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Introduction
siast graduates in high demand
Employment rate one of the highest among peer colleges
Welcome to the SIAST Career Guide for 2013–14. Whether you are exploring post-secondary for the first time or returning to improve your career prospects, thank you for including SIAST as you consider your educational options. We live in a time when the significance of post-secondary technical education and innovation has never been greater— both for individual success and for the strength of the province. Technological advancements, resource-driven economic growth, changing demographics and industry demand for skilled workers have created a scenario where, more than ever before, technical education is becoming a first choice for learners attracted to lucrative job and career opportunities. SIAST’s strength is in providing high-quality, career-focused education. Our focus on equipping students with marketable skills contributes to a consistently high employment rate for SIAST grads—one of the highest among peer colleges.* Our relevant curriculum also earns us a solid endorsement from employers—almost all say they would hire a SIAST grad again. Most students can complete their SIAST certificate or diploma program and be out in the workforce in two years or less. There’s no question that getting an education at SIAST can be an intense experience. But for students who know what they want and who are prepared to work hard to achieve their goals, our approach positions students for success. We offer: • • • • • • • • • Small class sizes with plenty of one-on-one instructor time. Practical learning opportunities in every program. Faculty with real-world experience. Counselling support. Employment services. Curriculum informed by employer input. Flexible delivery options. Aboriginal support services. Recognition of prior learning and transfer credit options.

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Applied/Visual Media ..........................................3 Aviation ..............................................................3 Business.............................................................4 Education and Early Learning ............................6 Engineering Technology .....................................6 Health Services...................................................8 Hospitality.........................................................10 Human Services ...............................................11 Industrial/Trades ...............................................12 Justice .............................................................14 Natural Resources ............................................14 Science ............................................................15 Nursing.............................................................15 Technology.......................................................16

Moose Jaw SIAST Palliser Campus

This guide provides sample career opportunities for our certificate and diploma programs, along with salary potential. If we can provide further information that will help you decided which program is the right one for you, please don’t hesitate to contact our Student Development offices. Whatever path you decide upon, I wish you every success.

600 Saskatchewan Street at 6th Avenue NW PO Box 1420 Moose Jaw SK S6H 4R4 306-691-8200

Prince Albert SIAST Woodland Campus
1100 – 15th Street East PO Box 3003 Prince Albert SK S6V 6G1 306-765-1500

Dr. Larry Rosia
SIAST President and CEO * 93% of 2011-12 SIAST grads were employed approximately six months after graduation; for comparisons with other institutions, see issuu.com/siast/docs/siastannualreport, Page 9, and www.polytechnicscanada.ca/membership.

Regina SIAST Wascana Campus
4500 Wascana Parkway PO Box 556 Regina SK S4P 3A3 306-775-7300

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Sample career opportunities were selected from the Government of Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC) system. The NOC system classifies jobs in Canada based on work performed and skills and education needed. The NOC names listed are intended to provide an overview of career areas that a SIAST graduate is most likely to enter. They are neither exhaustive nor exclusive. Actual job titles will vary. For more information on the Government of Canada’s NOC system, visit the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada website at www.hrsdc.gc.ca. Unless otherwise noted, earning potential values were derived from the Government of Canada’s 2011 wage reports for the Province of Saskatchewan and were determined using a 40 hour work week. For more information on the Government of Canada’s wage reports, visit the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada website at www.hrsdc.gc.ca. In some cases, additional income information is available at www.ae.gov.sk.ca/employment. Indicates value based on Canada-wide data. 2011 earning potential is based on Transport Canada regulated 1200 hours of flying per year.

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1130 Idylwyld Drive at 33rd Street PO Box 1520 Saskatoon SK S7K 3R5 306-659-4300

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SIAST Administrative Offices
400 – 119 4th Avenue South Saskatoon SK S7K 5X2 306-933-7331

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This career guide provides an overview of sample career opportunities available for SIAST’s certificate and diploma programs. Admission requirements and the complete list of required courses are not included. In addition, errors or omissions might inadvertently occur. For complete SIAST program information, visit www.goSIAST.com. SIAST reserves the right to alter program information at any time.

1-866-goSIAST (467-4278) myChoice.goSIAST.com

appliEd/ visual mEdia
Technology is creating amazing new avenues for creative expression. It all adds up to more career opportunities than ever before—careers that let you imagine, explore and create as part of your everyday work life. SIAST has the programs to get you started on a career where you can design your own future.

SIAST progrAm
graphic communications – diploma

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Graphic communications, in the digital age, is evolving in new directions … and creating new opportunities. The Graphic Communications program provides the conceptual and technical expertise necessary to build a career in the industry. Follow your passion—graphic design or printing. You’ll discover job opportunities in advertising agencies, commercial and shops, design firms, publishing agencies and more. Visit the program page to learn about the Canadian Printing Industry Association scholarship. Media is the focal point of information transfer in our society. Media arts production specialists use this powerful tool to educate, influence and inspire. The Media Arts Production certificate program provides the basics: learn how to transform creative ideas into a variety of media formats, operate production equipment, prepare materials and produce media programs. The diploma program builds on these skills with hands-on, in-depth training. Possible career paths include camera operators, media technicians, copywriters, editors, producers and more.

progrAm locATIon(S)
Regina

progrAm durATIon
68 weeks

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Graphic Designers and Illustrators Photographers Printing Press Operators

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$27,000 - $54,000 $25,000 - $61,700 $24,200 - $69,7003

media Arts production – certificate or diploma

Prince Albert, some distance learning options available

35 weeks

Audio and Video Recording Technicians Film and Video Camera Operators Producers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Occupations

$25,000 - $61,700 $19,800 - $69,300 $24,400 - $69,700

new media communications Whether you’re interested in web design or interactive media, career opportunities in new media are growing by leaps and – certificate bounds. Why not get paid for doing what you love? Develop your creative talent in graphic, web and interactive design. Learn to create websites, design graphics, develop interactive media, create digital presentations and more. Hone your skills in web and mobile technologies. Explore interests in photography, video, audio and 2D and 3D animation. SIAST’s New Media Communications certificate program provides a multi-faceted skill set on progressive media topics and software. – diploma The diploma program lets you develop advanced skills by specializing in two of three streams: digital graphic design adds the skills you need to create interesting and effective graphic solutions for websites, banner ads and other interactive media. Career paths include graphic artist, graphic interface designer, new media developer and web developer. Advanced certificate available online. dynamic web development adds the skills you need to develop sophisticated, interactive web content, including secure websites, online databases, electronic catalogues and e-commerce solutions. Career paths include web developer, web programmer and e-commerce system developer. Advanced certificate available online. Interactive media production adds the skills you need to create interactive media, develop material using content management systems and electronic learning environments, and explore emerging technologies such as mobile apps. Career paths include content developer, interactivity specialist and web developer. Advanced certificate available online.

goSIAST.com/AppliedVisualMedia

Prince Albert, Regina, some distance learning options available

See goSIAST.com Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers Graphic Designers and Illustrators Web Designers and Developers

$46,000 - $90,000 $27,000 - $54,000 $19,800 - $56,000

aviation
goSIAST.com/Aviation

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commercial pilot - diploma

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30 weeks

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Air Pilots, Flight Engineers and Flying Instructors

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$34,000 - $102,0004

Take to the skies with SIAST’s award-winning Commercial Pilot program, offered in partnership with the Saskatchewan Saskatoon Aviation Council (SAC). The SIAST/SAC Commercial Pilot program provides the training you need to become a commercial pilot. The program alternates ground school training at SIAST with actual flying experience at your home flying school. Earning your commercial pilot’s licence with multi-engine and instrument flight ratings will open the door to careers with scheduled or charter airlines and various air operators providing many different types of flying services.

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Business is evolving at a tremendous pace. Best practices today are revolutionized by new ideas tomorrow. SIAST programs can give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in this rapid-change environment.
SIAST offers career fairs, on-campus employer visits and program-specific job market postings to connect Business students with employers. Every year, our graduates are actively recruited by companies from across Western Canada. Many of our programs are recognized by leading national associations that let you earn a professional designation in your area of expertise.

why siast?
Student satisfaction—90% of students say they are satisfied with their SIAST program.

goSIAST.com/Business

why siast?
You’re among good company —SIAST trained over 3,600 graduates in 2012.
SIAST progrAm
Accounting – certificate

SIAST’s one-year Business certificate gives you a well-rounded overview of accounting, management, computers, communications, marketing, human resources, economics, financial mathematics, statistics and more. After you graduate, you can either jump into the workforce or continue your SIAST education by taking a second-year diploma. Specialize in accountancy, administration, financial services, human resources, insurance or marketing.

