Warehousing Essentials

Certificate | Code: 1440

Please note:

Effective April 1, 2021, this program is closed to new students. Students currently registered in the program should contact Dusica Arezina to discuss plans for completion.

To effectively participate in remote learning, students in this program must have reliable Internet access and meet these device requirements.

About the program

The program presents the essential operating requirements of a modern warehouse environment that will prepare participants for warehouse employment. Students will receive instruction in inventory management including the receiving, storing, handling, shipping, and preparing of goods. They will learn to complete orders for delivery or pick up according to schedule, receive and process warehouse stock products, perform inventory controls and keep quality standards high, maintain a safe working environment and optimize space utilization, follow quality service standards and comply with procedures, rules, and regulations.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form
  • Attach proof of Admission Requirements
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements

Graduate opportunities

Employment data shows a current demand and a further 25% increased demand for shippers/receivers, building maintenance workers, material handlers, forklift operators and pickers. These jobs are in the transportation, storage and moving companies, and by a variety of manufacturing and processing companies and retail and wholesale warehouses.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Program outcomes

  • Apply the principles of inventory control.
  • Practice the principles of material-handling and storage.
  • Apply basic quality assurance practices and procedures.
  • Monitor and manage inventory levels using both manual and computerized systems.
  • Apply logistics and distribution principles to carry out daily responsibilities within an organization's distribution plan.
  • Demonstrate awareness of safe working practices.
  • Successfully operate a forklift.

Program related resources

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming Registrations

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Spring Registration: Opens February 1, 2021
Fall Registration: Opens July 5, 2021