medical Terminology (180)
  • (THRC 283) Mental Health, Addictions and Therapeutic Recreation
  • (THRC 183) Physical and Cognitive Disabilities
  • (PSYC 188) Psychology A
  • (PSYC 189) Psychology B
  • (THRC 188) Research and Evaluation
  • (SOCI 184) Sociology A
  • (SOCI 185) Sociology B
  • (THRC 292) T. R. Integration Seminar 1
  • (THRC 293) T. R. Integration Seminar 2
  • (THRC 294) T. R. Integration Seminar 3
  • (THRC 289) Therapeutic Recreation and Aging
  • (THRC 284) Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Education
  • (THRC 281) Therapeutic Recreation Assessment
  • (THRC 189) Therapeutic Recreation for Children and Youth
  • (THRC 285) Therapeutic Recreation Inclusive Leisure Services
  • (PRAC 177) Therapeutic Recreation Practicum 1
  • (PRAC 280) Therapeutic Recreation Practicum 2
  • (PRAC 281) Therapeutic Recreation Practicum 3
  • (THRC 184) Therapeutic Recreation Process
  • (THRC 286) TR Program Management
  • School of Hospitality and Tourism

    Food and Nutrition Management is a diploma program that provides knowledge and skill development in applying the principles of nutrition and diet therapy to menu planning, staff training, patient teaching, promoting sales through marketing and merchandising, and maintaining high standards of food quality. You will develop a sound understanding of the fundamentals of food production and food and beverage service. You will learn how to:

    • evaluate nutrition fads and fallacies
    • participate as a member of a health care team
    • counsel clients on special diet needs
    • use computer applications in food service management
    • manage and coordinate catering activities and cafeteria promotions

    The Canadian Society of Nutrition Management accredits the program. Graduates are eligible for membership in the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management and the Saskatchewan Society of Nutrition Management. Graduates are also eligible to receive 450 hours of credit toward obtaining a Journeyperson Cook status.

    Select courses in this program are available through distance education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR page or the transfer credit page.


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  • (COMM 291) Interpersonal Communications
  • (COMP 174) Introduction to Microsoft Excel I
  • (COMP 175) Introduction to Microsoft Excel II
  • (COMP 179) Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
  • (COMP 171) Introduction to Microsoft Word
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management is a diploma program that provides you with a thorough background in the hospitality industry. You will learn how to work and manage in the various departments within the hospitality industry, including the front office, housekeeping, catering, food and beverage, and marketing. You will develop your interpersonal communication, computer, practical and conceptual skills and be prepared for the industry’s demand for employees who have strong employability skills. The hospitality industry supports this program by helping with practicums, providing guest lecturers, sponsoring scholarships and working with the program to evaluate curriculum.

    Select courses in this program are available through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.


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  • (COMM 291) Interpersonal Communications
  • (COMP 174) Introduction to Microsoft Excel I
  • (COMP 175) Introduction to Microsoft Excel II
  • (COMP 179) Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
  • (COMP 171) Introduction to Microsoft Word
  • School of Human Services and Community Safety

    Aboriginal Policing Preparation is a certificate program that provides the knowledge and skills needed to enter the field of law enforcement. Your studies will focus on basic investigative techniques, addictions, criminal justice system, history of policing, criminal law, interpersonal communication skills, preparation for police assessment (including test taking, resume writing and interviewing skills), family violence, suicide intervention, first aid and CPR, Aboriginal issues, health and fitness (including assessment and training for the physical fitness standards required by police forces). Many of the courses are transferable to the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Correctional Studies Program.

    Additional offerings may be scheduled based on demand. For information regarding future offerings, contact:
    Prince Albert campus, Val Strom, 306-765-1775
    Regina campus, Kate Roberts, 306-775-7483
    Saskatoon Campus, Denise Hauta, 306-659-4034

    For complete program information, check the program page.


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  • (CORR 167) Criminal Justice System
  • Correctional Studies is a diploma program that provides the knowledge and skill development needed for entry level positions in correctional institutions and justice agencies. You will receive a strong foundation in reintegration and security to assist in the management of a wide variety of offender populations. Your studies will focus on strong interpersonal communication skills, working knowledge of the criminal justice system, understanding and dealing with deviant behaviours, working within the prison culture, managing conflict, aggression and violence, case management process and risk needs assessment, suicide intervention and prevention techniques, problem-solving, applying dynamic and static security skills, role of community corrections, youth justice initiatives and restorative justice, working with offenders from Aboriginal and diverse cultural backgrounds, ethics and professionalism in corrections, the Rule of Law and the Duty to Act Fairly.

    The program is delivered in partnership with provincial and federal correctional agencies and includes two work experiences, one in the federal system, one in the provincial system.

    For complete program information, check the program page.


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  • (CORR 167) Criminal Justice System
  • Disability Support Worker (formerly Rehabilitation Worker) is a certificate program that provides knowledge and skill development related to helping individuals with challenging needs/disabling conditions reach their optimal level of functioning within their society. If you are patient, friendly and interested in helping people, this program can help you develop the skills you need to help individuals in all levels of daily living activities.

    You will be prepared as a front line worker. You will be exposed to a variety of caring, secure and stimulating environments where you will have opportunities to develop and demonstrate your skills in program planning and implementing appropriate activities for persons with disabilities. Theory and practicum experiences will provide you with opportunities to develop a broad knowledge base. You will learn how to care for a wide range of people, from infants to adults.

    This program is available in full through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.


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  • (PERS 180) Basic Care Skills
  • (HUMS 180) Comprehensive Behavioural Support
  • (SFTY 184) Crisis Prevention
  • (ORTN 382) Disability Support Worker Certificate Orientation 1
  • (PRAC 382) Disability Support Worker Certificate Practicum 1
  • (PRAC 383) Disability Support Worker Certificate Practicum 2
  • (EMPL 180) Employability Skills
  • (HUMD 188) Human Growth & Development
  • (COMM 291) Interpersonal Communications
  • (SPSY 185) Intro Disability Support Serv
  • (PLAN 182) Person Centered Planning
  • (SPSY 287) Professional Role
  • (HLTH 182) Quality of Life Enhancements
  • (HUMD 191) Sexuality and Disabilities
  • (SPSY 281) Studies of Exceptionality A
  • (SPSY 282) Studies of Exceptionality B
  • (SPSY 186) Understand Exceptionalities 1
  • (SPSY 291) Understand Exceptionalities 2
  • Early Childhood Education is a certificate program that provides knowledge and skill development in establishing a safe, secure and stimulating environment for children. You will develop an understanding of children’s varying physical, social, cognitive, creative and emotional development. You will also develop an understanding of the importance of play as a vehicle for learning. The program meets the license requirement ECE II classification of the Child Care Regulations, 2001, Early Years Branch, Ministry of Education.

    This program is available in full through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Prince Albert. For complete program information, check the program page.

