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Professional Sales

Professional Sales

Learn the fundamentals of sales and marketing with a focus on communication and selling skills.

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Start Date:
Typical Length:
18 Weeks
(Varies for part-time or blended studies)
Certificate of Professional Studies
$2,675 (Domestic) • $11,350 (International)
Tuition is valid for the 2020-21 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional.


Sales professionals are a key part of business in Canada. The Professional Sales certificate develops the skill sets of sales professionals in key, in-demand areas. You gain an understanding of the fundamentals of sales and marketing, with a focus on communication and selling skills. You also build client relationship management skills.

You learn:

  • qualities of the market, and knowledge of products and services
  • leadership concepts that improve individual and organizational performance
  • self-management principles
  • to develop client-focused presentations and solutions
  • sales communication

Admission requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details

Work experience

  • Field experience (work placement) is a mandatory credit course completed at the end of your program. It provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills outside of the classroom.
  • Opportunities are typically unpaid and last approximately 3 weeks.
  • Transportation, accommodations and other costs related to work placements are your responsibility.
  • For more information visit Work Experience Opportunities

Career options

This program will be of interest to you if:

  • you're planning to start your own business but want formal training in sales
  • you have a background in a specific field and would like to move into a sales position
  • you're currently working in a sales position and are looking to upgrade your sales education and receive a designation

Other info

  • This program is not offered at regular NSCC tuition.
  • This program has been submitted for accreditation with the Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA). Once accredited, graduates from this program will be eligible to write the CPSA examination to receive a professional designation.

Courses may include

  • COMM 1205 – Communications – Workplace Foundations (60 hours)
  • MKTG 2120 – Selling for Success (60 hours)
  • MKTG 1010 – Marketing I (60 hours)
  • MKTG 2015 – Professional Selling (60 hours)
  • MKTG 3015 – Professional Sales Management (60 hours)
  • Work Experience (105 hours)

Courses may include

Course descriptions
Code Course
COMM 1205   Communications - Workplace Foundations
MKTG 1010   Marketing I
MKTG 2015   Professional Selling
MKTG 2121   Selling for Success
MKTG 3015   Professional Sales Management
MKTG 3235   Work Experience

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