Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hospitality and Tourism Administration Offers Various Career Options

Did you know that just by attending one Hospitality and Tourism Administration offering, you will be able to obtain jobs in areas as wide ranging as: hotel and restaurant general management, human resources management, sales and marketing management, convention services coordination and tour coordination, food and beverage management, housekeeping management and hotel financial management?

Additionally by attending this offering at Centennial College, students may be hired by reputable organizations such as Delta Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group and more. As such, in just three years, students enter a tourism industry that boasts revenue in excess of $61.4-billion from 60,000 different companies that employ more than 1.66-million Canadians coast-to-coast.

However, these aren’t the only options allotted to Centennial College Tourism and Hospitality Administration in Toronto students. Qualified graduates who have an interest in pursuing further education may so do through articulated programs with selected universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships allow graduates to apply academic credit towards further study. The Hospitality and Tourism Administration’s partners are: Athabasca University, International Hotel Management Institute (Switzerland), Ryerson University, Southern New Hampshire University (U.S.A.), University of Calgary, University of New Brunswick, Vancouver Island University, University of Guelph and more. 

The basis of this Hospitality and Tourism Administration offering is to prepare students for the wide range of careers already mentioned. As such, students come to master a full range of business practices as they apply to the Hospitality and Tourism Administration field. These topics include marketing, human resources, finance and industry operations and are taught through a combination of theoretical lectures and hands-on practice at a full service hospitality management centre, an onsite conference centre and state-of-the-art computer labs. These facilities at located at the centrally located Ashtonbee Campus and allow students to learn by experiencing real life situations. Specific courses within the Hospitality and Tourism Administration program include: Theory of Food, Sanitation, Safety and Hygiene; Customer Relationship Management, Ontario Cultural & Heritage Tourism Product, Professional Communication and Report Writing for Hospitality Students, Groups and Incentives, Responsible Tourism, Hospitality & Tourism Law & Security; and more.

The combination of lectures and practical application during the Hospitality and Tourism Administration program prepares students for their four-day-per-week, 15-week field placement. This individualized industry internship is designed to provide a practical foundation for students’ careers while allowing them to network and gain new knowledge from the seasoned professionals with whom they work.

To apply for this Hospitality and Tourism Administration program, applicants must have completed an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older). They must also have obtained the English Grade 12 C or U or equivalent, or skills assessment.

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