School of Natural Resources and Built Environment

School of Natural Resources and Built Environment

If you want to play a key role in managing our natural environment or in shaping our built environment, Saskatchewan Polytechnic can help. The nine programs in our School of Natural Resources and Built Environment will prepare students for such careers as forestry technicians, park interpreters, environmental protection officers, water resource managers, geographic information science specialists, engineering technologists in civil, environmental and water resources fields and more.

Hone your skills before you graduate. Saskatchewan Polytechnic lets you combine in-depth study and small class sizes with applied learning opportunities. Depending on your program, you will participate in lab exercises, simulated investigations, outdoor camp and field experiences. If you’re in one of the school’s engineering technology programs, earn while you learn on paid co-op work terms. When you return to your studies, you’ll have a strong understanding of the environment you are studying.

Your future is flexible. Thanks to transfer agreements with a number of Canadian universities, you can use your diploma to ladder into a degree program if you’re in Civil, Environmental or Water Resources Engineering Technology, Resource and Environmental Law or Integrated Resource Management. Some of our school’s programs are accredited nationally or in North America, giving you the flexibility to work outside of Saskatchewan.

Already working in your chosen field? If you’re already employed and want to enhance your skills, consider our flexible training options. Our self-paced Water and Wastewater Technician certificate program can be completed over five years through distance learning. 



Geographic Information Science
Water and Wastewater Technician


Agriculture and Food Production
BioScience Technology
Civil Engineering Technologies (Civil Construction option or Water Resources option)
Environmental Engineering Technology
Integrated Resource Management
Resource and Environmental Law

Courses and Professional Development