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Accounting is more than being good with numbers—it’s about using your skills to present financial information accurately and clearly. The Accounting program provides a practical, well-rounded introduction to the fundamentals of accounting, from bookkeeping to taxes. The curriculum is offered on a part-time, course-by-course basis through both classroom and home study. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to explore new career opportunities, including accounts payable/receivable clerk, bookkeeper or payroll clerk. Want to build a successful career in business? Start with a solid background in business basics. Business is a multidimensional career that demands many skills—a knack for numbers, a talent for organization, good people sense and personal initiative. The Business certificate program provides a foundational level of knowledge and skills in business practices, from accounting and human resources to computers, management and marketing. Move into the workforce quickly as an accounting clerk, management trainee, administrative assistant, financial officer or sales representative. Accounting is often called the language of business. Those who speak the language are in-demand in today’s global economy. SIAST’s Business Accountancy program provides a practical focus to specialized training in the accounting field. On graduation, you will receive advanced standing towards one of two key professional designations—Certified General Accountant (CGA) or Certified Management Accountants (CMA). And having the right credentials is essential for building an upwardly mobile career as an accountant, auditor or financial analyst. In a competitive business environment, strong administrative skills give you an edge in winning the best positions and promotions. Administrators are vital to any successful enterprise. The best ones are equal parts problem-solvers, organizers, communicators and team leaders. SIAST’s Business Administration program helps you hone your natural abilities, while providing specialized knowledge and skills. On graduation, you’ll have a choice of career paths— administrative clerk, financial officer, management trainee, merchandising manager and more. The financial services industry is evolving to meet the demands of a more diverse client base. That’s creating exciting new career opportunities for generation next. Our Business Financial Services program is designed to meet actual marketplace needs as identified by our financial services advisory board in conjunction with the Canadian Securities Institute. That means your education matches evolving industry needs, which means you’re ready to jump into the workforce as a management trainee upon graduation. No matter how high-tech the business, success or failure ultimately comes down to one critical asset—people. Businesses, institutions and agencies need trained professionals who know how to recruit, train, compensate, motivate and retain employees. SIAST’s Business Human Resources program provides the broad-based training you need to work in any sector, from health care to manufacturing. Build a career as an HR manager, recruiter, labour relations consultant, compensation analyst, training co-ordinator, organizational developer or benefits administrator. In business, technology is more than a tool—it’s a necessity. And that spells opportunity for specialists in business information systems. As system analysts, programmers, web developers and help desk technicians, specialists use their technical skill and business acumen to find solutions to challenging issues. It’s a great career option if you’re a self-motivated individual who enjoys problem solving and working with technology.

progrAm locATIon(S)
Distance learning options available

progrAm durATIon

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See goSIAST.com Accounting and Related Clerks $24,000 - $54,100 Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Clerks $28,000 - $51,400 Bookkeepers $20,800 - $60,000

Business – certificate

Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, 32 weeks Saskatoon, distance learning options available

Accounting and Related Clerks $24,000 - $54,100 Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Clerks $28,000 - $51,400 Customer Service, Information $22,300 - $58,000 and Related Clerks Financial and Investment Analysts Financial Auditors and Accountants Immigration, Employment Insurance and Revenue Officers $46,000 - $90,000 $34,800 - $101,100 $41,000 - $75,100

Business Accountancy – diploma

Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, some distance learning options available

64 weeks (includes 32 week Business certificate) 64 weeks (includes 32 week Business certificate) 64 weeks (includes 32 week Business certificate) 64 weeks (includes 32 week Business certificate) 64 weeks

Business Administration – diploma

Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, some distance learning options available

Administrative Clerks $28,100 - $54,100 Administrative Officers $27,000 - $66,600 Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Clerks $28,000 - $51,400

Business Financial Services – diploma

Moose Jaw, some distance learning options available

Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Clerks $28,000 - $51,400 Financial and Investment Analysts $46,000 - $90,000 Immigration, Employment Insurance $41,000 - $75,100 and Revenue Officers Payroll Clerks Personnel and Recruitment Officers Specialists in Human Resources $31,200 - $62,600 $29,300 - $78,000 $42,500 - $93,600

Business Human resources – diploma

Moose Jaw, some distance learning options available

Business Information Systems – diploma

Moose Jaw, some distance learning options available Moose Jaw, some distance learning options available

Computer Programmers and Interactive $46,000 - $90,000 Media Developers Database Analysts and Data Administrators $41,300 - $110,900 Information Systems Analysts and Consultants $51,000 - $96,000 Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Clerks Insurance Agents and Brokers Insurance Underwriters $28,000 - $51,400 $27,000 - $68,700 $33,100 - $57,000

Business Insurance – diploma It takes a unique combination of people skills and business savvy to succeed in the insurance industry. Individuals, businesses, farms, charities, government agencies, all need to manage risk and protect against loss; all turn to insurance professionals for guidance. SIAST’s Business Insurance program combines the knowledge and skills of a business professional with courses specifically related to the property and casualty insurance industry. At the end of the program, you’re ready to launch your career as a broker, agent, adjuster or underwriter. Business marketing – diploma Marketing is one of the most multi-faceted and exciting careers in business today. It can involve everything from product research and development to pricing, distribution and promotion. If you have the energy and ideas, the Business Marketing program can provide the knowledge and skills to get your career started as a marketing coordinator, assistant or representative in the retail, tourism, entertainment, technology, health, education, non-profit, industrial or financial sector. entrepreneurship and Small Business – certificate In Canada, it’s not large multi-national corporations that drive economic growth—it’s small businesses. Self-employment is a growing trend in Canada. More and more people from all walks of life want to live life exploring their entrepreneurial spirit. If you’re interested in establishing your own business, the Entrepreneurship and Small Business program is a practical start. It emphasizes hands-on training, real-world case studies and mentoring from experienced business owners. When you graduate, you’ll have an understanding of business fundamentals plus a comprehensive business plan for launching your own idea. With baby boomers retiring and young people wanting to work on their own terms, human resource professionals are busier than ever. Recruiting and retaining good employees is a big part of human resources management, but HR professionals also play a key role in developing programs and strategies to enhance organizational productivity and improve bottom-line business results. The Human Resources Management program provides the kind of practical training you need to get started, and it’s offered on a part-time, course-by-course basis. Administrative assistant, administrative support staff, receptionist—graduates of SIAST’s Office Education program work in a variety of positions, and in many different office environments. SIAST provides practical, applied training in everything from accounting to word processing, with an emphasis on computer applications. Graduates may continue on to complete a Medical Transcriptionist advanced certificate that will prepare them to work in a variety of medical settings.

64 weeks (includes 32 week Business certificate) 64 weeks (includes 32 week Business certificate) 32 weeks

Moose Jaw, some distance learning options available Prince Albert, some distance learning options available

Business Development Officers and $37,400 - $92,000 Marketing Researchers and Consultants Purchasing Agents and Officers $31,200 - $66,600 Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers $51,000 - $110,000 The Entrepreneurship and Small Business certificate program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to establish their own business. Career options and earning potential will vary.

goSIAST.com/Business

Human resources management – certificate

Distance learning options available

See goSIAST.com Payroll Clerks Personnel and Recruitment Officers Specialists in Human Resources

$31,200 - $62,600 $29,300 - $78,000 $42,500 - $93,600

office education - certificate

Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, distance learning options available

32 weeks

Administrative Clerks Executive Assistants Secretaries (except Legal and Medical)

$28,100 - $54,100 $31,200 - $62,400 $25,000 - $51,800

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Education and Early lEarning
If you’re interested in working with children and youth, you’ll find hands-on education waiting for you at SIAST. SIAST’s Early Childhood Education and Educational Assistant programs are highly respected. Our practical, hands-on approach to training prepares you to make a lasting impact on young children… and can you think of any better way to build a better future? Today’s libraries are more important—and more complex—than ever before. As a student in SIAST’s Library and Information Technology diploma program, you’ll get a hands-on, practical education in modern library procedures and techniques.

