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Aboriginal Policing PreparationPrince Albert, Regina, SaskatoonCertificateDemand is growing for police officers trained with an Indigenous perspective. Policing is a career that will challenge and reward you. The pay and benefits are great, but you need to be committed—to community, to making a difference, to working with people from all walks of life.Sask Polytech's Aboriginal Policing Preparation program will train you for a career that goes beyond standard policing skills to include cultural awareness and personal growth. When you graduate, you’ll be able to apply for federal, provincial, municipal and community policing positions.The program is available to everyone regardless of their cultural background. You can take the 30-week program through continuing education or on campus in Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon. Off campus options through Indigenous bands and Regional Colleges are availableOur curriculum has a unique Aboriginal focus, while covering the major requirements of law enforcement training. Your instructors are experienced in policing, so you’re learning from people who’ve been on the front lines of community law enforcement. Your studies will focus on:basic investigative techniques;criminal justice system and criminal law;dealing with addictions, family violence, suicide intervention;developing strong communication skills; andhistoric and contemporary Aboriginal issues.Real World FocusThis program prepares you for a job in policing. You’ll build job search skills by writing practice exams and participating in mock interviews. You’ll learn how to handle police service assessment processes. Best of all, you’ll participate in a work experience that gives you a chance to apply what you’ve learned in class in a community policing setting—and also to make connections with potential employers.Climb the Education LadderMany of your courses are transferable to our Correctional Studies program, giving you a head start on earning a diploma. You can also transfer credits to University of Regina degree programs in Justice or Police Studies.9 out of 10 Grads Give Program Thumbs UpIn recent surveys, 9 out of 10 Aboriginal Policing Preparation grads say they are satisfied with the quality of their training, and 9 out of 10 say it effectively prepared them for employment in the policing field. School of Human Services and Community Safety
AccountingOnline, Regina, SaskatoonCertificatePractical training in accounting can be a tremendous asset, whether you want to broaden your career options, meet changing job requirements or start your own business. It helps to have a good head for numbers, but the real key to success in the field is attention to detail and accuracy.You’ll receive practical training in:Accounts receivable and accounts payable;Accounting for partnerships, shareholder equity, pension plans;Accounting software and information systems;Bookkeeping;Fundamentals of auditing, finance and taxation; andPayrollYou’ll develop a solid foundation in basic accounting theory, but the focus is on practical application. At Saskatchewan Polytechnic, hands-on exercises and projects help you translate knowledge into skills.Program AdvantagesAll 12 courses are available through a combination of distance education and night classes in Regina and Saskatoon.Courses align with professional accounting designation requirements. You can pursue professional designations to build your earning potential. accounting truetrue School of Business
Addictions CounsellingPrince AlbertDiplomaIt takes emotional maturity, good people skills and a strong sense of self to become an addictions counsellor. If you’re interested, the Addictions Counselling program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic will provide the training you need. The program is also the first in Canada to integrate mental health, addictions and First Nations philosophy.Extensive training hours and experiential learn qualify you for jobs with community-based agencies, health regions, non-profit organizations, school systems and private companies. Look for a position as a treatment counsellor, addictions educator, group home worker, case manager or employee/family assistance counsellor.Addictions Counselling is a two-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus. You’ll study cross-cultural and gender issues, gambling, pharmacology, drug abuse history in communities and more. Instructors with real-world experience provide practical training in:administrative and communication skillsintegrated case management, motivational interviewingone-one and group counsellingcommunity mobilization, prevention and development projectscommunity-based public education, health promotion sessionsscreenings, assessments, treatment plans and referralssuicide intervention and crisis interventiontrauma and addictionsExperiential LearningYou’ll apply what you learn in class during role-play sessions in experiential labs. Skilled instructors provide coaching and monitoring as you practice suicide and crisis intervention skills, one-on-one counselling techniques and group counselling.On-the-Ground TrainingYou’ll get on-the-ground training in the community, including a two-week clinical work experience in a detoxification setting and a 12-week clinical work experience in an addictions program setting. Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s extensive training hours and real-world experience provide professional skills and confidence, enabling you to transition smoothly into a counselling position on graduation.Get a DegreeIf you add an introductory course in corrections to your studies, when you graduate you’ll be eligible to transfer into third year of the four-year Bachelor of Applied Arts in Justice Studies at Lethbridge College in Alberta.Transfer credit is available for:up to 42 credits towards a Bachelor of Social Work Degree (BSW) with the University of Regina Social Work Degree Program at the University of Regina, Regina Saskatchewanup to 51 credits towards the Addictions Counselling Degree (B.Hsc.) program through the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge Albertaup to 30 credits towards a Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) Briercrest College and Seminary, Briercrest SaskatchewanNationally Recognized TrainingThe program is sanctioned by both the Addictions Professionals Association of Saskatchewan (APASK, www.apask.org) and the Canadian Addictions Counsellor Certification Federation (CACCF, www.caccf.ca). It also exceeds national workforce competencies developed by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA). This means your training is relevant in today’s job market.On graduation, you’ll be eligible for membership in the Addictions Professionals Association of Saskatchewan (APASK). You’ll also be able to apply your training hours as recognized clinical supervision to achieve full certification as an addictions counsellor or prevention worker through the CACCF. School of Health Sciences
Adult Teaching and LearningMoose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, SaskatoonAdvanced CertificateThe Adult Learning and Teaching program is an 8-course, 24 credit hour Advanced Certificate program designed to develop and advance instructional and leadership skills of new and experienced Sask Polytech faculty.The program is also open to other interested members of the public. For more information, contact Melissa Mantyka, ILDC Coordinator, at Melissa.mantyka@saskpolytech.ca or 306-659-6919. Student success and their commitment to lifelong learning are greatly influenced by the competencies and knowledge of their instructors. This program provides critical elements to help instructors facilitate effective learning experiences for their students.The program combines theoretical and practical aspects of teaching and learning offered in online and face-to-face environments. It provides instructors with opportunities for mentoring, networking, collegiality, scholarship in teaching and learning, and the development of a community of practice.true
Advanced Care ParamedicRegina, SaskatoonDiplomaNote: The Regina delivery of this program has been suspended for the academic year 2018-2019. However, we are accepting applications to 2019-2020.If you're a primary care paramedic who wants to enhance your skills, career mobility and earning power, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's nationally recognized Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) program will be of interest to you. More in-depth knowledge and training means you'll be able to administer a greater range of medications and perform life-saving interventions.The Advanced Care Paramedic program also positions you for leadership roles in a growing number of settings. ACPs are in high demand in traditional emergency medical services, collaborative emergency centres, and industrial and community settings.Advanced Care Paramedic is a two-year diploma program offered through Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus. The program builds on the Primary Care Paramedic program. You’ll get advanced training in recognizing and managing medical and trauma emergencies, particularly neonatal, pediatric and geriatric. You’ll focus on:anatomy, pathophysiology, physiology, pharmacologybody system assessmentscritical thinking and decision makingcertifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)Advanced International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)Hands-on LearningLab and Simulation Training - You’ll use Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s state-of-the-art lab and high-fidelity simulation facilities to apply your in-depth knowledge to real-world scenarios.Field Practicums - You’ll work with an ACP preceptor in two supervised field practicums to hone your critical thinking and decision-making skills, and to strengthen your delegation and leadership skills.Clinical Practicums - Hone your assessment, management and communication skills during two hospital-based practicums. You’ll get real-world experience in specialized areas, including emergency departments, operating rooms, and labour and delivery. School of Health Sciences
Agricultural Equipment TechnicianSaskatoonCertificatetrueAgricultural Equipment Technicians diagnose, repair, modify, overhaul, service and maintain some of today’s most technologically advanced machines—tractors, combines, cultivators, seeders, sprayers. If you like working with ag equipment and troubleshooting mechanical problems, it’s a great career choice.You’ll find your skills are in demand at leading equipment dealerships. You might work as a technician in a fully-equipped service centre or travel to farms and rural areas on service calls. You can also transfer your skills to other industries, such as mining and construction.Agricultural Equipment Technician is a one-year certificate program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus . Get hands-on training in:air conditioning, heating and electricalengines, fuel systems, hydraulics, power trainsgas and arc weldingharvest, hay and forage equipmentonboard computer and global positioning systems (GPS)seeding, tillage, sprayers and applicatorsshop procedures and safetytractor set-up and pre-deliveryThis is Hands-On LearningYou'll spend most of your "classroom" time in the shop with Saskatchewan Polytechnic's highly trained instructors, learning how to assemble, service, repair, modify and overhaul a wide range of equipment. You'll round out your program with a two-week work experience in an agricultural dealership. It's a great opportunity to introduce yourself to a potential employer, while building your practical knowledge and skills.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).Close Ties to IndustryYour program is designed with input from the provincial and national agricultural equipment industry. The industry also supports students by providing new, technologically advanced equipment while local dealerships supply used equipment for hands-on training. This means your knowledge and skills are up-to-date with real world needs. School of Transportation
Applied Project ManagementOnlineApplied CertificateAre you looking for effective project management skills so that you can complete projects on time and on budget? This online program will provide you with practical and professional skills in all aspects of project management. Participants in this program often work as project managers, supervisors, or project coordinators and have project work experience that puts the learning into context - no matter what industry they work in.Sask Polytech is pleased to partner with the Applied Management Centre to bring you the applied Project Management program. As a Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute (PMI®), the largest international professional association for project managers, this program provides the necessary training to apply for the PMP® or CAPM® credentials with PMI®.We are also a Gold Seal Accredited Course Provider with the Canadian Construction Association, and the program is accredited for the maximum number of credits towards the Gold Seal Certification.Program DetailsThe program is offered three times per year, starting in September, January and April. It is composed of six courses of varying lengths, which are taken over a 14-week period, although students have the option of completing it over several terms to a maximum of two years. The courses are designed to be taken in sequence to give you the opportunity to progressively work through the entire life cycle of a project - from initiation to closeout. The program finishes with a practical integration project. This final project provides an opportunity to demonstrate competency by consolidating the skills developed throughout the program. Students choose their own projects to complete the 12 required assignments. For more information, please download our Program Information Sheet.Learn OnlineYou can access the online courses any time of day. There is no requirement to be online at a specific time, but you must follow the weekly pace. Each module begins on a Saturday and ends the following Thursday. During this time, participants should expect to spend approximately 15 hours per week on coursework and assignments.The online courses use a wide variety of tools, such as discussion forums, blogs, email, group activities and online videos to increase interactivity between the participants. There is also collaboration with the instructor by email, phone and screen sharing.Anyone can learn online, but online learning requires different skills than learning in a classroom. It's important to know what to expect, to understand how to succeed in online learning, and to identify any barriers that may hinder your learning in an online environment.Is this Program Right for You?Complete this questionnaire and watch this video to help you identify if learning project management online is appropriate for you at this time.InstructorsAll instructors have their Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential and many years' experience working as project managers and teaching project management.Funding OptionsThis program is eligible for the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant which provides employers with training funds for their employees. To find out more call 306-775-7480 or visit economy.gov.sk.ca/job-grant.Information SessionsInformation Sessions on the Applied Project Management Program are held quarterly. Everyone is invited to join us in person or online. The following information session is upcoming:Thursday, November 15, 20186:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.You can attend in person in room 241, Sask Polytech Regina Campus, or online. Register for this session by emailing mary.jesse@saskpolytech.ca or ryan.tessier@saskpolytech.ca.“PMI”, “Project Management Professional”, “PMP”, “Program Management Professional”, “R.E.P.”, and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.Upon successfully completing all courses in the program, you will be eligible to graduate and receive the Applied Certificate in Applied Project Management. Complete the application to graduate (pdf) and submit the form and fee to Registration Services.truetrue School of Business
Architectural TechnologiesMoose JawDiplomaArchitectural 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. You’ll be able to work in residential, commercial and institutional design and construction.Architectural Technologies is a three-year diploma offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus. It includes five academic semesters and three four-month Co-operative Education work terms. The program offers two areas of concentration: Building Sciences and Interior Design. The first three semesters are common to both areas. You’ll focus on residential design and wood frame construction (National Building Code - Part 9), and build knowledge and skills in:properties and function of construction materialscriteria and methods of building construction and designpreparation of construction documentsconstruction contract administrationIn your fourth and fifth semesters, you’ll focus in on your chosen area. In Building Science, you’ll receive an introduction to commercial and institutional building construction with emphasis on construction detailing and methods, structural systems, environmental controls and the building envelope (National Building Code - Parts 3 and 4).In Interior Design, you’ll receive an introduction to commercial and institutional interior construction with an emphasis on interior finishes, detailing and methods, space planning, lighting design and material selection (National Building Code - Parts 3 and 4).Your co-operative work term counts as courses. You pay tuition and receive credit, but you also get paid. It’s a great way to gain valuable experience while earning a salary.The Co-op Work Term AdvantageCo-operative work terms are paid, so you'll earn while you learn. Saskatchewan Polytechnic arranges your interviews; it's up to you to shine. It's also a chance to develop important "soft skills" in job interviewing, professional attitude, interpersonal communication and more.Many of our co-op employers require both a valid Saskatchewan Driver's License and a clean Driver's Abstract. For international students, it can take up to 12 months to obtain a Driver's license; therefore, it is to your advantage to come with a Driver's License from your home country if possible.Diploma to DegreeUse your Architectural Technologies diploma to ladder into the Bachelor of Construction Management right here at Saskatchewan Polytechnic or as a stepping stone to the Bachelor of Interior Design degree program at RCC Institute of Technology or the Bachelor of Technology degree program at Memorial University in Newfoundland. School of Construction
Building SciencesSee program page for detailsDiplomaArchitectural 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. You’ll be able to work in residential, commercial and institutional design and construction.Architectural Technologies is a three-year diploma offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus. It includes five academic semesters and three four-month Co-operative Education work terms. The program offers two areas of concentration: Building Sciences and Interior Design. The first three semesters are common to both areas. You’ll focus on residential design and wood frame construction (National Building Code - Part 9), and build knowledge and skills in:properties and function of construction materialscriteria and methods of building construction and designpreparation of construction documentsconstruction contract administrationIn your fourth and fifth semesters, you’ll focus in on your chosen area. In Building Science, you’ll receive an introduction to commercial and institutional building construction with emphasis on construction detailing and methods, structural systems, environmental controls and the building envelope (National Building Code - Parts 3 and 4).In Interior Design, you’ll receive an introduction to commercial and institutional interior construction with an emphasis on interior finishes, detailing and methods, space planning, lighting design and material selection (National Building Code - Parts 3 and 4).Your co-operative work term counts as courses. You pay tuition and receive credit, but you also get paid. It’s a great way to gain valuable experience while earning a salary.The Co-op Work Term AdvantageCo-operative work terms are paid, so you'll earn while you learn. Saskatchewan Polytechnic arranges your interviews; it's up to you to shine. It's also a chance to develop important "soft skills" in job interviewing, professional attitude, interpersonal communication and more.Many of our co-op employers require both a valid Saskatchewan Driver's License and a clean Driver's Abstract. For international students, it can take up to 12 months to obtain a Driver's license; therefore, it is to your advantage to come with a Driver's License from your home country if possible.Diploma to DegreeUse your Architectural Technologies diploma to ladder into the Bachelor of Construction Management right here at Saskatchewan Polytechnic or as a stepping stone to the Bachelor of Interior Design degree program at RCC Institute of Technology or the Bachelor of Technology degree program at Memorial University in Newfoundland. School of Construction
Interior DesignSee program page for detailsDiplomaArchitectural 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. You’ll be able to work in residential, commercial and institutional design and construction.Architectural Technologies is a three-year diploma offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus. It includes five academic semesters and three four-month Co-operative Education work terms. The program offers two areas of concentration: Building Sciences and Interior Design. The first three semesters are common to both areas. You’ll focus on residential design and wood frame construction (National Building Code - Part 9), and build knowledge and skills in:properties and function of construction materialscriteria and methods of building construction and designpreparation of construction documentsconstruction contract administrationIn your fourth and fifth semesters, you’ll focus in on your chosen area. In Building Science, you’ll receive an introduction to commercial and institutional building construction with emphasis on construction detailing and methods, structural systems, environmental controls and the building envelope (National Building Code - Parts 3 and 4).In Interior Design, you’ll receive an introduction to commercial and institutional interior construction with an emphasis on interior finishes, detailing and methods, space planning, lighting design and material selection (National Building Code - Parts 3 and 4).Your co-operative work term counts as courses. You pay tuition and receive credit, but you also get paid. It’s a great way to gain valuable experience while earning a salary.The Co-op Work Term AdvantageCo-operative work terms are paid, so you'll earn while you learn. Saskatchewan Polytechnic arranges your interviews; it's up to you to shine. It's also a chance to develop important "soft skills" in job interviewing, professional attitude, interpersonal communication and more.Many of our co-op employers require both a valid Saskatchewan Driver's License and a clean Driver's Abstract. For international students, it can take up to 12 months to obtain a Driver's license; therefore, it is to your advantage to come with a Driver's License from your home country if possible.Diploma to DegreeUse your Architectural Technologies diploma to ladder into the Bachelor of Construction Management right here at Saskatchewan Polytechnic or as a stepping stone to the Bachelor of Interior Design degree program at RCC Institute of Technology or the Bachelor of Technology degree program at Memorial University in Newfoundland. School of Construction
Auto Body TechnicianRegina, SaskatoonCertificatetrueDo you like working on cars? Want to get into the workforce quickly? Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Auto Body Technician program could be a great fit for you. The program prepares you for work in auto body shops, auto dealerships and private garages.The job involves bending, standing and lifting heavy equipment. But it’s also creative work—a good eye for colour and detail will ensure your skills are in demand.Auto Body Technician is a one-year certificate program offered on campus in Saskatoon and in Regina.Note: The Regina (January) delivery of this program is marketed almost exclusively to international students with a study permit, although it may be available to domestic students as well. The program gives you a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills you’ll need to work in motor vehicle body repair and refinishing. You’ll get practical training in:basic and advanced metal work;basic and advanced painting;benchwork and safe working procedures;door servicing, glass installation and electrical systems;front sheet metal and plastic material repair;industry communications and math;welding.Hands-On LearningYou’ll learn from experienced instructors and get practical experience in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped auto body shops. You’ll hammer out dings, paint a vehicle, install a glass windshield, align a bumper and more. You’ll also spend two weeks in an auto body repair shop getting a first-hand taste of the job.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). School of Transportation
Automotive PainterRegina, SaskatoonApplied CertificateDo you like working on cars? Do you want to get into the workforce quickly? Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Automotive Painter program could be a great fit for you. The program prepares you to work in auto body shops, auto dealerships, and the manufacturing sector. The job involves a lot of movement and an eye for detail and colour. The ability to organize multiple tasks will make you a valuable asset in the workplace.Hands-On LearningYou will learn from experienced instructors and get practical experience in Sask Polytech's well-equipped shops. You will dismantle and assemble vehicles, hammer out small dings, prepare, prime and refinish vehicle panels, and repair paint defects. You will also spend a week in an auto body shop testing your newly acquired skills.Automotive Painting is a 16-week applied certificate program offered on campus in Saskatoon and Regina. The program gives you a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills you will need to work in automotive painting.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). School of Transportation
Automotive Service TechnicianMoose Jaw, SaskatoonCertificatetrueIf you enjoy working on cars and trucks, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Automotive Service Technician program can fast-track you into a career. In less than a year, you could be working as a technician in an automotive shop, car and truck dealership, specialty shop, service station or transportation company.You’ll need good problem-solving skills, mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity. At the end of the program, you’ll have transferable skills you can apply to other trades, including agricultural machinery technician, heavy duty equipment technician, truck and transport mechanic.Automotive Service Technician is a one-year certificate program offered in Moose Jaw and Saskatoon. You’ll learn how to diagnose, repair, service and maintain advanced mechanical and electrical systems in today’s vehicles. Get practical, hands-on training in:body and trimbrakes and chassischarging, ignition and starting systemsclutches and drive lineselectronics and electrical systemsengine repair and rebuildingfuel and emission systemsgeneral shop proceduresLearn in Well-Equipped ShopsLearn from highly trained instructors in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped automotive shops. You’ll work on real vehicles donated by local dealers and other sources. You’ll use industry-leading diagnostic and servicing equipment, including tools unique to specific manufacturers. By the time you graduate, you’ll have the kind of practical, hands-on training and experience you will need.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). School of Transportation
Bachelor of Construction ManagementReginaDegreetrueThe Bachelor of Construction Management (BCM) degree program is unique in Saskatchewan offering students the opportunity to earn an after-diploma baccalaureate degree with an additional two years of study. The program was developed in response to industry need and global trends for trained professionals in the construction industry. The BCM program combines practical multi-faceted skills with theoretical knowledge and technical training, truly a practitioner's degree. The degree program will start in September 2018.Sask Polytech is proud of its reputation of providing industry with 'career ready' graduates, and this degree is no exception while providing a unique, direct and relevant path for students to earn a degree in this increasingly important area. The curriculum encompasses a comprehensive spectrum of construction management topics including:schedulingestimatingsafetycontract lawcost controltenderingproject managementDuring Year 4 of the BCM, students will participate in an industry-supported capstone project. School of Construction
Construction Management (Bachelor Degree)ReginaDegreetrueThe Bachelor of Construction Management (BCM) degree program is unique in Saskatchewan offering students the opportunity to earn an after-diploma baccalaureate degree with an additional two years of study. The program was developed in response to industry need and global trends for trained professionals in the construction industry. The BCM program combines practical multi-faceted skills with theoretical knowledge and technical training, truly a practitioner's degree. The degree program will start in September 2018.Sask Polytech is proud of its reputation of providing industry with 'career ready' graduates, and this degree is no exception while providing a unique, direct and relevant path for students to earn a degree in this increasingly important area. The curriculum encompasses a comprehensive spectrum of construction management topics including:schedulingestimatingsafetycontract lawcost controltenderingproject managementDuring Year 4 of the BCM, students will participate in an industry-supported capstone project. School of Construction
Bachelor of Psychiatric NursingOnlineDegreeAre you a graduate of Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Psychiatric Nursing diploma program? Do you want to play a greater role in advancing the health and well-being of people and communities—while also opening the door to opportunities in leadership, management and education?Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN) degree completion program will interest you. Building on your Psychiatric Nursing diploma, we’ll provide you with a strong foundation to grow your career provincially, nationally and internationally. The Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing is a degree completion program for graduates of Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Psychiatric Nursing diploma program. You’ll study on a part-time basis, taking one or two courses at a time through distance learning, with a clinical practicum.You’ll deepen your understanding of standards and competencies related to clinical practice, leadership, management, education and research. Mental health promotion and primary health care are emphasized, with a strong focus on clinical practice education. You’ll broaden your knowledge and skills in:addictions, sociology and psychologyeconomic, social and political influences in psychiatric nursinginformatics and statisticsintegrating leadership and management theory and skillsresearch for evidence-based nursing practiceDesigned for Working RPNsThe BPN degree completion program is designed to accommodate working RPNs. Depending on when you graduated, you’ll be able to complete your degree through part-time study in 2 to 2.5 years.If you graduated before 2010, you’ll take 1 to 2 courses per term over eight terms, earning your BPN in 2.5 years.If you graduated after 2010, you’ll take 1 to 2 courses per term over six terms, earning your BPN in two years.This program is offered with the written authorization of the Minister of Advanced Education, effective July 1, 2013. This authorization was provided after the program proposal underwent a quality assurance review and was found to meet the standards established by the Minister. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and degree will be appropriate to their needs.Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.International applicants will not be considered for admission to the program.true School of Nursing
Psychiatric Nursing (Bachelor Degree)OnlineDegreeAre you a graduate of Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Psychiatric Nursing diploma program? Do you want to play a greater role in advancing the health and well-being of people and communities—while also opening the door to opportunities in leadership, management and education?Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN) degree completion program will interest you. Building on your Psychiatric Nursing diploma, we’ll provide you with a strong foundation to grow your career provincially, nationally and internationally. The Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing is a degree completion program for graduates of Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Psychiatric Nursing diploma program. You’ll study on a part-time basis, taking one or two courses at a time through distance learning, with a clinical practicum.You’ll deepen your understanding of standards and competencies related to clinical practice, leadership, management, education and research. Mental health promotion and primary health care are emphasized, with a strong focus on clinical practice education. You’ll broaden your knowledge and skills in:addictions, sociology and psychologyeconomic, social and political influences in psychiatric nursinginformatics and statisticsintegrating leadership and management theory and skillsresearch for evidence-based nursing practiceDesigned for Working RPNsThe BPN degree completion program is designed to accommodate working RPNs. Depending on when you graduated, you’ll be able to complete your degree through part-time study in 2 to 2.5 years.If you graduated before 2010, you’ll take 1 to 2 courses per term over eight terms, earning your BPN in 2.5 years.If you graduated after 2010, you’ll take 1 to 2 courses per term over six terms, earning your BPN in two years.This program is offered with the written authorization of the Minister of Advanced Education, effective July 1, 2013. This authorization was provided after the program proposal underwent a quality assurance review and was found to meet the standards established by the Minister. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and degree will be appropriate to their needs.Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.International applicants will not be considered for admission to the program.true School of Nursing
BioScience TechnologySaskatoonDiplomatrueBioscience technologists use applied science to research problems and develop solutions to some of life's many important questions, ranging from food safety to new medicines.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's BioScience Technology program (formerly Biotechnology) is a two-year diploma program that emphasizes a hands-on style of learning. Your classroom time includes theory, practical exercises and labs. A four-week practicum gives you on-the-ground experience working in a laboratory, so at the end of your program you're ready for the workplace.The program is designed to give you a strong foundation in both scientific principles and analytic practices. The emphasis is on developing your lab skills to prepare you for work in the biosciences, biomedical research and applied research fields.You'll develop the skills you need to:analyse DNA, RNA and protein samplesfollow good laboratory practices (GLP) guidelineshandle and prepare laboratory chemicalsorganize and supervise laboratory activitiesrecord, process and report datause analytical instrumentswork with plants and animals in a research settingwork with microorganismsDid You Know?Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) accredits the program at the Technologist level.TAC is a bold, world class accreditation organization, delivering accreditation services for the engineering technology and applied science profession in Canada.After two years of suitable industrial experience, Saskatchewan Polytechnic graduates are eligible to apply for membership with the Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians (SASTT).You can also use your diploma as a stepping stone to a university degree - receive up to two years' university transfer credits to continue your post-secondary education in biosciences.How Does it Fit?Working in the biosciences involves detail-oriented and meticulous laboratory work. It also requires an open mind, an aptitude for problem solving and the ability to think on your feet. Bioscience technologists are members of multidisciplinary teams, so communication, interpersonal and team-building skills are an asset.The BioScience Technology program works with industry partners to grow the bioscience industry in Saskatchewan. Saskatoon is host to over 30 biotechnology related companies and has great community, provincial and federal support. Sask Polytech students are hired by many of these local companies. The License to Farm documentary explores the role of science, sustainability and food safety in modern agriculture. License to Farm is brought to you by Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission, Growing Forward 2, Government of Saskatchewan and Government of Canada. Ladder into a DegreeTurn your BioScience Technology diploma into a university degree in just two years. Saskatchewan Polytechnic has a transfer agreement with the University of Saskatchewan. You can also transfer into programs at Athabasca University (Alberta), Memorial University (Newfoundland) and Royal Roads University (B.C.).Learning Environment24 students are accepted each year. Find out more about books and supplies.Students will experience laboratory work, lectures and a practicum work term.Class hours are 25 to 27 hours per week. Students can expect to complete 30-40 hours of homework each week outside of class time.There is a capstone group project that requires coordination.Students are involved in their practicum selection and location School of Natural Resources and Built Environment
BricklayerDelivery is subject to needs assessment.Applied CertificateAs a student in the Bricklayer Applied Certificate program, you will develop the required knowledge and skills to work in residential and commercial construction. School of Construction
Building Systems TechnicianReginaCertificatetrueThere’s a lot of technology at work in today’s commercial and institutional buildings, from energy efficient boilers to complex HVAC systems (heating, ventilation, air conditioning). Building systems require regular, skilled maintenance—mechanical and technical. That’s why building systems technicians are always in demand. It’s a job that requires good problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.Building Systems Technician is a one-year certificate program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina campus. You’ll receive comprehensive training in maintaining, operating and repairing electrical, ventilation, refrigeration and water treatment systems.Most courses include practical activities to develop your troubleshooting skills. You’ll also get hands-on experience with a boiler during a work experience in your second term. It’s a great way to use what you’ve learned in class and labs in a real-world setting. It’s also a way to develop contacts for possible future employment.Certification OpportunitiesIndustry certifications are important to your career mobility and earning power. So, in addition to developing your knowledge and skills, Saskatchewan Polytechnic helps you prepare for industry certification exams. You’ll have an opportunity to write the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety exam at the:Fireman’s LevelRefrigeration Operator LevelRefrigeration Engineer LevelYour two-week work experience also qualifies you to write the Boiler and Pressure Safety exam at the Fifth Class Power Engineer Level.Personal study is recommended before you write any industry certification exam. School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
BusinessOnline, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, SaskatoonCertificatetrueBusiness encompasses many disciplines. Opportunities are plentiful, but you need to understand the concepts, principles and terminology of accounting, economics, marketing and more. Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Business certificate program gives you this solid foundation.It takes personal initiative to succeed in the business world; self-starters are always in demand. You’ll also need good organizational and people skills, the ability to think on your feet and a willingness to take on leadership challenges.The one-year Business certificate program prepares you for a wide variety of entry-level positions. It is offered full-time on campus or online through Flexible Learning.The program provides a well-rounded business foundation. You'll learn core business concepts, including accounting, finance, management, computers, marketing, human resources, insurance and more.Job-ready at GraduationYour Saskatchewan Polytechnic classroom mirrors a business environment. Business attire is expected. You'll work individually and in teams. You'll turn classroom friendships into a professional network. You'll learn by doing. This means, for example, that you'll learn about Microsoft Office by using it in class, about business communications by writing reports and about marketing by developing a marketing plan.1 Year to a DiplomaThe generalist Business certificate program gives you the skills you need to jump into the workforce. You also have the option of taking one more year to earn a specialized Business diploma in accountancy, financial services, human resources, insurance, management or marketing.You can apply to transfer some of your Business courses to degree programs at Briercrest College and Seminary, the University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, University of Lethbridge, Athabasca University and University Canada West.truetrue School of Business
Business AccountancyMoose JawPost-Graduate CertificatetrueNote: This program is marketed almost exclusively to international students with a study permit, although it may be available to domestic students as well.This post-graduate certificate program is designed to help students prepare for the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation. The program was developed from the CPA competency map that provides graduates with the opportunity to fill current and ongoing demand for accountants.The Business Accountancy post-graduate certificate program is offered through the School of Business and takes place over three semesters at the Moose Jaw Campus.Students will gain a deeper understanding of:accounting practices and principlesaccounting managementtaxationcommercial law as it relates to finances and accountingYou'll develop the skills required to earn your CPA designation and grow your accounting career.Program AdvantagesAll 12 courses are available on campus in a lecture format.Courses align with CPA designation requirements and, with the exception of one course (Business Communication), count as a full or partial credit towards earning your CPA. Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit are not available for this program. School of Business
AccountancyMoose JawPost-Graduate CertificatetrueNote: This program is marketed almost exclusively to international students with a study permit, although it may be available to domestic students as well.This post-graduate certificate program is designed to help students prepare for the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation. The program was developed from the CPA competency map that provides graduates with the opportunity to fill current and ongoing demand for accountants.The Business Accountancy post-graduate certificate program is offered through the School of Business and takes place over three semesters at the Moose Jaw Campus.Students will gain a deeper understanding of:accounting practices and principlesaccounting managementtaxationcommercial law as it relates to finances and accountingYou'll develop the skills required to earn your CPA designation and grow your accounting career.Program AdvantagesAll 12 courses are available on campus in a lecture format.Courses align with CPA designation requirements and, with the exception of one course (Business Communication), count as a full or partial credit towards earning your CPA. Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit are not available for this program. School of Business
