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Department of Arts and Sciences

We're transitioning to a new registration system. If you're looking for a course that starts after July 1, 2017 visit saskpolytech.ca/part-time-studies.
Welcome to the Department of Arts and Sciences. Our Department offers a wide range of courses (such as Anatomy and Physiology, English, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, and Workplace Communications) that help Saskatchewan Polytechnic students achieve their goals. Students can take our classes prior to starting their chosen programs. Our courses can be used as a transfer credit to the University of Regina and Saskatchewan, as well as for many Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs.

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:
Dasha Kinelovsky
dasha.kinelovsky@saskpolytech.ca

Academic Upgrading

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.

Our Programs

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

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® Preparation

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 Heads

Regina 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)

Your Future

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.


The course is designed to help GED candidates who are weak in math skills. This might include candidates who are writing the GED tests for the first time or candidates who are re-writing.

Note: Classes may be cancelled if there is insufficient student enrollment.

This course currently has no offerings.


Related Courses

You will study the human body, how it is constructed and how it functions to maintain homeostasis. You will focus on the interaction between the structures of the body cells, tissues, organs and organ systems. The course content includes levels of organization of the human body, cells, tissues, integument and the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. You will apply your theoretical knowledge in practical setting by performing dissections of specimens as part of the mandatory lab component.

If you are interested in registering for the online course format, you will do your learning at home with the use of your own computer and an internet connection. You will need knowledge of, and have access to, a computer in order to participate in this type of learning method. You will have contact with other anatomy students throughout your course. Although you will need to purchase a lab dissection kit, you are not required to attend any classes or travel to lab sessions and you will do your lab work, including dissections, in your own home.

This course currently has no offerings.

You will study the anatomy and physiology of the human body and how it functions to maintain homeostasis. Your studies will include the chemical, cellular, and tissue levels of organization. You will focus on studying the integumentary, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, and respiratory systems.

This course currently has no offerings.

You will study the human body, how it is constructed and how it functions to maintain homeostasis. The course builds on the information you learned in APHY 162 (Anatomy and Physiology 1). You will focus on the study of systems involved with integration, control, absorption, excretion and reproduction. You will apply your theoretical knowledge in practical setting by performing dissections of specimens as part of the mandatory lab component.

If you are interested in registering for the online course format, you will do your learning at home with the use of your own computer and an internet connection. You will need knowledge of, and have access to, a computer in order to participate in this type of learning method. You will have contact with other anatomy students throughout your course. Although you will need to purchase a lab dissection kit, you are not required to attend any classes or travel to lab sessions and you will do your lab work, including dissections, in your own home.

This course currently has no offerings.

Building on ANAT 167 (Anatomy and Physiology), you will continue the study of the human body. Your studies will focus on the physiological aspects of the skeletal, muscular, urinary, digestive and reproductive systems.

This course currently has no offerings.

For course curriculum information, visit www.curriculum.gov.sk.ca

Prerequisites: Recommended skill level: Science 10


This course currently has no offerings.

For course curriculum information, visit www.curriculum.gov.sk.ca

Prerequisites: Recommended skill level: Chem 20


This course currently has no offerings.

For course curriculum information, visit www.curriculum.gov.sk.ca

Prerequisites: Recommended skill level: Eng 20 or ELA A20


This course currently has no offerings.

For course curriculum information, visit www.curriculum.gov.sk.ca

Prerequisites: See new math curriculum


This course currently has no offerings.

Gaining a GED® Grade 12 equivalency can provide you with an alternative high school standing. Completing your GED ® may help you qualify for a better job or gain admittance to some post-secondary institutions.

For general information on the GED ® test, please visit www.economy.gov.sk.ca/ged or gosiast.com/programs-and-courses/programs-by-category/basic-education/academic-programs.

For information pertaining to registration, payment and scheduling of GED® tests, please visit https://ged.pearsoncred.com For a tutorial on computer-based testing, please visit www.gedtestingservice.com/GEDTS%20Tutorial.html. For further information, including additional tutorials, please visit http:// www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/international. The GED® preparation classes will prepare you to write the GED® test by refreshing your skills, familiarizing you with the test format and building your confidence in taking timed tests. Practice tests and instruction in subject areas (Language Arts Writing, Language Arts Reading, Social Studies, Science and Mathematics) will be covered. Attendance is mandatory the first two nights for the writing of predictor tests in the five subject areas.

This course currently has no offerings.

You will develop employability skills through the study of interpersonal communications theory and applications in the workplace. Learning outcomes include the importance of self-awareness and self-esteem, perception problems, verbal and nonverbal messages, listening skills, creating positive communication climates and resolving interpersonal conflict.

The online course uses an asynchronous tool, allowing access to course material at any time convenient for the student. High-speed internet is recommended.

This course currently has no offerings.

For course curriculum information, visit www.curriculum.gov.sk.ca

Prerequisites: See new math curriculum


This course currently has no offerings.

In this course, you will learn about the process of socialization, and discuss how culture affects the totality of our lives. You will examine social deviance and social control and look at the social dynamics of racial, ethnic, and minority groups in our society. The processes and effects of social stratification will be discussed.

This course currently has no offerings.

This course examines changing family patterns in Canada, and analyzes how social factors influence family relationships. You will examine topics such as the functions and roles of families, changing definitions of the family, the development of intimate relationships, parenthood and child raising, how paid and unpaid work affect family life, divorce, and family violence.

39 hours/14 weeks Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
June 5, 2017 - August 14, 2017
Registration deadline: June 5, 2017
Register Online
$645.00OnlineCRN: 201604-819
You will further explore the concepts of sociology by focusing on respectful interactions when caring for clients of all cultures. Emphasis will be given to providing culturally respectful care to clients of Aboriginal ancestry across the lifespan. Diversity within the Aboriginal culture will be explored.

This course currently has no offerings.

You will learn statistical methods of analysis and inference including descriptive measures, frequency distributions, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and correlation and regression techniques. The emphasis in this course is on statistical applications, with problems chosen from the health sciences field.

This course currently has no offerings.

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