FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS TRAMF-CT Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management

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Overview

  • Full-time | Part-time
  • One-Year (12 Months) Certificate Program
  • Classroom delivery courses with some online classes
  • Includes work-integrated learning (Applied Capstone Project) in the final term.
  • For international applicants, please visit the Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for internal students, current availability, and online application instructions.
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Class schedule will vary Monday through Friday, 8 am - 9 pm
Description 

Develop the skills and knowledge required to succeed as a transportation and logistics industry manager. This 12-month program will prepare you for a management career by studying logistics processes, transportation systems, business communications, economic influences on logistics, transportation law, integrated logistics, and project management. 

Red River College Polytechnic offers this program in conjunction with the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (CITT).


Admission Requirements

Your Academic History

If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit My Education for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College Polytechnic; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or homeschooling.

DOCUMENT SUBMISSION METHODS

Upload Through Your Future Student Account (preferred method)

  • Scan your document(s) and save the file. Ensure you keep your original documents as the College may request to see them.
  • Go to apply.rrc.ca and log in.
  • Click on your application, then Supplemental Items & Documents.

If you do not have a Future Student Account or require assistance, please contact our Student Service Centre at 204-632-2327.

Mail or In-Person: Student Service Centre Click here for the address and hours of service

E-mail: register@rrc.ca

Fax: 204-697-0584

Internationally Educated Applicants - visit www.rrc.ca/credentials for credential assessment information.

Submission of required documentation indicating proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 30 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.

However, if you apply within six (6) weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within five (5) days of applying.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12 
    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit in each of the following:
      • Grade 12 English
      • Grade 12 Math (excluding Accounting 40S)
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at the time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter.
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so. See English Language Requirments (ELRs) for more information.

      and
  1. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction? To view a list of ELR-exempt countries, click here.
      • If yes, you appear to meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts for verification purposes. 

        or
      • If no, you are required to submit proof of meeting an English language requirements option. If you choose to complete an English language assessment, review this program's approved assessments and required levels.

        or
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts for review.

Applicants with related business experience will be considered, and an interview may be required.

Mature Student Admission Requirements 
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at the time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

1. Academic Requirements
    • High school graduation is not required, but you must have successfully completed or be enrolled in:
      • Grade 12 English
      • Grade 12 Math (excluding Accounting 40S)

    • If you provide proof of enrolment at the time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter.
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until required to do so. See English Language Requirments (ELRs) for more information.

      and
2. Meet Regular Admission Requirements 2

Academic Advising Service
Our academic advising service can provide information about our full-time programs, explain program admission requirements, and help you select the right program to meet your career and academic goals. We can also connect you with helpful people, resources, and support.

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
Requirement: Submission of a parchment (certificate) indicating successful completion of the AEPUCE program, including language levels achieved if available.
8888
CAEL and CAEL Online (Canadian Academic English Language)
60606060
CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
8888
Duolingo (Duolingo English Test)

* MINIMUM OVERAL SCORE OF 115 REQUIRED.

There are no minimum required levels for L,S,R,W.

Only Duolingo English Test scores that have been verified through the Duolingo English Test Portal will be accepted.

0*0*0*0*
IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Please Note: 3 year expiry date for Nursing Program Applicants
6.56.56.56.0
LSI (Language Studies International)
6.56.56.56.5
PTE - Academic Online Assessment (Pearson Test of English)
58585850
Password Skills (An in person English Language Assessment hosted by RRC Polytech)
This in-person, computer-based test is composed of four test modules: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The test takes 3 hours and 5 minutes to complete and is conducted in two parts. The first part assesses reading, listening, and writing, and the second part assesses speaking in a separate room. Password Skills costs $139 to take through RRC Polytech. Password Skills is hosted by the RRC Polytech Testing and Assessment Centre: E440, Manitou a bi Bii Daziigae building, on the fourth floor. If you wish to do Password Skills remotely (not in-person), Password Skills Plus can be taken online. RRC Polytech does not offer Password Skills Plus, but we do accept the results for entry into program.
6.56.56.56.0
Password Skills Plus (Password Skills Plus is an online assessment that can be taken instead of Password Skills. )
6.56.56.56.0
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT® test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test in selected areas.
20201921

Who Should Enrol?

Individuals seeking entrance or advancement opportunities in the supply chain, transportation, and logistics.

This program aims to provide additional competencies required to transition from entry-level positions into supervisory and coordinator positions within the supply chain management, transportation, and logistics markets.

Locations, Dates and Fees

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Notre Dame Campus May 05, 2025 Apply Now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$12,746.00
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$2,000.00
Other Fees
Year 1
$1,000.00
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1
$19,128.00

Red River College Polytechnic is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

Program Outline

You must complete sixteen courses to receive a certificate, including a work-integrated learning applied capstone project. 