SIAST progrAm
goSIAST.com/EducationandEarlyLearning early childhood education – certificate or diploma

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progrAm locATIon(S)

progrAm durATIon
38 weeks (certificate) 76 weeks (diploma)

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Early Childhood Educators and Assistants

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$20,800 - $57,000

Early childhood educators enjoy working with children and have the necessary skills to create curriculum to support children’s Prince Albert, Regina, development in the early years of life. The Early Childhood Education program includes both one-year certificate and two-year Saskatoon, distance learning diploma options. The option you choose depends on how far you want to take your career. As a certified child care professional options available in Saskatchewan, your first job may be in a child care centre, preschool or a family child care home setting. A diploma in Early Childhood Education expands your opportunities to include work with infants and toddlers, and children with diverse needs, as a child care centre director or a community support worker in children’s programs. Educational assistants work with classroom teachers to create inclusive learning environments. The Educational Assistant Saskatoon, Regina, program prepares you to work with children and youth who have diverse learning needs. Most SIAST grads find jobs in distance learning traditional classroom settings in elementary, junior high and high schools, but you could also work in resource rooms, help options available with lunch and after school programs, or find opportunities in care facilities, youth centres and alternative education programs. Whether managing resource centres or administering small libraries, library and information technologists are point people Saskatoon, some on the information highway. Library and Information Technology graduates enjoy a range of career choices in school libraries, distance learning university and college libraries, resource centres, museums, public libraries, government departments, hospitals, law firms, options available consulting firms and more. You might start as a cataloguing technician or research assistant, then move up to supervisory positions.

educational Assistant – certificate library and Information Technology - diploma

38 weeks

Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants

$29,100 - $43,700

72 weeks

Library and Archive Technicians and Assistants Library Clerks

$32,800 - $45,300 $19,800 - $46,800

EnginEEring tEcHnology
SIAST’s Engineering Technology programs enjoy a great relationship with industry—that means you enjoy access to excellent career contacts and great starting salaries. Two years after graduation, 96% of our graduates are employed, and the average monthly salary is $3,235.

SIAST progrAm
cAd/cAm engineering Technology – diploma civil engineering Technology – diploma

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CAD/CAM engineering technologists are practical thinkers with a flair for creative problem solving and a unique ability to visualize how things work, and give ideas practical form and function. Career opportunities range from design and drafting, to quality control, to equipment programming and operation. Or you could work in product design, prototype development, solid modelling and stress analysis.

progrAm locATIon(S)
Saskatoon, some distance learning options available

progrAm durATIon
74 weeks

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Computer Network Technicians Drafting Technologists and Technicians Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians

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$25,000 - $79,000 $40,600 - $68,600 $25,800 - $83,900

Wherever a building, a bridge, a road or other structure is being built, you are sure to find that civil engineering technologists Moose Jaw, some are part of the team building it. Civil engineering technologists are employed in many different sectors. You could work as an distance learning engineering assistant in highway construction, utility structures, building construction or land development. Your first job might options available be in quality control as a technologist in concrete, asphalt or soil testing laboratories, or as a surveyor, drafts person, detailer or assistant designer. With experience many of the Civil Engineering graduates work in management, project management or as principals in their own companies. If you’re a creative thinker who likes playing with technology, becoming a computer engineering technologist has great possibilities. Moose Jaw, some The Computer Engineering Technology program lets you alternate classroom study with work terms to get a hands-on learning distance learning experience. Grads enjoy a choice of career paths—network administrator, systems coordinator or technical/systems analyst. options available You might work in sales, in R&D or customer support in large companies, institutions and manufacturing plants.

76 weeks

Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians $38,800 - $75,000 Construction Estimators $41,600 - $93,600 Construction Inspectors $37,000 - $95,700

computer engineering Technology – diploma goSIAST.com/EngineeringTechnology

77 weeks

Computer Network Technicians Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians Information Systems Analysts and Consultants

$25,000 - $79,000 $46,000 - $90,000 $41,600 - $80,100 $51,000 - $96,000

electrical engineering Technology – diploma

Electrical systems are the backbone of modern industry and power generation utilities. The increasing complexity of the field is Moose Jaw, some putting a high premium on skilled electrical engineering technologists. Electrical engineering technologists are more in demand distance learning today than ever before. They have the specialized skills our society needs to keep the power on—literally. Career opportunities options available include jobs with consulting engineering firms, power generation utilities, manufacturing firms, petroleum or mining firms, and more. Saskatoon, some distance learning options available

76 weeks

Electrical and Electronics Engineering $41,600 - $80,100 Technologists and Technicians Power Systems and Power Station Operators $59,600 - $94,000 Electrical and Electronics Engineering $41,600 - $80,100 Technologists and Technicians Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics $48,500 - $100,900 Occupations Unique to the Armed Forces $25,000 - $57,300 Telecommunications Installation and $41,600 - $74,900 Repair Workers

electronic Systems engineering As electronic systems become more complex, demand grows for individuals with specialized knowledge and skills Technology – diploma —electronic systems engineering technologists. They’re the ones who integrate technological innovation into our everyday lives. Electronic systems engineering technologists are creative team players who like a good challenge. They are in high demand and can choose from a variety of career paths, from electronic products and systems design, to development and production, to installation, sales and service.

74 weeks

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environmental engineering Technology – diploma

Careers in engineering technology are as varied as they are appealing. Want to work with state-of-the-art CAD/CAM design technology? Design and build high-tech electronic systems? Monitor the impact of industry on our environment? SIAST offers 10 full-time Engineering Technology programs at campuses in Moose Jaw and Saskatoon.

why siast?
SIAST offers recognition of prior learning so you can get credit for your past learning whether it was in a classroom or in the real world.
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engineering design and drafting Engineering design and drafting technologists perform computerized design and drafting functions in industrial or engineering settings. Moose Jaw, some Technology – diploma It’s a career path that requires practical thinkers, an eye for detail and the ability to visualize how things work and assemble distance learning ideas into three-dimensional space. Engineering design and drafting technologists create engineering designs, drawings and options available related technical information. You might work independently, but you are more likely to be part of a multidisciplinary team. When it comes to monitoring the impact of industry and urbanization on our environment, environmental engineering technologists are at ground zero. Environmental engineering technologists are there to monitor, assess and minimize the impact of urbanization on the natural world. Career opportunities are found in private industry, engineering and environmental consulting, and in government agencies. Moose Jaw, some distance learning options available

Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians $38,800 - $75,000 Drafting Technologists and Technicians $40,600 - $68,600 Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing $40,100 - $79,900 Technologists and Technicians Civil Engineering Technologists and $38,800 - $75,000 Technicians (Includes Environmental) Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health $39,500 - $90,000 and Occupational Health and Safety Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, $37,400 - $91,700 Consultants and Program Officers Land Survey Technologists and Technicians $29,100 - $64,7003 Land Surveyors $35,400 - $74,600 Mapping and Related Technologists $31,600 - $68,700 and Technicians Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics $48,500 - $100,900 Technical Sales Specialists - Wholesale Trade $27,700 - $85,800

76 weeks

geomatics engineering Technology – diploma

Computers are reinventing the way we see our world. Where yesterday’s map-makers used chains and levels, today’s geomatics Moose Jaw, some technologists use satellites and computers. Geomatics technologists are more than just land surveyors. They are investigators, distance learning designers, collectors and managers of geographic data—information essential to resource development, infrastructure projects, options available and virtually every kind of industrial, commercial, public or private construction project. Geomatics technologists are adventurous, diplomats, and problem solvers that often act as a point of contact to the public, engineers and contractors. Machines have become so complex it now takes the specialized skills of instrumentation engineering technologists just to look Moose Jaw after the instruments that control the machines. Instrumentation engineering technologists not only have a knack for fixing things, they have the ability to apply math, science and physics to solve complex problems. They’re employed in virtually every sector, with most opportunities concentrated in heavy industry, mining, manufacturing and production. Mechanical engineering technologists (MET) ensure that the machines and systems our society depends on work the way Saskatoon, some they’re supposed to. An MET may be involved in many aspects of the design, analysis, testing and maintenance of equipment distance learning across a broad spectrum of industries. You can also find opportunities in instrumentation and process monitoring, building and options available ventilation systems, as well as resource management and exploitation. As an MET, you will possess the skills to work solely, or as part of a team to ensure projects are successfully completed. Mining is one of the fastest-growing sectors in Saskatchewan. As a mining engineering technologist, you’ll be part of a team dedicated to ensuring smooth, efficient mine operation. You might work in mine surveying for surface or underground operations, mine drafting, mine ventilation monitoring, ground control monitoring or quality control. It’s a career path that offers good pay and opportunities for advancement. Saskatoon

76 weeks

Instrumentation engineering Technology – diploma mechanical engineering Technology – diploma

77 weeks

74 weeks

goSIAST.com/EngineeringTechnology

Drafting Technologists and Technicians Industrial Designers Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians

$40,600 - $68,600 $30,900 - $90,0003 $25,800 - $83,900

mining engineering Technology – diploma

72 weeks

Geological and Mineral Technologists $33,300 - $83,200 and Technicians Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians $38,800 - $75,000 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians $38,800 - $75,000 (Includes Water Resources) Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health $39,500 - $90,000 and Occupational Health and Safety Urban and Land Use Planners $39,400 - $76,100
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water resources engineering Around the world, growing populations and changing geographical demographics are putting pressure on the planet’s water Technology – diploma resources. This is increasing the demand for skilled water resource engineering technologists. How our society uses water resources in the years ahead will impact every sector—business, industry, agriculture, recreation and government. Water resource engineering technologists will be there—whether it is to ensure that a community has a safe water supply, or to assess and minimize the impacts of floods or droughts on a watershed.

