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Program description - January 2023

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. 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. An agreement exists with Supply Chain Canada that provides advanced standing in the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation program. In addition, graduates may qualify for transfer credits that could be used for exemption from certain components of the CSCMP graduate program. As part of the requirements for the NIGP (National Institute for Governmental Purchasing) designation, as administered by the UPPCC (The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council), CPPB (Certified Professional Public Buyer) and CPPO (Certified Public Procurement Officer), those students who have chosen and completed the optional Public Purchasing Course will comply with the requirement. They may also write the first CPIM (Certified in Production Inventory Management) exam towards their certification through ASCM (the professional Association for Supply Chain Management). Graduates can receive exemptions from the business course requirements within the Certified Logistics Professional designation (CCLP) program, administered by CITT (Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation). 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. Interested in taking this program on a part-time basis? It's possible to complete this program while still working full-time and fulfilling your other commitments. For more information, please visit our Continuing Education Business - Purchasing program.

Program details

Code: 1282
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 years
Start: January 2023
Campus: Online
Credential: Ontario College Diploma

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Business

CONESTOGA COLLEGE
Virtual Open House
Saturday, November 20th 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

Tuition & fees

​Tuition and fee details for the 2021-2022 year are listed below.  Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

2 Terms

Canadian

International

Tuition
$2696.00
$13350.00
Ancillary Fees
$1475.10
$2580.20
Total Fees
$4171.10
$15930.20

Canadian fee details

Description Winter 2022 Spring 2022
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $201.00 -
CSI Association Fee 2 $32.50 $32.50
CSI Legal Protection $20.10 -
eText Fee $317.00 $228.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.50 $27.50
Student Services $60.50 $60.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $137.50 $137.50
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $65.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $2273.10 $1898.00
Year Total   $4171.10

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International fee details

Description Winter 2022 Spring 2022
International Program Tuition $6675.00 $6675.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $201.00 -
CSI Association Fee 2 $32.50 $32.50
CSI International Health Fee $355.10 -
CSI Legal Protection $20.10 -
eText Fee $317.00 $228.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.50 $27.50
ISR $375.00 $375.00
Student Services $60.50 $60.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $137.50 $137.50
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $65.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $8330.20 $7600.00
Year Total   $15930.20

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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 OSAP & aid.

Awards & scholarships

Student Financial Services awarded more than 400 awards, scholarships and bursaries last year.

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