Get the industry-relevant training and hands-on experience you need to work in business or hospitality. You'll get this valuable combination of knowledge and skills in the Business and Hospitality Essentials with Co-op certificate program.
In less than half a year, you'll gain a solid foundation in business essentials and then learn about several specialized areas of the hospitality industry.
Your industry-experienced instructors will help you learn everything you need to know about fundamental areas including business writing, bookkeeping, and accounting. You will also gain a deep understanding of hospitality supervision, food and beverage operations, housekeeping management, and other focused topics.
To put your new skills and knowledge to use, you'll complete a 13-week co-op placement in a professional, real-world workplace.
*From an English language teaching institution.
**19 years of age upon starting classes, and pass college's English admissions test.
This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
Prepare for your new career with hands-on training at our welcoming campuses.
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.
In addition to learning career-oriented skills, students learn how to get a job in their chosen profession. Our Employment Services department will assist the graduate in resume writing, as well as preparing for job interviews. Our staff is sensitive to current job market trends and the needs of employers in each local market. Our graduates receive guidance and training to use career tools that help job seekers build a better resume and cover letter, manage an online portfolio, hone interviewing skills, and develop a personal brand online. Students will have the use of a computer lab which has unlimited Internet access, as well as job search resources. Facilitators will also be made available to advise on job finding resources, interview skills and techniques and to carry out mock interviews. This course also looks at the planning, preparation, execution, and follow-up stages of an interview:
-How people find jobs
-Presenting an enthusiastic attitude
-Focusing on the right job and the hidden job market
-Thank you letters
-Handling objections, self-confidence, and self-esteem
-Individual counselling and coaching
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. Upon successful completion of the Business and Hospitality Essentials with Co-op program, graduates will have learned and should be able to: Apply proper oral and written business communications skills; Demonstrate knowledge of the various types of business structures and how they operate; Demonstrate understanding of the fundamental principles and practices of accounting as a device for reporting business activity; Apply the principles and practices of guest and customer services required in the hospitality industry; Gain practical experiences in the service or hospitality industry.
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. Students will also prepare a professional resume and learn how to write effective cover letters.
Following the completion of this course, students will be able to: describe business communications in today’s workplace; communicate in teams using listening, nonverbal and meeting skills; plan, write and review various types of business messages; communicate effectively using memos, email, letters and instant messages; create business reports and proposals; plan, write and deliver oral presentations.
Business Essentials provides an overview of business management today, including forms of ownership and the ways managers carry out their basic management functions in a skilful and inventive way. Students will learn about setting up a business in Canada, history of business in Canada, types of business organizations, managing the business enterprise, setting business goals, formulating strategy, management process, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, types and areas of managers, management skills, motivating and leading employees, job satisfaction and motivation, data communication networks, transaction processing systems, and management information systems.
This module is intended to provide students with a general background of the fundamentals of accounting as a means to understand the daily transaction procedures that exist in business. Students are introduced to double entry bookkeeping including debits and credits, assets, liabilities, equities, journalizing transactions, posting of accounts to ledgers and preparing a trial balance. Students are also introduced to financial statements and to adjusting and closing accounts.