Term 1: 

  • Transportation System*

  • Logistics Processes*

  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management

  • Communication Strategies

  • Project Management Fundamentals

  • Introduction to Computers 

  • Economic Influences on Logistics*


Term 2: 

  • Communication for the Workplace

  • Transportation Law*

  • Success and Professionalism

  • Business Mathematics

  • Project Management Plan and Estimate


Term 3: 

  • Communication for Business

  • Project Management Risk

  • Integrated Logistics*

  • Applied Capstone Project


Legend: 

  • *CITT accredited course(s) 

  • ** WIL (work-integrated learning) 


Please contact the School of Continuing Education at 204-632-2077 or by email for more information. 

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
ACCT-1071Accounting FundamentalsRPL
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In this course, the student will be introduced to fundamental accounting principles, concepts and techniques. This course will focus on double-entry bookkeeping and the preparation of financial statements focusing on sole proprietorship. Period end processes, such as adjusting accounts and the closing process are also discussed. The result is a complete presentation of the accounting cycle for service and merchandise businesses. Throughout the course, interpreting financial statements from a non-accounting manager perspective will be included.


BUSA-1018Transportation Systems (Distribution 1)
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Transportation Systems provides the learner with comprehensive knowledge of the background and current technical information for all the modes of transportation as well as intermodalism.  Students will be able to compare the five modes of transportation and identify their strengths and weaknesses.  In addition to the transportation modes, students will also gain a foundational understanding of the elements within the distribution chain, specifically warehousing, materials handling, and unitization devices.  In addition, the course will introduce the learner to the intermediate agencies (including freight forwarding and transportation brokers) as they relate to the field of transportation.

BUSA-1087Economic Influences on Logistics (CITT)
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Economic Influences on Logistics help learners relate economic forces to costing, pricing and operating logistics operations within a business enterprise. Learners will gain a deeper understanding of macroeconomic trends, government intervention, and how to capitalize on microeconomic levers. And they’ll know how to use that knowledge to make seemingly uncontrollable influences on supply chain profitability much more predictable—and survivable.

Economic Influences on Logistics is recommended for buyers or suppliers of transportation services or anyone involved in pricing decisions, supply planning, demand or supply-chain capacity management.

Prerequisites: Transportation Systems and Logistics Processes

Recommended: Introductory Economics or equivalent

Prerequisites:
BUSA-1154Success and Professionalism
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This 40-hours course develops your knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful in the workplace. It begins by outlining practical business issues and assessing essential professional skills and strategies. Topics that build success include both interpersonal and business communication, teamwork and collaboration, employee rights and respectful workplaces, customer/client service, work standards, presentation skills, project management, planning, organizing and time management, negotiating skills, influencing and managing up.

BUSA-2004Logistics Processes (Distribution 2)
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Become familiar with contracts and bills of lading, marine cargo insurance, warehousing, Canada Customs and dangerous goods transportation. Learn about damage prevention and claims, materials handling, unitization fees, physical distribution and computer applications to transportation.

Prerequisites:
BUSA-3004Integrated Logistics (CITT)
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Integrated Logistics is a comprehensive, senior-level course that explores how integration is crucial to sound logistics operations within successful and sustainable organizations. It helps learners create efficient, silo-free logistics systems and decision-making environments, integrating all activities involved in the cost-effective and uninterrupted movement of materials and information from their source to the point of consumption.

Leveraging all of CITT’s other technical courses, this practical, systems-oriented course is valued by transportation professionals, practicing or aspiring logistics and supply chain managers and other professionals involved in the procurement, flow or management of goods.

Prerequisites: Transportation Systems and Logistics Processes

Note: We recommend that learners take Integrated Logistics as their final course in the CCLP program of study. Taking this course last helps to integrate all technical concepts.

Prerequisites:
COMM-1173Communication StrategiesRPL
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Everyone communicates, but are they doing it well? Communicative competence takes practice and self-awareness. By developing their communication skills, the student will improve their interpersonal ability, intercultural competence, and digital fluency to prepare the student for success in the workplace. In Communication Strategies, the student will learn through discovery and project-based activities to practice approaching situations critically and collaboratively. The strategies the student will gain in this course will be useful throughout their program and in their chosen industry.

COMM-2172Communication for the WorkplaceRPL
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This course reinforces the communication strategies practiced in COMM-1173 to provide students with the communication skills needed to apply for, stay in, and progress in the world of work. Students will further develop their interpersonal skills and digital fluency by seeking college, industry and community supports. Additionally, they will apply speaking, writing, and collaboration strategies to getting the job, adjusting to the job, and developing long-term career goals. Communication for the Workplace is a creative and active learning opportunity to set students apart in today’s competitive job market.

Prerequisites:
COMM-2174Communication for Business
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Do you trust your own judgement? Can you make decisions confidently, give feedback constructively, and handle disagreements professionally? Your ability to successfully work in the business sector requires strong communicative competence.

In this Communication for Business course, the student will continue to develop their communicative competence by collaborating with their peers to manage and present information in oral and written form, demonstrate active listening, and practice negotiation/persuasion strategies in a business context (marketing, sales, and customer service).

Prerequisites:
COMP-1313Introduction to Computers
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In this course, students will be introduced to software in the Microsoft 365 productivity platform. Students will explore the fundamentals of editing and formatting text in a variety of documents in Word and the essentials of working with data in Excel spreadsheets. Then, students will learn how to work collaboratively using sharing platforms and create slide decks with a presentation program. By the end of this course, students will be prepared to further their skills using specific Microsoft applications.

