Diploma in Business Communications Co-op

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Labor practices included

  • Campus: Toronto / Vancouver

  • Start dates: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

  • Duration: 48 weeks (Daytime) / 88 weeks (Nighttime – Vancouver only)

  • Type: Full Time

  • Hours: Day / Night (Vancouver only)

  • Tuition Fee: Starting at $ 10,575 CAD

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The Diploma in Business Communications provides students with a wide range of skills and knowledge. Students will develop the technical skills they need for business, as well as critically important soft skills that are highly sought after by employers, such as effective communication and teamwork in the workplace. Through the work experience component, students will strengthen their resume with Canadian work experience.

Program results

  • Get a solid foundation in management skills and prepare to enter the business world

  • Enhance the key skills necessary for success in a business environment, such as communication, teamwork, prioritization, and problem solving.

  • Learn from instructors with recent industry experience

  • Develop the soft skills today’s employers are looking for

Learning methods

Students who take the day program will follow the same course schedule from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM during all parts of study. During the first 24 weeks of the program, students will also take 4 weeks of Job Placement Skills classes during the afternoon block 2: 45–4: 00 PM to prepare for their co-op.

Students taking the evening program will begin their program with 2 weeks of Job Placement Skills: Part 1 prior to taking their first course of the 6-week program. Between each 6 week course, students will take a 2 week break before starting their next course. At the end of the fourth course, students will complete 2 weeks of Job Placement Skills: Part 2 before beginning cooperative job placement.

Co-op experience

This paid work experience placement is an integral part of the Co-op program. Students will apply theories learned in class in real-world work settings that are relevant to their field of study and aligned with the learning objectives of the program.

The program’s orientation and pre-placement classes will prepare you to find a suitable placement. During the work experience period, you will receive the support and guidance of a dedicated cooperative coordinator who will work with you and ensure that you receive all the support that is needed to successfully complete the program.

Program structure

In this course, students will learn the key principles of business communication, becoming aware of the different media and building effective strategies to collect and present information.

In this course, students will learn to adapt the style and layout of documents to their target audience, while respecting the organization’s policies regarding the integrity of documents.

In this course, students will learn the best approaches to establishing effective working relationships by valuing diversity and adhering to protocols.

This course is about the importance of customer expectations and how CRM influences customer experiences. Identify how an organization’s customer experience and perception can be beneficial or detrimental to its success. In this course of study, students will gain objective knowledge about what positively and negatively affects the customer experience.

This course teaches effective approaches to team management and communication within a team. Students will objectively observe the benefits and value of teamwork and learn about the importance and prominence of teamwork in the professional workplace. In this course, students will learn ways to support organizational goals through team projects and performance management.

In this course, students will learn strategies and techniques to establish and implement a personal professional development plan to strive for efficiency and effectiveness in business. Students will reflect on their personal self-awareness by assessing their values, strengths, and weaknesses, as well as their outlook on life. This will also help students set meaningful life and career goals, align with their goals more effectively, and understand themselves in relation to others.

The course is divided into 2 sections: Work Practice Skills (WPS) 1 and 2.

WPS 1 acts as an introduction to everything you need to know about living and working in Canada and assists students in the process of applying for a Social Security Number (SIN) . It also prepares students for the workplace, helping them apply for jobs and making sure their resumes and cover letters meet industry standards.

WPS 2 prepares students for their cooperative work experience and develops their networking skills.

During cooperative work placement, students will practice their skills at a local workplace in a position related to the specific goals of their program. Students will be required to complete work assignments assigned by the employer. Additionally, students are required to provide regular (monthly) feedback on their Greystone College placement experience, using prescribed reporting forms.

Admission requirements

  • Students who are interested in attending Greystone College must have a high school diploma, GED, or mature student status.
  • International students will require a Bachelor’s degree from their country of origin. The degree and grades must be officially translated into English.
  • All applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate an intermediate level of English 2 with Greystone College’s online written and oral test.
  • All students must have their own device (tablet / phone / laptop) to access course materials through our Learning Management System (LMS)

Online written and oral test is exempt if TOEFL iBT 45, IELTS 4.5 or ILSC I2 is taken.
If an applicant does not meet the minimum requirements, neither the institution nor the student can waive him.

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