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International Transportation and Customs

International Transportation and Customs

Program Code:TCS
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

The International Transportation and Customs program puts you in the driver’s seat with valued expertise and knowledge to help companies effectively manage the movement of goods and services internationally in our complex global economy. This program provides you with a solid technical understanding and practical knowledge of international transportation, customs brokerage and international freight forwarding. You may have opportunities to take part in field visits to transport companies, customs brokers and international freight forwarders.

You will learn from industry professionals and expert faculty, who will enhance your learning with real-life case studies and current, relevant knowledge. Upon completion of this program, you will be able to work in the field of customs brokerage within Canada and international freight forwarding around the world.

Graduating students will also receive a certificate from MSR, the e-customs company.

Subject to student demand, International Transportation and Customs students also have the opportunity to pursue a certificate in international freight forwarding from the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA).

Celebrate Cultural Diversity

Students from across the globe are attracted to this program, making the educational experience inter-culturally rich and diverse. You will also have the opportunity to learn from award-winning faculty with extensive expertise in international business and to interact with industry professionals to maximize your learning experience.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (U) or (M)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Adademic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).


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Your Career

In today’s global economy, there is an increasing demand for skilled employees who can help companies manage their supply chain effectively. As a graduate of this program you will be prepared for entry–level career opportunities in the fields of transportation, customs brokerage, international freight forwarding and international banking. In today’s lean business environment, industry seeks employees who can help them maximize their supply chain – this program provides you with the skills and expertise to provide immediate value in this context.

Transfer Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Seneca College• Bachelor of Commerce, International Business Management
• Bachelor of Commerce, Financial Services Management
York University• Any relevant degree or major


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Wilfrid Laurier University• Honours Bachelor of Arts


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Royal Roads University• Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management or Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.


Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
ITC111 Introduction to Customs 4
NAT155 World Geography 3
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance 4
SSC100 Success Strategies for College 2
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC106 Accounting I 4
ITA311 Customs Process II 4
ITC101 Introduction to Transportation 4
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing 3
SMS333 Computer Applications 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC594 Business Communication for the Digital Workplace 3
ITA301 International Freight Handling 4
ITA401 International Transportation Documentation I 4
ITA411 Customs Process III 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CAP308 Career Research and Planning 1
ITA403 International Transportation Documentation II 4
ITA501 Pricing and Quoting 3
ITA507 Logistics 3
ITA511 Customs Process IV: International Trade 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
College English
Introduction to Customs
World Geography
Mathematics of Finance
Success Strategies for College
Semester 2
Accounting I
Customs Process II
Introduction to Transportation
Introduction to Marketing
Computer Applications
General Education Option
Semester 3
Business Communication for the Digital Workplace
International Freight Handling
International Transportation Documentation I
Customs Process III
General Education Option
Semester 4
Career Planning and Research
International Transportation Documentation II
Pricing and Quoting
Customs Process IV: International Trade
General Education Option

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
International Admissions Advisor: Kevin Gumbs
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22489
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Wendy Calicchia
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22471
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Elaine Nethery
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26233
Program Coordinator: John Bottomley
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26012
Program Chair (Acting): Mike Sparling
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26975

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