Tourism and Hospitality Certificate

This 8-week (200 hours) certificate course in Tourism and Hospitality Management is an entry-level program that teaches participants the basics in the tourism and hospitality industry. The tourism and hospitality industry is amongst the largest contributors to the BC economy and there is a lack of skilled workers for most of these positions. This hospitality and tourism certificate program is suited for people who have never had basic training in clerical, tourism, hospitality and require basic training to start their careers in the industry. 

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • Successful completion of the college’s admissions test
  • Meet minimum English language proficiency requirements

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete each course with a final grade of at least 60%.
  • Successfully complete the program practicum.

Potential Careers

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the skills to pursue the following career options:

  • Hotel staff
  • Food and beverage staff
  • Front desk agent
  • Housekeeping staff

Program Duration: 8 weeks

Credentials Provided: Certificate

Fees: Domestic Students

  • Tuition: CAD $6,850

  • Application Fee: CAD $250

  • Assessment Fee: CAD $250

  • Text Books: CAD $300

  • Course Materials: CAD $150

  • Other: CAD $175

This certificate course includes
Module

Introduction to Workplace English

Instruction: Classroom

Learning Objectives:

  • Essential Punctuation and Salutation Skills
  • Basic Sentence Structure

Introduction to Workplace Math

Instruction: Classroom

Learning Objectives:                   

  • Basic Math Computations
  • Utilize Various Calculations & Mathematics Essentials

Introduction to Communication

Instruction: Classroom

Learning Objectives:

  • Effective Verbal Communication Skills
  • Basic Written Communication Skills
  • Essential Customer Service Skills

Introduction to Computers

Instruction: Classroom/LabLearning 

Objectives:

  • Understanding Computer Tools 
  • Introduction to Windows
  • Understanding Email 
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word
  • Introduction to the Internet
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Introduction to Hospitality

Instruction: Classroom

Learning Objectives:

  • Hospitality and Society Today
  • Workplace Wellness
  • Treating Tourism as a Profession
  • Utilizing Human Resources
  • Introduction to Banquet and Room Service

Introduction to Tourism Marketing

Instruction: Classroom/Lab

Learning Objectives:

  • Proper Food Handling and Storage
  • Food Identification
  • Demonstrate Practical Service
  • Highlight Appropriate Customer Interactions

Introduction to Wine

Instruction: Classroom/Lab

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate Practical Service of Wine
  • List the Types of Wine
  • Understanding Wine Pairings

Career Skills

Instruction: Classroom

Learning Objectives:

  • Design Effective Resume
  • Design Effective Cover Letter
  • Demonstrate Professional Interview Skills
The Tourism and Hospitality Certificate program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
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