Tourism and Hospitality Management Program (H130)

2020-20212021-2022
  • Program Name:
    Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Code: H130
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    2 years (4 semesters)
  • Centre:
  • School:
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, May, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,077.00 * †
  • Experiential Learning:

    We believe in learning by doing and that is why we have incorporated work integrated learning opportunities into all CHCA programs.

  • Fall 2020 Delivery Method:
    Online (on-campus activities will resume as soon as it is safe to do so)

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Overview

Program Overview

We strive to produce passionate and service-obsessed industry professionals for the urban hospitality and tourism experience. We are located in Toronto, the heart of the Canadian hospitality and culinary industry but with global reach and influence. This is the place for discovering unmatched opportunities. The Tourism and Hospitality Management program provides exposure to new trends and emphasizes the importance of experiential learning, including local field trips and international opportunities.

Full Description

Do you love the excitement of travelling and learning about fascinating world cultures? Do you want to be a leader in the tourism and hospitality industry? If your passion is to create memorable experiences and use your 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 and diverse tourism industry with courses in culinary tourism, heritage tourism, sustainable tourism, hotel operations and event planning. Graduates gain the skills required to be progressive leaders within the industry, enriching the experience of tourists. You will receive industry certifications in food safety, responsible alcohol beverage service, TICO Travel Counsellor Certification and first aid (CPR).

As part of your fourth semester, you will complete a 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 of participating in an exclusive Experiential Study Tour.

Your Field Education Options

As part of your fourth semester, you will complete a 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. This valuable work experience can be added to your resume.

In addition to more formal on-the-job work experience, George Brown College endeavours to provide learning opportunities with real world challenges and clients. Find out more about field education at Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Provide professional guest services to enhance customer satisfaction by anticipating, meeting and/or exceeding individual and organizational standards and objectives.
  2. Create marketing plans informed and supported by market research, social networks, product knowledge and sales strategies.
  3. Contribute to effective management in hospitality, tourism and leisure settings by implementing leadership skills and strategies.
  4. Evaluate and apply effective financial management and accounting practices to support operations in the tourism industry.
  5. Comply with relevant organizational and workplace systems, processes, policies, standards, legal obligations and regulations, and use knowledge of risk management principles, to support and maintain efficient, productive, safe, secure, accessible and healthy tourism operations.
  6. Apply principles of teamwork and constructive relationship management to support positive workplace culture.
  7. Integrate hospitality skills and knowledge to promote ongoing personal and professional development.
  8. Design and deliver inclusive tourism and hospitality programs, products and services that comply with all relevant legislation, conform to relevant ethical guidelines and promote best practices of corporate social responsibility.
  9. Analyze and implement sustainability practices in the tourism and hospitality industry by adapting to environmental, social, cultural, political and economic trends and issues.

Courses

Required Courses

SEMESTER 1

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)
HOSF 1145 Sanitation (online)
HOSF 1146 Emergency First Aid/Heartsaver CPR
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 2

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
HOST 1146 Leading, Following and Speaking with Confidence
HOST 1198 TICO Travel Counsellor Certification (online)
HOST 1126 Career Preparation
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 3

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 4

semester courses
Code Course Name
HOST 2053 Tourism Management Capstone (online)
HOST 2130 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 georgebrown.ca/assessment for more information.

General Education Electives

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

You will be prepared for a wide range of rewarding careers at locations that include:

  • Travel and Tour Companies
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Conference and convention centres
  • Private clubs
  • Wellness centres
  • Community Centres
  • Cruise Ships
  • Airlines
  • Government agencies
Future Study Options

Earn a diploma and a bachelor’s degree. Qualified graduates of our Tourism and Hospitality Management program may be eligible to enter the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality) degree program at George Brown College as an advanced standing student in September or January. You may also choose to start in the spring bridging semester from May to August, continuing into the degree program in September. This educational path requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0 to qualify. Talk to a program co-ordinator about articulation options.

For further information, see georgebrown.ca/transferguide.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$4,077.00 * †
Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2020 and at later dates.

Additional Cost (subject to change)

Description Cost
Field trips and industry site visits $200

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

International Students

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

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

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)

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

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 georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

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.

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Student Success

Chris Soukas

“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."

Contact Us

DOMESTIC STUDENT ADMISSIONS

For inquiries about domestic admission requirements, admission deadlines or the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@georgebrown.ca or visit the Admissions web page.

FINANCIAL/FEES

For inquiries about OSAP, bursaries, scholarships and other financial inquiries, please contact the Financial Aid Office at FinAid@georgebrown.ca or visit the Financial Aid web page.

Tourism and Hospitality Management (H130)

For general School of Hospitality and Tourism Management related inquiries, please contact hospitality@georgebrown.ca.

