You’re goal-oriented and always up for a good challenge. You thrive on human contact, easily engaging strangers in casual conversations and proud of your endless lists of friends. You know that financial rewards and your personal success lie ahead in the world of business. But where do you fit in? In the Sales Skills associate certificate program, you’ll gain a strong foundation in business along with advanced skills in sales, giving you the edge you need to land your perfect sales job and succeed in it for a long career.
Program 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
- Learn advanced sales skills like generating leads, sales management, business development, and relationship building
Learn more in the Program Details.
Who should complete the Sales Skills Associate Certificate?
This program might be right for you if:
- You’re outgoing
- You enjoy meeting a variety of people
- You’re interested in using your talents for a career in sales
Interested? visit the Entrance Requirements page today!
What grads can do
With the sales fundamentals and advanced techniques you learn in this program, you’ll be prepared to begin or advance your career in sales in many different industries. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to advance in your existing position, upon graduation, you’ll have developed a strong set of core competencies to help you achieve your career goals.
To learn more about the exciting opportunities available to you, visit the Graduating and Jobs page.
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:
Bring your own device
Most courses and programs in the School of Business + Media are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Please ensure you bring a laptop to every class. Plug-in outlets will be provided at most stations in classrooms, but not in all classrooms, so please ensure you have at least 2 hours of battery life available at the beginning of each class. Check the following recommended computer requirements prior to the start of class. If a program or course does not require you to provide your own device, that information will be provided by your instructor or indicated in the course outline.
For online classes, it is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content.
Important updates to Part-time Studies
The courses in this program are made to focus on the practical skills you’ll need for effective selling. Developed and taught by industry professionals, these courses train you for a solid foundation in marketing, inside sales, negotiation, advanced selling techniques, 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.
More than simply selling a generic product to just anyone, professional sales is about developing business connections and an understanding that leads to the right solution. It’s sales management, business development, and relationship building that provides career advancement opportunities, and most importantly, strong financial rewards.
By pursuing your associate certificate at BCIT, you’ll be training with industry professionals to develop the key selling techniques, negotiation skills, and knowledge you need to begin or advance your career in sales.
By earning your associate certificate, you’ll have an enticing qualification to include on your resume and the skills and confidence to deliver on the promise that holds to your future employers. Your experience at BCIT with practical knowledge for the workplace prepares you both for a new career and future growth and achievement.
Some job opportunities include:
- Marketing Coordinator
- Sales Support
- Inside Sales
- Outside Sales
- Sales Manager
- Sales Coordinator
You may choose to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation, or you might also consider continuing your education for even more advanced skills and access to more career options. The course credits you earn in this program may be transferable to other programs within the BCIT Marketing Management department.
If you have questions that you could not find the answer to online, or if you require further assistance, please contact us:
Program Assistant – Part-time Studies, Marketing Management
604-432-8723 | Candace_Marrington@bcit.ca
Part-time Studies Coordinator, Marketing Management
604-456-8173 | Joe_Freeburn@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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