- Program Length:
- One Semester - St. Clair College Board of Governors Certificate
Students successfully completing the three semester International Business Management College Grad Certificate have the option to write the FITT certification exams followed by a fourth semester in the Freight Forwarding and Logistics College Grad Certificate to prepare for the CIFFA certification exams. Successful candidates have the possibility to earn two certifications in four semesters.
Successful completion of International Trade Management or International Business Management
, an Ontario College Graduate Certificate, or equivalent is required. Students who have a related postsecondary education coupled with industry work experience may be considered for admission to this program.
The Freight Forwarding and Logistics Certificate program is designed for people who want to specialize in logistics and freight forwarding. The graduate certificate is ideal for people who already hold a graduate certificate in International Trade Management or International Business Management
and would like to further their education in this area.
International Freight Forwarding is a four module certificate that follows the Canadian International Freight Forwarder’s Association (CIFFA) curriculum. It is delivered so that students may choose to challenge the CIFFA administered exam to obtain a CIFFA Certificate in Freight Forwarding, upon successful completion of the first two modules. Upon completion of the remaining two modules and successful passing of the CIFFA Certificate in Freight Forwarding, students may choose to challenge the final CIFFA administered exam to obtain an Advanced Certificate in Freight Forwarding. CIFFA certificates are industry recognized certifications. The four modules are:
MODULE 1: International Transportation and Trade
Introduction to ocean, air, truck and rail transportation terminology, documentation and rate calculations as well as Incoterm application to transfer of cost and risk via various modes of transport from buyer to seller.
MODULE 2: Essentials of Freight Forwarding
Students learn how buyers and sellers manage risk with a variety of international payments, cargo insurance, properly completed commercial documents and export packaging. Students learn how to offer alternative solutions to their clients. This program concludes with professional costing and quoting.
MODULE 3: Specialized Freight Services
Specialized Freight Services explores the details of marine cargo, project cargoes and chartering vessels or aircraft. Regulatory compliance is emphasized in an in depth exploration of the role and function of Customs. Transportation law and legal liability are addressed through International Conventions and CIFFA’s Standard Trading Conditions.
MODULE 4: Supply Chain Management and Marketing
This module explores Logistics and Supply Chain Management concepts, including the application of technology and the increasingly important Green Logistics. Basic concepts of Sales and Marketing related to the supply chain are also covered.
- Program Physical Demands Analysis: B839
Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.
International Transportation and Trade
Essentials of Freight Forwarding
Specialized Freight Services
Supply Chain Management and Marketing