Trade Management & Co-op (Certificate)

This program is designed for students pursuing a career within the field of trade management. The coursework gives students an understanding of the activities required to manage the operations of a company within the industry and 6-month Co-op provides valuable work experience in the field. By using internationally recognized FITT materials, this program fulfills the initial stages of becoming a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP).

Program Benefits

This program is intended to prepare a student for a career in trade management. At the end of this program, students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of management operations in the trade industry; including business computer applications, international law and marketing.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma, High School Completion Certificate, or equivalent.
  • iBT 70, IELTS 5.0, CCEL 120 pass or 70 on the Canadian College online assessment.
52 Weeks (20 Hours / week)
6 months work experience
Semester 1

Study

12 weeks

Semester 2

Study

12 weeks

Semester 3

Co-op

12 weeks

Semester 4

Co-op

12 weeks

Note: Each Semester is 12 weeks long, and there is a 1-week holiday after each semester.

Study & Work

As students return to their home country, the combination of a Western Canadian Certificate or Diploma and Co-op is not only a competitive advantage, but also allows students the opportunity to understand and experience the cultural and business nuances that can only be gained from a prolonged hands-on experience.

Co-op

The TMC Co-op is an integral component of the Trade Management Certificate program as it provides students with essential real-world work experience in a Canadian English-speaking environment. The Co-op is designed to provide the students with two semesters of solid studies in their initial entry to the college. This is to effectively arm them with soft skill tools necessary for a quality six months Co-op within a Canadian organization.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities keep expanding, in virtually every industry, as the global marketplace continues to develop. Graduates will have the opportunity to work in a broad range of International Trade occupations.

  • Sales & Procurement
  • Logistics
  • Finance
  • Trade & Investment
  • International Affairs

Curriculum

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 150 - Business Computers 1

This course is the first part of an introduction to the computer skills required in business today. It provides the student with an introduction to computer file management and Microsoft Word.

CC 125 - e-Commerce 1

This course provides students with the fundamental principles of planning and developing a successful on-line business. It covers issues like key challenges to for IT managers, opportunity analysis and business model development.

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 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 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 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 502 - Speaking and Presenting

Speaking and presenting will help students in every phase of their careers from the first interview when they have to respond to questions, to the middle years when they have to represent their companies on the telephone or in face to face interactions with clients, to later in their careers when they have to make speeches in front of hundreds of people. The purpose of this course is to help the student sharpen presentation skills, both informal and formal. It will also teach techniques to build self-confidence when placed in front of a crowd.

CC 285a - Co-op

This first 6-month Co-op will provide students the opportunity to apply their initial business skills in real world situations. Students will be assessed and interviewed so that they will be placed in a suitable company according to their interests and future goals. Students will report to the college once a month to update their PLA report as well as problem solve any issues with college staff. The Co-op supervisor will also make routine visits to the place of employment to stay on top of the student`s performance.

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