ENROLMENT MONTH

Depending on course selection

LENGTH OF STUDY

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

CREDITS

24

CREDENTIAL

Course Certificates

Accredited by Government of B.C. Private Training Institutes Branch (PTIB).

OVERVIEW

Design & Innovation combines courses from the Marketing & Media Program or Mountain Sport Technician Program.

Students select any 4 courses 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 months.

WHO IS IT FOR?

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

OUTCOMES

  • Depending on selected courses

CERTIFICATIONS OBTAINED

  • Course certificate of selected courses

POSSIBLE CAREER OCCUPATIONS

  • Depending on selected courses

COSTS

Tuition Fee Domestic$5,000 CAD
Tuition Fee International$7,000 CAD
Application Fee$250 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
Textbook FeesMay Apply
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 Videography in February.
  • Program must end in July.
  • Therefore it is not possible to select Ski/Snowboard Production in November.
CourseProgramMonthHours
Principles of Digital Marketing and Social MediaMarketing & MediaJanuary
June
45
PhotographyMarketing & MediaMay
November
45
Photo EditingMarketing & MediaJune
December
45
Event PlanningMarketing & MediaApril
August
45
VideographyMarketing & MediaFebruary
July
45
Video EditingMarketing & MediaMarch
September
45
Marketing StrategyMarketing & MediaJuly
October
45
Bicycle MechanicMountain Sport TechnicianApril
June
60
Ski and Snowboard ProductionMountain Sport TechnicianNovember60
Boot FittingMountain Sport TechnicianSeptember40
Ski and Snowboard TuningMountain Sport TechnicianOctober40
Sustainable Trail BuildingMountain Sport TechnicianTBA60
Experiential Leadership and GuidingMountain Sport TechnicianTBA45
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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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