Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Introduction

The Polytechnic Advantage

A high-quality, job-focused education.

  • Strength in academic offerings
  • Strength in industry connections
  • Strength in applied research

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is a member of Polytechnics Canada, an alliance of 11 research-intensive, industry-responsive post-secondary institutions.

As a Student

  • You get personalized attention and hands-on learning opportunities.
  • You focus on applied learning and applied research skills.
  • You will be prepared to contribute on the job with marketable skills.

As an Employer

  • Programs are based on labour market needs.
  • Curriculum is developed through consultation with industry.
  • Applied research partnerships help employers access funding and find solutions to real-world problems.

As an Employee

  • You are part of a diverse and talented group of professionals at a nationally recognized polytechnic.
  • You benefit from and contribute to our strength in academic offerings, industry connections and applied research.

As a Taxpayer

Saskatchewan Polytechnic provides technical training and applied problem solving that drives economic growth in the province.

Quick Facts about Saskatchewan Polytechnic

  • 93% of Saskatchewan Polytechnic grads surveyed were employed.
  • Employers love Saskatchewan Polytechnic grads - almost 96% said they'd hire a Saskatchewan Polytechnic grad again.
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards annually.
  • 96% of Saskatchewan Polytechnic grads rate program quality as satisfied to very satisfied.
  • More than 3,000 Saskatchewan Polytechnic students declare themselves as having Aboriginal ancestry - that's more than any other post-secondary institution in the province.
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers three ways to apply and you can start the application process right now!

Enrolment

  • 13,502 student enrolment (full load equivalent1)
  • 5,561 Saskatoon
  • 2,868 Moose Jaw
  • 2,969 Regina
  • 2,104 Prince Albert

Training Activity

  • 41% certificate/diploma/degree base
  • 16% apprenticeship
  • 17% basic education
  • 11% credit course registrations
  • 12% continuing education
  • 2% non-credit course registrations

Programs

  • Credit programs - 177
  • Certificate2 - 99
  • Diploma - 50
  • Degree (joint & standalone) - 3
  • Post graduate certificate - 1
  • Apprenticeship programs - 24

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 27,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.

Vision

By 2020, our expertise in responsive applied education and research that meet student and market needs will make us globally recognized as the first-choice polytechnic in Canada.

We have four strategic themes that build on our strategic differentiators, respond to our clients’ needs and help us achieve our vision.

#1 Making successful careers possible

We are in the business of helping our clients—students and employers—be successful. Our flexible, lifelong learning opportunities allow students and graduates to take charge of their careers and support continuing skills development.

#2 Advancing economic and social prosperity

As Saskatchewan’s only polytechnic school, we are uniquely positioned to make significant contributions to the province’s economic and social prosperity. We advance strategic partnerships and alliances with industry, other educational institutions and government to benefit our clients.

#3 Pursuing excellence in program quality and innovation

We work with employers to solve problems, to stay current with industry needs and to enhance student learning opportunities.

#4 Leading organizational effectiveness

We deliver programs and services effectively and sustainably. We attract and retain the best employees and communicates effectively throughout our organization.

Mission

To educate students and provide skilled and successful graduates.

Values

Respect

We care about one another and about our workplace. We foster an open and inclusive environment that embraces diverse cultures, heritages and opinions; we learn, work and support each other as one team.

Integrity

We are committed to being accountable and transparent. We are honest with one another. We hold ourselves to high standards of ethical behaviour and take responsibility for our actions.

Excellence

We go above and beyond what is normally expected to achieve excellence in our teaching, in our programming, in our learning and in our services. We accomplish this by maintaining high standards, strong competencies, committed partnerships and by being responsive and accessible. Sustainability

We work, live and learn in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. We support the health, safety and overall wellbeing of our students, employees and partners. We are conscientious stewards of our resources and continuously look for entrepreneurial and creative ways to strengthen and improve our organization. These considerations underlie all our actions, behaviours and decisions.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

View Postgraduate Certificates » View Certificates » View Diplomas »

Programs

This school also offers:

Diploma

Diploma Business Information Systems

Campus Full time 64 weeks September 2017 Canada Moose Jaw

Information 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. [+]

