Hospitality Services (Pre-Hospitality) Program (H101)

Hospitality Services
School of Work and College Preparation
St. James Campus
1 year (2 semesters)
Ontario College Certificate
Successful completion of the Hospitality Services (Pre-Hospitality) program academically qualifies people for entry into several programs in the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts. These programs are Culinary Management; Hospitality – Hotel Operations Management; Culinary Skills – Chef Training; Baking and Pastry Arts Management; Culinary Management – Nutrition; Tourism and Hospitality Management; and Special Event Management. The program is closely linked to operators of recognized hotels, restaurants and catering companies in Toronto, and includes an industry externship for qualified students.

Full Program Descriptions



Pre-programs are post-secondary certificate programs that offer students the opportunity to take courses for career exploration or to qualify for further study. With small class sizes, dedicated teachers and built-in advising and supports, the pre-programs help students strengthen their academic skills and prepare for further course work.

Successful completion of the Hospitality Services (Pre-Hospitality) program prepares students academically for entry into the following Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts programs:

This unique program has a foundation of Hospitality, Food & Beverage and Culinary Arts courses that are taught by faculty in the Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts. Other important courses include Applied Math and Communications.

The program is closely linked to operators of hotels, restaurants and catering companies in Toronto, and includes an industry externship for qualified students.

Academic advisory services, career preparation, student support and success strategies are interwoven throughout the courses.

Note: Successful completion of this program is not a guarantee of admission to any other program, nor is it a requirement of any other program.

H101 Students

Part Time Study Options  

George Brown offers a variety of part-time certificates and evening and weekend courses in Hospitality. See the Continuing Education Course Guide at

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Every credential at George Brown College delivers detailed program learning outcomes that are discipline specific and aligned with the appropriate credential level. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study.

In addition to the learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their core disciplinary or vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed for College programs through additional mandatory General Education or Liberal Studies courses in the program curriculum. Also, programs are designed to provide essential transferrable skills (referred to sometimes as essential employability skills), which include: communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills, among others.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit

Course Outline

Required Courses 


semester courses
Code Course name
HOSF1255 Nutrition Fundamentals from a Culinary Perspective
HOSF1231 Dining and Catering in a Global Context
HOST1000 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
HOST1068 Smart Serve
HOSF1202 Culinary Foundations
HOSF1203 Culinary Essentials
HOSF1145 Sanitation
HOSF1146 First Aid/Heartsaver CPR
MATH1000 Mathematics Foundations for Hospitality
COMM1003 English Skills
HOST1138 Career Readiness Externship Preparation


semester courses
Code Course name
GSSC1048 Trends and Issues in Tourism
HOST1011 The Craft and Skills of a Bartender
HOST1051 Industry Practicum
MATH1102 Mathematics for Hospitality
COMM1007 College English
HOST1033 Service Excellence

The School of Work and College Preparation provides applicants and students with access to a Pathway Advisor, who provides information about upgrading options, pre-programs and articulation agreements and helps facilitate the transition into further post-secondary programs.

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Graduates of Hospitality Services who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher may be accepted into a number of college Hospitality and Culinary Arts programs (noted above), providing admission requirements are met and space is available. They may also apply for elective credit and exemptions for courses in those programs.

Tuition and Fees


$4,567.00 * †

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2017. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2018 and at later dates.

† Additional Costs

Uniforms, tools, manuals, books - $700

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

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

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

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English.

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.

Special Requirements  

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

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Contact Us

Contact Us  

Call the Pathway Advisor at 416-415-5000, ext. 2562 or email

Learn more about our college preparation programs and work preparation programs at

For more information about George Brown College, call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

Visit Our Campus  

Thinking about attending George Brown? The Hospitality Services program is taught at our St. James Campus at 200 King St. E., Toronto, Ontario. Sign up for an information session, book a general campus tour to see the common areas of the campus (i.e. cafeteria, student services, the gym, etc.) or explore our virtual tour.

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.