Microsoft PowerpointThis software lab module consists of online training and assessment in Microsoft PowerPoint. Students
learn a comprehensive set of skills centered around the creation of attractive, professional-looking
presentations. Students learn how to effectively use and format animations, transitions, pictures, audio,
video, charts and tables, as well incorporate speaker notes and annotations into their presentations.
Students will be evaluated through a variety of assignments, projects, presentations, quizzes and exams
in addition to their participation throughout the course.
The Business of Buying, Selling, and NegotiatingIn this course, students will explore the importance of developing interpersonal skills used to negotiate
effectively as a buyer or a seller. Students will learn techniques, model skill sets and articulate terminology
used when buying or selling in business to business (B2B), or business to consumer (B2C), interactions.
Career Planning & Preparation - Level IThis module introduces tools for planning and preparing for a successful job search, so that students can maintain a career-focused approach throughout their education program. Students will learn about the "Hidden" Job Market and ways to access it in their upcoming job search, how to research opportunities and network for industry contacts, and use appropriate etiquette when communicating with prospective employers. Students will identify their personal skills, values and preferences for the workplace, begin preparation of a professional resume and references, and organize proof documents for their career portfolio. Class discussions on various self-management topics introduced in Student Success Strategies will round out this module, which is a pre-requisite for Career Planning and Preparation - Part II.
Career Planning & Preparation - Level 2This module continues to build on the concepts and skills introduced in Career Planning and Preparation
- Level I. Students will learn how to conduct an effective job search and identify various methods of
applying for work with today's technology. Students will create a personal list of "Top Employers" and
target current industry opportunities, while finalizing their professional resume, portfolio and career
correspondence. Students will learn to identify the different types and forms of interviews, practice
responding to typical questions, and practice follow-up, evaluation and negotiation techniques they can
use to ensure success. Self-management topics from Career Planning and Preparation - Level I will be
reviewed, with a focus towards on-the-job success in both learner placements and post-graduate
employment. Students will be evaluated through a variety of assignments, projects, and quizzes in
addition to their participation throughout the course.
Microsoft ExcelThis software lab module consists of online training and assessment in Microsoft Excel. Students learn a
comprehensive set of skills, with coverage including creating, formatting and printing worksheets,
creating simple and advanced formulas, using mathematical, logical, statistical and financial functions,
creating and modifying charts and pivot tables, and using data tools. Students will be evaluated through
a variety of assignments, projects, quizzes and exams in addition to their participation throughout the
Essentials of Freight ForwardingThis course builds on the knowledge acquired in the International Transportation and Trade course. A
combined theory and hands-on environment will introduce students to the requirements for various
international payments, export packaging and warehousing, commercial documentation, transportation
insurance, cargo security and dangerous goods, as well as alternative methods of transportation. Students
will also learn about cost and quoting.
Inventory Control & Materials ManagementThis course provides students with a broad introduction to the basics of materials management,
manufacturing planning and control systems, inventory control, physical distribution and relationships
with other operational functions within the supply chain.
Introduction to Canadian Business in the Global MarketplaceThis course provides students with an overview of Canadian business practices and how Canadian businesses relate to the global marketplace. Students will learn about the business and management structure of businesses. They will also explore human resources management and the finance functions of a business. Students will also analyze the effects of globalization on the Canadian business sector.
Customs Issues & ProceduresThis course will provide all students with a detailed overview of how the importation and exportation of
goods are administered in Canada. Basic practices for successfully understanding of key legislation and
regulatory compliance, plus preparing various trade documentation will be of key focus. Students will be
introduced to the various careers in the customs field and the importance and benefits of the Canadian
Society of Customs Brokers.
Introduction to Logistics and TransportationThis course introduces students to Supply Chain, Logistics and Transportation. Topics include a general
overview of the career paths available, networking/professional training opportunities, and how the
changing global environment impacts the forward and reverse flows of goods and services. Students will
also learn about the significance of 3rd party logistics, incoterms and the impact of information across the
supply chain. Students will also develop an understanding of the importance of supply chain management
Negotiations and Contract AdministrationThis course will teach students the importance of negotiation between partners in supply chain
management. Key topics will include various concepts, tactics and strategy to achieve a successful
negotiation and in turn create value within an organization. Students will be given opportunities to
practice and demonstrate the negotiation concepts that they have learned. To further complement their
studies on negotiations students will examine the basics of formation of contracts, the interpretation of
contracts, breaches of contract and contract types. Students will also study the impact of the respective
sale of goods act legislation on business agreements.
Introduction to Operations ManagementThis course will provide students with a broad introduction to the field of operations management in a
realistic, practical manner. Key decision areas with in Operations Management will be discussed. These
topics include design of goods and services, managing quality, location strategy, plant layout strategy and
lean manufacturing. Students will also learn the basics of project management and the use of project
management tools to develop on time, on budget results.
Introduction to PurchasingThis course provides students with an insight into the demands placed on purchasing and supply chain
managers by business stakeholders. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the impact of
purchasing and supply chain management on the competitive success and profitability of modern
organizations, in addition to understanding the influence of purchasing on other major functional
Professional PurchasingThe course explores the purchasing cycle including supply management and commodity strategy, supplier
qualification, selection and management. Students will also learn why performance metrics are critical to
purchasing performance. Students will gain insight in to the role of a professional purchaser, including
purchasing strategy, best practices and applying ethics to the function.
Security, Compliance & Loss PreventionThis course will provide students with knowledge of supply chain security, navigating the compliance
landscape, and recognizing how to prevent against loss and damage due to these threats against the
supply chain. Specific emphasis is placed on the provisions of the Canada Border Agency’s Partners-in-
Protection (PIP) program for Canadian importers and their internal trade partners. This course will also
focus on other internal programs used to secure the supply chain.
Computer FundamentalsThrough a combination of theory and hands-on-practice, this module examines the role and use of the computer in today’s workplace. Emphasis is placed on those computers outfitted with the Microsoft Windows operating system. Students will review basic computer concepts, Windows OS usage, and complete hands-on training exercises in business-standard software applications, including Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word. Keyboarding skills are also honed via daily keyboarding exercises and drills
Student Success StrategiesIn this orientation module, emphasis is placed on thinking about achieving success from Day One. This module stresses the importance of developing non-technical skills to enhance personal, academic, and career success. This includes understanding learning styles and honing practical study skills, such as memory, reading, note-and test-taking techniques. Personal exercises will focus on teamwork, decision making and problem solving skills, setting SMART goals and maintaining a positive attitude; techniques for managing change, stress and conflict will also be explored.
International Transportation and TradeThis course is one of two that are part of a professional standards association program (Canadian
International Freight Forwarders Association) which provides students with a broad introduction to the
basics and principles of freight forwarding. A combined theory and hands-on environment allows students
to gain a deeper understanding of the role of the freight forwarder, transportation geography, various
modes of transportation, and how terms of trade are used between buyer and seller in a contract of sale
Microsoft Word part 1This software lab module consists of online training and assessment in Microsoft Word, and builds on the
skills introduced in Computer Fundamentals. Students learn a comprehensive set of skills, with coverage
including formatting text for layout and appearance, formatting document sections, using styles, working
with header/footer content, inserting and formatting tables, graphics and pictures, working with
templates and themes, using advanced editing features, and working with mailing tools.