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Cytotechnology

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.


You will explore the structure and function of organs and systems in the normal human body. Your studies will focus on the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems.

42 hours Additional costs: Course manual
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 12, 2016 - December 9, 2016
Registration deadline: September 26, 2016
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$400.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201602-521
January 23, 2017 - April 7, 2017
Registration deadline: February 6, 2017
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$400.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201603-576
Building on the knowledge gained in APHY 191 (Anatomy & Physiology 1) you will continue your study of the structure and function of the normal human body. Your studies will focus on the cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.

Prerequisites: Anatomy and Physiology 1 (APHY 191)


38 hours, Additional costs: Course material
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 12, 2016 - December 9, 2016
Registration deadline: September 26, 2016
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$400.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201602-522
April 24, 2017 - July 14, 2017
Registration deadline: May 8, 2017
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$400.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201603-577
You will study the transmission of microorganisms, blood-borne pathogens (i.e. hepatitis virus and HIV), standard precautions, isolation procedures, immunization for medical workers, sterilization and disinfection, biohazardous waste, safety and WHMIS.

25 hours Additional costs: Manual
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - November 25, 2016
Registration deadline: September 16, 2016
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$345.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201602-523
March 6, 2017 - May 26, 2017
Registration deadline: March 17, 2017
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$345.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201603-579
November 28, 2016 - February 17, 2017
Registration deadline: December 9, 2016
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$345.00OnlineCRN: 201602-524
May 23, 2017 - July 23, 2017
Registration deadline: June 2, 2017
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$345.00OnlineCRN: 201604-480
You will learn the prefixes, suffixes and combining forms from which medical terms are derived. You will also learn medical abbreviations.

10 hours/9 weeks Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials including a medical dictionary
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - November 25, 2016
High school credit for: the project portion of Health Sciences 20
Registration deadline: September 16, 2016
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$145.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201602-525
March 6, 2017 - May 26, 2017
High school credit for: the project portion of Health Sciences 20
Registration deadline: March 17, 2017
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$145.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201603-580
November 28, 2016 - February 17, 2017
High school credit for: the project portion of Health Sciences 20
Registration deadline: December 9, 2016
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$145.00OnlineCRN: 201602-526
June 5, 2017 - July 28, 2017
High school credit for: the project portion of Health Sciences 20
Registration deadline: June 16, 2017
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$145.00OnlineCRN: 201604-73
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