Business Operations with Co-op

Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
960 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
48 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

Online and On-Campus Delivery Options may be available!

The Sprott Shaw College Operation diploma provides a foundational understanding of business operations which equips graduates to manage activities in a wide variety of industries. You will be trained in word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, sales and marketing, business communications and supervisory skills. These skills will give you the competence and ability to thrive in a business environment.

After successful completion of your core courses you will complete a paid 22 week business co-op. You final week of learning will focus on your Career & Professional Development course that will prepare you to write an effective cover letter and resume, to develop job interview skills and to learn how to search for job opportunities. This program will be delivered online in both synchronous and asynchronous formats. It is therefore important that you have access to a computer and working environment with the following characteristics:

  • Recommended hardware – Dual core 2.64 GHz processor with 2 GB RAM
  • Microsoft 7 operating system or newer
  • High speed internet connection – cable or ADSL
  • Web camera/High Definition video camera – MS LifeCam series, Logitech C500 or 900 series
  • Headset with microphone
  • MS Office Suite 2007 or 2010 preferred Instructors are available at all times for schedules classes and
    by email (response within 24 hours). Additionally, students can usually access instructors prior to class or just after class end.

Learning Objectives

Graduates of the Sprott Shaw College Business Operations Diploma Program will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the office environment and the technological side of the workplace.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of business operations in terms of communications and human relations.
  • Use MS Office, including Word, Excel and Access.
  • Perform accounting activities and analyze financial statements.
  • Communicate effectively using various communication channels.

Why Study At Sprott Shaw? 

  • Lifetime access to dedicated Employment Services Specialists (ESS) who can help you with resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, and the overall job search after graduation 
  • Lifetime tuition-free access to course refreshers if you ever need to retrain and update your skills 
  • Practicum opportunities with recognized organizations across BC
  • Multiple start dates so you can start your education when you want to without the wait 
  • Career and professional development success courses to help create a career development marketing plan, learn the cardinal rules of professionalism, and identify the target markets and employment resources in the counselling field 
  • Preparation and orientation courses to teach you how to find credible research, write papers, create proper citation formats including APA, and study effectively for exams 
  • All-inclusive program costs where what you see is what you pay. Our costs include registration fees, assessment fees, tuition, textbooks, supplies, course materials, uniforms, certificates, graduation fees, practicum fees, and much more 
  • Grant and scholarship opportunities are available to help you save on tuition. Up to $4000 in scholarships and grants are open to recent high school graduates, Sprott Shaw alumni, military veterans, and more! Click here to browse our full list of grants and scholarships.

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Career Opportunities

Account Manager
Business Development Coordinator
Business Manager
Admission Requirements: 
  • Grade 12 / GED or mature student status. Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview
  • ELTS 6.0 or Equivalent

 Note: English level assessment will be required for International students (with a minimum score of 20/40 in language)

Diploma Requirements:
  • 60% average upon successful completion of all courses, including courses given a complete

Students can expect to complete 1 – 3 hours of homework per day




* Business Operations with Co-op was reviewed and approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.

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Courses List

This 48 week Diploma program requires the student to complete the following courses.

  • Utilize most modules of Sage to record business transactions (order entry, inventory, AP, AR and payroll)
  • Produce reports including financial statements

  • This course focuses on the fundamental principles of accounting with full online courseware that includes the digital textbook and learning materials.

  • MS Office Word Certification
  • MS Office Word editing, layout, templates, styles and
    sections, mail merge, tables, charts and desktop publishing

  • MS Office Excel Certification
  • Plan, edit and manage worksheets (formulas/functions)

  • MS Office Certification
  • Enter and maintain a database (filter, sort, create queries)

  • 22-week co-op (440 hours)

  • Skills and strategies conducive to learning in a college atmosphere, orientation to the college environment, using technology, knowing college policies and procedures.
  • Time management, writing and using citations, study strategies, student budgeting, and wellness/self-care/stress management.
  • An orientation to the PCP program and the emergency medicine professions.
  • Prepare for upcoming studies, learning environments, and work experience placements throughout the program.

  • Research, prepare and deliver presentations
  • Apply proper use of grammar principles
  • Overview of processes of communication in the workplace
  • Use MS Office PowerPoint

  • Interview techniques
  • Create a Career Development Marketing Plan
  • Apply aspects of professionalism
  • Identify target markets and employment resources
  • Specialty program coverage in this shortened version

  • Effective presentations using MS Office PowerPoint

  • Analysis of job descriptions
  • Recruitment, orientation and training
  • Regulation and legislation

  • Strategic workplace management
  • Ethics, planning, job design, organization structure

  • Effective problem solving and decision making
  • Leadership and managerial roles and skills

  • Current marketing terminology
  • Strategic planning
  • Market research, sales, promotion and group dynamics

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