    You may take the following courses prior to application and acceptance to the program, but must apply thereafter: COMM 291, ECE 106, ECE 142, EMPL 180, HUMD 100 and HUMD 183.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (HUMD 100) Child and Adolescent Development
  • (HUMD 183) Child Guidance 1
  • (PRAC 104) Early Childhood Education Certificate Practicum 1
  • (PRAC 105) Early Childhood Education Certificate Practicum 2
  • (EMPL 180) Employability Skills
  • (ECE 142) Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • (COMM 291) Interpersonal Communications
  • (ECE 100) Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • (ECE 181) Observation of Children
  • (ECE 104) Programming for Cognitive Development
  • (ECE 102) Programming for Creative Arts Development
  • (ECE 103) Programming for Language Development
  • (ECE 105) Programming for Social and Emotional Development
  • (ECE 106) Role of Play in Early Childhood Education
  • (ECE 101) Roles and Values of the Early Childhood Educator
  • The Early Childhood Education diploma program builds on the knowledge, attitudes and skills developed in the Early Education certificate program. You will further enhance your knowledge by studying expanded theory. You will have opportunities to demonstrate your increased skill and independence in a variety of child care situations. The program meets the license requirement ECE III classification of the Child Care Regulations, 2001, Early Learning and Child Care Branch, Ministry of Education.

    This program is available in full through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Regina. For complete program information, check the program page.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (ADMN 204) Administration Skills for Early Childhood Educators
  • (ECE 220) Anti-Bias Education for Early Childhood Education
  • (HUMD 200) Child Guidance 2
  • (SPSY 279) Children With Diverse Abilities 1
  • (SPSY 289) Children with Diverse Abilities 2
  • (PRAC 244) Early Childhood Education Diploma Practicum 3
  • (PRAC 245) Early Childhood Education Diploma Practicum 4
  • (ECE 221) Observation and Assessment
  • (ECE 200) Play Environments
  • (PD 240) Professionalism in Early Childhood Education
  • (ECE 201) Program Planning for Early Childhood Education Programs
  • (ECE 202) Programming for Infants and Toddlers
  • (ECE 226) Programming for School Age Children
  • (COMM 294) Teamwork Skills
  • Educational Assistant (formerly known as the Teacher Assistant Program) is a certificate program that provides the knowledge and skill development needed to assist the classroom teacher in inclusive educational settings with children and youth who have diverse learning needs. It combines theory and practical application for elementary and secondary age students in the K-12 school system.

    You will be introduced to various learning styles and the adaptations required in assisting special needs students to reach their full educational potential. You will be prepared to reinforce student learning and support developmental and behavioural tasks. You will also learn how to address the personal needs of students. You will study:

    • social, emotional and cognitive development
    • health and wellness promotion
    • the role and responsibilities of being an educational assistant
    • how to support the teacher in particular subject areas
    • communication skills
    • classroom management techniques and crisis prevention
    • awareness of cultures
    • family dynamics
    • exceptionalities

    As an educational assistant, you will support and assist in establishing a healthy learning environment so that all children and youth may achieve their potential. A practicum provides hands-on experience and assures that you have the opportunity to use your skills in a real world setting.

    This program is available in full through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Students may take the following courses prior to application and acceptance to the program, but must apply thereafter: CLTR 180, COMM 291, EMPL 180, HUMD 100, PERS 180, and SFTY 184.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (PERS 180) Basic Care Skills
  • (HUMD 100) Child and Adolescent Development
  • (SFTY 184) Crisis Prevention
  • (CLTR 180) Culture and Diversity
  • (PRAC 174) Educational Assistant Certificate Practicum 1
  • (PRAC 175) Educational Assistant Certificate Practicum 2
  • (EMPL 180) Employability Skills
  • (FMLY 181) Family Dynamics
  • (HUMD 101) Guiding Behaviour
  • (COMM 291) Interpersonal Communications
  • (HUMR 180) Roles and Responsibilities
  • (SPSY 281) Studies of Exceptionality A
  • (SPSY 282) Studies of Exceptionality B
  • (EDUC 180) Supporting Instruction 1
  • (EDUC 181) Supporting Instruction 2
  • Esthetician

    Funeral Service is certificate program delivered in cooperation with the Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan. If you are a compassionate person interested in helping people, this program can help you develop the skills you need to support individuals who are coping with death and provide essential services involved in the care of final arrangements for a loved one.

    You will study a core component of courses followed by a specialty of embalming or funeral directing, or both. In the core program you will develop skills and gain knowledge in anatomy and physiology, computer skills, communication skills, jurisprudence and ethics, and acts, bylaws and regulations specific to the funeral industry.

    Upon successfully completing the core courses, you will have the opportunity to complete the Embalmer Specialty as part of the Funeral Service certificate or the Funeral Director Specialty. You may choose to complete both specialties and receive a Funeral Service certificate for each of the specialties.

    This program is available part-time and full-time by distance education delivery through continuing education at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


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    Courses
  • (FNRL 181) Arrange Funerals
  • (FNRL 282) Business Practices and Processes in the Funeral Service Industry
  • (PR 145) Customer Service
  • (FNRL 281) Direct Funerals
  • (FNRL 280) Embalming
  • (COMM 291) Interpersonal Communications
  • (APHY 189) Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (also called Anatomy and Physiology)
  • (COAP 171) Introduction to Desktop Publishing
  • (COMP 179) Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
  • (COMP 172) Introduction to Microsoft Word and Excel
  • (ETHC 184) Jurisprudence and Ethics
  • (LEAD 180) Leadership and Group Dynamics
  • (MICR 185) Microbiology for Funeral Service
  • (ORTN 199) Orientation to Funeral Services
  • (PATH 186) Pathophysiology
  • (PD 143) Professionalism
  • (PSYC 160) Psychology 1
  • (PSYC 280) Psychology of Grief
  • (FNRL 180) Restorative Arts
  • (COM 101) Written and Oral Communications
  • Every employer must meet the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.  There is a demand for qualified and experienced occupational health and safety practitioners in every industry because employers are building their OH&S teams.

    The Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Practitioner program offers two credential options: an applied certificate for those wanting to enter the field and a certificate for practitioners who want a more advanced level of education and  qualifications for a career in occupational health and safety.

    Apply for the applied certificate if you:

    • want an entry level position in OH&S
    • have industry experience and want to ad occupational health and safety to your credentials
    • work as an OH&S practitioner and require one year post-secondary education to write the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) exam to become a professional
    • are a member of a working group and want to know more about OH&S
    • want to work in an OH&S department along with other OH&S professionals (specialist coordinator)
     

    Apply for the certificate if you:

    • are a graduate of the applied certificate and want to further your education
    • have industry experience and want to add Occupational Health and safety to your credentials
    • want to study, prepare to write the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) exam
    • work in a one person OH&S department division
    • want a higher level position in OH&S department / division as a officer, superintendent, manager or supervisor

    Graduates of the OH&S practitioner program learn the skills needed to provide knowledgeable advice that employers need to develop, implement and evaluate company safety management systems. Graduates will learn how to create effective teams, communicate effectively and coach employees to work safely.

    When you add an OH&S certificate and the CRSP designation to your current education and experience you have an added advantage as a job seeker. The Saskatchewan Polytechnic OH&S certificate courses will help you to prepare to write the CRSP exam. Students are also encouraged to take additional safety training courses throughout their career to stay current in the field. Students should gear their education to employer job postings.

