Customer Relations Specialist Co-op Diploma

Customer Relations Specialist Co-op program teaches the principles and implementation of the skills needed to deliver effective customer relations service in a variety of corporate and retail environments.

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Program Description

Program Descriptioncustomer relations specialist diploma program

Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Understand and implement the principles and strategies of effective customer service.
  • Effectively use both verbal and non-verbal communication in dealing with customers.
  • Analyze markets and target market segments and develop a basic marketing strategy to reach the target markets utilizing an understanding of the product cycle.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write and edit emails, letters, and other communications.
  • Understand and apply the principles and strategies of relationship selling.
  • Demonstrate application of various sales techniques.
6 Months
Academic Education

(Part-time Work Permit)

6 Months
Paid Co-op

(Full-time Work Permit)

4 Months
Academic Education

(Part-time Work Permit)

4 Months
Paid Co-op

(Full-time Work Permit)

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Customer relation specialist relates to the service you provide to customers before, during and after a purchase of your goods and services. This can include things such as how you interact with your customer, and how you resolve any issues that may arise.

  • Low salary : 11.44$
  • Median salary : 14.85$
  • High salary : 19.85$

Average Customer Service Representative (CSR) Hourly Pay in Canada C$14.85

No matter the size of the business, good customer relation should be at the heart of your business model if you wish to be successful. It’s important to provide good customer relation to all customers including new, existing, and potential customers.


Although it may take extra resources, time and money, good customer relation often leads to greater customer satisfaction. This in turn generates positive word-of-mouth for your business, keeps your customers happy, and encourages them to purchase from your business again.

Good customer relation skills include; treating your customers respectfully, following up on any feedback you receive from your customers, handling complaints and returns gracefully, understanding your customers’ needs and wants and exceeding your customers’ expectations.

Jobs For Customer Relations Specialist

  • Retail salesperson
  • Account service representatives
  • Sales-related occupations
  • Front desk
  • Call center representatives
  • Other customer and information services representatives, cashiers, receptionists
Program Schedule & Start Dates

Program Schedule

Monday – Friday Time
Afternoon 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Evening 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Based on the start date the student will begin with the course schedule and continue with following courses.

** The evening schedule is available for only current students.

Season Starting Dates
Fall Sept 28th 2020
Oct 26th, 2020
Nov 23rd, 2020
Winter Jan 4th, 2021
Feb 1st, 2021
Spring Mar 1st, 2021
Apr 6th, 2021
May 3rd & 31st, 2021
Summer July 5th, 2021
August 3rd & 30th, 2021
Program Curriculum

Program Curriculum

CRS 1 Operational Customer Relations

This course covers the foundational principles for delivering quality customer service and provides an understanding of the role of customer service in the greater organizational environment and the function of individual employees within the customer service role.

CRS 2 Strategic Marketing

Customer relations support the overall branding and marketing thrust of a successful organization. This course provides an understanding of marketing basics to enable the graduate to contribute effectively to implementation of the organization’s marketing vision.

CRS 3 Effective Communication

Effective communication is an integral part of customer relations. This course covers the principles of both formal and informal communication in the context of building customer relationships.

CRS 4 Sales and Negotiation

Customer service is, at root, a sales activity. This course teaches the fundamentals of sales, in particular the role of relationship selling within the context of delivering memorable and effective customer service.

CRS 5 Business Marketing

This course teaches the process of implementing an organization’s marketing strategy at the operational level enabling graduates to be effective in putting a plan into action including the skills needed to take a leadership role in that process.

CRS 6 personal and Professional Development

This course covers applied communications techniques that will serve the student in the process of securing employment and functioning within an organization. The focus is on creating and delivering documents and verbal presentations that effectively achieve the objective with target audiences from the HR department of a prospective employer to the customer in a retail environment to an organization’s corporate clients.

** Programs and courses are subject to change without notice.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  1. High School Graduation or equivalent; or 18 years of age.
  2. Successful completion of CICCC ESL level intermediate
  3. Qualification for ESL level intermediate on the CICCC placement test.
    • Academic IELTS 4.5
    • TOEFL 45 – 54

Admission Documents

  1. Online application form
  2. A copy of your passport
  3. High school diploma for a candidate who is under 18 years old
  4. Valid document for academic IELTS or TOEFL if an applicant has
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If you would like to enrol for the Customer Relations Specialist program, click the button below. Afterward, fill up the online application form and take the online placement test.


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This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.