Business DiplomaMoose Jaw, SaskatoonDiplomatrueOur two-year Business diploma program is offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Moose Jaw. The first year provides a well-rounded foundation in core business concepts, including accounting, finance, management, computers, marketing, human resources, insurance and more. The second year allows you to specialize in one of the following areas of expertise.Note: Be sure to pay special attention to the Electives that are required for second year specialties (listed at the bottom of the Courses section below). Accountancy Accounting is about more than numbers, it's about conducting audits, doing business analyses and presenting financial information so managers and investors can make informed decisions. Accounting is often called the language of business. If you want to be one of the people at the table when critical business decisions are being made, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business accountancy specialty will appeal to you.You'll study cost accounting, auditing, taxation, finance, quantitative methods and more. You'll apply theory to real-world situations in business simulations, case studies and group projects. You'll use industry standard software in your courses. Optional co-operative education work terms are a great way to gain valuable experience and make industry connections - while earning money.You can apply to use your diploma for credit in a degree program at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edward School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.Use your credits to apply for advanced standing toward professional designations in accounting or auditing. The Canadian accounting profession is undergoing a national unification initiative, so, with the right preparation, you'll be first in line for the new unified Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. For more information, visit cpacanada.ca.Saskatchewan Polytechnic accountancy specialists are in demand. Many grads have jobs lined up before they graduate. You'll find opportunities in every sector: commercial, industrial, institutional, government and non-profit. You could work for an accounting firm or in the accounting department of a private company or government department. Financial Services If you're interested in a career that combines working with money and working with people, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business financial services specialty diploma is a great choice. Financial services is more than banking - it's loans, mortgages, investment products, financial planning, money management, insurance, risk management and more. With so many services and an aging workforce, it's also an industry with exceptional potential for career growth.You'll develop specialized knowledge and skills in agricultural lending and residential mortgages, bank systems and practices, financial products and services, loans and credit, personal financial planning, tax fundamentals and more.Practical exercises and hands-on activities give you a chance to apply what you learn. A unique seminar course in your final semester gives you a chance to integrate theory and practice in a simulated retail banking environment. It's a chance to polish your skills before entering the workforce.Saskatchewan Polytechnic works with the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) to ensure students are meeting actual marketplace needs. As part of your course requirements, you must register with the CSI and purchase specified textbooks that will be used for Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Canadian Securities Course preparation classes. Saskatchewan Polytechnic will guide you through your CSI registration process and textbook purchase.Graduating with a financial services specialty diploma qualifies you to apply for advanced standing into degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.Graduates are prepared to work as management trainees in the financial market (financial institutions). These include chartered banks, investment firms, credit unions, trust companies and insurance companies. Human Resources Human resources offers the best of two career paths: working with people and working in a business environment. On a day-to-day basis, you might be dealing with benefits, payroll, labour relations or recruitment issues. But you'll also be involved in the bigger picture - designing competitive employee packages, supporting a productive work environment and creating a healthy organizational culture. Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business human resources specialty provides the broad-based training you need to work in any sector.This specialty is available entirely through distance education. You'll focus on in-depth training in the application of business management practices to employment situations, collective bargaining and interest-based negotiations, compensation and benefits, labour and employee relations, organizational effectiveness and behavior, recruitment and selection, training and development, and workplace wellness.In addition to lecture material, you'll participate in class assignments, role-playing, demonstrations and simulations. The emphasis on learning by doing will help you translate theory into real-life skills.As a human resources specialty student you have the option to spend a year taking three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms. Work terms not only let you develop your skills on the job, they provide an excellent introduction to potential employers.You can use your Business human resources specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.A Business human resources specialty gives you a lot of choices. You could work in the HR department of a large multinational company, government agency or health organization. You could be part of a smaller team or even the only specialist in a small business. Where you work impacts what you do. In a smaller organization, you might be a generalist doing a wide variety of HR tasks. In a larger organization, you could be an HR manager, recruiter, labour relations assistant, compensation analyst, training co-ordinator or benefits administrator. Insurance   Insurance is big business in Canada. People, businesses and organizations rely on insurance professionals to help manage risk and protect against loss. With more than 25 percent of the current workforce* expected to retire in the next few years, now is a great time to start a career in insurance.Insurance brokers, appraisers, claims investigators and marketing representatives work closely with people and businesses. Insurance adjusters, underwriters, loss control specialists, risk managers and actuaries work behind the scenes balancing the numbers.* Insurance Institute of CanadaSaskatchewan Polytechnic is one of only nine colleges and universities in Canada to offer a dedicated insurance program, and the only one in Saskatchewan. The specialty is designed with extensive input from Saskatchewan's insurance industry and the Insurance Institute of Canada.In this second year specialty you'll take courses in automobile insurance, commercial law, insurance against liability, insurance broker/agent skills, insurance on property, loss adjusting, relationship selling, and underwriting.When you graduate, you'll have written five of the 10 Insurance Institute of Canada exams necessary to earn your Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. You can also apply to use your diploma for a head start in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University and Husson University/University of Fredericton.There are more job openings than insurance specialty grads. You'll find your skills in demand in communities around the province. Work as an insurance broker/agent in a large firm or as an independent broker. Build a career as a claims adjuster, underwriter or appraiser for government or private insurance agencies. Management If you like being part of decision-making processes, and are interested in organizational culture and interpersonal dynamics, the Business management specialty will appeal to you. Business management is many things - efficient management of people, effective organization of resources, and strategic planning for growth. You could work in an administrative role in a wide range of public and privately owned enterprises, crown corporations and government organizations, or start your own business.You'll develop knowledge and skills in management, leadership and decision making, interpersonal and organizational behavior, finance and managerial accounting, international business and e-business, entrepreneurship, and retail strategy development and relationship selling.You can take a year to participate in the optional three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms between semesters three and four. It's a chance to try different job areas in administration and discover the best fit for your career goals.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business management specialty diploma is accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM). When you graduate, you'll have met the educational requirements for the Certified in Management (CIM) professional designation. After two years of managerial (or supervisory) work experience, you can apply for the right to put the highly respected "CIM" designation after your name.You can also use your Business management specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.When you graduate you will have the knowledge and practical skills for a wide variety of administrative and supervisory jobs in many types of organizations. Or you can apply what you have learned to grow your own business. Marketing A career in marketing can take you in many directions - branding, research, public relations, retail, advertising sales or event planning. And you can find jobs in these areas in almost every sector, from health agencies to natural resource companies to non-profit organizations.Our dynamic curriculum includes social media, computer-based simulations, industry-standard Adobe software, crisis management and other emerging trends.You can develop on-the-job skills, introduce yourself to different employers and test-drive different types of jobs over the year during three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms.You'll gain knowledge and skills in advertising, branding and creative design, digital and social media, market research and strategic marketing, project management and relationship selling, public relations, and retail strategy and development.You'll get a hands-on education using social media, writing copy, doing mock presentations, conducting research, creating computer-based simulations, participating in group projects and more. You'll also get involved in the community; Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business marketing specialty diploma gives you an opportunity to work on real projects for community-based organizations.You can apply to use your Business marketing specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.Business marketing specialty grads work as marketing coordinators, marketing assistants, advertising sales representatives, event planners, publicists, social media specialists, account managers, brand managers, market researchers and more. Use your skills in your own business, work for an advertising agency or design firm, or look for opportunities in larger organizations and government agencies. School of Business
AccountancySee program page for detailsDiplomatrueOur two-year Business diploma program is offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Moose Jaw. The first year provides a well-rounded foundation in core business concepts, including accounting, finance, management, computers, marketing, human resources, insurance and more. The second year allows you to specialize in one of the following areas of expertise.Note: Be sure to pay special attention to the Electives that are required for second year specialties (listed at the bottom of the Courses section below). Accountancy Accounting is about more than numbers, it's about conducting audits, doing business analyses and presenting financial information so managers and investors can make informed decisions. Accounting is often called the language of business. If you want to be one of the people at the table when critical business decisions are being made, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business accountancy specialty will appeal to you.You'll study cost accounting, auditing, taxation, finance, quantitative methods and more. You'll apply theory to real-world situations in business simulations, case studies and group projects. You'll use industry standard software in your courses. Optional co-operative education work terms are a great way to gain valuable experience and make industry connections - while earning money.You can apply to use your diploma for credit in a degree program at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edward School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.Use your credits to apply for advanced standing toward professional designations in accounting or auditing. The Canadian accounting profession is undergoing a national unification initiative, so, with the right preparation, you'll be first in line for the new unified Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. For more information, visit cpacanada.ca.Saskatchewan Polytechnic accountancy specialists are in demand. Many grads have jobs lined up before they graduate. You'll find opportunities in every sector: commercial, industrial, institutional, government and non-profit. You could work for an accounting firm or in the accounting department of a private company or government department. Financial Services If you're interested in a career that combines working with money and working with people, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business financial services specialty diploma is a great choice. Financial services is more than banking - it's loans, mortgages, investment products, financial planning, money management, insurance, risk management and more. With so many services and an aging workforce, it's also an industry with exceptional potential for career growth.You'll develop specialized knowledge and skills in agricultural lending and residential mortgages, bank systems and practices, financial products and services, loans and credit, personal financial planning, tax fundamentals and more.Practical exercises and hands-on activities give you a chance to apply what you learn. A unique seminar course in your final semester gives you a chance to integrate theory and practice in a simulated retail banking environment. It's a chance to polish your skills before entering the workforce.Saskatchewan Polytechnic works with the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) to ensure students are meeting actual marketplace needs. As part of your course requirements, you must register with the CSI and purchase specified textbooks that will be used for Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Canadian Securities Course preparation classes. Saskatchewan Polytechnic will guide you through your CSI registration process and textbook purchase.Graduating with a financial services specialty diploma qualifies you to apply for advanced standing into degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.Graduates are prepared to work as management trainees in the financial market (financial institutions). These include chartered banks, investment firms, credit unions, trust companies and insurance companies. Human Resources Human resources offers the best of two career paths: working with people and working in a business environment. On a day-to-day basis, you might be dealing with benefits, payroll, labour relations or recruitment issues. But you'll also be involved in the bigger picture - designing competitive employee packages, supporting a productive work environment and creating a healthy organizational culture. Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business human resources specialty provides the broad-based training you need to work in any sector.This specialty is available entirely through distance education. You'll focus on in-depth training in the application of business management practices to employment situations, collective bargaining and interest-based negotiations, compensation and benefits, labour and employee relations, organizational effectiveness and behavior, recruitment and selection, training and development, and workplace wellness.In addition to lecture material, you'll participate in class assignments, role-playing, demonstrations and simulations. The emphasis on learning by doing will help you translate theory into real-life skills.As a human resources specialty student you have the option to spend a year taking three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms. Work terms not only let you develop your skills on the job, they provide an excellent introduction to potential employers.You can use your Business human resources specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.A Business human resources specialty gives you a lot of choices. You could work in the HR department of a large multinational company, government agency or health organization. You could be part of a smaller team or even the only specialist in a small business. Where you work impacts what you do. In a smaller organization, you might be a generalist doing a wide variety of HR tasks. In a larger organization, you could be an HR manager, recruiter, labour relations assistant, compensation analyst, training co-ordinator or benefits administrator. Insurance   Insurance is big business in Canada. People, businesses and organizations rely on insurance professionals to help manage risk and protect against loss. With more than 25 percent of the current workforce* expected to retire in the next few years, now is a great time to start a career in insurance.Insurance brokers, appraisers, claims investigators and marketing representatives work closely with people and businesses. Insurance adjusters, underwriters, loss control specialists, risk managers and actuaries work behind the scenes balancing the numbers.* Insurance Institute of CanadaSaskatchewan Polytechnic is one of only nine colleges and universities in Canada to offer a dedicated insurance program, and the only one in Saskatchewan. The specialty is designed with extensive input from Saskatchewan's insurance industry and the Insurance Institute of Canada.In this second year specialty you'll take courses in automobile insurance, commercial law, insurance against liability, insurance broker/agent skills, insurance on property, loss adjusting, relationship selling, and underwriting.When you graduate, you'll have written five of the 10 Insurance Institute of Canada exams necessary to earn your Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. You can also apply to use your diploma for a head start in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University and Husson University/University of Fredericton.There are more job openings than insurance specialty grads. You'll find your skills in demand in communities around the province. Work as an insurance broker/agent in a large firm or as an independent broker. Build a career as a claims adjuster, underwriter or appraiser for government or private insurance agencies. Management If you like being part of decision-making processes, and are interested in organizational culture and interpersonal dynamics, the Business management specialty will appeal to you. Business management is many things - efficient management of people, effective organization of resources, and strategic planning for growth. You could work in an administrative role in a wide range of public and privately owned enterprises, crown corporations and government organizations, or start your own business.You'll develop knowledge and skills in management, leadership and decision making, interpersonal and organizational behavior, finance and managerial accounting, international business and e-business, entrepreneurship, and retail strategy development and relationship selling.You can take a year to participate in the optional three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms between semesters three and four. It's a chance to try different job areas in administration and discover the best fit for your career goals.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business management specialty diploma is accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM). When you graduate, you'll have met the educational requirements for the Certified in Management (CIM) professional designation. After two years of managerial (or supervisory) work experience, you can apply for the right to put the highly respected "CIM" designation after your name.You can also use your Business management specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.When you graduate you will have the knowledge and practical skills for a wide variety of administrative and supervisory jobs in many types of organizations. Or you can apply what you have learned to grow your own business. Marketing A career in marketing can take you in many directions - branding, research, public relations, retail, advertising sales or event planning. And you can find jobs in these areas in almost every sector, from health agencies to natural resource companies to non-profit organizations.Our dynamic curriculum includes social media, computer-based simulations, industry-standard Adobe software, crisis management and other emerging trends.You can develop on-the-job skills, introduce yourself to different employers and test-drive different types of jobs over the year during three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms.You'll gain knowledge and skills in advertising, branding and creative design, digital and social media, market research and strategic marketing, project management and relationship selling, public relations, and retail strategy and development.You'll get a hands-on education using social media, writing copy, doing mock presentations, conducting research, creating computer-based simulations, participating in group projects and more. You'll also get involved in the community; Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business marketing specialty diploma gives you an opportunity to work on real projects for community-based organizations.You can apply to use your Business marketing specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.Business marketing specialty grads work as marketing coordinators, marketing assistants, advertising sales representatives, event planners, publicists, social media specialists, account managers, brand managers, market researchers and more. Use your skills in your own business, work for an advertising agency or design firm, or look for opportunities in larger organizations and government agencies. School of Business
Financial ServicesSee program page for detailsDiplomatrueOur two-year Business diploma program is offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Moose Jaw. The first year provides a well-rounded foundation in core business concepts, including accounting, finance, management, computers, marketing, human resources, insurance and more. The second year allows you to specialize in one of the following areas of expertise.Note: Be sure to pay special attention to the Electives that are required for second year specialties (listed at the bottom of the Courses section below). Accountancy Accounting is about more than numbers, it's about conducting audits, doing business analyses and presenting financial information so managers and investors can make informed decisions. Accounting is often called the language of business. If you want to be one of the people at the table when critical business decisions are being made, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business accountancy specialty will appeal to you.You'll study cost accounting, auditing, taxation, finance, quantitative methods and more. You'll apply theory to real-world situations in business simulations, case studies and group projects. You'll use industry standard software in your courses. Optional co-operative education work terms are a great way to gain valuable experience and make industry connections - while earning money.You can apply to use your diploma for credit in a degree program at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edward School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.Use your credits to apply for advanced standing toward professional designations in accounting or auditing. The Canadian accounting profession is undergoing a national unification initiative, so, with the right preparation, you'll be first in line for the new unified Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. For more information, visit cpacanada.ca.Saskatchewan Polytechnic accountancy specialists are in demand. Many grads have jobs lined up before they graduate. You'll find opportunities in every sector: commercial, industrial, institutional, government and non-profit. You could work for an accounting firm or in the accounting department of a private company or government department. Financial Services If you're interested in a career that combines working with money and working with people, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business financial services specialty diploma is a great choice. Financial services is more than banking - it's loans, mortgages, investment products, financial planning, money management, insurance, risk management and more. With so many services and an aging workforce, it's also an industry with exceptional potential for career growth.You'll develop specialized knowledge and skills in agricultural lending and residential mortgages, bank systems and practices, financial products and services, loans and credit, personal financial planning, tax fundamentals and more.Practical exercises and hands-on activities give you a chance to apply what you learn. A unique seminar course in your final semester gives you a chance to integrate theory and practice in a simulated retail banking environment. It's a chance to polish your skills before entering the workforce.Saskatchewan Polytechnic works with the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) to ensure students are meeting actual marketplace needs. As part of your course requirements, you must register with the CSI and purchase specified textbooks that will be used for Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Canadian Securities Course preparation classes. Saskatchewan Polytechnic will guide you through your CSI registration process and textbook purchase.Graduating with a financial services specialty diploma qualifies you to apply for advanced standing into degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.Graduates are prepared to work as management trainees in the financial market (financial institutions). These include chartered banks, investment firms, credit unions, trust companies and insurance companies. Human Resources Human resources offers the best of two career paths: working with people and working in a business environment. On a day-to-day basis, you might be dealing with benefits, payroll, labour relations or recruitment issues. But you'll also be involved in the bigger picture - designing competitive employee packages, supporting a productive work environment and creating a healthy organizational culture. Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business human resources specialty provides the broad-based training you need to work in any sector.This specialty is available entirely through distance education. You'll focus on in-depth training in the application of business management practices to employment situations, collective bargaining and interest-based negotiations, compensation and benefits, labour and employee relations, organizational effectiveness and behavior, recruitment and selection, training and development, and workplace wellness.In addition to lecture material, you'll participate in class assignments, role-playing, demonstrations and simulations. The emphasis on learning by doing will help you translate theory into real-life skills.As a human resources specialty student you have the option to spend a year taking three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms. Work terms not only let you develop your skills on the job, they provide an excellent introduction to potential employers.You can use your Business human resources specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.A Business human resources specialty gives you a lot of choices. You could work in the HR department of a large multinational company, government agency or health organization. You could be part of a smaller team or even the only specialist in a small business. Where you work impacts what you do. In a smaller organization, you might be a generalist doing a wide variety of HR tasks. In a larger organization, you could be an HR manager, recruiter, labour relations assistant, compensation analyst, training co-ordinator or benefits administrator. Insurance   Insurance is big business in Canada. People, businesses and organizations rely on insurance professionals to help manage risk and protect against loss. With more than 25 percent of the current workforce* expected to retire in the next few years, now is a great time to start a career in insurance.Insurance brokers, appraisers, claims investigators and marketing representatives work closely with people and businesses. Insurance adjusters, underwriters, loss control specialists, risk managers and actuaries work behind the scenes balancing the numbers.* Insurance Institute of CanadaSaskatchewan Polytechnic is one of only nine colleges and universities in Canada to offer a dedicated insurance program, and the only one in Saskatchewan. The specialty is designed with extensive input from Saskatchewan's insurance industry and the Insurance Institute of Canada.In this second year specialty you'll take courses in automobile insurance, commercial law, insurance against liability, insurance broker/agent skills, insurance on property, loss adjusting, relationship selling, and underwriting.When you graduate, you'll have written five of the 10 Insurance Institute of Canada exams necessary to earn your Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. You can also apply to use your diploma for a head start in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University and Husson University/University of Fredericton.There are more job openings than insurance specialty grads. You'll find your skills in demand in communities around the province. Work as an insurance broker/agent in a large firm or as an independent broker. Build a career as a claims adjuster, underwriter or appraiser for government or private insurance agencies. Management If you like being part of decision-making processes, and are interested in organizational culture and interpersonal dynamics, the Business management specialty will appeal to you. Business management is many things - efficient management of people, effective organization of resources, and strategic planning for growth. You could work in an administrative role in a wide range of public and privately owned enterprises, crown corporations and government organizations, or start your own business.You'll develop knowledge and skills in management, leadership and decision making, interpersonal and organizational behavior, finance and managerial accounting, international business and e-business, entrepreneurship, and retail strategy development and relationship selling.You can take a year to participate in the optional three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms between semesters three and four. It's a chance to try different job areas in administration and discover the best fit for your career goals.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business management specialty diploma is accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM). When you graduate, you'll have met the educational requirements for the Certified in Management (CIM) professional designation. After two years of managerial (or supervisory) work experience, you can apply for the right to put the highly respected "CIM" designation after your name.You can also use your Business management specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.When you graduate you will have the knowledge and practical skills for a wide variety of administrative and supervisory jobs in many types of organizations. Or you can apply what you have learned to grow your own business. Marketing A career in marketing can take you in many directions - branding, research, public relations, retail, advertising sales or event planning. And you can find jobs in these areas in almost every sector, from health agencies to natural resource companies to non-profit organizations.Our dynamic curriculum includes social media, computer-based simulations, industry-standard Adobe software, crisis management and other emerging trends.You can develop on-the-job skills, introduce yourself to different employers and test-drive different types of jobs over the year during three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms.You'll gain knowledge and skills in advertising, branding and creative design, digital and social media, market research and strategic marketing, project management and relationship selling, public relations, and retail strategy and development.You'll get a hands-on education using social media, writing copy, doing mock presentations, conducting research, creating computer-based simulations, participating in group projects and more. You'll also get involved in the community; Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business marketing specialty diploma gives you an opportunity to work on real projects for community-based organizations.You can apply to use your Business marketing specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.Business marketing specialty grads work as marketing coordinators, marketing assistants, advertising sales representatives, event planners, publicists, social media specialists, account managers, brand managers, market researchers and more. Use your skills in your own business, work for an advertising agency or design firm, or look for opportunities in larger organizations and government agencies. School of Business
Human ResourcesSee program page for detailsDiplomatrueOur two-year Business diploma program is offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Moose Jaw. The first year provides a well-rounded foundation in core business concepts, including accounting, finance, management, computers, marketing, human resources, insurance and more. The second year allows you to specialize in one of the following areas of expertise.Note: Be sure to pay special attention to the Electives that are required for second year specialties (listed at the bottom of the Courses section below). Accountancy Accounting is about more than numbers, it's about conducting audits, doing business analyses and presenting financial information so managers and investors can make informed decisions. Accounting is often called the language of business. If you want to be one of the people at the table when critical business decisions are being made, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business accountancy specialty will appeal to you.You'll study cost accounting, auditing, taxation, finance, quantitative methods and more. You'll apply theory to real-world situations in business simulations, case studies and group projects. You'll use industry standard software in your courses. Optional co-operative education work terms are a great way to gain valuable experience and make industry connections - while earning money.You can apply to use your diploma for credit in a degree program at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edward School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.Use your credits to apply for advanced standing toward professional designations in accounting or auditing. The Canadian accounting profession is undergoing a national unification initiative, so, with the right preparation, you'll be first in line for the new unified Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. For more information, visit cpacanada.ca.Saskatchewan Polytechnic accountancy specialists are in demand. Many grads have jobs lined up before they graduate. You'll find opportunities in every sector: commercial, industrial, institutional, government and non-profit. You could work for an accounting firm or in the accounting department of a private company or government department. Financial Services If you're interested in a career that combines working with money and working with people, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business financial services specialty diploma is a great choice. Financial services is more than banking - it's loans, mortgages, investment products, financial planning, money management, insurance, risk management and more. With so many services and an aging workforce, it's also an industry with exceptional potential for career growth.You'll develop specialized knowledge and skills in agricultural lending and residential mortgages, bank systems and practices, financial products and services, loans and credit, personal financial planning, tax fundamentals and more.Practical exercises and hands-on activities give you a chance to apply what you learn. A unique seminar course in your final semester gives you a chance to integrate theory and practice in a simulated retail banking environment. It's a chance to polish your skills before entering the workforce.Saskatchewan Polytechnic works with the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) to ensure students are meeting actual marketplace needs. As part of your course requirements, you must register with the CSI and purchase specified textbooks that will be used for Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Canadian Securities Course preparation classes. Saskatchewan Polytechnic will guide you through your CSI registration process and textbook purchase.Graduating with a financial services specialty diploma qualifies you to apply for advanced standing into degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.Graduates are prepared to work as management trainees in the financial market (financial institutions). These include chartered banks, investment firms, credit unions, trust companies and insurance companies. Human Resources Human resources offers the best of two career paths: working with people and working in a business environment. On a day-to-day basis, you might be dealing with benefits, payroll, labour relations or recruitment issues. But you'll also be involved in the bigger picture - designing competitive employee packages, supporting a productive work environment and creating a healthy organizational culture. Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business human resources specialty provides the broad-based training you need to work in any sector.This specialty is available entirely through distance education. You'll focus on in-depth training in the application of business management practices to employment situations, collective bargaining and interest-based negotiations, compensation and benefits, labour and employee relations, organizational effectiveness and behavior, recruitment and selection, training and development, and workplace wellness.In addition to lecture material, you'll participate in class assignments, role-playing, demonstrations and simulations. The emphasis on learning by doing will help you translate theory into real-life skills.As a human resources specialty student you have the option to spend a year taking three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms. Work terms not only let you develop your skills on the job, they provide an excellent introduction to potential employers.You can use your Business human resources specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.A Business human resources specialty gives you a lot of choices. You could work in the HR department of a large multinational company, government agency or health organization. You could be part of a smaller team or even the only specialist in a small business. Where you work impacts what you do. In a smaller organization, you might be a generalist doing a wide variety of HR tasks. In a larger organization, you could be an HR manager, recruiter, labour relations assistant, compensation analyst, training co-ordinator or benefits administrator. Insurance   Insurance is big business in Canada. People, businesses and organizations rely on insurance professionals to help manage risk and protect against loss. With more than 25 percent of the current workforce* expected to retire in the next few years, now is a great time to start a career in insurance.Insurance brokers, appraisers, claims investigators and marketing representatives work closely with people and businesses. Insurance adjusters, underwriters, loss control specialists, risk managers and actuaries work behind the scenes balancing the numbers.* Insurance Institute of CanadaSaskatchewan Polytechnic is one of only nine colleges and universities in Canada to offer a dedicated insurance program, and the only one in Saskatchewan. The specialty is designed with extensive input from Saskatchewan's insurance industry and the Insurance Institute of Canada.In this second year specialty you'll take courses in automobile insurance, commercial law, insurance against liability, insurance broker/agent skills, insurance on property, loss adjusting, relationship selling, and underwriting.When you graduate, you'll have written five of the 10 Insurance Institute of Canada exams necessary to earn your Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. You can also apply to use your diploma for a head start in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University and Husson University/University of Fredericton.There are more job openings than insurance specialty grads. You'll find your skills in demand in communities around the province. Work as an insurance broker/agent in a large firm or as an independent broker. Build a career as a claims adjuster, underwriter or appraiser for government or private insurance agencies. Management If you like being part of decision-making processes, and are interested in organizational culture and interpersonal dynamics, the Business management specialty will appeal to you. Business management is many things - efficient management of people, effective organization of resources, and strategic planning for growth. You could work in an administrative role in a wide range of public and privately owned enterprises, crown corporations and government organizations, or start your own business.You'll develop knowledge and skills in management, leadership and decision making, interpersonal and organizational behavior, finance and managerial accounting, international business and e-business, entrepreneurship, and retail strategy development and relationship selling.You can take a year to participate in the optional three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms between semesters three and four. It's a chance to try different job areas in administration and discover the best fit for your career goals.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business management specialty diploma is accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM). When you graduate, you'll have met the educational requirements for the Certified in Management (CIM) professional designation. After two years of managerial (or supervisory) work experience, you can apply for the right to put the highly respected "CIM" designation after your name.You can also use your Business management specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.When you graduate you will have the knowledge and practical skills for a wide variety of administrative and supervisory jobs in many types of organizations. Or you can apply what you have learned to grow your own business. Marketing A career in marketing can take you in many directions - branding, research, public relations, retail, advertising sales or event planning. And you can find jobs in these areas in almost every sector, from health agencies to natural resource companies to non-profit organizations.Our dynamic curriculum includes social media, computer-based simulations, industry-standard Adobe software, crisis management and other emerging trends.You can develop on-the-job skills, introduce yourself to different employers and test-drive different types of jobs over the year during three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms.You'll gain knowledge and skills in advertising, branding and creative design, digital and social media, market research and strategic marketing, project management and relationship selling, public relations, and retail strategy and development.You'll get a hands-on education using social media, writing copy, doing mock presentations, conducting research, creating computer-based simulations, participating in group projects and more. You'll also get involved in the community; Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business marketing specialty diploma gives you an opportunity to work on real projects for community-based organizations.You can apply to use your Business marketing specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.Business marketing specialty grads work as marketing coordinators, marketing assistants, advertising sales representatives, event planners, publicists, social media specialists, account managers, brand managers, market researchers and more. Use your skills in your own business, work for an advertising agency or design firm, or look for opportunities in larger organizations and government agencies. School of Business