    Additional skills needed: good computer skills (typing, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint), good organization and problem solving skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, a passion for preventing workplace injury and compassion for others.

    The applied certificate is offered through part-time distance online courses as well as full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. The certificate is offered as print-based or online distance courses plus two face-to-face train-the-trainer courses. The certificate includes all applied certificate courses.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (HLTH 190) Accident Causation, Analysis and Investigation
  • (SFTY 171) Auditing Safety Management Systems
  • (PCOM 180) Communication Strategies
  • (SFTY 198) Contractor Safety Systems
  • (HLTH 187) Disability Management
  • (HLTH 191) Ergonomics
  • (SFTY 199) Fire Prevention and Protection
  • (HLTH 188) Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene 1
  • (HLTH 189) Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene 2
  • (HLTH 181) Occupational Health and Safety Programming
  • (MGMT 191) Organizational Behaviour and Leadership
  • (PRAC 189) Practicum
  • (EDUC 182) Principles and Practices of Adult Learning
  • (HLTH 192) Respiratory Test/Train Trainer
  • (HLTH 180) Risk Analysis and Hazard Control
  • (SFTY 191) Safety Systems
  • (TRAN 181) Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Train the Trainer
  • (WHMS 184) WHMIS Train the Trainer
  • Recognition of Prior Learning Practitioner is an advanced certificate program that provides practical training in all aspects of the recognition of prior learning field. The program will prepare you in recognition of prior learning practices such as PLAR, credit transfer and qualification recognition, with emphasis on prior learning assessment and recognition practices.

    Application for admission is not required to enrol in individual courses of this program. When you have completed all required courses and met admission requirements, you may apply to graduate from the Recognition of Prior Learning Practitioner program.

    For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit.For further information see the Transfer Credit Page or the PLAR Cadidate Guide located on the program page.

    Course materials can be ordered from the bookstore or by calling 1-866-569-8398. Please have your Course Reference Number (CRN) and Course Code ready when placing your order.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (RPL 204) Advisory Services
  • (RPL 200) Introduction to the Recognition of Prior Learning
  • (RPL 205) Portfolio Development
  • (RPL 203) Prior Learning Assessment
  • Victim Services Coordination is an applied certificate program that prepares students for employment/ continued employment with agencies providing services to victims of crime and other traumatic events. Your studies focus on case management, volunteer coordination, community partnerships, client service strategies, criminal justice, coordination of traumatic events, self-care.

    For information regarding future offerings, contact:
    Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina campus, Kate Roberts, 306-775-7483

    For complete program information, check the program page.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (COM 110) Client Service Skills
  • (HUMR 101) Clients with Diverse Needs
  • (CORR 167) Criminal Justice System
  • (COUN 100) Crisis Intervention
  • (COMM 291) Interpersonal Communications
  • (HUMR 100) Roles and Responsibilities
  • The Youth Care Worker certificate program provides knowledge and skill development in the care and support of children, youth and families in communities. You will learn how to facilitate the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of children and youth while focusing on strengths and opportunities for growth.

    You will examine the various aspects of children’s growth and development and learn how to develop therapeutic relationships with children, youth, their families and other informal helpers. You will also learn how to work directly day-to-day with children and youth. A rich combination of theory and practical applications will help you develop a strong foundation in providing assistance to youth and their families. Your studies will include:

    • interpersonal communication skills
    • Aboriginal awareness
    • addictions
    • techniques of problem-solving
    • health and wellness
    • human sexuality
    • sociology
    • the criminal justice system
    • planning and implementing activities
    • behavioural intervention strategies
    • therapeutic activities
    • crisis prevention/self-protection strategies
    • theoretical basis of professional child and youth care work
    • employability skills

    In addition to lectures and other classroom learning activities, you will participate in practicum placements where you will receive hands-on experience integrating core concepts into practice, developing skills and engaging in the design and delivery of programs with agency supervision. Your practicum placement may be in a group home, community agency, community school or residential treatment facility.

    This program is available in full through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon and on a part-time basis during the day over a year and a half at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Regina. For complete program information, check the program page.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (YCW 189) Aboriginal Awareness
  • (YCW 284) Addictions
  • (MGMT 193) Behaviour Supports/Youth Care
  • (SFTY 184) Crisis Prevention
  • (EMPL 180) Employability Skills
  • (YCW 282) Family Systems
  • (HLTH 183) Health Promotion in Youth Care
  • (HUMD 188) Human Growth & Development
  • (COMM 291) Interpersonal Communications
  • (REHA 281) Program Planning (281)
  • (SOCI 184) Sociology A
  • (SOCI 185) Sociology B
  • (YCW 188) Therapeutic Activities
  • (SEM 185) YCW Cert Integration Seminar 1
  • (SEM 282) YCW Cert Integration Seminar 2
  • (YCW 187) Youth Care Practices 1
  • (ORTN 385) Youth Care Worker Certificate Orientation 1
  • (PRAC 384) Youth Care Worker Certificate Practicum 1
  • (PRAC 385) Youth Care Worker Certificate Practicum 2
  • The Youth Care Worker diploma program builds on the skills developed in the Youth Care Worker certificate program. You will learn about specific issues and develop the specialized skills needed to work with youth. You will study:

    • cultural diversity
    • suicide prevention
    • sexual victimization
    • abnormal psychology
    • therapeutic intervention strategies
    • community development
    • conflict resolution
    • family systems
    • individual assessment and development of case plans
    • small group facilitation
    • agency administration

    Your practicum placements will provide you with hands-on experience in applying your knowledge and skills and in integrating theory and practice. They may take place in a group home, community agency, community school or residential treatment centre. This program is available in full through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon and on a part-time basis during the day over a year and a half at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Regina. For complete program information, check the program page.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (SPSY 290) Abnormal Psychology
  • (ADMN 286) Administration
  • (YCW 285) Conflict Resolution
  • (CLTR 180) Culture and Diversity
  • (HUMR 281) Group Facilitation (281)
  • (PSYC 188) Psychology A
  • (PSYC 189) Psychology B
  • (YCW 283) Sexual Victimization
  • (COUN 180) Suicide Intervention
  • (YCW 281) Youth Care Practices 2
  • (PRAC 398) Youth Care Worker Diploma Practicum 1
  • (PRAC 399) Youth Care Worker Diploma Practicum 2
  • School of Information and Communications Technology

    Computer Engineering Technology is a diploma program. It provides knowledge and skill development related to computer engineering and digital electronics. Hardware is emphasized. The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists’ (CCTT) Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) accredits the program at the Technologist level. After two years of suitable industrial experience, graduates are eligible for membership in the Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians (SASTT) as Applied Science Technologists.

