The retail sector is booming! Retail is the unsung hero of Canada’s healthy economy. Job opportunities are diverse and plentiful. There are service and sales jobs in big box stores, brand-name stores, small independents and boutiques. Focus on what you love—fashion, food, home decor, home building, leisure and more.
If you enjoy working with people and want a career that offers flexibility, good pay and benefits, and excellent advancement opportunities, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s 12-week Retail Customer Service program will get you into the labour market quickly.
The Retail Customer Service applied certificate program is offered on demand at all four Saskatchewan Polytechnic campuses as well as off campus. The program is designed with industry input to give you the knowledge and skills you need for entry-level sales and service positions. You’ll learn about:
You’ll also learn the basics of operating a computer, interpersonal communication, personal financial management and professionalism.
You’ll apply your knowledge in classroom exercises and assignments. You’ll also spend two weeks in a retail operation getting hands-on training, so you’ll be job-ready at graduation.
Upon graduation, you’re prepared for entry-level customer service and sales jobs in a wide variety of retail businesses, and in both rural and urban areas. You can work in gas stations, clothing stores, convenience stores, home building stores, food stores, restaurants and more.
The program is available for delivery at any Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus, and off campus at various locations. For more information, contact:
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.
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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.
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.
Transfer credit options vary over time; this information is subject to change. Transfer credit options for this program include:
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.