Parts management technicians make sure the right parts are available in the right place at the right time. You have to like variety, be good at organizing things, be able to handle large volumes of information, and have good people and computer skills.
The Parts Management Technician program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic provides the skills you need to work in wholesale distribution centres and in automotive, truck, agricultural, industrial equipment and recreational equipment dealerships.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic's one-year Parts Management Technician certificate program is offered on campus in Saskatoon. The entire program is also offered online through distance learning. Combining classroom theory with practical assignments and labs, you’ll learn how to serve different customers, dispense parts and sell related goods. You’ll get practical training in:
Get Advanced Apprenticeship Standing
Use your Saskatchewan Polytechnic certificate to get advanced standing as an apprentice in the Partsperson trade. Getting your journeyperson’s ticket will increase your earning potential and open the door to opportunities in marketing and management. First, you’ll need to get a job in the trade and register as an apprentice. Learn more at Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).
When you graduate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s certificate program, you’ll be ready to work as a parts or warehouse person in automotive, truck, agricultural, industrial or recreational dealerships, in wholesale distribution centres and for industrial suppliers. There are jobs at mine sites, mills, warehouses, government departments, hospitals, even the armed forces. You could also work as a service writer, inventory control clerk, purchasing clerk, shipper and receiver.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|"Inventory Control Specialist, Merchandising and Sales"||Storekeepers and Parts Clerks (1472)||$25,000 - $72,100|
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.
On-campus program - $5,800
Distance program - $6,000
Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.
Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.
Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.