    Selected courses for this program are available through Continuing Education distance and on campus learning. The program is available fulltime at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Campus in Moose Jaw.For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR page or the transfer credit page.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (TCOM 102) Communication in Technology
  • (TCOM 103) Workplace Communication
  • Computer Systems Technology is a diploma program that provides extensive technical training related to the computer industry. You will learn how to:

    • develop interactive web pages with multimedia components
    • install and configure computer hardware and software
    • design, install and manage local area networks
    • troubleshoot and repair hardware problems at a board swapping level
    • perform systems analysis and design
    • develop computer programs in several programming languages
    • provide end-user technical support services
    • develop proficiency with a number of common computer application packages

    The Canadian Information Processing Society accredits the program. This accreditation will help you pursue the Information Systems Professional of Canada (ISP) designation. As a member of the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance (MSDNAA), Saskatchewan Polytechnic has incorporated internationally accredited courseware into the program to ensure our curriculum is current and in demand by the computer industry.

    Selected courses for this program are available through distance education and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (COAP 173) Data and Document Management
  • (CNET 184) Data Communications & Networking 1
  • (CDBM 190) Database Management
  • (COSC 180) Introduction to Programming
  • (COOS 181) Operating System Fundamentals
  • (CWEB 180) Web Site Development
  • Digital Graphic Design is an advanced certificate program that provides the digital graphic design skills needed to create interesting and effective graphic solutions for websites, banner ads, CD-ROMs and interactive media such as Flash. Building on skills you developed in the New Media Communications certificate program, you will learn advanced skills in raster and vector graphics. You will study major artistic periods throughout history, learning their defining characteristics and creating a wide variety of works modelled after their style. You will also create a portfolio that contains a selection of your best work.

    This program is available on a part-time and full-time basis. Students wishing to take the full program in one academic year need to register through Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR page or the transfer credit page.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (GRPH 200) Advanced Raster Skills
  • (GRPH 201) Advanced Vector Skills
  • (ART 200) Art History (major periods and styles)
  • (DSGN 205) Contemporary New Media Design
  • (DSGN 204) Design Processes and Critical Studies
  • (GRPH 202) Digital Document Layout
  • (GRPH 203) Introduction to Colour Management
  • (MULT 210) Introduction to Portable Document Format (pdf)
  • (MKTG 202) Marketing and Advertising
  • (EMPS 201) Portfolio Design and Presentation
  • (DSGN 203) Type as a Design Element
  • Dynamic Web Development is an advanced certificate program that provides the skill development needed to be proficient in developing sophisticated and interactive web content. Building on skills you developed in the New Media Communications certificate program, you will develop competence in building and implementing dynamically driven websites, online databases, electronic catalogues and e-commerce solutions. Your studies will include:

    • databases (Access and SQL)
    • operating systems (Windows and Linux)
    • server side scripting (PHP)
    • data driven web applications
    • data driven Flash applications
    • e-commerce
    • security

    This program is available on a part-time and full-time basis. Students wishing to take the full program in one academic year need to register through Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR page or the transfer credit page.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (PROJ 201) Dynamic Web Project
  • (COMP 206) E-Commerce
  • (COMP 201) Introduction to Database Design
  • (COMP 176) Introduction to Microsoft Access 1
  • (COMP 200) Operating Systems
  • (CSEC 200) Security
  • (COMP 204) Server Side Scripting 1
  • (COMP 205) Server Side Scripting 2
  • (COMP 202) Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Interactive Media Production is an advanced certificate program that provides the skills needed to be proficient in developing content using rich media tools.

    Building on skills you developed in the New Media Communications certificate program, you will learn how to build sophisticated media in a stand-alone configuration and integrated with server-side processes. You will learn how to script in Flash, develop interactive CD-ROMs, author DVDs and develop material using content management systems and electronic learning environments. A research course will provide you with an opportunity to explore emerging technologies such as wireless delivery to cell phones and PDAs.

    This program is available on a part-time and full-time basis. Students wishing to take the full program in one academic year need to register through Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus. For complete program information, check the program page.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (DGTL 201) Advanced Audio and Video Compression
  • (MULT 206) Advanced DVD Authoring
  • (MULT 208) Advanced Interactive Technologies
  • (MULT 207) Alternate Delivery Platforms
  • (DGTL 200) Audio Post Production and Effects
  • (PROJ 202) Interactive Media Project
  • (MULT 204) Interactive Multimedia Authoring
  • (MULT 202) Introduction to Compositing
  • (MULT 205) Introduction to Content Management Systems
  • (MULT 203) Introduction to DVD Authoring
  • (MULT 209) Introduction to Learning Management Systems
  • (DSGN 202) Usability, Interactivity and Interface Design
  • The Media Arts Production certificate program introduces you to the multifaceted world of media production. You will learn how to take creative ideas and transform them into a variety of media formats. You will acquire knowledge and develop skills in operating and maintaining media production equipment, media aesthetics and preparing materials for a variety of communication situations. You will also learn how to produce full media programs. Your studies will focus on audio recording and production, presentation software and equipment, script writing, design principles, formatting, manipulating and editing graphics, video production and editing, electronic publishing, still imaging and oral, written and electronic communication skills. A hands-on, practical approach will help you become a dynamic, self-motivated, professional media arts production specialist.

    Selected courses for this program are available through distance learning. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Prince Albert. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (DSGN 101) Design Principles
  • (CNET 140) Electronic Communication
  • The Media Arts Production diploma program builds on skills gained in the Media Arts Production certificate program, offering further development in media production theories and techniques. You will receive in-depth training in audio and video post-production, learn advanced production techniques and develop management skills related to a media production environment. You will also learn the fundamentals of producing, video acquisition, post-production, sound recording and editing. You will advance your skills and knowledge in digital audio production and processing, lighting techniques and design, web and DVD authoring fundamentals, creating effective visual presentations, and project management and scheduling. The program blends the practical experiences of working with audio, video and other elements with creative design solutions in order to develop and produce original dramatic, training, marketing and documentary productions.

    Selected courses for this program are available through distance learning. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Prince Albert. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information visit our PLAR page or the transfer credit page.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (MULT 202) Introduction to Compositing
  • (MULT 203) Introduction to DVD Authoring
  • (MULT 120) Web Authoring
  • Have you ever wanted to learn how to create websites, develop interactive media productions, create animations and graphics, edit digital audio or video? The New Media Communications certificate is a generalist program in which you will use a variety of up-to-date software and state of the art facilities to create a wide selection of projects. You will also complete a portfolio of work. You will be introduced to a wide range of media related topics and learn design and production skills in:
    • graphic interface desiggraphic creation and editing
    • web page development
    • digital photograpy
    • writing
    • concept development
    • management principles
    • usability studies
    • digital audio
    • digital video
    • 2D animation
    • 3D modeling and animation
    Selected courses for this program are available through distance learning. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Prince Albert and Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Regina. For complete program information, check the program page. Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.
    Program Details


