Helping Canadians get back to work.

Carlton Trail College

611 – 17th Street Box 720, HUMBOLDT SK

Possible funding to those who qualify*

  • Saskatchewan Student Loan
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Bursaries
  • Scholarships


Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Education, Teaching Programs

  • The Adult 12 Program gives you the opportunity to obtain your Grade 12 standing, upgrade your marks or gain the prerequisites required for further education, or training in an adult-focused learning environment. You will need to complete successfully English Language Arts A 30, English Language Arts B 30, one Canadian Studies course (History 30, Native Studies 30 or Social Studies 30), one Level 20 or Level 30 Mathematics, one Level 20 or Level 30 Science and two electives at Level 30 to achieve a Grade 12 standing. The Adult 10 courses (Communications, Social Sciences, Life/Work Studies, Mathematics, Science, Financial Literacy and Career & Work Exploration) are designed for people who want to build on their knowledge and skills. Learners who complete Adult 10 successfully go on to further education, training or employment opportunities. You must be 18 years of age and out of school for 1 year.  You may be eligible for Provincial Training Allowance (PTA).

Engineering Programs

  • Power engineers operate and maintain the energy components in mines, manufacturing and processing plants, apartments, hospitals, schools, and other large buildings. This program provides practical training in boiler operations, maintenance techniques and tool usage. You will study Fourth Class interprovincial standardized material as preparation to challenge the interprovincial Fourth Class examinations. You will also acquire boiler firing time in a power lab and participate in industry work experience. There are employment opportunities in power plants, refineries, hospitals, pulp and paper mills, breweries, mines, gas processing plants, heavy oil upgraders, fertilizer or chemical plants and more.

Healthcare, Wellness, Pharma Programs

  • Train for an exciting career in delivering pre-hospital emergency care. Receive training in recognizing and managing medical and trauma injuries, mental health issues, and obstetrical, cardiac, and respiratory emergencies. Learn how to perform physical assessments, study the basics of pharmacology, and more. CPR Heart Saver ‘C’ AED/Standard First Aid, TLR and WHMIS is included. When you successfully complete this program, you’ll be eligible to write the licensing exam for registration with the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics. As a primary care paramedic, you'll find job opportunities at ambulance, air ambulance and fire protection services and at mining, industrial, manufacturing, milling or processing sites around Saskatchewan. This program is approximately 48 weeks long for a full-time program.

Languages, ESL Programs

  • Learn to speak, read, write and understand English as a Second Language.  Enhance your skills with a qualified instructor.  A combination of online/distance instruction and limited in-person learning may be offered. Enrolment is continuous throughout the year.

