The program comprises of 240 hours of classroom learning and another 240 hours of a co-op placement which can be completed anywhere in Canada. In order to successfully complete the program, you will have to take the following modules:
1. Fundamentals of Business Communications
This module helps you develop and enhance their written, verbal, communication skills and presentation techniques to ensure success in any business environment.
2. Managing Financial Resources
This module’s aim is to provide you with an understanding of where and how to access sources of finance and the skills to use financial information for vital decision making.
3. Organizations and Behavior
This module gives you an understanding of individual and group behavior in organizations and the ability to examine current theories and their application in managing behavior in the workplace.
4. Marketing Principles
This module aims to provide you with the necessary understanding and skills related to the fundamental concepts and principles that underpin the marketing process.
5. Co-op Work Placement
At the end of your theoretical learning, you are required to complete 240 hours of a work placement in a suitable business environment. Appropriate business sectors for placement work include sales, marketing, retail, finance, accounting, not-for-profit, customer care and administration. We guarantee that all Co-op students will have a placement in the field relevant to their study program.
Activities performed will vary depending on the work placement site, however, the key responsibilities of each student will include being supervised by a placement host at all times, observing all workplace, school safety and security procedures, dressing appropriately for the experience, interacting with placement staff respectfully, courteously and enthusiastically, learning about the work environment and participating in the daily routine as required.
The Work Placement is part of students’ educational development. It enables theoretical learning in the classroom to be applied to practical learning situations and encourages the application of theory and knowledge in an appropriate context.
Students will be sent for interviews to secure their Work Placement and must complete their practicum and submit their placement report to be successfully considered a graduate.