Moose Jaw, some distance learning options available

76 weeks

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why siast?
SIAST offers flexible and distance learning through online, evening and daytime classes so you can learn with SIAST virtually anywhere.

HEaltH sErvicEs

SIAST is your fast track to a wide variety of careers. Check out your options, from emergency care to continuing care, dental hygiene to health information management, pharmacy technician to medical laboratory technology and more.

Many of our Health Services graduates are eligible to pursue industry certification or licensure. Some programs let you transfer into university degree programs. Other programs are modular, which gives you marketable skills without committing to all levels of the program. Our paramedic programs, for example, let you begin with Primary Care Paramedic and work through the advanced level once you’ve been in the workforce.

SIAST progrAm
combined laboratory and X-ray Technology – diploma

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62 weeks

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Cardiology Technologists Medical Laboratory Technicians Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists’ Assistants Medical Radiation Technologists Nurse Aides, Orderlies and Patient Service Associates

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$36,100 - $85,000 $35,400 - $74,900 $36,100 - $85,000 $53,500 - $86,800 $28,000 - $43,600

Advanced technology makes modern medical miracles possible—but it doesn’t run itself. The specialized skills of technologists Saskatoon, some are essential in helping to find answers to illness and injury. The Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technology (CLXT) program distance learning emphasizes a practical approach to developing the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a specific range of procedures, options available including laboratory tests, general radiography and electrocardiograms. Combined laboratory and x-ray technologists are trained to perform a specific range of procedures, with employment opportunities available in a medical laboratory, health care centre or hospital in a rural or urban centre. Shorter hospital stays, more outpatient treatment, an aging population, longer life expectancies—it all adds up to more jobs for continuing care assistants. The Continuing Care Assistant program provides the knowledge and skills you need to work with disabled, recovering and chronically and terminally ill people. Job opportunities are growing—and varied. You could work in a hospital, long-term care facility, private care home, acute care facility, integrated facility, supportive housing or special needs classroom. Cytotechnology is the microscopic study of cells to detect disease; cytotechnologists are its trained practitioners. The Cytotechnology program is nationally accredited and uses labs, projects and practicums to get you actively involved in learning and help you apply theory to real world situations. SIAST grads who successfully write the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science certification exam are recognized nationally—meaning you can work anywhere in Canada. Most cytotechnologists work in private, university and hospital-based labs. Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, some distance learning options available First year: Saskatoon, Second year clinical practicum: Regina, some distance learning options available

continuing care Assistant – certificate cytotechnology – diploma

30 weeks

86 weeks

Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists’ Assistants

$36,100 - $85,000

dental Assisting – certificate

In today’s dental offices, the dental assistant is the patient’s first contact … and the dentist’s right hand. The Dental Assisting Regina program is a nationally accredited program that provides a solid foundation of knowledge and practical skills, enabling you to work independently as part of a team of dentists, dental hygienists and dental therapists. Hands-on learning in SIAST’s dental clinic is a key feature. On graduation, you are eligible to write the national examination offered by the National Dental Assisting Examining Board. You could work in a private dental office, community clinic, or educational or health institution. The importance of oral health in our society has given dental hygienists a prominent role on today’s dental care teams. Dental Hygiene Regina, some is a nationally accredited diploma program. Hands-on learning in SIAST’s dental clinic is a highlight of the program. Grads are eligible distance learning to write the Canadian National Dental Hygiene Certification exam and license with the Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists’ Association. options available Licensure opens the door to careers in private dental practices, community clinics, government agencies and educational or health institutions. If you’re a detail-oriented person with strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, SIAST’s Health Information Management program could be a great career fit. SIAST’s Health Information Management program provides the specialized training necessary to manage the large amount of detailed information generated in health services today, while balancing privacy concerns. Electronic health information management is a growing part of the field. The nationally recognized program opens the door to a variety of career options—work in a hospital, community clinic or long-term care facility, with a government agency, educational institution and even a law office, insurance or pharmaceutical company. Lab work plays a crucial role in modern health care, which makes medical laboratory assistants an important part of the health care team. The Medical Laboratory Assistant program uses classroom instruction, practical labs and clinical experience to provide knowledge and skill development in collecting, processing and preparing patient specimens. SIAST grads who successfully write the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science certification exam are recognized nationally— meaning you can work anywhere in Canada. You might work in a hospital, medical office or walk-in clinic, or in a research or pharmaceutical lab. You can also use your skills in a veterinary, chiropractic or physiotherapy office. Medical laboratory technologists provide an important link between leading-edge lab science and individualized patient care. The Medical Laboratory Technology program is nationally accredited and provides knowledge and skill development in performing and evaluating a broad spectrum of laboratory tests. SIAST grads who successfully write the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science certification exam are recognized nationally—meaning you can work anywhere in Canada. Most medical laboratory technologists work in hospitals and research labs. Medical radiologic technology is a balance of cutting-edge imaging technology and hands-on patient care. The Medical Radiologic Technology program is a nationally accredited two-year program. You will learn to apply the principles of science and medicine to medical radiography, and to develop technical competency in the techniques and equipment used in diagnostic imaging departments. Graduates are eligible to write the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) national certification exam and once certified can work anywhere in Canada. Medical Radiation Technologists work in public and private medical clinics, as well as in veterinary clinics, scientific companies and educational institutes. Regina, distance learning options available

40 weeks

Dental Assistants

$35,400 - $47,800

dental Hygiene – diploma

76 weeks

Dental Hygienists

$66,600 - $89,400

Health Information management – diploma

67 weeks

Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management

$38,000 - $83,200

medical laboratory Assistant – applied certificate

Saskatoon (clinical practicum 21 weeks can take place anywhere in the province and at multiple sites), some distance learning options available Saskatoon (plus 1 week 80 weeks clinical practicum anywhere in Saskatchewan), Regina or Saskatoon (second year clinical practicum), some distance learning options available Saskatoon, some distance learning options available 88 weeks

Medical Laboratory Technicians

$35,300 - $74,900

medical laboratory Technology – diploma

Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists’ Assistants

$36,100 - $85,000

medical radiologic Technology – diploma

Medical Radiation Technologists

$53,500 - $86,700

occupational Health and Interested in becoming an occupational health and safety practitioner? SIAST offers the only OH&S program in Saskatchewan. Safety practitioner - certificate SIAST offers two options in occupational health and safety practitioner training—an entry-level applied certificate program and a more advanced certificate program. Grads work with federal, provincial and municipal governments; mining companies; natural resource companies; health care facilities; safety associations; and educational institutions. The advanced certificate program opens doors to careers with regulatory agencies and consulting companies across Canada. pharmacy Technician – certificate

Applied certificate: 33 weeks Saskatoon, distance learning options available Certificate: distance learning options available 40 weeks

Public and Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety

$39,500 - $90,000

Advances in pharmaceuticals, more educated consumers and an aging population = growing demand for pharmacy technicians. Saskatoon, some SIAST’s Pharmacy Technician program is nationally accredited and applies classroom theory to lab work and clinical experience distance learning in both community and hospital practice. You will develop the knowledge and skills to prepare medications for patients and assist options available pharmacists with the management and operation of a pharmacy. Graduates of the program are eligible to write the national examination provided by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC), and if successful, register to become a pharmacy technician in their province. Career opportunities are diverse and include practice sites such as community pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, long-term care facilities, home health care, pharmaceutical sales, manufacturing and insurance. The Advanced Care Paramedic diploma is a great way to upgrade your skills … and your earning power. The Advanced Care Paramedic program is nationally accredited and provides you with the skills and knowledge to work within Emergency Medical Services and in settings beyond the traditional paramedic environment. Today, advanced care paramedics are in demand and can be found across Canada working on a collaborative health team in emergency rooms, supporting patients in home care, working in industry and providing public health education in the community. As first on the scene to deliver emergency care, paramedics can make the difference between life and death. The Primary Care Paramedic program is nationally accredited and emphasizes an authentic hands-on training model augmented by hospital and ambulance practicums. Because the Primary Care Paramedic program is designed with input from industry employers, our curriculum matches opportunities and expectations in the actual workplace. Career opportunities for primary care paramedics are diverse with potential career opportunities including Emergency Medical Services, fire protection, industrial, mining and in the military. Regina

Other Assisting Occupations in Support of Health Services

$28,600 - $52,500

pArAmedIc progrAmS
goSIAST.com/HealthServices Advanced care paramedic – diploma 59 weeks Ambulance Attendants and Other Paramedical Occupations $64,000 - $90,000

primary care paramedic – applied certificate

Regina, Saskatoon

28 weeks

Ambulance Attendants and Other Paramedical Occupations

$33,800 - $64,100

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The hospitality sector is facing a critical shortage of talented workers—not just here at home, but in countries around the world. Whether you’re looking for a career with great mobility or have dreams of setting up your own business, SIAST provides a foundation for success.

