International Trade Certificate Program
Students who are interested in a career in International Business/Trade can begin their studies here on our campus.
Events around the world, especially in the newly enlarged European Union, continually chronicle the need for an increased awareness of global business and trade. We live in an era of globalization: the trend toward greater economic, cultural, political, and technological interdependence among national institutions and national economies. This phenomenon has brought with it an increased demand for knowledgeable professionals who can talk the language of globalization and bridge the gap that separates nations and neighborhoods.
To serve the needs of our students who desire a solid background in the area of International Business/Trade, we offer the International Trade Certificate.
This 24-credit certificate is designed for those who are interested in a career in international business and trade-a growing focus in the Pacific Northwest. Washington is the most trade-dependent state in the nation; 50% of all jobs are directly or indirectly related to trade.
Students who earn the International Trade Certificate are prepared to work in entry-level positions requiring knowledge of international trade, e.g. logistics, supply chain management, freight forwarding, port operations, trade center operations, and distribution networks.
The International Trade Certificate includes an internship opportunity. Our expectation is to place student at facilities such as the Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma, the World Trade Center Seattle, and the World Trade Center Tacoma. In addition, well-known firms specializing in international trade, such as YRC Logistics Global, also present internship possibilities.
Career professionals in international business and trade who wish to upgrade their skills while enhancing their company profile will experience an in-depth focus on the most current real world, real time events and developments in international trade. The program is also appropriate for professionals from other industries who are interested in moving into the international trade field. Courses of particular note are Global Marketing and Global Logistics, which present exciting elements of two continuously evolving subjects.
Completion of the following courses is required to be awarded the International Trade Certificate.
Total credits for certificate: 24
This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. However, it should not be concluded that students will always proceed through their program of study exactly as prescribed here. The number of quarters listed here is minimum. Individual student experience, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program.
Note: advanced placement testing, work experience, and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer, and advanced placement.