Parts Management Technician

Parts management technicians ensure that the right parts are available in the right place, at the right time. You’ll have to enjoy variety, be good at organizing things, be able to handle large volumes of information, as well as have good customer service 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 Regina and 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:

  • how to identify all types of parts
  • part applications, locations and functions
  • creating and maintaining a clean, orderly display and storage area
  • pre-determining inventory levels and how to effectively maintain them
  • using a computerized inventory control system
  • using parts manuals, catalogues, and electronic catalogues
  • product purchasing and safe storage
  • inventory control practices
  • warehouse operation and layout
  • material handling 
With 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).
The Bachelor of Applied Management (BAMgt) degree provides journeypersons the unique opportunity to leverage existing education and experience into a bachelor's degree with two years of additional study. Part-time and remote options are available.

Career and salary information

Your career

When you graduate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s certificate program, you’ll be ready to work as a parts or warehouse person in automotive, truck, agricultural, industrial or recreational dealerships, in wholesale distribution centres and for industrial suppliers. There are jobs at mine sites, mills, warehouses, government departments, hospitals, even the armed forces. You could also work as a service writer, inventory control clerk, purchasing clerk, shipper and receiver.

Potential careers

Sample job title NOC classification
Inventory control clerk Purchasing and inventory control workers (14403)
Shipper-receiver Shippers & receivers (14400)
Automotive partsperson - retail Storekeepers & partspersons (14401)

Part-time delivery

There are no part-time options for this program. However, there are courses you can take prior to acceptance into the program that will decrease your course load once you’ve been accepted.

View the A-Z course listing for a complete list of courses and additional information.

To register for individual courses, please view the part-time offerings available in the Courses section below.


Admission requirements

Alternative admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through an alternative admission assessment. Applicants are automatically considered for alternative admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met.


Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Alternative Admission using Accuplacer.

  • 250 Arithmetic
  • 243 Reading
  • 238 Writing


Some programs allow applicants to meet the admission grade level requirement using 15 approved post-secondary credits. Review additional information.

If the program applied to has specific course requirements, they may be met through alternative post-secondary courses. Review already approved courses that may be used for admission purposes for your programs.

Admission method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.

2023-24 academic year

On-campus delivery - $6,770
Distance delivery - $6,060

International students

View tuition rates for international students.


Get credit for what you know

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.

See link(s) below to get more information about PLAR.

Transfer credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.

Agricultural Machinery Technician

Automotive Service Technician

Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport Technician

Warehouse Worker

Additional information

David Mervold
Program head

or email or call 306-659-4418 for information about part-time delivery.


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