Diploma in Business & Technology
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.
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.
Learners are required to complete 6 modules and a 6-month internship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:||Blended (through face-to-face, online learning and webinar)|
|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:
|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|