ERIC Number: ED471647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Electronic Commerce: Canadian Community Colleges and Institutes of Technology.
Association of Canadian Community Colleges.
This paper reports on the Canadian college system's collaboration with industry and community services in the development and delivery of non-credit e-commerce courses offered through continuing education departments at community colleges and institutes of technology. The paper argues that, in today's changing economy, the accelerated need for skills training and retraining may be most widely felt among students. The paper details the offerings at Canadian colleges by region: British Columbia and Yukon Region; Alberta and Northwest Territories Region; Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Nunavut Region; Ontario Region; Quebec Region; and Atlantic Region. Highlights of these offerings are as follows: New Brunswick Community College's Saint John Campus offers a two-year diploma degree in Business Technology, while other programs, such as Marketing and Office Technology, are being permeated with courses related to e-commerce. The Cegep regional de Lanaudiere offers five college programs in the field of electronic commerce. There is a computer science diploma, and four certificates in other areas. The Assiniboine Community College in Manitoba is seeking funding approval for a two-year diploma program in Business Computing. The program will be offered jointly by the Business and Tourism Division and the Information Technologies Division. In addition, colleges are involved in conferences connected to e-commerce, either as hosts, presenters, or participants. (AUTH/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Canadian Community Colleges.
Identifiers - Location: Canada