InsuranceSee program page for detailsDiplomatrueOur two-year Business diploma program is offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Moose Jaw. The first year provides a well-rounded foundation in core business concepts, including accounting, finance, management, computers, marketing, human resources, insurance and more. The second year allows you to specialize in one of the following areas of expertise.Note: Be sure to pay special attention to the Electives that are required for second year specialties (listed at the bottom of the Courses section below). Accountancy Accounting is about more than numbers, it's about conducting audits, doing business analyses and presenting financial information so managers and investors can make informed decisions. Accounting is often called the language of business. If you want to be one of the people at the table when critical business decisions are being made, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business accountancy specialty will appeal to you.You'll study cost accounting, auditing, taxation, finance, quantitative methods and more. You'll apply theory to real-world situations in business simulations, case studies and group projects. You'll use industry standard software in your courses. Optional co-operative education work terms are a great way to gain valuable experience and make industry connections - while earning money.You can apply to use your diploma for credit in a degree program at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edward School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.Use your credits to apply for advanced standing toward professional designations in accounting or auditing. The Canadian accounting profession is undergoing a national unification initiative, so, with the right preparation, you'll be first in line for the new unified Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. For more information, visit cpacanada.ca.Saskatchewan Polytechnic accountancy specialists are in demand. Many grads have jobs lined up before they graduate. You'll find opportunities in every sector: commercial, industrial, institutional, government and non-profit. You could work for an accounting firm or in the accounting department of a private company or government department. Financial Services If you're interested in a career that combines working with money and working with people, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business financial services specialty diploma is a great choice. Financial services is more than banking - it's loans, mortgages, investment products, financial planning, money management, insurance, risk management and more. With so many services and an aging workforce, it's also an industry with exceptional potential for career growth.You'll develop specialized knowledge and skills in agricultural lending and residential mortgages, bank systems and practices, financial products and services, loans and credit, personal financial planning, tax fundamentals and more.Practical exercises and hands-on activities give you a chance to apply what you learn. A unique seminar course in your final semester gives you a chance to integrate theory and practice in a simulated retail banking environment. It's a chance to polish your skills before entering the workforce.Saskatchewan Polytechnic works with the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) to ensure students are meeting actual marketplace needs. As part of your course requirements, you must register with the CSI and purchase specified textbooks that will be used for Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Canadian Securities Course preparation classes. Saskatchewan Polytechnic will guide you through your CSI registration process and textbook purchase.Graduating with a financial services specialty diploma qualifies you to apply for advanced standing into degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.Graduates are prepared to work as management trainees in the financial market (financial institutions). These include chartered banks, investment firms, credit unions, trust companies and insurance companies. Human Resources Human resources offers the best of two career paths: working with people and working in a business environment. On a day-to-day basis, you might be dealing with benefits, payroll, labour relations or recruitment issues. But you'll also be involved in the bigger picture - designing competitive employee packages, supporting a productive work environment and creating a healthy organizational culture. Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business human resources specialty provides the broad-based training you need to work in any sector.This specialty is available entirely through distance education. You'll focus on in-depth training in the application of business management practices to employment situations, collective bargaining and interest-based negotiations, compensation and benefits, labour and employee relations, organizational effectiveness and behavior, recruitment and selection, training and development, and workplace wellness.In addition to lecture material, you'll participate in class assignments, role-playing, demonstrations and simulations. The emphasis on learning by doing will help you translate theory into real-life skills.As a human resources specialty student you have the option to spend a year taking three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms. Work terms not only let you develop your skills on the job, they provide an excellent introduction to potential employers.You can use your Business human resources specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.A Business human resources specialty gives you a lot of choices. You could work in the HR department of a large multinational company, government agency or health organization. You could be part of a smaller team or even the only specialist in a small business. Where you work impacts what you do. In a smaller organization, you might be a generalist doing a wide variety of HR tasks. In a larger organization, you could be an HR manager, recruiter, labour relations assistant, compensation analyst, training co-ordinator or benefits administrator. Insurance   Insurance is big business in Canada. People, businesses and organizations rely on insurance professionals to help manage risk and protect against loss. With more than 25 percent of the current workforce* expected to retire in the next few years, now is a great time to start a career in insurance.Insurance brokers, appraisers, claims investigators and marketing representatives work closely with people and businesses. Insurance adjusters, underwriters, loss control specialists, risk managers and actuaries work behind the scenes balancing the numbers.* Insurance Institute of CanadaSaskatchewan Polytechnic is one of only nine colleges and universities in Canada to offer a dedicated insurance program, and the only one in Saskatchewan. The specialty is designed with extensive input from Saskatchewan's insurance industry and the Insurance Institute of Canada.In this second year specialty you'll take courses in automobile insurance, commercial law, insurance against liability, insurance broker/agent skills, insurance on property, loss adjusting, relationship selling, and underwriting.When you graduate, you'll have written five of the 10 Insurance Institute of Canada exams necessary to earn your Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. You can also apply to use your diploma for a head start in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University and Husson University/University of Fredericton.There are more job openings than insurance specialty grads. You'll find your skills in demand in communities around the province. Work as an insurance broker/agent in a large firm or as an independent broker. Build a career as a claims adjuster, underwriter or appraiser for government or private insurance agencies. Management If you like being part of decision-making processes, and are interested in organizational culture and interpersonal dynamics, the Business management specialty will appeal to you. Business management is many things - efficient management of people, effective organization of resources, and strategic planning for growth. You could work in an administrative role in a wide range of public and privately owned enterprises, crown corporations and government organizations, or start your own business.You'll develop knowledge and skills in management, leadership and decision making, interpersonal and organizational behavior, finance and managerial accounting, international business and e-business, entrepreneurship, and retail strategy development and relationship selling.You can take a year to participate in the optional three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms between semesters three and four. It's a chance to try different job areas in administration and discover the best fit for your career goals.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business management specialty diploma is accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM). When you graduate, you'll have met the educational requirements for the Certified in Management (CIM) professional designation. After two years of managerial (or supervisory) work experience, you can apply for the right to put the highly respected "CIM" designation after your name.You can also use your Business management specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.When you graduate you will have the knowledge and practical skills for a wide variety of administrative and supervisory jobs in many types of organizations. Or you can apply what you have learned to grow your own business. Marketing A career in marketing can take you in many directions - branding, research, public relations, retail, advertising sales or event planning. And you can find jobs in these areas in almost every sector, from health agencies to natural resource companies to non-profit organizations.Our dynamic curriculum includes social media, computer-based simulations, industry-standard Adobe software, crisis management and other emerging trends.You can develop on-the-job skills, introduce yourself to different employers and test-drive different types of jobs over the year during three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms.You'll gain knowledge and skills in advertising, branding and creative design, digital and social media, market research and strategic marketing, project management and relationship selling, public relations, and retail strategy and development.You'll get a hands-on education using social media, writing copy, doing mock presentations, conducting research, creating computer-based simulations, participating in group projects and more. You'll also get involved in the community; Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business marketing specialty diploma gives you an opportunity to work on real projects for community-based organizations.You can apply to use your Business marketing specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.Business marketing specialty grads work as marketing coordinators, marketing assistants, advertising sales representatives, event planners, publicists, social media specialists, account managers, brand managers, market researchers and more. Use your skills in your own business, work for an advertising agency or design firm, or look for opportunities in larger organizations and government agencies. School of Business
ManagementSee program page for detailsDiplomatrueOur two-year Business diploma program is offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Moose Jaw. The first year provides a well-rounded foundation in core business concepts, including accounting, finance, management, computers, marketing, human resources, insurance and more. The second year allows you to specialize in one of the following areas of expertise.Note: Be sure to pay special attention to the Electives that are required for second year specialties (listed at the bottom of the Courses section below). Accountancy Accounting is about more than numbers, it's about conducting audits, doing business analyses and presenting financial information so managers and investors can make informed decisions. Accounting is often called the language of business. If you want to be one of the people at the table when critical business decisions are being made, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business accountancy specialty will appeal to you.You'll study cost accounting, auditing, taxation, finance, quantitative methods and more. You'll apply theory to real-world situations in business simulations, case studies and group projects. You'll use industry standard software in your courses. Optional co-operative education work terms are a great way to gain valuable experience and make industry connections - while earning money.You can apply to use your diploma for credit in a degree program at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edward School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.Use your credits to apply for advanced standing toward professional designations in accounting or auditing. The Canadian accounting profession is undergoing a national unification initiative, so, with the right preparation, you'll be first in line for the new unified Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. For more information, visit cpacanada.ca.Saskatchewan Polytechnic accountancy specialists are in demand. Many grads have jobs lined up before they graduate. You'll find opportunities in every sector: commercial, industrial, institutional, government and non-profit. You could work for an accounting firm or in the accounting department of a private company or government department. Financial Services If you're interested in a career that combines working with money and working with people, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business financial services specialty diploma is a great choice. Financial services is more than banking - it's loans, mortgages, investment products, financial planning, money management, insurance, risk management and more. With so many services and an aging workforce, it's also an industry with exceptional potential for career growth.You'll develop specialized knowledge and skills in agricultural lending and residential mortgages, bank systems and practices, financial products and services, loans and credit, personal financial planning, tax fundamentals and more.Practical exercises and hands-on activities give you a chance to apply what you learn. A unique seminar course in your final semester gives you a chance to integrate theory and practice in a simulated retail banking environment. It's a chance to polish your skills before entering the workforce.Saskatchewan Polytechnic works with the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) to ensure students are meeting actual marketplace needs. As part of your course requirements, you must register with the CSI and purchase specified textbooks that will be used for Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Canadian Securities Course preparation classes. Saskatchewan Polytechnic will guide you through your CSI registration process and textbook purchase.Graduating with a financial services specialty diploma qualifies you to apply for advanced standing into degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.Graduates are prepared to work as management trainees in the financial market (financial institutions). These include chartered banks, investment firms, credit unions, trust companies and insurance companies. Human Resources Human resources offers the best of two career paths: working with people and working in a business environment. On a day-to-day basis, you might be dealing with benefits, payroll, labour relations or recruitment issues. But you'll also be involved in the bigger picture - designing competitive employee packages, supporting a productive work environment and creating a healthy organizational culture. Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business human resources specialty provides the broad-based training you need to work in any sector.This specialty is available entirely through distance education. You'll focus on in-depth training in the application of business management practices to employment situations, collective bargaining and interest-based negotiations, compensation and benefits, labour and employee relations, organizational effectiveness and behavior, recruitment and selection, training and development, and workplace wellness.In addition to lecture material, you'll participate in class assignments, role-playing, demonstrations and simulations. The emphasis on learning by doing will help you translate theory into real-life skills.As a human resources specialty student you have the option to spend a year taking three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms. Work terms not only let you develop your skills on the job, they provide an excellent introduction to potential employers.You can use your Business human resources specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.A Business human resources specialty gives you a lot of choices. You could work in the HR department of a large multinational company, government agency or health organization. You could be part of a smaller team or even the only specialist in a small business. Where you work impacts what you do. In a smaller organization, you might be a generalist doing a wide variety of HR tasks. In a larger organization, you could be an HR manager, recruiter, labour relations assistant, compensation analyst, training co-ordinator or benefits administrator. Insurance   Insurance is big business in Canada. People, businesses and organizations rely on insurance professionals to help manage risk and protect against loss. With more than 25 percent of the current workforce* expected to retire in the next few years, now is a great time to start a career in insurance.Insurance brokers, appraisers, claims investigators and marketing representatives work closely with people and businesses. Insurance adjusters, underwriters, loss control specialists, risk managers and actuaries work behind the scenes balancing the numbers.* Insurance Institute of CanadaSaskatchewan Polytechnic is one of only nine colleges and universities in Canada to offer a dedicated insurance program, and the only one in Saskatchewan. The specialty is designed with extensive input from Saskatchewan's insurance industry and the Insurance Institute of Canada.In this second year specialty you'll take courses in automobile insurance, commercial law, insurance against liability, insurance broker/agent skills, insurance on property, loss adjusting, relationship selling, and underwriting.When you graduate, you'll have written five of the 10 Insurance Institute of Canada exams necessary to earn your Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. You can also apply to use your diploma for a head start in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University and Husson University/University of Fredericton.There are more job openings than insurance specialty grads. You'll find your skills in demand in communities around the province. Work as an insurance broker/agent in a large firm or as an independent broker. Build a career as a claims adjuster, underwriter or appraiser for government or private insurance agencies. Management If you like being part of decision-making processes, and are interested in organizational culture and interpersonal dynamics, the Business management specialty will appeal to you. Business management is many things - efficient management of people, effective organization of resources, and strategic planning for growth. You could work in an administrative role in a wide range of public and privately owned enterprises, crown corporations and government organizations, or start your own business.You'll develop knowledge and skills in management, leadership and decision making, interpersonal and organizational behavior, finance and managerial accounting, international business and e-business, entrepreneurship, and retail strategy development and relationship selling.You can take a year to participate in the optional three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms between semesters three and four. It's a chance to try different job areas in administration and discover the best fit for your career goals.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business management specialty diploma is accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM). When you graduate, you'll have met the educational requirements for the Certified in Management (CIM) professional designation. After two years of managerial (or supervisory) work experience, you can apply for the right to put the highly respected "CIM" designation after your name.You can also use your Business management specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.When you graduate you will have the knowledge and practical skills for a wide variety of administrative and supervisory jobs in many types of organizations. Or you can apply what you have learned to grow your own business. Marketing A career in marketing can take you in many directions - branding, research, public relations, retail, advertising sales or event planning. And you can find jobs in these areas in almost every sector, from health agencies to natural resource companies to non-profit organizations.Our dynamic curriculum includes social media, computer-based simulations, industry-standard Adobe software, crisis management and other emerging trends.You can develop on-the-job skills, introduce yourself to different employers and test-drive different types of jobs over the year during three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms.You'll gain knowledge and skills in advertising, branding and creative design, digital and social media, market research and strategic marketing, project management and relationship selling, public relations, and retail strategy and development.You'll get a hands-on education using social media, writing copy, doing mock presentations, conducting research, creating computer-based simulations, participating in group projects and more. You'll also get involved in the community; Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business marketing specialty diploma gives you an opportunity to work on real projects for community-based organizations.You can apply to use your Business marketing specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.Business marketing specialty grads work as marketing coordinators, marketing assistants, advertising sales representatives, event planners, publicists, social media specialists, account managers, brand managers, market researchers and more. Use your skills in your own business, work for an advertising agency or design firm, or look for opportunities in larger organizations and government agencies. School of Business
MarketingSee program page for detailsDiplomatrueOur two-year Business diploma program is offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Moose Jaw. The first year provides a well-rounded foundation in core business concepts, including accounting, finance, management, computers, marketing, human resources, insurance and more. The second year allows you to specialize in one of the following areas of expertise.Note: Be sure to pay special attention to the Electives that are required for second year specialties (listed at the bottom of the Courses section below). Accountancy Accounting is about more than numbers, it's about conducting audits, doing business analyses and presenting financial information so managers and investors can make informed decisions. Accounting is often called the language of business. If you want to be one of the people at the table when critical business decisions are being made, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business accountancy specialty will appeal to you.You'll study cost accounting, auditing, taxation, finance, quantitative methods and more. You'll apply theory to real-world situations in business simulations, case studies and group projects. You'll use industry standard software in your courses. Optional co-operative education work terms are a great way to gain valuable experience and make industry connections - while earning money.You can apply to use your diploma for credit in a degree program at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edward School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.Use your credits to apply for advanced standing toward professional designations in accounting or auditing. The Canadian accounting profession is undergoing a national unification initiative, so, with the right preparation, you'll be first in line for the new unified Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. For more information, visit cpacanada.ca.Saskatchewan Polytechnic accountancy specialists are in demand. Many grads have jobs lined up before they graduate. You'll find opportunities in every sector: commercial, industrial, institutional, government and non-profit. You could work for an accounting firm or in the accounting department of a private company or government department. Financial Services If you're interested in a career that combines working with money and working with people, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business financial services specialty diploma is a great choice. Financial services is more than banking - it's loans, mortgages, investment products, financial planning, money management, insurance, risk management and more. With so many services and an aging workforce, it's also an industry with exceptional potential for career growth.You'll develop specialized knowledge and skills in agricultural lending and residential mortgages, bank systems and practices, financial products and services, loans and credit, personal financial planning, tax fundamentals and more.Practical exercises and hands-on activities give you a chance to apply what you learn. A unique seminar course in your final semester gives you a chance to integrate theory and practice in a simulated retail banking environment. It's a chance to polish your skills before entering the workforce.Saskatchewan Polytechnic works with the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) to ensure students are meeting actual marketplace needs. As part of your course requirements, you must register with the CSI and purchase specified textbooks that will be used for Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Canadian Securities Course preparation classes. Saskatchewan Polytechnic will guide you through your CSI registration process and textbook purchase.Graduating with a financial services specialty diploma qualifies you to apply for advanced standing into degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.Graduates are prepared to work as management trainees in the financial market (financial institutions). These include chartered banks, investment firms, credit unions, trust companies and insurance companies. Human Resources Human resources offers the best of two career paths: working with people and working in a business environment. On a day-to-day basis, you might be dealing with benefits, payroll, labour relations or recruitment issues. But you'll also be involved in the bigger picture - designing competitive employee packages, supporting a productive work environment and creating a healthy organizational culture. Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business human resources specialty provides the broad-based training you need to work in any sector.This specialty is available entirely through distance education. You'll focus on in-depth training in the application of business management practices to employment situations, collective bargaining and interest-based negotiations, compensation and benefits, labour and employee relations, organizational effectiveness and behavior, recruitment and selection, training and development, and workplace wellness.In addition to lecture material, you'll participate in class assignments, role-playing, demonstrations and simulations. The emphasis on learning by doing will help you translate theory into real-life skills.As a human resources specialty student you have the option to spend a year taking three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms. Work terms not only let you develop your skills on the job, they provide an excellent introduction to potential employers.You can use your Business human resources specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.A Business human resources specialty gives you a lot of choices. You could work in the HR department of a large multinational company, government agency or health organization. You could be part of a smaller team or even the only specialist in a small business. Where you work impacts what you do. In a smaller organization, you might be a generalist doing a wide variety of HR tasks. In a larger organization, you could be an HR manager, recruiter, labour relations assistant, compensation analyst, training co-ordinator or benefits administrator. Insurance   Insurance is big business in Canada. People, businesses and organizations rely on insurance professionals to help manage risk and protect against loss. With more than 25 percent of the current workforce* expected to retire in the next few years, now is a great time to start a career in insurance.Insurance brokers, appraisers, claims investigators and marketing representatives work closely with people and businesses. Insurance adjusters, underwriters, loss control specialists, risk managers and actuaries work behind the scenes balancing the numbers.* Insurance Institute of CanadaSaskatchewan Polytechnic is one of only nine colleges and universities in Canada to offer a dedicated insurance program, and the only one in Saskatchewan. The specialty is designed with extensive input from Saskatchewan's insurance industry and the Insurance Institute of Canada.In this second year specialty you'll take courses in automobile insurance, commercial law, insurance against liability, insurance broker/agent skills, insurance on property, loss adjusting, relationship selling, and underwriting.When you graduate, you'll have written five of the 10 Insurance Institute of Canada exams necessary to earn your Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. You can also apply to use your diploma for a head start in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University and Husson University/University of Fredericton.There are more job openings than insurance specialty grads. You'll find your skills in demand in communities around the province. Work as an insurance broker/agent in a large firm or as an independent broker. Build a career as a claims adjuster, underwriter or appraiser for government or private insurance agencies. Management If you like being part of decision-making processes, and are interested in organizational culture and interpersonal dynamics, the Business management specialty will appeal to you. Business management is many things - efficient management of people, effective organization of resources, and strategic planning for growth. You could work in an administrative role in a wide range of public and privately owned enterprises, crown corporations and government organizations, or start your own business.You'll develop knowledge and skills in management, leadership and decision making, interpersonal and organizational behavior, finance and managerial accounting, international business and e-business, entrepreneurship, and retail strategy development and relationship selling.You can take a year to participate in the optional three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms between semesters three and four. It's a chance to try different job areas in administration and discover the best fit for your career goals.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business management specialty diploma is accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM). When you graduate, you'll have met the educational requirements for the Certified in Management (CIM) professional designation. After two years of managerial (or supervisory) work experience, you can apply for the right to put the highly respected "CIM" designation after your name.You can also use your Business management specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.When you graduate you will have the knowledge and practical skills for a wide variety of administrative and supervisory jobs in many types of organizations. Or you can apply what you have learned to grow your own business. Marketing A career in marketing can take you in many directions - branding, research, public relations, retail, advertising sales or event planning. And you can find jobs in these areas in almost every sector, from health agencies to natural resource companies to non-profit organizations.Our dynamic curriculum includes social media, computer-based simulations, industry-standard Adobe software, crisis management and other emerging trends.You can develop on-the-job skills, introduce yourself to different employers and test-drive different types of jobs over the year during three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms.You'll gain knowledge and skills in advertising, branding and creative design, digital and social media, market research and strategic marketing, project management and relationship selling, public relations, and retail strategy and development.You'll get a hands-on education using social media, writing copy, doing mock presentations, conducting research, creating computer-based simulations, participating in group projects and more. You'll also get involved in the community; Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business marketing specialty diploma gives you an opportunity to work on real projects for community-based organizations.You can apply to use your Business marketing specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business or online degree programs at Athabasca University, University Canada West and Husson University/University of Fredericton.Business marketing specialty grads work as marketing coordinators, marketing assistants, advertising sales representatives, event planners, publicists, social media specialists, account managers, brand managers, market researchers and more. Use your skills in your own business, work for an advertising agency or design firm, or look for opportunities in larger organizations and government agencies. School of Business
Business Information SystemsMoose JawDiplomatrueInformation technology, business software, mobile platforms—information systems are reinventing the way we do business. Computer-savvy people with programming and development skills are in demand in the business world. When your skill set includes training in business solution development, you’re a hot commodity.Business Information Systems (BIS) is a two-year diploma program offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Moose Jaw Campus. It includes four academic semesters and a six-month paid co-operative education work term.The Business Information Systems program starts with a solid foundation in business basics with a focus on information technology functions and learning how to use them to develop meaningful business solutions. This includes training in:Software development languages (Visual Studio.NET, Java, COBOL);Computer hardware, networking and operating systems (Windows, Unix and Linux);Data gathering, modeling and database management systems (Oracle, SQL Server 2000);Retrieval techniques of databases and programming languages (SQL, PLSQL, ADO.NET, JDBC); andTarget platforms, including Windows application development, networked software development, web application development (XHTML, JavaScript, ASP, Java).You’ll use cutting edge technology in servers, programming and mobile apps. You’ll have opportunities to develop or enhance actual production applications, and build hands-on skills in systems analysis, design methodologies and project management.Diploma to DegreeGraduates can apply to transfer into degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul Hill School of Business, the University of Regina's Computer Science department, the University of Lethbridge and Athabasca University. School of Information and Communications Technology
Business ManagementMoose JawPost-Graduate CertificatetrueNote: This program is marketed almost exclusively to international students with a study permit, although it may be available to domestic students as well.The Business Management post-graduate certificate is an eight-month program that provides a unique opportunity for professionals who want to advance their careers through the development of leadership and management knowledge and skills. The program will prepare students with an existing bachelor's or master's degree to assume leadership and managerial roles in Saskatchewan and Canadian public and private enterprise. Students will develop skills and knowledge in fields of management, accounting, marketing, leadership, business communications, and cross-cultural business practices.You will apply theory to real-world situations in business simulations, case studies and group projects, and use industry standard software in your courses. Your combination of core and elective courses will prepare you for progression into career opportunities requiring strong leadership and management skills.Students whose prior degrees are in non-business subjects may want to pursue additional business training at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Graduates from the Business Management post-graduate certificate may qualify for advanced standing in other Saskatchewan Polytechnic business certificate and diploma programs, including specialized training in Human Resources, Marketing, Accountancy, Insurance, Financial Services, and Administration.Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit are not available for this program. School of Business
ManagementMoose JawPost-Graduate CertificatetrueNote: This program is marketed almost exclusively to international students with a study permit, although it may be available to domestic students as well.The Business Management post-graduate certificate is an eight-month program that provides a unique opportunity for professionals who want to advance their careers through the development of leadership and management knowledge and skills. The program will prepare students with an existing bachelor's or master's degree to assume leadership and managerial roles in Saskatchewan and Canadian public and private enterprise. Students will develop skills and knowledge in fields of management, accounting, marketing, leadership, business communications, and cross-cultural business practices.You will apply theory to real-world situations in business simulations, case studies and group projects, and use industry standard software in your courses. Your combination of core and elective courses will prepare you for progression into career opportunities requiring strong leadership and management skills.Students whose prior degrees are in non-business subjects may want to pursue additional business training at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Graduates from the Business Management post-graduate certificate may qualify for advanced standing in other Saskatchewan Polytechnic business certificate and diploma programs, including specialized training in Human Resources, Marketing, Accountancy, Insurance, Financial Services, and Administration.Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit are not available for this program. School of Business
CAD/CAM Engineering TechnologySaskatoonDiplomatrueImagine you could redesign anything to fit a specific need—make it smaller, bigger or stronger.  Now imagine if you could actually “print” a 3D prototype?  As a computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) 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 CAD/CAM Engineering Technology program is a two-year diploma offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, Idylwyld Dr. Develop the knowledge and skills you need to put computer and engineering principles to work. You’ll learn to create, modify and refine proposed parts interactively, then view emerging designs on a display terminal where you can magnify, rotate, copy, stretch and manipulate it. You’ll learn to create instructions for computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines to automatically produce finished parts.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's experienced instructors and leading-edge lab equipment provide an exceptional hands-on learning experience. The emphasis on lab work includes instruction in:CAD/CAM related engineering disciplinesCAD/CAM hardware, software and computer networkingoperating machine tools (including CNC)quality assurance, concurrent engineeringrapid prototypingDiploma to DegreeUse your diploma to ladder into a science degree at Athabasca University in Alberta, an engineering degree at Lakehead University in Ontario or a technology degree at Memorial University in Newfoundland or a mining engineering technology degree at Queen’s University in Ontario. School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Career EssentialsPrince Albert, ReginaApplied CertificateCareer Essentials is an applied certificate program that will provide the essential tools you need to be successful in your career. Build the knowledge, skills and confidence to find a rewarding job, advance your career and increase your success in further training. Career Essentials will help you meet your goals.During your 20-week program you will have the opportunity to:build fundamental digital/computer and keyboarding skillsassess your skills, interests, values and personal styleresearch the occupations and jobs that most interest youset meaningful and realistic career goalsrefresh the essential skills most relevant to your career goalsdevelop the tools you need to conduct a successful job searchadd a variety of professional development achievements to your portfolio of skillsFor the final component of your Career Essentials program you will work on-site with a local employer, in exchange for training, skill development, networking, and the opportunity to be considered for current and future employment opportunities.Career Essentials is currently offered and supported only by Skills Training Allocation (STA), or through contractual arrangements with our sponsor. Sponsored students must be unemployed or underemployed Saskatchewan residents who are legally entitled to work in Canada. School of Business
CarpentrySaskatoonApplied CertificateAs a student in the Carpentry Applied Certificate program, you will receive basic knowledge and develop skills required to work in the residential, commercial construction and related industries.For more information, contact Ryan Hooyenga, Program Head at 306-659-4032 or ryan.hooyenga@saskpolytech.ca or Janice Matwishyn at 306-765-1564 or janice.matwishyn@saskpolytech.caApprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). School of Construction
CarpentryMoose Jaw, Prince AlbertCertificatetrueSaskatchewan Polytechnic's Carpentry certificate program will get you started in the largest trade in the construction industry. You’ll need good problem-solving skills, a solid work ethic and the ability to work on your own or as part of a team.When you graduate, you’ll be qualified for jobs with construction companies, general contractors and subcontractors, or in the maintenance departments of school boards, health districts, mining operations and government departments.Carpentry is a 30-week certificate program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus. You’ll get the basic training you need to get a job in the trade by building practical knowledge and skills in:tools and equipmentconstruction documents and quantity surveysite layout and concretefootings and foundationsframing and building envelopeexterior finishing and roof coveringsinterior finishing and cabinetsmaterials and scaffoldstrade math and communicationsLearn by BuildingMost of your time is spent in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped Carpentry shops where you will be able to polish your skills on the many shop projects we have to offer. There is also a two-week work term at the end of the program which often results in full-time employment.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). School of Construction
