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Business - Year One

Post-Secondary Education - Business

Sask Polytech Diploma (Year 1)

Thinking about a career in business? Take the first year of the Sask Polytech Business Diploma program at Carlton Trail College. This program provides a solid foundation of major business concepts and principles in accounting, marketing, management, human resources, insurance, finance and entrepreneurship.

Year One prepares you to pursue entry-level positions in a wide range of industries or you can go on to complete the second year of the Business Diploma and specialize in accountancy, financial services, human resources, insurance, management or marketing. You may also be eligible to transfer credits to the University of Regina's Paul J. Hill School of Business or the University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business.

This program prepares you for entry-level positions in a variety of industries such as banking, retail, real estate, small and large business, government and non-profit organizations.

The first year of the Business Diploma is approximately 32 weeks long.


The following courses are offered:

ACCT 122 - Introductory Financial Accounting 1

Your studies will focus on an introduction to financial accounting designed to provide you with accounting skills to handle business transactions. The course will include bookkeeping techniques, accounting for a merchandising concern and control over cash and receivables. Accounting for payroll is also introduced in this course. ACCT 122 is a companion to ACCT 125 (Introductory Financial Accounting 2) which continues the study of basic financial accounting.
Credit Units: 6  Course Hours: 96.0

ADMN 220 - Organizational Behaviour

You will study human behaviour in organizations and develop the skills needed to deal with people at work. Your studies include content on individual behaviour, values, interpersonal relationships and communications, groups and team dynamics, organizational culture, leadership, and change. You will study these aspects of human behavior within the context of diverse formal organizations.
Credit Units: 4  Course Hours: 60.0

BCOM 105 - Business Communications

You will develop fundamental employability skills through study of the principles of communication and active listening techniques. The course content includes development of effective writing skills and formatting. You will apply the principles and skills by writing business messages for positive, negative and persuasive purposes. You will examine ways to apply communication skills to cross-cultural situations. You will learn to apply effective presentation skills when delivering oral presentations and conducting business meetings. You will write short reports.

Credit Units: 5  Course Hours: 80.0


COMP 120 - Information Systems

Your studies will focus on the practical use of Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel from the Microsoft Office Professional software suite. You will learn a wide range of skills from intermediate to advanced in each of the applications.

Credit Units: 4  Course Hours: 64.0

ECON 120 - Microeconomics

Your studies will focus on an introduction to microeconomics. You will learn how individuals, businesses and governments make decisions in a world of scarce resources and unlimited wants. You will study how production and consumption choices are made in a market economy. You will learn to analyze economic fundamentals in supply, demand, costs, response to price changes, and income distribution. Finally, you will gain an understanding of the most common market structures along with their price and output determination in the Canadian economic marketplace.

Credit Units: 4  Course Hours: 60.0


HR 120 - Introduction to Human Resource Management

Your studies will focus on an overview of human resource management and practices. You will learn the impact of job analysis; planning, recruiting, and selection processes; training, developing and compensation considerations, and management performance and labour relations. You will discuss employee and organizational ethics throughout the course, and your studies will emphasize the use of human resource management to achieve high organizational performance.

Credit Units: 4  Course Hours: 64.0

LAW 220 - Commercial Law

Your studies will focus on the field of commercial law. You will examine in detail the concepts of contract law and how these concepts are influenced by various legislative acts and common law. Other legal concepts in your studies will focus on: torts, agency, various forms of business organizations, the sale of goods, employment, bailments, insurance, real and intellectual property, and secured transactions.

Credit Units: 4  Course Hours: 64.0

MATH 139 - Business Mathematics

You will deal with business problems involving ratios, proportions and percent. You will study the mathematics of merchandizing by examining discounts and markups. You will deal with the concept of the time value of money and how it is applied to both simple and compound interest. You will study ordinary annuities and specifically how they relate to mortgages.

Credit Units: 4  Course Hours: 64.0

MKTG 120 - Marketing

You will discover the dynamic field of marketing. You will explore what marketing is, how it works, and the effect it can have on consumers and on society. At the end of the course, you should have a strong sense of how to market ideas, skills, as well as products and services. Marketing concepts you will learn include: the strategic marketing planning process, market research, segmentation, positioning, consumer behaviour, and the marketing mix.

Credit Units: 5  Course Hours: 80.0

ELECTIVES - To Be Determined

Part of the first year of the Business Diploma program includes two additional courses.  These courses will be determined closer to the start of the program.


Grade 12 & English Language Requirement

*Apply before June 15, 2020 and be entered to win a $1,000 Scholarship!

Application Fee:$ 45.00
Total: $ 45.00

Program Details

Start Date:September 01, 2020
Dates & Times:

Starts September 2020*

*Apply before June 15, 2020 and be entered to win a $1,000 Scholarship!

Application Notes:

*Apply before June 15, 2020 and be entered to win a $1,000 Scholarship!

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306.682.2623 or 1.800.667.2623