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.

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

Visit Our Campus

Join us for an upcoming Discovery Day, where you will learn more about your area of interest, get a first-hand look at our facilities and meet with representatives from George Brown College.

Sign up for our Open House Discovery Day.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

Tourism and Hospitality Management Program (H130)

2020-20212021-2022
  • Program Name:
    Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Code: H130
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    2 years (4 semesters)
  • Centre:
  • School:
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, May, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,341.00 * †
  • Experiential Learning:
    Mandatory Externship

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview
We strive to produce passionate and service-obsessed industry professionals for the urban hospitality and tourism experience. We are located in Toronto, the heart of the Canadian hospitality and culinary industry but with global reach and influence. This is the place for discovering unmatched opportunities. The Tourism and Hospitality Management program provides exposure to new trends and emphasizes the importance of experiential learning, including local field trips and international opportunities.

Full Description

Do you love the excitement of travelling and learning about fascinating world cultures? Do you want to be a leader in the tourism and hospitality industry? If your passion is to create memorable experiences and use your 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 and diverse tourism industry with courses in culinary tourism, heritage tourism, sustainable tourism, hotel operations and event planning. Graduates gain the skills required to be progressive leaders within the industry, enriching the experience of tourists. You will receive industry certifications in food safety, responsible alcohol beverage service, TICO Travel Counsellor Certification and first aid (CPR).

As part of your fourth semester, you will complete a 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.

Your Field Education Options

As part of your fourth semester, you will complete a 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. This valuable work experience can in turn be added to your resume.

In addition to more formal on-the-job work experience, George Brown College endeavours to provide learning opportunities with real world challenges and clients. Find out more about field education at Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Provide professional guest services to enhance customer satisfaction by anticipating, meeting and/or exceeding individual and organizational standards and objectives.
  2. Create marketing plans informed and supported by market research, social networks, product knowledge and sales strategies.
  3. Contribute to effective management in hospitality, tourism and leisure settings by implementing leadership skills and strategies.
  4. Evaluate and apply effective financial management and accounting practices to support operations in the tourism industry.
  5. Comply with relevant organizational and workplace systems, processes, policies, standards, legal obligations and regulations, and use knowledge of risk management principles, to support and maintain efficient, productive, safe, secure, accessible and healthy tourism operations.
  6. Apply principles of teamwork and constructive relationship management to support positive workplace culture.
  7. Integrate hospitality skills and knowledge to promote ongoing personal and professional development.
  8. Design and deliver inclusive tourism and hospitality programs, products and services that comply with all relevant legislation, conform to relevant ethical guidelines and promote best practices of corporate social responsibility.
  9. Analyze and implement sustainability practices in the tourism and hospitality industry by adapting to environmental, social, cultural, political and economic trends and issues.

Courses

Required Courses

SEMESTER 1

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)
HOSF 1145 Sanitation (online)
HOSF 1146 Emergency First Aid/Heartsaver CPR
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 2

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
HOST 1146 Leading, Following and Speaking with Confidence
HOST 1198 TICO Travel Counsellor Certification (online)
HOST 1126 Career Preparation
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 3

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 4

semester courses
Code Course Name
HOST 2053 Tourism Management Capstone (online)
HOST 2130 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 georgebrown.ca/assessment for more information.

General Education Electives

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

You will be prepared for a wide range of rewarding careers at locations that include:

  • Travel and Tour Companies
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Conference and convention centres
  • Private clubs
  • Wellness centres
  • Community Centres
  • Cruise Ships
  • Airlines
  • Government agencies
Future Study Options

Earn a diploma and a bachelor’s degree. Qualified graduates of our Tourism and Hospitality Management program may be eligible to enter the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality) degree program at George Brown College as an advanced standing student in September or January. You may also choose to start in the spring bridging semester from May to August, continuing into the degree program in September. This educational path requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0 to qualify. Talk to a program co-ordinator about articulation options.

For further information, see georgebrown.ca/transferguide.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$4,341.00 * †
Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 and at later dates.

Additional Cost

DescriptionCost
Field trips and industry site visits$200

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

International Students

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

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

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)

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

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 georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

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.

How to Apply

Apply To

'Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Student Success

Chris Soukas

“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."

Contact Us

Milan Valcic, Program Co-ordinator, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts

Email: mvalcic@georgebrown.ca (for program-specific enquiries only)

For additional information about George Brown College (including admissions, financial assistance or fee payment enquiries), please call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

Visit Our Campus

Join us for an upcoming Discovery Day, where you will learn more about your area of interest, get a first-hand look at our facilities and meet with representatives from George Brown College.

Sign up for our Open House Discovery Day.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.