ENROLMENT MONTH

June, August, September

LENGTH OF STUDY

600 full time hours within 12 months

CREDITS

24

CREDENTIAL

Certification accredited by PTIB

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

A program consisting of five 60 hour courses with a 300 hour co-op work placement enabling students to put their newly learned skills to practice in a ‘real-world’ situation within a one year period, in order to receive a full program certificate.

With courses centered around product design, retail management, sales techniques and customer service, students graduate equipped with the necessary skills to develop as an retail industry professional. All courses are taught by some of the most reputable business people in their respective field.

(Students who wish to take a course as an individual course are welcome to do so. Upon course completion students receive a course certificate for their individual course. For details see Course Pages.)

WHO IS IT FOR?

A program suited to a student seeking to learn more about the retail and manufacturing industry, ideally those interested in Snow/Bike/Outdoor industries. No prior experience is needed but a passion for practical learning is beneficial.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  • Develop industry relationships within snow sports and biking
  • Identify opportunities in the snow sports and biking industries for new products and business development
  • Professional skills in the retail, mechanic and production industry

CERTIFICATIONS OBTAINED

  • Program certificate

POSSIBLE CAREER OCCUPATIONS

  • Retail Assistant/Manager
  • Sales Associate/Representative
  • Promotional Representative
  • Technical Representative
  • Bicycle Mechanic
  • Boot Fitter
  • Ski/Board Tuner
  • Production Manager in Ski/Snowboard manufacturers
  • Operations Manager manufacturing

PROGRAM COSTS

Tuition Fee International$12,000 CAD
Tuition Fee Local$7,000 CAD
Application Fee$125 CAD
Lab Supplies$900 CAD
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

CourseProgramMonthHours
Bicycle MechanicRetail and Manufacturing April
June
60
Business Plan DevelopmentRetail and Manufacturing August60
Boot FittingRetail and Manufacturing September60
Ski and Snowboard TuningRetail and Manufacturing October60
Ski and Snowboard ProductionRetail and Manufacturing November60
Retail Co-opRetail and Manufacturing 300
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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.

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