Part-time Certificate 7460mcert

International Trade and Transportation Logistics

Today’s economy is more global than it ever has been and that means there are more opportunities than ever before for people who are trained for effective supply-chain management.

In what’s quickly becoming one of BCIT’s most popular programs, you’ll learn the techniques today’s successful managers and logistics coordinators use for market analysis, effective entry strategies, transportation, and planning for international trade and transportation.

Since each course in the program is developed by working professionals in operations and international trade, you’ll get the most current, up-to-date information and the practical skills you can use in your everyday duties in supply chain management and logistics. This includes courses from the Canadian Institute of Traffic & Transportation (CITT) and the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association.

About the program

  • Part-time certificate program
  • Approximately 2 years to completion
  • Learn the practical, technical skills to participate in the global marketplace
  • Prepare for jobs like trade manager, logistics coordinator and more
Learn more about how BCIT’s hands-on training prepares you for success in the Program Details.

Who should complete the International Trade and Transportation Logistics Certificate?

This program might be right for you if:
  • You already work in purchasing and shipping
  • You work in manufacturing and want to advance your career into international supply chain management
  • You own a small business and want to manage your operations more effectively
If any of these sound like you, enroll today at the Program Entry page.

What grads can do

Your hands-on training through this program helps prepare you for advanced careers in managing supply chains for manufacturing and distribution. Additionally, you’ll have the skills and knowledge for market analysis and effective entry strategies, transportation alternatives, and logistics planning you can apply immediately to running your own small business or to help you transition in your career.

Learn more about the opportunities awaiting you at the Graduating and Jobs page.

Program Entry

About Part-time Studies

Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that's right for you.

Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there's space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (April).

To apply to a Part-time Studies program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.

To be successful in BCIT's fast paced applied learning environment, it is strongly recommended that students have English proficiency in all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country and English 12 are strongly recommended for success. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Program declaration

Effective January 7th, 2016, Program Declaration requests must be completed online. A declaration fee will be assessed at the time of the request. BCIT will no longer accept paper Program Declaration requests starting January 7th, 2016. Students who submitted paper declaration requests prior to January 7th, 2016 are not required to pay the fee.

Declaring your Part-time Studies program ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete a program as it is currently outlined. BCIT continuously reviews programs and implements changes based on industry and market trends. Program Declaration guarantees that credit for courses which are a part of your program will be honoured despite program requirement changes.

Program Declaration also provides the opportunity to apply for transfer credit.

It is not necessary to declare prior to registering in most part-time studies courses. It is a good idea to complete one or two courses before submitting your program declaration. Check your program's Entry page for specific requirements.

Upon approval, a program plan will be sent to you confirming your program of study.

Declare Now

Please allow approximately 8 weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

Ongoing Part-time Studies intakes: January, April and September

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

This series of courses offers you both a specific focus on supply chain management and enough variety in electives to effectively match your own career goals and needs. By training with working professionals in the field, you’ll get the most current, practical skills and knowledge in areas like Canadian customs, logistics management, international trade, transportation systems, and more.

Program matrix

Check current availability of courses for this program.

1. Required Courses: Credits
  OPMT 1110 Business Mathematics 4.0
  OPMT 1197 Statistics for Business and Industry 4.5
  TDMT 1104 International Trade 1 3.0
  TDMT 1409 Canada Customs and NAFTA 4.0
  TDMT 2203 Transportation Economics 4.0
  TDMT 2204 International Trade 2 3.0
  TDMT 4410 Logistics Management 4.5
 
2. Complete 3.0 credits from the following: Credits
  TDMT 1150 Transportation Systems (CITT) 3.0
  TDMT 1204 International Transportation and Trade (CIFFA) 3.0
 
3. Complete 3.0 credits from the following: Credits
  TDMT 1205 Essentials of Freight Forwarding (CIFFA) 3.0
  TDMT 2251 Logistics Processes (CITT) 3.0
 
4. Complete 9.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  BSYS 2051 Business Data Analytics with MS Excel 2016 3.0
  COMM 2203 Business and Technical Reports 3.0
  ECON 1150 Economic Issues 3.0
  FMGT 1152 Accounting for the Manager 3.0
  OPMT 1175 Warehouse Management 1 3.0
  OPMT 1191 Purchasing 3.0
  OPMT 1198 Operations Management Fundamentals 3.0
 
5. Complete 3.0 credits from the following: Credits
  MKTG 1102 Essentials of Marketing 3.0
  MKTG 1112 Customer Relations 3.0
  MKTG 2325 Marketing Globally 3.0
 
6. Complete a minimum of 3.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  BLAW 3425 International Law 3.0
  BUSA 1305 Supervisory Skills 3.0
  BUSA 2005 Principles of Management 4.0
  ORGB 1105 Organizational Behaviour 4.0
 
Total Credits: 48.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

In this popular, specialized program, you’ll learn from courses like International Trade, Transport Systems, Logistics Processes, Purchasing, and Operation Management Fundamentals. Through these courses, you’ll learn the most current, effective techniques and skills for international supply chain management.

Additionally, this program includes specialized courses offered in partnership with the Canadian Institute of Traffic & Transportation (CITT) and the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association to fully prepare you for success in the global marketplace.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Graduating & Jobs

With your experience in all aspects of international supply chain management through this program, you’ll effectively develop the core skills you need to succeed in the industry. By earning practical, usable experience and knowledge through the program, you’ll be in a position to begin or advance your career in today’s global trade economy.

Some job opportunities include:
  • Transportation Manger
  • Facility Operation Manger
  • General Office Clerk
  • Logistics Coordinator/Manager
  • Trade Compliance Coordinator
  • Transportation Compliance Manager
  • Global Trade Manager

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2013-2015 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2012-2014 graduates and for Degree 2010-2012 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

To view these results, you may need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your Web browser.

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Contact Us

Ruth MacKay
Part-time Studies Program Assistant - Operations Management
604-412-7417 | Ruth_MacKay@bcit.ca

Ron Wlock
Part-time Studies Coordinator - Operations Management
604-432-8991 | Ron_Wlock@bcit.ca

Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
  • Course selection and program planning
  • Declaring your program
  • Making changes to your approved program plan
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Laddering options
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

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