Parts Person

Applied Certificate
Parts Person

Program Overview

Parts Person is an applied certificate program. Your studies will focus on providing customer service at the parts counter, dispensing parts to a dealership's service department and selling related products and whole goods.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Graduates are prepared for entry level positions in the parts trade. They can find employment in a wide variety of parts operations in different types of businesses, including automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, aftermarket parts, recreational supplies, and warehousing operations.

Trade time and academic credit may be available for graduates who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices. Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) for further information.

Do you need help deciding if these careers could be a good fit for you? Contact Career Counselling Services.

Do you already know this is the program you want to take but need more detailed information or help applying?  Connect with a Recruitment Advisor.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): Varies

For more information contact programinnovation@saskpolytech.ca or call 306-659-4358.

Length:

14 weeks


Locations

  • Saskatoon

Admissions

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.



ACCUPLACER©

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

  • 250 Arithmetic
  • 243 Reading

Post-secondary

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

For more information contact programinnovation@saskpolytech.ca or call 306-659-4358.

 

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
COAP 194
Inventory Software
2
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You will become familiar with the programs used by Parts Department computer systems.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): COAP 109, COAP 194CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online, Print Distance Individual, Prior Learning, Work Based Delivery
MATE 190
Materials Handling and Equipment
3
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You will study typical practices and procedures for material movement in a warehouse or parts distribution facility. You will focus on design, space usage, equipment requirements, and the theory and practical operations on a variety of mobile powered equipment.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): MATE 190CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online, Online - Individual, Prior Learning, Work Based Delivery
PART 178
Parts Workplace Skills
2
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You will learn valuable workplace skills including job exploration, explore essential and employability skills, customer service, business communication methods, workplace behaviors and responsibilities, coaching, mentoring, and conflict resolution.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): COM 108, PART 178CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
PART 191
Introduction to the Parts and Warehousing Trades
2
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You will study the history of the program and the reason for trained parts people in the industry, examining the different types of dealership and aftermarket parts distribution networks. Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S), personal and shop safety, fire safety and worksafe policies and procedures will be covered.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): PART 105, PART 191CE
Potential Learning Method(s): *Independent - Structured Time, Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online, Online - Individual, Prior Learning, Work Based Delivery
PART 192
Tools and Measuring
2
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You will learn how to identify and use hand tools, power tools and measuring equipment.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): PART 104, PART 192CE
Potential Learning Method(s): *Independent - Structured Time, Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online, Online - Individual, Prior Learning, Work Based Delivery
PART 194
Parts Information Systems
2
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You will learn the different methods of locating and identifying components. These include printed materials, microfiche and computer technology.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): AV 101, PART 194CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning, Work Based Delivery
PART 195
Electrical Parts 1
2
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You will study the fundamentals of electricity and learn how to identify the components of circuits found on a vehicle.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): PART 101, PART 195CE
Potential Learning Method(s): *Independent - Structured Time, Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning, Work Based Delivery
PART 197
Parts Documentation
2
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You will become familiar with the various transactions that occur in a parts department. This includes point-of-sale documentation and forms used for other functions.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): PART 197CE
Potential Learning Method(s): *Independent - Structured Time, Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online, Online - Individual, Prior Learning, Work Based Delivery
PART 198
Parts Warehousing
3
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Your studies will cover the history of warehousing, transportation systems, shipping and receiving and transportation of various products.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): PART 106, PART 198CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online, Online - Individual, Print Distance Individual, Prior Learning
PART 288
Engine Parts 1
2
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Your studies will examine engine classifications and design. You will focus on identifying engine components and their function.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): PART 100, PART 288CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning, Work Based Delivery
PART 289
Vehicle System Parts
2
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Your studies will cover suspension, steering and braking systems. You will focus on the principles of these systems as well as the components.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): PART 102, PART 289CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Print Distance Individual, Prior Learning, Work Based Delivery
PART 291
Drivetrain Components
2
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You will study transmissions, differentials, final drives, clutches and converters, as well as drive lines. You will focus on the function of the parts and replacement parts available.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): PART 103, PART 291CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online, Print Distance Individual, Prior Learning, Work Based Delivery

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Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

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