Information 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 mandatory 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); and Target 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 Degree Graduates 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. Every year, Business Information Systems hosts the popular Plan, Program, Play computer game programming workshop camp on campus in Moose Jaw and Regina. Your Career You’re job-ready at graduation. You could work as a software developer, systems analyst, programmer analyst, web/mobile app developer or help desk support. As you gain experience, explore opportunities in IT management or build specialized skills in database administration, advanced web development, project and network management. You could also build a name for yourself as a private consultant or independent contractor. Potential Careers Business Analyst $45,800 - $75,100 Software Developer $42,000 - $86,900 Web Developer $21,300 - $68,900 Admission Requirements Grade 12 with any 30-level mathematics course or with ICTC FIT (Information and Communication Technology Council Focus on IT) certificate English Language Requirement 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. ACCUPLACER© 80 Arithmetic 75 Elementary Algebra 70 Reading 70 Sentence 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. [-]

Diploma Civil Engineering Technologies

Campus Full time 76 weeks September 2017 Canada Moose Jaw

Civil Engineering Technologies is a three-year diploma program offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus. It includes five academic semesters and two mandatory four-month consecutive Co-operative Education work terms. [+]

Civil Engineering Technologies is a three-year diploma program offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus. It includes five academic semesters and two mandatory 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: Surveying Computer applications and modelling Communications Materials analysis and testing procedures and protocols Hydraulics Project Management Municipal infrastructure 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 design Structures (steel, timber, reinforced concrete) Transportation In Water Resources, your studies will focus on: Meteorological and hydrometric data collection and analysis Water chemistry River engineering Hydrology Watershed Management Water supply and flood and drought management Water quality management The 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 Advantage 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. Nationally Recognized Credential The Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) accredits the program at the Engineering Technologist level, which allows you to work across Canada. Diploma to Degree Civil Engineering Technologies: Civil Construction Use your diploma to ladder into an 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 Resources Use your diploma to ladder into an 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. Your Career Civil Engineering Technologies: Civil Construction Saskatchewan Polytechnic graduates are working as civil engineering design technologists, traffic technologists, building inspectors, materials testing technologists, estimators and project coordinators. Potential employers include rural and municipal governments, provincial highway departments, consulting engineering firms, construction companies, research organizations, mining companies, telecommunication and transportation companies, power utilities and more. Civil Engineering Technologies: Water Resources Engineering Technologists with a specialty in Water Resources are in high demand. Potential employers include provincial and federal governments, research laboratories, inspection agencies, environmental agencies, engineering firms, consulting companies, industrial plants, and hydroelectric utilities. Upon graduation, you will be qualified to work as an engineering technologist, project manager, environmental protection officer (EPO), compliance officer, lab supervisor, lab technologist, hydraulics/hydrology technologist or a water analyst. Potential Careers Project Coordinator (Civil Construction) $43,700 - $120,000 Civil Technologist I/II (Civil Construction) $39,600 - $92,100 Construction Inspector/Estimator (Civil Construction) $24,800 - $100,900 Project Coordinator (Water Resources) $43,700 - $120,000 Urban Planner $47,600 - $101,600 Water Resources Technologist I/II (Water Resources)$39,600 - $92,100 Admission Requirements Grade 12 with Pre-Calculus 30 Previous: Grade 12 with Math A30, B30 and C30 English Language Requirement 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. ACCUPLACER© 85 Arithmetic 40 College Level Math 80 Elementary Algebra 75 Reading 75 Sentence 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. [-]

Diploma Environmental Engineering Technology

Campus Full time 76 weeks September 2017 Canada Moose Jaw

Environmental 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. [+]

Environmental 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. 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 27-month diploma offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus. You’ll take five academic semesters and participate in two consecutive Co-operative Education work terms. The well-rounded curriculum includes: computer applications and modeling ecology, hydraulics and water chemistry environmental impact and mitigation environmental monitoring and control meteorology and atmospheric data collection and analysis soil analysis solid and liquid waste management surveying and drafting Your 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 Advantage 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. Diploma to Degree Use 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. Your Career Jobs in environmental engineering technology can involve construction and design, environmental monitoring and assessment, pollution control, site remediation and reclamation, environmental audits and impact assessments, research, technical sales and support for waste management. You could work in an office or a field setting, as part of a team or independently. Potential employers include engineering firms, environmental consultants, telecommunication firms, utilities, municipalities and government agencies. Potential Careers Project Coordinator $43,700 - $120,000 Environmental Technologist I/II $39,600 - $92,100 Environmental Site Assessor $36,100 - $91,000 Admission Requirements Grade 12 with Pre-Calculus 30* English Language Requirement *Previous Saskatchewan mathematics requirement also accepted: Math A30, B30 and C30 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. ACCUPLACER© 85 Arithmetic 40 College Level Math 80 Elementary Algebra 75 Reading 75 Sentence 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. [-]

