Advanced Diploma
Business Hospitality Management

Program Overview (Program approved by PTIB)

The hospitality industry is fast growing, and it continues to provide opportunities for graduates to succeed in a wide variety of areas. Business Hospitality Management Advanced Diploma program provides a pathway for students to acquire the knowledge, skills and experience needed to work successfully in a wide range of hospitality business management careers. In collaboration with highly qualified and experienced industry professionals, the Business Hospitality Management Advanced Diploma program is designed to provide students with the most updated and in-depth knowledge and skills in the hospitality world.

The 10 theory courses are provided in a blended form, via classroom, distance education, and applicable activities (i.e. guest speakers, field trips). It also includes a co-op placement to apply the knowledge and skills gained in class. In addition, students in this program obtain the Food Safe and Serving it Right certification.

Students will be able to gain work experience in hotels, airline companies, cruise ship companies, motels, recreational resorts, convention and catering firms, private inns or tour companies. Some may find jobs in food service or housing departments of public service organizations such as hospitals, colleges and universities.

Graduates from the Hospitality Advanced Diploma program will be able to use standard hotel operation systems, demonstrate deep understanding of hospitality management, practice efficient marketing and sales skills, deal with human resource issues, hospitality facilities, and front desk operations, and manage food and beverage operations and hospitality accounting procedures.

The schedule and program end date are subject to change due to the student’s academic performance, course availability, academic breaks, additional electives, and study permit status.

Career Opportunities

This program builds on the knowledge, skills, and previous experience and opens up careers in several areas, including the following National Occupational Classification (NOC) categories:

  • 0632 – Accommodation service managers
  • 6311 – Food service supervisors
  • 6313 – Accommodation, travel, tourism, and related services supervisors

Dependent upon experience and individual abilities, many employers will hire graduates not only in the supervisory positions, but other jobs within the various sections of the tourism, hospitality, and management fields.

Program Details

10 Months of Theory Courses – 10 Months of Work Experience

Theory Courses
    ENGL120 | Academic Writing II (80 hours)
    CMNS120 | Public Speaking – Presentation Skills II (80 hours)
    MKTG120 | Project Marketing – Advertising (80 hours)
    THMT101 | Tourism and Hospitality in BC (80 hours)
    THMT120 | Supervision in the Hospitality Industry (80 hours)
    MKTG140 | Hospitality Sales and Marketing (80 hours)
    HRMT140 | Managing Hospitality Human Resources (80 hours)
    CPDT101 | Career Development (80 hours)
    DIGM120 | Digital Branding (80 hours)
    BUSN150 | Business Research (80 hours)
Work Experience (after theory courses completed)
    COOP139 | Co-op Placement (780 hours)

Fee Structure

Fees (in CAD) Domestic Students International Students
Tuition $12,600 $18,000
Assessment Fee $- $250
Application Fee $250 $1,000
Administration Fee $200 $2000
Other Fees: Temporary Medical Insurance $- $300
Textbook Fee $600 $600
Course Materials $395 $395
Total Fees $14,045 $22,545

Tuition refunds are based on policy stated in the college’s enrolment agreement and bound by the Private Training Act Regulation.


  • High school graduates or mature student status (19 years or older at start of program)
  • Language requirement
    • English 12 (pass); or
    • IELTS 6.0 (5.5 Academic); or
    • TOEFL 60-78; or
    • PTE Academic (Minimum 46 Overall); or
    • CLB 7; or
    • CAEL 50; or
    • CELPIP 7; or
    • Duolingo 95-100 (; or
    • College entrance test (63% minimum); or equivalent
  • International students must comply with the requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in respect to study permits

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