Professional Sales Co-Op Certificate

The Professional Sales Certificate program immerses students into three distinct sales disciplines: consultative selling, sales operations, and sales management.

Program Overview

The Professional Sales Co-Op Certificate program is designed to develop the skills necessary to thrive in the fast-paced environment of sales and customer service. The program will provide graduates with industry knowledge and skills that they can immediately utilize in today’s sales arena.

Our goal is to ensure that students acquire the skill sets that are in demand and the knowledge necessary to become a successful sales professional. During the Co-Op work experience, a required part of the program, students will obtain practical industry knowledge and skills relevant to the learning objectives of the program. The PSCC program will pave the way for meaningful employment post graduation.

This program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Program Highlights

Co-Op Work Experience

The paid Co-Op work experience is an essential part of The Professional Sales Coop Certificate program. The successful completion of the co-op work term is required for graduation. The Co-Op work experience not only gives students the first-hand exposure to industry while they study, but also enables them to become more employable upon graduation. The CNC Co-Op Coordinator will work with students to find a suitable work opportunity to gain valuable, on-the-job experience working in their respective field.

The programs culminate with a capstone course that consolidates academic and applied learning and gives the opportunity for the students to demonstrate their learning gained during the program.

Career Occupation


Job Title


Retail salespersons


Sales and Account Representative


Customer services representatives - financial institutions


Manager in Customer Service and Personnel services


Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade


Professional occupations in business management


Sales and Marketing Manager


Corporate Sales Manager


Other customer and information services


Manager in Customer Service and Personnel services

Program Duration

854 total hours = 434 instructional hours + 420 Co-Op hours 
51 weeks = 42 weeks instruction + 9 weeks of break

Admission Requirements

Grade 12 (equivalent) / GED / Mature Student Status*

*Mature students are people who have been out of full-time formal education for at least 4 years and can demonstrate needed academic potential through a range of achievements and life experiences beyond academics.

English Language Requirements

  • Completion of two years of full-time study in a high school or post-secondary program in English in an English-speaking country with an average completion grade of C+ or higher, OR  
  • Successful completion of Cloud Nine College English language program B2 OR Cloud Nine College English Language Testing C1.
  • IELTS 5.0, OR
  • iBT TOEFL 46, OR
  • TOEIC 700+ OR
  • Duolingo 85+

Program Start Dates

February 5, 2024
April 22, 2024
July 8, 2024
September 23, 2024
December 9, 2024

Program Outline

Professional Sales Co-Op Certificate (51 Weeks)

Code/No. Title of Course/Work Experience Component No. of Hours
Term 1 (10 Weeks)
SLS 171 Professional Sales and Customer Service Practices 70
COM 101 Inter-personal Communication in an Inter-cultural Business Context 70
MRK 140 Canadian and International Marketing Strategies 70
BUS 190 The Canadian Job Search Skills and Strategies I 35
Break (1 Week)
Term 2 (10 Weeks)
SLS 181 Advanced Professional Sales 70
SLS 192 Technology Enhanced Sales 70
BUS 191 The Canadian Job Search Skills and Strategies II 35
Break (4 Weeks)
Term 3 (20 Weeks)
SLS 195 Coop Work Experience 420
Break (4 Weeks)
Term 4 (2 Weeks)
BUS 198 Capstone Course 14