ENROLMENT MONTH

Depending on course selection

LENGTH OF STUDY

180-240 full time hours within 6 months, depending on course selection

CREDITS

24

CREDENTIAL

Certification accredited by PTIB

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Design & Innovation Program (former Whistler Experience Program) combines all courses from the Marketing & Media Program or Retail Manufacturing Program.

Students select any 4 course from either program to create their own custom experience depending on their interests. Courses chosen have to be within the program completion time period of 6 month.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Students who are interested in a shorter marketing or retail experience or to combine courses from both programs within six month.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  • Depending on selected courses

CERTIFICATIONS OBTAINED

  • Course certificate of selected courses.

POSSIBLE CAREER OCCUPATIONS

  • Depending on selected courses

PROGRAM COSTS

Tuition Fee International$7,000 CAD
Application Fee$125 CAD
Additional costs might apply, depending on course selection:
Ski / Snowboard Production Material$450 CAD
Ski/ Snowboard Tuning Material$150 CAD
Bike Mechanic Material$150 CAD
Boot Fitting Material$150 CAD
Pro Camera Rental$25 CAD / week
Online Payment

WAS GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Proficient in English

PROGRAM SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • None

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • None

SPECIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • None
Admissions Requirements

COURSES

Students select any 4 courses from the following list. However, the program must be completed within 6 months. Students can not choose courses that are outside of that period.

Example:

  • Student selects start course Photography in February
  • Program must end in July
  • It is not possible to select Ski/Snowboard Production in August
CourseProgramMonthHours
Internet Marketing and Social MediaMarketing & MediaJanuary
June
45
PhotographyMarketing & MediaFebruary
July
45
Photo EditingMarketing & MediaMarch
August
45
Event PlanningMarketing & MediaApril
September
45
VideographyMarketing & MediaMay
November
45
Video EditingMarketing & MediaJune
December
45
Marketing StrategyMarketing & MediaJuly
October
45
Bicycle MechanicRetail and Manufacturing April
June
60
Ski and Snowboard ProductionRetail and Manufacturing August60
Boot FittingRetail and Manufacturing September60
Ski and Snowboard TuningRetail and Manufacturing October60
Business Plan DevelopmentRetail and Manufacturing November60
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CHRIS CLARK

Chris took up mountain bike racing as a young teenager, as a result was encouraged to learn how to maintain his own bike. Chris has grown up racing mtb’s and moved to Whistler where he’s worked in many local bike shops, moving up from being the quiet young grom at Whistler Bike Co to head mechanic for Comor Sports.


DOM MORIN

Courses:
Ski/Snowboard Production


SAM MCDONALD

Sam has modified almost every ski boot on the market, punched more shells, and molded more custom boots than anyone else in Whistler. He has spent the last 15 years working through the Surefoot ranks until being given his own flagship store in the heart of Whistler.


DEREK RHODES

After ten seasons working at other Tuning Shops in Whistler Derek realized that the focus had shifted to rental fleet maintenance, good quality tuning for customers was no longer a priority. Derek felt that Whistler needed a Shop to preserve the real “Ski Shop feel” and to cater to customers that desire consistently well tuned equipment.


PHIL TIFO

Ever since his first published photo in Transworld Snowboarding Magazine in 2000, Phil’s work has spread out on all continents. His photography can be found in more than 20 publications worldwide.


DAN CARR

Born in the UK, Dan took a year out in Whistler, British Columbia after high-school which planted the seed for a mountain obsession. While his passion for mountain life took a backseat as he finished a degree in Aerospace Engineering in England, it wasn’t long before he returned to the mountains to start his photography business.


TBA

Courses: 
Internet Marketing & Social Media


TBA

Courses: 
Event Planning


VIRGINIA RAE-CHOQUETTE

Marketing Expert and Creative Strategist Virginia-Rae lives in a digital world. She has seen the landscape of both traditional and digital marketing grow and change significantly in her 12 years as a professional marketer.

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