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Business Certificate

The Business Certificate program provides knowledge and skills in general business practices. You will receive training in accounting, communications, computers, economics, financial mathematics, human resources, management, marketing and statistics.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic has an agreement with the University of Regina which will give qualifying Business Certificate graduates 10 courses towards the Bachelor of Business Administration Qualifying program. Other institutions, including the University of Saskatchewan, recognize many Business Certificate courses towards their programs.


Using an automated accounting software package, you will learn how to enter transactions into journals (general, purchase, payments, sales, cash receipts and payroll) and ledgers (general, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll), learn to account for inventory, and learn to prepare banking records. You will also prepare the initial automated accounting setup for use by a company.

For televised offerings:
  • There will be an introductory session that is recorded and available online. Check your distance orientation package for the website address. The rest of the course will be delivered as print based with computer requirements.
  • Register with the CRN location that best suits your needs for writing exams.


Prerequisites: Introductory Financial Accounting 1, Accounting


45 hours/15 weeks Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 25, 2016 - June 15, 2016
Mon, Wed - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 207.25
Registration deadline: May 2, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201503-383
May 10, 2016 - June 28, 2016
Tue, Thu - 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Registration deadline: May 10, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00SaskatoonCRN: 201504-100
January 5, 2016 - April 15, 2016
Registration deadline: January 19, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00OnlineCRN: 201503-670
April 18, 2016 - June 30, 2016
Registration deadline: April 25, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00OnlineCRN: 201503-693
You will develop fundamental employability skills through study of the principles of communication and active listening techniques. The course content includes development of effective writing skills and formatting. You will apply the principles and skills by writing business messages for positive, negative and persuasive purposes. You will examine ways to apply communication skills to cross-cultural situations. You will learn to apply effective presentation skills when delivering oral presentations and conducting business meetings. You will write short reports.

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 2, 2015 - December 9, 2015
Wed - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 920
Registration deadline: September 16, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201502-338
January 7, 2016 - April 14, 2016
Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 920
Registration deadline: January 21, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201503-382
August 31, 2015 - December 21, 2015
Mon - 7:00-9:59 pm
Registration deadline: August 31, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00SaskatoonCRN: 201502-254
January 11, 2016 - May 2, 2016
Mon - 7:00-9:59 pm
Registration deadline: January 11, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00SaskatoonCRN: 201503-783
September 2, 2015 - December 11, 2015
Wed - 8:53-9:53 am
Registration deadline: September 16, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00OnlineCRN: 201502-658
January 5, 2016 - April 15, 2016
Registration deadline: January 19, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00OnlineCRN: 201503-677
You will deal with business problems involving ratios, proportions and percent. You will study the mathematics of merchandizing by examining discounts and markups, You will deal with the concept of the time value of money and how it is applied to both simple and compound interest. You will study ordinary annuities and specifically how they relate to mortgages.

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 1, 2015 - December 8, 2015
Tue - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 920
Registration deadline: September 15, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201502-380
January 9, 2016 - April 23, 2016
Sat - 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Room: 920
Registration deadline: January 23, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201503-569
September 3, 2015 - December 10, 2015
Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 317
Registration deadline: September 3, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00SaskatoonCRN: 201502-280
Your studies will focus on the field of commercial law. You will examine in detail the concepts of contract law and how these concepts are influenced by various legislative acts and common law. Particular attention will be focused on: tort law, negotiable instruments, secured transactions, insurance, bailments, agency, real property law, employment, sale of goods and the various forms of business organizations.

Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 4, 2016 - April 18, 2016
Mon - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 721
Registration deadline: January 18, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201503-375
January 9, 2016 - April 30, 2016
Sat - 9:00-11:59 am
Room: 312.1
Registration deadline: January 8, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00SaskatoonCRN: 201503-976
You will study the basics of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Your studies will include economic theory, problems and solutions. You will gain an understanding in scarcity, opportunity costs, demand and supply; as well as how various market structures determine output and price. From a macro perspective you will learn about the role of the government’s spending and taxation, the Canadian banking system, foreign trade and other key macroeconomic variables.

