Learn how to get any product to market. You will study the fundamentals of the supply chain network — from the sourcing and manufacturing of materials up to managing the logistics and delivery. Upon graduation, you would have developed the analytical skills required to triumph in the fast-paced, ever-evolving supply chain industry.
As a Supply Chain graduate, you will qualify for positions such as:
Warehouse Associate Supervisor
Materials Management Analyst
Loss Prevention Agent
Cargo and Freight Agent
Employers Who Have Hired triOS Grads
Canadian Tire Corporation
Ford Motor Company
UPS Supply Chain Solutions
Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
*Employment Rate is based on 2019 contactable triOS graduates employed in a related field.
NOC Code: 1523, 1524, 1225 - **Wage is based on NOC Code 1523 and rounded down to the nearest dollar. Average wage doesn't reflect the starting salary but represents the middle value between lowest to highest wages. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in November 2021.
Available Learning Options
At triOS College we aim to provide learning options that
meet everyone's need. This program is currently available in:
Instructor-led classes held in-person at one or more of our 8 campuses.
Does addressing the logistical issues of an unpredictable global environment challenge you? Are you yearning to transition into a fulfilling, in-demand, and stable career but still need to juggle other priorities?
triOS College’s Supply Chain (Online) diploma program can armor you with the competency to excel in a supply chain role. With courses covering critical topics such as logistics, transportation, purchasing, compliance, and loss prevention, you can confidently face the challenges of this demanding industry.
Study comfortably at your convenience wherever you are — thanks to the flexibility this online program. Plus, to ensure you are on the right track, you can regularly conduct one-on-one consultations with our instructors, who are accessible daily via chat, email, or phone!
Students enrolled in this program will receive:
Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) Certificate (Graduates who meet the requirements outlined by the CIFFA will receive a certificate in International Freight Forwarding, which is globally recognized within the international transportation and international trade logistics industries.)
This course is a combination of virtual training, assessments, and exams related to Microsoft Outlook. Skills covered include how to organize and manage communications, contacts, schedules, and tasks. Email and meetings are a major part of the professional world, learning how to compose, send, receive, store, and delete email messages, meetings, and appointments is crucial and covered in this module.
This course is a combination of virtual training, projects, and exams in Microsoft PowerPoint. Skills covered include the creation of attractive, professional-looking presentations, using and formatting animations, transitions, pictures, audio, video, charts, tables, and incorporating speaker notes and annotations into presentations.
The Business of Buying, Selling and Negotiating
In this course, students will explore the importance of developing interpersonal skills used to negotiate effectively as a buyer or a seller. Students will learn techniques, model skill sets and articulate terminology used when buying or selling in business to business (B2B), or business to consumer (B2C), interactions.
Career Planning & Preparation - Level 1
Career Planning and Preparation Level 1 introduces tools for a successful job search. The course will help students maintain a career-focused approach throughout their academic program. Students will learn basic career preparation skills, such as how to research opportunities, network for industry contacts and use appropriate etiquette when communicating with prospective employers. Students will identify their personal skills, values and preferences for the workplace, begin preparation of a professional resume and cover letter, and organize proof documents for their career portfolio. Asynchronous class discussion on the discussion board on various career-planning topics will round out this module. This course is a pre-requisite for Career Planning and Preparation Level 2.
Career Planning & Preparation - Level 2
This course builds on the concepts and skills introduced in Career Planning and Preparation - Level 1. Topics covered include how to conduct an effective job search and identify various methods of applying for work. Important career tools are the focus with the creation of a personal list of "Top Employers" and current industry opportunities, as well as finalizing a professional resume, career portfolio, and career correspondence. Interview skills explored and practiced are the identification of different types and forms of interviews, responding to typical questions, evaluating job offers, and negotiating terms of employment. Self-management topics are reviewed with a focus on strategies for long-term professional success.
Digital Literacy for Professionals
This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts and principles of learning and working in a digital environment. This course will cover the following elements: using devices and handling information, creating and editing information, communicating and collaborating, and being safe and responsible online.
This course is a combination of virtual training, projects, and exams in Microsoft Excel. Skills covered include working with workbooks and worksheets, inputting data into worksheets, formatting cells, using functions and formulas, and creating and editing charts.
