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.
*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.
Vancouver Career College provides hands-on training that will get you job-ready.
This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of reliable leadership and management methods for surviving and thriving in the midst of chaotic change. This course will assist future industry leaders in making valuable contributions to their organizations and, at the same time, enhance the personal satisfaction gained from their work lives.
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.
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
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.