Skilled Trades, Auto, Fire Programs

  • The first portion of this course (Level 1) covers information about the items required to ensure your safety, how to recognize potential hazards and recognizing when to stop work and inform the supervisor for further assessment. Learn about what a ground disturbance is, when and why it occurs and more. The second portion of this course (Level 2) is designed for anyone that is supervising a ground disturbance, independently performing a ground disturbance, or issuing and receiving ground disturbance permits. You’ll become familiar with all the regulations and variances involved when a ground disturbance takes place. This course will take you from the pre-planning stage to the actual dig, and highlights the "musts" compared to the "shoulds." Level 2 is a standardized program recognized by industry regulators. Objectives are tested by a written competency exam. Certification, valid for three years, is issued upon completion of the objective.
  • Are you already a welder and want to upgrade your skills? Prepare for your written and practical Journeyperson Welding Exams. Saskatchewan Apprenticeship Exams are included in the course dates.  You must have at least 4 1/2 years and 8,100 hours (including 900 MIG and 900 Stick minimum) welding experience prior to taking this program.  It is strongly recommended that you take the Journeyperson Welding Terminology course prior to taking this program.
    Prerequisites:You must have at least 4 1/2 years and 8,100 hours (including 900 MIG and 900 Stick, minimum) welding experience.
  • Love the thought of having control over a large piece of machinery? The Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) Training Program provides the basic training for working with large pieces of equipment. Receive 220 hours in-the-seat training and theory instruction.  This includes specialty training on two pieces of equipment such as the crawler tractor, excavator, front-end loader or motor grader. First Aid/CPR ‘C’ and Ground Disturbance II Certificate training are included. Graduates may find employment operating heavy equipment in the construction, road building, pipeline, mining, forestry and other industries. This program is approximately 5 weeks long.
  • Are you looking for a career in the trades?  Have you thought about becoming an electrician?  The Electrician Applied Certificate Program is a great place to start. Learn how to install, test, replace and repair lighting fixtures, wiring and electrical equipment. You'll get lots of hand-on practice and you'll also learn how to read and interpret construction drawings. Trade time and academic credit may be available for graduates who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices. Graduates may find entry-level employment with electrical contractors in the residential or commercial construction industry or large manufacturing or mining firms and retail or wholesale outlets. This program is approximately 17 weeks long.
  • Do you like driving? Does a career on the road appeal to you? Consider a career as a Truck Driver. Drivers seeking a Class 1 Commercial Licence in Saskatchewan are required to undergo a minimum of 121.5 hours of training and pass a more vigorous Class 1 Road Test. The new Class 1 Commercial Licence curriculum includes 47 hours in a classroom, 17.5 hours of driving in the yard and 57 hours driving out on the pavement and focuses on basic driving techniques, professional driving habits, vehicle inspections and air brakes. This program is offered on an on-demand basis.  Please call 1.800.667.2623 for more information.
  • Carlton Trail College works closely with volunteer fire departments to offer this online program that covers everything from fire extinguishers and other basic fire equipment use and maintenance to water supply. Whether it's how to handle hose and ladders, safe driving, position pumping apparatus, aerial devices or how to respond to potential HAZMAT or WMD incidents, the program we offer meets the objectives of Volunteer Firefighting Departments.

    Sign up your Volunteer Fire Department with Carlton Trail College. Firefighters who are members of enrolled Volunteer Fire Departments are eligible.


