Diploma Program


This program has been approved by PTIB.


Program Overview

The Business Foundations  Co-op program emphasizes the long-standing principle of “Doing the Basics Best.” The business courses in the Business Foundations 200 program focus on cutting-edge firsts, up-to-date issues that shape today’s business world, and experiential learning that helps students to build a solid foundation of business knowledge and skills. Students will learn the essentials for Canadian Business, Organizational Behaviour, Marketing and Business Communications. These courses work together to provide a seamless coverage of vital knowledge, helping students to understand the concepts behind best practices in business while they develop and refine their skills to meet employer expectations in business today.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the entire course, students may be able to and not limited to obtaining a job in the Following NOC classification categories:

Students require ONE of the following:

All applicants and registrants, regardless of citizenship status or country of origin, must demonstrate an adequate level of proficiency in English.

There are two ways to meet the English requirement:

1. Complete both of the following:

A) English 10, 11 or 12 or equivalent with a minimum of ‘C’ Grade for proficiency in reading and writing

B) Two years of full-time education in English in an English-speaking country For proficiency in speaking and listening


2. Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening by completing one of the following courses or assessments to meet acceptable levels:

has successfully reached the Upper Intermediate Level at SELC English Language Centre SELC Career College on-site administered English Language Test AND

Students require ALL of the following:

Proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency for domestic students

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and completion of high school studies and/or commencement of post-secondary studies


Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and completion of high school studies and/or commencement of postsecondary studies OR have achieved MATURE STUDENT STATUS: 19 years of age


Program Duration

  • 48 weeks - total of 960 hours
  • Classroom Instruction 480 hours
  • Coop – 480 hours
  • Business Foundations 210 is a non-coop option duration excludes the coop hours and is ONLY 24 weeks in duration



Course 1 – Business Essentials (BFBE) (120 of Hours)

This course is designed to introduce students to the contemporary business world in Canada and globally from the perspective of an employee, employer, consumer and investor. The course will cover business topics such as; business environments, entrepreneurship, organizing your business,managing your business, and lastly accounting principles and risk management. We hope to assist student analysis skills, build their business knowledge and exercise their presentation skills.

Course 2 – Organizational Behaviour (BFOB) (120 of Hours)

This course is designed for students who have no previous experience in business, but who desire to obtain a general overview of business and who are pursuing a business program of study. This course examines organizational theory and application. It makes a comprehensive review of individual, group, and organizational performance in relation to organizational structures in contemporary business settings.

Course 3 –Marketing (BFMK) (120 of Hours)

In this course students will have an enhanced understanding of basic marketing concepts, strategies and practices. The course will cover strategic marketing planning processes. And, you’ll put those processes to task by creating a marketing plan using the external environment, market research, and consumer and business buying behaviour. Your strategic execution will utilize the 4P’s and a range of marketing communications. We will assist student understanding of strategic marketing process,utilize new technologies and exercise their presentation skills.

Course 4 – Business Communications (BFBC) (120 of Hours)

In this course students will learn the foundations of business communications by discussing and reviewing the importance of effective communication skills, communicating in teams, mastering listening, nonverbal communication skills, and the practice of intercultural communications in the global environment. Students will practice the three-step writing process to plan, write and complete business messages in electronic media and online social media alternatives (Email,Twitter, Blogs, etc.)

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