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Tourism & Hospitality Management Diploma – Sustainable Tourism

North Island College
Program overview
2 years
Diploma / certificate
16,650 CAD
Start dates
British Columbia
16,650 CAD
September 2020

British Columbia
16,650 CAD
January 2021

British Columbia
16,650 CAD
September 2021

British Columbia
16,650 CAD
January 2022
North Island College

Program description

Tourism & Hospitality Management Diploma – Sustainable Tourism

Unique in BC, NIC’s Tourism and Hospitality Management diploma is fun, flexible and maximizes your options and opportunities. Travel and explore the relationship between tourism, recreation and resort management in conjunction with the natural environment and gain an understanding of the challenges facing tourism managers and operators.

Admission requirements

  1. C in one of Provincial English 12, English Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG-096, or ENG-098; or C+ in ESL-092 and ESL-095; or assessment; and
  2. C in one of Applications of Math 11 or Foundations of Math 11; or B in one of Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 or Workplace Math 11; or successful completion of MAT-033; or completion of Principles of Math 11 or Pre-calculus 11, or assessment

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Program content

Year 1

  • Financial Accounting Fundamentals
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Effective Organizational Writing
  • The Tourism Industry
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership & Management
  • Tourism & Hospitality - Year 1 Field Trip
  • Sustainable Tourism OR Cross Cultural Tourism

Plus one course from the following:

  • Accommodating Your Guest
  • Food & Beverage Service
  • Mixology & Oenology

Plus one course from the following:

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Environment, Society & Sustainability
  • Introduction to Human Geography

Year 2

  • Conventions & Special Events Management
  • Tourism & Hospitality Law & Ethics
  • Tourism & Hospitality Managerial Accounting OR Management Accounting
  • Tourism & Hospitality - Year 2 Field Trip
  • Entrepreneurship in Tourism
  • Cross Cultural Tourism OR Sustainable Tourism
  • Service Management & Operations

Plus choose one course from the following:

  • Introduction to Social Media
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Professional Selling
  • International Marketing
  • Business Ethics

Plus choose one English course from the following:

Students who intend to pursue a University Degree must select from:

  • Essay Writing & Critical Analysis
  • Essay Writing & Indigenous Perspectives

Students who do not intend to pursue a university degree can choose from the above courses, OR may select from:

  • Reading Literature
  • Indigenous Literatures in Canada
  • Travel Writing
  • Advanced Communications and Professional Writing

Co-op – mandatory for all students

Students must complete in the Fall term as a prerequisite to Co-operative Education Internship Work Term in the Spring. Co-op work terms must be completed between first and second term for full-time students and prior to the last course term for part-time students.

  • Co-operative Education Pre-Employment Seminar
  • Co-operative Education Internship Work Term

Tuition fees

The full tuition price for domestic students for year 1 is $3730; year 2 is $3325. The price for International students for year 1 is $16650; year 2 is $14850.

Career opportunities

As a graduate you will be qualified for employment in all areas of the tourism and hospitality industry, including luxury hotels, ski and golf resorts, restaurants, tourism services and the travel trade. Some graduates have chosen to operate their own tourism business, while many others choose to work in small or large tourism organizations on Vancouver Island, Whistler, Vancouver and elsewhere in Canada. The possibilities are endless.

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About this institute

North Island College

North Island College

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, West Coast of Canada, North Island College is a small public college which offers many programs including certificates, diplomas, a degree in business, and post degree diplomas. Areas of study include university transfer in the...

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North Island College

2300 Ryan Rd
V9N 8N6 Courtenay BC

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