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 3, 2015 - December 10, 2015
Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 721
Registration deadline: September 17, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201502-342
January 7, 2016 - April 14, 2016
Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 921
Registration deadline: January 21, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201503-379
January 12, 2016 - April 19, 2016
Tue - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 317
Registration deadline: January 12, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00SaskatoonCRN: 201503-825
September 2, 2015 - December 11, 2015
Wed - 8:53-9:53 am
Registration deadline: September 16, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00OnlineCRN: 201502-660
January 5, 2016 - April 15, 2016
Registration deadline: January 19, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00OnlineCRN: 201503-679
Your studies will focus on the practical use of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint from the Microsoft Office 2010 Professional software suite. You will learn a wide range of skills from intermediate to advanced in each of the applications.

Mid-term exam May 21

45 hours/15 weeks Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
August 31, 2015 - December 21, 2015
Mon - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 207.19
Registration deadline: September 14, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201501-32
April 26, 2016 - June 14, 2016
Tue, Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 207.19
Registration deadline: May 3, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201503-384
September 1, 2015 - December 8, 2015
Tue - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 306B
Registration deadline: September 1, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00SaskatoonCRN: 201502-264
September 2, 2015 - December 11, 2015
Registration deadline: September 16, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00OnlineCRN: 201502-659
January 5, 2016 - April 15, 2016
Registration deadline: January 19, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00OnlineCRN: 201503-678
Your studies will focus on an overview of human resource management and practices. You will learn the impact of job analysis; planning, recruiting and selection processes; training, developing and compensation considerations, and management performance and labour relations. Employee and organizational ethics are discussed throughout the course with an emphasis on using human resource management to achieve high organizational performance.

Class on Nov 11, Mid-term exam Oct 14, Feb 17

45 hours/15 weeks Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 5, 2016 - April 19, 2016
Tue - 7:00-9:59 pm
Registration deadline: January 5, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00Prince AlbertCRN: 201503-486
September 1, 2015 - December 8, 2015
Tue - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 721
Registration deadline: September 15, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201502-337
January 5, 2016 - April 12, 2016
Tue - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 921
Registration deadline: January 19, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201503-371
August 29, 2015 - December 19, 2015
Sat - 9:00-11:59 am
Room: 312.1
Registration deadline: August 28, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00SaskatoonCRN: 201502-936
May 10, 2016 - June 28, 2016
Tue, Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 309
Registration deadline: May 10, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00SaskatoonCRN: 201504-101

Your studies will focus on an introduction to financial accounting designed to provide you with accounting skills to handle business transactions. The course will include bookkeeping techniques, accounting for a merchandising concern and an introduction to accounting for current assets. ACCT 122 is a companion to ACCT 125 (Introductory Financial Accounting 2) which continues the study of basic financial accounting.

For televised offerings:
  • there will be an introductory live televised session (recorded and available online). The rest of the course will be delivered online.
  • If you are taking a televised course, register with the CRN location that best suits your needs for the in-person written exam.


45 hours/15 weeks and 8 weeks Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
August 29, 2015 - December 19, 2015
Sat - 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Room: 921
Registration deadline: September 11, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201501-34
September 1, 2015 - December 8, 2015
Tue - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 921
Registration deadline: September 15, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201502-336
January 9, 2016 - April 23, 2016
Tue - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 619
Registration deadline: January 29, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201503-1173
April 25, 2016 - June 16, 2016
Mon, Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 921
Registration deadline: May 2, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201503-373
September 2, 2015 - December 16, 2015
Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Registration deadline: September 2, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00SaskatoonCRN: 201502-142
January 13, 2016 - April 20, 2016
Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Registration deadline: January 13, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00SaskatoonCRN: 201503-827
May 9, 2016 - June 29, 2016
Mon, Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Registration deadline: May 9, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00SaskatoonCRN: 201504-97
September 2, 2015 - December 11, 2015
Registration deadline: September 16, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00OnlineCRN: 201502-633
September 2, 2015 - December 11, 2015
Registration deadline: September 2, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00OnlineCRN: 201502-634
January 5, 2016 - April 15, 2016
Registration deadline: January 19, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00OnlineCRN: 201503-666
January 5, 2016 - April 15, 2016
Registration deadline: January 19, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00OnlineCRN: 201503-668
Your studies will focus on an introduction to financial accounting building on the skills you learned in ACCT 122 (Introductory Financial Accounting 1). You will study accounting for payroll and accounting for other assets and liabilities. The course covers accounting for capital assets, liabilities, partnerships and corporations.

