Business and Entrepreneurship

Emerging Trends and Innovation in the Trades

14 weeks Ontario College Diploma

Overview

Successful businesses not only respond to their current customer needs, but often anticipate future trends and use innovation to develop new ideas, products or services. The future of skilled trades will be shaped by emerging trends such as sustainability, new entrants to the skilled trades and applied research and development as well as skills shortages driven by demographics and economic factors. Leaders and entrepreneurs in the trades need to develop the capacity to leverage these trends and other changes that may arise in the future. The online modality of this course allows for greater flexibility, access and engagement for tradespersons from a variety of backgrounds who wish to develop their capacity to innovate in their fields.

Apprenticeship Certificate of Qualification (as per Ontario College of Trades). After approval, students begin Semester 3.

Standard Fee - $394.30

Senior Fee - $351.78

Most college level courses require textbooks; textbooks are not included in the course fees. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase any required textbooks.

Textbooks are available at the Campus Shop for in class, Contact North, and iLearn/D2L courses. The Campus Shop does not carry most OntarioLearn textbooks. OntarioLearn textbooks can be purchased at www.textnet.ca.

Students may also purchase textbooks from a source of their choice, but the ISBN must match.

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Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

  1. identify and discuss the impact of global issues on an organization’s business opportunities by using an environmental scan.
  2. apply principles of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics to support an organization’s business initiatives.
  3. use current concepts/systems and technologies to support an organization's business initiatives.
  4. apply basic research skills to support business decision making.
  5. support the planning, implementation and monitoring of projects.
  6. perform work in compliance with relevant statutes, regulations and business practices.
  7. explain the role of the human resource function and its impact on an organization.
  8. use accounting and financial principles to support the operations of an organization.
  9. describe and apply marketing and sales concepts used to support the operations of an organization.
  10. outline principles of supply chain* management and operations management.
  11. outline and assess the components of a business plan.
  12. develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance in the business field.