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Business - Purchasing

Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Business and Hospitality
Program Code:
1282
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
BR, DO, GU
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

Do you like to spend other people's money? Influence and enable decisions? Then a career in Purchasing may be for you!

This two-year purchasing program is designed to prepare the graduate for a professional career in the growing field of supply chain and logistics management. Graduates of this program will find success in the public, industrial, retail/wholesale, and service sectors of the economy. Graduates of this program may also assume leadership roles as business professionals in areas such as purchasing/procurement, resource planning and control, supply chain management, logistics, warehousing and distribution management. The central theme in the program curriculum is total cost of ownership. Businesses today are under unprecedented competitive pressures from around the world. The Business - Purchasing diploma program develops graduates with the skills necessary to contribute to the cost management, adaptability and quality efforts in their organizations, thereby ensuring a competitive advantage and long-term profitability.

Articulation agreements exist with the Supply Chain Management Association Ontario (SCMAO) which provides advanced standing in the Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) designation graduate program. Students will also have the foundation for preparation to write the Principles of Effective Public Purchasing Certificate, which is accredited by the Ontario Public Buyers Association. As part of the requirements for the NIGP (National Institute for Governmental Purchasing) designation programs, CPPB (Certified Professional Public Buyer) and CPPO (Certified Public Procurement Officer), graduates will have completed a post-secondary course in Public Buying. They may also write the first two CPIM (Certified in Production Inventory Management) exams towards their certification through APICS (a professional association for Supply Chain and Operations Management). Graduates receive full credit toward completion of the Business Administration - Supply Chain and Operations Management three-year advanced diploma should they wish to complete it.

Program Information

Length: Two-year Ontario College Diploma program (also available part-time)
Delivery Sequence:
         Brantford - September/2016 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - September/2016 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
         Guelph - September/2016 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener), Guelph and Brantford (Guelph and Brantford Level 1 only; transfer to Doon may be required for Levels 2, 3 and 4)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 25

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for Business - Purchasing - Program # 1282

Brantford - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Association Fee $30.00 $30.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
Session Total $2045.26 $1759.26
Year Total   $3804.52
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2206.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4126.50
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2206.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4126.50
Guelph - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
Session Total $2028.96 $1742.96
Year Total   $3771.92

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for
Business - Purchasing - Program # 1282



Brantford - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Association Fee $30.00 $30.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
Session Total $7114.26 $6564.26
Year Total   $13678.52

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50
Guelph - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
Session Total $7097.96 $6547.96
Year Total   $13645.92

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be eligible for acceptance into the Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) Designation program, a graduate program which is administered by the Supply Chain Management Association Ontario (SCMAO). In addition, graduates of the Purchasing program may qualify for transfer credits that could be used for exemption from certain components of the CSCMP graduate program. Graduates receive full credit toward completion of the Business Administration - Supply Chain and Operations Management three-year advanced diploma program should they wish to complete it.

83% of 2013-2014 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
ACCT1030 Introductory Financial Accounting I

Description: This course introduces accounting terminology, the accounting equation, the double-entry system of bookkeeping, the accrual basis of accounting, financial statements, and the ledgers and journals making up a basic accounting system.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP1056 Business Computing Applications I

Description: Introducing word processing and spreadsheet applications on a microcomputer, this course will teach: entering text, developing solutions to business problems, describing the processing cycle of a computer and how data is stored, the function and type of storage used in computers, input and output operations and the impact of computers on society.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1010 Business Mathematics I

Description: The purpose of the course is to provide the student with a mathematical basis for personal and business financial decisions through four instructional models. The course stresses business application using arithmetic, algebra, ratio-proportion and graphing. Applications include payroll, cost-volume-profit analysis and merchandising mathematics. This course stresses logical reasoning and problem solving skills. A Texas Instrument BAII 'Plus' calculator is required for the course.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MGMT2065 Project Management with Software Applications

Description: This course will explore the fundamentals of project management in order to provide the student with a solid foundation in this discipline. Through discussion and application of all aspects of project management knowledge areas, students will learn the tools and techniques used to successfully manage projects. Microsoft Project will be used to plan, manage and track progress and resources. This course meets the project management education requirements toward completion of the Project Management Institute's PMP and CAPM designations.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

OPER1160 Introduction to Supply Chain and Operations Management

Description: A Supply Chain is a network of organizations that are involved in the different processes and activities that produce value in the form of products and services in the hands of the ultimate customer or consumer. Operations Management is one of the three major functions of a business, along with Marketing and Accounting / Finance, and focuses on designing, creating, and improving goods and services. Understanding key Supply Chain and Operations Management foundations is crucial to any company's success and profitability. This introductory course will expose students to topics related to how products and services are created and delivered to the customer.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
ACCT2460 Applied Managerial Accounting

Description: This is an introductory course in Managerial Accounting for non-accounting students. The course provides the student with an understanding of the types and behaviours of costs used by managers in the planning, decision-making and budgeting processes.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030
CoRequisites:

COMP1003 Business Computing Applications II

Description: Introducing intermediate level features of Microsoft Excel, this course emphasizes specific requirements of electronic spreadsheets from an accounting point of view.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: COMP1056
CoRequisites:

OPER1220 Supply Chain Management

Description: This introductory course will provide an overview of all facets in a supply chain and how they integrate together. Areas of study include: Purchasing, Strategic Business Planning, Production Planning (Sales and Operations Planning), Master Production Scheduling, Materials Requirement Planning, Capacity Requirements Planning, Production Activity Control, Inventory Fundamentals, Physical Inventory and Cycle Counting, Physical Distribution, Just in Time (Lean) Philosophies and Total Quality Management.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: OPER1160
CoRequisites:

OPER2200 Purchasing

Description: This course will introduce students to the fundamental nature of purchasing and how the effective use of this function can assist in the success of an organization.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OPER1160
CoRequisites:

OPER2225 Manufacturing Processes and Print Interpretation

Description: This course will introduce students to the various manufacturing processes used in different industries. Students will also learn to understand and interpret construction and engineering drawings and specifications, allowing the production of bills of materials.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 3
COMP2200 Information Systems I

Description: This course concentrates on advanced MS Excel and MS Access techniques and applications. Students will demonstrate these techniques through industry related assignments, project applications and the use of case studies.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: COMP1003
CoRequisites:

ECON1030 Macroeconomics

Description: This course is a study of the Canadian economy as a whole. It introduces students to principles that are essential to an understanding of contemporary macroeconomic issues facing Canadian society. It examines the structure and performance of the Canadian economy utilizing economic models and aggregate economic indicators such as gross domestic product, employment, unemployment, income and productivity growth, inflation, interest rates, and the impact of domestic and international influences and of government fiscal and monetary policies. Equivalent: OLRN1600 Introduction to Macroeconomics (Internet).
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

OPER2045 Master Planning

Description: The function of master planning is to bring customer demands and supply realities into balance. This course will provide students with an in depth understanding of the activities necessary to accomplish this balance by applying this knowledge to case studies and real world situations. Areas of study include demand management, sales and operations planning, and master scheduling. Students will use spreadsheet based software to develop models to apply these concepts to business scenarios.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: OPER1220
CoRequisites:

OPER2230 Principles of Buying

Description: This course will provide the student with a comprehensive study of purchasing and supply management practices and applications. Topics include purchasing organization, supplier management, and price determination.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OPER2200
CoRequisites:

OPER3160 Transportation and Warehousing

Description: This course provides the student with a background and knowledge of all modes of transportation, warehousing, materials handling and packaging, and intermediaries in the supply chain.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 4
COMP2230 Information Systems II

Description: This course concentrates on advanced MS Excel spreadsheet and MS Access database management techniques. Upon completion students will be able to design and demonstrate a solutions driven software system to solve business case problems. The scope of the case studies will demonstrate management information systems, sufficient in scope, to handle many of the day-to-day information requirements of a small to medium sized organization. Students will also gain an understanding of the tools and techniques used to improve business performance and decision making.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: COMP2200
CoRequisites:

MGMT3075 Leadership and Team Building

Description: Organizations and the supply chains in which they operate are complex and becoming even more so given the rapid pace of technological change, globalization, and the problems and competitive pressures these bring. Leaders need to be able to lead and motivate individuals and teams in the organization to cause continuous improvement to occur, and thereby compete in the global economy. To that end this course will cover fundamental concepts of effective leadership and team building in the global economy.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

OPER2210 Material Requirements Planning Concepts

Description: In this course, the student will learn the fundamental concepts of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP). Students will develop the ability and tools necessary to apply these concepts to plan manufactured, purchased and finished goods inventory in a manual environment. Problem solving techniques will be used to propose solutions to changes in the plan to provide the best solution for an organization. Students will also learn how Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) impacts these processes and decisions in an organization.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OPER1220
CoRequisites:

OPER3170 International Logistics Management

Description: This course provides the student with knowledge of the significance of physical distribution and logistics. Laws and regulations that effect transportation are examined to see what impact they have. Areas of study include: international trade, Canada customs and duty, dangerous goods, transportation regulatory environment and re-engineering logistics process in a continuous improvement environment.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OPER3160
CoRequisites:

OPER3180 Advanced Purchasing

Description: This course will concentrate on the application of sound purchasing management principles to actual business problems. The ethical application of sound supply chain management principles to the development and execution of buying recommendations will be emphasized.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OPER2230
CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
OPER2240 Public Purchasing

Description: Although purchasing is a process, based upon fundamental principles and best practices, there are some very unique differences between public and private sectors. While industrial, commercial and retail buying is directly linked to the generation of profit, public buying enables the delivery of satisfaction to all citizens and the fulfillment of public policy. This is further linked through political direction to influence socio-economic needs, with trade agreements, at all domestic and international levels. Therefore, the content of this course is designed to help the purchasing professional better understand the nature of public buying and the very different drivers which are leading the strategic directions of their organization.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OPER2230
CoRequisites:

OPER2250 Retail Buying

Description: From the fundamentals of buying and relevant merchandising mathematics, this specialized course on resale buying focuses on its' immediate connection to retail customers. The buying function is critical to the success of any retail firm and its' profits. The materials cover topics in organization, planning, merchandising, profitability, vendor selection, negotiation, buying, technology and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OPER2230
CoRequisites:

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Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2016 Brantford Open
SEP, 2016 Doon Open
SEP, 2016 Guelph Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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