Mid-term exam Oct 15, Feb 19

Prerequisites: Introductory Financial Accounting 1


45 hours/15 weeks Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 2, 2015 - December 9, 2015
Wed - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 921
Registration deadline: September 16, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201502-339
January 6, 2016 - April 13, 2016
Wed - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 921
Registration deadline: January 20, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201503-378
September 2, 2015 - December 16, 2015
Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Registration deadline: September 2, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00SaskatoonCRN: 201502-154
January 13, 2016 - April 20, 2016
Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Registration deadline: January 13, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00SaskatoonCRN: 201503-828
May 9, 2016 - June 29, 2016
Mon, Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Registration deadline: May 9, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00SaskatoonCRN: 201504-98
January 5, 2016 - April 15, 2016
Registration deadline: January 19, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00OnlineCRN: 201503-669
April 18, 2016 - June 30, 2016
Registration deadline: April 25, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00OnlineCRN: 201503-692
The course is designed to familiarize you with how an economy is analyzed and how economic policy is used to prevent or ameliorate potential economic problems faced by modern economies. Your studies will focus on national income accounting, consumption and saving, government spending and taxation, interest rates and investment, the role of money and the banking system, and foreign trade.

Class on Feb 16, Apr 6, Mid-term exam Feb 16

This course currently has no offerings.

Your studies will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of managerial accounting. You will examine cost concepts, pricing strategies, manufacturing accounting, cost allocation and budgeting processes. You will be able to select appropriate managerial accounting techniques for decision making

Mid-term exam Feb 25

Prerequisites: Introductory Financial Accounting 1


45 hours/15 weeks Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 6, 2016 - April 13, 2016
Wed - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 920
Registration deadline: January 20, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201503-374
You will discover the dynamic field of marketing. You will explore what marketing is, how it works and the effect it can have on consumers and on society. At the end of the course, you should have a strong sense of how to market yourself, your skills, your ideas, as well as more traditional products and services. Marketing concepts you will learn include: the strategic marketing planning process, segmentation, positioning, forecasting, consumer behaviour and the marketing mix.

Mid-term exam Feb 17

45 hours/15 weeks Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 4, 2016 - April 18, 2016
Mon - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 920
Registration deadline: January 18, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201503-368
January 14, 2016 - April 21, 2016
Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 312
Registration deadline: January 14, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00SaskatoonCRN: 201503-832
September 2, 2015 - December 11, 2015
Registration deadline: September 16, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00OnlineCRN: 201502-683
April 18, 2016 - June 30, 2016
Registration deadline: April 25, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00OnlineCRN: 201503-697
You will deal with commercial problems involving simple interest, discounts and markups, partial payments and commuting a series of obligations. It continues with a wide variety of problems involving compound interest, ordinary annuities, amortization of debt, sinking funds and valuation of bonds. Practical applications are stressed throughout the course. Use of the Financial calculator is shown throughout the course.

This course currently has no offerings.

You will study human behaviour in organizations and develop the skills needed to deal with people at work. Course content includes individual behaviour, values, interpersonal relationships and communications, groups and team dynamics, organizational culture, leadership and change. All topics are dealt with in the context of diverse formal organizations.

Mid-term exam Oct 15

45 hours/15 weeks Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 8, 2015 - December 15, 2015
Tue - 7:00-9:59 pm
Registration deadline: September 8, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00Prince AlbertCRN: 201502-464
August 31, 2015 - December 21, 2015
Mon - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 721
Registration deadline: September 14, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201501-31
April 25, 2016 - June 15, 2016
Mon, Wed - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 920
Registration deadline: May 2, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00ReginaCRN: 201503-385
August 31, 2015 - December 21, 2015
Mon - 7:00-9:59 pm
Registration deadline: August 31, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$485.00SaskatoonCRN: 201502-303

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