Chemical TechnologySaskatoonDiplomatrueAre you good at math and science? If you’re looking for a program that takes advantage of your strengths and can launch you into a good career in just two years, check out the Chemical Technology program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.Chemical technologists are involved in quality control testing, environmental analysis, product R&D and more. You could work in a variety of settings—industrial plants to commercial and government labs. The mining and resource sectors are big employers, but you’ll also find opportunities in agriculture, food and manufacturing.Chemical Technology is a nationally accredited, two-year diploma program offered through Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, Idylwyld Dr. You’ll get a well-rounded foundation in scientific principles and analytic practices—essential building blocks for a flexible career. You’ll build knowledge and skills in:analytical instrumentationbasic, organic, physical, analytical and environmental chemistryhandling and manipulating chemicalslaboratory quality control and assurancerecording, processing and reporting dataLearning is hands-on—you’ll spend almost as much time in labs as in the classroom. And you’ll apply what you’ve learned during a four-week industry research project.Diploma to a DegreeTurn your Chemical Technology diploma into a university degree in just two years. Saskatchewan Polytechnic has transfer agreements with the University of Regina and University of Saskatchewan. You can also transfer into programs at Athabasca University (Alberta), Memorial University (Newfoundland) and Royal Roads University (B.C.). Use your diploma to ladder into a mining engineering technology degree at Queen’s University in Ontario.Learning Environment24 students are accepted each yearStudents will experience lectures and laboratory classes, as well as tours of relevant industrial laboratoriesClass hours are from 8 am – 4 pm daily. If desired students can take part time studies and complete the program over 3 yearsHomework is required outside of scheduled class timeHigh Employment RateBecause the program is designed with input from industry, your education matches real-world needs. And that’s why Saskatchewan Polytechnic Science graduates are so highly sought after by employers. A recent survey shows that six months after graduation, 9 out of 10 Chemical Technology graduates are employed in a training-related field. School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Civil Engineering Technologies (Construction and Water Resources Specialties)Moose JawDiplomatrueCivil Engineering Technologies is a three-year diploma program offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus. It includes five academic semesters and two four-month consecutive Co-operative Education work terms. The program offers two areas of concentration. Civil Construction and Water Resources. The first two semesters are common to both disciplines. You will build skills in:SurveyingComputer applications and modellingCommunicationsMaterials analysis and testing procedures and protocolsHydraulicsProject ManagementMunicipal infrastructureStudents select their specialization after successfully completing the second semester. Thirty-six students will be accepted into the Civil Construction specialty and twenty students will be accepted into the Water Resources specialty. If the number of students desiring either specialty is more than the available seats, a competitive entry process will be utilized based on student performance in the first two semesters.In semesters three, four and five, you will focus on your chosen area. In Civil Construction, you will develop well-rounded knowledge and skills in:Geotechnical Engineering (soils investigations and earthworks projects, etc.)Pavement designStructures (steel, timber, reinforced concrete)TransportationIn Water Resources, your studies will focus on:Meteorological and hydrometric data collection and analysisWater chemistryRiver engineeringHydrologyWatershed ManagementWater supply and flood and drought managementWater quality managementThe emphasis on hands-on learning means you'll spend a lot of your time in labs and on field assignments. You will participate in field and survey camps, practical assignments, and carry out applied research and other projects.The Co-op Work Term AdvantageCo-operative work terms are paid, so you'll earn while you learn. Saskatchewan Polytechnic arranges your interviews; it's up to you to shine. It's also a chance to develop important "soft skills" in job interviewing, professional attitude, interpersonal communication and more.Many of our co-op employers require both a valid Saskatchewan Driver's Licence and a clean Driver's Abstract. For international students, it can take up to 12 months to obtain a Driver's licence; therefore, it is to your advantage to come with a Driver's Licence from your home country if possible.Some opportunities require a Criminal Record Check and/or drug and alcohol testing.Nationally Recognized CredentialTechnology Accreditation Canada (TAC) accredits the program at the Technologist level.TAC is a bold, world class accreditation organization, delivering accreditation services for the engineering technology and applied science profession in Canada.Diploma to DegreeCivil Engineering Technologies: Civil ConstructionUse your diploma to ladder into the Bachelor of Construction Management right here at Saskatchewan Polytechnic or into external engineering degree bridging program at Camosun College in British Columbia, an engineering degree at Lakehead University in Ontario, a degree in Construction Management in Calgary or a technology degree at Memorial University in Newfoundland.Civil Engineering Technologies: Water ResourcesUse your diploma to ladder into the Bachelor of Construction Management right here at Saskatchewan Polytechnic or into external engineering degree at the University of Regina, an applied science degree at Lakeland College in Alberta, an environmental science or environmental management degree at Royal Roads University in British Columbia, or a technology degree at Memorial University in Newfoundland.Learning EnvironmentThirty-six Civil Construction and 20 Water Resources students are accepted each year.Students will experience laboratory and project work, lectures and co-operative work terms.Class hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Students are expected to complete 30 to 40 hours of homework each week outside of class time.There are many group projects that require coordination.It is very important that students take initiative and manage their work time effectively. Surveying,Computer applications,Computer modelling,Communications,Materials analysis,Materials testing,Hydraulics,hydrology,Project Management,Municipal infrastructure,infrastructure,design ,construction,maintenance,physical and naturally built environment,roads,bridges,canals,dams,airports,sewerage systems,pipelines,railways,Geotechnical Engineering,soils investigations,earthworks,Pavement design ,Structures,Steel,Timber,reinforced concrete,Transportation,Meteorological,hydrometric,data collection,chemistry,River engineering,Hydrology,Watershed Management,supply,flood and drought management, quality management,Environmental,civil engineering design technologists,traffic technologists,building inspectors,materials testing technologists,estimators,coordinators,rural municipalities,government,highway,consulting engineering firms,Consultants,construction companies,research organizations,mining,telecommunication,transportation,powerutilities,federal governments,research laboratories,inspection agencies,environmental agencies,engineering firms,consulting companies,industrial plants,hydroelectric utilities, manager,environmental protection officer (EPO),compliance officer,lab supervisor,lab technologist,hydraulics/hydrology technologist,analyst,engineer,based,environmental background,clean,sewage,flood damage,Asset management,pumping stations,reservoirs,engineer,engineering,treatment,asphalt,concrete,soil School of Natural Resources and Built Environment
Civil Engineering Technologies (Construction Specialty)See program page for detailsDiplomatrueCivil Engineering Technologies is a three-year diploma program offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus. It includes five academic semesters and two four-month consecutive Co-operative Education work terms. The program offers two areas of concentration. Civil Construction and Water Resources. The first two semesters are common to both disciplines. You will build skills in:SurveyingComputer applications and modellingCommunicationsMaterials analysis and testing procedures and protocolsHydraulicsProject ManagementMunicipal infrastructureStudents select their specialization after successfully completing the second semester. Thirty-six students will be accepted into the Civil Construction specialty and twenty students will be accepted into the Water Resources specialty. If the number of students desiring either specialty is more than the available seats, a competitive entry process will be utilized based on student performance in the first two semesters.In semesters three, four and five, you will focus on your chosen area. In Civil Construction, you will develop well-rounded knowledge and skills in:Geotechnical Engineering (soils investigations and earthworks projects, etc.)Pavement designStructures (steel, timber, reinforced concrete)TransportationIn Water Resources, your studies will focus on:Meteorological and hydrometric data collection and analysisWater chemistryRiver engineeringHydrologyWatershed ManagementWater supply and flood and drought managementWater quality managementThe emphasis on hands-on learning means you'll spend a lot of your time in labs and on field assignments. You will participate in field and survey camps, practical assignments, and carry out applied research and other projects.The Co-op Work Term AdvantageCo-operative work terms are paid, so you'll earn while you learn. Saskatchewan Polytechnic arranges your interviews; it's up to you to shine. It's also a chance to develop important "soft skills" in job interviewing, professional attitude, interpersonal communication and more.Many of our co-op employers require both a valid Saskatchewan Driver's Licence and a clean Driver's Abstract. For international students, it can take up to 12 months to obtain a Driver's licence; therefore, it is to your advantage to come with a Driver's Licence from your home country if possible.Some opportunities require a Criminal Record Check and/or drug and alcohol testing.Nationally Recognized CredentialTechnology Accreditation Canada (TAC) accredits the program at the Technologist level.TAC is a bold, world class accreditation organization, delivering accreditation services for the engineering technology and applied science profession in Canada.Diploma to DegreeCivil Engineering Technologies: Civil ConstructionUse your diploma to ladder into the Bachelor of Construction Management right here at Saskatchewan Polytechnic or into external engineering degree bridging program at Camosun College in British Columbia, an engineering degree at Lakehead University in Ontario, a degree in Construction Management in Calgary or a technology degree at Memorial University in Newfoundland.Civil Engineering Technologies: Water ResourcesUse your diploma to ladder into the Bachelor of Construction Management right here at Saskatchewan Polytechnic or into external engineering degree at the University of Regina, an applied science degree at Lakeland College in Alberta, an environmental science or environmental management degree at Royal Roads University in British Columbia, or a technology degree at Memorial University in Newfoundland.Learning EnvironmentThirty-six Civil Construction and 20 Water Resources students are accepted each year.Students will experience laboratory and project work, lectures and co-operative work terms.Class hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Students are expected to complete 30 to 40 hours of homework each week outside of class time.There are many group projects that require coordination.It is very important that students take initiative and manage their work time effectively. Surveying,Computer applications,Computer modelling,Communications,Materials analysis,Materials testing,Hydraulics,hydrology,Project Management,Municipal infrastructure,infrastructure,design ,construction,maintenance,physical and naturally built environment,roads,bridges,canals,dams,airports,sewerage systems,pipelines,railways,Geotechnical Engineering,soils investigations,earthworks,Pavement design ,Structures,Steel,Timber,reinforced concrete,Transportation,Meteorological,hydrometric,data collection,chemistry,River engineering,Hydrology,Watershed Management,supply,flood and drought management, quality management,Environmental,civil engineering design technologists,traffic technologists,building inspectors,materials testing technologists,estimators,coordinators,rural municipalities,government,highway,consulting engineering firms,Consultants,construction companies,research organizations,mining,telecommunication,transportation,powerutilities,federal governments,research laboratories,inspection agencies,environmental agencies,engineering firms,consulting companies,industrial plants,hydroelectric utilities, manager,environmental protection officer (EPO),compliance officer,lab supervisor,lab technologist,hydraulics/hydrology technologist,analyst,engineer,based,environmental background,clean,sewage,flood damage,Asset management,pumping stations,reservoirs,engineer,engineering,treatment,asphalt,concrete,soil School of Natural Resources and Built Environment
Water Resources Engineering TechnologySee program page for detailsDiplomatrueCivil Engineering Technologies is a three-year diploma program offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus. It includes five academic semesters and two four-month consecutive Co-operative Education work terms. The program offers two areas of concentration. Civil Construction and Water Resources. The first two semesters are common to both disciplines. You will build skills in:SurveyingComputer applications and modellingCommunicationsMaterials analysis and testing procedures and protocolsHydraulicsProject ManagementMunicipal infrastructureStudents select their specialization after successfully completing the second semester. Thirty-six students will be accepted into the Civil Construction specialty and twenty students will be accepted into the Water Resources specialty. If the number of students desiring either specialty is more than the available seats, a competitive entry process will be utilized based on student performance in the first two semesters.In semesters three, four and five, you will focus on your chosen area. In Civil Construction, you will develop well-rounded knowledge and skills in:Geotechnical Engineering (soils investigations and earthworks projects, etc.)Pavement designStructures (steel, timber, reinforced concrete)TransportationIn Water Resources, your studies will focus on:Meteorological and hydrometric data collection and analysisWater chemistryRiver engineeringHydrologyWatershed ManagementWater supply and flood and drought managementWater quality managementThe emphasis on hands-on learning means you'll spend a lot of your time in labs and on field assignments. You will participate in field and survey camps, practical assignments, and carry out applied research and other projects.The Co-op Work Term AdvantageCo-operative work terms are paid, so you'll earn while you learn. Saskatchewan Polytechnic arranges your interviews; it's up to you to shine. It's also a chance to develop important "soft skills" in job interviewing, professional attitude, interpersonal communication and more.Many of our co-op employers require both a valid Saskatchewan Driver's Licence and a clean Driver's Abstract. For international students, it can take up to 12 months to obtain a Driver's licence; therefore, it is to your advantage to come with a Driver's Licence from your home country if possible.Some opportunities require a Criminal Record Check and/or drug and alcohol testing.Nationally Recognized CredentialTechnology Accreditation Canada (TAC) accredits the program at the Technologist level.TAC is a bold, world class accreditation organization, delivering accreditation services for the engineering technology and applied science profession in Canada.Diploma to DegreeCivil Engineering Technologies: Civil ConstructionUse your diploma to ladder into the Bachelor of Construction Management right here at Saskatchewan Polytechnic or into external engineering degree bridging program at Camosun College in British Columbia, an engineering degree at Lakehead University in Ontario, a degree in Construction Management in Calgary or a technology degree at Memorial University in Newfoundland.Civil Engineering Technologies: Water ResourcesUse your diploma to ladder into the Bachelor of Construction Management right here at Saskatchewan Polytechnic or into external engineering degree at the University of Regina, an applied science degree at Lakeland College in Alberta, an environmental science or environmental management degree at Royal Roads University in British Columbia, or a technology degree at Memorial University in Newfoundland.Learning EnvironmentThirty-six Civil Construction and 20 Water Resources students are accepted each year.Students will experience laboratory and project work, lectures and co-operative work terms.Class hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Students are expected to complete 30 to 40 hours of homework each week outside of class time.There are many group projects that require coordination.It is very important that students take initiative and manage their work time effectively. Surveying,Computer applications,Computer modelling,Communications,Materials analysis,Materials testing,Hydraulics,hydrology,Project Management,Municipal infrastructure,infrastructure,design ,construction,maintenance,physical and naturally built environment,roads,bridges,canals,dams,airports,sewerage systems,pipelines,railways,Geotechnical Engineering,soils investigations,earthworks,Pavement design ,Structures,Steel,Timber,reinforced concrete,Transportation,Meteorological,hydrometric,data collection,chemistry,River engineering,Hydrology,Watershed Management,supply,flood and drought management, quality management,Environmental,civil engineering design technologists,traffic technologists,building inspectors,materials testing technologists,estimators,coordinators,rural municipalities,government,highway,consulting engineering firms,Consultants,construction companies,research organizations,mining,telecommunication,transportation,powerutilities,federal governments,research laboratories,inspection agencies,environmental agencies,engineering firms,consulting companies,industrial plants,hydroelectric utilities, manager,environmental protection officer (EPO),compliance officer,lab supervisor,lab technologist,hydraulics/hydrology technologist,analyst,engineer,based,environmental background,clean,sewage,flood damage,Asset management,pumping stations,reservoirs,engineer,engineering,treatment,asphalt,concrete,soil School of Natural Resources and Built Environment
Civil TechnicianMoose JawCertificatetrueAs Saskatchewan and Western Canada continue to grow, so does the need for a strong infrastructure. There is an increasing demand for people to conduct materials, soil and asphalt testing and to build and maintain the roadways, transportation systems, municipal services and other facilities that we use every day.A Civil Technician certificate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic allows you to enter this field quickly with a great earning potential and the opportunity for career advancement.The Civil Technician program is a 36-week certificate offered full time at the Moose Jaw campus. During two academic semesters you will learn about drafting, surveying, soil analysis, terrain evaluation, concrete and asphalt characteristics and testing procedures and more, to prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career. Your studies will be capped off with a one-month intensive lab semester honing your practical skills in the areas of concrete, asphalt and soils.The emphasis on hands-on learning means you will spend your time in labs and in the field. You will also attend survey camp and carry out applied research and other projects.Certificate to DiplomaThe Civil Technician certificate program shares many of the same courses and subjects as Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Civil Engineering Technology diploma program. This means that you can enter the workforce right away with your certificate or use it as credit toward many of the courses required for a diploma. School of Natural Resources and Built Environment
Collaborative Nurse Practitioner ProgramReginaDegree School of Nursing
Combined Laboratory and X-Ray TechnologySaskatoonDiplomaIf you’re interested in a career in health care - one that lets you work in rural communities and offers excellent earning potential - Saskatchewan Polytechnic’S Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technology program will interest you. Combined laboratory and X-ray technologists (CLXTs) are unique. You’re trained in medical laboratory, X-ray procedures and electrocardiography, so you need to be comfortable working with medical imaging and laboratory equipment. But you also need to be comfortable working with people because positioning and touching patients, as well as talking with them, is an important part of your job. The Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technology program is a two-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, Idylwyld Dr. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills you need to perform laboratory tests, general radiography and electrocardiograms. Your studies will focus on:anatomy and physiologyclinical chemistry, hematology, urinalysiselectrocardiographyimage acquisitionlaboratory procedures and quality managementlab result correlationpatient careradiographic proceduresBeing a CLXT demands high standards and good empathy, so Saskatchewan Polytechnic also helps build professional skills such as teamwork, problem-solving and communication. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to work as a CLXT and apply for membership in the Saskatchewan Association of Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technicians (SACLXT).Extensive Hands-On LearningSaskatchewan Polytechnic uses hands-on learning to help you build your knowledge and skills. An in-depth clinical simulation prepares you for three real-world practicums. The first gives you experience in operating radiographic equipment to obtain diagnostic images, the second in performing electrocardiographs and the third in conducting routine laboratory procedures. By the time you graduate, you’ll have 29 weeks of supervised clinical experience.Note that your clinical experiences can take place anywhere in the province.Diploma to DegreeUse your Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technology diploma to ladder into a degree program at the University of Regina, First Nations University of Canada or Athabasca University (Alberta).  A degree is usually required if you are interested in moving into management or teaching positions. School of Health Sciences
Commercial PilotSaskatoonDiplomatrueTake to the skies with Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s award-winning* Commercial Pilot program, offered in partnership with the Saskatchewan Aviation Council (SAC). The growing aviation industry means qualified pilots are in demand—there’s never been a better opportunity to build your career as a commercial pilot.The Saskatchewan Polytechnic/SAC Commercial Pilot program is one of the most innovative, highly-respected programs in Canada. When you graduate, you’ll have your Commercial Pilot Licence with multi-engine instrument rating or single-engine instrument rating.*2001 Air Transport Association of Canada Innovation AwardThe Commercial Pilot diploma program provides a strong foundation in the basic principles of aviation. You’ll alternate two ground school training sessions at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, Koyl Ave. with actual flying experience at your home flying school.You’ll learn about:advanced aircraft systems and flight operationsaircraft engines, instruments and pilot electronicsaviation business, crew resource management and cultural awarenessCanadian aviation regulationsmeteorologyinstrument flyingnavigationtheory of flightState-of-the-Art Flight SimulatorSaskatchewan Polytechnic's new Alsim flight simulator puts you in the pilot’s seat for take-off and landing at any airport in North America. Programmable real-life scenarios give you risk-free experience flying in all kinds of weather and dealing with emergencies and standard operating procedures. The simulator has 19 possible configurations including single engine, multi-engine, piston engine, turbine engine and jet aircraft.Experience and MentorshipGround school classes are led by experienced instructors who know the aviation business. Your classes offer a unique opportunity to talk one-on-one with experienced pilots and other aviation professionals, getting an inside view on finding a job, building your career and developing your skills.Cleared for Take OffAttend an information session to learn more about how to apply for classes starting in January, 2018. School of Transportation
Community ParamedicOnline, SaskatoonAdvanced CertificateOur communities are experiencing increasing demand on health-care services where residents have limited access to the services required. That's where the community paramedic comes in. Community paramedics use their mobile care response skills to bring services to members of the community who may not be able to access available services otherwise. They work collaboratively with health-care professionals in the community to provide faster and more efficient health-care services.The Community Paramedic advanced certificate program will enhance your training as a primary care or advanced care paramedic to focus on prevention, client education, geriatrics, palliative care, mental health and addictions, and chronic disease management. It builds on the on-site response expertise you have already obtained so you can apply it to caring for patients in their homes and community.Community Paramedic is a 30-week program offered via a combination of online learning and hands-on lab and clinical practice experiences through Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon Campus. On-site labs and community-based clinical experiences will enable you to apply the knowledge, theory and skills you acquire in a variety of environments. You will spend 53 hours in hands-on, practical labs building your competency in specialized skills. During a clinical practicum, you will be able to use these skills in the real world. Your practicum may be completed in a variety of settings such as long-term care, mental health, community clinics and more.truetrue School of Health Sciences
Computer Engineering TechnologyMoose JawDiplomatrueIf you’re fascinated by what makes computers tick, both inside (hardware) and out (software), becoming a computer engineering technologist has great possibilities. Work in information technology roles, network security, embedded systems, robotics, and automated systems. The future is still unfolding, and your career could go in many directions.The Computer Engineering Technology program is a three-year, nationally recognized, diploma offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Moose Jaw campus. You’ll get an exceptional hands-on learning experience during five semesters of classroom study and three Co-operative Education work terms.Saskatchewan Polytechnic is unique in our emphasis on both hardware and software. You’ll learn how to:analyze, test and design analog and digital circuitsdesign, fabricate and populate printed circuit boardsprogram personal computers and microcontrollers using various programming languagesdesign and test interfaces between computers and peripheralsdesign, install and administer networksdesign and test various digital data transmission systemsinstall, configure and maintain workstations and servers in various operating system environmentsA capstone research project gives you an opportunity to apply what you’ve learned to the development of an original design, from concept through to prototype.The Co-op Work Term AdvantageCo-operative work terms are paid, so you'll earn while you learn. Saskatchewan Polytechnic arranges your interviews; it's up to you to shine. It's also a chance to develop important "soft skills" in job interviewing, professional attitude, interpersonal communication and more.Many of our co-op employers require both a valid Saskatchewan Driver's License and a clean Driver's Abstract. For international students, it can take up to 12 months to obtain a Driver's license; therefore, it is to your advantage to come with a Driver's License from your home country if possible.Diploma to DegreeUse your diploma to ladder into an engineering degree at Lakehead University or mining engineering technology degree at Queen’s University in Ontario or a technology degree at Memorial University in Newfoundland.Learning Environment24 students are accepted each year.Students will hands-on lab and project work, lectures and co-operative work terms.Class hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily. Students are expected to complete 30-40 hours of homework each week outside of class time.There are many group projects that require coordination.It is very important that students take initiative and manage their work time effectively.  School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Computer Networking TechnicianReginaCertificatetrueComputer networking technicians are called “network mechanics” because of their ability to solve problems in all kinds of network environments. Since just about every business depends on computer networks, computer networking technicians can find job opportunities in every sector. Your job might involve IT infrastructure support and service, information systems, network or systems administration.It’s a career that calls for good analytical and organizational skills. Strong communication skills are also important, because you’ll be the go-to person when people need help resolving network issues.Computer Networking Technician is an intensive certificate program that will help you launch a career in less than a year. The program is available full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina campus. You’ll learn the fundamentals of information technology (IT) with an emphasis on a hands-on approach to installing, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing computer networking systems and equipment.Over nine months, you’ll study IT specialties, including:desktop supportserver infrastructurenetwork infrastructureLinuxVoIPsecurityEquipment is provided for onsite lab learning, including Cisco routers and switches, VoIP phones, desktop PCs and small business servers. You’ll have the opportunity to build complex networked computer systems to further your knowledge of working systems.Designed with Industry InputLeading industry representatives volunteer their time and input on our program advisory committee to ensure that your training is in tune with evolving trends and demands in the workplace.Cisco Regional AcademySaskatchewan Polytechnic is the Cisco Regional Academy for Saskatchewan. The big advantage for you is that most of your courses are designed around industry-recognized certifications. Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Computer Networking Technician program will prepare you to:write the exam for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation; andwrite other industry-recognized exams for Cisco, CompTIA and Microsoft certifications.Personal study is recommended before you write any industry certification exam. School of Information and Communications Technology
Computer Systems TechnologySaskatoonDiplomaComputer systems technologists solve computer-related issues for businesses, government agencies, utilities, law enforcement agencies, health services providers, educational institutions and more. It’s a career that demands a unique blend of skills—computer literacy, technical know-how and communications savvy—but also lets you specialize in areas that interest you the most, including programming, software design, mobile application programming, data communications and web design.The two-year Computer Systems Technology diploma is available full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus, with a number of courses also available through distance and/or continuing education. Comprehensive technical training gives you a solid foundation of theory and hands-on lab practice in:designing, installing and managing local area networksdeveloping computer programs in various programming languagesdeveloping interactive web pages with multimedia componentsdeveloping proficiency in several common computer application packagesinstalling and configuring computer hardware and softwareperforming systems analysis and designprogramming apps for mobile devices (smart phones, tablets, etc.)providing end-user technical support servicestroubleshooting and repairing hardware problemsYou’ll also learn business principles, project management and communication skills—attributes potential employers look for when hiring for IT personnel.Diploma to DegreeTransfer agreements with the University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina and University of Lethbridge let you ladder into a computer science degree with two more years of study. It’s a great way to expand your career horizons, while leaving the door open to earn a living with your diploma. computer programming Java PHP C# .NET code coding networking School of Information and Communications Technology
Continuing Care AssistantOnline, Prince Albert, Regina, SaskatoonCertificatetrueDemand for health-care workers is high, and that includes demand for continuing care assistants. If you enjoy caring for others, and if you want to get into the workforce quickly, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Continuing Care Assistant program might be just what you’re looking for.As a continuing care assistant, you’ll work directly with clients in long-term care, home care, assisted living, some areas in acute care, and even special needs classrooms. You’ll help them with mobility, personal care, assisting them to eat their meals, and medication monitoring. It’s a face-to-face, people-focused job.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Continuing Care Assistant program is a one-year certificate program that you can take in Saskatoon, Regina or Prince Albert. You can also take it through your local regional college or through part-time distance Flexible Learning.Note: The winter delivery of the program in Prince Albert is marketed almost exclusively to international students with a study permit, although it may be available to domestic students as well.The program combines hands-on classroom learning with practical clinical experience. You’ll build knowledge and skills in:addressing individual psychosocial needs;administering personal care;dementia management strategies;gerontology (a major area of study);long-term care philosophy in different settings;promoting independence in a safe environment;working with individuals with different physical and cognitive impairments; and/orworking with people of different cultures.Your clinical work experiences will give you a taste of different work settings. Under the supervision of a buddy or staff member, you’ll work directly with clients in home care, long-term care and acute care settings. It’s a great way to build your skills and your confidence.Is it a fit?Continuing care assistants have been called “the eyes and ears of the frail and vulnerable.” You need to be a caring, patient person, with an upbeat attitude and good people skills. Your most important asset is simply a desire to improve quality of life for others.truetrue School of Health Sciences
Correctional StudiesPrince AlbertDiplomaConsider the benefits of a career in corrections. One, you’re helping offenders make positive changes in their lives. Two, you’re helping make our communities safer. Three, you’re earning a great salary. Four, your skills are in demand.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Correctional Studies program will get you started in a law enforcement career in just two years. Our graduates are working in correctional institutions, youth facilities, healing lodges, drug treatment centres and community-based justice programs.Correctional Studies is a two-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Prince Albert.We emphasize a hands-on approach to learning, so you’ll get both correctional theory and practical skills. You’ll learn from instructors who have experience working in the justice system. They’ll guide you in:criminology and criminal justice systemcase management, communication and problem-solving skillsethics and professionalism in correctionsmanaging conflict, aggression and violencethe role of community corrections, youth justice initiatives, restorative justicesuicide intervention and prevention techniquesworking with offenders from diverse cultural backgroundsthe importance of healthy lifestyles, teamwork and workplace wellnessWhat's the Job Really Like?A key focus of your program is the work experience. You'll get a taste of corrections work - you will participate in one of two scheduled work experiences. This may be in a federal or provincial correctional institution or with a correctional agency or community-based program.2 More Years to a DegreeUse your diploma to get a head start on a degree. With just two more years, you can earn a degree from Husson University/University of Fredericton in New Brunswick, Lethbridge College in Alberta, Royal Roads University in B.C., or the University of Regina. A university degree can open the door to career advancement in parole and community-based services. School of Human Services and Community Safety
Court Services AdministratorPrince Albert, Regina, SaskatoonApplied CertificateCourt Services Administrator is a 14-week applied certificate program offered at our Sask Polytech campuses and at some off-campus locations. You’ll learn from highly trained instructors who have experience working within the court system. You’ll study:court office systems and procedurescriminal justice system and community justice programscriminal, civil and family lawinterpersonal communication and conflict resolution skillsprofessionalism and ethicsprovincial legal acts, statutes and regulationsrecordkeeping, computer applicationsDemand 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.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Court Services Administrator program will help you develop strong skills in communication, multitasking and conflict resolution. We'll also help you strengthen your ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to work well with culturally diverse groups.2-Week Work ExperienceYour program includes a two-week work experience. It’s a chance to apply your new skills in a court services setting, while also getting a feel for the important role you’ll play in the court system. School of Human Services and Community Safety
Critical Care NursingOnline, Prince Albert, Regina, SaskatoonAdvanced CertificateAre you an RN wishing to expand your current skill set and knowledge base, enabling you to provide care for patients with complex multi-system health issues?  Do you thrive in a high intensity environment, and desire to be a part of a multidisciplinary team that seamlessly blends knowledge and technology, all while delivering holistic, evidence-based patient care? If so, a career in critical care nursing might be the path for you.Critical care nurses are skilled health-care providers who are able to rapidly integrate knowledge and skill. An essential part of the health-care team, critical care nurses work with a variety of health-care professionals, providing care to patients and families during times of stress and crisis. Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Critical Care Nursing is an advanced certificate program for practicing registered nurses (RNs). It is offered through a blend of distance education and hands-on lab and clinical practicum experiences in Saskatchewan. You can choose to study fast track or regular track, whichever suits your schedule.The program integrates information through a step-by-step approach, building on a comprehensive knowledge base. Through online classes, skills labs, simulation experience and clinical practicums, you’ll broaden your knowledge and skills in:What it means to work in critical care and concepts such as patient- and family centered care, infection control, and working with a team.Anatomy and physiology with a critical care focus.Assessment and diagnosis in critical care.Disorders and management in critical care.Multisystem dysfunction and management in critical care.Exploring the impact of critical care on you, the long-term outcomes on patients, future concepts in critical care, and the process of change.Why Saskatchewan Polytechnic?Saskatchewan Polytechnic is one of the most respected providers of nursing education in Canada. Our Critical Care Nursing program follows standards set by the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nursing. When you graduate, you’ll have the foundation you need to successfully write the national critical care certification exam.A Stepping StoneIf you’re registered with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association (SRNA) while taking the program, you can apply for practice hours to maintain your registration. On graduation, you qualify for transfer credits towards post-RN degree programs at the Athabasca University of Alberta.To ApplyBefore you apply, please email criticalcarenursing@saskpolytech.ca or contact Heidi Kirk, administrative support, at 306-775-7445 (toll free at 1-866-467-4278), to determine the next available intake based on clinical capacity. Provide your name and phone number, and our program team will respond.The Critical Care Nursing program is open to registered nurses actively licensed with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association (SRNA).Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.true School of Nursing
Culinary ArtsSaskatoonDiplomaTurn your passion for food into a career. Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Culinary Arts diploma program is hands on, fast paced and cutting edge—and the only two-year advanced culinary training program in Saskatchewan.Get the professional training you need to launch a career in cooking, whether you’re interested in a career in restaurants, hotels, resorts, private clubs, catering, institutional settings or running your own restaurant.Culinary Arts is a two-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, Idylwyld Dr. Your instructors include both Red Seal cooks and certified chefs de cuisine. They’ll introduce you to cooking principles and practices, everything from baking to breakfasts, garde manger to a la carte, and meats, seafood and poultry to vegetables, starches and pasta. Sharpen your knowledge and skills in:catering and special event cookingcontemporary cuisine and modern food trendsfield to fork experienceshort order food productionregional foods and Aboriginal foodswines and beveragesworld cuisinesIntensive, Hands-On EducationFrom food prep to short order cooking to fine dining, you’ll learn what it’s really like to work in a commercial kitchen—you’ll spend 75% of your time practicing new skills and applying new knowledge in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped kitchen. You’ll also participate in a work experience and prepare foods for le Bistro coffee shop and Corner Café on campus at the Idylwyld Dr. location.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). School of Hospitality and Tourism
CytotechnologySaskatoonDiplomaCytotechnology is the microscopic study of cells for disease, and cytotechnologists are its trained practitioners. They are front-line investigators who use their skills to help health care teams solve complex puzzles of disease and illness.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's nationally accredited two-year Cytotechnology diploma program emphasizes a hands-on approach to learning. You'll develop the knowledge and skill necessary to diagnose disease by identifying alterations in cell morphology (forms).Your studies will focus on:introductory anatomy, physiology and molecular biologygynecologic, respiratory and aspiration cytopathologyhematologyimmunologyFirst-year classroom learning is augmented by lab work, where you will learn to perform basic procedures and begin developing your detection skills. During your 46 weeks of clinical experience, you will participate in six separate practicums, each focused on building your knowledge and skills in specific areas and techniques.Diploma to DegreeUse your Cytotechnolgy diploma to ladder into a degree program at the University of Regina, First Nations University of Canada or Athabasca University (Alberta). A degree is usually required if you are interested in moving into management or teaching positions.How does it fit?Cytotechnologists are natural scientists - people who are curious about the human body and enjoy using microscopes to explore its inner workings. Cytotechnology is a profession that demands a high degree of accuracy, strong decision-making skills and the ability to take responsibility for your work. School of Health Sciences
