Program Overview (Program approved by PTIB)

The hospitality industry is fast-growing, and it continues to provide opportunities for graduates to succeed in a wide variety of areas. This program provides a pathway for students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to work successfully in a wide range of hospitality business management careers. In collaboration with highly qualified and experienced industry professionals, this program is designed to provide students with the most updated and in-depth knowledge and skills in the hospitality world. This program is offered in collaboration with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI). Widely recognized as the pre-eminent leader in hospitality certification, the AHLEI certifies hospitality professionals in all facets of the hospitality, hotel, and tourism industry.

The 10 theory courses are provided in a blended form, via classroom, distance education, and applicable activities (i.e. guest speakers, field trips). It also includes a co-op placement to apply the knowledge and skills gained in class.

Students will be able to gain work experience in hotels, airline companies, cruise ship companies, motels, recreational resorts, convention and catering firms, private inns, or tour companies. Some may find jobs in food service or housing departments of public service organizations such as hospitals, colleges, and universities.

Graduates will be able to use standard hotel operation systems, demonstrate a deep understanding of hospitality management, practice efficient marketing and sales skills, deal with human resource issues, hospitality facilities, and front desk operations, and manage food and beverage operations and hospitality accounting procedures.


Career Opportunities

This program builds on the knowledge, skills, and previous experience and opens up careers in several areas, including the following National Occupational Classification (NOC) categories:

  • 0632 – Accommodation service managers
  • 6311 – Foodservice supervisors
  • 6313 – Accommodation, travel, tourism, and related services supervisors

Dependent upon experience and individual abilities, many employers will hire graduates not only in supervisory positions, but other jobs within the various sections of the tourism, hospitality, and management fields.