Warehouse Training - Under Review

There is a constant demand for workers in the many distribution centers around the Lower Mainland. The Warehouse Training Program (WHTP) is aimed at people with barriers to education and/or employment and will teach the skills necessary to obtain and maintain employment in this field.

Covered topics

Classroom and on-site training will cover the following topics, among others:

  • Shipping and receiving procedures
  • Inventory maintenance
  • Order picking
  • Employability skills
  • Communication skills
  • Interviewing techniques

Available certificates

Students will also have the opportunity to obtain the following recognized certificates:

  • Forklift Operators Certification
  • Occupational First Aid, Level One
  • WHMIS
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods

There is a short practicum included in the course. Students will have the opportunity to work in a distribution center, warehouse, or other related setting, in order to put into practice the skills and knowledge they have acquired.

Program Information

Department Location David Lam Campus 1250 Pinetree Way Coquitlam, BC V3B 7X3
Official Credential Douglas College Certificate
Schedule Full-time
Length of Program 14-week program
Program Start and End Dates September - December January - April
Admission An interview with the instructor is required for program acceptance (Application deadlines may be extended)
Fees  Funding available to cover the cost of tuition for most applicants. Some funding may be available through the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG).
Number of students accepted each year  Early application is encouraged.  Class space is limited.
Practicum  1 practicum placement

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For information about admission requirements, courses, intake dates and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue.
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