Tourism and Hospitality Management Program (H130)

Tourism and Hospitality Management
School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
St. James Campus
2 years (4 semesters)
September, January, May
Ontario College Diploma
Our mission: delivery of industry professionals for the urban tourism experience, anchored in Toronto but with the global reach and influence needed by this leading global city

Full Program Descriptions


Our Program:

Do you love the excitement of travelling or the mysterious and captivating nature of world cultural sites and destinations? Then this program is for you! If you are passionate about making tourists’ experiences memorable, if you want to use your energy and creativity to become part of the largest industry worldwide, then join the Tourism and Hospitality Management program at George Brown College!

Through this two-year tourism diploma program, you will learn about the exciting multidimensionality of the tourism industry with courses in culinary tourism, heritage tourism, sustainable tourism and urban tourism planning. By the time you graduate, you will gain all skills you need to manage change and improve the experience of tourists. You will receive industry certifications in food safety, responsible alcohol beverage service, Safe Travel Planner Certification, TICO Travel Counsellor Certification, and and first aid (CPR).

As part of your fourth semester, you will complete a unique 14-week industry externship with your choice of a nationwide or international placement. This opportunity will enhance your knowledge with real-world experience and help you start building your network of contacts. Completing the Tourism and Hospitality program will make you the kind of multi-talented graduate the local and international tourism industry is seeking in today’s competitive environment!

To better hone your international tourism and hospitality management skills you have the opportunity to partake in an exclusive European Study Tour. Institute-of-Hospitality-logo

This program has been accredited by the acclaimed Institute of Hospitality.

Part Time Study Options  

George Brown Continuing Education offers a variety of Hospitality & Tourism courses and certificates. See the Continuing Education Course Guide at

Your Field Study Options 

For information on future study options, see

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has established Program Descriptions for college programs of instruction which do not operate under a specific provincial Program Standard. The Program Description typically describes the program purpose (a brief description of the program, potential employment opportunities and general admission requirements) and program goals (similar to program-level learning outcomes, which guide the curriculum).

Source: Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) website

Course Outline

Required Courses 


Code Course Name
HOST 1085 Principles of Hospitality & Tourism Management
HOST 1033 Service Excellence
HOST 1042 Leadership & Group Dynamics
HOST 1113 Hotel & Lodging Operations
HOST 1163 The Art of Eating & Dining
COMM 1007 College English
MATH 1102 Math for Hospitality
HOST 1089 Global Tourism Geography
HOST 1068 Smart Serve (online)
HOST 1145 Sanitation (online)
HOSF 1146 Emergency First Aid/Heartsaver CPR
GNED General Education Elective


Code Course Name
HOST 1091 Heritage Tourism
HOST 1096 Destination Marketing
HOST 1092 Culinary Tourism
ACCT 1037 Hospitality Accounting
GHUM 1025 Speaking with Confidence
COMM 1047 Business Communication
HOST 1094 Eco Adventure Tourism
HOST 1126 Career Externship Preparation
GNED General Education Elective


Code Course Name
HOST 1049 Sustainable Tourism
HOST 1086 Managing Diverse Leisure Services
HOST 1136 Special Events Planning
ACCT 2017 Managerial Accounting
HRM 2012 Human Resource Management
LAW 2014 Liability, Risk Management and Guest Services
HOST 2085 Urban Tourism Planning
HOST 2086 Host Destination Simulation
HOST 1198 TICO Travel Counsellor Certification


Code Course Name
HOST 2053 Tourism Destination Management Capstone
GNED General Education Elective (online)
HOST 2057 Industry Externship

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

You will be prepared for a range of rewarding local and global opportunities at hotels, conference facilities, private clubs, travel agencies, wellness centres and government agencies working in the dynamic fields of hospitality, tourism and leisure.

Future Study Options 

Earn a diploma and bachelor’s degree in four years. Qualified graduates of our Tourism and Hospitality Management Program may be eligible to enter the third year of the Bachelor of Applied Business – Hospitality Operations Management degree program at George Brown College. This educational path requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0 to qualify, including four electives. You will begin with a May – August bridging semester and start the degree program in September. Talk to a program co-ordinator about articulation options.

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Tuition and Fees


$3,777.00 *

Additional Cost 

Description Cost
Dining room uniform and textbooks $800
Field trips and industry site visits $200

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2014. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2015 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

Applicants not meeting the academic requirements may also qualify for admission through completion of the Hospitality Services (Pre-Hospitality) program (H101) with an overall grade point average of 3.0.  There are a limited number of seats available and admission is not guaranteed.

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

Course Exemptions:

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit for more information.

International students: Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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Health Policy  

Students should be aware that various allergens, including nuts, dairy and shellfish, are routinely used in practical labs. Students should also note that George Brown College is sensitive to religious observations; however, while products purchased for production and consumption meet all provincial and federal regulations, they may not meet specific dietary laws related to Halal and Kosher foods.

Student Success

Success Stories  

“My experience in the program was phenomenal! The teachers are truly knowledgeable in their areas of expertise. They love sharing their first-hand experiences in the hospitality industry, and they are always willing to go above and beyond to help students achieve their full potential. This program helped me tremendously at work because specialized courses like Dining Room Theory, Professional Guest Services and Human Resources Management really come to life in my day-to-day routines. I love where my education has taken me, and I’m currently exploring growth paths within the company.”

Chris Soukas (2011 graduate, Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure)


Contact Us

Contact Us  

Contact Maria Banyai, Program Co-ordinator, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, at 416-415-5000416-415-5000, ext. 3303 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.


For more information, you may also call the George Brown College Contact Centre at 416-415-2000416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-55591-877-515-5559 FREE) or long distance 1-800-265-20021-800-265-2002 FREE.

George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.