IN DEMAND
SIAST Hospitality graduates are in high demand by employers. You’ll find job opportunities in restaurants, hotels, hospitals, private and public institutions, remote catering facilities, event and convention centres, casinos, tourism services and more.

SIAST progrAm
Food and nutrition management – diploma

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n Hospitality
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70 weeks

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Food and nutrition management is a multi-billion dollar global industry with a growing choice of career opportunities. Get an Saskatoon, some edge to pursue challenging careers as managers in the dynamic and growing healthcare and food service industries. With distance learning knowledge of nutrition and food service, business skills and human relations skills you are prepared to work in the nutrition options available department of a hospital, long-term care facility, or other food or nutrition-related industry. Nutrition managers work as part of a team with representatives from other departments and collaborate with dietitians to ensure client nutritional needs are met. In an industry that rewards excellent service, enhancing and polishing your skills makes good financial sense. Food and Beverage Service is designed to provide a strong foundation for a career in the food and beverage industry. The hands-on approach focuses on building your knowledge and skills in food service, bar management/mixology and customer service. It is the foundation of a successful career as a server, bartender or host/hostess. Food service is facing a serious labour shortage across Canada. The result? Growing demand and exciting opportunities for skilled workers. Whether you’re new or already working in the industry, the Food Service Worker program is designed to enhance your knowledge, skills and employability. The applied certificate program is delivered entirely through distance education, which means you don’t have to leave home or quit your job. Training in all aspects of food service operation, from special diets to food safety, qualifies you for jobs in hospitals, care facilities, hotels and restaurants. All travelers want a nice home away from home. Hospitality administration professionals ensure this by making their businesses run smoothly. Hotel and Restaurant Management provides a thorough background in front office, housekeeping, catering, marketing and food and beverage functions. Students enjoy strong industry support, through practicums, guest lecturers, scholarships and input into curriculum. Many graduates work in supervisory and management positions, while others have gone on to operate their own specialty restaurants. Distance learning options available

Manager in Health Care Restaurant and Food Service Managers Other Medical Technologists and Technicians(Except Dental Health)

$41,300 - $116,300 $22,400 - $66,600 $35,400 - $70,0003

Food and Beverage Service – applied certificate Food Service worker – applied certificate

See goSIAST.com Food and Beverage Servers Maîtres d’hôtel and Hosts/Hostesses

$19,800 - $28,100 $19,800 - $35,300

Distance learning options available

See goSIAST.com Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Occupations Food and Beverage Servers

$19,800 - $35,300 $19,800 - $28,100

Hotel and restaurant management – diploma

Saskatoon, some distance learning options available

70 weeks

Restaurant and Food Service Managers $22,400 - $66,600 Accommodation Service Managers $22,400 - $66,600 Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers $51,000 - $110,000

Institutional cooking – applied certificate

From baking to soups, sauces, meats and more, students learn how to produce nutritious, delicious foods in quantity. Prince Albert Institutional Cooking is a unique program that focuses on preparation of large quantities of food in commercial and institutional settings. Grads are in high demand at hospitals, remote catering facilities, private and public sector institutions, restaurants and hotels. Trade time and academic credit may be available for graduates who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices.

20 weeks

Cooks Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Occupations

$19,800 - $41,600 $19,800 - $35,300

meat processing – certificate Meat processing is one of the largest industries in Canada, with excellent employment prospects now and in the future. Meat Saskatoon Processing provides professional knowledge and skills in making sausage, smoking meats and curing meats. Learning by doing is a major focus of the program. Practical labs and a two-week practicum let you put your skills to work in real-world settings. SIAST grads work in different environments, including independent processing plants, commercial sausage kitchens and retail meat markets. professional cooking – certificate

18 weeks

Butchers, Meat Cutters and Fishmongers $19,800 - $40,200 – Retail and Wholesale Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry $20,800 - $31,600 Preparers and Related Workers Labourers in Food, Beverage and $21,800 - $47,800 Tobacco Processing Cooks $19,800 - $41,600

goSIAST.com/Hospitality

Saskatchewan’s most recognized culinary training program offers a comprehensive curriculum and highly trained instructors who share their passion for professional cooking. SIAST’s Professional Cooking program develops the skills and knowledge you need to join a team of culinary professionals. Get hands-on experience in state-of-the-art commercial and professional kitchens. Graduates have turned their passion for food preparation into careers as cooks, kitchen managers, banquet chefs and sous chefs. Trade time and academic credit may be available for graduates who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices. Short order cooking is a fun, fast way to get started in the cooking industry. Short Order Cooking is designed to provide entry-level cooking skills. The focus is on preparation of fast, simple meals and snacks and hands-on experience working with different foods and kitchen equipment. You’ll also learn how to simultaneously prepare a large number of orders. Trade time and academic credit may be available for graduates who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices.

Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, some distance learning options available Moose Jaw, Prince Albert

35 weeks

Short order cooking – applied certificate

12 weeks

Cooks Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Occupations

$19,800 - $41,600 $19,800 - $35,300

Human sErvicEs

Career opportunities in the human services field are diverse, growing and exciting. This is a field where you can truly follow your passion.
However you choose to make a difference, you’ll find SIAST programs provide the kind of well-rounded education employers are looking for. Our practical, hands-on approach to learning prepares you to make a lasting impact—it’s up to you to choose the field.

why siast?
SIAST progrAm
Addictions counselling – diploma disability Support worker – certificate

Employers love SIAST grads—almost 97% say they’d hire another SIAST grad.
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Addictions counselling can be a demanding career, but the rewards are tremendous—for you, your clients and your community. In our high-stress society, skilled addictions counsellors are in demand. The Addictions Counselling program at SIAST prepares you to become an entry-level addictions counsellor, community prevention worker or other human service program provider. Our program emphasizes experiential learning both in the classroom and during practicums in various community settings. Disability support workers believe every individual has a right to live life to the fullest, and they are passionate about participation for all. SIAST’s Disability Support Worker program prepares you to support individuals with mental, emotional, learning and/or physical disabilities. The flexible program lets you study on campus or by distance learning, with practical experience provided in community-based practicums. You’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a health care institution, educational setting, residential program, adult vocational training centre or community-based agency. Estheticians are skin-care experts who look beyond beauty products to offer treatments that keep skin looking fresh and healthy. A unique feature of the Esthetician program is the independent study, which lets you work through written materials independently, while still having access to an instructor and hands-on labs and practicums. There are growing career opportunities—in salons, spas, wellness centres, seniors’ homes, plastic surgery clinics and medical spas. Grads also have the option of moving directly into SIAST’s Hairstylist program. People who provide funeral services in Saskatchewan are licensed professionals with a deep understanding of the human condition and a sincere desire to be of service. SIAST’s Funeral Service program helps develop skills needed to support individuals coping with death and to provide the essential services involved in the care of final arrangements for their loved ones. The program is delivered in cooperation with the Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan. Study includes core components followed by specialties in embalming or funeral directing or both. Graduates are qualified to become interns at licensed funeral homes. Once you have successfully completed your internship, you write licensing exams to practise in Saskatchewan as a funeral director and/or embalmer. In the world of hairstyling, change is the most exciting part of the business. That’s a big attraction if you’re looking for a creative career. The Hairstylist program provides the foundation you need to earn a Learner’s Certificate and work as an apprentice in a salon or spa. A unique feature of the program is the independent study, which lets you work through written materials independently, while still having access to an instructor and hands-on labs and practicums. Grads also have the option of moving directly into the Esthetician program. Recreation and tourism professionals have a passion for the industry—a passion they demonstrate through innovative new ideas and programs. The sky’s the limit when it comes to career opportunities for energetic, outgoing recreation and tourism management graduates. You might be a recreation manager with a community or non-profit organization, a program planner in tourism and outdoor recreation education, a facility manager, special events planner, school-community coordinator, parks and recreation coordinator, tour guide or program interpreter. Saskatchewan’s tourism industry is growing in different ways, including demand for more sustainable tourism opportunities. Discover the booming field of sustainable tourism. Learn about the concepts of sustainability through hands-on experience. SIAST’s Sustainable Tourism program is designed to meet the needs of owner/operators in the tourism field who want to give their business a competitive edge. A therapeutic recreation professional’s goals are to improve the quality of life, leisure functioning and health of clients through recreation and leisure activities. Therapeutic recreation is a career that attracts outgoing, active individuals who like working with people of all abilities. Career opportunities are diverse. You might work in a hospital as part of a multidisciplinary health care team. You might also use your skills to improve the lives of clients in long-term care facilities, adult day programs, rehabilitation centres and mental health or community agencies. Being able to connect with youth is a rare gift. If you have the gift, specialized training will help you transform young lives. The Youth Care Worker program at SIAST includes both one-year certificate and two-year diploma options. The option you choose depends on where you want to go in your career. There are job opportunities in many different settings—residential group home, emergency child and youth care, parenting and family support service, foster care, youth justice, advocacy, community development, life skills training and more.

