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You will learn about legislation and regulations governing the transportation of dangerous goods including information on classification, safety masks, documentation, safe handling, incident reporting and emergency response.

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WHMIS is a uniform, national regulatory system to inform about hazardous material (legally called “Controlled Products”). This course will enable participants to understand the intent of WHMIS symbols, labels and procedures for filling out MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) in places of employment. Participants will be trained on recognition and safe handling as well as use and storage of controlled products used at the workplace.

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The Online Carpenter Upgrader is an intensive, theory-based course designed for carpenters who have at least 6 years (10,800 hours) of varied carpentry work experience in the trade.

The course uses the Sask Polytech Carpentry curriculum to navigate through the National Occupational Analysis for the Carpenter Trade (N.O.A). The Interprovincial Journeyperson Exam (Red Seal) is an exam based on the N.O.A. The Sask Polytech Carpentry curriculum has been developed using the N.O.A as its template but is geared for Apprenticeship Training.

Course Objectives
The objectives of the course are to:

  • Provide carpenters with the related theory to support the practical experience which they have already attained.
  • Develop, within the participant, the importance of the understanding and application of sound building principles to set standards.
  • Prepare carpenters who wish to challenge the Carpenter Interprovincial Journeyperson Exam (Red Seal).

Learning Blocks
There are 8 learning blocks within the course. It is critical the participant follow the learning blocks in this course.
The first seven blocks based on the National Occupational Analysis for the Carpenter Trade, while the last includes information to help you study and complete your block exams and Interprovincial exam:

  • Common Occupational Skills
  • Formwork
  • Framing
  • Exterior Finish
  • Interior Finish
  • Planning and Layout
  • Renovations
  • Test Preparation

The 7 main blocks each have self-check quizzes that you can access at any time. The quizzes help you to self-test in preparation for the exam at the end of each block.
The Planning and Layout block exam will include the Renovations block.
After each of the first six blocks, you write a multiple choice exam. The examination must be supervised that requires you attending a specified site. Contact your instructor for guidance in choosing the appropriate site.
You must achieve at least 60% on each exam and an overall average from all exams of 70%. You must notify your instructor upon completion of each block to arrange for the exam. There is no exam for the Test Preparation block.
Once you complete the first 7 blocks, arrangements can be made to challenge the Interprovincial Journeyperson exam for the Carpenter Trade.

Course Delivery
This program is delivered online through the Brightspace D2L course management system. You will have 8 months to complete the required studies.
You must have access to the Internet and you will have access to toll-free computer support during your 8-months of training.
Although the course is mainly self-directed, it is necessary to maintain contact with the online instructor. Communication may be done through e-mails and by telephone. Instructors may also post answers to questions on the website with frequently asked questions (FAQ).
Course manuals, supplementary content and multimedia resources are all online. You must supply your own National Building Code of Canada and Carpentry textbook. Other required reference material will be supplied.

Additional Costs
Text and code book required prior to your start date.
National Research Council/National Building Code 2015 Soft Cover - $335.00 approx
Vogt/Carpentry 3C – ISBN 9780176570422 - $186.95 approx
These materials can be ordered from the Sask Polytech Bookstore Call Centre at 1-866-569-8398
Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm CST

More Information
For more information call Carol Krawczyk at 306-775-7475 or Jim Marcia at 306-775-7484.
Out of province applicant tuition is $3,090 and those applicants register directly with Saskatchewan Polytechnic by calling 1-866-467-4278 or 306-775-7301.
Saskatchewan residents applying for Upgrader training must contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission at 1-877-363-0536 or 306-787-2444.



This course will appeal to those involved in the application, enforcement, sales, installation and testing of backflow preventers. The first part of the course deals with the principles of cross connections, application of devices and current regulations and bylaws. The balance of time is dedicated to hands-on testing in our Cross Connection Control Lab (75% required for successful completion).

Exam on last day of class. For more information, call Carol Krawczyk (306-775-7475) or Jim Marcia (306-775-7484). Please bring proper eye protection, work gloves and work boots.

(materials and exam fee included), 40 hours/2 weeks
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
May 5, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Fri - 6:00-10:00 pm
Sun, Sat - 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Room: A134
Registration deadline: April 28, 2017
Register Online
$930.00ReginaCRN: 201604-117
This course will appeal to you if you have been Certified in Backflow Prevention and your Certification is about to expire. This course is designed as a refresher and to update you on new regulations and new equipment. Exam written on last day of class. For more information contact Carol Krawczyk (306-775-7475) or Jim Marcia (306-775-7484).

(materials and exam fee included), 12 hours/1 week
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
June 10, 2017 - June 11, 2017
Sat - 8:30 am-5:00 pm Sun - 8:30 am-1:00 pm
Room: A134
Registration deadline: June 3, 2017
Register Online
$525.00ReginaCRN: 201604-118

Instruction focuses on Gas installations and applications with gas loads capped at 400,000 BTUH. Pre-requisite is a Journeyperson status in the Refrigeration trade. Upon successful completion of this program, students can then apply to the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship branch for eligibility to write the provincial gas exam for Domestic gas certification.

Additional costs may be CSA B149.1-15 and B149.2-15 Gas Code books, Supplements CSA 149.1-15 and 149.2-15, as well as Dutton's "Fundamentals of Gas". If you do not have current versions, you will be required to purchase for continuation into the course. Contact Regina, or Saskatoon, Campus Bookstore (306-775-7755 or 306-659-4030) to order, at least two weeks prior to course start date.

You must register with the Apprenticeship Board at least one month prior to this course to write your exam. Please bring proper eye protection, work gloves, and work boots.

Course duration is 90 hours.

For additional information contact Carol Krawczyk (306-775-7475) or Jim Marcia (306-775-7484).



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In this workshop the basics of gas welding and cutting, Arc and MIG welding will be covered. Your job may require some fundamental skills or you may have a present hobby in which welding can help you succeed. You will need to bring leather gloves and must wear protective clothing.

This course will be delivered in Prince Albert and Moose Jaw when the minimum number of students has been reached. To place your name on the interest list or obtain more information, call 306-765-1563 in Prince Albert or 306-775-7484 in Regina. You will be contacted to arrange dates and times when the interest list has a sufficient number of people. Please bring proper eye protection, work gloves, work boots and non-flammable clothing.

This course currently has no offerings.

Participants will be provided with basic instruction in the process of SMAW (Stick), GMAW (MIG), GTAW (TIG) and Oxy-acetylene welding and then pursue the option of their choice. All students require protective clothing.

This course will be delivered in Moose Jaw and Prince Albert when the minimum number of students has been reached. To place your name on the interest list or obtain more information, call 306-691-8263 in Moose Jaw or 306-765-1563 in Prince Albert You will be contacted to arrange dates and times when the interest list has a sufficient number of people. Please bring personal protective equipment.

This course currently has no offerings.

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