Advanced Diploma: Business-Hospitality Management Co-op

In collaboration with highly qualified and experienced industry professionals, the Hospitality management Co-op (HMC) program (Advanced Diploma) is designed to provide students with the most updated and in-depth knowledge and skills in the hospitality world. Students not only get certificates and a diploma from the prestigious American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), but also gain valuable hands-on training during the co-op placement.

The 22-month HMC (Advanced Diploma) is comprised of 10 hospitality management courses, a career preparation course, and an 11-month co-op term in the industry.

Graduates will be able to use standard hotel operation systems, demonstrate deep understanding of hospitality management, practice efficient marketing and sale skills in hospitality segments, deal with human resource issues, hospitality facilities, and front desk operations, and manage food and beverage operation and hospitality accounting procedures.

Career Opportunities

Banquet Manager, Bar Staff, Catering Manager, Catering Sales Manager, Director of Hotel Sales, Director of Hotel Operations, Events Manager, Front Desk Associate, Guest Services Coordinator, Meeting Specialist, Public Relations Manager, Room Service Manager, Housekeeper Supervisor, Marketing Coordinator, Restaurant Manager

Admission Email: admission@plvan.com

Admission Phone: 778-861-9255

Requirements

  1. High School Graduate
  2. 17+ years of age
  3. Proof of English proficiency through one of the following:
    • English 12 C+ or higher
    • IELTS 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5)
    • PLC Entrance Test 63% or above
  4. Students who did not graduate from a high school may be admitted as a mature student:
    • Be 21 years old as of the first day of classes of the program applied
    • Have not been engaged in full-time study for at least 24 months since the age of 18
    • have demonstrated potential for success through academic, professional or volunteer activities and other accomplishments
    • Proof of English Proficiency through one of the following:
      • English 12 C+ or higher
      • IELTS 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5)
      • PLC Entrance Test 63% or above

Courses and Co-op

Course Length: 80 Hours

This course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the many entities that make up the hospitality industry, as well as an overview of today’s hot issues, including ethical challenges and management concerns. Students will get an up-to-date look at the dynamic hospitality field through numerous examples, exhibits, and statistics.

Course Length: 80 Hours

Students will learn how the front office interacts with other departments, strategies for keeping the front desk profitable, and how e-commerce and social networking affect front office operations. The course provides new information on several technology-driven topics, including social media channels, QR codes, tablet PC applications, mobile payments, and cloud computing concepts.

Course Length: 80 Hours

This course covers topics such as energy management, sustainability and green housekeeping, post 9/11 security issues, health concerns, and amenities and guest room furnishings. Students will be shown what takes to direct day-to-day housekeeping operations: from big-picture management issues to technical details such as cleaning.

Course Length: 80 Hours

This course focuses on a customer-oriented and practical approach for effectively marketing hotels and restaurants. It provides examples of exercises used by hospitality sales and marketing professionals. It also explores the increasing role of Internet in sales and marketing.

Course Length: 80 Hours

The course introduces students to the dynamic and critical field of technology within the hospitality industry. Students learn the basics of purchasing, implementing, maintaining, and effectively managing today’s information systems in hospitality.

Course Length: 80 Hours

The course gives the students the foundation they need to make smart decisions in food and beverage operations. It addresses ways in which food and beverage operations have adapted management and operating tactics from other industries, what operations are doing to maintain or improve quality standards while reducing expenses, and how high-tech strategies are being used to give customers greater value for their dining dollars.

Course Length: 80 Hours

This shows students how to keep every aspect of a hotel property running smoothly. This course takes a systematic approach to hospitality facilities issues, while also providing a summary based on functional spaces within a property. It includes case studies, as well as the latest information on facilities management and design issues.

Course Length: 80 Hours

The course presents basic financial accounting concepts and shows the students how they apply to the hospitality industry. It incorporates the most recent formats and information and includes new problems to give students practice using accounting information and to help them learn advantages and drawbacks of various types of income statements, as well as learning the role of inventory in calculating profits.

Course Length: 80 Hours

The course teaches the latest trends in hospitality human resources. Students will learn how to attract employees, minimize turnover, and maximize productivity by using the latest human resource strategies. The course also introduces the impact of the post-recession economy on recruiting, selection, retention, and turnover.

Course Length: 80 Hours

This course introduces students to the supervisory skills they will need to succeed in a hospitality career. It prepares students to meet the expectations of management, employees, and guests. Students will be able to identify key supervisory skills, develop effective communication skills, increase productivity and raise performance standards, and turn basic human resource functions into motivational strategies.

Course Length: 100 Hours
Co-op Length: 880 Hours