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Many full-time programs still have available seats for fall 2023. Find a program and apply today.

School of Business

The Bachelor of Applied Management (BAMgt) degree program provides journeypersons and non-business diploma graduates with a unique opportunity to leverage existing education and experience into a bachelor’s degree with only two years of additional study. The BAMgt degree is designed to meet the emerging need for qualified managers by providing you with two years of course credit towards the four-year bachelor’s degree. The program provides theoretical knowledge and applied learning. You will build knowledge and skills in a wide range of leadership and management disciplines including accountancy, human resource management, business communications, strategic management, leadership development, business analytics, finance, change management, risk management, commercial law and economics.

View the Bachelor of Applied Management program page for more information.

Want to build a successful career in business? Start with a solid background in business basics. Business is a multi-dimensional career that demands many skills—a knack for numbers, a talent for organization, good people sense and personal initiative. The Business certificate program provides a foundational level of knowledge and skills in business practices, from accounting and human resources to computers, economics and marketing. Move into the workforce quickly as an accounting clerk, management trainee, administrative assistant, financial officer or sales representative.

View the Business certificate program page for more information.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business diploma will give you a competitive edge in your career. Business students are tomorrow's accountants, financial officers, marketing managers, insurance brokers, human resources specialists, sport managers, municipal administrators, and entrepreneurs. Many of the diploma specialties also provide opportunities for co-op work placements.

View the Business diploma program page for more information.

Administrative assistant, administrative support staff, receptionist— graduates of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Office Administration program work in a variety of positions and in many different office environments. Saskatchewan Polytechnic provides practical, applied training in everything from accounting to word processing, with an emphasis on computer applications.

View the Office Administration program page for more information.

Joseph A. Remai School of Construction

Architectural technologists are involved at every stage of building design and construction, from blueprints to building codes, and from interior design to space planning. It’s a great career for detail-oriented, visual thinkers who enjoy working in a technology-driven environment. Architectural Technologies prepares you for a variety of careers in the building design construction industry. Many graduates are self-employed consultants in the home building industry. Others work for architects, engineers, interior designers, home designers, facility managers, developers, contractors or construction specialty companies and government housing agencies.

View the Architectural Technologies program page for more information.

If you are a graduate of an Architectural or any Engineering Technologies diploma, the Bachelor of Construction Management (BCM) degree program offers you the opportunity to earn an after-diploma baccalaureate degree with an additional two years of study. Graduates will be prepared for leadership roles in the growing heavy industrial, commercial, engineering and construction industries. You will be actively engaged in managing the safe, timely and cost effective delivery of a broad range of projects in industries like construction, oil and gas, engineering, design, research and development and entrepreneurship.

View the Bachelor of Construction Management program page for more information.

You’ll need more than a hammer and nails to be a carpenter in today’s construction industry. Carpentry is designed for people not currently working in the trade. The combination of classroom learning and practical training prepares you to work in residential and commercial construction. Grads get jobs with general contractors, subcontractors and framing contractors. Trade time and academic credit may be available for grads who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices.

View the Carpentry program page for more information.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s applied certificate program lets you jump-start a career in one of the most in-demand trades today. If you’re not currently working in the trade, the Electrician program will provide the knowledge and skills you need to work as an entry-level electrician for contractors, manufacturing firms, industrial plants, mining companies or sales outlets. Trade time and academic credit may be available for grads who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices. Once you’ve received your Red Seal, there are opportunities to advance in the field and obtain your Instrumentation Red Seal.

View the Electrician program page for more information.

School of Health Sciences

The Advanced Care Paramedic diploma is a great way to upgrade your skills and your earning power. The program is nationally accredited and provides you with the skills and knowledge to work within emergency medical services and in settings beyond the traditional paramedic environment, including ground, helicopter or fixed-wing air ambulance services and on collaborative health teams. ACPs also work in emergency rooms and industrial settings, support patients in home care and provide public health education in the community.

View the Advanced Care Paramedic program page for more information.

