Personal and Professional Development Courses
We offer various modes of delivery for our courses to meet student needs:
- Face-to-face night classes
- Online classes
- Print-based (distance) classes
- Web-assisted classes (includes both print and online components)
These Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs grant credit for our courses.
- Advanced Care Paramedic Diploma - ANAT 167, ANAT 267
- Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing - ENGL 100, PSYC 101, SOCI 100, SOCI 200, STAT 202
- Dental Assisting - NUTR 160
- Dental Hygiene Diploma - APHY 162 + APHY 262, NUTR 160
- Funeral Services - PSYC 160
- Health Information Management Diploma - APHY 162, APHY 262, COMM 262, PSYC 160, STAT 260
- Practical Nursing Diploma - APHY 162, APHY 262, SOCI 160, SOCI 260, SOCI 261
- Psychiatric Nursing Diploma - APHY 162, APHY 262, SOCI 200
- SCBScN (Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing) - APHY 162 + APHY 262, SOCI 160 and/or SOCI 260, SOCI 261 for social science credit, and STAT 202
For the high-demand Practical Nursing program, students can take our Anatomy and Physiology courses (APHY 162 and APHY 262) and our Sociology courses (SOCI 160, SOCI 260, and SOCI 261) to gain additional points for their admission application.
If you would like more information on Arts and Sciences courses, please contact:Department head:
Education opens doors - to better jobs, better pay, more career choices. If gaps in your education are holding you back, check out academic upgrading at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. We can help you unlock those doors and build a brighter future.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers academic upgrading at all four campuses. Adult 12 and GED® programs opens doors to many options - apprenticeship programs, polytechnic diplomas and certificates, university degrees. Study full-time during the day or part-time in the evening.
Adult 12 is the equivalent of Saskatchewan high school grade 12—and your ticket to education and job opportunities. To earn your Adult 12, you'll complete seven credits—at least five at the 30-level.
- English Language Arts A30
- English Language Arts B30
- Canadian Studies (Social Studies 30, History 30 or Native Studies 30)
- Math (20 or 30 level)
- Science (20 or 30 level)
- 2 Elective 30-level subjects (one may be a Prior Learning 30 credit)
Earn credit for your experience! Not all learning happens in the classroom. Non-formal learning (workshops, non-credit courses, on-the-job training), informal learning (life and work experiences) and certifications (such as journey-person certification)—all can help you earn a Prior Learning 30 credit. Download a Prior Learning 30 form or talk to a student counsellor.
GED® stands for General Educational Development. It's a high school equivalency diploma that will open the same education and careers doors as having your grade 12. We'll help you build confidence by refreshing your knowledge, explaining the test format and giving you practice tests. Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers full-time day and part-time evening GED® Preparation Classes. Attendance is mandatory the first two nights, because you'll write predictor tests in five subject areas. The class costs $100 plus textbook (Complete Canadian GED Preparation, published by Steck-Vaughn, approximately $35).
Program HeadsRegina Campus - Andrew Quackenbush (306-775-7490)
Saskatoon Campus - Kiyomi Kirkpatrick (306-659-5710)
Prince Albert Campus - Cathy Bendle (306-765-1711)
Moose Jaw Campus - Bob Davis (306-691-8268)
With academic upgrading, you can join the workforce, enrol in apprenticeship training or apply to a college or university program. Take the next step. Contact the campus nearest you.
School of Business
LOCATION(S): Distance Learning Online
LENGTH: 14 weeks
Are you looking for effective project management skills so that you can complete projects on time and on budget? Saskatchewan Polytechnic is pleased to bring you the Applied Project Management Program. This online program will provide you with practical and professional skills in all aspects of project management. Participants in this program often work as project managers, supervisors, or project coordinators and have project work experience that puts the learning into context - no matter what industry they work in.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic is a Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, the largest international professional association for project managers. This program provides the necessary training to apply for the PMP® or CAPM® credentials with PMI®.
We are also a Gold Seal Accredited Course Provider with the Canadian Construction Association, and the program is accredited for the maximum number of credits towards the Gold Seal Certification.
The program is offered three times per year, starting in September, January and April. It is composed of six courses of varying lengths, which are taken over a 14-week period, although students have the option of completing it over several terms to a maximum of two years. The courses are designed to be taken in sequence to give you the opportunity to progressively work through the entire life cycle of a project - from initiation to closeout. The program finishes with a practical integration project. This final project provides an opportunity to demonstrate competency by consolidating the skills developed throughout the program. Students choose their own projects to complete the 12 required assignments. For more information, please download our Program Information Sheet.
