The program is pending review by the Private Training Institutions Branch

Program Overview

The more you know about Canada, the more confident you are communicating in English, the more you know about the fundamentals of business, the better you will be able to adapt to the Canadian work environment. The Canadian Workplace Skills programs provide students with an orientation to Canada, the education environment, English language and communication skills, and employment readiness. Each one of the programs focuses on different sectors of industry.

The Tourism, Hospitality, and Services (Co-operative Diploma) program provides all of the areas described above as well as a focus on the tourism, hotel, and service sectors of BC’s economy.

The courses are provided with a variety of activities via classroom, guest speakers, observations, in-class practice, and field trips. it also includes a co-op placement to apply the knowledge and skills gained in class. (The program is also available as an Associate Diploma, without the co-op module)

Students will be able to gain work experience in tourism jobs, accommodations and hospitality, food and beverage services, and retail/wholesales sales and services – a wide spectrum of opportunities. The purpose of the work experience is to introduce students to all of the wonders of British Columbia, its people and places, and gain comfort in working in a variety of services meeting customer’s needs.

Graduates will be able to comfortably communicate in various forms, provide excellent customer service and general sales activities, work as a team or independently with a confidence with understanding their work environment and the employer’s policies and business practices. The graduate will be confident in their decisions for their future career path or educational goals.

Program Details

Theory Courses
    CPDT089 | College Success Strategies and Orientation for Newcomers (20 hours)
    CMNS089 | Canadian Interactions (40 hours)
    ENGL099 | Business, Professional, and Technical English (40 hours)
    CMNS099 | Business Communication Essentials (40 hours)
    CMSN155 | Intercultural Business Communications (40 hours)
    THMT115 | Principles of Hotel Front Office Operations (40 hours)
    FOOD105 | Food Service Basics (40 hours)
    THMT105 | Practical Customer Service (40 hours)
    THMT155 | Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality in BC (40 hours)
    GEOG155 | British Columbia in a Global Context (40 hours)
    FOOD155 | Essential Skills of the Culinary Trades (40 hours)
    CPDT099 | Working in the Canadian Workplace (40 hours)
Work Experience (Excluded in Associate Diploma)
    COOP120-THS | Co-operative Education: Tourism, Hospitality, and Service (400 hours)

Fee Structure

Fees (in CAD) International Students International Students Without Co-op Domestic Students Domestic Students Without Co-op
Tuition Fee $9,900 $9,900 $7,900 $7,900
Assessment Fee $250 $250 $0 $0
Application Fee $1,000 $1,000 $250 $250
Administration Fee $2,200 $200 $2,200 $200
Other Fee $300 $300 $0 $0
Textbook Fee $438 $438 $438 $438
Course Material Fees $320 $320 $320 $320
Total Fees $14,408 $12,408 $11,108 $9,108

Requirements

  • High school graduates or mature student status (19 years or older at start of program)
  • Language requirement (recommended for optimum success)
    • Grade 10 level English or communications course (pass) or
    • IELTS 4.5 (4.0 Academic) or equivalent; or
    • College entrance test (50% minimum); or equivalent
  • International students must comply with the requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in respect to study permit.

For more information on language requirements where internationally-recognized tests and other equivalencies are accepted, please consult with our admissions staff.