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: the delivery of passionate and service-obsessed industry professionals for the urban hospitality and culinary experience. We are anchored in the heart of the Canadian hospitality and culinary industry but with global reach and influence. This is the place for discovering unmatched opportunities for exceptional graduates. 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!

Full Program Description


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 the 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 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 Management 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 option to partake in an exclusive European Study Tour.

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 Education Options 

For information on future study options, see

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. 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. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).

In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.

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

Course Outline

Required Courses 


semester courses
Code Course Name
HOST 1085 Principles of Hospitality & Tourism Management
HOST 1033 Service Excellence
HOST 1113 Hotel & Lodging Operations
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


semester courses
Code Course Name
HOST 1096 Destination Marketing
HOST 1156 Culinary Tourism
ACCT 1037 Hospitality Accounting
HOST 1086 Managing Diverse Leisure Services
HRM 2012 Human Resources Management
GHUM 1025 Speaking with Confidence
HOST 1146 Leadership Communication and Group Dynamics
HOST 1198 TICO Travel Counsellor Certification (online)
HOST 1126 Career Preparation
GNED General Education Elective


semester courses
Code Course Name
HOST 1049 Sustainable Tourism
HOST 1091 Heritage Tourism
HOST 1136 Special Events Planning
ACCT 2017 Managerial Accounting
LAW 2014 Introduction to Hospitality Law
HOST 2085 International Tourism Cultures and Behaviour
GNED General Education Elective


semester courses
Code Course Name
HOST 2053 Tourism Destination Management Capstone (online)
HOST 2057 Industry Externship

** Based on the results of your placement test, you may be required to take COMM 1003 (English Skills) or CESL 1003 (English Skills – ESL) before progressing to COMM 1007. You may also be required to take MATH 1000 (Math Foundations) before progressing to MATH 1102 (Mathematics for Hospitality). COMM 1003/CESL 1003 and MATH 1000 do not count as courses required for graduation and you will be charged for these extra courses. Please visit for more information.


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 Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality) degree program at George Brown College. This educational path requires a minimum grade point average of 2.7 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


$4,114.00 * †

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 2016. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2017 and at later dates.

Additional Cost

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

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 (C, M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

Applicants 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 and no OSSD)

Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.

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 observances; 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."

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

Contact Us

Contact Us  

Contact Maria Banyai, Program Co-ordinator, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts,


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

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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.

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