You can access the online courses at any time of day. There is no requirement to be online at a specific time, but you must follow the weekly pace. Each module begins on a Saturday and ends the following Thursday. During this time, participants should expect to spend 9-12 hours per week on coursework and assignments.
The online courses use a wide variety of tools such as discussion forums, blogs, email, group activities, and online videos to increase interactivity between the participants. There is also collaboration with the instructor by email, phone and desktop sharing.
Anyone can learn online, but online learning requires different skills than learning in a classroom. It's important to know what to expect, to understand how to succeed in online learning, and to identify any barriers that may hinder your learning in an online environment.
Complete this questionnaire to help you identify if learning project management online is appropriate for you at this time.
All instructors have their Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential and many years' experience working as project managers and teaching project management.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition can be paid per course before each course starts throughout the duration of the program, or as a lump sum up front.
Students must have a computer with Internet access, Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and Microsoft Project (2003 or newer). Textbooks are optional at a small fee.
SOFTWARE: Approximately $145 plus tax
TEXTBOOK: Optional. Approximately $10
This program is eligible for the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant which provides employers with training funds for their employees. To find out more call 306-775-7480 or visit http://economy.gov.sk.ca/job-grant
This program is also eligible for a part-time student loan through the Student Loan program, Government of Saskatchewan. https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/education-and-learning/student-loans
Information Sessions on the Applied Project Management Program are held quarterly. Everyone is invited to join us in person or online. The following information sessions are upcoming:
Thursday, December 1, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Regina Campus
4500 Wascana Pkwy
This session will be webcast, to allow you to attend remotely. Call 306-775-7939 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for a session or to get more information on the program.
“PMI”, “Project Management Professional”, “PMP”, “Program Management Professional”, “R.E.P.”, and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Upon successfully completing all courses in the program, you will be eligible to graduate and receive the Applied Certificate in Applied Project Management. Complete the application to graduate (pdf) and submit the form and fee to Registration Services.
Advance your career with Saskatchewan Polytechnic business courses offered at night. Take advantage of our 7-10 p.m. classes and register now for the following fall courses.
For more information about these courses please contact:
Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus, Saskatoon
Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus, Regina
Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus, Prince Albert
Continuing Education’s School of Business offers a variety of customer service learning opportunities from short classroom workshops to an online applied certificate.Providing professional customer service is a key to business success.
Learn the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will build on your strengths so that you will provide superior client-centred customer service while increasing your job satisfaction.
Interactive classroom workshops include our one-day Customer Service workshop, our two-day Service Excellence workshop and to help serve diverse customers with varying cultural backgrounds, enroll in our half-day Culturally Aware Customer Service workshop.
Or if you are interested in receiving a customer service credential, enroll in our online Service Excellence Applied Certificate Program.
All are great options to help you go the extra mile when serving your customers.
For more information on the Customer Service workshops offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic or customized for your company, please call 306-775-7480.
Prepare to become a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) by taking the following three ICA courses at a substantial savings from Sask Polytech:
- Group Facilitation
- Meetings that Work
- Professional Client Collaboration
ICA Associates is a facilitation, training and research organization that provides effective participatory facilitation skills training in Canada, USA and Europe. These three ICA courses will provide you with the competencies and educational background required by the International Association of Facilitators for their CPF certification. After completing these courses, you will complete a competency-based assessment (practicum) with IAF to earn your Certified Professional Facilitator credential.
Group Facilitation and/or Meetings that Work workshops can be customized and delivered in your corporate environment. For more information on the new facilitation credential, corporate training or any of the ICA workshops, contact:
Continuing Education Consultant
Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina Campus
306-775-7480 or email@example.com
Our unique, strengths-based, blended learning Coaching and Leadership program is designed for new/middle managers and supervisors who want to effectively lead their teams. This course provides students with the flexibility of online learning and classroom practice with our expert instructors, Kim Bater (Faculty, Banff Centre of Management now the Peter Lougheed Centre), Jack Mitchell (Facilitator and Life Skills Coach) and Lorraine Lawrence (Certified Executive Coach, Renew Consulting). The instructors will be available during the online learning as well to ensure that you always have access to an instructor.