Dental AssistingReginaCertificateDental assistants play many roles, from chair-side assisting to client education to office reception. It’s a client-focused, team-based work environment. This makes attention to detail, commitment to high standards, good decision-making skills and good communication skills a must.As part of a dental team, you’ll assist dentists, dental hygienists and dental therapists in the provision of quality care either in private dental practices or in various community-based settings such as health care or educational institutions.NoteInternational applicants are not currently considered for admission to this program.Sask Polytech's nationally accredited, one-year Dental Assisting certificate program is offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina campus. You’ll learn from experienced instructors using up-to-date dental equipment and techniques. You’ll develop knowledge and skills in:providing chair-side support for diagnostic, assessment, restorative and specialty proceduresperforming intra-oral procedures as specified by Saskatchewan legislationperforming business and reception procedurescounselling patients in regard to maintaining oral healthReal-World TrainingHands-on learning in the dental clinic at the Regina campus is a highlight of the program. The clinic gives you a chance to gain clinical experience each week practicing your skills and building your confidence under the supervision of licensed professionals. You’ll also participate in three weeks of clinical experiences, each one giving you on-the-ground training in an actual dental practice. School of Health Sciences
Dental HygieneReginaAdvanced DiplomaNoteThis program is subject to the high-demand admission process. It opens for application on October 1, and closes on February 15, each academic year. On February 15, paper applications are accepted until 4:30 p.m., and online applications are accepted until 11:59 p.m. (Saskatchewan times). All supporting documentation is required by 4:30 p.m. (Saskatchewan time) on February 28(29).As a dental hygienist, it’s your job to provide preventive, educational and therapeutic dental hygiene services to a wide range of clients - from the very young to the very old. Whether you work in a private dental practice or for a health district, in an educational system or for a government agency, you’ll need excellent manual dexterity and good people skills.Problem solving and critical thinking skills are vital, because a big part of your job is effectively assessing clients and providing treatment plans. Lifelong learning is also important, because you’ll participate in continuing education to stay abreast of changes in technology and techniques.International applicants are not currently considered for admission to this high-demand program.Dental Hygiene is a nationally accredited three-year advanced diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina Campus. Classroom and lab work combined with clinical experiences and health promotion activities prepare you to deliver a high standard of service in assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of dental hygiene care. Your studies will focus on:oral health education and promotionclinical practiceprovision of ethical and professional dental hygiene careHands-On Learning in Our Dental ClinicHands-on learning in the dental clinic at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina Campus is a great way to integrate classroom learning with real-world practice. Under the supervision of licensed dentists and dental hygienists, get first-hand experience in providing comprehensive dental hygiene care including assessment of oral health, instruction in oral self-care, exposing dental X-rays and more.Diploma to DegreeThis Saskatchewan Polytechnic advanced diploma program will allow graduates to access one-year Dental Hygiene degree completion programs offered by Dental Hygiene baccalaureate programs. School of Health Sciences
Diabetes Education for Health Care ProfessionalsOnlineAdvanced CertificateAs a health care professional, you’re keenly aware of the need for diabetes education in our communities. More than 3 million Canadians live with diabetes, another 6 million live with pre-diabetes—diabetes education has never been more important.Whether you’re a registered nurse, registered psychiatric nurse, dietician, pharmacist, advanced care paramedic, nutritionist or recreation/exercise specialist, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Diabetes Education for Health Care Professionals will help you meet the growing need for responsive, informed education.Diabetes Education for Health Care Professionals is an advanced certificate program offered through distance learning. Saskatchewan Polytechnic developed the program in direct response to growing need in our communities, especially our Aboriginal communities.Through a combination of theory, labs and clinical education, you’ll get the knowledge and skills you need to meet the health care needs of people living with diabetes. You’ll focus on:issues of cultural diversityapproaches to adult learningPrimary Health Care Model and Canadian Diabetes Association clinical practice guidelinesprimary prevention strategies and population health approach to disease preventionunderstanding and managing diabetes (prevention, treatment, complications and nutrition & activity management)Learn At Your Own PaceThe Diabetes Education for Health Care Professionals program offers flexible start times, course sequencing and choice of clinical experience. The online, distance-based program includes 11 courses. Study part-time at your own pace to complete the program within five years (current students at November 18, 2015).Note: Individuals who apply to the program on or after November 19, 2015, must complete the program within four years.Hands-on LearningHands-on learning is an important part of the program. You’ll practice new skills in a 12-hour lab and finish the program with 60 hours of clinical practice education.Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.truetrue School of Nursing
Diabetes Education for Health Care ProvidersOnlineApplied CertificateAs a front-line health care provider, you see the need—more than 3 million Canadians live with diabetes, another 6 million live with pre-diabetes. Diabetes education, especially our Aboriginal communities, has never been more important.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Diabetes Education for Health Care Providers is specially designed for special care/home-care aides, community health representatives, community health educators, continuing care assistants, licensed or graduate practical nurses and primary care paramedics working in health care settings.Diabetes Education for Health Care Providers is an applied certificate program offered through distance learning. It is designed to help you meet the growing need for responsive, informed education in the community. Through a combination of theory, lab and clinical practice education, you’ll focus on:understanding and managing diabetesmanaging hypoglycemia and hyperglycemialong-term complicationssituations impacting day-to-day managementprinciples of educationPrimary Health Care Model and Canadian Diabetes Association clinical practice guidelinesLearn At Your Own PaceThe Diabetes Education for Health Care Professionals program offers flexible start times, course sequencing and choice of clinical experience. The online, distance-based program includes 8 courses. Study part-time at your own pace to complete the program within five years (current students at November 18, 2015).Note: Individuals who apply on or after November 19, 2015, must complete the program within three years.Hands-on LearningHands-on learning is an important part of the program. You’ll practice new skills in a 12-hour lab and finish the program with 60 hours of clinical practice education.Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.truetrue School of Nursing
Digital Graphic DesignOnlineAdvanced CertificateNote:This program is being replaced with our new Interactive Design and Technology program, but it is still available to graduates of the New Media Communications certificate program. Digital Graphic Design is an advanced certificate program. It provides the digital graphic design skills needed to create interesting and effective graphic solutions for websites, banner ads, CD-ROMs and interactive media (such as Flash).Building on the skills you developed in the New Media Communications certificate program (at the campus in Prince Albert or Regina), you will learn advanced skills in raster and vector graphics. You will study major artistic periods throughout history - learning their defining characteristics and creating a wide variety of works modelled after their style. You will also create a final portfolio that contains a selection of your best work.AvailabilityPart-time studies - the courses will be offered regularly throughout the academic yearFull-time studies - it will be possible to complete all the courses in an academic yearIndividuals who plan to take at least one more of the advanced certificates in this area (shown below), in addition to Digital Graphic Design, may wish to consider applying directly to the New Media Communications diploma program.Dynamic Web DevelopmentInteractive Media Productiontruetrue School of Information and Communications Technology
Disability Support WorkerSaskatoonCertificatetrueDo you like working with people? Do you believe everyone has the right to live life to the fullest? Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Disability Support Worker program offers the training you need to be a community service worker, supportive living worker, educational assistant or life enrichment worker.Disability support workers are entrusted with the basic personal care of participants of all ages in residential and vocational settings. You’ll need strong communication skills, a common-sense approach to problem solving, an intuitive understanding of human behaviour and a steady personality.Disability Support Worker is a one-year certificate program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus . It is also offered through distance and/or continuing education. Learn from experienced instructors how to provide compassionate, respectful care for individuals with challenging needs and disabling conditions. You’ll develop knowledge and practical skills in:basic care skillsbehavioural support and crisis preventiondisability support servicesexceptionalities and human growth & developmentinterpersonal, professional and employability skillsperson-centred planningquality of life enhancementsEnhancing LivesAs a disability support worker, you’ll be working with people of all ages and varying levels of ability. The program not only provides the practical skills you’ll need, it also provides a broad knowledge base. You’ll have the tools you need to enhance individual lives, while also build a rewarding career for yourself.Practical ExperiencePractical experience is an essential part of your program. You’ll get direct experience helping individuals in two practicums with residential, vocational centre-based or community-based agencies. In caring, secure and stimulating environments, you’ll develop your skills in providing basic care, planning programs and implementing activities.true School of Human Services and Community Safety
Dynamic Web DevelopmentOnlineAdvanced CertificateNote:This program is being replaced with our new Interactive Design and Technology program, but is still available to graduates of the New Media Communications certificate program. Dynamic Web Development is an advanced certificate program. It provides the skill development needed to be proficient in developing sophisticated and interactive Web content.Building on the skills you developed in the New Media Communications certificate program (in Prince Albert or Regina), you will develop competence in building and implementing dynamically driven websites, online databases, electronic catalogues and e-commerce solutions.Your studies will include:databases (Access and SQL)operating systems (Windows and Linux)server side scripting (PHP)data driven Web applicationsdata driven Flash applicationse-commercesecurity AvailabilityPart-time studies - the courses are offered regularly throughout the academic yearFull-time studies - it is possible to complete all the courses in an academic yearIndividuals who plan to take at least one more of the advanced certificates in this area (shown below), in addition to Dynamic Web Development, may wish to consider applying directly to the New Media Communications diploma program.Digital Graphic DesignInteractive Media Productiontruetrue School of Information and Communications Technology
Early Childhood EducationPrince Albert, Regina, SaskatoonCertificatetrueYoung children making the transition from home to child care or preschool need an enthusiastic, positive role model. They need someone dedicated to encouraging learning and growth. They need … you.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's one-year Early Childhood Education (ECE) certificate program gives you the knowledge and skills you need to work in a variety of child care settings. You can take the program in Prince Albert, Regina or Saskatoon , through regional colleges around the province, or through distance learning wherever you live.The ECE program integrates current research on early childhood education into all of your courses. You’ll develop strong communication, observation and documentation skills. You’ll receive well-rounded training in:child and adolescent developmentchild guidance techniquesrole of early childhood educatorsrole of play in programmingvalues and practice of early childhood educationprogramming for creative arts, language, cognitive, social and emotional developmentThe emphasis on observation and documentation is market-driven—these are essential to building positive relationships with families, and employers are eager to hire grads with well-developed skills.Working with ChildrenYou’ll interact with young children throughout your program, thanks to Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s partnerships with community and campus child care centres. Saskatoon students also have access to a unique learning opportunity—10% of all your courses are based on work in our Early Childhood Demonstration Centre.At the end of your first and second semesters, you’ll also participate in practicums (i.e., 4 weeks and 6 weeks), in a child care or preschool setting. This real-world learning gives you a competitive edge in the workforce.Want to Open More Doors?When you graduate, you’re eligible to apply to become a licensed Level II Early Childhood Educator (ECE). Many child care centres and preschools only hire licensed ECEs. You can also go on to earn a diploma in Early Childhood Education with one more year of study. Or, you can transfer some of your credits to the University of Regina’s Bachelor of Education degree program in Elementary Education.true School of Human Services and Community Safety
Early Childhood EducationRegina, SaskatoonDiplomatrueAs an early childhood educator, you play a big role in how kids shape their lifelong view of learning. You connect with kids and their families. You use reading, writing, art, music, drama and science to enrich young lives. It’s a big responsibility … and a lot of fun.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's two-year Early Childhood Education (ECE) diploma program is offered on-campus in Saskatoon or Regina, or through regional colleges or through distance learning wherever you live.It is a highly respected program that integrates the most current research on early childhood education. You’ll build on the knowledge, attitudes and skills you developed in the ECE certificate program, including:administration and child care regulationschildren with diverse abilitieschild guidance techniquesfamily and community relationshipsobservation, assessment and documentationplay environments and program planningprogramming for infants, toddlers and school age childrenBuild Your Confidence and IndependenceThe ECE diploma program continues where the ECE certificate program left off. Throughout the year, you’ll have opportunities to work independently with children in a variety of child care situations. You’ll also participate in two 6-week practicums in a child care or preschool setting.Through practical experience, you’ll get the feedback you need to develop best practices, recognize stages of development and understand the impact of environment on behaviour. Saskatoon students will participate in course work at the Early Childhood Demonstration Centre.Become a Level III ECEWhen you graduate, you’re eligible to apply to become a licensed Level III Early Childhood Educator (ECE). If you plan on becoming a child care centre director, you must have your ECE III. If you’re interested in going farther, you’ll be able to transfer some of your credits to the University of Regina’s Bachelor of Education degree program in Elementary Education.true School of Human Services and Community Safety
Educational AssistantSaskatoonCertificatetrueIf you like working one-on-one with kids with different needs, and you want to see them included in the classroom, becoming an educational assistant might be the career for you. Educational assistants provide the all-important one-on-one support that makes today’s inclusive classrooms possible.The Educational Assistant program is respected by school boards province-wide. We’ll teach you the skills and give you the hands-on experience you need to make a lasting difference in a child’s life.Note: The Regina Campus delivery of this program is suspended, effective July 1, 2016.Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers the one-year Educational Assistant certificate program in Saskatoon, as well as through regional colleges around the province. Or, you can take the certificate through distance education. Whether you study on campus or via distance learning, you’ll participate in two 4-week practicums - one in an elementary school, one in a high school.Why Practicums?Putting you in the classroom lets you apply what you’ve learned to helping children with different needs. You’ll see first hand the kind of technology being used and the curriculum being taught. You’ll have a package of guidance strategies to help deal with situations as they arise. Most importantly, you’ll gain a solid understanding of what to expect in a real classroom with real kids.What You’ll LearnYour job is to assist classroom teachers by working with children or youth with diverse learning needs. Saskatchewan Polytechnic provides the knowledge and skills you’ll need, including:basic care skills (lifting to feeding)classroom management and crisis prevention techniques and strategiescommunication skills and professionalismcultural awareness and family dynamicsexceptionalities (causes, characteristics and accommodations)social, emotional, cognitive development (children and teens)supporting teachers in specific subject areasyour role in the classroom“Our students always say that the practicums are their favourite part of the program. They get to see what the job is really all about. It’s one thing to learn from lectures and textbooks, but being in the classroom really puts it in perspective.” - Program Headtrue School of Human Services and Community Safety
Electrical Engineering TechnologyMoose JawDiplomatrueWestern Canada is growing—our economy, our population, our demand for energy. Electrical engineering technologists are specialists in the generation, transmission, distribution and utilization of energy. It’s a powerful career choice that demands good problem-solving skills and an eye for detail. In return, you’ll enjoy good job prospects, excellent mobility and great earning potential.The Electrical Engineering Technology program is a three-year diploma offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Moose Jaw Campus. There are five academic semesters and three Co-operative Education work terms.You’ll study topics similar to Electronic Systems Engineering Technology students, including computer-aided drafting, computer applications and programming, digital logic circuits, basic electricity, semi-conductor electronics and AC circuits. Your knowledge and skills will become more focused as you advance. You’ll study:electrical system designlighting designelectrical power generationrelaying and protectionelectrical systems and transmission designelectrical machinesindustrial control systemsinstrumentationLab work and projects provide a hands-on focus to learning. You’ll develop a technical proposal, apply research skills to a technical problem, design and build electrical systems and more.The Co-op Work Term AdvantageCo-operative work terms are paid, so you'll earn while you learn. Saskatchewan Polytechnic arranges your interviews; it's up to you to shine. It's also a chance to develop important "soft skills" in job interviewing, professional attitude, interpersonal communication and more.Many of our co-op employers require both a valid Saskatchewan Driver's License and a clean Driver's Abstract. For international students, it can take up to 12 months to obtain a Driver's license; therefore, it is to your advantage to come with a Driver's License from your home country if possible. Some opportunities require a Criminal Record Check and/or drug and alcohol testing.Diploma to DegreeUse your diploma to ladder into an engineering degree at Lakehead University in Ontario or a mining engineering technology degree at Queen’s University in Ontario or a technology degree at Memorial University in Newfoundland.Learning Environment40 students are accepted each year.Students will experience lab and project work, lectures and co-operative work terms.Class hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. On average students are expected to complete 20 hours of homework each week outside class time.There are some group projects that require coordination.It is very important that students take initiative and manage their work time effectively. School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
ElectricianRegina, SaskatoonApplied CertificateWant to jump into the construction workforce? Check out the Electrician applied certificate program. At just 17 weeks long, it provides the basic knowledge and skills you need for an entry level job.Instructors with actual industry experience will help you learn how to install, test, replace and repair lighting fixtures, wiring and electrical equipment. You'll get lots of hands-on practice using standard tools of the trade. You'll also learn how to read and interpret construction drawings.Electrician is a skilled trade. Having an applied certificate will get you noticed by employers and put you on the fast track to having a career as an electrician. The more education and experience you get, the higher you can climb on the wage-earning ladder. A fourth-year journeyperson electrician can earn double the hourly wage of a first-year electrician apprentice.The Electrician applied certificate program is delivered at Sask Polytech campuses in Regina and Saskatoon. It is also available off campus through Continuing Education and regional colleges.For more information, contact Carol Krawczyk at carol.krawczyk@saskpolytech.ca or 306-775-7475 or Richard Long at richard.long@saskpolytech.ca or 306-659-4326Apprenticeship CreditApplied certificate programs can give you a head-start on apprenticeship. To learn how to apply your academic credit toward Level 1 of the Construction Electrician apprenticeship program, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). School of Construction
Electronic Systems Engineering TechnologySaskatoonDiplomatrueElectronic systems are in everything—computers, robotics, medical electronics, fibre optics, automotive electronics, mobile communications, automation, aerospace and surveillance systems and more.  That means your potential job market as an electronic systems engineering technologist is huge.  It’s diverse, dynamic and growing. Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers the well-rounded education you need to start a career designing, servicing and troubleshooting systems.Electronic Systems Engineering Technology is a two-year diploma program offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, Idylwyld Dr. You’ll gain knowledge and skills in:analog and digital circuitsautomation systemsdata and radio communicationselectronic prototypingmicroprocessors and microcontrollersprinted circuit board designprogrammable logic controllerstechnical reporting and project managementYou’ll develop troubleshooting skills through practical labs, build project management skills and carry out an applied research project. Your studies culminate in hands-on projects that challenge you to design, test and construct your own electronic prototype.Diploma to DegreeUse your diploma to ladder into an engineering degree at Lakehead University in Ontario or a technology degree at Memorial University in Newfoundland or a mining engineering technology degree at Queen’s University in Ontario.Subsidize Your StudyCheck out the Canadian Forces (CF) subsidized education plan for Telecommunications Specialists in the Navy, Army or Air Force. The plan covers your education and training costs while in school, and salary, vacation, medical and dental benefits. Contact your local CF Recruiting Centre to learn more. School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
EmbalmerOnlineCertificateThis program is delivered by distance learning in cooperation with the Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan. Students register with the Council before enrolling in Embalmer certificate courses. The Council oversees internships in funeral homes after students have completed the certificate.The program includes work-integrated learning opportunities through Work Experience 192, which is a general orientation to the funeral services industry, and two practicum opportunities, Core Practicum PRAC 176 and Embalming Practicum PRAC 277.The following learning outcomes are integrated into the program:workplace professionalismcommunicationobservation and learning in the workplacebasic safety trainingprofessional ethicsYour studies focus on pathophysiology, embalming, restorative arts, communication and professionalism. You will learn how to prepare human remains for funerals and burial. This specialty works together with the practical components in the sixteen-week practicum that are essential to integrating the core concepts with practice. truetrue School of Human Services and Community Safety
Emergency CommunicationsPrince AlbertApplied CertificateEmergency Communications professionals are dispatchers who operate radios and other telecommunication equipment to dispatch emergency vehicles and co-ordinate the activities of drivers and other personnel. This includes 911 personnel, secondary emergency agencies such as fire, police and ambulance and employer emergency call centres. It can also include working in non-emergency situations such as taxi dispatchers and others.Emergency Communications is a 20-week applied certificate program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert Campus.We emphasize a hands-on approach to learning, so you'll gain both theory and practical skills. You'll learn from instructors who have experience working in emergency communications. Your studies will focus on:an introduction to public safety communicationscall processingemergency services procedureslaw for emergency communicationsdocument processing in emergency communicationsdiversityFor more information, please contact Dawn Fleming at dawn.fleming@saskpolytech.ca or 306-765-1914 or Terry Fleury at terrance.fleury@saskpolytech.ca  or 306-765-1733What's the Job Really Like?Communication Operator is a profession with a high degree of job satisfaction and the ability to make a difference to someone in a crisis. It is a career that requires unique training, which will enable you to serve the public in a front line capacity, ensuring public and officer safety, with a team that is highly trained in responding to emergencies. School of Human Services and Community Safety
Emergency NursingOnline, ReginaAdvanced CertificateAre you an RN wishing to expand your current skill set and knowledge base? Do you thrive in high intensity environments? Do you desire to provide care to a variety of patient populations with an even broader spectrum of health concerns? Are you excited to be part of a multidisciplinary team that seamlessly blends knowledge and technology, all while delivering holistic, patient centered care? If so, a career in emergency nursing might be right for you.Emergency nursing requires the acquisition and application of a specialized body of knowledge and skill set. The program will prepare you to make safe clinical decisions in an unpredictable and ever changing environment. While exploring the specialty of emergency nursing, you will look at concepts of partnerships in a team-team based environment, triage, trauma care, care of the critically ill, care of patient across the lifespan, care of specialty populations, and much moreThe Emergency Nursing program is 32 weeks long, culminating in an Advanced Certificate of Emergency Nursing upon graduation. The program consists of 23 weeks of online theory, a one week hands on skills and authentic learning lab, and eight weeks of preceptor guided clinical practice education.Why Saskatchewan Polytechnic?Saskatchewan Polytechnic is one of the most respected providers of nursing education in Canada. Our Emergency Nursing program follows the standards set by the National Emergency Nursing Association. When you graduate, you will have the foundation needed to successfully write the national emergency certification examination.true School of Nursing
Engineering Design and Drafting TechnologyMoose JawDiplomatrueEngineering Design and Drafting Technologists participate in multi-discipline engineering projects. As technologists in this dynamic role, we use industry-standard software to collaborate, design, model, draft, coordinate and document projects in many disciplines, such as construction, mining and manufacturing.The Engineering Design & Drafting Technology program is a three-year diploma offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Moose Jaw Campus. You’ll take five academic semesters and three Co-operative Education work terms. You’ll be trained in:computer aided drafting (CAD) 2D drafting3D modelingcadastral survey draftingdigital mappingcivil, mechanical and structural draftingbuilding information modeling (BIM)geographic information systems (GIS)cadastral surveyingcivil, mechanical and structural designcomputer programmingengineering materialsapplied mechanicsfluid mechanics applicationsproject managementPractical experience includes using current industry standard CAD software to design and produce engineering projects in 2D and 3D environments. You’ll complete a major project using Building Information Modeling (BIM) Technology by integrating civil, mechanical piping systems and structural design, applying the concepts of project management and carrying out an applied capstone research project.The Co-op Work Term AdvantageCo-operative work terms are paid, so you'll earn while you learn. Saskatchewan Polytechnic arranges your interviews; it's up to you to shine. It's also a chance to develop important "soft skills" in job interviewing, professional attitude, interpersonal communication and more.Many of our co-op employers require both a valid Saskatchewan Driver's License and a clean Driver's Abstract. For international students, it can take up to 12 months to obtain a Driver's license; therefore, it is to your advantage to come with a Driver's License from your home country if possible. Some opportunities require a Criminal Record Check and/or drug and alcohol testing.Diploma to DegreeUse your diploma to ladder into a construction management degree at Sask Polytech, Bachelor of Engineering Technology Manufacturing or Bachelor of Engineering Technology Petroleum at Cape Breton University, Bachelor of Technology at Memorial University or a BTech (mining) degree at Queen’s University.Learning Environment24 students are accepted each yearStudents will experience computer based assignments and project work, lectures, and co-operative work termsClass hours are 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to FridayStudents are expected to complete an average of 20 hours of homework per week, outside of class time, time management is important School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Environmental Engineering TechnologyMoose JawDiplomatrueEnvironmental engineering technologists are on the front lines of environmental protection. You apply science, ecology and engineering to minimize the adverse impacts of human activity on the natural world. You will develop the skills to apply engineering and technology solutions to real world environmental issues.At Saskatchewan Polytechnic, you’ll learn the applied science behind environmental protection. When you graduate, you’ll have the skills to work in pollution monitoring, environmental audits, environmental management, site assessment and remediation, project management and waste management.The Environmental Engineering Technology program is a 32-month diploma offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus. You will take five academic semesters and participate in three Co-operative Education work terms (two consecutive terms after first year, and one term in the summer of second year).The well-rounded curriculum includes:environmental impact evaluation and mitigationenvironmental monitoring and control, and data collection and analysisenvironmental site assessment and remediationecology, aquatic chemistry, hydrology and hydrogeologyatmospheric quality and monitoringsoil analysis and classificationsolid and liquid waste managementsurveying and draftingcomputer applications and modelingtechnical report writingYour learning time is 60 per cent in the classroom and 40 per cent in labs, field camps and activities and projects. You’ll build practical skills that ensure you are job ready on graduation.The Co-op Work Term AdvantageCo-operative work terms are paid, so you’ll earn while you learn. Saskatchewan Polytechnic arranges your interviews; it’s up to you to shine. It’s also a chance to develop important “soft skills” in job interviewing, professional attitude, interpersonal communication and more.Many of our co-op employers require both a valid Saskatchewan Driver's Licence and a clean Driver's Abstract. For international students, it can take up to 12 months to obtain a Driver's Licence; therefore, it is to your advantage to come with a Driver's Licence from your home country if possible.Some opportunities require a Criminal Record Check and/or drug and alcohol testing.Diploma to DegreeUse your diploma to ladder into an applied science degree at Lakeland College in Alberta, an environmental science or environmental management degree at Royal Roads University in British Columbia or a technology degree at Memorial University in Newfoundland. School of Natural Resources and Built Environment
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Esthetician-Skin Care TechnicianPrince AlbertCertificateEsthetician-Skin Care Technician is a certificate program delivered on-campus in the evenings. It provides knowledge and skill development in preventative skin care and treatments to keep skin healthy and attractive.You will receive training in:skin care and facialsmake-up and application techniqueseyebrow shapingwaxing and tintingeyelash application and tintingmanicurespedicuresepilation/unwanted hair removalspecialized skin carespa and body treatmentsApprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards journeyperson status. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).true School of Human Services and Community Safety
Fabricator - WelderRegina, SaskatoonCertificatetrueMetal fabricator-welders are in high demand—in the oil patch, mining, manufacturing and construction. It’s a trade that requires a high level of skill and a comprehensive knowledge of industrial welding and joining processes. The payoff is high wages and good career mobility.It's a great way to jump into the workforce … in either the welding or steel fabrication trade.Fabricator-Welder is a one-year, dual certificate program offered at Regina and Saskatoon campuses. You’ll learn from experienced instructors how to interpret drawings and use different welding processes and metal forming machinery. Working in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped shops, you’ll be trained in:benchwork and trade safetycommunications, trade math and print readinglayout, template development and fittinggas metal arc and gas tungsten arc weldingoxy-fuel processes and plasma arc cuttingrigging and electric overhead crane operationshielded metal arc weldingshop managementYou’ll also fabricate several projects, complete your Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) welder qualification tests and participate in a one-week work experience.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Welder-FabricatorRegina, SaskatoonCertificatetrueMetal fabricator-welders are in high demand—in the oil patch, mining, manufacturing and construction. It’s a trade that requires a high level of skill and a comprehensive knowledge of industrial welding and joining processes. The payoff is high wages and good career mobility.It's a great way to jump into the workforce … in either the welding or steel fabrication trade.Fabricator-Welder is a one-year, dual certificate program offered at Regina and Saskatoon campuses. You’ll learn from experienced instructors how to interpret drawings and use different welding processes and metal forming machinery. Working in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped shops, you’ll be trained in:benchwork and trade safetycommunications, trade math and print readinglayout, template development and fittinggas metal arc and gas tungsten arc weldingoxy-fuel processes and plasma arc cuttingrigging and electric overhead crane operationshielded metal arc weldingshop managementYou’ll also fabricate several projects, complete your Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) welder qualification tests and participate in a one-week work experience.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Food and Beverage ServicePrince AlbertApplied CertificateWell-trained, knowledgeable food and beverage professionals are always in demand. Popular local restaurants, hotels and convention centres compete with five-star resorts and international chains for the best talent.If you see food and beverage service as a career with great flexibility, amazing mobility and excellent earning potential, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Food and Beverage Service program is step one on the road to a successful career as a server, bartender or host/hostess.Food and Beverage Service is a 12-week applied certificate offered full-time on campus in Prince Albert. The program’s five courses cover fundamental knowledge and skills. You’ll get hands-on practical skills in:bar management and mixologycustomer service skillsfood and beverage servicefood safety and WHMISInterested in a Management Career?Use your Saskatchewan Polytechnic Food and Beverage Service applied certificate as a stepping stone into the Hotel and Restaurant Management diploma. It’s a great way to expand career options and earning power.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards journeyperson status. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) or the Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council (STEC). School of Hospitality and Tourism
Food and Nutrition ManagementSaskatoonDiplomatrueFood and nutrition is a rapidly growing global industry. If you want to be a part of it, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Food and Nutrition Management program will fit you to a tee.The program develops skills in all three areas—food, nutrition and management. This opens doors to careers in food and nutrition in hotels, restaurants, hospitals, post-secondary institutions, remote mine sites and more.Food and Nutrition Management is a nationally accredited two-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon Campus . Build practical, hands-on knowledge and skills in food, nutrition and management, including:basic cooking and food preparationfood service and customer relations skillscoordination of catering and cafeteria promotionsmanagement and marketing skillsmenu planningnutrition and special dietsparticipating on health care teamsOur Kitchen is Your ClassroomHands-on training in food preparation and cooking is an important part of the program. As a supervisor or manager, you need to know food service from both sides of the “house.”Put Nutrition on the MenuYour practical training in nutrition includes nutritional assessment, menu planning and writing specialized diets as part of overall health treatment plans.Get Real-World ExperienceA practical experience in your second year provides on-the-job training in food and nutrition management in acute care, long term care and/or commercial settings. You’ll also polish your management skills during a one-month project at Le Bistro, the popular coffee shop on Saskatoon Campus.2 More Years = DegreeUse your Saskatchewan Polytechnic diploma as a ladder into the third year of degree programs at Athabasca University in Alberta and Husson University/University of Fredericton in New Brunswick. You can also use your diploma as credit toward becoming a journeyperson cook. School of Hospitality and Tourism
Food Service CookMoose Jaw, Prince AlbertApplied CertificateIf you want to get into the workforce quickly and you like working in fast-paced environments, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Food Service Cook program is a great choice. Food service cooks prepare meals and snacks for large numbers of people—and they are in demand in restaurants, hotels, health and educational institutes, remote mining camps and more.The program is designed with industry input, so you’ll get practical skills. In fact, most of your “classroom” learning is done in a commercial kitchen.Food Service Cook (formerly Short Order Cooking) is an intensive 12-week applied certificate program offered through Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus. You’ll get the kind of entry level cooking skills and hands-on experience employers want, while learning how to prepare a large number of orders. Get practical experience in:basic cooking principlessoups, pastas and cold foodsbreakfast and dairymeat and poultry basicskitchen tools and equipmentprofessionalismsafety, sanitation and WHMISThis program is delivered when a minimum number of students has been reached. To place yourname on the interest list:In Prince Albert, contact Kevin Mardell at mardell@saskpolytech.ca or 306-765-1577.In Moose Jaw, contact Wayne Patterson at wayne.patterson@saskpolytech.ca or 306-691-8243.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). School of Hospitality and Tourism
Funeral DirectorOnlineCertificateThe Funeral Director certificate program is delivered by distance learning in cooperation with the Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan. The Council oversees the internships in funeral homes after students have completed the certificate.The program includes work-integrated learning opportunities through Work Experience 192, which is a general orientation to the funeral services industry, and two practicum opportunities (PRAC 176 and PRAC 278).The following learning outcomes are integrated into the program:workplace professionalismcommunicationobservation and learning in the workplacebasic safety trainingprofessional ethicsStudents will study a variety of courses specific to being a funeral director. If you are a compassionate person interested in helping people, this program can help you develop the skills you need to support individuals who are coping with death, and provide essential services involved in the care of final arrangements for loved ones.This program is delivered by home study and work experience/practicum placements. The home study, involving print correspondence and online courses, allows you to remain in your home community to do your course work; you are not required to move to take this program, but you may need to travel for exams and work experiences/practicums.Work experience/practicum placements will take place in both rural and urban locations. Your placement may be in a location outside your home community; therefore, you may incur extra expenses.All students in the Funeral Director program must also register as students with the Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan (FCSCS). Refer to their website for more information.With this Funeral Director specialty you will learn how to coordinate and arrange all aspects of funeral services. Your studies will focus on professionalism, leadership, basic psychology, and arranging and directing funeral services.truetrue School of Human Services and Community Safety
