Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Cytotechnology

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Program Information

School:Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Faculty:School of Health Sciences: Saskatoon Campus
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics Technology/Technologist
Description:Cytotechnology is the microscopic study of cells for disease, and cytotechnologists are its trained practitioners. They are front-line investigators who use their skills to help health care teams solve complex puzzles of disease and illness.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic's nationally accredited two-year Cytotechnology diploma program emphasizes a hands-on approach to learning. You'll develop the knowledge and skill necessary to diagnose disease by identifying alterations in cell morphology (forms).
URL:Cytotechnology at Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Length:86 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $10,400

Cost shown is for Year 1 of the program. Additional costs apply.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade12 Science 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Biology 

Applicants are required to have: Grade 12 with English Language Arts A30, English Language Arts B30, Foundations of Math 30 or Pre-Calculus 30, Physical Science 20, Chemistry 30 and Biology 30, and a minimum of 70% in Foundations of Math 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 and each science. A minimum of 70% in Math B30 and a minimum of 70% in Physics 20 is also accepted. Physics 30 will not be substituted for Physical Science 20 or Physics 20.

Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 81]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Accepted applicants will be required to provide: evidence of a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search upon admission into the program - at the discretion of the practicum agency, you may be declined access to a clinical or work placement based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search (the cost of the Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search is your responsibility); current immunization records and meet Saskatchewan Polytechnic immunization requirements prior to entry into clinical practicum; evidence of CPR Health Care Provider (HCP), CPR Basic Life Support (BLS), CPR Level 'C' AED or equivalent certification upon admission into the program - CPR certification is valid for two (2) years from the date of completion regardless of the length of time indicated by the provider of the card or certificate - recertification may be required during your studies (the cost of CPR certification is your responsibility); evidence of current N95 and canister respirator mask testing upon admission into the program - N95 and canister respirator mask testing is valid for two (2) years from the date of completion - retesting may be required during your studies (the cost of N95 and canister respirator mask testing is your responsibility); and evidence of 2015 WHMIS Globally Harmonized System (GHS) certification upon admission into the program - recertification will be required every three years to remain current (the cost of WHMIS certification is your responsibility). Applicants must also attend an informational meeting with program personnel.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on April 08, 2019