Health Information Management (HIM) specialists are integral members of health care teams. Their skills in data collection, analysis and safeguarding of health information are vital to providing quality patient care and in quality improvement initiatives. HIMs also plan information systems, develop health policy and identify current and future information needs. They work in hospitals, community clinics, long-term care facilities, government agencies, educational institutions, health privacy settings, law offices, insurance agencies and pharmaceutical companies. If you are a detail-oriented person with an interest in health care analytics, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s HIM program could be a great career fit for you.

View the Health Information Management program page for more information.

Lab work plays a crucial role in modern health care, which makes medical laboratory assistants an important part of the health care team. The Medical Laboratory Assistant program uses classroom instruction, practical labs and clinical experience to develop the knowledge and skills required for collection of blood samples, clerical entry of patient data, pre-analytical specimen preparation/processing and assist with basic laboratory activities. Saskatchewan Polytechnic graduates have the option to write the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science MLA certification exam—which provides recognition of their knowledge and skills to work outside of Saskatchewan. You might work in a hospital, medical office or walk-in clinic.

View the Medical Laboratory Assistant program page for more information.

Phlebotomists work directly with other health care providers and patients, and in laboratory settings phlebotomists are responsible for the collection of blood samples and providing patient directions for the collection of specimens other than blood (i.e. urine, fecal, etc.). Phlebotomists will also be involved in clerical entry of patient data. It’s a job that requires good people and communication skills, attention to detail, a professional yet caring attitude, and a commitment to teamwork and excellence. Jobs are available in hospitals, community clinics and medical offices.

View the Phlebotomy program page for more information.

School of Hospitality and Tourism

Food and nutrition management is a multi-billion dollar global industry with a growing choice of career opportunities. Pursue a challenging career in the dynamic and growing health care and food service industries. With your knowledge of nutrition and food service, and your skills in business and human resources, you are prepared to work in the nutrition department of a hospital, long-term care facility or other food or nutrition-related industry. Nutrition managers work as part of multidisciplinary teams and collaborate with dietitians to ensure client nutritional needs are met.

View the Food and Nutrition Management program page for more information.

Cooks in health care are in demand. The Health Care Cook program is designed to prepare cooks for work in health care settings, such as hospitals, long-term care homes, personal care homes and private care facilities. You will learn how to interact with patients and residents, modify diets to meet specific texture and nutritional requirements related to medical conditions, and work as part of an interdisciplinary team. You will combine hands-on cooking skills with online theoretical knowledge to flexibly gain valuable health care cooking experience.

View the Health Care Cook program page for more information.

All travellers want a nice home away from home. Hospitality professionals ensure this by making their businesses run smoothly. Hotel and Restaurant Management provides a thorough background in the management of front office, housekeeping, catering, marketing and food and beverage functions. Students enjoy strong industry support through practicums, guest lecturers, scholarships and input into curriculum. Many graduates work in supervisory and management positions, while others have gone on to operate their own specialty restaurants.

View the Hotel and Restaurant Management program page for more information.

Sask Polytech’s Recreation and Tourism Management (RTM) diploma program gives you the knowledge and skills you need to create, deliver and manage these experiences. What sets the RTM program apart is that we develop managers and leaders—energetic, passionate people who want to make a difference in the industry. Our well-rounded curriculum lets you take your career in many directions—recreation, tourism, sports, leisure development, facility management, special events and more.

View the Recreation and Tourism Management program page for more information.

Meat processing is one of the largest industries in Canada, with excellent employment prospects now and in the future. The Retail Meat Specialist program provides professional knowledge and skills in making sausage, smoking meats and curing meats. Learning by doing is a major focus of the program. Practical labs and a two-week practicum let you put your skills to work in real world settings. Saskatchewan Polytechnic grads work in different environments, including independent processing plants, commercial sausage kitchens and retail meat markets.

View the Retail Meat Specialist program page for more information.

School of Human Services and Community Safety

Demand is growing for court services administrators. It’s a unique career path with lots of job options. You could work in court support positions for courts, agencies, boards and tribunals, or in administrative positions in the justice sector.