Geographic Information Science for Resource ManagementPrince AlbertCertificatetrueGeographic information science (GIS) is a relatively new field that uses computer technology to link maps to digital data. Environmental agencies and resource companies rely on the skills of GIS technicians when they’re making critical decisions about the development and use of forests, fisheries, wildlife and land.If you have good computer skills, a keen eye for detail and an interest in natural resource management and land use planning, the GIS for Resource Management program will interest you. Even better, you can launch your career in less than a year.Geographic Information Science for Resource Management is a one-year certificate program offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus. Some courses are available through distance and/or continuing education. Computer literacy is essential to handling the course load.The resource management focus is unique. You’ll learn the concepts, practice the applications and build basic skills in using GIS software to address natural resource management issues. In this hands-on approach to using GIS software and technologies you’ll learn about:UAV/Drone data acquisition interpretation and processGIS process automationDatabase and worksheet designGlobal Positioning Systems (GPS)Web mapping and web cartographyRemote sensing and image analysisLearn by DoingYour training will include hands-on learning, field experience and an applied research project, where you’ll have the opportunity to work on a resource management-related project. When you graduate, you’ll have much more than a textbook understanding of GIS theory—you’ll have actual experience using GIS and applying it in different situations.GIS vs. GPSGeographic information science (GIS) is often confused with global positioning systems (GPS) because of the similar initials. The difference is that GIS uses GPS to help navigate data and display very complex processes that need a geographic component, such as where things are. School of Natural Resources and Built Environment
Geomatics and Surveying Engineering TechnologyMoose JawDiplomatrueHistory has shown us that exploration and navigation have led to the development of many science-based careers and geomatics is one of these. Students in our Geomatics program will learn about representing the world and its environment and the importance of the three-dimensional information that we see every day. You will learn a variety of surveying techniques from the fundamentals of cadastral surveying using ground-based equipment to data collection with the modern space-based GPS systems. You will also learn how smart phones can provide you with live maps and how geographic information systems (GIS) can be used to update and analyze these maps. You will be introduced to remote sensing technologies for land-use/land-cover planning, resource mapping, atmospheric monitoring and environment management.If you enjoy discovering the unknown and travelling to unexplored placed that not many people have experienced, if you are creative and like to think on your feet and solve problems on your own, if you enjoy the freedom and experiences that the natural environment has to offer and take pride in seeing what others have missed, then Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Geomatics and Surveying Engineering Technology program will appeal to you.Our Geomatics and Surveying Engineering Technology program has national recognition from the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS).The Geomatics and Surveying Engineering Technology program is a three-year diploma program offered full time at Moose Jaw Campus. You'll take five academic semesters and participate in three Co-operative Education work terms.You'll develop knowledge and skills based on industry standards in the collection, storage, manipulation, analysis, retrieval and presentation of geographic information. You'll learn how to:collect three-dimensional information from the field using modern survey-grade equipmentanalyze and derive information using aerial photographs and satellite imageryuse laser scanners and remote sensing methods to collect information for engineering applicationsprepare plans based on data collected from various sources including field surveys and UAV flightsproduce professional industry-focus reportsThe Co-op Work Term AdvantageCo-operative work terms are paid placements with leading companies to allow you to gain working experience with an opportunity to earn while learning. Saskatchewan Polytechnic arranges interviews with industry partners to provide real-world experiences to enhance your learning experience. These work terms will also allow you to enhance your professional networking during your education. You will receive a diploma with built-in working experience at graduation.Many of our co-op employers require both a valid Saskatchewan driver's license and a clean Driver's Abstract for employment. For international students, it can take up to 12 months to obtain a driver's license; therefore, it is to your advantage to come with a valid driver's license from your home country if possible.Some opportunities require a Criminal Record Check and/or drug and alcohol testing.Diploma to DegreeUse your diploma to ladder into a technology degree atConstruction Management degreeBCIT in British Columbia;Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia;Memorial University in Newfoundland; Queen's University in Ontario; orUniversity of LethbridgeLearning Environment20 students are accepted each yearstudents will experience outdoor and project work, lectures, labs and co-operative work termsclass hours are typically from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily; students are expected to complete homework for most courses each week outside class timethere are many group projects that require coordinationit is very important that students take initiative and manage their work time effectivelySuppliesAlong with your own school supplies, you will be expected to bring your own safety vest and over the ankle CSA-approved boots. A current valid Standard First Aid certification is recommended. Outdoor classes are delivered in all weather conditions and students are expected to dress for extended periods outdoors. School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Graphic CommunicationsReginaDiplomatrueInnovative. Idea-driven. Important. Graphic communications revolutionized society with the printing press. Now it’s leading a new revolution into the digital age. It’s an industry of team players who combine artistic, technical, and entrepreneurial talents to get the job done. It could be the career for you.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Graphic Communications diploma program will challenge you both creatively and technically. Our training ensures you meet national skills standards set out by the Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council. You’ll graduate with the kind of practical, hands-on skills you need to succeed—in both traditional and digital printing environments, as well as publishing, advertising, design, and communications.Graphics Communications is a two-year diploma program offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina campus. Come here to develop practical, hands-on skills in electronic file management, industry-standard software applications, and print management, production, and administration. This includes training in:colour copier operationcolour theory and colour managementdesign and typographydigital photographyhydraulic cutter operation and maintenanceimage editing and page layoutindustry-standard software and hardware systemslogos, graphs, vector graphics, PDF creationmixing inkspreflighting, proofing and output methodsscreen printingsheetfed offset press operation and maintenancewide-format printingvinyl decal/sticker creationLearn by DoingYou’ll learn about leading software applications by using them in your classes and labs.You’ll learn about printing by operating Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s in-house pre-press equipment, vinyl cutter, screen printing system and offset press.Ready to WorkAt graduation, you’ll have developed a professional portfolio, completed a four-week work experience and have experience managing and producing a “live job” from concept through delivery. School of Information and Communications Technology
HairstylistPrince AlbertCertificatetrueHairstylist is a certificate program. Hairstylists who want to work in the trade are legally required to first complete a 1500 hour pre-employment program.You will learn how to perform cutting, colouring, highlighting, texture service and styling techniques on hair and an introduction to wigs, hairpieces, skin and nails. You will also develop artistry, salon management and customer service and communication skills.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards journeyperson status. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). School of Human Services and Community Safety
Health Information ManagementOnline, ReginaDiplomatrueIf you’re detail oriented, self motivated and want a unique career in the health-care industry, consider Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Health Information Management program. You’ll learn how to collect, organize and manage large amounts of health information, all while meeting privacy standards.You could work as a health information management practitioner, coordinator or analyst with health regions as well as public and private health agencies-hospitals to cancer clinics and government agencies. Your unique skill set can also open doors to jobs with police forces, educational institutions, law offices, insurance companies and pharmaceutical firms.Health Information Management is a nationally accredited two-year diploma program offered at our Regina campus and through distance Flexible Learning. Learn from experienced instructors as you build knowledge and leadership skills in:data collection, coding and quality;electronic health information management (e-HIM®);information privacy, security and confidentiality;interpretation and analysis of health data;patient access to health information;records and systems management; andtransition to the electronic health record.Work ExperienceThe program includes two work-based practicums: one in first year, one in second year. It’s a chance to apply your new knowledge and skills in an actual health agency setting. By the time you graduate, you’ll already have 15 weeks of real-world experience - something you can highlight to potential employers.Diploma to DegreeUse your Saskatchewan Polytechnic diploma to transfer into the third year of a four-year Kinesiology, Health Studies or Arts degree program at the University of Regina or First Nations University of Canada.Get More InformationIf you are interested in this program, register for the new student information session.Contact Norma Jean Belmore, Health Information Management Administrative Assistant, at 306-775-7639 or belmoren@saskpolytech.catruetrue School of Health Sciences
Heavy Equipment and Truck and TransportSaskatoonApplied CertificateMaximize your career opportunities with the Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport applied certificate program – you’ll get training in two high-demand trades at once.The 21-week evening program is all about practical learning. In addition to classroom learning, you’ll get hands-on learning by working on different types of equipment. On the heavy duty equipment side, you could work on bulldozers, cranes, graders, loaders or earthmovers. On the truck and transport side, you could work on trucks, buses or highway transport vehicles.Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport grads are in high demand, with opportunities in urban, rural and remote areas. Boost your earning power and job opportunities even more by pursuing journeyperson’s certification.The Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport applied certificate program is delivered off campus at regional colleges and through Skills Training programming.For more information, contact Carol Krawczyk at carol.krawczyk@saskpolytech.ca or 306-775-7475 or Richard Long at richard.long@saskpolytech.ca or 306-659-4326.Apprenticeship CreditApplied certificate programs can give you a head-start on apprenticeship. To learn how to apply your academic credit toward Level 1 of the Heavy Duty Equipment Technician apprenticeship program, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).true School of Transportation
Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport TechnicianSaskatoonCertificatetrueThe Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport Technician program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives you basic training in two high-demand mechanical trades at once. Heavy duty equipment technicians work on large mobile equipment—bulldozers, cranes, graders, loaders and earthmovers used in construction, mining, forestry and more. Truck and transport mechanics work on trucks, buses and highway transport vehicles for dealers, garages and transportation companies.Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport Technician is a one-year certificate program offered in Saskatoon. Build the knowledge and skills you need to service, maintain, diagnose and repair heavy equipment, trucks, buses and transport vehicles. You’ll get training in:air conditioning and heating systemsbrake, steering and suspension systemselectrical and hydraulic systemsengines, fuel systems and power trainsequipment operation and maintenancetrade math and blueprint readinguse of shop equipment and toolswelding60% Shop Time, 40% Class TimeYou’ll learn from highly qualified instructors in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped heavy equipment shop facility at 135 English Crescent in Saskatoon. The industry is a big supporter of our students, which means you’ll learn on advanced equipment. You’ll also participate in an industry-based two-week work experience.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). School of Transportation
Heavy Equipment OperatorDelivery is subject to needs assessment.Applied CertificateNote: This program will not be offered in the upcoming 2017-2018 construction season. Future offerings will be posted as they become available. Heavy Equipment Operator is an applied certificate program. It is offered at various locations in the province from April through October each year.The program provides knowledge and skill development in operating heavy equipment. School of Transportation
Hotel and Restaurant ManagementSaskatoonDiplomatrueIf you’re looking for a career in management, look to the booming hospitality industry. There are opportunities in hotels, restaurants, convention centres, resorts, casinos, private clubs, golf courses and retirement communities.You’ll need energy, enthusiasm and good people skills—Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Hotel and Restaurant Management program will give you the industry knowledge and management skills. Join the growing network of Saskatchewan Polytechnic alumni making their mark in leadership positions.Hotel and Restaurant Management is a two-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon Campus, Idylwyld Dr. You’ll build core management skills that you can use in any industry, but you’ll focus on hotel and restaurant operation from the ground up. Your training will include:accounting, human resources, sales & marketingcatering and convention managementcooking and food preparationfood and beverage servicehotel front office and housekeepingrestaurant planning and managementGet CookingAs a supervisor or manager, it’s important for you to know food service from both sides of the “house,” which is why Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives you hands-on training in basic food preparation and short order cooking.The Industry Supports YouSaskatchewan’s hospitality industry supports Saskatchewan Polytechnic students by providing scholarships, guest lecturers and work experiences. Industry input ensures your education is relevant, such as training on up-to-date POS systems and leading front office software (Opera).Employers Love Work ExperienceWhen you graduate, you’ll already have six weeks of practical work experience in various areas of the hospitality industry including front office, housekeeping and other areas chosen specifically by the student as their after graduation focus.Use Your Diploma to Earn a DegreeUse your diploma to enter the third year of four year degree programs at Husson University/University of Fredericton in New Brunswick (Business Administration) and Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C. (International Hotel Management). School of Hospitality and Tourism
Human Resources ManagementIt is offered on a course-by-course basis through Continuing Education (evenings and Saturdays, and by distance)CertificateIf you’re hoping to move into positions that require skills in employee recruitment and training, or knowledge of labour relations, organizational behaviour, health and safety, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Human Resources Management certificate program will interest you. It’s practical training in critical HR functions, from payroll and benefits to recruitment and labour relations. Take the program to develop in-demand knowledge and skills in the growing field of human resources management.The Human Resources Management certificate program is offered on a course-by-course basis through Flexible Learning on evenings and Saturdays, as well as through distance education. You’ll study key areas in HR management such as:Compensation and benefitsConflict managementEmployee and labour relationsRecruitment and selectionTraining and developmentLeadership developmentProject managementCourses integrate demonstrations, projects and practical exercises to help you translate theory into practice. For example, you’ll develop a proposal to help management enhance employee relations; you’ll discuss current trends in labour relations; you’ll use role-play to develop conflict resolution skills; you’ll participate in simulations and experiential exercises to build practical skills.truetrue School of Business
Industrial MechanicsDelivery is subject to needs assessment.Applied CertificateThe Industrial Mechanics applied certificate program may be offered at all Saskatchewan Polytechnic campuses subject to a needs assessment. It is also delivered off campus through continuing education.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Industrial MechanicsPrince Albert, SaskatoonCertificatetrueIf you like working with machinery, enjoy solving mechanical problems and are good with your hands, check out Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Industrial Mechanics program. You’ll get the basic knowledge and skills you need to install, repair, overhaul and maintain stationary, industrial machinery and mechanical equipment.Demand for industrial mechanics—also called millwrights—is high across western Canada. Oil & gas and mining are big employers, but there’s also demand in manufacturing, milling, power generation and chemical plants.Industrial Mechanics is a one-year certificate program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus. Working in well-equipped shops with highly qualified instructors, you’ll get practical, hands-on training in:basic math, drafting and blueprint readingbasic welding, fabrication and installationconveyance systems, pumps and pipe fittingmechanical componentspreventative maintenanceusing tools of the trade50% Shop Time, 50% Class TimeHands-on learning means you’ll spend much of your time applying what you learn in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped shops. Strong industry support for our students means you’ll work with the latest tools and equipment. You’ll also get a chance to apply your skills during a two-week work experience.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Innovative ManufacturingReginaDiplomatrueSaskatchewan's manufacturing sector continues to grow and need skilled workers. With a diploma in Innovative Manufacturing you will be prepared to help meet these needs. The program offers a wide range of skill-based training in all aspects of the manufacturing industry, including design, CAD/CAM drafting, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining, welding, fabrication, robotics, 3-D printing and project management. Throughout your studies you will practice your skills and complete projects using industry-standard tools and equipment. As part of your training, you will have an opportunity to participate in a two-week, industry-based work placement.Program faculty are accredited in their respective fields, have worked in industry and will teach you up-to-date manufacturing techniques and processes. School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Institutional CookingPrince AlbertApplied CertificateSaskatchewan Polytechnic's Institutional Cooking program is unique. It is designed to prepare you to work in large-scale food preparation. From soups to sauces (and everything in between), you’ll learn how to produce nutritious, delicious foods in quantity.It’s a high demand career. Saskatchewan Polytechnic grads are working in restaurants, hotels, catering facilities, remote mining camps, hospitals, schools and more.Institutional Cooking is a 20-week applied certificate program offered through Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus. Approximately 70% of your learning is hands-on training in a commercial kitchen. Our highly trained instructors will introduce you to:basic cooking principlesbaking, breakfast and dairykitchen tools and equipmentmeat, seafood and poultrystocks, soups and saucesvegetables, pastas, cold foodssafety, sanitation and WHMISEarn Apprenticeship CreditUse your applied certificate to earn credit towards becoming a Red Seal Cook. Becoming a Red Seal Cook opens the door to higher wages and more job opportunities. School of Hospitality and Tourism
Instrumentation Engineering TechnologyMoose JawDiplomatrueWhether at urban power plants or remote mine sites, big machines are working 24/7. These machines are controlled by complex instruments… so complex it takes specialized technologists to look after them.Instrumentation engineering technology is a specific skill set—you need to be comfortable with technology, good at visualizing how systems work and interested in troubleshooting solutions. It’s also a career with diverse job opportunities. Demand is especially high in heavy industry, mining, manufacturing and production.Co-operative work terms are paid, so you'll earn while you learn. Saskatchewan Polytechnic arranges your interviews; it's up to you to shine. It's also a chance to develop important "soft skills" in job interviewing, professional attitude, interpersonal communication and more.Many of our co-op employers require both a valid Saskatchewan Driver's License and a clean Driver's Abstract. For international students, it can take up to 12 months to obtain a Driver's license; therefore, it is to your advantage to come with a Driver's License from your home country if possible.Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers the only accredited instrumentation engineering technology program in Saskatchewan. The three-year diploma is offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus. During five academic semesters and three Co-operative Education work terms, you’ll get practical training in:analytical instrumentscodes and standardscomputer programmingdata communications and networksdigital and linear circuitsdigital logicdistributed systemsdraftingelectronicsinstrument measurementmachine shopprocess applicationsproject managementrelay and instrument controlsClassroom theory is supported by extensive lab time. You’ll have access to leading-edge equipment and supportive instruction as you apply what you’ve learned in experiments, applied research and a major second-year project.The Co-op Work Term AdvantageCo-operative work terms are paid, so you'll earn while you learn. Saskatchewan Polytechnic arranges your interviews; it's up to you to shine. It's also a chance to develop important "soft skills" in job interviewing, professional attitude, interpersonal communication and more.Many of our co-op employers require both a valid Saskatchewan Driver's License and a clean Driver's Abstract. For international students, it can take up to 12 months to obtain a Driver's license; therefore, it is to your advantage to come with a Driver's License from your home country if possible.Diploma to DegreeUse your diploma to ladder into a technology degree at Memorial University in Newfoundland or a mining engineering technology degree at Queen’s University in Ontario.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Integrated Resource ManagementPrince AlbertDiplomatrueSaskatchewan’s natural resources are rich and varied—fisheries, forests, wildlife and park areas. Integrated resource management (IRM) takes a balanced approach to managing these resources. The focus is on sustainability and stewardship.Integrated resource management practitioners are analytic thinkers who combine a knack for science with a love of the outdoors. It’s an excellent career choice if you want to play a role in sustainable silviculture (forestry management), fisheries (fish farms) or park management.Integrated Resource Management is a two-year diploma program that gives you a unique perspective on balancing the environmental, economic and social factors of natural resource development. The program emphasizes hands-on learning through labs, camps, field exercises and work experience. You’ll learn how to collect and analyze data, enforce regulations and monitor resource use. You’ll develop knowledge and skill in:air-photo use and interpretationapplying Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to resource management situationsapplying statistics to resource management problemsfish, wildlife, forestry and parks managementimplementing quality controlmapping, compassing and remote sensingoperating and maintaining vehicles, boats and all-terrain vehiclesresearch design, analysis and technical reportingsurviving in the wildernessYou’ll graduate with hands-on experience and receive additional certificates in First Aid, ATV and snowmobile operation, etc. that make you job ready.Get Your Feet Wet and Hands DirtyField camps are a popular part of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Natural Resources programs. We have our own outdoor camp on the north side of Candle Lake. You’ll spend three weeks here in the fall learning a variety of hands-on skills. You’ll return for winter camp to learn about winter ecology and outdoor survival. You’ll also participate in a unique grasslands camp in southern Saskatchewan.Double Your DiplomaMost courses in your first year are common to both the Integrated Resource Management and Resource and Environmental Law programs. This means you can double your diploma in as little as three years. It’s a great way to increase your career options, while saving on education costs.Diploma to DegreeLadder your Integrated Resource Management diploma into a degree at the University of Regina (Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology), University of Saskatchewan (Bachelor of Science in Agriculture or Bachelor of Science in Renewable Resource Management) or Lakeland College (Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Management). School of Natural Resources and Built Environment
Interactive Design and TechnologyPrince Albert, ReginaDiplomatrueAre you interested in design and website development, interactive media, digital marketing, computer graphics? Do you have a creative mind, good problem-solving skills, enjoy working with computer software and hardware?With technology literally reinventing the way we do things (think mobile, 3D printing, social media), now is a great time to turn your interest into a career. Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers a two-year Interactive Design and Technology (IDT) diploma program.The Interactive Design and Technology program is offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert Campus and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus, with some courses available online through distance learning.In the first year, you'll get an overall foundation in:professional practicesdesign principles and processesweb page design and developmentraster and vector graphic creation and editingwriting for social and interactive mediaphotography, audio and videoIn the second year, you'll build your skills in:management principles, analytics and usability studiesself-promotion and digital marketinginteractive authoringcustomizing Content Management Systems (CMS)You choose one of the following specialties:DesignYou will learn the skills needed to create interesting and effective graphic solutions for websites and interactive media.contemporary graphic design stylesuser interface designadvanced raster and vector graphic skillsTechnologyYou will develop competence in building and implementing dynamically driven custom websites such as electronic catalogues and e-commerce solutions.database design, database management systems (DBMS) and Structured Query Language (SQL)server-side scripting, methods, functionsclient-side scripting and asynchronous web applicationsAt Saskatchewan Polytechnic, You Learn By DoingYou'll spend the majority of class time learning how to use the tools of the trade and applying your creative, problem-solving skills to assignments. You'll build practical skills in several self-directed projects and by participating in either a work experience or client-directed project.Build Your Portfolio OnlineYou'll gain practical experience through online portfolio development. When you graduate, you should have your own domain, a professional presence and an online portfolio, showcasing your best work.true School of Information and Communications Technology
Interactive Media ProductionOnlineAdvanced CertificateNote:This program is being replaced with our new Interactive Design and Technology program, but it is still available to graduates of the New Media Communications certificate program. Interactive Media Production is an advanced certificate program. It provides the skills needed to be proficient in developing content using rich media tools.Building on the skills you developed in the New Media Communications Certificate Program (in Prince Albert and Regina), you will learn how to build sophisticated media in a standalone configuration and integrated with server-side processes.You will learn how to script in Flash, develop interactive CD-ROMs, author DVDs and develop material using content management systems and electronic learning environments. A research course will provide you with an opportunity to explore emerging technologies (such as wireless delivery to cell phones and PDAs).AvailabilityPart-time studies - the courses are offered regularly throughout the academic yearFull-time studies - it is possible to complete all the courses in an academic yearIndividuals who plan to take at least one more of the advanced certificates in this area (shown below), in addition to Interactive Media Production, may wish to consider applying directly to the New Media Communications diploma program.Digital Graphic DesignDynamic Web Developmenttruetrue School of Information and Communications Technology
IronworkerDelivery is subject to needs assessment.Applied CertificateAs a student in the program, you will receive basic knowledge and develop skills to interpret drawings, place and test concrete, lift and shift loads of differing shapes and sizes, and erect and dismantle building components.The Ironworker Applied Certificate program may be offered at Saskatchewan PolytechnicMoose Jaw Campus subject to a needs assessment, and may be delivered off-campus through continuing education and the regional college system.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Leadership and Coaching DevelopmentReginaCertificate of AchievementDesigned for managers and supervisors, this unique, blended learning Leadership and Coaching program provides leadership strategies to effectively lead individuals and teams. Build your leadership style by learning Crane's coaching model, practicing effective coaching and communication techniques and finalizing your Leadership Action Plan. You will receive coaching to support your leadership journey.As a student, your learning will take place on campus in Regina and online. There are five sequential modules of 36 hours online learning (self-paced) and 24 hours classroom practice in Regina. ​​Your investment includes a copy of The Heart of Coaching by Thomas Crane, the Strengths Finder Self-Assessment Tool, plus an individual coaching session with our program instructors. ModulesIntroduction to Leadership and Coaching (module 1, online)determine personal leadership strengths using StrengthsFinder Self-Assessmentexamine Crane's leadership and coaching modellearn the importance of goal settingIdentifying and Enhancing Your Leadership Skills (module 2, classroom)build on leadership strengths and learn how to use your strengths when leading othersdiscuss the importance of clear communication and feedback when coaching and leading otherslearn the reasons for conflict and discover a model for reducing conflict in the workplaceusing Crane's coaching model, practice an introductory coaching scenarioCoaching Practice (module 3, online)demonstrate leadership knowledge and skills through the coaching processengage in peer-to-peer coaching with a classmatepractice coaching with a workplace partnerLeading Self, Leading Others (module 4, classroom)review workplace coaching experiences and identify leadership strengths and challengesidentify leadership behaviours that build strong teamsreview models to build highly effective teamslearn an approach to decision-makingLeadership in Action (module 5, online)apply leadership and coaching knowledge and skillswrite your personal leadership action plan incorporating your leadership vision and valuesparticipate in a one-on-one coaching session with a coach instructorClassroom sessions are mandatory, and are held at Regina Campus.Potential Funding SourcesThis program is eligible for the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant.For those working in registered charities in social services or early learning, the Muttart Foundation may provide a tuition bursary for this course. Apply online or contact t.stang@muttart.org.Register nowFor more information, contact:Ryan TessierSaskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina Campus306-775-7480ryan.tessier@saskpolytech.catrue School of Business
Leadership SkillsOnlineCertificate of AchievementSaskatchewan Polytechnic's Leadership Skills program is designed to introduce you to some of the skills required to move into a supervisory, leadership or management position.AccreditationThe six courses are accredited by the Canadian Construction Association toward the Gold Seal designation.Learn OnlineAll courses are offered online with interactive content, including case studies and engaging discussions.truetrue School of Construction
Library and Information TechnologySaskatoonDiplomatrueToday’s library technologist is tech-savvy, socially engaged and passionate about life-long learning. It’s a great career for anyone interested in literacy, learning and innovation.Library techs are in demand—because libraries have become the go-to place for everything from traditional books to e-books, multi-media and online resources.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's two-year Library and Information Technology diploma program has been developed in accordance with the Canadian Library Association Guidelines to address ongoing advances in technology and changing library user needs. Offered at our Saskatoon campus, the program prepares you to support librarians in any type of library—or to manage day-to-day operations on your own in a small library.You’ll take a variety of introductory academic courses to familiarize yourself with a wide variety of subjects, from world history to literature. You’ll discuss the impact of new technologies, the political and economic factors impacting information sharing, the benefits and risks of digital storage, and more. Through lectures, labs and hands-on projects, you’ll develop knowledge and skills in:acquisitions, circulation and interlibrary loansarchives and records managementcomputer-based and traditional library managementdatabase searching and reference researchdescriptive and subject cataloguingprogramming and public relationsreader assistancewebsite design and social mediaQ & A SessionsLibrary technologists get asked a lot of questions. Your assignments reflect the kind of requests you might get, and you’ll learn to use a wide range of resources to find answers.In-Library PracticumsWork experience is an integral part of your learning. You’ll participate in 2 three-week practicums, one in a Saskatoon public library, one in another community library. It’s a chance to apply theory to practice, and class projects to a real working environment. School of Information and Communications Technology
Library ClerkOnlineApplied CertificateLibrary Clerk is a 18-credit applied certificate program offered online, and provides entry-level library skills and knowledge training.Library clerks work directly with library technicians, librarians, and library users. They may be responsible for the circulation of library materials, sorting and shelving library materials, clerical functions, and providing general library information to users.Learn OnlineYou can take all of these courses online through flexible learning. Our highly trained instructors have experience working within libraries of all types. You will develop knowledge and skills in:Children's materials and services; birth to grade sixYoung adult's materials and services; grades seven to 12Programming and public relationsReader's advisoryInformation resourcesLadder into a Saskatchewan Polytechnic DiplomaYou can transfer all certificate courses into the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library and Information Technology diploma program.truetrue School of Information and Communications Technology
MachinistRegina, SaskatoonCertificatetrueMachinists are in high demand in western Canada—from the oil patch to power utilities, from manufacturing facilities to mines, mills and chemical plants. The job demands both problem-solving and creativity to machine parts to blueprint specifications.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Machinist certificate program can fast-track you into the workforce, and give you a head start on apprenticeship. You’ll need good computer skills, math skills and be comfortable working in industrial settings.Machinist is a one-year certificate program offered in Saskatoon and Regina. You’ll learn on a variety of machine tools in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped shops including lathes, mills, drill presses, surface grinders, CNC lathes and machining centres. You’ll also learn online, blended training for the CNC course, and participate in an industry-based work experience.Experienced instructors who understand the demands of industrial workplaces, from maintaining workflow to working safely, will help you build knowledge and skills in:blueprint reading, technical drawing, precision measurementcommunications and applied mathcomputer numerical control (CNC)drilling machine operationsgrinding and sawing operationsheat treatment processeslathe operationsmaterials selectionmilling machine operationsApprenticeship CreditWith this Sask Polytech credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).Get More InformationIf you are interested in this program, consider attending this special event at the Saskatoon campus on Saturday, March 24. School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Mechanical Engineering TechnologySaskatoonDiplomatrueMechanical engineering technologists help ensure the machines and systems our society depends on work the way they’re supposed to. You need an aptitude for all things mechanical, but you also need good problem-solving and analytical skills, because your job will involve troubleshooting problems; finding better, more efficient ways to do things; and ensuring vital systems stay up and running.The job market is strong; the opportunities are diverse. You could work in mechanical design for a consulting engineering firm, as an engineering assistant at a manufacturing plant, as a systems inspector for a regulatory agency or as a technical sales representative for an equipment distributor.Mechanical Engineering Technology is a two-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus. The program focuses on mechanical design and drafting, industrial and HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) systems and process instrumentation. You’ll learn how to apply scientific principles to solve basic engineering problems involving:air conditioningcomputer applicationsengineering designfluids and materialsindustrial instrumentationpower and thermodynamicsprocess controlproject managementSaskatchewan Polytechnic’s hands-on approach to learning means you’ll learn by doing. You’ll design a complete air conditioning system, use cutting edge software to design a machine, conduct an applied research project, troubleshoot solutions on a technical project and more.Diploma to DegreeUse your diploma to ladder into bachelor of engineering or technology degree programs at Lakehead University in Ontario or Memorial University in Newfoundland or Queen’s University in Ontario. School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Media ProductionSaskatoonDiplomatrueToday’s media is all about content—stories, ideas, words, sounds, images, designs. And with more media outlets than ever before, demand for people with abilities to conceive, produce and deliver content is growing. If you’d like to be one of them, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Media Production program will appeal to you.Media Production offers cutting-edge training in the “how-to” of content creation. Learn how to bring ideas to life, how to operate production equipment, how to prepare presentations, how to produce media programs.You’ll graduate with the skills you need to work behind the cameras, in sound, lighting, editing, live streaming, location production and more.Media Production is a two-year diploma program. The program is offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus. In the first-year of the program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of:still imagingformatting, manipulating and editing graphicsaudio recording and productionscriptwritingelectronic publishingbasic video acquisition and editinglighting techniques and designpresentation software and equipmentweb authoring In the second-year, you’ll build your skills through hands-on training in:digital audio and video post-productionmulti-camera video productionproducing, post-productionproject management and schedulinglive audio productionportrait and product photographyeffective imagerystreaming mediamotion graphicsConceived, Written, Directed & Produced by … YouIn the second year, you’ll produce several original productions, including dramatic, corporate and documentary projects. Talk about a great start to your portfolio!Cutting-edgeMedia Production takes your in-depth training into audio and video post-production. The program covers advanced production techniques and helps you develop management skills related to media production environments in video acquisition, post-production, sound recording and editing in computer based, digital, and HDTV formats. School of Information and Communications Technology
Medical Device Reprocessing TechnicianOnlineApplied CertificateMedical device reprocessing technicians operate and maintain a variety of sterilization equipment such as instrument washers, sonic sinks, cart washers and steam autoclaves to clean and disinfect surgical instrumentation and equipment for reuse according to standardized safety practices. They reassemble equipment and prepare packs of sterile supplies and instruments for delivery to hospital departments.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Medical Device Reprocessing Technician program is a 24-week applied certificate offered through distance education. The program will prepare you to apply principles of infection prevention and proper handling in the decontamination, inspection, assembly, sterilization and storage of reusable patient care equipment and instrumentation in health-care settings.Work ExperienceYou will participate in four one-day work experiences, each designed to integrate your course learning with a practical experience in a medical device reprocessing department. Under the supervision of a staff member you will observe and work in the different areas of a medical device reprocessing department. You will collaborate with your instructor to arrange work experiences in a site of your preference.truetrue School of Nursing
