Parts Management Technician


Program Overview

Parts 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 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:

  • all types of parts
  • maintaining a clean, orderly display and storage area
  • maintaining pre-determined inventory levels
  • parts applications and locations
  • parts purchasing and storage
  • using a computerized inventory control system
  • using parts manuals, catalogues, and electronic catalogues

Apprenticeship Credit

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).

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 TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
"Inventory Control Specialist, Merchandising and Sales"Other Administrative Services Managers (0114)$49,000 - $160,900
Shipper/ReceiverShippers and Receivers (1521)$28,800 - $66,600
Automotive Parts PersonStorekeepers and Parts Persons (1522)$33,300 - $66,600

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s):

September (Saskatoon); January 2021 (Regina)

Length: 32 weeks

View latest program status info


  • Online/Distance
  • Regina
  • Saskatoon

  • Some programs offered online or otherwise by distance (i.e., correspondence) include on-site labs, clinicals, practicums or work experiences. They may be offered course-by-course or full-time, or both, and deliveries may change over time.

Part-time Delivery

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


Admission Requirements

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special 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 Special Admission.


  • 250 Arithmetic
  • 243 Reading
  • 238 Writing

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.


2020/21 Academic Year

On-campus Delivery - $5,775
Distance Delivery - $4,885

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 links below to more information about PLAR and detailed PLAR candidate guides for courses in this program.

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.

Additional Information

  • Personal Readiness
  • Applicants who are indigenous, newcomers, have a disability or are women may qualify for Creating Opportunities for Entry Into the Trades (COET) funding. Find out more.

For more information, contact

David Mervold
Program Head
Phone: (306) 659-4869

or, contact for information about part-time delivery.

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