View the Court Services Administrator program page for more information.

Disability support workers believe every individual has a right to live life to the fullest, and they are passionate about participation for all. Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Disability Support Worker program prepares you to support individuals with cognitive, emotional, learning and/or physical disabilities. The flexible program lets you study on campus or by distance learning, with practical experience provided in community-based practicums. You’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a health care institution, educational setting, residential program, adult vocational training centre or community based agency.

View the Disability Support Worker program page for more information.

Early childhood educators enjoy engaging with children, families and working in a team setting. They have the necessary skills to create curriculum and develop indoor and outdoor learning environments to support children’s development in the early years of life. As an early childhood educator with a diploma, you may find employment in a child care centre, a preschool, a family child care home setting and/or work with infants and toddlers and children with diverse needs, as a director or a community support worker in children’s programs.

View the Early Childhood Education program page for more information.

Educational assistants work with classroom teachers to create inclusive learning environments. The Educational Assistant program prepares you to work with children and youth who have diverse learning needs. Most Saskatchewan Polytechnic grads find jobs in traditional classroom settings in elementary, junior high and high schools, but you could also work in resource rooms, help with lunch and after-school programs, or find opportunities in care facilities, youth centres and alternative education programs.

View the Educational Assistant program page for more information.

Estheticians-Nail Technicians are experts who work in the beautification of nails using gel, acrylic and fiberglass enhancements, as well as nail art. They also perform manicures and pedicures and specialized treatments in both those areas. The Esthetician-Nail Technician program includes theory, hands-on labs and practicum within our on-site salon. The program provides the foundation you need to earn a Learner’s certificate and work as an apprentice in a nail salon.

View the Esthetician – Nail Technician program page for more information.

Esthetician–skin care technicians are skin care experts who look beyond beauty products to offer treatments that keep skin looking fresh and healthy. The Esthetician-Skin Care Technician program provides the foundation you need to earn a Learner’s certificate and work as an apprentice in a spa. A unique feature of the Esthetician program is the independent study, which lets you work through written materials independently while still having access to an instructor and hands-on labs and practicums. There are growing career opportunities—in salons, spas, wellness centres, seniors’ homes, plastic surgery clinics and medical spas.

View the Esthetician – Skin Care Technician program page for more information.

In the world of hairstyling, change is the most exciting part of the business. That’s a big attraction if you’re looking for a creative career. The Hairstylist program provides the foundation you need to earn a Learner’s certificate and work as an apprentice in a salon. A unique feature of the program is the independent study, which lets you work through written materials independently while still having access to an instructor and hands-on labs and practicums.

View the Hairstylist program page for more information.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Justice Studies program is a two-year diploma program with specialties in Correctional Studies or Indigenous Policing Foundations. After completion of a common first year, students choose their specialty.

  • The Correctional Studies specialty diploma prepares graduates for a career in federal or provincial correctional institutions, youth facilities, healing lodges, court security, border services and community-based justice programs.
  • The Indigenous Policing Foundations specialty diploma prepares graduates to apply for recruitment with federal, provincial, municipal and community policing positions.

Year one provides the foundational courses to enter into the Year two specialty programs—Correctional Studies or Indigenous Policing Foundations.

View the Justice Studies program page for more information.

Employers across the country must conform to occupational health and safety legislation. As legislation and standards become multifaceted, demand for qualified Occupational Health and Safety professionals grows. This program is a great fit if you’re looking to enter the Occupational Health and Safety profession, are already working in occupational health and safety and want to expand your career opportunities, or are considering or preparing to challenge the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST) exam.

View the Occupational Health and Safety program page for more information.

Being able to connect with youth is a rare gift. If you have the gift, specialized training will help you transform young lives. The Youth Care Worker program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic includes both one-year certificate and two-year diploma options. The option you choose depends on where you want to go in your career. There are job opportunities in many different settings—residential group homes, emergency child and youth care, parenting and family support services, foster care, youth justice, advocacy, community development, life skills training and more.