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$27,000 - $64,000 $28,600 - $52,500 $19,800 - $35,500 $19,800 - $55,000

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Prince Albert

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65 weeks

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Community and Social Service Workers $27,000 - $64,000 Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors $37,700 - $85,000

Saskatoon, distance learning options available

37 weeks

Community and Social Service Workers Elementary and Secondary Teacher Assistants

esthetician – certificate

Prince Albert

39 weeks

Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations

Funeral Service – certificate

Distance learning options available

42 weeks

Funeral Directors and Embalmers

Hairstylist – certificate

Prince Albert

45 weeks

Hairstylists and Barbers

$19,800 - $41,700

recreation and Tourism management – diploma

Saskatoon

67 weeks

Government Managers – Economic Analysis, Policy Development and Program Administration Tour and Travel Guides Recreation, Sports and Fitness Program Supervisors and Consultants Tour and Travel Guides Customer Service, Information and Related Clerks Other Professional Occupations in Therapy and Assessment (Includes Recreation Therapist)

$64,000 - $126,000 $20,100 - $52,0003 $35,900 - $65,100 $20,100 - $52,0003 $22,300 - $58,000

Sustainable Tourism – applied certificate goSIAST.com/HumanServices Therapeutic recreation – diploma

Distance learning options available

19 weeks

Saskatoon, some distance learning options available

68 weeks

$26,800 - $94,700

Youth care worker – certificate or diploma

Saskatoon, distance learning options available

35 weeks

Community and Social Service Workers

$27,000 - $64,000

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industrial/ tradEs
Electricians, carpenters, auto mechanics, heavy equipment technicians, machinists— tradespeople are involved in just about every aspect of modern life. And the demand for skilled workers just keeps growing.
goSIAST.com/IndustrialTrades

Reap the rewards of training at SIAST, Saskatchewan’s leading provider of trades training. All programs are designed with input from industry, so your education matches opportunities in the real world. Whatever trade you choose, be prepared to challenge yourself, because today’s trades are evolving at a rapid pace. To succeed, you need a wider variety of skills than ever before. But your hard work will pay off in a career with great mobility and excellent earning potential. In some instances, additional training or trade time may be necessary to realize career and earning potential. For more information, visit gosiast.com/programs/apprenticeship.shtml.

why siast?
You’ll develop job-ready skills that you can use in the workplace starting on Day 1.
progrAm durATIon
30 weeks

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carpentry – certificate You’ll need more than a hammer and nails to be a carpenter in today’s construction industry. Carpentry is designed for people not currently working in the trade. The combination of classroom learning and practical training prepares you to work in residential and commercial construction. Grads get jobs with general contractors, subcontractors and framing contractors. Trade time and academic credit may be available for grads who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices.

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Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, some distance learning options available Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, some distance learning options available

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Carpenters Roofers and Shinglers

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$29,100 - $58,200 $27,200 - $52,000

electrician – applied certificate SIAST’s applied certificate program lets you jump start a career in one of the most in-demand trades today. If you’re not currently working in the trade, the Electrician program will provide the knowledge and skills you need to work as an entry-level electrician for contractors, manufacturing firms industrial plants, mining companies or sales outlets. Trade time and academic credit may be available for grads who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices. refrigeration and Air conditioning – certificate

20 weeks

Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System)

$29,100 - $72,800

Refrigeration and air conditioning is a specialized trade that plays a role in just about every sector of our economy. The Saskatoon Refrigeration and Air Conditioning program prepares you to install, operate and service domestic, commercial and industrial equipment. Training on real refrigeration systems ensures you’re ready to tackle the everyday challenges you’ll find on the job. Trade time and academic credit may be available for grads who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices. Industrial mechanics help keep our lights on, our water running and our economy humming. There’s a saying among industrial mechanics: If it doesn’t have tires, we’ll fix it. It’s a good description of a career with so many possibilities. Graduates of the Industrial Mechanics program work at potash and uranium operations, oil refineries, manufacturing plants, grain handling facilities, power plants and more. Trade time and academic credit may be available for grads who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices. Prince Albert, Saskatoon

34 weeks

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics

$34,900 - $68,500 $80,000 for journeypersons

mAnuFAcTurIng progrAmS
Industrial mechanics – certificate 32 weeks Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics $41,600 - $83,200

Fabricator-welder – certificate One program, two certificates … double the career options. Fabricator-Welder is a dual trade program that prepares you to work in either the welding or steel fabrication trade. You could be doing custom fabrication, construction, mass production and maintenance in petroleum, mining, forestry, railway and other industries. Trade time and academic credit may be available for grads who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices. machine Shop – certificate Machinists are involved in the manufacture and maintenance of a wide variety of machinery, from massive mining machines to automated processing systems, processing plants, mining firms, potash plants, agricultural equipment manufacturing and general part repair and manufacturing. The Machine Shop program provides a solid foundation in basic machining skills. When you graduate, you’ll be ready for work in custom machine shops, machine shops, computer machine tool operation firms and large and small machine shops making parts and repairs. Trade time and academic credit may be available for grads who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices. Skilled welders are in demand in just about every industry, making it a career with great mobility. SIAST’s Welding program provides the foundational knowledge and skills you need to operate welding equipment and perform basic welding operations. Grads are in demand in Saskatchewan’s thriving oil and gas, mining, manufacturing and construction sectors. Trade time and academic credit may be available for grads who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices.

Saskatoon

34 weeks

Structural Metal and Platework Fabricators and Fitters Welders and Related Machine Operators General Machinists, CNC Machinists and Machine Technicians (operators)

$31,200 - $58,200 $31,200 - $72,800 $31,200 - $68,600

Regina, Saskatoon, some distance learning options available

34 weeks

welding – certificate

Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, some distance learning options available

34 weeks

Ironworkers Welders and Related Machine Operators

$37,400 - $74,900 $31,200 - $72,800

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Agricultural machinery Technician – certificate From global positioning systems integrated into equipment operation and systems management to computerized engine Saskatoon, some control for environmentally efficient operation, farm equipment has gone high tech—and so has the agricultural machinery distance learning technician trade. The Agricultural Machinery Technician program blends classroom theory with extensive shop work and a options available two-week work placement. Your skills are in high demand at leading equipment dealerships, service centres and large farm operations. Trade time and academic credit are available for grads who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices. There are more than 18 million motor vehicles in Canada; it’s like job security for auto body technicians. The Auto Body Technician program combines classroom learning with hands-on training in state-of-the-art shop facilities. When you graduate, you’re ready for work at auto body repair shops, dealer repair departments, equipment manufacturers, even aircraft manufacturing plants. Trade time and academic credit may be available for grads who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices. As vehicles become more sophisticated, demand increases for technicians capable of diagnosing and repairing problems. The Automotive Service Technician program prepares you for a career in the automotive industry. Job opportunities are more diverse than you might think—work in auto repair shops, service stations, engine machine shops, engine building plants and sales, service and warranty departments. Trade time and academic credit may be available for grads who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices. Whether working on buses transporting people or heavy equipment hauling earth, it takes a special kind of mechanic to keep the world moving. The Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport Technician program provides training in two distinct trades: heavy duty mechanic and truck and transport mechanic. A shortage of skilled people means more opportunities in the heavy equipment field (construction, forestry, mining, oil) and the truck and transport field (trucking companies, bus companies). Trade time and academic credit may be available for grads who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices. All machines have one thing in common—they need replacement parts. Parts management technicians make sure the right parts are available at the right time. The Parts Management Technician program provides training in all types of parts, parts applications and locations. Grads work in automotive, recreation vehicle and heavy truck dealerships; wholesale distribution centres; and for mines, mills, government departments and industrial suppliers. Trade time and academic credit may be available for grads who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices. Regina, Saskatoon, some distance learning options available 35 weeks Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics $35,400 - $80,100

