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Tourism Hospitality

Tourism Hospitality

Discover the possibilities of a career in the broad and growing tourism and hospitality industry.

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Start Date:
1 Year
+Locations & Availability

September 2019
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Akerley Campus • Dartmouth Full time • In-class Waitlist
Kingstec Campus • Kentville Full time • In-class Waitlist
Lunenburg Campus • Bridgewater Full time • In-class Seats available
Marconi Campus • Sydney Full time • In-class Cancelled

Program Overview

This exploratory one-year program prepares you for a career in tourism and hospitality. Enhance your interests and passion for travel and service by gaining experience, skills and knowledge in:

  • Accommodations
  • Adventure Tourism
  • Regional and international tourism
  • Customer service
  • Food & Beverage operations
  • Travel and tourism trends
  • Tourism services

You'll also put your skills into practice with a five-week job placement locally or even around the world.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details

Choose NSCC

  • Small class sizes provide you with lots of opportunities for one-on-one interaction and support.
  • Learn from expert faculty who bring years of tourism & hospitality experience to the classroom, as well as strong industry connections.
  • Learn the theory and practical aspects of the program by working in the campus restaurant and participating in local and/or provincial tourism activities and events.
    • You'll take part in active exploration projects, event management, excursions, networking with industry partners and many other progressive learning experiences.

Employment Opportunities

  • The tourism industry is global. This certificate prepares you to work anywhere in the world in front-line positions in all tourism sectors including:
    • Accommodation
    • Food and beverage
    • Tourism services
    • Transportation
    • Recreation
    • Entertainment
  • In the next decade, Nova Scotia will need thousands of new and highly skilled employees, across all tourism sectors.

Other Info

  • Seminars and Certifications – You will complete industry seminars and certifications as part of your program, including WorldHost, Responsible Beverage Service, Basic Food Safety, Emergency First Aid and CPR – Level A (or Wilderness and Remote First Aid).
    • Additional certifications may also be required depending on the electives you choose.
    • There may be additional fees associated with seminars or certifications related to your electives.
  • Shift work is an integral part of this occupation.
    • You should be prepared for this and other physical demands.
  • If you have food allergies and sensitivities to environmental conditions, be aware that you will frequently be exposed to substances that may affect these sensitivities.
  • Tourism & Hospitality Certificate graduates may apply for advanced standing into either Business – Tourism or Business – Hospitality. A limited number of seats are available in each.
    • Successful completion of the co-operative education (Co-op) credit course is required for entry into the Business – Hospitality program. Your co-op placement provides an opportunity to "earn while you learn" and you may complete your paid work term with an employer locally, or even around the world.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
ACTG 1015   Basic Accounting for Managers
COMM 1205   Communications - Workplace Foundations
COMP 1105   Business Computer Technology
COMP 2110   Spreadsheets I
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act
TRHS 1000   Introduction to Tourism
TRHS 1020   Guest Service Essentials
TRHS 1030   Food and Beverage Service Foundations
TRHS 1040   Introduction to Tourism Marketing
TRHS 1200   Accommodations
TRHS 1240   Wine, Spirits and Beer Fundamentals
TRHS 1250   Leadership Essentials and Group Dynamics
TRHS 1260   Nova Scotia Tourism
TRHS 2995   Work Experience
    Toursim Hospitality Elective Course Requirement . Students must take one (1) unit from a prescribed list of courses.

Additional Graduation Requirements

Basic Food Safety Training
Emergency First Aid,CPR Level A
Portfolio Development
Serve Right, Responsible Beverage Server Training

Next Steps

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