Diploma in Customer Service Vancouver
- Develop a solid foundation in customer service skills and prepare for entry into the hospitality, tourism and travel industries.
- Learn how to effectively build your product and service knowledge in order to provide relevant information to customers
- Programs taught by industry professionals and highly-qualified instructors
- Develop soft skills sought by today's employers, like effective communication, team-building, and collaboration.
This program will prepare you for success in workplaces driven by customer relationships, providing a pathway to work in organizations such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes, coffee shops and retail stores. With this qualification, students will be able to specialize in areas such as accommodation services, food and beverage and retail, or put their diverse skills to support the needs of small businesses. Students will learn effective communication skills, how to manage conflict and handle customer complaints, how to work in a team, and how to build product and service knowledge in order to provide relevant information to customers.
- Students who are interested in attending Greystone College must have completed (graduated from) their final year of general schooling or GED, or have mature student status.
- International students must demonstrate a Beginner 4 level of English with Greystone's online written test and interview. The online test is exempt if CLB 4, IELTS 4 or ILSC Beginner 4 is presented.
- If an applicant fails to meet the minimum requirements, they cannot be waived by either the institution or the student.
Registration Fee: $150
Material fee: $500
Co-op service fee: $500 - $825*
*Refer to Tourism & Hospitality Programs co-op application for co-op service fee details
The student is responsible for the payment of any government fees related to the application for a work permit and the extension of study permit. All fees are in Canadian dollars.
Daytime program: 26 weeks
Evening program: 48 weeks (including scheduled breaks)
Start Dates - 2016
Daytime Program: Jan 4, Feb 1, Feb 29, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 24,
Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 15, Sep 12, Oct 11, Nov 7, Dec 5
Evening Program: Jan 18, Mar 14, May 9, Jul 4, Aug 29, Oct 24
Program ScheduleDaytime Program Schedule
Students taking the daytime program will follow the same course schedule every week throughout their entire 26 week program.
|9:00 AM – 12:00 PM||Class|
|12:00 PM – 1:00 PM||Lunch||No class|
|1:00 PM – 2:30 PM||Class|
Students taking the evening program will begin their program with 2 weeks in the Job Search Preparation Course before taking their first 6 week course. After every 6 week course, students take a 2 week break before starting their next course.
|1ST WEEK||ACADEMIC STUDY||BREAK|
Job Search Preparation*
2 weeks only
(6 weeks / course 36 weeks total)
2 weeks between each course–
10 weeks total**
* If space allows, students may repeat the Job Search Preparation Course any time throughout their program. The Job Search Preparation course runs every 8 weeks, during the scheduled break.
** In December, the break is 1 week long—the Job Search Preparation Course won’t run during this session, but students can take it during the following session.
Core Program Courses
|Workplace Communication||In this workplace-centered course, students will develop communication skills for the workplace. Key workplace communication skills include gathering, conveying, and receiving information together with completing routine written correspondence.|
|Working Effectively with Others||In this course, students will develop teamwork skills for the workplace. The course covers topics like working in a group environment, promoting team commitment and cooperation, supporting team members and dealing effectively with issues, problems and conflict.|
|Basic IT Skills—Produce Word Processed Documents||In this course, students will learn how to correctly operate word processing applications to produce workplace documents.|
|Basic IT Skills—Create and Use Spreadsheets||In this course, students will learn how to correctly create and use spreadsheets and charts through using industry-standard spreadsheet software.|
|Hospitality, Tourism & Travel Industry Information||In this course, students will gain the knowledge required to source and use current and emerging information on the hospitality, tourism and travel industry. Students will develop researcher skills in order to stay current on industry structure and technology issues. Personnel integrate this essential knowledge on a daily basis to work effectively in the industry.|
|Providing Information and Assistance||In this course, students will gain the knowledge required to provide customers with information and assistance on facilities, products and services. They will learn how to identify customer needs and how to build their knowledge base in order to provide relevant and helpful information.|
|Customer Interaction||In this course, students will gain the knowledge required to deliver a fundamental customer service to both internal and external customers. Good customer service requires the ability to greet and serve customers and to respond effectively to customer service enquiries including routine customer problems.|
|Job Search Preparation||In this course, students will prepare to take their new skills and knowledge into the job market. Students will focus on defining their future goals and career aspirations, and will learn how to write effective resumés and cover letters, interview basics, and what employers are looking for. Students will complete the course feeling prepared to find work in their new field.|