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Business Administration - Supply Chain and Operations Management (Co-op)

Program Details

Credential: 3-Year Ontario College Advanced Diploma

This three-year advanced diploma program is designed to prepare the graduate for a professional career in operations and supply chain management. Graduates of this program will find success in the public, industrial, retail/wholesale, service and private sectors of the economy. Further, graduates of this program will assume leadership roles as business professionals in areas such as supply chain management, logistics, purchasing/procurement, resource planning and control, inventory management, warehousing and distribution, operations management and systems implementation. The program is fully accredited by the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council.

Partnerships with professional associations including SCMA (Supply Chain Management Association), APICS, and OPBA (Ontario Public Buyers Association) afford students in the program the opportunity to network with professionals and work toward recognized professional designations while at school. In addition, graduates receive an industry accredited Six Sigma Yellow Belt certificate for their accomplishments in the program.

Student Availability

Conestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.

Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.
Work/Study Sequence
Year Fall (Sept. - Dec.) Winter (Jan. - April) Spring (May - Aug.)
Year 1 Classes Classes  
Year 2 Classes Classes Work Term 1
Year 3 Work Term 2 Classes Work Term 3
Year 4 Classes    

Work Term Capabilities

Specific skills and abilities that students are typically capable of performing during a given work term are listed below.

Work Terms I and II



Work Term III



Sample Job Titles

Work Terms I and II: Purchasing Assistant, Logistics/Inventory Analyst, Materials Planning Analyst, Materials Inventory Analyst, Buyer, Material Planner, Jr. Project Coordinator, Scheduling Coordinator, Customer Support Representative, Traffic Specialist

Work Term III: Distribution Analyst, Cycle Counter, Production Scheduler, Planner/Buyer, Master Scheduler, Material/ Logistics Coordinator, Supply Chain Planner/Analyst, Quality Assurance Assistant, Materials Planner/Scheduler, Business Analyst (Transportation),
Merchandise Planning Coordinator, Lean / Continuous Improvement Analyst

Program Courses

To see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.

Wage Data

Conestoga College collects data on hourly wages of co-operative education students. See the Schedule and Wage Data for details.

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Contact Information

Do you need help developing a recruitment plan or job posting, accessing wage information, or connecting with talented co-op student? Contact:

Teresa Lee
Employer Relations Consultant
Tlee@conestogac.on.ca
519-748-5220 ext. 3678

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