BFPC (Business Fundamentals with Practicum & Co-op)

Students will learn fundamental skills to be successful in international business. They can be better equipped to work in a variety of industries that require both administrative and customer service support.

Career Opportunities: Students will be prepared to work as general office Support Worker. In addition, they have opportunities to take on customer service roles.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

– Build and deliver boardroom quality presentations.

– Research for and engage in formal and informal debates.

– Complete a business resume.

Develop a market-ready strategy for a service or product.

Complete a variety of work-related writing tasks including business letters, business reports, and emails.

Contribute meaningfully to business conversations.

– Complete a range of tasks related to administrative support

– Conduct market surveys and various other research tasks

Total Program Duration: 62 weeks

(excludes holidays and/or approved leave of absence)

In-Class Training: 32 weeks
Practicum (6 weeks) + Co-op (24 weeks)

In-Class Training

Course Details

Fundamentals I
(4 Weeks)

  • Effective Communication

  • Presentation Skills

  • Resume Writing

  • Email Writing

  • Self Marketing

  • Business Documents

  • Time Management Systems/Attitudes

  • Working Styles

  • Networking

  • Workplace Cultures

  • Transferable Skills

Essential Business
(6 Weeks)

  • Interview Skills

  • Workplace Communication

  • Debate Skills

  • Advanced Networking

  • Business Meetings

  • Report Writing

  • Negotiation Skills

  • Canadian Workplace/Culture

Business Development
(6 Weeks)

  • Product Development

  • Market Research

  • Market Segmentation

  • Marketing Mix Fundamentals

  • Employee Engagement

  • Performance Management

  • Organization Structures

  • Recruitment & Retention

Fundamentals II
(4 Weeks)

  • Telephone Skills

  • Self-Marketing

  • Advanced Business Concepts

  • Company Research

  • Practicum Preparation

  • Working Styles 

Hospitality Fundamentals (Online & in- Class – 6 Weeks)

  • Introduction to Hospitality: Hotel Industry

  • Introduction to Hospitality II: Food & Beverage

  • The Forces of Competition

  • Introduction to Hospitality III: Cruise Lines & Casinos

  • Introduction to Travel & Tourism/Airlines

  • Customer Service Management

  • Business Communications & Module Project

  • Co-op Placement Skills & Preparation

(Online Classes – 2 weeks)

  • Personality Types

  • Leadership Styles

  • Team Building Strategies

  • Change Management

  • Organizational Culture

  • Final Projects

Business Case Studies & Advanced Communications (Online Classes – 4 weeks)

  • The course on Business Case Studies and Advanced Communications offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in real-world business case studies, aiming to enhance their professional communication skills for career advancement. This course centers around the examination and analysis of actual business case dilemmas, allowing students to develop a comprehensive understanding of complex scenarios.

Work Experience (30 weeks)

  • The practicum (unpaid, 6 weeks) & Co-op (paid, 24 weeks) work experience is a required part of the BFPC program in which the student obtains practical skills relevant to the learning objectives of the program.

* The above outline may be subject to change without notice.

Please refer to BFPC Student handbook  for more details