Medical Laboratory AssistantSaskatoonApplied CertificateMedical laboratory assistants work directly with other health care providers and patients and in the exciting laboratory setting. You collect health information and medical specimens from patients, but you also enter clerical data, process specimens and assist with basic laboratory activities. It’s a job that requires good people and communication skills, a professional yet caring attitude and a commitment to teamwork and excellence, as well as attention to detail.Medical lab assistants are in demand in many areas. Look for jobs in hospitals, community clinics, medical offices, research and pharmaceutical labs, veterinary clinics, chiropractic and physiotherapy offices and more.Medical Laboratory Assistant is a nationally accredited 27-week applied certificate program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus . Some classes are also available through distance education. Labs and clinical experiences are a big part of the program, so expect hands-on training in:anatomy and physiologybasic lab procedureshistology and cytologyinfection control and safetymicrobiology     specimen collection and handlingPut Your Learning to WorkYou’ll participate in five supervised clinical experiences, for a total of 11 weeks of training. Each will give you practical experience in a specific area: histology and cytology, specimen management, phlebotomy and microbiology. These clinical experiences take place at various sites around the province.Ladder into a Saskatchewan Polytechnic DiplomaYou can transfer several Medical Laboratory Assistant courses into Saskatchewan Polytechnic Health Sciences diploma programs, including Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technology, Cytotechnology, Medical Laboratory Technology and Medical Radiologic Technology. School of Health Sciences
Medical Laboratory TechnologySaskatoonDiplomaIf you’re interested in the science and technology of health care, consider a career as a medical laboratory technologist. It will immerse you in an exciting diagnostic environment, working both independently and as part of a team to perform complex procedures and tests on all types of human specimens. You need to be meticulous, detail-oriented, committed to high standards and have aptitudes for critical thinking as well as math and science. If this sounds like you, check out Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Medical Laboratory Technology program.Medical Laboratory Technology is a nationally accredited two-and-a-half-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon. Experienced instructors guide you through a well-rounded curriculum that includes classroom theory, lab work and actual clinical experiences. You’ll learn about:clinical chemistry and microbiologyhematology and hemopathologyhistotechnology and immunologylaboratory practicespecimen collection and handlingtransfusion scienceBuild Practical SkillsClass time is augmented by hands-on training in labs. You’ll also get 42 weeks of clinical practicum experience in hospitals and laboratories around the province, including placements in different settings to gain specific laboratory experiences, organizational skills and technical competence.Diploma to DegreeUse your Medical Laboratory Technology diploma to ladder into a degree program at the University of Regina or Athabasca University (Alberta). A degree is usually required if you are interested in moving into management or teaching positions.Serve in the Canadian ForcesSaskatchewan Polytechnic's Medical Laboratory Technology program is recognized by the Canadian Forces, which means you can qualify for CF Paid Education funding. You receive advanced standing as a Medical Laboratory Technologist, which earns you a higher pay rate than graduates of non-CF recognized programs. Visit cafcod-rpfcfac.forces.gc.ca for more information. School of Health Sciences
Medical Radiologic TechnologySaskatoonDiplomaIf you’re considering a career in health - one that lets you work one-on-one with people and use state-of-the-art medical equipment - Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Medical Radiologic Technology program might be for you.Radiological technologists produce images of body parts and systems using X-ray, computed tomography (CT) and breast imaging equipment. You need to be diligent, detail-oriented and committed to high work standards. You also need to be comfortable positioning and touching patients, as well as talking with them.NoteThis program is subject to the high-demand admission process. It opens for application on October 1, and closes on February 15, each academic year. On February 15, paper applications are accepted until 4:30 p.m., and online applications are accepted until 11:59 p.m. (Saskatchewan times). All supporting documentation is required by 4:30 p.m. (Saskatchewan time) on February 28(29).International applicants are not currently considered for admission to this high-demand program.Medical Radiologic Technology is a nationally accredited two-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus . You’ll get hands-on training in the use of radiographic equipment, learn how to position patients to get the best images and learn to critique images. You’ll also develop knowledge and skills in:anatomy and physiologyexamination techniquespatient careprofessionalismradiation safety and protectionX-ray equipmentPractical, Hands-On LearningExtensive clinical experience gives you a chance to apply what you learn in class in an actual clinical setting. You’ll get 50 weeks of clinical experience, including one week in your first year and the remaining 49 weeks during three separate practicums in your second year. When you graduate, you’ll be competent in radiographic procedures as applied to the human body.Diploma to DegreeYou can use your Medical Radiologic Technology diploma to ladder into a degree program at the University of Regina or Athabasca University in Alberta. A degree is usually required if you are interested in moving into management or teaching positions.Nationally AccreditedAfter graduation, you’ll write the national Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) certification exam. CAMRT certification allows you to work anywhere in Canada and to become a member of the Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (SAMRT), which is a requirement to work in Saskatchewan.Serve in the Canadian ForcesSaskatchewan Polytechnic's Medical Radiologic Technology program is recognized by the Canadian Forces, which means you can qualify for CF Paid Education funding. On graduation, you’ll also receive advanced standing as a Medical Radiation Technologist, which earns you a higher pay rate than graduates of non-CF recognized programs. Visit cafcod-rpfcfac.forces.gc.ca for more information. School of Health Sciences
Mining Engineering TechnologySaskatoonDiplomatrueMining is one of the fastest growing sectors in Saskatchewan. In the next 10 years, estimates predict over 15,000 new workers will be needed in the industry—including mining engineering technologists.Mining engineering technologists work in hard and soft rock mining operations here in Saskatchewan, across Canada and around the world. It’s a well-paying career that can involve surveying, ventilation, ground control, mine planning or supervision. You need to be a team player, good at problem solving, comfortable working with new technology and committed to workplace safety.Mining Engineering Technology is a two-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus. In the classroom and in the lab, you’ll learn to apply scientific principles to basic mining engineering situations.You’ll develop knowledge and skills in:basic geology, geophysics, electricity and instrumentationcomputer applications in miningfluid mechanicsground controlmine hydrology and environmental concernsmine ventilationore processing and transportationproject managementsafetysoil, concrete and shotcrete testingsurveying and draftingHands-on learning involves everything from computer simulations, to geology and surveying labs, to mechanical and materials testing labs. Second year projects will help you build skills in mine design, blasting and ventilation. You’ll also carry out an applied research project. This emphasis on learning by doing ensures you’re ready to work from day one after graduation.Diploma to DegreeUse your diploma to ladder into a mining engineering technology degree at Queen’s University in Ontario. School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Multi-Mechanical TradesDelivery is subject to needs assessment.CertificateNote: This program is suspended effective July 1, 2018The Multi-Mechanical Trades certificate program is based in Saskatoon, and encompasses the following trades: Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport Technician, Agricultural Machinery Technician, and Automotive Service Technician. It is primarily delivered off campus through continuing education. School of Transportation
New Media CommunicationsOnlineDiplomaNote:This program is being replaced with our new Interactive Design and Technology program, but it is still available to graduates of the New Media Communications certificate program.Are you interested in website design, interactive media, digital marketing, animation, computer graphics? Do you have a creative mind, good problem-solving skills, enjoy working with computer software and hardware?With technology literally re-inventing the way we do things (think mobile, 3D printing, social media), now is a great time to turn your interest into a full-time career. Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers a two-year New Media Communications diploma program with an optional one-year certificate program.The first-year New Media Communications certificate program is offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina campus, with some courses available online through distance learning. It is a generalist program, meaning you’ll get a well-rounded foundation in:concept developmentdigital audio, photography and videographic creation, editing and interface designmanagement principles, analytics and usability studiesweb page design and developmentplus electives in writing, 2D animation, 3D modeling and animation In the second-year New Media Communications diploma program you’ll pursue specialized training in your choice of two of the following areas:Digital Graphic Design builds knowledge and skills in creating graphics solutions (typography, raster/vector graphics, document layout, etc.) for websites, advertising and interactive media. Online.Dynamic Web Development builds knowledge and skills in developing sophisticated, secure and interactive web content (e.g., dynamic web apps, e-commerce, online databases). Online.Interactive Media Production builds knowledge and skills in developing interactive content for standalone (e.g., kiosks, digital signs) and integrated server-side processes (e.g., interface design, content management systems, mobile platforms). Online.At Saskatchewan Polytechnic, You Learn By DoingYou’ll spend the majority of class time learning how to use the tools of the trade and applying your creative, problem-solving skills to assignments. You’ll build practical skills in several self-directed projects, and by participating either in a work experience or client-directed project.State-of-the-Art SoftwareYou’ll build skills by using the latest technology. Whether you’re keen on animation or 3D modelling and printing, website analytics or social media, Saskatchewan Polytechnic lets you learn on industry-standard software and hardware.Build Your Portfolio OnlineYou’ll gain practical experience using online portfolio development. When you graduate, you should have your own domain, a professional presence and an online resume showcasing your best work.true School of Information and Communications Technology
Nursing (Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing)Regina, SaskatoonBachelor of NursingtrueSaskatchewan Polytechnic and the University of Regina are collaborating on the delivery of the innovative Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.As a student in this new program, you will be exposed to the most contemporary practices in nursing education, have the opportunity to learn about nursing first-hand during Year 1, and benefit from the combined strengths of two leading post-secondary institutions. You will acquire the theoretical knowledge, clinical practice and critical thinking skills needed to assess the patient's physical, psychological and spiritual needs to provide holistic, patient- and family-centered care within interprofessional health care teams.Learning opportunities will occur through a variety of methods, including classroom instruction, small group discussion, videoconferencing, simulation learning, and clinical practice education.The program has been approved by the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association (SRNA), the professional regulatory body for nursing in the province. The SRNA granted preliminary approval of this program in February 2011. This is the highest approval available to a program until there are graduates from the program.The Senate of the University of Regina approved the program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) on June 9, 2010.NoteThis program is open for application from 8:00 a.m., October 1 to 4:30 p.m., February 15 (Saskatchewan time) each academic year. Official transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary grades must be submitted to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by March 1. Saskatchewan high school students must request a transcript to be electronically sent from the Ministry of Education to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by March 1 and at the end of the school year. The final official transcript must be submitted by August 1.As well, more program and course details are available at our Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing site. School of Nursing
Nursing Re-entryOnlineApplied CertificateYou’ve been thinking about getting back into nursing. You miss your ability to touch so many lives as a registered nurse. And whether you want to practice at the bedside or work in research, community health or education, job opportunities for RNs are more diverse than ever.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Nursing Re-entry program is your first step back to the career you love. When you graduate, you’ll have the knowledge and skills you need to move confidently into today’s primary health-care settings.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Nursing Re-entry is an applied certificate program for RNs previously registered in Canada or currently registered but wanting to update their knowledge and skills. There are three major components to the program: theoretical concepts (12 self-study courses), simulation labs and onsite clinical practice education. Your studies will focus on:child, adult and older adult nursinghealth assessmentissues and trends in professional nursingmental health nursingperspectives in community nursingpharmacologyWhy Saskatchewan Polytechnic?Saskatchewan Polytechnic is one of the most respected providers of nursing education in Canada. Our Nursing Division offers innovative online programs. Each is designed with input from the health care profession, so your education is up-to-date and matches opportunities in the field.Learn At Your Own PaceBecause Saskatchewan Polytechnic Nursing Re-entry program is an online, distance-based program, you can work from your own home, on your own time and at your own pace. You have three years to complete all courses. You’ll build your knowledge through course work, develop your practical skills through simulation labs and gain real world experience through clinical practicums. You’ll also have one-on-one interaction with faculty throughout your program.Update Your Professional CredentialsOn completion of the program, you’ll be eligible for re-licensure as a Registered Nurse with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association (SRNA) or you’ll be eligible to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Exam (CRNE).Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.truetrue School of Nursing
Occupational Health and SafetySaskatoonCertificatetrueEmployers across the country, from natural resource companies to hospitals and schools, to manufacturers and office-based businesses, to retailers - all 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 write the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) exam and are looking to expand your knowledge.Explore the career possibilities of Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Occupational Health and Safety certificate program. Our graduates work in a wide variety of industries, advising employers on occupational health and safety issues.The program provides knowledge relevant to all workplaces in:auditing safety managementcontractor safety managementdisability managementemergency managementergonomicslaw and ethicsincident investigationindustrial hygienerisk managementsafety management systemsThe program is offered on campus in Saskatoon (on campus courses are listed below in the Courses section), and online.The Occupational Health and Safety certificate program consists of:14 theory-based courses3 "Train the Trainer" electives (students are required to complete one of three)an 80-hour two-week practicumThe practicum provides a hands-on look at the day-to-day operations of a workplace, its safety management system and the role of Occupational Health and Safety professionals.For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions.Why Saskatchewan Polytechnic?Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Occupational Health and Safety certificate program is approved by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSP) as meeting academic eligibility requirements.Flexible Learning OptionsSaskatchewan Polytechnic's Occupational Health and Safety certificate program is offered on campus in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and through distance education for students across Canada.For current information regarding Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) options, contact the program head, Nolan Horbach, at this time.true School of Human Services and Community Safety
Occupational Health NursingOnlinePost-Graduate CertificateOccupational Health Nurses are registered nurses who play a vital role in workplace wellness. Their exciting role encompasses health promotion, health maintenance, and the prevention of illness and injury in the workplace.If you are seeking a role in nursing where you will work independently as well as in collaboration with others, and where you will advocate for workers to improve workplace health and safety - this career is for you.Who QualifiesTo enroll in this program you must be a graduate of a recognized bachelor of nursing program, and be licensed and currently registered with the registered nurses' licensing body in the province where you will participate in clinical practice education.Why Saskatchewan PolytechnicSaskatchewan Polytechnic's post-graduate certificate in Occupational Health Nursing will prepare you for the pace and pressures experienced by a nurse working in industry. Best of all, the program is available online, which allows you to study at a time, pace, and location that is convenient for you.Your specialized studies will focus on:assessing workers, and disabilitiesexploring safety systemsassessing hazardscreating safe work environmentsmanaging projectsproviding nursing leadership in the workplaceYour studies will be based on the latest, evidence-informed practice for the specialty. You will have an opportunity to apply theory and demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving and skill mastery in a simulated lab setting.Your learning experience culminates with an 80-hour field work opportunity in an industry setting, where you will apply what you have learned and will be mentored by an employed registered nurse.truetrue School of Nursing
Office AdministrationOnline, Prince Albert, ReginaCertificatetrueSaskatchewan Polytechnic's Office Administration program is a one-year certificate program offered full-time on-campus in Prince Albert and Regina.You may also take all the courses in the program through Continuing Education. If you take the courses through Continuing Education, you are not required to apply for admission or meet the requirements. Once you have successfully completed all the courses, simply apply to graduate. This program provides knowledge and skill development related to the business office environment, with an emphasis on computer applications. Instruction is augmented by projects that will give you a hands-on understanding of the demands and rewards of work in an office setting.You’ll learn how to:Edit and write business letters, memos and email communication;Effectively use leading business software applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, desktop publishing and Adobe to create business documents;Execute office procedures such as reception, mail processing, email communication, calendaring, telephone communication, maintaining office equipment, task management and meeting participation;Generate, maintain and retrieve manual and electronic records;Use interpersonal communications in the workplace; andUse automated accounting software and do basic accounting.Saskatchewan Polytechnic emphasizes hands-on learning, especially when it comes to computer and software programs. You’ll learn to use leading office software, from word processing to accounting to email. You’ll gain practical experience through simulated office situations. You’ll practise standard office procedures, from directing telephone communications to preparing for meetings to maintaining office equipment and managing office supplies.Job-Ready at GraduationYour Sask Polytech classroom mirrors a business environment. Business attire is expected. You'll work individually and in teams. You'll turn classroom friendships into a professional network. You'll learn by doing. This means, for example, that you'll learn about Microsoft Office by using it in class, about managing office supplies and business forms as well.truetrue School of Business
Orientation to Nursing in Canada for Internationally Educated NursesOnlineApplied CertificateIf you're an internationally-educated nurse who wants to practice nursing in Saskatchewan, you will need to update your credentials to meet the competencies set out by the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association (SRNA), or for the regulatory body in the province in which you reside. We are unable to accept internationally educated nurses from Ontario or British Columbia. Saskatchewan Polytechnic is here to help you gain the knowledge and skills to work as a registered nurse (RN) in Canada.Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Orientation to Nursing in Canada for Internationally Educated Nurses (ONCIEN) program is an online applied certificate program. It is designed to provide the knowledge and skills you need to work as a nurse in Canada. You will:learn about the Canadian health care systemstudy health assessment, health challenges, communications, and care of the elderlystudy medical technology, terminology and drug therapy theory in Canadastudy regulations, ethics, safety and cultural competencyexplore issues generated by language barriers and cultural differenceshave your clinical skills assessed in comparison to techniques and equipment used in Canadatake part in simulation labs and supervised clinical practice education, andprepare to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)Why Saskatchewan Polytechnic?Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Orientation to Nursing in Canada program is highly regarded across Canada. Because it is offered online (with access to tutor support via telephone, fax and/or email), you can work from your own home, on your own time and at your own pace. You have two years to complete all courses.Practical LearningThe program is designed to give you hands-on practice with nursing skills, documentation and equipment. You'll take part in simulation labs and supervised clinical practice education, and you'll have your clinical skills assessed in comparison to techniques and equipment used in Canada.You’re Ready to Earn Professional CredentialsRefer to Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.Graduation/Completion RequirementsSuccessful completion of all theory courses (except the Communications courses) with a grade of 50% or betterSuccessful completion of the Communications courses, skills lab and clinical experience is a pass-fail designation based on identified criteriaPLAR and Transfer Credit For more information on PLAR and Transfer Credit, please contact the program at oncien@saskpolytech.catruetrue School of Nursing
Parts Management TechnicianOnline, SaskatoonCertificatetrueParts 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:all types of partsmaintaining a clean, orderly display and storage areamaintaining pre-determined inventory levelsparts applications and locationsparts purchasing and storageusing a computerized inventory control systemusing parts manuals, catalogues, and electronic cataloguesApprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).truetrue School of Transportation
Perioperative Nursing/LPNOnlineAdvanced CertificateIf you’re a licensed practical nurse who enjoys working directly with patients in a fast-paced environment, explore Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Perioperative Nursing/LPN program. You could be a scrub nurse working directly with surgeons or a circulating nurse participating in surgical procedures and assisting anaesthetists. Our online program lets you build your professional credentials while looking after family and job responsibilities.Perioperative Nursing/LPN is an advanced certificate program offered full-time or part-time through online distance education. Choose the full-time option to complete the program in eight months or the part-time option to complete the program in three years. You’ll learn aseptic technique and basic technical skills for working within a surgical environment.Who Qualifies?To enrol in the program, you must be currently licensed with the practical nurses’ licensing body in the province where you plan to do your clinical practice education. If you graduated from the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Practical Nursing Program prior to 2001, or if you are a graduate of another institution’s licensed practical nursing program that did not include courses in administration of oral and IM medications and catheterization, you must provide proof of completion of the following courses:Administration of Medications for LPNs or equivalentNURS 1601 Catheterization of equivalentPHAR 1602 IM Completer course or equivalentWhy Saskatchewan Polytechnic?Saskatchewan Polytechnic is one of the most respected providers of nursing education in Canada. Our emphasis on hands-on learning ensures you have the knowledge, the skills and the confidence you need to deliver patient care in the surgical environment.Hands-On LearningA one week lab lets you apply the technical skills you’ve studied online. You’ll practice in a safe, supervised setting using simulations. You’ll begin your 10-week clinical practice with a four-week instructor-led clinical practicum, followed by another six weeks of preceptored clinical practice in different surgical areas, including gynecology, urology and orthopedics. Clinical placements take place in Regina and Saskatoon. Out of province clinical placements are only available through a contractual arrangement between a health care facility and Saskatchewan Polytechnic.Individuals must apply directly to one of the approved clinical sites, using the Site Confirmation form. Simply submit the completed form with your application to the program, or separately by fax or email as indicated on the form. If you wish to apply to more than one clinical site, you must submit a separate application with fee.Maintain Your Professional CredentialsWhen you graduate, you can apply the program's course hours toward the continuing education requirements of the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) to maintain licensure.Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.truetrue School of Nursing
Perioperative Nursing/RNOnlineAdvanced CertificateAre you an RN who thrives in a high-energy environment? Do you enjoy life-long learning? Are you interested in becoming a leader of collaborative patient care? Consider becoming a perioperative nurse.Perioperative nurses care for patients undergoing surgery or invasive procedures. As part of the perioperative team, you practice as a scrub nurse and circulating nurse, collaborating with surgeons and anesthesiologists to facilitate surgical procedures.Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s nationally accredited Perioperative Nursing/RN program prepares you to work in the fast-paced world of today’s OR. Best of all, our online program enhances your professional credentials while allowing you to maintain professional and personal responsibilities.Perioperative Nursing/RN is an advanced certificate program offered full-time or part-time through online distance education. Choose the full-time option to complete the program in eight months or the part-time option to complete the program in three years. Your education is based on the latest evidence-informed best practices for perioperative nursing. You’ll study the nursing process in perioperative nursing, principles and practices of aseptic technique and highly technical skills for working within a surgical environment.Who Qualifies?To enroll in the program, you must be currently licensed with the registered nurses’ licensing body in the province where you will be completing your clinical practice education.Why Saskatchewan Polytechnic?Saskatchewan Polytechnic is one of the most respected providers of nursing education in Canada. The Perioperative Nursing/RN program is approved by the Operating Room Nurses’ Association of Canada (ORNAC), which opens doors to jobs across the country. Our emphasis on hands-on learning ensures you have the knowledge, the skills and the confidence you need to deliver patient care in the surgical environment.One-Week Skills LabPatient safety is the focus of a one-week skills lab. It’s an opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in a supported environment, using simulations to practice hands-on skills.10-Week Clinical PracticeYour learning experience culminates in a 10-week clinical practice. It begins with a four-week instructor-led clinical practicum, followed by another six weeks of preceptored clinical practice in different surgical areas, including gynecology, urology and orthopedics. Clinical placements take place in Lloydminster, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon and Swift Current. You will be able to select your preferred clinical site when you submit your application, using the Site Confirmation form. Simply submit the completed form with your application to the program, or separately by fax or email as indicated on the form. If you wish to apply to more than one clinical site, you must submit a separate application with fee.Earn Professional CredentialsWhen you graduate, you’re eligible to:Write the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification exam to earn a CPN(c) designationApply for practice hours to maintain your registration with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association (SRNA)Earn transfer credits to post-RN degree programs at the University of Saskatchewan or Athabasca University, AlbertaRefer to Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.truetrue School of Nursing
Pharmacy TechnicianSaskatoonDiplomaDemand for pharmacy technicians is growing. You will be part of a pharmacy team, filling prescriptions, assisting patients, maintaining records and more. Your focus will be the accurate preparation and delivery of medications to your patient. It’s a career that demands careful attention to detail, a high degree of integrity and lifelong learning. There is zero tolerance for math errors, so you will need to be good at basic math. You will also need to be comfortable following strict procedures and a good communicator who is comfortable talking with patients and other health professionals. Pharmacy technicians have strong organizational skills, are multi-taskers, and utilize precise written and oral communication within their workplaces.You will find a lot of career doors open to you. Most Saskatchewan Polytechnic grads work in hospitals, but there are also jobs in community pharmacies, drug manufacturing facilities and other businesses involved in medication distribution and support.Pharmacy Technician is an intensive two-year diploma program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus. The program focuses on building your knowledge and skills in:dispensingquality assurancehospital and community pharmacy practicepharmaceutical calculationspharmacy legislationpharmaceutical productssterile product preparationYou will have lectures that provide foundational knowledge, and will also apply your learning in Saskatchewan Polytechnic's well-equipped labs. Experienced instructors provide group and individual instruction, giving you hands-on training and real-world skills.Work ExperienceTwo month-long work experiences, one in a hospital and one in a community pharmacy, give you a chance to build your practical skills. It’s also an opportunity to experience, first-hand, the professional expectations placed on pharmacy technicians. School of Health Sciences
PhlebotomyOnline, SaskatoonApplied Certificate Phlebotomists work directly with other health-care providers and patients, and in laboratory settings. You will collect blood from patients, manage and handle specimens, and perform its associated data entry. 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.Phlebotomists are becoming more and more in demand in many areas. Jobs are available in hospitals, community clinics and medical offices.Phlebotomy is a 28-week applied certificate program offered by distance education through Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus. Labs and clinical experiences are a large part of the program, so expect hands-on training in:professional practices;infection control and safety;specimen collection and handling; andbasic specimen processingSpecimen collection and handling includes two days of supervised clinical experience at various sites throughout Saskatchewan.Learning EnvironmentStudents will experience a mix of web-assisted learning, home study, and practical and clinical labs. The theory components of your program are delivered by online distance learning which enables you to learn and study from home. You will be required to attend on- campus laboratories in Saskatoon on designated weekends (students will be notified of dates in advance). The clinical experience can be offered at various designated sites around the province.For this program, there is a heavy workload with 15-20 hours per week of homework. Clinical experience hours coincide with health-care hours, and start as early as 7 a.m.Theory courses: online distance learning which enables you to learn and study from homePractical labs: Saskatoon (designated weekend dates)Clinical Practicum ExperiencesClinical practicum placements (Monday to Friday) may occur at any approved site in Saskatchewan.Clinical 1 (PROC 181): Two days of practicum (2 consecutive days) at various sites around SaskatchewanClinical 2 (PRAC 110): Eight days of practicum (2 consecutive weeks) at various sites around SaskatchewanPut Your Learning to WorkYou'll participate in a two-week clinical experience, scheduled consecutively and occurring within eight weeks of your last theory course. Your clinical experience may take place at various sites around the province.Ladder into a Saskatchewan Polytechnic Diploma or Applied CertificateYou can transfer several Phlebotomy courses into Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Health Sciences diploma programs, including:Combined Laboratory and X-Ray TechnologyCytotechnologyMedical Lab AssistantMedical Laboratory TechnologyMedical Radiologic Technologytruetrue School of Health Sciences
Plumbing and PipefittingRegina, SaskatoonApplied CertificateFast track your career in the skilled trades with Sask Polytech's 17-week applied certificate program. Plumbers install, replace and maintain water and sewage systems in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Many are also licensed gas fitters.The Plumbing and Pipefitting program provides the knowledge and skills you need for an entry level job. Your learning is practical and hands-on – and includes a two-week job placement that lets you test your skills in the real world.Plumbing is a skilled trade. The more education and experience you get, the higher you can climb on the wage-earning ladder. A fourth-year journeyperson plumber can earn double the hourly wage of a first-year plumbing apprentice.The Plumbing and Pipefitting applied certificate program is delivered at Sask Polytech campuses in Regina and Saskatoon. It is also available off campus through Continuing Education and regional colleges.For more information, contact Carol Krawczyk at 306-775-7475 or Carol.Krawczyk@saskpolytech.ca or Richard Long at 306-659-4326 or Richard.Long@saskpolytech.ca.Apprenticeship CreditApplied certificate programs can give you a head-start on apprenticeship. To learn how to apply academic credit toward Level 1 of the Plumber apprenticeship program, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). School of Construction
Power Engineering TechnicianDelivery is subject to needs assessment.CertificatePower engineering technicians help keep power plants running safely and efficiently. A shortage of certified technicians means job opportunities have never been better. You could work in the oil patch, mining, manufacturing, energy, health and other industries. It’s a physical job that requires manual dexterity and good vision, as well as problem-solving skills and a knack for working with machinery.Saskatchewan Polytechnic is Saskatchewan’s primary provider of power engineering certification. We offer two levels of training: the one-year Power Engineering Technician certificate program and the two-year Power Engineering Technology diploma program.The one-year Power Engineering Technician certificate program is offered at Southeast College, (Estevan), Great Plains College (Swift Current), Parkland College (Yorkton), and Carlton Trail College (Humboldt). You’ll study Fourth Class interprovincial standardized material, which will prepare you to challenge interprovincial Fourth Class examinations.You’ll receive practical training in boiler operations, maintenance techniques and tool use. You’ll develop troubleshooting skills in practical labs, get boiler firing time in the power lab and industry work experience in your second term.The balance of hands-on labs, work experience and exam preparation makes Saskatchewan Polytechnic graduates productive on the job from day one—something employers look for when hiring and promoting.Certification OpportunitiesPower engineering is divided into levels of skill and training called classes (First Class is the highest level). You progress from one class to another through a combination of work experience, course completions and rigorous interprovincial exams.As a Power Engineering Technician graduate, you’ll be prepared to challenge:TSASK (Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan) interprovincial (standardized) Fourth Class exams, andTSASK provincial Refrigeration Engineers Certificate exam, which allows you to operate larger refrigeration plans in SaskatchewanPersonal study is recommended before you write any industry certification exam.Graduates are also eligible to enrol in Year 2 of the Power Engineering Technology program, based on seat availability (note: Power Engineering Technology is currently a high-demand program). School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Power Engineering TechnologySaskatoonDiplomaThe world runs on power. Power engineering technologists are in charge of operating and maintaining the complex systems used to operate industrial boilers, pumps, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Demand for skilled power engineers is growing, opening the door to good jobs in the oil patch, mining, manufacturing, power generation utilities and more.Saskatchewan Polytechnic is Saskatchewan’s primary provider of power engineering certification. We offer two levels training: the two-year Power Engineering Technology diploma program and the one-year Power Engineering Technician certificate program.Power Engineering Technology is a diploma program. It is currently subject to the high-demand admission process.This program opens for application on October 1, and closes on February 15, each academic year. On February 15, paper applications are accepted until 4:30 p.m., and online applications are accepted until 11:59 p.m. (Saskatchewan times). All supporting documentation is required by 4:30 p.m. (Saskatchewan time) on February 28(29).Power Engineering Technology is a two-year diploma program offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus. You’ll gain knowledge and skills in the operation of power (steam) plants and industrial processes, including:air conditioning and refrigerationboiler operations (high and low pressure)communicationscomputer monitoring of plant operationscontrols and instrumentationenvironmental (pollution) managementequipment checks and maintenanceplant safetypump operationswater treatment systemsThe program combines classroom learning with hands-on labs, power labs, computer simulations and industry work experiences. Graduates are productive on the job from day one—something employers look for when hiring and promoting.International applicants are not currently considered for admission to this program.Certification OpportunitiesPower engineering is divided into levels of skill and training called classes (First Class is the highest level). You progress from one class to another through a combination of work experience, course completions and rigorous interprovincial exams.After completing Year 1, you will earn one year of Fourth Class qualifying time credit from the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK), and be prepared to challenge:TSASK interprovincial (standardized) Fourth Class exams, andTSASK provincial Refrigeration Engineers Certificate examAfter completing semester 3 and 4, you are prepared to challenge standardized Third Class exams.Upon successful completion of the diploma program, 9 months of credit will be granted towards work experience for your TSASK 3rd Class. Students who have successfully challenged all TSASK 3rd class exams and are enrolled in semester 5 will be eligible to challenge the TSASK 2nd Class Part A exams.TSASK certificates are recognized across the country.Personal study is recommended before you write any industry certification exam.The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) website includes a video that provides information about the power engineering industry and training that may be helpful in determining whether this career is right for you. (The program and students shown are not from Saskatchewan Polytechnic).The standardized interprovincial examination fees are:Fourth Class - (Year 1) - Two exams at $108 per examThird Class - (Year 2) - Four exams at $108 per examSecond Class - (Year 2) - Three exams at $216 per exam(3 additional second class exams [Part B] are required after course completion)Refrigeration Engineers (Year 1) - One exam at $108Are you preparing to take Power Engineering TSASK exams? Check out these exam prep courses.Diploma to DegreeUse your diploma to ladder into a mining engineering technology degree at Queen’s University in Ontario. School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Practical NursingPrince Albert, Regina, SaskatoonDiplomatrueLicensed practical nurses are a vital part of today’s health care team—in acute hospital care, long-term care and in the community. They provide compassionate, professional nursing care to individuals throughout the human lifespan, infants to seniors.If this sounds interesting to you, explore Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Practical Nursing program. In just two years, we’ll help you develop into a competent, confident nurse capable of making a positive difference in the health and well-being of individuals, their families and our communities.This program is subject to the high-demand admission process. It opens for application on October 1, and closes on February 15, each academic year. On February 15, paper applications are accepted until 4:30 p.m., and online applications are accepted until 11:59 p.m. (Saskatchewan times). All supporting documentation is required by 4:30 p.m. (Saskatchewan time) on February 28(29).Practical Nursing is a two-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon Campus, Regina Campus, and Prince Albert Campus, with online distance learning options. Onsite labs and community-based clinical experiences let you apply nursing knowledge, theory and skills in a variety of environments. Our experienced faculty help you grow into a competent, confident nurse capable of bringing a holistic, humanistic approach to patient care. You’ll study:anatomy and physiologypharmacologyadministration of medicationshealth and healinghealth challengeshealth assessment and praxispersonal and professional relationshipssociologynursing transitionsFor more information about the program, including the admission process and program requirements, refer to the Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria sections below, and to our program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).Selected courses from this program are available through Flexible Learning, prior to being enrolled as a student in the full-time program. These courses are: APHY 162, APHY 262, SOCI 160, SOCI 260 and SOCI 261. For more information on these course offerings, please refer to the Flexible Learning part-time delivery for this program. If you have questions about this program, please contact:Prince Albert 306-765-1740Regina 306-775-7571Saskatoon 306-659-3790Email practicalnursing@saskpolytech.caWhy Saskatchewan Polytechnic?Saskatchewan Polytechnic is one of the most respected providers of nursing education in Canada. Our small class sizes mean more opportunities to interact with faculty. High-tech simulation centres use near-life scenarios to give you hands-on practice. Clinical practice education lets you transfer your nursing knowledge and skills into the real world.Extensive Hands-on LearningApply what you learn in class and gain real-world experience in actual health-care settings.Lab and Simulation – Application of your nursing knowledge and skills will occur in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s state-of-the-art lab and high-fidelity simulation centres.Clinical Experience – Each semester contains a clinical experience that gives you the opportunity to put theory into practice. Clinical is completed in a variety of practice settings: long-term care, rehabilitation, acute care, community, and more.Enrichment Experience - In this final experience of the program, you will be preceptored with a practicing LPN who is licensed with the SALPN. This time will assist in your transition from student nurse to practicing nurse.Study Close to HomeYou can enrol in Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Practical Nursing diploma program while staying close to home. We offer the program in partnership with regional colleges and Dumont Technical institutes around the province.You can also enrol in the full-time online program. Keep in mind that clinical and practicum components can only be completed in Prince Albert, Regina or Saskatoon. All labs are mandatory at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus, on designated weekends each semester.Earn Your Professional CredentialsThe Practical Nursing program meets the approval of the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN).  Graduates are eligible to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE), which is necessary to become licensed as a practical nurse.  true School of Nursing