Diploma Hotel and Restaurant Management

Campus Full time 70 weeks September 2017 Canada Saskatoon

If 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. [+]

If 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 & marketing catering and convention management cooking and food preparation food and beverage service hotel front office and housekeeping restaurant planning and management Get Cooking As 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 You Saskatchewan’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 Experience When 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 Degree Use 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). Your Career It’s a big, wide world for Hotel and Restaurant Management grads. The potential job market is much more than hotels and restaurants—it’s casinos, resorts, cruise ship lines, convention centres, private clubs, golf courses and seniors’ communities. Look for supervisory and management jobs in hotel administration, front office and housekeeping, in banquet and catering, food and beverage service, sales and marketing. You can also put your diploma to work in your own business. Potential Careers Sales Manager $48,600 - $128,500 Restaurant Manager $27,100 - $75,100 Hotel General Manager $32,600 - $131,000 Admission Requirements Grade 12 You must be 18 years old as of August 15 in the year of admission. English Language Requirement 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. ACCUPLACER© 80 Arithmetic 75 Reading 75 Sentence 4 WritePlacer 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. [-]

Diploma in Business

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Canada Prince Albert Saskatoon Moose Jaw + 2 more

Our 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 that in Year 1 - Semester 2, students must take one of either ACCT 125 or ACCT 225. [+]

Our 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 that in Year 1 - Semester 2, students must take one of either ACCT 125 or ACCT 225. 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 or online degree programs at 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 and Athabasca University or online degree programs at 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 and Athabasca University or online degree programs at 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. Saskatchewan 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 on an online degree in Business from 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. 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 and Athabasca University or online degree programs at 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. Admission Requirements Grade 12 with any 30-level math, or successful completion of three (3) courses, of at least 3 credit units each, from this program (year 1) English Language Requirement 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. ACCUPLACER© 75 Arithmetic 65 Elementary Algebra 65 Reading 65 Sentence 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. [-]

Diploma in Computer Engineering Technology

Campus Full time 76 weeks September 2017 Canada Moose Jaw

If you’re fascinated by what makes computers tick, both inside (hardware) and out (software), becoming a computer engineering technologist has great possibilities. Work in traditional IT roles, get into gaming and web applications and explore growing opportunities in IT security. The future is still unfolding, and your career could go in many directions. [+]

If you’re fascinated by what makes computers tick, both inside (hardware) and out (software), becoming a computer engineering technologist has great possibilities. Work in traditional IT roles, get into gaming and web applications and explore growing opportunities in IT security. The future is still unfolding, and your career could go in many directions. The Computer Engineering Technology program is a three-year 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 circuits design, fabricate and populate printed circuit boards program personal computers and microcontrollers using various programming languages design and test interfaces between computers and peripherals design, install and administer networks design and test various digital data transmission systems install, configure and maintain workstations and servers in various operating system environments A 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 Advantage 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. Diploma to Degree Use your diploma to ladder into an engineering degree at Lakehead University in Ontario or a technology degree at Memorial University in Newfoundland. Your Career Graduates work as network administrators, systems coordinators and systems analysts in IT training and support, research and development and customer sales and service. You can also pursue your dream career in gaming and multimedia development, graphical user interface development, IT security, web-based applications and more. Potential Careers Computer Systems Analyst $45,800 - $75,100 Computer Engineering Technologist $37,500 - $85,400 Computer Network Technician $31,200 - $100,100 Admission Requirements Grade 12 with a minimum of 60% in Pre-Calculus 30* English Language Requirement Note Colour blindness may hinder laboratory performance and certain employment opportunities. *Previous Saskatchewan mathematics requirement also accepted: Minimum of 60% in Math B30 and C30 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. ACCUPLACER© 85 Arithmetic 40 College Level Math 80 Elementary Algebra 75 Reading 75 Sentence 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. Accreditation Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) valid until March 1, 2017. The Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) accredits the program at the Engineering Technologist level, which allows you to work across Canada. [-]

Postgraduate Certificate

Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Management

Campus Full time 30 weeks September 2017 Canada Moose Jaw

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. [+]