DIST-1010Introduction to Supply Chain Management
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In this course, you will gain learn about all aspects of the supply chain including the variety of roles within the supply chain, the modes of transport and the equipment types associated with those modes, and service requirements that have to be considered when working within the supply chain. In addition, you will learn the industry specific-terminology, discuss a variety of policies and procedures, and learn to interpret a variety of documents including, but not limited to, bills of lading.

PROJ-1002Project Management Plan and EstimateRPL
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You will develop a working competency in planning projects, scope management, resource management, cost and duration estimating, activity sequencing, and scheduling. Learn to apply the generally recognized tools and techniques in planning, estimating and scheduling projects and focus those projects on an organization's business.

Prerequisites:
PROJ-1030Project Management FundamentalsRPL
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Study the fundamental aspects and principles of project management including life cycle, integration, planning, organization and communication. Learn about work breakdown structures, diagramming, cost management and resource allocation. Examine today’s issues affecting project management including risk management, quality, conflict, and team building.

PROJ-1196Project Management Risk
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In this course you will develop working level competencies to manage risks that may negatively or positively affect your project. Develop skills in identifying risks, qualifying and quantifying risks, risk response planning and risk response control. The course will examine both the psychological and mathematical elements of risk.

Prerequisites:
TRAN-1177Transportation Law (CITT)
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Transportation Law focuses on sector-relevant legislation, regulations and contract law to limit personal and corporate exposure. It provides precedent-rich insight into how legal and commercial accountabilities are judged in the transportation sector. This helps learners develop a deep understanding of how sector-specific Canadian legislation is applied and how commercial contracts and claims work across all modes of transportation. With a new ability to decipher the evolving case law that impacts the import, export and domestic transportation of goods, learners will be able to operate in compliance with laws, understand their obligations, exercise due diligence and know when to seek legal counsel.

Transportation Law is a must-have course for anyone who has any accountability for compliance or is involved in the development, execution or fulfillment of contracts.

Prerequisites: Transportation Systems and Logistics Processes

Recommended: Business Law or equivalent

Prerequisites:
TRAN-3005Applied Capstone Project
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This work-integrated capstone project will integrate the concepts and skills learned through coursework in a professional setting via an applied project and consultation with logistics and supply chain organizations. 

Prerequisites:

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at a minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high-speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 Mbps for download, 3 Mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection simultaneously as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to  https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/computer-requirements/  for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.


Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this certificate program, students will be able to:
  • Explain the supply chains and how they interact and integrate with various industries of an economy
  • Demonstrate strategic communication skills in the workplace and the business environment in both written and oral modes
  • Apply macro and microeconomics to the day-to-day operational decisions in supply chains.
  • Describe the supply chain system the organization, people activities, information and resources and their relationship to the product or service and the consumer.
  • Analyze management challenges in transportation and logistics processes to make business decisions.
  • Use data analysis techniques to aid decision-making in finding efficiencies in transportation and logistics.
  • Apply the project management approach to managing the operations in a logistics business.
  • Discuss the importance of interesting all business functions in an efficient logistics organization.
  • Develop a working level of competency with legislation, regulations, and contract law that directly corresponds to the supply chain industry.
  • Define risk in logistics and how it can be identified in different settings and managed through research, analysis, planning, forecasting, estimating, etc.
  • Integrate and apply concepts and skills learned through coursework in a professional setting of a logistics organization.

Recent Changes

Effective April 29, 2024: MATH-1078 Business Mathematics has replaced ACCT-1071 Accounting Fundamentals.  

Effective January 2, 2024: COMP-1313 Introduction to Computers replaced COMP-1975 Business Computing 

Transfer Credit Opportunities

For more information about CITT visit their website at www.citt.ca or call 416-363-5696.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Partnerships

This program is accredited by the Canadian Insitute of Traffic and Transportation (CITT) for credits towards eligibility for the CITT - Certified Logistics Professional (CCLP) designation.

Students who have completed the program qualify for the CCLP designation. For information about accreditation, contact CITT.


Graduation Requirements

You must complete your part-time program within four years from the start of the first course in the program unless otherwise stated in the program outline.

A program GPA of 2.0 (60%) is required to graduate.

You will not be granted more than 75% of your credit requirements for graduation through the transfer of credit.

When you have successfully completed all the required courses in this program, be sure to apply for your certificate. For complete details on applying to graduate and convocation, see rrc.ca/convocation.

Questions about graduation? Please call 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 for assistance.

Graduation with Honours
If you obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better for the program, you will graduate with honours. If you fail any course in the program, you will not be eligible for this honours designation.

Employment Potential

Potential Employment Opportuinities

  • Logistics Supervisor
  • Logistics Team Lead
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Logistics Manager
  • Transport Logistician
  • Buyer/Category Manager
  • Procurement Officer
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Supply Chain Supervisor
  • Supply Chain Team Lead
  • Sales and Operations Manager
For information about related programs and services, visit Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), formerly Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).
For information about the labour market and earning potential, please visit Job Bank.
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