The Hospitality and Tourism program is designed for students who are interested in future careers in the Okanagan’s vibrant hospitality industry. The program provides a solid foundation of theory and practical knowledge in Canadian workplace essentials and customer service skills, as well as a focus in different sectors of the hospitality industry. These include: hotels, event planning, food and beverage and tourism. Students will have the opportunity to join one of our many local co-op partners to gain valuable experience and better prepare them for their future careers.

On graduation, learners will be able to:

- Communicate effectively and professionally in oral and written communication in the workplace

- Demonstrate workplace roles, responsibilities and skills for beneficial customer experience

- Demonstrate workplace guidelines, and regulations for appropriate workplace conduct

- Evaluate the hospitality and tourism industry and the various employability sectors to determine career possibilities

- Discuss trends in the future of the hospitality and tourism industry and the effects on potential career paths

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this diploma can consider career opportunities under NOC 1221 which includes positions such as:

- Hotel Front Desk Clerks

- Food and Beverage Servers

- Food Service Supervisors

- Customer Service Representatives

- Conference and Event Planners

- Tour and Travel Guides