Build the foundation for a career in hospitality with our Hospitality Operations with Co-op Program
During this 69-week Hospitality Operations Program, students will develop the relevant knowledge and skills to understand the current trends in the hospitality industry.
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 program includes opportunities for students to learn and practice hotel restaurant accounting, front office, housekeeping management, supervision, revenue management, convention security and loss, and contemporary marketing and sales strategies.
In addition to being certified as a restaurant server, students will also be certified as a front desk representative and guest room attendant as well as earn two additional specializations – AHLEI Rooms Division Specialization and AHLEI Sales and Marketing Specialization.
Throughout the program, students will craft employment packages, conduct information interviews, attend employment fairs, and participate in a host of research, contact, web-based and online exercises. Students will also receive hotel industry analytics and revenue management optimization training, which is exclusively offered at Sprott Shaw.
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 program costs where what you see is what you pay. Our cost 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 image for more details!
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)
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 can meet the Math Entrance Assessment requirement by providing an equivalent to Canadian High School Math 10, 11 or 12 with a passing grade of ‘C’. The 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.
University Transfer Programs
Through our pathway programs, students can complete a Hospitality Operations with Co-op diploma in the first 1.5 year at Sprott Shaw and then pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Management at City University in Canada. Contact an advisor to learn more.
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