The Tourism Management & Hospitality Diploma program prepares students for management positions in the industry with opportunities to work in areas such as Food and Beverage Management; Marketing; Front Office Procedures: Transportation; Tours and Ticketing.
This diploma program offers AHLA (American Hotel and Lodging Association) certificates.
If you are interested in working in the accommodation industry, positions as a front desk agent, housekeeper or bell person are great ways to get an introduction to this sector.
Along with meeting people from around the world, these front-line staff members have the advantage of learning about the various aspects of the hotel business (and an opportunity to climb the corporate ladder).
For those who are more interested in being behind the scenes, the accommodation industry also requires workers for business and trade-related positions – including accountants, marketers, cooks, bakers and carpenters.
The two most recent labour market studies in BC have both come to the same conclusion – tourism in BC is a growth industry.
There has been speculation that there will be an increase of about 100,000 new jobs by 2020 due to new jobs and current workers retiring.
Although this is great news, it does pose some challenges, not the least of which is establishing a strategy to make sure that BC has enough skilled people in the right place at the right time.
With thousands of events being hosted at BC properties each year – such as conferences, weddings, seminars and so on – the accommodation sector also requires sales, support and event staff.
An integral part of any hotel team includes sales representatives, concierges, event coordinators and others who help bring business to the property and ensure all of the events run smoothly.
So, whether you’re interested in being on the front lines or behind the scenes, working at a mountain resort, wilderness campground or a cosmopolitan hotel in the heart of a bustling city – a career in this dynamic industry can definitely accommodate you.
Strong computer knowledge would be highly recommended.
Upon completion of the Tourism Management & Hospitality Diploma program, students will be able to:
Demonstrate leadership competencies
Provide responsible and professional hospitality services
Supervise front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house hotel and restaurant operations
Analyze emerging hospitality industry trends and innovations
Apply critical thinking and problem-solving techniques to make sound management decisions and recommendations
Describe the role and scope of the tourism industry
Describe and understand the five sectors of the tourism/hospitality industry and their economic impact
Apply the principles and practices of guest and customer services
Productively use industry software including SABRE
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!
City University Bachelor of Arts in Management
Related Tourism Management & Hospitality Diploma Programs:
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
* Tourism / Hospitality Management with Practicum was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
Students can expect to complete one to three hours of homework per day.
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