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Centennial College’s Pre-Business program will help you to discover your path in the business world. If you are looking to enter a program within The Business School, but may not currently meet the admission requirements, you may apply directly to this business certificate program, or it may be offered to you as a recommended alternative.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: January, May, September
Tuition Fee: $15,385
Location: Pickering, Canada

During this two-semester Centennial College Pre-Business program, you will work to build your fundamental business skills while exploring your career and educational options. As such, you will complete courses in:

  • Communications
  • Mathematics
  • Microsoft Office
  • Canadian and international business practices
  • Strategies for business success

A supportive learning environment in small classes, with additional advising opportunities to learn about potential pathways for future success, will ensure you are prepared for further education.

Upon successful completion of the Pre-Business program, you will be eligible to transfer, with credits, to a diploma or advanced diploma program within The Business School. Among these programs are Accounting, Marketing, Business, Supply Chair and Operations, International Business and more. Additionally, you will be prepared to take your newly acquired skills to entry-level positions in the workplace.

Program Highlights

  • Because class sizes are small, you will receive more individualized attention.
  • A carefully measured pace to the Pre-Business program’s delivery will be facilitated by supportive and experienced Business School professors.
  • Learning experiences will focus on the fundamentals of Canadian business practices and standards.
  • Academic support is available in mathematics and English, which includes workshops at the Centre for Academic English, peer tutoring and MATH Learning Circles.
  • Completion of the Pre-Business certificate can help you earn up to five course credits towards required business courses in other Business School programs, depending on achieved grade levels.

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Career Prospects

Career Outlook

  • Transfer to a Business diploma program
  • Transfer to an advanced diploma Business program
  • Preparation for a Business certificate program
  • Customer service representative
  • Business assistant
  • Service supervisor
  • Entrepreneur

Areas of Employment

  • Small businesses and franchises
  • General administration
  • Sales
  • Customer service

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