View the Youth Care Worker program page for more information.

School of Information and Communications Technology

In business, technology is more than a tool—it’s a necessity. That spells opportunity for specialists in business information systems. As systems analysts, programmers, web developers and help desk technicians, specialists use their technical skill and business acumen to find solutions to challenging issues. It’s a great career option if you’re a self-motivated individual who enjoys problem solving and working with technology. There is a mandatory six-month paid co-operative education work term between semesters two and three.

View the Business Information Systems program page for more information.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Computer Automated Systems Technician program will immerse you in the latest computer and automated technologies. Hands-on labs and courses that focus on computers, automated systems and industry-standard software and equipment will give you the confidence to succeed in the fast-paced, evolving computer automated systems industry.

View the Computer Automated Systems Technician program page for more information.

Whether you’re interested in web design or interactive media, career opportunities in new media are growing by leaps and bounds. Why not get paid for doing what you love? Develop your creative talent in graphic, web and interactive design. Learn to create websites, design graphics, develop interactive media, create digital presentations and more. Hone your skills in web and mobile technologies. Explore interests in photography, video, audio and 2D and 3D animation. Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Interactive Design and Technology program provides a multi-faceted skill set on progressive media topics and software.

Seats are available in Regina only.

View the Interactive Design and Technology program page for more information.

School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing

With all the technology built in to today’s commercial and institutional buildings, building systems require regular, skilled maintenance. Building systems technicians receive comprehensive training in operating and maintaining electrical, ventilation, refrigeration and water treatment systems. It’s a job that requires good problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team. Building systems technicians are always in demand. 

View the Building Systems Technician program page for more information.

The Chemical Technology program allows students to develop knowledge and skills in chemical analysis and chemical plant operation. The emphasis on hands-on learning prepares you to work in commercial, industrial or government labs, in technical sales, and in industrial settings. Grads have the option of moving directly into the workforce or using program articulation agreements with various universities to ladder into a degree.

View the Chemical Technology program page for more information.

If you’re a creative thinker who likes playing with technology, becoming a computer engineering technologist offers great possibilities. The Computer Engineering Technology program lets you alternate classroom study with work terms to get a hands-on learning experience. Grads enjoy a choice of career paths—network administrator, systems coordinator or technical/systems analyst. You might work in sales, R&D or customer support in large companies, institutions and manufacturing plants.

View the Computer Engineering Technology program page for more information.

As a design and manufacturing engineering technologist, you’ll help turn great ideas into practical plans. It’s a career that applies science to mechanical design, so it helps to have an analytical mind and good math skills. You’ll be involved in everything from design and drafting, to fabrication, 3D printing and prototype development. The Design and Manufacturing Engineering Technology program will allow you to develop the knowledge and skills you need to put computer and engineering principles to work.

View the Design and Manufacturing Engineering Technology program page for more information.

Electrical systems are the backbone of modern industry and power generation utilities. The increasing complexity of the field is putting a high premium on skilled electrical engineering technologists. Electrical engineering technologists are more in demand today than ever before. They have the specialized skills our society needs to keep the power on—literally. Career opportunities include jobs with consulting engineering firms, power generation utilities, manufacturing firms, petroleum or mining firms and more.

View the Electrical Engineering Technology program page for more information.

The demand for Electronic Systems Engineering Technology is growing as individuals with specialized knowledge and skills are required to work with complex electronic systems. They’re the ones who integrate technological innovation into our everyday lives. Electronic systems engineering technologists are creative team players who like a good challenge. Opportunities exist in the fields of applied research, robotics, automated control systems, microprocessor systems, communication systems and electronic product development.

View the Electronic Systems Engineering Technology program page for more information.

Engineering design and drafting technologists perform computerized design and drafting functions in industrial or engineering settings. It’s a career path that requires practical thinkers, an eye for detail and the ability to visualize how things work and assemble ideas into threedimensional space. Engineering design and drafting technologists create engineering designs, drawings and related technical information. You might work independently, but you are more likely to be part of a multidisciplinary team.

