Warehouse Training Program

Learning Format
Admission Type
Limited Enrolment


The Warehouse Training Program is designed to assist individuals with barriers to employment. The program teaches the skills needed to obtain work in distribution centres and warehouses. Classroom and on-site training covers shipping and receiving procedures, inventory maintenance, order picking, employability skills, communication skills and interviewing techniques. Through a brief work experience, students practice these skills in a distribution center, warehouse or other related setting. Students have the opportunity to obtain a number of recognized certificates: 

  • Forklift Operators Certification
  • Occupational First Aid, Level One
  • Occupational Health and Safety

NOTE: International students are not currently eligible for this program. For more information, contact Douglas College International.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 15 credits
  • 50% (8 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

WHTP 0100

Warehouse Training Intake and Assessment


WHTP 0101

Preparing for the Warehouse Environment


WHTP 0102

General Principles of Warehousing


WHTP 0103

Specific Duties in the Warehouse


WHTP 0104

Lift Truck Theory and Practice


WHTP 0105

Finding and Keeping a Warehouse Job


WHTP 0106

Warehouse Work Practicum


Total Credits



Admissions Requirements

A preliminary interview with the instructor is required for acceptance into the program.


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Career Pathways

There is a constant demand for workers in the many distribution centres around the Lower Mainland. The Light Warehouse Training Program teaches the skills necessary to obtain and maintain employment in this field.

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.