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

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Admissions - September 2022

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.)
  • Grade 12 compulsory English, C (min 60%) or U (min 50%), or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1270) min 60%
  • Grade 12 Mathematics, C (min 60%) or U (min 50%), or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics (MATH1375) min 60%
  • For more information on preparatory programs, visit Academic Upgrading

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Admission procedures

  • An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. Minimum average considered is 65%. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.
  • Ten (10) additional marks are added to each Advanced level, OAC, U, U/C, and post-secondary course used in the calculation of the academic strength.
  • A sound mathematical and English background is important for success in this program and is considered during the admission process. Minimum cutoffs apply.

Program requirements

  • Academic eligibility for a co-op work term is based on the term that occurs two terms prior to any work term. If this term is also a co-op work term, then work term eligibility will be based on the student's achievement during the preceding academic term.
  • Should a student's academic performance decline considerably (including cumulative missed courses) during the term just prior to any work term, the college reserves the right to withdraw the student from the upcoming work term.
  • In the case of back to back work terms eligibility to participate in consecutive work terms will be granted upon approval to participate in the initial work term.
  • Where two or more work terms occur back to back, should a student fail to achieve academic eligibility for the first work term, their eligibility for the second work term will be based on the term that occurs two terms prior to the second work term.
  • Students may only defer one work term regardless of the reason(s) (e.g. failed or missed work term).
  • Students who do not successfully complete their deferred work term will be removed from the co-op stream.
  • Since only one work term may be failed/deferred regardless of the reason(s), should a subsequent work term be missed/failed/unsecured (not successfully completed for any reason) the student will be immediately removed from the co-op stream.
  • Students who are discontinued are not eligible for co-op work terms.
  • In order to maintain eligibility or be considered for admission to the co-op stream, students must successfully complete all Year 1 courses (no failed courses) and attain a minimum cumulative average of 70% in the following courses:
    • COMP1056 Business Computing Application 1
    • OPER1160 Introduction to Supply Chain and Operations Management
    • COMM1380 Professional Writing Skills for Business
    • COMP1003 Data Analysis and Advanced Functions
    • OPER1220 Supply Chain Management
    • OPER2200 Purchasing
  • To be eligible for the first co-op work term, students must complete all Level 3 courses with no failures and attain a minimum cumulative average of 70% in the following courses:
    • ALL courses listed above as well as:
    • COMP2200 Information Systems I
    • MGMT2220 Project Management with Software Applications
    • OPER2045 Master Planning
    • OPER2235 Principles of Buying
  • To be eligible for the second (if the first work term was deferred) and third co-op work terms, students must (in addition to previous requirements), complete all Level 4 courses (no failed courses) and attain a minimum cumulative average of 70% in the following courses:
    • MGMT2230 Business Analytics
    • OPER2210 Material Requirements Planning Concepts
    • OPER2225 Manufacturing Processes and Print Interpretation

Pathways and 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 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. 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. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

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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.