technology

Course Synopsis:

The baking industry includes firms involved in the supply chain, production, logistics and retail of baked products. Besides baking professionals who can design and create a variety of breads, pastries and cakes, the industry also needs talents to support business operations and leverage on technology. The BITC Diploma in Business and Technology course gives learners a foundation in business and technology. It equips learners with the skills to perform basic functions in business and technology.

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, learners should be able:

  • To describe the basic theories, principles and concepts of business.
  • To describe the basic theories, principles and concepts of technology.
  • To perform basic operations in business, marketing, communication, electronic commerce and information technology.

Course Structure:

Learners are required to complete 6 modules and a 6-month internship.

Business Operations

This module provides learners with a basic knowledge and understanding of the key functions in an organisation. Topics include financial analysis, motivation, leadership, human resource management and customer service.

Marketing

This module provides learners with basic knowledge and understanding of marketing principles and techniques. Learners will learn how to apply the marketing mix of product, price, place and promotion in different types of organisations.

Communication

This module aims to develop learners’ understanding of communication in organisations. Learners will acquire practical skills to communicate effectively in written, verbal and non-verbal forms.

Electronic Commerce

This module provides learners with a basic understanding of the world of electronic commerce. Learners will learn how to leverage on website and social media tools such as facebook, youtube, twitter and Instagram to buy and sell products.

IT Applications

This module will introduce learners to the basic software used in business in office. Learners will learn how to use various applications to prepare reports, budgets, surveys, charts and presentations.

Technology

This module will introduce learners to the emerging technologies that will have an impact on the global economy. Learners will learn about blockchain, artificial intelligence, big data, internet of things and cloud computing.

Industry Attachment

Learners will get to apply the knowledge and skills which they have gained in the classroom in a real work setting. Learners will be deployed as interns in retail or commercial baking for a period of 6 months. Industrial Attachment is a compulsory and integral part of the course. Should a learner be unable to secure a suitable internship due to circumstances beyond the control of the college, the learner will be required to complete a Project Work instead.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-face
Class Size: The number of students per class is capped at 40
Duration: Full-time 12 months (6 months classroom + 6 months industrial attachment)
Part-time: 14 months (8 months classroom + 6 months industrial attachment).
The maximum candidature period is 24 months (full-time) and 28 months (part-time)
Class Frequency: Full-time: 5 days per week x 3 hours per day
Part-time: 3 days per week x 3 hours per day
Total Contact Hours: 270 hours of classroom training (45 hours per module)
Attendance: 90% (full-time students)
75% (part-time students)
Assessment Method: Students will be assessed 100% by assignments.
Graduation Criteria: Students who have successfully completed the course by passing every module will be awarded the Diploma in Business and Technology by the Baking Industry Training College.
Minimum Entry Requirements:
Description Local International
Minimum Age 16 years 16 years
Academic Qualification At least 1 GCE ‘O’ Level or equivalent Completed 10 years of formal education or equivalent
English Proficiency C6 grade in GCE ‘O’ level English or equivalent Passed English in grade 10 or equivalent