    Courses
  • (MULT 128) Advanced HTML
  • (DSGN 101) Design Principles
  • (GRPH 100) Graphic Elements
  • (COMM 127) Industry Communications
  • (DSGN 106) Interface Design
  • (MULT 127) Intermediate Flash
  • (MULT 124) Intermediate HTML
  • (MULT 125) Introduction to Flash
  • (MULT 114) Introduction to JavaScript
  • (MULT 130) Introduction to New Media
  • (MULT 133) Project Development
  • (MULT 120) Web Authoring
  • (MULT 126) Web Development Essentials
  • (DSGN 103) Web Page Design Principles
  • Web Site Design and Development is an applied certificate program for those interested in the exciting field of technology-based communication. You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to apply internet concepts in the design and development of websites. You will learn how to build visually attractive websites that are intuitive and easy to navigate, and develop the skills needed to build quality sites with interactive content. You will use up-to-date techniques to create the look, feel and navigation for websites. You will also learn how to administer websites, install and configure http and ftp servers, and develop an understanding of website security issues. Your studies will focus on:

    • graphic design principles
    • graphic production
    • HTML and website development
    • Flash
    • JavaScript
    • network fundamentals; web and ftp server set up and configuration
    • interface design and website usability

    This program is available on a part-time and full-time basis. Students wishing to take the full program in one academic year need to register through Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (MULT 128) Advanced HTML
  • (DSGN 101) Design Principles
  • (GRPH 100) Graphic Elements
  • (MULT 127) Intermediate Flash
  • (MULT 124) Intermediate HTML
  • (MULT 125) Introduction to Flash
  • (MULT 114) Introduction to JavaScript
  • (MULT 120) Web Authoring
  • (MULT 126) Web Development Essentials
  • (DSGN 103) Web Page Design Principles
  • School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing

    CAD/CAM Engineering Technology is a diploma program that provides knowledge and skill development in applying computer and scientific principles related to solving engineering and manufacturing problems. You will develop an understanding of engineering design and learn how to provide technical assistance in managing CAD/CAM systems.

    You will receive training in CAD/CAM related engineering disciplines, CAD/CAM hardware, software and computer networking, operating machine tools (including CNC equipment), quality assurance, concurrent engineering and rapid prototyping. The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists accredits the program at the Engineering Technologist level. After two years suitable industrial experience, you will be eligible for membership in the Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians as an Applied Science Technologist.

    Selected courses for this program are available through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (ENGM 191) Applied Mechanics: Statics
  • (CAD 1800) AutoCAD® Level I & AutoCAD® LT
  • (DRFT 390) CAD Drafting 1
  • (DRFT 391) CAD Drafting 2
  • (TCOM 102) Communication in Technology
  • (TCOM 103) Workplace Communication
  • Saskatchewan’s natural resource boom is a major factor in the growing demand for chemical technologists. Chemical Technology is a diploma program that focuses on knowledge and skill development in chemical analysis and chemical plant operation. The emphasis is on hands-on learning. In addition to labs and applied research projects, you will get realworld experience during a four-week industry training session. You’ll develop a strong foundation of knowledge and skills in:

    • analytical instrumentation
    • basic, organic, physical, analytical and environmental chemistry
    • chemical engineering
    • handling and manipulating chemicals
    • laboratory quality control and assurance
    • recording, processing and reporting data
    • servicing and maintaining scientific instruments

    The Chemical Technology program is accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) at the Chemical Technologist level. After two years of suitable industrial experience, Saskatchewan Polytechnic graduates are eligible to apply for membership with the Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians (SASTT) as Applied Science Technologists.

    Selected courses in this program are available through distance and/or part-time continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (COMP 174) Introduction to Microsoft Excel I
  • (COMP 175) Introduction to Microsoft Excel II
  • (COMP 179) Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
  • (MATH 192) Lab Math
  • (SFTY 185) Lab Safety
  • (CHEM 191) Organic Chemistry
  • (CHEM 290) Organic Chemistry 2
  • Electrical Engineering Technology is a diploma program. It provides knowledge and skill development in solving problems related to generating, distributing, transmitting and using electrical energy. You will also study automated industrial control systems. The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists’ (CCTT) Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) accredits the program at the Technologist level. After two years of suitable industrial experience, graduates are eligible for membership in the Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians (SASTT) as Applied Science Technologists.

    Selected courses for this program are available through Continuing Education distance and on campus learning. The program is available fulltime at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Campus in Moose Jaw. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR page or the transfer credit page.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (TCOM 102) Communication in Technology
  • (TCOM 103) Workplace Communication
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology is a diploma program. It provides knowledge and skill development in designing, troubleshooting and servicing electronic equipment and circuits. Extensive hands-on and practical labs provide you with exposure to current industry techniques and equipment. In the second year of the program, you will design, test, construct and document a unique electronic product.

    The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists’ (CCTT) Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) accredits the program at the Engineering Technologist level. After two years of suitable industrial experience, graduates are eligible to apply for membership with the Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians (SASTT) as Applied Science Technologists.

    Selected courses for this program are available through Continuing Education distance and/or on campus learning. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR page or the transfer credit page.


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    Courses
  • (TCOM 102) Communication in Technology
  • (TCOM 103) Workplace Communication
  • Engineering Design and Drafting Technology (formerly Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technology) is a diploma program. It provides knowledge and skill development in performing computerized design and drafting functions in an industrial or engineering setting. The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists’ (CCTT) Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) accredits the program at the Engineering Technologist level. After two years of suitable industrial experience, graduates are eligible to apply for membership with the Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians (SASTT) as Applied Science Technologists.

    Selected courses for this program are available through Continuing Education distance and/or on campus learning. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Campus in Moose Jaw. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR page or the transfer credit page.


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    Courses
  • (TCOM 102) Communication in Technology
  • (MAT 120) Mathematics for Construction Engineering Technologies
  • (TCOM 103) Workplace Communication
  • Geomatics and Surveying Engineering Technology is a diploma program. It provides knowledge and skill development in using science and technology for collecting and using geographically referenced data. Geomatics involves the location and mapping of natural and man-made physical features, and property and other boundaries. This information is required for resource development, infrastructure projects (such as roads and pipelines) and all types of industrial, commercial, public and private construction projects.

    The term “geomatics” includes the more traditional and well known fields of surveying and mapping, and a number of topics related to collecting and managing geographic data that are based on new technologies. Data is now collected in the field using electronic survey instruments and satellite receivers, derived from aerial photographs and satellite imagery, transferred electronically, manipulated in computers using specialized software and displayed with Geographic Information Systems and as digital maps. The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists’ (CCTT) Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) accredits the program at the Technologist level.

    Selected courses for this program are available through Continuing Education distance and/or on campus learning. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Campus in Moose Jaw. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR page or the transfer credit page.


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    Courses
  • (TCOM 102) Communication in Technology
  • (MAT 120) Mathematics for Construction Engineering Technologies
  • (TCOM 103) Workplace Communication
  • Instrumentation Engineering Technology is a diploma program. It provides knowledge and skill development in understanding and applying the instrumentation used to measure, record and control process variables (such as flow, temperature, level and pressure). The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists’ (CCTT) Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) accredits the program at the Engineering Technologist level. After two years of suitable industrial experience, graduates are eligible for membership in the Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians (SASTT) as Applied Science Technologists. Graduates also receive advance credit standing for apprenticeship training in the Industrial Instrument Mechanic trade.

