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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).

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 306-659-4195. You will be contacted when the interest list has a sufficient number of people. This course is not recognized as a qualification for 1A Drivers licensing. Please bring proper eye protection, work gloves and work boots.

This course currently has no offerings.


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You will study the theory and have the opportunity to practice the skills required to conduct hearing tests on noise-exposed workers in industry. You will analyze hearing test results and the necessary process to advise workers on the results of their hearing tests. After the course you will be prepared to counsel workers on hearing test results, advise them about hearing protection and administer hearing conservation programs.

Prerequisites: This course should be taken by OHS Professionals working in the Occupational Health and Safety field, Occupational Health Nurses, Health Nurses and those responsible for implementing an employer’s Hearing Conservation Program.


(includes GST)
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-932December 10, 2014 - December 12, 2014
Wed, Thu, Fri - 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Room: 407
Registration Deadline: November 27, 2014
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$655.00Saskatoon
This course is intended for students with little or no previous woodworking experience. It is designed to familiarize you with the fundamentals of cabinet construction. You will construct a specified project that will cover basic aspects of introductory cabinet construction. All materials will be supplied, including project plans. You will be required to make a full scale working layout and a cutting sheet.

Please bring proper eye protection, work gloves and work boots.

(GST included), 35 hours/2 weeks
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-461November 14, 2014 - November 23, 2014
Fri - 7:00-10:00 pm
Sun, Sat - 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Room: S103.8
Registration Deadline: November 14, 2014
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$398.00Saskatoon
CRN: 201403-499March 13, 2015 - March 22, 2015
Fri - 7:00-10:00 pm
Sun, Sat - 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Room: S103.8
Registration Deadline: March 15, 2015
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$398.00Saskatoon
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 Manual (75% required for successful completion).

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. Exam to be written on last day of class. Please bring proper eye protection, work gloves and work boots. Recertification is required every five years.

(materials and exam fee included), 40 hours/2 weeks
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-5725December 5, 2014 - December 14, 2014
Fri - 6:00-10:00 pm
Sun, Sat - 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Room: A126
Registration Deadline: December 5, 2014
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$860.00Regina
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 Manual (75% required for successful completion).

Exam on last day of class. In Saskatoon, this course will also be delivered when the minimum number of students has been reached. To place your name on the interest list or obtain more information, call 306-659-4195 in Saskatoon or 306-775-7475 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 and work boots.

(materials and exam fee included), 36 hours/2 weeks
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-462November 14, 2014 - November 23, 2014
Fri - 7:00-10:00 pm
Sun, Sat - 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Room: S103
Registration Deadline: November 14, 2014
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$860.00Saskatoon
CRN: 201403-500April 10, 2015 - April 19, 2015
Fri - 7:00-10:00 pm
Sun, Sat - 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Room: S103
Registration Deadline: April 10, 2015
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$860.00Saskatoon
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.

Bring your own Cross Connection Control Manual

$467 (materials and exam fee included), 12 hours/1 week
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-501February 7, 2015 - February 8, 2015
Sun, Sat - 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Room: S103
Registration Deadline: February 7, 2015
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$485.00Saskatoon
You will examine the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z94.4-11 standard and Saskatchewan legislation related to Respiratory Fit Testing. You will examine the implementation of the standard in the workplace by Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners. You will also have an opportunity to practice both qualitative and quantitative fit testing. You will be trained as a Respiratory Fit Tester and be able to fit test other employees at your worksite.

(includes GST), 16 hours
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-931December 8, 2014 - December 9, 2014
Mon, Tue - 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Room: 426
Registration Deadline: December 1, 2014
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$400.00Saskatoon
CRN: 201403-828April 23, 2015 - April 24, 2015
Thu, Fri - 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Registration Deadline: April 16, 2015
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$400.00Saskatoon
Students will learn basic maintenance and repair of small engines for common machines such as snow blowers and lawnmowers.

(GST included), 30 hours/5 weeks
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-246April 11, 2015 - May 9, 2015
Sat - 9:00 am-3:30 pm
Room: A147
Registration Deadline: April 3, 2015
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$440.00Regina
This workshop is intended to introduce you to the tools and techniques of proper masonry, brick and block work through demonstration and practical hands-on experience. If you are interested in building a small residential project (e.g., retaining wall, barbecue or intending to do your own brickwork) this workshop will be of interest to you.

Please bring proper eye protection, work gloves and work boots.

(GST included), 18 hours/1 week
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-498April 10, 2015 - April 12, 2015
Fri - 6:30-9:30 pm
Sun, Sat - 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Registration Deadline: April 10, 2015
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$289.00Saskatoon
Course curriculum emphasizes the structural integrity of a vehicle as well as steering and suspension. You should be a journeyman or have an equivalent level of knowledge and significant practical experience in wheel alignment and steering geometry in order to successfully complete this course. Course instruction will be delivered at a journeyman level. You must attend all 3 days of course instruction and successfully complete examinations developed to determine your level of understanding of each section. Theory and practical examinations are administered during the course. You should be prepared to commit 4-6 hours of personal study time to familiarize yourself with inspection standards and course material. You must acquire a pass mark in each section and an overall mark of 75% to successfully complete the course.

To place your name on the interest list, call Faye Eberle at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus, 306-659-4195 or Diane Stephanson at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus, 306-691-8263. Please bring proper eye protection, work gloves and work boots.

