International Trade Diploma
This 6-month program is designed for students with excellent English ability and some work experience or post secondary business training looking to fast track their International trade training. By using internationally recognized FITT materials, this program fulfills the initial stages of becoming a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP).
- 6 months (2 Semesters)
- Students who complete the International Trade Training Diploma will receive:
- Canadian College International Trade Training Diploma
- FITT Diploma
- 8 credits towards the International Trade Diploma
Partnership with FITT
Canadian College has partnered with FITT to offer the FITTskills program. FITT (Forum for International Trade Training) is an international trade training and professional certification body. As the only organization of its kind in the world, FITT sets the standards and designs the training programs leading to the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation. FITT’s quality training programs impart knowledge and practical skills that provide a competitive advantage to trade practitioners while elevating their position in world markets.
FITTskills is a highly practical, hands-on series of courses that focus on the fundamental aspects of international business. Students may register for these courses as part of our FITT Diploma. Upon successful completion of all eight (8) courses and assessments, students will be awarded a FITT Diploma in International Trade. This diploma fulfills the educational requirement of the CITP designation.
The CITP Designation
The CITP designation is earned by obtaining the FITT diploma and meeting standards and requirements set by FITT. These requirements are:
Complete the educational requirement by achieving the FITT diploma;
Complete or prove a minimum of one year, full-time, international trade work experience;
Agree to the Standards of Ethical Conduct;
Pay the annual dues and maintain the membership in good standing; and
Engage in ongoing professional development.
CC 139 - 21st Century Communication
Advances in technology are reshaping interpersonal communications, as well as how we mass communicate, advertise, organize and strategize in business. The knowledge that students are increasingly expected to demonstrate is transforming. 21st century skills include: information and communication technology (ICT) literacy, the ability to think and problem-solve, interpersonal and self-directional skills, global awareness, and financial, economic, business, and civic literacy. On demand video lessons will be available each week for students to view along with weekly small assignments and three major assignments through the course.
CC 140 - Communications
This introductory communications course emphasizes the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking business communication skills at a college level. Students write for various purposes and audiences and deliver short presentations to small groups. Students research, analyze, summarize and document information. Students self and peer evaluate written documents and oral presentations. Through reading, media response and discussion exercises, students improve their communication skills. Communicating in diverse teams and across cultures is emphasized.
CC 205 - Global Entrepreneurship
FITT Course: Global Entrepreneurship will introduce students to the fundamentals of International Trade. The student will learn to understand the context in which international trade takes place and recognizes the opportunities and challenges it represents for business. Students will learn to apply this knowledge to operate successfully in the international business environment.
CC 210 - Legal Aspects of International Law
FITT Course: This course presents the basic legal principles of carrying on international business. It covers the legal implications of international business activities, discusses the legal aspects related to intellectual property, competition and antitrust laws, public trade law and legal issues related to E-commerce in international business.
CC 215 - International Trade Management
FITT Course: The emergence of a global economy has challenged traditional assumptions about management. International Trade Management will help students manage international trade activities more effectively, with an eye to competitive advantage. The student will have the ability to develop an international business and implementation plan by understanding the scope and breadth and integration of international trade practices.
CC 220 - Trade Finance
FITT Course: This course addresses financial methods and tools used to conduct international business transactions successfully. Risks such as commercial and country are discussed as are risk-mitigating techniques, their use and legal implications. Learners will acquire a broad overview of the nature and scope of trade finance—in particular, the 'Four Pillars' of trade finance, i.e., payment facilitation, risk management, financing and provision of information related to a transaction.
CC 260 - International Marketing
FITT Course: International Marketing will teach students how to outdistance the competition by introducing students to the role of marketing in the pursuit of international business opportunities. Learn the potential challenges and the various factors that could affect a successful outcome. Participants will be provided with the basic knowledge and skills to develop an international marketing and implementation of plans to achieve business targets. Students learn to appreciate the implementation and coordination of the international marketing activities of products and services.
CC 265 - International Market Entry
FITT Course: This course will cover a comprehensive assessment of international market entry options for the export of products or services and optimal market entry strategies. The learner will be able to assess barriers to market entry, differentiate between market entry strategies, recommend potential international partners through consultations and analysis of strengths and weaknesses and negotiate partnership agreements.
CC 270 - Global Supply Chain Management
FITT Course: The course content provides insight into global supply chain activities including production and inventory management processes and regulatory and security requirements. Other topics within the course material are: the key elements of a logistics plan and how it impacts the business plan, the advantages and disadvantages of various transport modes, the roles and value of outside service providers in a supply chain strategy, order processing, inventory management and other points of interest.
CC 275 - Trade Research
FITT Course: True marketing success in international trade depends greatly upon developing an in-depth understanding of target markets. This can only be accomplished through research. International Trade Research will take the student through applying comprehensive research methodologies, step by step. Students will learn that adequate and timely information supports sound international business decision making. Students will have the opportunity to conduct a comprehensive assessment of international market entry options for the export of products or services and recommend the optimal market entry strategy.
CC 280b - PLA Portfolio
This final term course is designed to prepare students for future career placement. Students will integrate the diverse skills and accomplishments from the program to develop job targeted CV’s. They will also work with program directors to develop a Prior Learning Assessment portfolio aimed at transferring course credits for further academic studies.
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