Coaching is a skill set that every manager needs to have for career success. Each participant will receive a copy of The Heart of Coaching by Thomas G. Crane.
The learning outcomes for this course are:
- Practice Core Communication Skills for Leaders
- Demonstrate a model for coaching others
- Identify how conflict develops and learn strategies for resolving it
- Practice effective communication and feedback skills
- Set and Manage Effective Goals
- Examine the process for setting goals for yourself and others
- Identify the do’s and don’ts of communicating goals to others
- Identify leadership behaviours that develop and support team effectiveness
- Examine leadership behaviours that build strong teams and relationships
- Identify your leadership strengths and challenges
- Examine strategies for setting goals and managing expectations
- Discover the role of coaching as a leadership tool and how it develops individual and team effectiveness
- Examine processes for decision-making and implementation
Possible Funding Sources:
Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant – this program is eligible for the Canada-Saskatchewan job grant – http://economy.gov.sk.ca/job-grant.
Muttart Foundation Funding – Staff working for registered charities in social services or early learning and child care fields may qualify for a tuition grant from the Muttart Foundation. For more information contact Tara Stang – firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online at Muttart Foundation Bursary.
To find out more about this learning opportunity including costs, dates and times, please click on the link below:
Below is the information required to register for the Pesticide Applicator and Dispenser Recertification course. This registration information is only for pesticide applicators and dispenser who have completed a pesticide applicator training course within the previous five year period.Recertification Registration Information (pdf)
The Saskatchewan Pesticide Education Program fulfills the legislated requirements for licensing commercial pesticide applicators/dispensers in Saskatchewan. It also meets the national standard for pesticide applicator training so holders of Saskatchewan applicator licenses can usually obtain a license in another province.
Course content includes safety and personal protection, legislation relating to pest control, pests and their control, interpretation of pesticide labels and calculations related to pest control procedures.
The George Washington University Event Management Certificate Program is designed for students interested in the theoretical and practical aspects of event and meeting management, including research, design, planning, coordination, and evaluation of events. Emphasis is on the training required for a successful career as an event and meeting professional. The Event Management Certificate Program is the founding member of the International Consortium of Event Management Programs. This standardized curriculum is offered throughout the world and is the first comprehensive program in higher education providing classroom and distance learning courses leading to industry certification in special events. The program is designed to train you in the skills you’ll need to be a successful event professional, whether you enroll for one course or earn your Professional Certificate in Event Management.
This program is offered in partnership with YouGotClass.
To register online visit yougotclass.org/catalog-complete.cfm/saskpolytech and look under the Training and Education tab. At the very bottom of this section is The George Washington University Event Management Certification Program. You can register by adding this program to your card and paying the tuition in USD.
LERN classes have a reputation for being some of the best and as a bonus, all courses are instructor led, so you always have access to a subject matter expert even online.
If you have a problem registering, please contact:
Leslie Kowalczyk, CPP
Administrative and Customer Service Manager UGotClass │ Learning Resources Network (LERN)
E: email@example.com T: 715-503-4592 or 855-UGotClass.
School of Construction
School of Health Sciences
School of Hospitality and Tourism
School of Human Services and Community Safety
Sometimes called Adult Basic Education or ABE.
- All 30 level classes are 78 hours, have a home study component and meet the requirements of Saskatchewan Learning curriculum.
- Students can only register for 1 course per session. A second course in the same session may be taken only when approved by Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Continuing Education Consultant.
- Students who are unable to access a course seat may ask to be placed on the wait list(s) for a maximum of 2 courses per session.
- Adult students are not required to have 10 or 20 level prerequisites, but they are strongly recommended. Sufficient skill development is necessary for successful completion.
- English language proficiency is necessary for successful completion (recommended mastery of Canadian Language Bench Mark, Level 8). Students currently enrolled in LINC cannot register for these courses.
- Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status is required to qualify for these courses. International students (student visa) do not qualify for these courses.
- These courses are intended for adults 19 years of age and older or 18 years of age and out of school for one year or more. Students currently enrolled in a high school require a letter of request from their school division’s director of education and written approval of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Continuing Education Consultant prior to enrolment in the courses.
- Attendance at the first night of classes is mandatory. Students are expected to attend all classes and write all exams.
- Textbooks are loaned to student while attending classes. Textbooks must be returned upon completion or leaving.
- Classes may be cancelled if there is insufficient student enrolment.