View the Engineering Design and Drafting Technology program page for more information.

There’s a saying among industrial mechanics: “If it doesn’t have tires, we’ll fix it.” It’s a good description of a career with so many possibilities working on “stationary” industrial equipment. Graduates of the Industrial Mechanics program work at potash and uranium operations, oil refineries, manufacturing plants, grain handling facilities, power plants and more. Trade time and academic credit available for grads who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices.

Seats are available in Prince Albert only.

View the Industrial Mechanics program page for more information.

Saskatchewan’s growing manufacturing sector needs skilled workers. With a diploma in Innovative Manufacturing Technology, you will be prepared to help meet these needs. The program will give you knowledge in a wide range of manufacturing skills, such as mechanical and CAD/CAM technologies, welding, machining, project management and industrial design. Graduates may find employment in various sectors including industrial, agricultural, mining, textile, forestry and food processing.

View the Innovative Manufacturing program page for more information.

Industrial processes have become so complex that it takes the specialized skills of instrumentation engineering technologists just to look after the instruments used for measurement and control. Instrumentation engineering technologists not only have a knack for fixing things, they have the ability to apply math, science and physics to solve complex measurement and control problems. They’re employed in virtually every sector, with most opportunities concentrated in mining, oil and gas recovery and transmission, oil refining and a variety of fertilizer plants.

View the Instrumentation Engineering Technology program page for more information.

From the plastic parts in your cell phone to the tires on your car, machinists make the molds and dies for manufacturing a wide variety of items. Everything made of steel, aluminum and plastic is made directly from a machine shop. The Machinist program provides a solid foundation in basic machining skills. When you graduate, you’ll be ready for work in custom machine shops, computer machine tool operation firms and large and small shops making parts and repairs. Trade time and academic credit available for grads who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices.

View the Machinist program page for more information.

Mechanical engineering technologists (METs) utilize practical applications of science and technology to problem solve and innovate. METs are involved in all stages of design, development and implementation—supporting projects from conception to completion and on-going operation in a broad spectrum of industries. Whether you want to flex your design and analytical skills or make and influence policy and process improvements, the versatile education within MET provides the necessary foundation. Your curiosity and commitment to continued learning in the field will allow you to pursue diverse roles of increasing complexity and responsibility throughout your career.

View the Mechanical Engineering Technology program page for more information.

Mining is one of the fastest-growing sectors in Saskatchewan. As a mining engineering technologist, you’ll be part of a team dedicated to ensuring smooth, efficient mine operation. You might work in mine surveying for surface or underground operations, mine drafting, mine ventilation monitoring, ground control monitoring or quality control. It’s a career path that offers good pay and opportunities for advancement.

View the Mining Engineering Technology program page for more information.

School of Natural Resources and Built Environment

The Agriculture and Food Production program is about more than growing food—it’s about growing food sustainably, managing land and resources, understanding commodity trends and staying up to date on technology. The program opens many career doors. Use your skill set to run the show as a farm operator, manager or supervisor. Work your way up at a large-scale operation, join the family farm or build your own operation. Choose a career in the high-demand sector of crop and livestock production, management and logistics or in precision and smart agriculture. Explore opportunities in grain buying, marketing and transport, elevator or grain terminal operation, input sales, implement sales and marketing or agricultural research. Become an agricultural specialist in banking, finance or crop insurance.

View the Agriculture and Food Production program page for more information.

As municipalities grow, so does the demand for people to build and maintain their infrastructure and resources. In Civil Engineering Technologies, you will spend your first two semesters learning skills common to civil construction and water resources. Then you will move into one of two specialties.

  • Construction option: Wherever a building, bridge, road or other structure is being built, you are sure to find that civil engineering technologists are part of the team building it.
  • Water Resources option: Water resource engineering technologists play a role in ensuring a community has safe water supply or assessing and minimizing the impacts of floods or droughts on a watershed.

View the Civil Engineering Technologies program page for more information.

