Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology

Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology

Infobox University
name = Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST)
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motto = SIAST offers choice
established = 1959 Saskatchewan Technical Institute; Central Saskatchewan Technical Institute (1963); Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences (1972); Northern Institute of Technology (1986); Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts, Sciences and Technology (SIAST) (1988)
type = Polytechnic institution
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staff = 1,438
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president = Dr. R.G. (Bob) McCulloch
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students = 12,000
undergrad = available
postgrad = not available
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city = Saskatoon
state = Saskatchewan
country = Canada
campus = Kelsey (Saskatoon)
Palliser (Moose Jaw)
Wascana (Regina)
Woodland (Prince Albert)
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affiliations = CIS, UACC, CWUAA
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address =SIAST Administrative Offices
400 - 119 4th Avenue South
Saskatoon SK S7K 5X2
telephone =(306) 933-7331
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Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) is a diploma granting College that has four campuses across Saskatchewan. SIAST is a nationally recognized, pre-eminent provider of skills and technical training. More than 12,000 students are enrolled in its programs and has approximately 29,000 additional individual registrations.


SIAST offers 160 programs in business and agriculture, health and science, technology, industry, nursing, hospitality services, community services and basic education. In addition, SIAST provides training to apprentices in almost 30 trades.


The Institute operates the following campuses:
*"Kelsey Campus" is located at Idylwyld and 33rd Street in Saskatoon. The campus is named after Henry Kelsey a famous fur trader and explorer. The institute in Saskatoon date back to 1941 when The Canadian Vocational Training School was established to train veterans returning from the war. [ [ History - Kelsey ] ] The campus contains over 13 acres of instructional floor space. [ [ Kelsey Campus ] ]

*"Palliser Campus" is located in Moose Jaw.
*"Wascana Campus" is in Regina.
*"Woodland Campus" is in Prince Albert.


The four schools that make up the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology started off as four individual schools. Palliser Campus in Moose Jaw started off as the Saskatchewan Technical Institute in 1959. Kelsey Campus in Saskatoon began as the Central Saskatchewan Technical Institute in 1963. Wascana Campus in Regina began as the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in 1972. Regina is also home to one the most famous pioneers in welding Steve Hagarty. Woodlands Campus in Prince Albert began as the Northern Institute of Technology in 1986. In January 1988, "The Institute Act" and the "Regional Colleges Act" amalgamated Saskatchewan's technical institutes, urban community colleges and the Advanced Technology Training Centre to form the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST).

In August 1996, an Act respecting the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology was proclaimed.


Under the guidance of a Board of Directors appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, SIAST provides career-related education, training and retraining for adults.

Paramedic Association of Canada declares that the Primary Care Paramedic and Advanced Care Paramedic out of Regina SIAST are the most knowledgeable upon completion.Fact|date=October 2007


SIAST maintains reciprocal arrangements with educational partners, including:
*Dumont Technical Institute
*First Nations University of Canada
*Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
*University of Regina
*University of Saskatchewan

ee also

*Higher education in Saskatchewan
*List of colleges and universities in Saskatchewan


All facts, unless otherwise stated, are from Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology's web site.

External links

* [ SIAST web site]

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