Our Vision Changing Lives Through Learning Our Mission To serve students, business, industry, and communities by creating successful lifelong learning opportunities Our Guiding Principles
  • Respect
  • Accountability
  • Commitment
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
Saskatchewan’s post-secondary system began to change when a Saskatchewan Government advisory committee, chaired by Ron Faris, toured the province to investigate the continuing education needs of Saskatchewan.   The report presented the Saskatchewan Community College model where local resources could be utilized to provide learning opportunities to local residents. In 1973, the Saskatchewan Government passed the Community Colleges Act. “Pilot projects’’ were established in and around Humboldt, Swift Current, Yorkton-Melville and La Ronge. A Community Developer from the Department of Continuing Education, Ken Rodenbush was placed in Humboldt to begin the process of establishing a Community College.   Brother Bede Hubbard from St. Peter’s College was also recruited to assist. This region’s first Board Members were appointed on June 29, 1973 and included Ed McConnell and Marie Buschmann from Humboldt, Ed Schulte from Englefeld, Len Rundvall from Naicam, Grace Strong from Drake, Florence Altrogge from Middle Lake, Jean Warner from Watson, and Rev. Gordon Cole from Lanigan. Ed McConnell was elected as the first Board Chair. The role of the Board was to develop a mission statement and policy by which the College would deliver a broad range of adult education for rural Saskatchewan. Following their appointments, the Board hired administrative staff to put policy into operation. The initial staff consisted of Principal and Chief Executive Officer Lorne Johnson, Secretary-Treasurer Len Bobinski and Secretary Wendy Haidy. Program Co-coordinators were then hired to work with volunteer committees to identify needs and deliver programs. The first Program Coordinators were Glen Stumborg, Bob Welsh and Helen Warner. The first Information Officer was Hugo Tiessen. In the winter of 1973/74, a contest was held to name the College. The Board of Directors reviewed a list of submitted names and selected “Carlton Trail Community College.” This name had been submitted by Fr. Maurice Weber from St. Peter’s College. For a short time in 1973, the College was located in Humboldt in the Martinuk Building, 714 Main Street, Humboldt. The College administration then moved to the Marshal Building at the corner of 6th Avenue and 9th Street.   In 1979, the College moved to the former Creamery Building at 623 7th Street. When the College started in 1973, it served 34 communities north of the Yellowhead Highway extending to the northeast to Pleasantdale and to the northwest to Wakaw. In the following year, the region expanded southward to the Qu’Appelle Valley and eastward to Highway 35. Within this newer region were 86 communities and 44,000 adults. In 1987, the Regional Colleges Act replaced the Community Colleges Act. All Saskatchewan Community Colleges were reorganized and the College became “Carlton Trail Regional College”. The mandate and funding were changed to emphasize more credit programming and training for employment. Non-credit programming was de-emphasized. The College area was again expanded to serve an area of 45 Rural Municipalities in east-central Saskatchewan, spanning from St. Brieux in the north, to Lumsden in the south, to Wadena in the east, to the outskirts of Saskatoon. To serve this large area, offices were opened in Wynyard, Watrous, Davidson and Semans. In 2000, the College moved the Semans office to Southey. For many years, the College maintained principal administrative offices and classrooms in Humboldt, as well as offices in Davidson, Southey, Watrous and Wynyard and classrooms in Punnichy, Wakaw, and other communities. In 1984, a dedicated welding training facility was developed in Humboldt in the former Humboldt Journal Press facility. In 2011, the Davidson office was closed to refocus resources into needed areas.   In February 2012, the College administrative offices and classrooms moved from its location on 7th Street to new facilities, operated jointly with the City of Humboldt and the Horizon School Division, on the west side of Humboldt.  In June 2017, the Southey office was closed. In December 2015, the College purchased a church from the Village of Punnichy to establish a training centre to serve the growing education, training and student services needs of adult learners in Punnichy and the surrounding area.  Renovations to the building were completed and the Four Winds Learning Centre officially opened in December 2017. Between 2009 and 2010, a proposal to merge Carlton Trail Regional College and St. Peter’s College was put forth to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour. Throughout the consultation process, concerns were raised about the state of operations and organization structure of both organizations. Media reported the concerns and the public perception of both organizations was tainted. The proposal was denied. During this period of negative public perception, the Carlton Trail College Board was asked to resign, and a temporary administrator was appointed. In 2011, The Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration appointed a new Board of Directors and a re-organizational process began. In August 2012, Dr. Ivan Yackel was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer. Under the new leadership, in the spring of 2013, the new Board launched a new strategic plan, which identified three strategic goals:
  1. Achieve Student Success
  2. Serve Business, Industry, and Communities
  3. Attain Organizational Stability
Also during the spring of 2013, the College’s Board approved changing the name to Carlton Trail College and the use of a new logo. In August 2016, upon Dr. Ivan Yackel's retirement, Mr. Ralph Trosche was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer. In February 2017, Shelley Romanyszyn-Cross was appointed as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. In August 2017, Romanyszyn-Cross was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer. Since 1973, College programming has enabled students to take education and training close to home. Some of the longest running programs include the Secretarial training program (now called Office Administration), Welding, and the Adult High School Completion Program (now called Adult Basic Education). Today, Carlton Trail College offers a wide array of programs and courses in business, healthcare, human services, trades, technology, adult basic education, English as a second language, industry training, health and safety, computers training and professional and personal development. Services offered include academic advising, career exploration and planning, college financial aid advising, personal advising, scholarships and transitioning to employment supports. The College also offers customized education and training for business and industry. The College continues to maintain offices in Humboldt, Watrous and Wynyard and classrooms throughout the region, and employs over 40 administrative and program delivery staff. In addition, the College employs instructional staff for a wide variety of credit programs and hires teaching staff as needed for non-credit programs and courses.

*All student funding, whether made available privately or through various government branches, is only approved to those who qualify, by the original source of funding. There are many criteria that each candidate must meet to be approved. Schools can only inform you of what may be available.