    Selected courses for this program are available through Continuing Education distance and on campus learning. The program is available fulltime at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Campus in Moose Jaw.For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR page or the transfer credit page.


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    Courses
  • (TCOM 102) Communication in Technology
  • (PIPE 1803) Domestic Gas Fitter/Refrig Mech
  • (TCOM 103) Workplace Communication
  • Machinist is a one-year certificate program offered in Saskatoon and Regina. You’ll learn on a variety of machine tools in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped shops including lathes, mills, drill presses, surface grinders, CNC lathes and machining centres. You’ll also learn online, blended training for the CNC course, and participate in an industry-based work experience.

    For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


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    Courses
  • (COMM 127) Industry Communications
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology is a diploma program. It provides knowledge and skill development in applying scientific principles to solve basic engineering problems in various mechanical industries. Your studies will focus on mechanical design, industrial systems and instrumentation, and HVAC and controls. The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists’ (CCTT) Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) accredits the program at the Engineering Technologist level. After two years of suitable industrial experience, you will be eligible to apply for membership with the Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians (SASTT) as an Applied Science Technologist.

    Selected courses for this program are available through Continuing Education distance and on campus learning. The program is available fulltime at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR page or the transfer credit page.


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    Courses
  • (ENGM 191) Applied Mechanics: Statics
  • (TCOM 102) Communication in Technology
  • (TCOM 103) Workplace Communication
  • Mining Engineering Technology is a diploma program that focuses on the application of scientific principles to basic mining engineering problems in both hard and soft rock mining environments. Your studies will focus on surface and underground surveying, mine ventilation, ground control and mine planning and design.

    You will receive training in surveying, drafting, computer applications in mining, mine safety, basic geology, mine ventilation, ground control, mine hydrology and environmental concerns, ore processing and transportation, soil, concrete and shotcrete testing, project management, fluid mechanics and basic geophysics, electricity and instrumentation.

    Selected courses for this program are available through Continuing Education distance and on campus learning. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.


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    Courses
  • (TCOM 102) Communication in Technology
  • (ENGP 1800) Power Eng/Limited Fireman
  • (COMM 262) Workplace Communication
  • School of Natural Resources and Built Environment

    Civil Engineering Technologies is a three-year diploma program offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus. It includes five academic semesters and two mandatory four-month consecutive Co-operative Education work terms. The program offers two areas of concentration. Civil Construction and Water Resources.

    Selected courses for this program are available through Continuing Education distance and on campus learning. The program is available fulltime at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Campus in Moose Jaw. For complete program information, check the program page.


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    Courses
  • (MAT 246) Analytic Geometry and Calculus
  • (TCOM 102) Communication in Technology
  • (MAT 120) Mathematics for Construction Engineering Technologies
  • (TCOM 103) Workplace Communication
  • Environmental Engineering Technology is a diploma program. It provides knowledge and skill development in applying the principles of science and engineering to traditional engineering practices so the adverse effects of human activity on the environment are minimized. The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists’ (CCTT) Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) accredits the program at the Technologist level for acceptance of academic credentials across Canada. After two years of suitable industrial experience, graduates are eligible for membership in the Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians (SASTT) as Applied Science Technologists.

    Selected courses for this program are available through Continuing Education distance and on campus learning. The program is available fulltime at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Campus in Moose Jaw. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR page or the transfer credit page.


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    Courses
  • (MAT 246) Analytic Geometry and Calculus
  • (TCOM 102) Communication in Technology
  • (MAT 120) Mathematics for Construction Engineering Technologies
  • (TCOM 103) Workplace Communication
  • Geographic Information Science for Resource Management is a certificate program. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) use modern technology to automate, integrate, analyze and communicate spatially-based information. You will develop skills and acquire knowledge through a hands-on approach to GIS software and related skills and technologies.

    These include:

    • mapping and compassing
    • air photo interpretation
    • Global Positioning Systems
    • remote sensing and image analysis
    • computer programming
    • database design

    Selected courses for this program are available through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Prince Albert. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR page or the transfer credit page.


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    Courses
  • (COMP 176) Introduction to Microsoft Access 1
  • (COMP 173) Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint and Web Publishing
  • Integrated Resource Management is a diploma program that provides knowledge and skill development in a variety of disciplines in the natural resource sector. These include enforcing regulations, collecting and analyzing data, monitoring resource use and public relations. You will receive training in:

    • fish, wildlife, forestry and parks management
    • applying Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to resource management situations
    • mapping, compassing and remote sensing
    • air-photo use and interpretation
    • applying statistics to resource management problems
    • research design, analysis and technical reporting
    • implementing quality control
    • surviving in the wilderness
    • operating and maintaining vehicles, boats and all terrain vehicles

    Graduates are recognized by the North American Wildlife Technologists Association (NAWTA) as accredited practitioners in fish and wildlife management procedures.

    Selected courses for this program are available through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Prince Albert. For complete program information, check the program page.


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    Courses
  • (COMP 174) Introduction to Microsoft Excel I
  • (COMP 175) Introduction to Microsoft Excel II
  • (COMP 171) Introduction to Microsoft Word
  • Resource and Environmental Law is a diploma program. It is a specialized program that streams graduates into the field of conservation and environmental law enforcement. Classroom theory, lab exercises and comprehensive simulated field investigations and activities will help you develop sound environmental protection, enforcement and investigation skills. You will be provided with the general knowledge and skills common to all areas of practice in the natural resources field, then pursue training to meet the specific requirements of resource and environmental law enforcement agencies.

    Selected courses for this program are available through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Prince Albert. For complete program information, check the program page.


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    Courses
  • (COMP 174) Introduction to Microsoft Excel I
  • (COMP 175) Introduction to Microsoft Excel II
  • (COMP 171) Introduction to Microsoft Word
  • Water and Wastewater Technician is a certificate program. It provides knowledge and skill development in operating and maintaining public and private water treatment plants, water distribution systems, wastewater treatment plants and wastewater collection systems. You will learn how to meet the demand for water of acceptable quality and quantity for municipal, industrial, agricultural and recreational use. You will also learn how to collect and treat wastewater to an acceptable level for discharge into receiving waters.

    The Water and Wastewater Technician Program allows operators to gain industry education, collect Continuing Education Units (CEU) and maintain Provincial Certification from the convenience of their home. You will focus your learning on:

    • water treatment
    • wastewater treatment
    • water distribution
    • wastewater collection
    • laboratory testing procedures
    • operating and maintaining treatment systems
    • enhancing computer application skills

    The program can also be used to prepare you, and existing operator, to challenge the Saskatchewan Provincial Operator Certification Examinations as recognized by Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment and the Operator Certification Board (OCB) of Saskatchewan.

    For complete program information, check the program page.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (COMP 170) Basic Computer Operation
  • (TCOM 102) Communication in Technology
  • (COMP 176) Introduction to Microsoft Access 1
  • (COMP 174) Introduction to Microsoft Excel I
  • (COMP 175) Introduction to Microsoft Excel II
  • (COMP 171) Introduction to Microsoft Word
  • (TCOM 103) Workplace Communication
  • School of Nursing

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) graduates who completed their program after the year 2000 can bridge into the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Practical Nursing program. By choosing the bridging option CCA graduates reduce their program of study. After successfully completing APHY 162, SOCI 160 and all three completer courses for Semester 1 students are eligible for PRAC 162 (Practicum 1) once they have applied to and are accepted into the program.