21 hours/1week (3 days)
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-816March 2, 2014 - March 4, 2015
Tue, Wed, Thu - 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration Deadline: March 2, 2015
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$575.00Saskatoon
CRN: 201403-505January 2, 2015 - January 4, 2015
Sun, Fri, Sat - 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration Deadline: January 2, 2015
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$575.00Saskatoon
CRN: 201404-113June 2, 2015 - June 4, 2015
Tue, Wed, Thu - 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration Deadline: June 2, 2015
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$575.00Saskatoon
Course curriculum emphasizes the structural integrity of a vehicle as well as steering and suspension. You should be a journeyman or have an equivalent level of knowledge and significant practical experience in wheel alignment and steering geometry in order to successfully complete this course. Course instruction will be delivered at a journeyman level. You must attend all 3 days of course instruction and successfully complete examinations developed to determine your level of understanding of each section. Theory and practical examinations are administered during the course. You should be prepared to commit 4-6 hours of personal study time to familiarize yourself with inspection standards and course material. You must acquire a pass mark in each section and an overall mark of 75% to successfully complete the course.

To place your name on the interest list, call Faye Eberle at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus, 306-659-4195 or Diane Stephanson at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus, 306-691-8263. For further information concerning technician certification requirements, contact SGI Vehicle Standards and Inspections at 1-800-667-8015, ext. 6188. Please bring proper eye protection, work gloves and work boots.

21 hours/1week (3 days)

CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-843April 7, 2015 - April 9, 2015
Tue, Wed, Thu - 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Registration Deadline: April 7, 2015
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$575.00Moose Jaw
CRN: 201404-119May 12, 2015 - May 14, 2015
Tue, Wed, Thu - 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Registration Deadline: May 12, 2015
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$575.00Moose Jaw
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.

(GST included), 4 hours/1 week
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-826March 11, 2015
Wed - 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Room: 418
Registration Deadline: March 9, 2015
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$85.00Saskatoon
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 306-765-1564 in Prince Albert or 306-691-8263 in Moose Jaw. 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.

(GST included) (Regina), TBD (Woodland), 12 hours/2 weeks
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-247February 7, 2015 - February 14, 2015
Sat - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: A142
Registration Deadline: January 30, 2015
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$248.00Regina
CRN: 201404-31May 2, 2015 - May 9, 2015
Sat - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: A142
Registration Deadline: April 24, 2015
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$248.00Regina
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 Moose Jaw when the minimum number of students has been reached. To place your name on the interest list or obtain more information, call 306-691-8263 in Moose Jaw. 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 and work boots.

(GST included), 6 hours/1 week
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-465November 15, 2014
Sat - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: S113
Registration Deadline: November 15, 2014
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$142.00Saskatoon
CRN: 201403-506February 7, 2015
Sat - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: S113
Registration Deadline: February 8, 2015
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$142.00Saskatoon
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 306-765-1564 in Prince Albert 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 and work boots

(Regina), $510.30 (Saskatoon), TBD (Woodland), 48 hours/8 weeks
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-248January 6, 2015 - February 26, 2015
Tue, Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: A142
Registration Deadline: January 6, 2015
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$595.00Regina
CRN: 201403-249April 14, 2015 - June 4, 2015
Tue, Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: A142
Registration Deadline: April 7, 2015
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$595.00Regina
CRN: 201403-508January 12, 2015 - March 4, 2015
Mon, Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: S113
Registration Deadline: January 12, 2015
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$595.00Saskatoon
CRN: 201403-507March 9, 2015 - May 11, 2015
Mon, Wed - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: S113
Registration Deadline: March 9, 2015
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$595.00Saskatoon

This hands-on course for women offers an introduction to a variety of basic trade skills. Course content includes Automotive Servicing, Carpentry, Electrical, Machining, Plumbing, and Welding (Sheet Metal and Masonry included at Saskatoon campus only).

Upon successful completion of the course, you are issued a statement of attendance. The course provides women with: increased post-secondary training/education and employment potential in trades the opportunity to explore training options in a variety of trades a realistic understanding of the physical, emotional and academic requirements of training/education and employment in trades Shop sessions include:
  • Welding - you will learn to assemble and tack weld steel, use assorted shaping methods, as well as use cleaning, finishing and cutting tools
  • Automotive servicing - you will learn to perform a variety of vehicle checks as well as an oil and filter change
  • Carpentry - you will learn how to frame and erect a wall, repair a hole in drywall and apply sheathing and drywall
  • Electrical - you will learn basic electrical tasks
  • Machining - you will learn to use tap and die, cutting, drilling and grinding tools
  • Plumbing - you will learn basic plumbing tasks

CSA Approved Steel Toed Safety boots are required for this course

For more information about Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina campus classes in Regina contact Jessica Baldwin at jessica.baldwin@siast.sk.ca or 306-775-7427 and for Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus classes in Saskatoon contact Devin West at devin.west@siast.sk.ca or 306-659-4863.

(includes student fees and GST)
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-3958January 8, 2015 - February 7, 2015
Thu - 7:00-9:00 pm
Sat - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration Deadline: January 9, 2015
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$160.00Regina
CRN: 201403-3955January 17, 2015 - February 1, 2015
Sun, Sat - 9:00 am-3:59 pm
Registration Deadline: January 16, 2015
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$160.00Saskatoon
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.

(GST & manual included), 4 hours
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-827March 9, 2015
Mon - 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Room: 418
Registration Deadline: March 10, 2015
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$85.00Distance

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