Build the foundation for a career in hospitality with our Hospitality Management with Co-op Program
Online and On-Campus Delivery Options may be available!
The hospitality industry is one of BC’s leading industries. Students who choose to study this program will be prepared to pursue successful careers at hotels, cruise ships, excursions, wineries, and various other attractions in the tourism and hospitality industry.
This 91-week program is the most robust out of all our hospitality offerings and includes everything students need to know for the industry. This program encompasses material included in the Hospitality Operations with Co-op program with additional training in management, digital marketing, social media, and online engagement practices.
Students will finish the program with a portfolio of material they have created including plans and projects they have created for real hotels based on different market segments catered for that specific hotel.
By the end of the program, students will have earned a multitude of certificates and credentials including Serving It Right, Guest Service Gold, FOODSAFE, START Certified Restaurant Server, START Certified Front Desk Representative, START Certified Guestroom Attendant, HFIA Hotel Industry Analytics, AHLEI Rooms Division Specialization, AHLEI Sales and Marketing Specialization, and AHLEI Diploma.
All Sprott Shaw Hospitality programs incorporate the AHLEI (American Hotel & Lodging Education Institute) which is an organization recognized worldwide.
Why Study at Sprott Shaw?
Lifetime access to dedicated Employment Services Specialists (ESS) who can help you with resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, and the overall job search after graduation
Lifetime tuition-free access to course refreshers if you ever need to retrain and update your skills
Co-op opportunitieswith recognized organizations acrossBC including Parq Vancouver, River Rock Casino, Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Best Western Hotels, Delta Hotels, and more
Multiple start dates so you can start your education when you want to without the wait
All-inclusive tuition where what you see is what you pay. Our tuition includes registration fees, assessment fees, tuition, textbooks, supplies, course materials, uniforms, certificates, graduation fees, co-op fees, and much more
Career and professional development success courses to help create a career development marketing plan, learn the cardinal rules of professionalism, and identify the target markets and employment resources for the hospitality industry
Certificates including FOODSAFE, Guest Service Gold, and START Restaurant Service
Preparation and orientation courses to teach you how to find credible research, write papers, create proper citation formats including APA, and study effectively for exams
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
Demonstrate leadership competencies
Evaluate financial information and financial implications related to business decisions
Provide responsible and professional food and beverage services
Supervise front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house hotel and restaurant operations
Manage human relations issues
Prepare marketing plans and communication strategies
Analyze emerging hospitality industry trends and innovations
Apply critical thinking and problem-solving techniques to make sound management decisions and recommendations
Communicate effectively using various communication channels
University Transfer Program
This program is part of Sprott Shaw’s university transfer initiative for anyone looking to continue their education and pursue a bachelor’s degree.
Gaining professional skills and experience from our programs before moving on to complete a full degree is a great way to enjoy the focused, hands-on benefits that Sprott Shaw College offers.
This program qualifies for our University Pathway Programs with the institutions listed below. Click on the images for more details!
Where Are Sprott Shaw Graduates Working?
Our Administration, Legal, and Hospitality graduates can be found working throughout the province. Graduates of our Administration programs are working in a diverse range of locations including the BC Cancer Agency and the Government of Canada.
Graduates of our Veterinary Assistant program can be found in various veterinary clinics such as the Central City Animal Hospital and the Panorama Village Animal Hospital.
Legal graduates can be found working in law firms and legal offices such as the Sea to Sky Law Office and Westside Family Law. Tourism and Hospitality graduates have been hired by Best Western, the Sandman Hotel Group, Grouse Mountain Tourism, and more.
Click below to learn more about where our graduates are currently working. Please note that these lists do not cover every single business that has hired a Sprott Shaw graduate, but they do provide a good representation of the sort of industries that Sprott Shaw graduates are working in.
Vancouver Community College – Bachelor of Hospitality Management
“They make you feel like you belong. They are just excellent and the kind of support I got from them was amazing. Even after I graduated, they supported me by helping me kick-start my first business.” –Mila J.
Grade 12 / GED or mature student status (all transcripts must be “true certified copies” or originals).
Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and entrance assessments with a minimum score of 20/40 in the English Assessment and a minimum score of 20/40 in the Math Assessment (with a minimum composite score of 42/80).
For more information on English Language requirements and equivalencies please click here.
Domestic students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of English 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the English Entrance Assessment.
Domestic students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of Math 10, 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the Math Entrance Assessment.
International students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of Math 10, 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’ will be exempt from having to write the Math Entrance Assessment. The equivalent credential must be evaluated and verified.
International students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of English 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’ will be exempt from having to write the English Entrance Assessment. The equivalent credential must be evaluated and verified.
International students can meet the English requirement by completing or demonstrating one of the following three options:
Sprott Shaw’s English Language Assessment, OR
Minimum IELTS Score 5.5 overall or iBT TOFEL Score of 70, OR
Completion of an ESL program from one of SSC’s partnered ESL schools.
60% average upon successful completion of all courses, including courses given a complete.
THMT010 Serving It Right (Comp/Inc).
Students who successfully pass the AHLEI with 70% or higher will qualify for the Rooms Division Specialization, Sales & Marketing Specialization and AHLEI Diploma.
Students can expect to complete 1 – 3 hours of homework per day.
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