When it comes to monitoring the impact of industry and urbanization on our environment, environmental engineering technologists are at ground zero. Environmental engineering technologists are there to monitor, assess and minimize the impact of urbanization on the natural world, ensuring generations to follow have access to all we enjoy today. Career opportunities are found in private industry, engineering and environmental consulting, and in government agencies.

View the Environmental Engineering Technology program page for more information.

Geographic Information Science (GIS) is a relatively new field that uses computer technology to link maps with digital data. Resource managers and urban planners rely on the expertise of GIS technicians when they are making critical decisions about asset management, environmental assessment, development and harvest. GIS skills are applicable in any organization that maintain assets in the environment. Graduates work with mines and resources, utility companies, First Nations, municipalities and government agencies, to maintain information with geospatial reference. If you have good computer skills, a keen eye for detail and an interest in project management from conceptual design to rollout, the GIS program may be for you.

View the Geographic Information Science program page for more information.

It takes skill and a passion for the natural environment to manage Saskatchewan’s vast fisheries, forests, wildlife and parks resources. Integrated resource management practitioners have that skill—and the desire to use it. Integrated resource management practitioners are analytic thinkers who combine a knack for science with a love for the outdoors. It’s an excellent career choice if you want a hands-on role in environmental stewardship. Your first job might be as a forestry worker, park interpreter, fisheries or wildlife technician, rare plant biologist or entry-level supervisor. You could also work for an environmental consulting group, government agency or natural resources company. If you’re interested in going further, use your diploma to ladder into a degree program.

View the Integrated Resource Management program page for more information.

School of Nursing

Continuing care assistants have been called the eyes and ears of the frail and vulnerable and the need for staff has never been greater. Employment opportunities are available in long-term care, home care, assisted living, acute care and even special needs classrooms. You’ll work directly with clients across the life span from infancy to their final years. You’ll help clients with mobility, personal care such as bathing, toileting, dressing and grooming, assisting them to eat their meals, medication monitoring and end-of-life care. It’s a face-to-face, people-focused job.

View the Continuing Care Assistant program page for more information.

School of Transportation

Take to the skies with Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s award-winning Commercial Pilot program, offered in partnership with the Saskatchewan Aviation Council (SAC). The Saskatchewan Polytechnic/ SAC Commercial Pilot program provides the training you need to become a commercial pilot. The program alternates ground school training at Saskatchewan Polytechnic with actual flying experience at your home flying school. Earning your commercial pilot’s licence with multi-engine and instrument flight ratings will open the door to careers with scheduled or charter airlines as well as air operators that provide many different types of flying services.

View the Commercial Pilot program page for more information.

All machines have one thing in common—they need replacement parts. Parts management technicians make sure the right parts are available at the right time. The Parts Management Technician program provides training in all types of parts, parts applications and locations. Grads work in automotive, recreation vehicle and heavy truck dealerships, wholesale distribution centres as well as for mines, mills, government departments and industrial suppliers. Trade time and academic credit may be available for grads who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices.

Seats are available in Saskatoon only.

View the Parts Management Technician program page for more information.

Admission processes

The admission processes vary between programs. Details can be found on each program page. Application and enrolment levels are constantly changing, and programs may become full at any time and qualified applicants may be added to a waitlist. Applicants are encouraged to apply early for the best chance at qualifying for their program of choice. Learn more about the admission processes.

Education Equity Program

As part of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Education Equity Program, many programs designate equity seats for people of Indigenous ancestry, people with one or more disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women interested in trades or technology. If you are eligible for an equity seat, there may be additional programs for you to consider. Please contact for more information.

Contact us

If you would like more information, visit the program web pages or:

  • Join an advising session, either in person or via Zoom.
  • Call our toll-free number at 1-866-467-4278.
  • Prospective students are welcome to contact our Welcome Centres at:
    • Moose Jaw 306-691-8429
    • Prince Albert 306-765-1611
    • Regina 306-775-7395
    • Saskatoon 306-659-4012
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