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic Continuing Care Assistant graduates receive transfer credit for NURS 163 Personal and Professional Relationships for having completed the CCA courses COMM 291 Interpersonal Communication and COMM 197.

    NURS 170 Nursing Arts 1 Completer, NURS 173 Health and Healing 1 Completer and NURS 174 Health Challenges add content that was not covered in the CCA Program.

    All applicants are required to meet the admission requirements of the Practical Nursing program that include:

    - Grade 12 with a minimum overall average of 65% in the following five subjects:
    • English Language Arts A30, English Language Arts B30, any 30 level mathematics*
    • one of Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30 and
    • one of Social Studies 30, History 30 or Native Studies 30

    - English Language Requirement

    Accepted applicants are required to provide evidence of a Criminal Record Check upon admission into the program. At the discretion of the practicum agency, you may be declined access to a clinical or work placement based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check. The cost of the Criminal Record Check is your responsibility.

    Proof of current Standard First Aid and CPR Health Care Provider C AED or equivalent is required prior to entry into the clinical practicum.

    Revised Mathematics Curriculum Requirement (Effective July 1, 2013)

    • Foundations of Math 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 (replacing any 30 level math above)
    • All other admission requirements remain unchanged

    Program Details


    Courses
  • (APHY 162) Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • (NURS 173) Health and Healing 1 Completer
  • (NURS 174) Health Challenges 1 Completer
  • (NURS 170) Nursing Arts 1 Completer
  • (SOCI 160) Sociology 1
  • Diabetes Education for Health Care Professionals is an advanced certificate program that provides health care professionals with the knowledge, judgment, skills and attitudes needed to meet the health care needs of individuals with diabetes. You will learn how to practice in accordance with the Primary Health Care Model using primary prevention strategies and the population health approach to disease prevention. The program is designed for:

    • registered nurses
    • licensed practical nurses
    • registered psychiatric nurses
    • dietitians
    • pharmacists
    • advanced care paramedics
    • nutritionists
    • recreation/exercise specialists

    This program is available in full through distance and/or continuing education. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


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    Courses
  • (HLTH 270) Activity Management
  • (HLTH 271) Complications - Acute and Chronic
  • (CLTR 260) Cultural Considerations
  • (HLTH 272) Diabetes Care Across the Lifespan
  • (HLTH 266) Diabetes Management: A Review
  • (HLTH 268) Insulin and Oral Agents
  • (HLTH 269) Nutrition Management
  • (HLTH 267) Primary Prevention
  • (EDUC 260) The Education Process
  • Diabetes Education for Health Care Providers is an applied certificate program that provides health care providers with the knowledge, judgment, skills and attitudes needed to meet the health care needs of individuals with diabetes. The program is for health care providers with the following designations:

    • community health representative (CHR)
    • community health educator (CHE)
    • continuing care assistant (CCA)
    • primary care paramedic (PCP)
    • licensed practical nurse (LPN)
    • graduate practical nurse

    This program is available in full through distance and/or continuing education. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page


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    Courses
  • (HLTH 166) Long-term Complications
  • (HLTH 163) Managing Diabetes
  • (HLTH 164) Managing Highs and Lows
  • (EDUC 160) Principles of Education
  • (HLTH 167) Special Considerations
  • (HLTH 162) Understanding Diabetes
  • Nursing Re-entry is an applied certificate program designed for individuals who:

    • have been previously registered in Canada and are eligible for reregistration in Saskatchewan
    • are currently registered in Saskatchewan and want to update and evaluate their knowledge and skills
    • have not been registered in Canada and require or want to write registration exams (Assessment Strategies Inc.)
    You will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to reach the competencies required for a beginning graduate nurse (SRNA 1999).

    This program is available in full through distance and/or part-time continuing education. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR Candidate Guide - Whole Program (pdf), the PLAR Candidate Guide - Individual Courses (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


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    Courses
  • (NRSG 209) Adult Health Nursing 1
  • (NRSG 210) Adult Health Nursing 2
  • (COMP 170) Basic Computer Operation
  • (NRSG 208) Child Health Nursing
  • (FATR 1604) Group Facilitation
  • (NRSG 200) Health Assessment 1
  • (NRSG 201) Health Assessment 2
  • (NRSG 202) Issues and Trends in Professional Nursing 1
  • (NRSG 203) Issues and Trends in Professional Nursing 2
  • (NRSG 205) Mental Health Nursing
  • (NRSG 207) Nursing the Childbearing Family
  • (NRSG 211) Nursing the Older Adult
  • (NRSG 204) Perspectives in Community Nursing
  • (PHAR 200) Pharmacology in Nursing
  • Occupational Health Nurses are registered nurses who play a vital role in workplace wellness. Their exciting role encompasses health promotion, health maintenance, and the prevention of illness and injury in the workplace. Learn more about this post-graduate certificate program.
    Program Details


    Courses
  • (NRSG 287) Foundations/Occ Health Nursing
  • (SFTY 201) Managing Hlth/Sfty Systems OHN
  • (PROJ 205) Project Management in OHN
  • (NRSG 289) Work Environments and Health 1
  • If you're an internationally educated nurse who wants to practice nursing in Saskatchewan and Canada, you'll need to update your credentials to meet the competencies of the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association. Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s innovative Orientation to Nursing in Canada for Internationally Educated Nurses program can help. This applied certificate program is specifically designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to work as a nurse in Canada. You will:
    • learn about medical technology, terminology and drug therapy theory in Canada
    • explore issues generated by language barriers and cultural differences
    • have your clinical skills assessed in comparison to techniques and equipment used in Canada
    • take part in simulation labs and supervised clinical practice education
    • prepare to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Exam (CRNE)
    For complete program information, check the program page
    Program Details


    Courses
  • (NRSG 222) Caring for the Elderly Client
  • (NRSG 208) Child Health Nursing
  • (NRSG 221) Common Health Challenges
  • (NRSG 224) Communications 1 (224)
  • (NRSG 225) Communications 2
  • (NRSG 226) Communications 3 (226)
  • (NRSG 200) Health Assessment 1
  • (NRSG 201) Health Assessment 2
  • (NRSG 205) Mental Health Nursing
  • (NRSG 219) Nursing in Canada 1
  • (NRSG 220) Nursing in Canada 2
  • (PHAR 202) Pharmacology Review
  • Perioperative Nursing/LPN

    Perioperative Nursing/RN

    Practical Nurse Re-entry is an applied certificate program for individuals who:

    • have previously been registered in Canada as licensed practical nurses and are eligible for re-registration in Saskatchewan
    • are practical nurses but have not been registered in Canada as licensed practical nurses and require or want to prepare to write the national registration exams (Assessment Strategies Inc.)
    • want to update and evaluate their knowledge and skills
    • You will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to reach the competencies required for a beginning practical nurse graduate.