Important Notice: Mathematics Curriculum Change
Effective July 1, 2012, all four Saskatchewan Polytechnic campuses will no longer offer Math A30, Math B30 and Math C30. This change is in response to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education’s directive for the introduction of a new curriculum referred to as WNCP (Western and Northern Canadian Protocol).
There are three pathways of study for the new math:
A. Foundations of Mathematics
B. Pre-Calculus Mathematics
C. Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics
*Each Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus may offer all or part of the three pathways in its programming.
What does this mean for ADULT students who are either upgrading or
completing their 20 or 30 level requirements for mathematics?
- Students planning to use math for post-secondary entrance need to check the entrance prerequisites required by the institution they wish to attend (check Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s requirements here: http://www.saskpolytech.ca). Once the new math prerequisites (pathway and course(s)) have been confirmed, students can register to upgrade/complete the appropriate math course(s).
- Students planning to use math for employment purposes should check which math pathway(s) will be accepted by the employer.
- Students planning to use math to complete Adult 12 (high school) can use either a 20 level or 30 level course from any of the new pathways as one of the seven credits required for Adult Basic Education completion.
Who should register in the 20 level course prior to taking the 30
level pathway course?
- Students who are switching pathways
- Students who have not previously completed any 30 level math courses
- Students who have completed only Math A30
- Students who have completed Math A30 and Math B30 and are choosing the pre-calculus pathway
Who should register in the 30 level courses?
- Students who have completed Math A30 and Math B30 should have the necessary skills to be successful in Foundations 30 without the 20 level pathway course.
- Students who have previously completed Math A30, Math B30 and Math C30 should be able to successfully complete Foundations 30, Pre-Calculus 30 or Calculus 30 without the 20 level pathway course.
If you are:
- unable to determine which pathway would be best for you at this time, or
- requiring a math credit for the sole purpose of completing your Adult 12, it is suggested that you choose the Foundations of Mathematics pathway.
- The Calculus 30 curriculum does not change and will continue to be offered in the 2012-2013 academic year
- It is each student's responsibility to investigate and clarify the appropriate pathway for his/her future academic or employment needs.
Important Notice: Regina Campus Only
2016-2017 Registration for the Regina Basic Education Adult 12 EVENING courses will now be an in-person process. Please call 306.775.7463 for details.
Standard First Aid meets the requirements of Occupational Health and Safety, Saskatchewan Labour.
All CPR courses are taught according to the guidelines of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Saskatchewan.
School of Information and Communications Technology
The standardized curriculum (COAP171, COMP 170-COMP 176, and COMP179) includes computer courses that deal with application software (word processing, spreadsheets, database management systems, desktop publishing, operating systems, presentation software and the Internet). These multi-program credit courses are delivered on a Saskatchewan Polytechnic-wide basis. The courses are written for Office 2013 for Windows. If you are using a Mac computer, there is an option available that will allow you to connect to Saskatchewan Polytechnic Windows servers and use the Windows version of Office. If you require this option, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions. Note: With the exception of Comp170, these courses use an asynchronous tool, allowing online access to course material at a time that is convenient to the student. Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information please visit the program home page.
|Program-Courses Used||COAP 171||COMP 170||COMP 171||COMP 172||COMP 173||COMP 174||COMP 175||COMP 176||COMP 179|
|Building Systems Technician||X|
|Dynamic Web Page Development||X|
|Food and Nutrition Management||X||X||X||X|
|Geographic Information Science for Resource Management||X|
|Health Information Management||X||X||X||X|
|Heavy Equipment & Truck & Transport Technician||X|
|Hotel and Restaurant Administration||X||X||X||X|
|Integrated Resource Management||X||X||X|
|Library and Information Technology||X||X||X|
|Parts Management Technician||X||X||X|
|Power Engineering Technician||X|
|Power Engineering Technology||X|
|Practical Nurse Re-entry||X|
|Psychiatric Nursing Re-entry||X|
|Resource and Environmental Law||X||X||X|
|Retail Manager - Grocery Industry||X|
|Water and Wastewater Technician||X||X||X||X||X|
School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
School of Natural Resources and Built Environment
School of Nursing
Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Nursing, Continuing Education has developed four home study (print based, tutor supported) courses on Medical Device Reprocessing.
Grade 12 and English Language Proficiency are pre-requisites for the courses.
A practicum component will be available after the completion of the four courses. Practicum dates are dependent on availability of practicum sites.
School of Transportation