Carlton Trail College

Founded 1973 | Humboldt, SK

Located in the heart of Saskatchewan, Carlton Trail College offers students the opportunity to learn where they live. Campuses are located in Humboldt, Watrous and Wynyard; additional classrooms are spread throughout other communities in east-central Saskatchewan. To serve adult students in Punnichy, the college purchased and converted a church into the Four Winds Learning Centre in December 2017.

Program areas include business administration, health, human services and trades. Many of these programs also offer work placements or practicums, and over 90 per cent of grads find jobs in their field. Workshops on critical thinking and study habits are offered to all students in full-time programs to help develop additional skills. Learning at Carlton Trail is linked to key industries in the region, including health care, mining and manufacturing. Scholarships are available to students enrolled in programs that are 12 weeks or longer.

The Humboldt campus’s facilities are connected to a building it shares with the municipality; it includes a fitness centre, curling rink, skating rink, swimming pool, cafeteria and convention centre. Courses in the popular welding program take place at the nearby Trades Building in Humboldt, while electrical and nursing programs are offered in Watrous.

Carlton Trail is one of seven regional colleges in Saskatchewan that offer courses created by other post-secondary schools in the province.


• Diploma: $4,100-$5,600

• Certificate: $4,000-$7,200

Popular Programs

• English Language Training

• Adult Basic Education

• Early Childhood Education

• Continuing Care Assistant

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• Truck Driver Training: Students put their skills in the driver’s seat. This program combines classroom study with practical, on-the-road training.

• Production Line Welding: Students gain the skillset needed to weld in a high-volume production environment.

• Heavy Equipment Operator: This program offers specialty training on two pieces of equipment, such as a crawler tractor, an excavator or a front-end loader.