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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
CRNStart and End DatesFeeLocation
CRN: 201404-98May 4, 2015 - July 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: May 15, 2015
Register Online
$370.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201502-500September 7, 2015 - December 4, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 18, 2015
$385.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-517January 25, 2016 - April 15, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 5, 2016
$385.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201504-55May 2, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: May 13, 2016
$385.00Home Study (Print)
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


38 hours, Additional costs: Course material
CRNStart and End DatesFeeLocation
CRN: 201502-502September 14, 2015 - December 14, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 25, 2015
$385.00Home Study (Print)
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
CRNStart and End DatesFeeLocation
CRN: 201502-507September 28, 2015 - November 27, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: October 9, 2015
$285.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-527January 4, 2016 - March 3, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 15, 2016
$285.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201404-99May 25, 2015 - July 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: June 5, 2015
Register Online
$275.00Online
CRN: 201502-509September 14, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 25, 2015
$285.00Online
CRN: 201503-529April 4, 2016 - June 2, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 15, 2016
$285.00Online
CRN: 201504-60May 23, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: June 3, 2016
$285.00Online
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
CRNStart and End DatesFeeLocation
CRN: 201404-100May 25, 2015 - July 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: June 5, 2015
Register Online
$120.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201502-506September 14, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 25, 2015
$125.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-525January 4, 2016 - March 3, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 15, 2016
$125.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-526March 21, 2016 - May 20, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 1, 2016
$125.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201504-59May 23, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: June 3, 2016
$125.00Home Study (Print)

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