Primary Care ParamedicRegina, SaskatoonCertificateBeing a paramedic is all about teamwork. There’s a sense of camaraderie you won’t find in many other jobs. But it takes a special kind of person. You have to want to help people, because you’ll be dealing with all ages in all kinds of crises. You have to work well under pressure, because you’ll be delivering pre-hospital emergency care in people’s homes, in the middle of busy streets, and/or at industrial sites.It’s a rewarding career with an expanding range of job opportunities—and Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) program will get you started.Primary Care Paramedic is a one-year certificate program offered through Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina campus, and in partnership with regional colleges. Our program emphasizes authentic hands-on training in prehospital emergency care, with both hospital and ambulance practicums. You’ll focus on:medical and trauma injuriesmental health issuesobstetrical emergenciespharmacologyphysical assessments of various body systemscardiac and respiratory emergenciescertifications in geriatric education for EMSInternational Trauma Life Support (ITLS)Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP)Industry RecognizedThe program is fully accredited by the Canadian Medical Association. Your curriculum aligns with primary care paramedic roles and responsibilities outlined in the National Occupational Competency Profiles (NOCP) for the Paramedic Practitioner of Canada. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to write the provincial licensing exam for registration with the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics.Hands-on LearningLab and Simulation Training - The PCP program emphasizes hands-on learning. You’ll spend about one-third of your time in the classroom, one-third in practical labs and one-third in high-fidelity simulation. State-of-the-art simulation facilities use a wide range of scenarios to help you develop your critical thinking and decision-making skills.Field Practicums - You’ll take the knowledge that you’ve learned in the classroom and put it to work with an emergency medical services (EMS) organization (usually ambulance service) to learn about policies, procedures and documentation; conduct independent patient assessments; and provide treatment using ambulance equipment.Clinical Practicums - During your hospital-based practicum, you’ll conduct independent patient assessments and use hospital equipment to provide treatment. You’ll also learn about hospital policies, procedures and documentation. School of Health Sciences
Production Line WeldingDelivery is subject to needs assessment.Applied CertificateProduction Line Welding is an applied certificate program. It provides the skills needed to perform competently in a high volume, high deposition welding production environment.This program is delivered off campus through outreach and training for industry.Upon successfully completing WELD 115 (Gas Metal Arc Welding), you will be eligible to receive credit for WELD 105 (Gas Metal Arc Welding) in the Welding certificate program (offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus, Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus, Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina campus and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus). School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Professional CookingMoose Jaw, Prince AlbertCertificatetrueDo you love to cook? Do you thrive in high-energy environments? Then check out Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Professional Cooking program. It’s not just Saskatchewan’s most recognized culinary training program—it’s your fast track to a career.Our graduates are working as cooks, kitchen managers, banquet chefs, sous chefs and chefs … around the province, across Canada, on cruise ships, in vacation resorts and at upscale fishing lodges.Professional Cooking is a one-year certificate program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus. We’ll give you the kind of hands-on training you need to work as part of a culinary team. Our low student-to-instructor ratio means lots of one-on-one time with your instructors—all Red Seal certified cooks and many Certified Chefs de Cuisine. You’ll build knowledge and practical skills in:basic cooking principlesbakingfood presentationkitchen managementmeat, seafood and poultry preparationquantity food productionshort-order food productionsafety, sanitation and WHMISOur Kitchen is Your ClassroomApproximately 70% of your “class” time is hands-on training in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped kitchens. You’ll also get hands-on experience preparing foods for the campus cafeteria.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). School of Hospitality and Tourism
Psychiatric NursingReginaDiplomaIf you want to play a role in advancing the mental health and well-being of individuals, families and communities, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Psychiatric Nursing program will appeal to you.Psychiatric nursing is a distinct field of practice in Western Canada. There are about 5,000 registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) working in hospitals, community clinics, care facilities and correctional institutions across Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia … and demand is growing.Note: This program is now subject to the First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) admission process, effective for the academic year 2019/20.Psychiatric Nursing is a two-and-a-half-year diploma program delivered through blended learning via on-campus classes, video conferencing, onsite labs and clinical practicums to help you transfer your skills into real world practice. Experienced faculty will help you link theory with practice to help clients with mental illness, psychiatric disorders and developmental and/or cognitive difficulties function at their maximum potential. You will build a strong foundation in psychiatric nursing practice, including:health assessment and interventions;mental health challenges;counselling models and therapeutic relationships;family and community partnerships;psychotropic pharmacology; andaddictions and forensics.Saskatchewan Polytechnic Is a Nursing Education LeaderSaskatchewan Polytechnic is one of the most respected providers of nursing education in Canada. Our Psychiatric Nursing program is recognized by the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan, as well as the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA), College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNABC), and College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM).Earn Your Professional CredentialsOn graduation, you’ll be eligible to write the Canadian Registered Psychiatric Nurses exam, register with the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan (RPNAS) and apply for designation as a registered psychiatric nurse (RPN).Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for additional information. School of Nursing
Radiation and Environmental Monitoring TechnicianDelivery is subject to needs assessment.CertificateThe Radiation and Environmental Monitoring Technician program prepares northern students for employment as entry-level radiation and environmental technicians in uranium mining operations in northern Saskatchewan.The program is an academic partnership between Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Northlands College, and is offered by Northlands College in La Ronge, Saskatchewan.Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive a certificate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic. School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Recreation and Community DevelopmentSaskatoonDiplomatrueLeadership, volunteerism, social awareness—these are characteristics shared by people working in recreation and community development. It’s a growth industry, and Saskatchewan Polytechnic's new Recreation and Community Development program will help turn your passion into a dynamic career.Be a recreation director, manager of sport, recreation and culture, community development officer, facility manager or special events manager. Your skills are in demand in rural and urban communities.Recreation and Community Development (formerly Recreation and Tourism Management) is a two-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon Campus. The comprehensive curriculum is relevant to real world trends, thanks to strong support from the industry. You’ll learn:event planningcommunication and computer skillscommunity and economic developmentenvironmental sustainabilitymanagement skillsleadership skillslegal aspectscamp practicesWith average class sizes of 20-25 students, you’ll enjoy a personalized learning experience and one-on-one time with instructors. You’ll gain both industry-specific knowledge and core management skills.Get RealThe program provides a variety of opportunities for you to apply what you’ve learned in practical labs and projects, in work experiences and in volunteer opportunities. You’ll develop the professional skills you need to help build active, healthy, sustainable communities.How Many Programs Have ‘Camp’ on the Curriculum?We have our own outdoor camp on the north side of Candle Lake. You and your classmates will spend one week at Fall Camp and another week at Winter Camp planning outdoor programs and leading outdoor education and recreational activities. It’s a great environment for building your cultural, environmental and community development skills.Start Building Your NetworkStart building your network with student membership in industry associations, including Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA), Saskatchewan Economic Development Association (SEDA) and Saskatchewan Association of Recreation Practitioners (SARP).Turn Your Diploma into a DegreeSaskatchewan Polytechnic is your ladder into the Sport and Recreation Studies program at the University of Regina, the Business Administration program at Husson University/University of Fredericton in New Brunswick, the Global Tourism Management program at Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C. and the Tourism Management program at Vancouver Island University. School of Hospitality and Tourism
Refrigeration and Air ConditioningSaskatoonCertificateThere is steady demand for refrigeration and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) specialists—in commercial, industrial and institutional settings. It is an apprenticeship trade, so you’ll find a clear path to a journeyperson’s ticket and excellent earning potential.The job itself has a mechanical focus. You install, maintain and repair refrigeration and cooling systems. But it also involves problem-solving skills, basic math skills, the ability to read and interpret specifications, and the ability to work with power tools and sophisticated technology.The one-year Refrigeration and Air Conditioning certificate program is offered in Saskatoon. Experienced instructors help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to install, operate and service commercial and industrial refrigeration and HVAC equipment. Your training includes:basic refrigeration systems, cycles and componentssystem installationelectrical control systemsgraphics, math, hand toolsmechanical and electrical skillsrefrigerants and refrigeration load calculationsafetysystem design, installation, operationtest and repair system componentsHands-on TrainingYou’ll spend as much time getting “hands-on” experience in the shop as you do in the classroom. You’ll also participate in a work experience.The Day-to-Day JobHaving a natural aptitude for mechanical and electrical equipment or systems is an asset; good problem-solving and customer service skills are a must.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). School of Construction
Resource and Environmental LawPrince AlbertDiplomatrueFrom forestry to tourism, from First Nations to park users—we all enjoy Saskatchewan’s natural resources. There are laws and environmental policies in place to ensure the long-term sustainability of our fisheries, forests and wildlife.If you want to play an active role in ensuring these laws are respected, Resource and Environmental Law will appeal to you. It’s a career that demands a strong belief in what you’re doing, a good understanding of human behaviour and excellent communication skills.Resource and Environmental Law is a two-year diploma program that specializes in conservation and environmental law enforcement. You’ll develop solid skills in environmental protection, enforcement and investigation. You’ll learn about:Indigenous resource rightsCanadian criminal justice systemcontrol tacticscourtroom proceduresenvironmental and field investigationsenvironmental legislation and complianceenvironmental samplinginvestigative techniquespark services and enforcementwildlife and fisheries managementHands-on learning is key. You’ll augment classroom learning with lab exercises, simulated field investigations, outdoor camps and work experience. You’ll work with trainers from different government agencies, participate in ride-alongs and more.Get Your Feet Wet and Hands DirtyField camps are a popular part of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Natural Resources programs. We have our own outdoor camp on the north side of Candle Lake. You’ll spend three weeks here in the fall learning a variety of skills. You’ll return for winter camp to learn about working in arduous outdoor conditions. Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s excellent camp facilities give you first-hand experience working in the outdoors, from learning how to pull boats over for compliance checks in the summer to ice rescue in the winter.Are You Up for the Challenge?Because jobs in environmental law enforcement can be physically demanding, we put Resource and Environmental Law students through the same fitness test as new RCMP recruits.Double Your DiplomaMost courses in your first year are common to both the Resource and Environmental Law and Integrated Resource Management programs. This means you can double your diploma in as little as three years. It’s a great way to increase your career options, while saving on education costs.Diploma to DegreeTurn your diploma into degree. Resource and Environmental Law grads can transfer into the third year of the Bachelor of Arts Resource and Environmental Studies (BARES) program at First Nations University of Canada or the  Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (major in Renewable Resource Management) at the University of Saskatchewan. School of Natural Resources and Built Environment
Retail Meat SpecialistDelivery is subject to needs assessment.Applied CertificateRetail Meat Specialist is an applied certificate program offered on-campus and in partnership with Saskatchewan regional colleges. It will help you develop the skills you need to be successful in the meat-cutting industry. Throughout this innovative program, you will benefit from extensive hands-on experience needed to work in "state of the art" meat cutting facilities. Our comprehensive curriculum and highly trained instructors will help you develop the professional skills you need for success in the industry. The program is built around food safety and focuses on:muscle and skeletal structurespreparing pork, beef, lamb and poultrycuring and smoking meatsmerchandising seafoodvalue-added oven ready productssanitationA two-week practicum is an integral part of the program. It provides you with the opportunity to apply theory to practice. You will also have the opportunity to further develop your skills by working in the Saskatchewan Polytechnic meat market. School of Hospitality and Tourism
Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in NursingRegina, SaskatoonDegreeSaskatchewan Polytechnic and the University of Regina are collaborating on the delivery of the innovative Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.As a student in this new program, you will be exposed to the most contemporary practices in nursing education, have the opportunity to learn about nursing first-hand during Year 1, and benefit from the combined strengths of two leading post-secondary institutions. You will acquire the theoretical knowledge, clinical practice and critical thinking skills needed to assess the patient's physical, psychological and spiritual needs to provide holistic, patient- and family-centered care within interprofessional health care teams.Learning opportunities will occur through a variety of methods, including classroom instruction, small group discussion, videoconferencing, simulation learning, and clinical practice education.The program has been approved by the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association (SRNA), the professional regulatory body for nursing in the province. The SRNA granted preliminary approval of this program in February 2011. This is the highest approval available to a program until there are graduates from the program.The Senate of the University of Regina approved the program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) on June 9, 2010.NoteThis program is open for application from 8:00 a.m., October 1 to 4:30 p.m., February 15 (Saskatchewan time) each academic year. Official transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary grades must be submitted to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by March 1. Saskatchewan high school students must request a transcript to be electronically sent from the Ministry of Education to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by March 1 and at the end of the school year. The final official transcript must be submitted by August 1.As well, more program and course details are available at our Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing site. School of Nursing
Security OfficerDelivery is subject to needs assessment.Applied CertificateSecurity officers are in high demand—at mine sites, industrial facilities, entertainment venues and community events. Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s applied certificate program opens the door to careers with a wide variety of employers.You’ll need good people skills, a sense of integrity and professionalism. You’ll also need to be living a healthy lifestyle and be comfortable working with culturally diverse groups.Security Officer is a 12-week applied certificate program offered at various off-campus locations. The program prepares you to work in various security settings. You’ll get practical knowledge and skill development in:control tactics and crime prevention techniquesinterpersonal communication and conflict resolutionlegislation for security officersmental health first aidpersonal wellness and professionalismreporting proceduressecurity procedures and protocolsBoots-on-the-Ground ExperienceBeing a security officer means being out in the world. Your program gives you practical, boots-on-the-ground experience in a community setting. You’ll practice communication and problem-solving skills, and perform the type of routine tasks assigned to security officers.Preparing You for LicensingIn Saskatchewan (and most other provinces), security officers must be licensed by the provincial Ministry of Justice. Our program prepares you to write the exam and earn your security guard certificate. School of Human Services and Community Safety
Stucco ApplicatorDelivery is subject to needs assessment.Applied CertificateAs a student in the Stucco Applicator Applied Certificate program, you will learn how to select, mix and apply stucco to exterior walls to produce plain or decorative surfaces.This program is delivered on campus through continuing education and off campus through regional college locations. School of Construction
Technology ManagementMoose JawPost-Graduate CertificatetrueThe post-graduate certificate in Technology Management will prepare you for the challenges of facilitating business operations and strategy through the provision of technology infrastructure and systems development. You will study the role technology plays in enabling business strategy and vision.You will study the fundamentals of IT operations management and IT strategy, providing a high-level view of technology in an organization. You will also study agile project management and practical IT architecture in a hands-on setting, providing you with knowledge of how technology projects and initiatives are successfully executed. You will also learn about the technologies and techniques governing a business's critical data resources and how they support business decision making.At the end of your studies you will have the option of pursuing a work-integrated learning experience that connects you with industry and gives you real world experience in the exciting world of technology. School of Information and Communications Technology
Telecommunications Networking TechnicianReginaCertificatetrueThe Telecommunications Networking Technician program is an intensive 45-week certificate program offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina campus. It provides practical and analytical training in telecommunications and basic computer networking. The program emphasizes practical, hands-on training with the same equipment you are likely to use in your career.Over three semesters, you will learn how to safely install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair a wide range of telecommunications equipment and computer-network cabling. You will learn about various types of transport mediums and protocols that are relevant to current state-of-the-art technologies such as fibre optics and wireless communications. School of Information and Communications Technology
Therapeutic RecreationSaskatoonDiplomatrueTherapeutic recreation is a career that attracts organized, outgoing, active individuals who like working with people of all abilities. You need to be good at encouraging people to set goals, develop skills and try new things.Career opportunities are diverse—be a recreation therapist, a recreation coordinator, an activity director or programmer. Work as part of a multidisciplinary health care team in clinical or community-based settings, from hospitals to rehabilitation centres.Therapeutic Recreation is a two-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus . It is also offered through distance education. You’ll learn from knowledgeable instructors how to use recreation as a means of improving health, functional ability and quality of life. The program provides a broad knowledge base, from human growth and development to sociology. Your studies will focus on:assessment of individual needs, functional abilities and leisure behavioursdevelopment of individualized treatment plansdocumenting progressusing facilitation techniques to meet individual goalspracticing therapeutic recreation based on professional standardsmodifying activities to meet individual abilitiesparticipating as a member of a health care teamLearn through Practical ExperienceApply what you’ve learned in class in real-world settings. The program includes three practicums. Each one will provide opportunities to apply assessment techniques, conduct activity analysis and selection, develop and evaluate treatment plans, get involved in individual and group program planning and more. You’ll also build important interpersonal and leadership abilities.Pursue Professional CertificationIf you’re interested in pursuing professional certification, the Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association endorses the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification’s Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) as the certification for Canada.true School of Health Sciences
Tri-Trades Heavy Equipment, Truck and Transport, Agricultural Machinery TechnicianDelivery is subject to needs assessment.Applied CertificateNote: This program is suspended effective July 1, 2018 The Tri-Trades Heavy Equipment, Truck and Transport, Agricultural Machinery Technician Applied Certificate program is based in Saskatoon, and is delivered off campus through continuing education programming.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credit, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). School of Transportation
Tri-Trades Heavy Equipment, Truck and Transport, and Automotive Service TechnicianDelivery is subject to needs assessment.Applied CertificateNote: This program is suspended effective July 1, 2018 The Tri-Trades Heavy Equipment, Truck and Transport, and Automotive Service Technician Applied Certificate program is based in Moose Jaw and Saskatoon. It is delivered on campus through continuing education (all Saskatchewan Polytechnic campuses), and off campus through regional colleges, Skills Training programming, and work site delivery.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).This program is not available at this time. For more information, contact Denise Hauta at Denise.hauta@saskpolytech.ca  School of Transportation
Underground Mining CoreDelivery is subject to needs assessment.CertificateThe mining industry in Northern Saskatchewan is facing a shortage of skilled underground mine workers. To help develop a homegrown mining labour force, Saskatchewan Polytechnic has partnered with mining companies and Northlands College to offer three innovative programs: Underground Mining Core, Underground Mining Raise Boring and Underground Mining Shaft Operations.Underground Mining Core is the introductory program. If you’re interested in working in Northern Saskatchewan’s mining industry, this is your starting point.Mining can be a physically demanding career. You need to be comfortable working around heavy machinery and equipment; you also need to be comfortable working underground. But the biggest key to success is a commitment to safety.Underground Mining Core is a certificate program that provides basic entry-level skills in mine safety and radiation safety. The program is offered in rural or remote communities as well as at operating mine sites in Northern Saskatchewan.You’ll learn about the mining industry and key stages in the mining process: exploration, development, production and decommissioning. You’ll also learn about:roles and responsibilities of employees and employers7 days-in/7 days-out shift rotations at fly-in mine sitesworkplace conditionsmining equipmentoperating procedurespreventative maintenance proceduresunderground mining processes (drilling, blasting and ore movement)certified training required by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and Saskatchewan Occupational Health and Safety School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Underground Mining Raise BoringDelivery is subject to needs assessment.CertificateIf you’re already working in Northern Saskatchewan’s mining industry, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Underground Mining Raise Boring program can provide the training you need to advance into production jobs.The program is industry driven, meaning it is delivered at northern mine sites by mining companies to employees.Underground Mining Raise Boring is a 45-week certificate program offered in partnership with Northlands College and mining companies working in Northern Saskatchewan. The industry-driven program is specially designed to prepare you to work as a Raise Bore Operator in a Northern Saskatchewan mine.You’ll receive instruction and training in the concepts and procedures associated with operating a raise bore machine in a safe and efficient manner. You’ll receive a certificate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic upon successful completion of the program. School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Underground Mining Shaft OperationsDelivery is subject to needs assessment.CertificateIf you’re already working in Northern Saskatchewan’s mining industry, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Underground Mining Shaft Operations program can provide the training you need to advance into production jobs.The program is industry driven, meaning it is delivered at northern mine sites by mining companies.Underground Mining Shaft Operations is a 23-week certificate program offered off campus at northern mine sites in partnership with Northlands College.The program will prepare you to work as a deck person, cage tender, skip tender and shaft inspector at underground mining operations. You’ll receive a certificate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic on successful completion of the program. School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Veterinary TechnologySaskatoonDiplomaIt’s more than a love of animals that inspires people to become veterinary technologists – it’s also a keen interest in science and medicine. If you’re self-motivated and want to be part of a team working to make animals’ lives better, veterinary technology could be a great career fit. Veterinary technologists support veterinarians in vet clinics; work in livestock operations, animal shelters, zoos, diagnostic labs, the government in regulatory roles, such as food inspection and in the veterinary sales industry.Sask Polytech's two-year Veterinary Technology diploma program is offered at the Saskatoon campus. Get hands-on training in animal nursing, animal care and management, as well as clinical laboratory procedures. You’ll build the knowledge and skills you need to:assist veterinarians in providing nursing care to patients;provide assistance to veterinarians during surgery and anesthesia;perform diagnostic procedures including lab tests and imaging;perform animal care and husbandry in clinic, livestock and research settings; andassist in client education.Application Process GuideFor required information on preparing your application, refer to the Application Process Guide.5th & 6th Semester at Vet CollegeYour final two semesters take place at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan campus. It’s a chance to learn from leading vet techs and veterinarians; and start working as part of a veterinary team.Diploma to DegreeUse your Veterinary Technology diploma as a stepping stone to a degree in Animal Bioscience at the U of S College of Agriculture and Bioresources, or Athabasca University in Alberta. Starting June 2019, graduates with a 2.50 GPA will also have the opportunity to directly enter into the 3rd year of a post-diploma B.Sc. (Agricultural Studies) or post-diploma B.A. (Agricultural Studies) at the University of Lethbridge.For more information about this program refer to Frequently Asked Questions. School of Health Sciences
Victim Services CoordinationOnlineApplied CertificateIf you’re the kind of person who believes in standing up for others, consider a career in victim services. It is a high-demand area—and Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Victim Services Coordination program will open the door to jobs with police, corrections or community-based agencies.Victim services coordinators provide advocacy, information, assistance and referrals to victims of crime or traumatic events. You’ll be working with diverse groups of people and handling emotionally-charged situations, so good communication skills are important. You also need to work from a place of strength, so you must be living a healthy lifestyle.Learn OnlineYou can take the courses for this applied certificate program through Continuing Education. Develop your skills while you continue to work. Victim Services Coordination is an applied certificate program which gives you practical, applicable knowledge and skills in:case managementclient services strategiescommunity partnershipscriminal justice systempersonal wellness and self-careresponse to traumatic eventsvolunteer coordinationParticipate in Agency VisitsParticipate in visits to community agencies during your program. It’s a great way to see first-hand what kind of victim programs and services are available in the community. You can also talk to your instructors or the program head about possible training opportunities in the community.truetrue School of Human Services and Community Safety
Warehouse WorkerOnlineCertificate of AchievementWarehouse Worker is a self-paced, online program that provides you with the knowledge and skill development needed for entry level employment in the warehouse industry. Consisting of six online courses, the program can serve as the first step toward training in Parts Management Technician Certificate program.truetrue School of Transportation
Water and Wastewater TechnicianOnlineCertificateSaskatchewan requires trained technicians to help ensure the safety of our drinking water, water supply and environment. The Water and Wastewater Technician program is the first step in becoming a certified operator for municipal, industrial, agricultural and recreational water systems.The program is designed for individuals already working in the field, but is open to anyone wanting to get started. It can be physical work—lifting, bending, walking and climbing ladders—but it also involves monitoring equipment and process monitoring. You could be involved in reservoir operations and lagoon maintenance, chlorination, water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment.Water and Wastewater Technician is a self-paced certificate program offered on a course-by-course basis. It is offered entirely through distance learning, and administered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus. You can take up to 5 years to complete the program.You’ll learn how to meet the demand for water of acceptable quality and quantity for municipal, industrial, agricultural and recreational use. You’ll also learn how to collect and treat wastewater to an acceptable level for discharge. The program includes training in:Water treatment;Water distribution;Wastewater treatment;Wastewater collection;Communications;Computer applications;Drafting.CertificationIf you’re already working in the field, the program can prepare you to challenge the Saskatchewan Provincial Operator Certification Examinations. The Saskatchewan Polytechnic Water and Wastewater Technician program is accepted as two years of post-secondary education by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, Water Security Agency and Operator Certification Board (OCB) of Saskatchewan. Certification will open doors to more career choices.truetrue School of Natural Resources and Built Environment
Web Site Design and DevelopmentOnlineApplied CertificateEvery organization has a website. Public agencies and private companies, big box brands and mom & pops—they all have a website (or need a better website). If this is something that interests you, check out Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s online Web Site Design and Development program.Learn to build easy-to-navigate websites, design interactive content, setup and customize a web development environment, develop security protocols and more. It’s a great way to build your skill set … or take your career in an exciting new direction. Graduates are in demand as employees and independent contractors.Web Site Design and Development is a 8-course applied certificate program that you take entirely online. Learn the skills you need to:apply graphic design and production principlesbuild visually attractive, functional websitesdevelop interactive contentprovide web site administrationrespond to website security issuesset up and customize a web development environmentuse industry-standard applications, programming and scripting languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.)Program curriculum is regularly updated to keep pace with new capabilities and evolving industry standards. This ensures your training is relevant and in demand.Project-Based LearningThe applied certificate uses a hands-on approach to learning. Through class assignments, projects and online discussions, you’ll learn how to design, develop and manage a website from the ground up.Online AdvantageOffering the entire 8-course program online lets you complete the applied certificate on your own schedule. Courses use a proven combination of internet-based resources, videos, text-based chat sessions and more. Each course is led by an instructor, who provides guidance, answers questions and offers feedback.truetrue School of Information and Communications Technology
WeldingMoose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, SaskatoonCertificatetrueIf you’re interested in a hands-on trade, check out Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Welding program. We’ll get you started on a career that offers a lot of options, great mobility and excellent pay.Welders are in high demand—in oil and gas, mining, manufacturing and construction. You need to be good with your hands and enjoy working with tools. You also need to be a problem-solver and a team player who’s able to follow instructions.Welding is a one-year certificate program offered at all four Saskatchewan Polytechnic campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon. Build knowledge and skills in operating welding equipment and performing basic welding operations. You’ll get hands-on instruction in:cutting processesgas metal arc, gas tungsten arc, shielded metal arc weldinggeneral shop practice and shop safetyoperating fabrication equipmentoxy/acetylene fusion weldingquality assuranceusing blueprintsOur Shop is Your ClassroomYou’ll spend 75% of your time in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped shops learning from highly qualified instructors. You’ll learn to work on your own and as part of a team. You’ll also develop the quality assurance and shop safety practices employers look for when recruiting apprentices.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).Get More InformationIf you are interested in welding, consider attending an information evening presented by Sask Polytech and the Canadian Welding Association Regina Chapter on April 24, 2018. School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Welding Applied CertificateDelivery is subject to needs assessment.Applied CertificateDo you want to prepare yourself for a career in welding?The 20-week enhanced Welding Applied Certificate program may be offered at any Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus subject to a needs assessment, and is delivered off campus through continuing education.Apprenticeship CreditWith this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing
Youth Care WorkerRegina, SaskatoonCertificatetrueDoes a career of working one-on-one with youth and families interest you? Check out the Youth Care Worker program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. You’ll find two options: the one-year certificate or the two-year diploma. Whichever you choose, you’ll need a steady personality, strong listening skills, compassion and respect for others.Graduates of the one-year certificate program are qualified for jobs as youth or family service workers in educational, residential, social services or community-based agencies.The one-year Youth Care Worker certificate program is offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus and part time (some day and evening courses) through Continuing Education, Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus, as well as through distance education. Qualified instructors with experience in the field will help you develop the skills you need to build therapeutic relationships with children, youth and families. Your studies will focus on:Indigenous awareness;addictions and the criminal justice system;behavioural intervention strategies and therapeutic activities;communication, employability and problem-solving skills;crisis prevention/self-protection strategies;health & wellness, human growth and development; andplanning and implementing activities.Practical, Real-World LearningThe program combines classroom theory with practical learning. You’ll learn from guest speakers and participate in experiential activities. Two work-based practicums give you an opportunity to work directly with children and youth at risk on a day-to-day basis. You’ll apply core concepts learned in class, develop your skills and engage in the design and delivery of programs.true School of Human Services and Community Safety
Youth Care WorkerRegina, SaskatoonDiplomatrueDoes a career of working one-on-one with young people interest you? Check out the Youth Care Worker program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. You’ll find two options: the one-year certificate or the two-year diploma. Whichever you choose, you’ll need a steady personality, strong listening skills, compassion and respect for others.Graduates of the two-year diploma program are qualified for jobs as family support workers, group home staff, program coordinators or community outreach workers in a variety of educational, residential, social services or community-based agencies.The two-year Youth Care Worker diploma program is offered at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina campus, as well as through distance education. Qualified instructors will help you build on knowledge and skills developed in the Youth Care Worker certificate program. You’ll learn more about:abnormal psychologyagency administration and community developmentconflict resolution and small group facilitationcultural diversity and family systemsindividual assessment and development of case planssexual victimizationtherapeutic intervention strategies and suicide preventionPractical, Real-World LearningYou’ll participate in two extended work-based practicums. You’ll get hands-on experience implementing individual client programs, facilitating established agency programs, carrying out basic administrative functions and managing client education sessions. It’s an opportunity to build your professional skills while enhancing your own personal growth.Get a DegreeUse your Youth Care Worker diploma to transfer into third year of the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Justice Studies at Lethbridge College in Alberta.true School of Human Services and Community Safety

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