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. Your Career Graduates from Saskatchewan Polytechnic business programs are in demand. You will find opportunities in diverse occupations and sectors, including positions as administrative supervisors, general administrators, and managers in the natural resources, health, service, trade, and transportation sectors. Potential Careers Human Resources Administrator $43,100 - $110,000 Logistics Manager $21,300 - $106,500 Administrative Supervisor $27,600 - $66,200 Admission Requirements A conferred bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized post-secondary institution English Language Requirement 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. [-]

Certificate

Certificate Business

Campus or Online Full time Part time 32 weeks January 2017 Canada Moose Jaw Prince Albert Saskatoon + 3 more

Business 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. [+]

Business 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 at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw, Prince Albert and Saskatoon campuses. You can also take the courses through Continuing Education. If you take courses through Continuing Education, you are not required to apply for admission or meet the requirements. Once you have successfully completed all the courses in the program, simply apply to graduate. 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 Graduation Your 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 Diploma The 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 Lethbridge and University Canada West. Your Career A Saskatchewan Polytechnic Business certificate opens many doors. Explore entry-level opportunities in banking, retail, real estate, human resources, insurance, marketing and more. Work for a small business, large corporation, government department or non-profit organization. Start your own business or take the family business to the next level. Entry-level positions include management trainees, administrative assistants, financial officers and sales representatives. Potential Careers Management Trainee $53,400 - $111,000 Financial Officer $47,700 - $98,700 Accounting Clerk $29,200 - $57,200 Admission Requirements Grade 12 with any 30-level math, or successful completion of three (3) courses, of at least 3 credit units each, from this Business certificate program or the Business diploma (year 1) program English Language Requirement Note Computer experience using a Windows application is recommended 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. ACCUPLACER© 75 Arithmetic 65 Elementary Algebra 65 Reading 65 Sentence 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. [-]

Certificate Disability Support Worker

Campus or Online Full time Part time 36 weeks September 2017 Canada Saskatoon + 1 more

Do 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. [+]

Do 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 skills behavioural support and crisis prevention disability support services exceptionalities and human growth & development interpersonal, professional and employability skills person-centred planning quality of life enhancements Enhancing Lives As 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 Experience Practical 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. Your Career When you graduate, you’ll be qualified to work as a disability support worker, supportive living worker, educational assistant, vocational training worker or community residential worker. Work environments include health care and long-term care facilities, educational institutions, group homes and more. Look for job opportunities with community-based agencies, school systems and government agencies. For more information, contact the Student Employment Services at a campus nearest you. Potential Careers Disability Support Worker $28,800 - $69,200 Admission Requirements Grade 12 English Language Requirement Note Admitted students will be required to provide evidence of a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search prior to entering required coursework and practicum with children, youth and adults. At the discretion of the agency, a student may be declined access to a practicum placement based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check, personal interview and/or medical assessment. A student must complete the practicum placements to graduate from the program. The cost of the Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search is the student's responsibility. Proof of current Standard First Aid and CPR 'C' or equivalent may be required prior to entry into a practicum. 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. ACCUPLACER© 50 Arithmetic 75 Reading 75 Sentence 4 WritePlacer 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. [-]

Certificate Telecommunications Networking Technician

Campus Full time 45 weeks September 2017 Canada Regina

The 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. [+]

The 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. Nationally Accredited Program The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists’ (CCTT) Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) accredits the program at the technician level. Students will also obtain international recognition upon completion of the CFOT and CPCT certifications from the Fiber Optic Association Inc. Your Career As the telecommunications industry continues to grow and evolve, the demand for technicians remains strong. Graduates of the program may find employment in: telecommunications systems design, construction and installation; computer networking systems installation; satellite communications equipment installation and repair; and fibre optics splicing and installation and more. Potential Careers Fibre Optics Installation and Repair $43,700 - $74,900 Telecommunications Trunking and Switching Technician $43,700 - $74,900 Regional Cable TV Technician $27,800 - $69,600 Admission Requirements Grade 12 with a minimum of 60% in Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 30 or Foundations of Math 20 or Pre-Calculus 20 English Language Requirement 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. ACCUPLACER© 75 Arithmetic 60 Elementary Algebra 75 Reading 75 Sentence 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. [-]

Videos

Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Tomorrow in the Making

Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Locations

Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Library