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Industrial Distribution Leadership (Part-time)

Credential:
Certificate
Program Code:
1338
School:
Continuing Education

About the Program

This program provides specialized sector specific leadership training in the field of industrial distribution. The program is intended for individuals working within the industrial distribution and manufacturing sectors who have responsibilities for key customer accounts and client relations. Major skill sets are addressed including: business principles, operational awareness, client service principles, and leadership training/coaching. Endorsed by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT), this program is designed to help prepare tomorrow's industrial distribution and manufacturing leaders. The Industrial Distribution Leadership program as a stand-alone professional development program is not sufficient to meet the certification requirements of OACETT.

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 4 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.

Admission Procedures

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

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.

Graduate Opportunities

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

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Program Outcomes

Program Courses

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Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
BUS1780 Business Fundamentals in Industrial Distribution
Description: The focus of this course is on the core concepts of business processes and quality management in Industrial Distribution, as we explore the essentials and economics of this industry. We will discuss the operations environment and the evolution of the supply chain as it faces the forces of change.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
BUS1790 Negotiations in Industrial Distribution
Description: The Negotations Process is essential for successful customer service and satisfaction. You will discuss the Principles of Distribution Negotiations process, Negotiation Strategies and Tactics, Ethics in the Negotiating Process, and building relationships.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
BUS1800 Operational Fundamentals of Industrial Distribution
Description: Logistics, Inventory Management and Sourcing and Purchasing are three fundamental activities in the Industrial Distribution industry that will be discussed. You will also learn about Operations and Supply Chain Management, the Supply chain, Forecasting, Value-based management, and Inventory Management and Sales and Operations Planning.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
BUS1950 Industrial Distribution Integrated Case Study
Description: This is the final course in the Industrial Distribution Leadership Certificate. It is a capstone course that will provide an opportunity for you to apply all of your learning to your own work environment. You will utilize case studies and real world examples to assist you in developing processes that will positively impact your company. This course will provide hands on learning by assimilating Integrated Case Study Analysis, Presentation Skills and Integrated Case Presentations.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: MGMT1135, BUS1800, MKT1340, BUS1780, BUS1790
CoRequisites:
Closed
MGMT1135 Leadership and Effective Communication in Industrial Distribution
Description: Leadership skills are essential in every organization. This course will discuss the differences between managing and leading, how to develop a High Performance Team, Team Dynamics and Problem Solving, coaching skills and leadership models, as they all apply to the Industrial Distribution industry.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MKT1340 Customer Service and Sales in Industrial Distribution
Description: Discuss the importance of Customer Relationship Management, marketing strategies and promotions, and the outside and inside selling processes required for success in Industrial Distribution.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Contact

Debbie Richardson, drichardson@conestogac.on.ca, 519-748-5220 ext. 2488

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