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Warehousing Essentials (Part-time)

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About the Program

The program presents the essential operating requirements of a modern warehouse environment that will prepare participants for warehouse employment. Students will receive instruction in inventory management including the receiving, storing, handling, shipping, and preparing of goods. They will learn to complete orders for delivery or pick up according to schedule, receive and process warehouse stock products, perform inventory controls and keep quality standards high, maintain a safe working environment and optimize space utilization, follow quality service standards and comply with procedures, rules, and regulations.

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

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

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.

Graduate Opportunities

Employment data shows a current demand and a further 25% increased demand for shippers/receivers, building maintenance workers, material handlers, forklift operators and pickers. These jobs are in the transportation, storage and moving companies, and by a variety of manufacturing and processing companies and retail and wholesale warehouses.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website:

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Program Outcomes

Program Courses

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Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
MOTV1230 Lift Truck (Forklift)
Description: This course provides 8 hours of classroom and 4 hours of practical instruction covering theory, safety and operation of lift trucks. It covers relevant safety legislation, propane handling (fuel tank handling and exchanges) as well as a certification exam.
Hours: 12
Credits: 1
OHS1380 Workplace Safety Essentials
Description: This course focuses on developing awareness and skills for the student to safely manage and conduct him or herself within a variety of employment settings. Through the nine units of the course, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of General Health and Safety guidelines, including WHMIS, Fire Safety and Workplace Violence. The unit on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act will instruct the student on the requirements for Accessible Customer Service and Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulations. General information on Safe Driving, Privacy of Information and Hand Washing will be addressed as well. The course also provides participants with critical information regarding their insurance coverage (WSIB or other) while employed., as well as, guidelines to follow in the event of an injury. Participants will receive a printable Record of Completion upon successful conclusion of this course, in order to demonstrate awareness of safe working practices to their Employers.
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
OPER1120 Material Handling And Management Concepts
Description: This course examines basic material-handling equipment, storage equipment, and their applications. The principles of unitization, containerization, packaging, preventive maintenance, and some key management concepts will be discussed.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
OPER1210 Fundamentals Of Inventory Control
Description: Encompassing the principles of inventory control, this course studies stock analysis, order cycles and lead times, forecasting, determining order quantities, safety stock, just-in-time systems, materials requirements planning concepts, and storage and retrieval systems.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
OPER1410 Principles of Distribution and Logistics
Description: This course will provide the students with the knowledge and necessary skill set to implement and manage the core principles and activities in Distribution and Logistics. Topics will include Channels of Distribution, Total Logistics Concept, Inventory and Purchasing Logistic Integration, National and International Freight Logistics, Cost and Performance Monitoring, Planning and Control Cycle and the challenges facing Logistics and Distribution in a Globalized Marketplace.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3


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.


Program Contact

For more information, contact: Sofija Jelacic,, 519-748-5220 ext. 2240

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