Auto Body Technician – certificate

30 weeks

Motor Vehicle Body Repairers

$26,000 - $63,800

Automotive Service Technician – certificate

Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, some distance learning options available

36 weeks

Automotive Service Technicians

$27,000 - $66,600

Heavy equipment and Truck and Transport Technician – certificate goSIAST.com/IndustrialTrades parts management Technician – certificate

Saskatoon, some distance learning options available

35 weeks

Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairs Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics

$27,000 - $66,600 $35,400 - $80,100

Saskatoon, some distance learning options available

32 weeks

Stock Keepers and Store Clerks

$27,000 - $53,000

power Sports equipment Technician – certificate

Power sports equipment technicians specialize in “big toys”—snowmobiles, ATVs, outboard marine engines and motorcycles. Regina The increasing complexity of snowmobiles, motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) has created a strong market for technicians with the specialized skills to service them. It’s a career that requires good mechanical skills as well as an interest in new technology and computer diagnostics. SIAST’s Power Sports Equipment Technician program prepares you for entry-level jobs with major dealers and manufacturers.

35 weeks

Motorcycle and Other Related Mechanics

$28,100 - $66,600

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jJusticE
SIAST progrAm progrAm overvIew progrAm locATIon(S)
Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon

SIAST’s new Justice program cluster includes four unique programs—programs designed to address the unique needs of Saskatchewan communities while providing you with rewarding job opportunities. It is a chance to make a difference in your community, your province. progrAm durATIon
26 weeks

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Police Officers (Except Commissioned) Security Guards and Related Occupations

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$39,500 - $90,000 $21,800 - $43,700

Aboriginal police preparation Training for a career in law enforcement that goes beyond knowledge and skill development to include personal wellness – applied certificate and cultural awareness. Aboriginal Police Preparation is a program with a unique curriculum and highly trained instructors, each with experience in policing. It will help prepare you for federal and provincial policing positions, including the RCMP, municipal police, border services, airport and mine security, corrections, casinos and the military.

correctional Studies – diploma Security is just one element of correctional work. Good corrections workers contribute to public safety through safe, secure Prince Albert and humane control. They also assist offenders with their rehabilitation and reintegration back into communities as law-abiding citizens. The Correctional Studies program is delivered in partnership with federal and provincial correctional agencies. A hands-on approach to learning plus work placements gives you a strong foundation in correctional theory and practical skills. On graduation, you’ll be prepared for an entry-level position as a correctional officer in a federal or provincial institution, or a corrections worker in a youth facility, healing lodge, drug treatment centre or community-based justice program. goSIAST.com/Justice Indigenous peacekeeping – applied certificate If you’re passionate about making our communities safer places to live, work and play, consider a career in indigenous peacekeeping. Indigenous Peacekeeping is a program that prepares you for success in community law enforcement and community justice. The program is specifically designed for those who want to work in First Nations communities. Flexible off-campus learning and small class sizes provide a comfortable learning environment. Instructors bring real-world experience into the classroom, giving you an accurate picture of your chosen field. Distance learning options available

64 weeks

Correctional Service Officers Security Guards and Related Occupations

$28,600 - $70,000 $21,800 - $43,700

25 weeks

Security Guards and Related Occupations Other Protective Services Occupations

$21,800 - $43,700 $21,600 - $40,200

victim Services coordination – applied certificate

Provide advocacy, information, assistance and referrals to victims of crime or traumatic events. Working with the provincial Prince Albert, Regina Ministry of Justice, SIAST has redeveloped the victim services training into an applied certificate program. Victim Services Coordination gives you a foundation in case management, volunteer coordination, client service strategies, self-care and more. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to work as a victim services coordinator, assistant coordinator, domestic violence victim caseworker or Aboriginal resource officer.

12 weeks

Administrative Officers

$27,000 - $66,600

It takes wide-ranging expertise to manage Saskatchewan’s vast fisheries, forests, wildlife and parks. SIAST offers training in vital areas. Consider Resource and Environmental Law if you want to ensure resources are protected for future generations. Explore Integrated Resource Management to play hands-on roles in stewardship, or Geographic Information Science for Resource Management if you’re interested in helping map vast databases of information.

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geographic Information Science for resource management – certificate

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By linking maps to data, Geographic Information Science (GIS) has become an indispensable tool in resource management— Prince Albert, some and that has opened the door to exciting new career opportunities for skilled GIS analysts. GIS uses modern technology to distance learning link maps with database tables for use in managing wildlife, fisheries, forestry and more. It’s a career that demands computer options available literacy and problem-solving skills. It is also an emerging field with growing job prospects. GIS is a tool that is indispensable in any modern natural resource management company. You could work for a natural resources company, First Nations company/ community, environmental consulting group or government or municipal agency. GIS graduates have opportunities to ladder into degree programs, getting full credit for their year of training at SIAST. It takes skill and a passion for the natural environment to manage Saskatchewan’s vast fisheries, forests, wildlife and parks resources. Integrated resource management practitioners have that skill—and the desire to use it. Integrated resource management practitioners are analytic thinkers who combine a knack for science with a love for the outdoors. It’s an excellent career choice if you want a hands-on role in environmental stewardship. Your first job might be as a forestry worker, park interpreter, fisheries or wildlife technician, rare plant biologist or entry-level supervisor. You could also work for an environmental consulting group, government agency or natural resources company. For those with an interest in going on to earn a degree, you can apply your diploma toward two full years of transfer credit. Prince Albert, some distance learning options available

Mapping and Related Technologists $31,600 - $68,700 and Technicians Natural and Applied Science Policy $37,400 - $91,700 Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers Urban and Land Use Planners $39,400 - $76,100

Integrated resource management – diploma goSIAST.com/NaturalResources

72 weeks

Biological Technologists and Technicians $26,600 - $69,300 Natural and Applied Science Policy $37,400 - $91,700 Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers Silviculture and Forestry Workers $27,000 - $65,0003

resource and environmental Our province’s natural resources are protected to ensure their long-term vitality. Resource and environmental law practitioners Prince Albert, some law – diploma help ensure that protection is respected. Resource and environmental law practitioners are dedicated, detail-oriented people distance learning who excel at sifting through information and using the law to find solutions to tough challenges. Career opportunities are options available varied—work as a conservation officer, environmental protection officer or fishery, forestry or wildlife officer. You might work for a natural resources company or First Nations community. Transfer credit opportunities allow Resource and Environmental Law graduates to move seamlessly into the third year of degree programs at both Saskatchewan Universities.

72 weeks

Conservation and Fishery Officers $35,000 - $84,200 Immigration, Employment Insurance $41,000 - $75,100 and Revenue Officers (Includes Border Services Officers) Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health $39,500 - $90,000 and Occupational Health and Safety (Includes Environmental Officers)

There’s never been a more exciting time for a career in nursing—and SIAST can help open the door for you. With 16 innovative, award-winning programs, 245 nationally recognized faculty and staff, and enrolment of more than 5,000 students a year, the SIAST Nursing Division is preparing a new generation of nurses to meet the realities of modern health care delivery.
SIAST has been educating nurses for more than 42 years. Our alumni are practising throughout the province, across the country, even around the world. They are known for their commitment to high standards of practice, ethical behaviour, acceptance of diversity and skilful compassion. It’s a reputation that makes SIAST-educated nurses a welcome addition to any team. Careers in nursing are evolving in new and exciting directions. With so many choices, so many opportunities… begin your journey in SIAST Nursing.

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Compassionate and dedicated, licensed practical nurses are integral members of the health care team … and their skills are in demand across Canada. The Practical Nursing program combines classroom learning, high-tech simulation labs and clinical experience to prepare you for a career as a licensed practical nurse. As a graduate, you’ll be eligible to apply for designation as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). LPNs work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, physician’s offices, home care agencies, private nursing agencies and community health centres.

