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You will learn the theoretical and practical application of the OTC (Overhead Traveling Crane). Training emphasizes on practical and safetyoriented components of crane operation and rigging. Rigging is the safe use of hardware such as slings, shackles, eyebolts, chain hoists and comea-longs in lifting operations. Upon completion of all learning outcomes, you will obtain a certificate stating you are a competent operator of up to (but not including) 50 tonne Overhead Travelling Crane according to OH&S regulations. Saskatchewan Polytechnic also offers this course at dates and times suitable for employers’ training staff.

This course will be delivered when the minimum number of students has been reached. To place your name on the interest list or for more information, call Sharon Hopkins at 306-765-1563 or email sharon.hopkins@saskpolytech.ca. You will be contacted when the interest list has a sufficient number of people. Please bring safety approved eye protection, work gloves, work boots, calculator and tape measure

This course currently has no offerings.


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This course is designed to familiarize service technicians with the operation, servicing and troubleshooting procedures of air brake systems, including ABS systems. Detailed instruction will be provided in the application of air brake systems presently used in the industry. Operational air brake boards will be utilized for practical training. Statements of Attendance are issued to those who successfully pass a written examination upon completion of the course. Successful completion is recognized by the Vehicle Standards and Inspection Divisions and is also a requirement for Vehicle Inspection Certification (70% required for credit).

For more information call Carol Krawczyk (306-775-7475) or Jim Marcia (306-775-7484)
This course is not recognized as a qualification for 1A Drivers licensing.
Please bring proper eye protection, work gloves and work boots.

28hours/1week (4 days)
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
March 20, 2017 - March 23, 2017
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu - 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: March 13, 2017
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$575.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-790
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
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$930.00ReginaCRN: 201604-117
March 10, 2017 - March 19, 2017
Fri - 6:00-10:00 pm
Sun, Sat - 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Room: S103.1
Registration deadline: March 3, 2017
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$930.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-803
April 21, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Fri - 6:00-10:00 pm
Sun, Sat - 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Room: S103.1
Registration deadline: April 14, 2017
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$930.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-804
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
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$525.00ReginaCRN: 201604-118
February 4, 2017 - February 5, 2017
Sat - 8:30 am-5:00 pm Sun - 8:30 am-1:00 pm
Registration deadline: January 28, 2017
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$525.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-805

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).



Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
February 7, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Tue, Wed, Thu - 6:00-10:00 pm
Tue, Wed, Thu - 6:00-10:00 pm
Sat - 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Registration deadline: January 24, 2017
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$1,290.00ReginaCRN: 201603-797
January 6, 2017 - February 11, 2017
Fri - 6:00-10:00 pm
Sun, Sat - 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri - 6:00-10:00 pm
Sun, Sat - 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat - 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Registration deadline: December 16, 2016
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$1,290.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-798
March 31, 2017 - May 6, 2017
Fri - 6:00-10:00 pm
Sun, Sat - 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri - 6:00-10:00 pm
Sun, Sat - 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat - 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Registration deadline: March 17, 2017
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$1,290.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-799
Theory and practical instruction is provided to prepare piping trades people to write the provincial General Gas examination. Persons wishing to write the exam must prove journeyperson status in the plumbing or pipe fitting trades as well as Saskatchewan Domestic Gas endorsement. Additional costs may be the CSA B149.1-15, B149.2-15, and B149.3-15 Gas Code books, Saskatchewan Supplements CSA 149.1-15, B149.2-15, and B149.3-15. As well as Dutton's "Industrial and Commercial Gas Burner Systems". 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 36 hours/2 weeks.

For more information call Carol Krawczyk (306-775-7475) or Jim Marcia (306-775-7484).



Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 21, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Fri - 7:00-9:00 pm
Sun, Sat - 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Registration deadline: April 7, 2017
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$584.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-794

This course is an online 16-hour course that covers the theory required for forklift operators. In order to receive certification to operate a forklift you should take FORK 1801 which also has the practical operation of a forklift.



(includes course modules) 16 hours/1 week
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - May 31, 2017
Registration deadline: May 1, 2017
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$352.25OnlineCRN: 201609-106

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 $3267.00, 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.



Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 3, 2017 - August 31, 2017
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat -
Registration deadline: December 16, 2016
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$3,267.00OnlineCRN: 201603-3281
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