Essentials of Freight Forwarding
This course builds on the knowledge acquired in the International Transportation and Trade course. A combined theory and hands-on environment will introduce students to the requirements for various international payments, export packaging and warehousing, commercial documentation, transportation insurance, cargo security and dangerous goods, as well as alternative methods of transportation. Students will also learn about cost and quoting.
Inventory Control & Materials Management
This course provides students with a broad introduction to the basics of materials management, manufacturing planning and control systems, inventory control, physical distribution and relationships with other operational functions within the supply chain.
Introduction to Canadian Business in the Global Marketplace
This course provides an overview of Canadian business practices and how Canadian businesses relate to the global marketplace. You will learn about the business and management structure of businesses. Human resources management and the finance functions of a business are explored in this course as well. Students will also analyze the effects of globalization on the Canadian business sector.
Customs Issues & Procedures
This course will provide all students with a detailed overview of how the importation and exportation of goods are administered in Canada. Basic practices for successfully understanding of key legislation and regulatory compliance, plus preparing various trade documentation will be of key focus. Students will be introduced to the various careers in the customs field and the importance and benefits of the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers.
Introduction to Logistics and Transportation
This course introduces students to Supply Chain, Logistics and Transportation. Topics include a general overview of the career paths available, networking/professional training opportunities, and how the changing global environment impacts the forward and reverse flows of goods and services. Students will also learn about the significance of 3rd party logistics, incoterms and the impact of information across the supply chain. Students will also develop an understanding of the importance of supply chain management software.
Negotiations & Supplier Management
This course will teach students the importance of negotiation between partners in supply chain management. Key topics will include various concepts, tactics and strategy to achieve a successful negotiation and in turn create value within an organization. Students will be given opportunities to practice and demonstrate the negotiation concepts that they have learned. To further complement their studies on negotiations students will examine the basics of formation of contracts, the interpretation of contracts, breaches of contract and contract types. Students will also study the impact of the respective sale of goods act legislation on business agreements.
Introduction to Operations Management
This course will provide students with a broad introduction to the field of operations management in a realistic, practical manner. Key decision areas with in Operations Management will be discussed. These topics include design of goods and services, managing quality, location strategy, plant layout strategy and lean manufacturing. Students will also learn the basics of project management and the use of project management tools to develop on time, on budget results.
Introduction to Purchasing
This course provides students with an insight into the demands placed on purchasing and supply chain managers by business stakeholders. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the impact of purchasing and supply chain management on the competitive success and profitability of modern organizations, in addition to understanding the influence of purchasing on other major functional activities.
The course explores the purchasing cycle including supply management and commodity strategy, supplier qualification, selection and management. Students will also learn why performance metrics are critical to purchasing performance. Students will gain insight in to the role of a professional purchaser, including purchasing strategy, best practices and applying ethics to the function.
Security, Compliance & Loss Prevention
This course will provide students with knowledge of supply chain security, navigating the compliance landscape, and recognizing how to prevent against loss and damage due to these threats against the supply chain. Specific emphasis is placed on the provisions of the Canada Border Agency’s Partners-in-Protection (PIP) program for Canadian importers and their internal trade partners. This course will also focus on other internal programs used to secure the supply chain.
Student Success Strategies
This course stresses the importance of developing non-technical skills to enhance personal, academic and career success. The course will address strategies that are important for all adult learners, such as managing finances, maintaining health and wellness, understanding learning styles, setting goals, and honing practical study skills, such as memory, reading, and test-taking techniques. In addition, this course is designed specifically for the online learner. Therefore, the course emphasizes strategies needed to succeed in an online program, such as navigating technology efficiently, interacting and engaging with peers and facilitators, and managing learning time and space.
International Transportation and Trade
This course is one of two that are part of a professional standards association program (Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association) which provides students with a broad introduction to the basics and principles of freight forwarding. A combined theory and hands-on environment allows students to gain a deeper understanding of the role of the freight forwarder, transportation geography, various modes of transportation, and how terms of trade are used between buyer and seller in a contract of sale of goods.
This course is a combination of virtual training, projects, and exams in Microsoft Word. Skills covered include formatting text for layout and appearance, formatting document parts, using styles, working with header/footer content, inserting and formatting tables, graphics and pictures, and working with templates and themes.
High school graduation or equivalent. For those without high school completion, please refer to the Program Overview at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant.
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