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Main Programs and Courses Business Programs Hospitality Management with Co-op

Hospitality Management with Co-op

Get the job-ready training and hands-on experience you need to enter the fast-paced and rewarding tourism and hospitality industry. In the Hospitality Management with Co-op diploma program, you’ll gain the skill and knowledge to work in hotels or food services.

Taught by industry-experienced instructors, the program covers computer systems, front office and housekeeping management, food and beverage operations, sales and marketing, and more. In addition, a paid 580-hour co-op placement will give you the opportunity to solidify your new skills in an immersive, real-world industry setting.

Once you graduate from the program, you’ll also be certified in BC Food Safe, Serving It Right, and receive an American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) Diploma.

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

  • Hotel/lodging operations
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Front Office
  • Room services
  • Sales and marketing
  • Guest services

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Program Courses
HMTCP / Hospitality Management Co-op

A co-operative (co-op) placement is designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the academic component of the program into relevant work experience. During the co-op, students will be considered employees who are actively engaged in productive work for the duration of the co-op session. The co-op experience will provide students with coaching and mentoring, work-site monitoring and employer evaluations. This workplace exposure will benefit the students by providing a deeper real-time insight to the current trends in the industry, allowing them to explore their different career opportunities, and observe professionals in practical work situations. Students will continue to strengthen their experience by acquiring situation-specific skills and identifying areas that may need to be developed further. The institution will monitor both the student and the employer throughout the co-op session to ensure that the experience is beneficial to all stakeholders. At the conclusion of the co-op, a written evaluation of the student’s performance will be completed.

CES4 / Career & Employment Strategies
This course builds on the skills learned in the Student Success Strategies course. It provides information on how to use the communication skills learned in order to make a successful presentation to a prospective employer. Students also learn how to uncover the hidden job market and identify employment opportunities. Self-assessment during this course allows students to identify their personal skills that are transferable to the workplace and to describe these skills to a prospective employer. Students are videotaped during a mock interview and participate in the analysis of their performance in the “interview”.
HSP199 / Practicum
This module is for course credits but has no grade. Students will be placed in actual work places related to their field of study and will be expected to act as a regular employee in order to gain the valuable real-world experience that so many employers seek. Students are encouraged to find their own work experience placement; however, once placed, continuation in that placement is mandatory.
B2120A / Hospitality Facilities Management
Students will learn how to work effectively with facilities engineering and maintenance departments, including designing for food and beverage provisioning, telecommunications systems, and coordinating operations with renovation projects.
B2110A / Human Resource Management
Students will learn the skills required by hospitality professionals in managing and retaining qualified employees. Some topics covered include: attracting and retaining productive employees, scheduling, training and job satisfaction, incorporating needs of people of different age groups and backgrounds, and handling labour relations and union issues.
B2164 / Training and Development
This course is designed to teach students how to be excellent trainers who understand the role training plays in the organization, how to design it, and how to deliver it. Students will learn how to measure training as an investment in the organization.
B2040A / Hotel/Motel Security Management
Students will be prepared to meet the vital issues facing today’s hospitality industry pertaining especially to security issues. Students will learn about proven strategies that protect both employees and guests.
B2080A / Hospitality Sales and Marketing
Students will be introduced to proven marketing strategies and examine how these strategies are successfully implemented in marketing the hospitality services of hotels, motels and resorts.
B2070A / Food and Beverage Operations
Students will be introduced to all aspects of food and beverage operations and will examine the efficiency of planning, management and delivery of services by dining halls, coffee shops, caterers, clubs and room service operations.
B2060A / Basic Accounting for the Hospitality Industry
Students will be introduced to basic fundamental accounting issues and procedures required in hotels, restaurants and clubs. Students will learn the responsibility of a hospitality property’s accounting department, advantages and drawbacks of various types of income statements, and the role of inventory in calculating profit.
B2050A / Hospitality Supervision
Students will examine the role of the supervisor in lodging and food service operations, and will learn staff supervision skills techniques. Specific techniques for effective communication, increasing productivity and controlling labour costs are covered.
B2030A / Hospitality Computer Systems
Students will become familiar with the specialized computer applications used in the hospitality industry, with emphasis on reservations systems, property management systems, and food and beverage sector systems.
B2020A / Front Office Management
Students will understand, organize, perform and evaluate front office functions that are critical to the success of a hotel. Students will be trained on the importance of guest service, along with the many technical aspects of front office management.
B2010A / Housekeeping Management
Students will gain a comprehensive overview of all aspects of housekeeping management including quality maintenance, staffing, planning, and technical considerations.
B2000A / Hospitality Today
The student will gain the knowledge how the hospitality industry started and the able to evaluate the significance of the hospitality today .Training will include the importance of customer service, along with many soft skills aspects of the hospitality industry.
SSS4 / Student Success Strategies
Students will gain a better understanding of themselves through an exploration of their personal attributes, transferable skills and learning styles. This course will introduce techniques for time, conflict, and stress management and develop interpersonal communication skills. Fundamental study and motivation skills will be covered, preparing students to excel in their program of choice.
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