      This program is available in full through distance and/or part-time continuing education. For complete program information, check the program page.

      Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (COMP 170) Basic Computer Operation
  • (NURS 227) Health Assessment for LPNs
  • Practical Nursing is a diploma program that provides knowledge and skill development in providing professional nursing care independently or as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team. You will learn how to provide professional nursing care to individuals within the context of families and communities; apply the knowledge you derive from the nursing arts and the physiological, psychological, sociological and cultural sciences which are common to all nurses; practice in accordance with the standards of practice and guidelines established by the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN).

    Graduates are eligible to write the national licensure examination for registration as Licensed Practical Nurses in Saskatchewan.

    Once admitted to the program, credit is normally limited to education completed within the previous five years. However, if the applicant produces evidence of having taken, on a continuous basis, and successfully completed courses required for the program since applying to the program, the five-year currency guideline will be waived.

    Selected courses from this program are available through continuing education distance learning. Practical Nursing is a diploma program that is delivered full-time online or on campus at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Prince Albert. For complete program information, check the program page.


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    Courses
  • (APHY 162) Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • (APHY 262) Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • (SOCI 160) Sociology 1
  • (SOCI 260) Sociology 2
  • (SOCI 261) Sociology 3
  • Practical Nursing, through Continuing Education offers bridging courses to Licensed Practical Nurses who graduated from Saskatchewan Polytechnic before June 2008 with a Practical Nursing certificate. These bridging courses offer an opportunity to bridge to the current diploma credential. As a Saskatchewan Polytechnic Practical Nursing certificate graduate, once you complete these courses you may apply to the registrar to graduate with a diploma.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.

    Those who have successfully completed LEAD 1604, NURS 1639, and NURS 1664 will receive credit toward bridging to the Saskatchewan Polytechnic diploma credential through a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) process.

    These classes are all offered through distance education.

    If you graduated with a Saskatchewan Polytechnic Practical Nursing Certificate, reference this information (pdf) for the classes for you to achieve a Practical Nursing diploma.


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    Courses
  • (NRSG 253) Community Nursing
  • (NURS 227) Health Assessment for LPNs
  • (NRSG 254) IV Therapy/Blood and Blood Products Completer Course
  • (LEAD 201) Leadership in Nursing
  • (NRSG 255) Nasogastric Tube Insertion Completer for LPNs
  • (NRSG 252) Patient Safety
  • (SOCI 261) Sociology 3
  • (NRSG 256) Tracheostomy Care Completer for LPNs
  • The Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN) degree program originates from Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus and will be delivered via distance learning, including online.

    BPN Degree Completion Program for Graduates of 2010 and Beyond

    BPN Degree Completion program is open to graduates of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Psychiatric Nursing diploma program 2010 and beyond. (One to two courses per term over six terms for a total of two years).

    BPN Degree Completion for Graduates Prior to 2010

    The BPN Degree Completion program is open to graduates of a Psychiatric Nursing program prior to 2010. (One to two courses per term over eight terms for a total of 2.5 years).

    Overview

    Psychiatric nursing is a distinct field of practice in western Canada. There are currently about 5,000 registered psychiatric nurses in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia, and the demand is expected to grow. Baccalaureate prepared RPNs play an invaluable role in the delivery of quality mental health services to clients with increasingly complex needs. They also contribute in roles related to leadership and management, education and research.

    The BPN Degree Completion program provides contemporary and evidence-informed practices in psychiatric nursing. Students will gain additional knowledge, skills, values and attitudes necessary to achieve standards and competencies of roles related to clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research.

    Why Saskatchewan Polytechnic?

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic is granting the degree of Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN). The BPN program is Saskatchewan Polytechnic's first degree program offering. Saskatchewan Polytechnic is one of the most respected providers of nursing education in Canada.

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic has more than 43 years of experience in the delivery of quality nursing education. Saskatchewan Polytechnic offered the Psychiatric Nursing diploma program from 1972 to 1996 and again from 2008 to the present. The Saskatchewan Polytechnic Nursing Division is also a leader in reaching students where they live through various delivery modalities and technological innovations.

    Nursing faculty are experienced in a wide range of programming, including baccalaureate education and advanced education for RNs and RPNs. By teaching in both classroom and clinical practice settings, faculty assist students in linking theory with practice.

    Program Approval

    The BPN Degree Completion program for graduates of 2010 and beyond and BPN Degree Completion program for graduates prior to 2010 have been granted conditional approval by the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan (RPNAS), which is the highest level of approval possible for a new program. Upon graduation, there is also recognition by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA), the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNABC), and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM).

    This program is offered with the written authorization of the Minister of Advanced Education, effective July 1, 2013. This authorization was provided after the program proposal underwent a quality assurance review and was found to meet the standards established by the Minister. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and degree will be appropriate to their needs.

    Is this program for you?

    One in five Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in his or her lifetime.

    By taking the BPN Degree Completion program, you will gain additional knowledge, evidence-informed practices, skills, values and attitudes necessary to work in a wide variety of mental health settings and the standards and competencies related to clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research.

    This program has been developed with the working RPN in mind. The Degree Completion program is offered on a part-time basis, with one or two courses. The BPN Degree Completion program for graduates of 2010 and beyond is offered  over six terms or two years. The BPN Degree Completion program for graduates prior to 2010 is offered over eight terms or 2.5 years.

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing program is client-focused. Mental health promotion and primary health care are emphasized, along with a strong focus on clinical practice education.

    On graduation, you will:

    be able to work in practice areas related to clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research continue to use the designation as a registered psychiatric nurse (RPN), and have a strong foundation that allows you to practice provincially, nationally and internationally.

    Your Career

    Psychiatric nursing is a dynamic field with a growing variety of opportunities for psychiatric nurses. You could work in clinical areas such as a hospital, long-term care facility, correctional institution, community mental health setting and youth centre. Upon completion of the BPN, employment in areas such as leadership and management, education and research are open to you.

    For more information about career opportunities related to this program, contact Student Employment Services at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus nearest you.

    Program Details

    Start Date(s): Annual intakes. 


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    Courses
  • (ENGL 100) Critical Reading and Writing I
  • (PSYC 101) Introduction to Psychology
  • School of Transportation

    Agricultural Machinery Technician is a certificate program. It provides the knowledge and skill development needed to enter into the agricultural machinery technician trade.

    For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR page or the transfer credit page.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (COMM 127) Industry Communications
  • Auto Body Technician is a certificate program. It provides knowledge and basic skill development in motor vehicle body repair and refinishing.

    For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (COMM 127) Industry Communications
  • Automotive Service Technician is a certificate program. It provides knowledge and basic skill development in maintaining and repairing automotive mechanical and electrical systems.

    For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (COMM 127) Industry Communications
  • Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport Technician is a certificate program.

    The program is offered at Saskatoon campus, English Cres.

    For complete program information, check the program page.


    Program Details


    Courses
  • (COMP 170) Basic Computer Operation
  • (COMM 127) Industry Communications
  • (VEHC 1805) School Bus Inspection Course
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