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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.

Fall 2021 delivery mode: in person and online options

  • Part-time students have the option to take courses in person and/or online.
  • We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the procedures that have been implemented.

Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

About the program

  • Part-time certificate program
  • 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 Entrance Requirements 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.

Entrance Requirements

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.

Applicants to the BCIT School of Business are required to have completed two years of full-time study in high school or post-secondary program in English in an English speaking country. If you do not have English 12 and have not studied in an English-speaking country, you will need to demonstrate your skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:

International applicants:

Learn about eligibility requirements to study and work in Vancouver.

Costs & Supplies


Important Updates to Part-time Studies

1) Need to waitlist for a School of Business + Media course? Find out more.
2) English Requirement: Find out more.

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.

Please note: part-time programs and courses are open enrolment and although we make every effort to accommodate demand, course registration cannot be guaranteed in every semester. High demand courses fill quickly and may result in students unable to register for a course that semester. Courses may also be cancelled due to low enrolment.

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.

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

Contact Us

Ruth MacKay
Part-time Studies Program Assistant – Operations Management
604-412-7417 |

Ron Wlock
Part-time Studies Coordinator – Operations Management
604-432-8991 |

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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