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

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$39,300 - $69,700

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psychiatric nursing – diploma Psychiatric nursing is a distinct profession in western Canada, and SIAST offers the education you need to become an RPN Regina, some —registered psychiatric nurse. As a graduate of the Psychiatric Nursing program you’ll be eligible to apply for designation as distance learning a registered psychiatric nurse (RPN) in all four western provinces and in the territories. It’s an open door to career opportunities options available in mental health and addiction services and working with persons with mental health challenges throughout the lifespan. RPNs work in acute care; community, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric health; social services; mental health promotion; substance abuse/addictions and educational programming. Saskatchewan collaborative Bachelor of Science in nursing – degree A new nursing degree … for a new generation. The Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) program is offered jointly by SIAST and the University of Regina. As a student, you’ll begin to work directly with patients in Year 1. The program’s innovative courses, clinical lab work, simulation learning and clinical practice education will prepare you for a rewarding career in health care. As a graduate, you’ll be eligible to apply for designation as a registered nurse (RN). RNs find employment in hospitals as well as community settings, outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities and community and public health organizations.

3 years Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) (7 terms, 86 weeks, 2,156 hours)

$53,300 - $93,600

Regina, Saskatoon 4 years NEW: Fall 2013 Swift Current

Registered Nurse (RN)

$53,300 - $93,600

SIAST is your door to a variety of careers in science. Work in medical research or environmental testing as a biotechnologist. Be a part of making building materials last longer or natural resources go further as a chemical technologist. Combine your love of animals and keen interest in science with a rewarding career as a veterinary technologist.

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72 weeks From safer food production to life-saving new medicines, biotechnologists help find solutions to some of society’s toughest Saskatoon, some challenges. The BioScience Technology program uses a practical, hands-on style of learning to prepare you for a career in distance learning medical research, animal and plant sciences, agriculture, quality control, micro and molecular biology, environmental science options available and more. Grads have the option of moving directly into the workforce or using their diploma to ladder into a university degree. Saskatchewan has what the world wants—potash, uranium, oil and gas. This resource boom is a major factor in the growing Saskatoon, some demand for chemical technologists. The Chemical Technology program develops knowledge and skill in chemical analysis and distance learning chemical plant operation. The emphasis on hands-on learning prepares you to work in commercial, industrial or government options available labs; in technical sales; and in industrial settings. Grads have the option of moving directly into the workforce or using program articulation agreements with various universities to ladder into a university degree. It’s more than a love of animals that inspires people to become vet techs—it’s a keen interest in science, health and medicine. Saskatoon, some In the Veterinary Technology program, you learn by doing. Practicums provide hands-on training, while your final semester at distance learning the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine gives you a unique opportunity to work with options available experienced veterinary technologists and veterinarians. Grads go on to work in veterinary clinics and hospitals, diagnostic labs, herd health programs, research, education, sales, zoological parks and animal shelters, and may choose to specialize in a variety of clinical areas.

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SIAST offers several transfer credit programs that allow you to get your diploma at SIAST and, if you choose, move on to finish your degree at university.
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SIAST Science graduates are highly sought after by employers. A recent survey shows that six months after graduation, 93% of Science graduates are employed.

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$26,600 - $69,300

72 weeks

Chemical Technologists and Technicians

$29,100 - $79,100

veterinary Technology – diploma

73 weeks

Veterinary and Animal Health Technologists and Technicians

$26,000 - $45,300

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Architectural and Building Technologies – diploma Architectural and Interior Technologies – diploma Building Systems Technician – certificate computer networking Technician – certificate computer Systems Technology – diploma

Technology is a field with an amazing variety of options. If computers appeal to you, SIAST can train you for careers in programming, systems design, network administration, database management and more. Build a career in electronics manufacturing, installation and repair. Or use your talents to meet the growing demand for specialized training in architectural technologies, building systems, power plants, waterworks and more. SIAST’s Technology programs are designed with input from industry leaders in your chosen field. Your education is relevant and up-to-date, and your hands-on training gives you a real edge in the marketplace.

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Architectural and building technologists are involved at every stage of design and construction, and in every type of building. As the complexity of modern buildings grows, the opportunities for architectural and building technologists expand. Many are self-employed consultants in the home building industry; others work for architects, engineers, home designers, developers, contractors and construction specialty companies. Architectural and interior technologists are team players who use their skills in the design of interior spaces—from private homes to public buildings. The chance to combine functional skills with interior design attracts many people to careers in architectural and interior technology. Your career choices include working with architects, interior designers, home designers, facility managers, developers, contractors and construction companies, or as a self-employed consultant. Commercial and institutional buildings are multi-million dollar investments. There is a high demand for trained technicians to ensure safe, efficient, 24/7 operation. Modern buildings integrate a variety of technologically advanced systems—heating, ventilation, plumbing, electrical, elevators and more. Building systems technicians oversee daily maintenance, troubleshoot problems and work with various tradespeople to ensure smooth building operations, day-in and day-out.

Architectural Technologists and Technicians $40,600 - $68,600 Construction Estimators $41,600 - $93,600 Technical Sales Specialists - Wholesale Trade $27,700 - $85,800 Architectural Technologists and Technicians $40,600 - $68,600 Construction Estimators $41,600 - $93,600 Technical Sales Specialists - Wholesale Trade $27,700 - $85,800 Facility Operation and Maintenance Managers $31,200 - $105,000 Property Administrators $24,000 - $69,000 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics $34,900 - $68,500 Computer Network Technicians $25,000 - $79,000 Technical Sales Specialists - Wholesale Trade $27,700 - $85,800 User Support Technicians $33,300 - $84,500 Computer Programmers and Interactive $46,000 - $90,000 Media Developers Database Analysts and Data Administrators $41,300 - $110,900 Information Systems Analysts and Consultants $51,000 - $96,000 Cable Television Service and Maintenance Technicians Electronic Service Technicians (Household and Business Equipment) Telecommunications Installation and Repair Workers $25,000 - $77,0003 $29,100 - $75,300 $41,600 - $74,900

Moose Jaw

76 weeks

Regina, some distance learning options available

36 weeks

Computer network technicians are often called the “network mechanics” of the 21st century. Computer networks are Regina, some essential to business productivity and global economic growth. Keeping networks up and running 24/7 is critical, which is distance learning why computer networking technicians are in demand. Enjoy a career with a variety of job paths: network analyst, administrator, options available system support technician, help desk analyst and much more. When businesses want more interactive websites, custom-designed programs and advice for the best network implementation, who do they call? We turn to computer systems technologists when we need answers to computer-related issues. It’s a career that lets you specialize in areas that interest you the most—programming, network administration, database management, systems analysis and design, hardware or applications, and more. Electronic components are critical elements in everything: personal computers to traffic lights to security systems. Electronics technicians keep it all working. Electronics technicians use their knowledge to manufacture, install, service, calibrate and troubleshoot a wide range of electronic equipment. It is a hands-on profession that requires good problem-solving skills and the ability to think on your feet. The reward is a career with great flexibility and lots of room to grow. Saskatoon, some distance learning options available

33 weeks

74 weeks

electronics Technician – certificate

Regina, Saskatoon, some distance learning options available

30 weeks

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power engineering Technology – diploma water and wastewater Technician - certificate

Power engineering is all about keeping the engines of industry running day and night. Power engineering technologists and technicians use their specialized knowledge and skills to control and maintain large, complex power and process systems. There are job opportunities in a wide range of facilities including electrical power generation plants, light and heavy industry, refineries, and public and commercial buildings.

Saskatoon, some distance learning options available

72 weeks

Facility Operation and Maintenance Managers $31,200 - $105,000 Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Process Operators $40,600 - $95,700 Power Systems and Power Station Operators $59,600 - $94,000 Landscaping and Grounds $20,800 - $44,800 Maintenance Labourers Technical Sales Specialists - Wholesale Trade $27,700 - $85,800 Water and Wastewater Plant Operators $19,800 - $56,000

Water and wastewater technicians work behind the scenes to ensure safe, reliable supplies of water. To protect the Distance learning environment and ensure the safety of our water supplies and to treat and dispose of our wastes, Saskatchewan requires options available certified operators in public and private water and wastewater utilities. A water and wastewater technician certificate gives you the technical education to apply toward certification as an operator in municipal, industrial, agricultural and recreational utilities.

32 weeks*

* Self-paced program equivalent to 32 weeks of full-time courses over a maximum of five years.

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