Hospitality and Tourism Administration with Co-op

Full-time | Post-Secondary Diploma
Jan, May, Sep, Nov
Please See Program Overview
Dom. $ Final Domestic Tuition after Discounts
Int. $ Final International Tuition after Discounts
Full-time | Post-Secondary Diploma
Jan, May, Sep, Nov
Dom.$ Final Domestic Tuition after Discounts
Please See Program Overview
Int.$ Final International Tuition after Discounts


Throughout this one-year post-secondary diploma program, you will be equipped with the required skills, knowledge, and attitude to efficiently work in the Hospitality and Tourism sector.

Program Description 

This program is designed to teach you the knowledge and skill sets in all areas of Hospitality and tourism, such as the core department of a hotel related to Front Office Operations, Food & Beverage Management, Hospitality Marketing, and Finance.

Why study this program?

This program will enable you to access a range of career opportunities or to progress onto higher-level studies within the hospitality and tourism sector. Additionally, you will learn transferable skills that can be applied to almost any position.


Qualification: Post-Secondary Diploma

International & Domestic:


Work Experience

The Co-op work experience placement represents 50% of the total program duration. You will get the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills within the industry through a guaranteed paid work experience.

Develop your skills and expertise to advance yourself in a successful career


Hospitality and Tourism Administration with CO-OP

This program is designed to train students with industry-standard knowledge in all areas of Hospitality including Front Office Operations, Food & Beverage Management, Hospitality Marketing, and Finance. 

Program Courses:

Hospitality Career Readiness

  • This module aims to introduce students the professional hospitality culture and mindset in Canada. This module also helps students develop and enhance their written, verbal, interpersonal communication skills and presentation techniques to ensure success in any business environment. Students also explore the fundamentals of MS Office, workplace health and safety procedures and acquire the required skills and knowledge which consequently will increase their employability.

Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism 

  • The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the nature of hospitality and hospitality products in the Canadian marketplace and international perspectives. It will ensure students acquire a holistic understanding of the hospitality, including the travel and hospitality industry, including the impacts of hospitality onto destination economies, communities, and fragile environments. Students will be expected to take a critical perspective on the effects of hospitality on their own country, and how hospitality can have a strategic developmental function.

Front Office Operations

  • The course is aimed to cover the knowledge, skills, and attitudes in Front Office services in accordance with high standards in service industry. It covers basic, common, and specialized (core) competencies such as receive and process reservations, operate computerized reservation system, provide accommodation reception services, conduct night audit, provide club reception services, and provide porter services. Students will evaluate the suitability of different procedures for a range of hotel outlets.

Food and Beverage Operations

  • This module is designed to provide students a better understanding of food and beverage operations and procedures involved in an effective control system. It provides an in-depth understanding of food and wine and its service in a variety of styles of restaurant and establishments and students will have enough knowledge to produce a detailed plan for specified food and beverage operations.

Food Sanitation, Safety, and Health 

  • This course aims to understand the essential principles of food hygiene applicable throughout the food chain including primary production through to the final consumer and achieve the goal of ensuring the food is safe and suitable for consumption. Students will gain an understanding of good personal hygiene and demonstrate knowledge of personal workplace hygiene practices, workplace health and safety.

Hospitality Accounting 

  • The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding and knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts relating to financial accounting and technical proficiency in the use of double-entry accounting techniques including the preparation of basic financial statements and how to prepare and process basic cost and quantitative information to support management in planning and decision-making in a variety of business contexts. It helps students to acquire skills such as operating effectively in any hotel department and learn about the essential ethical responsibilities in management accounting principles.

Customer Service

  • This module gives students a better understanding of what customer service is and how it can provide quality product or service that satisfies the needs/wants of a customer. It also emphasizes the effective communication skills in customer relations and services. Students will learn how to deal with various customers, which is an integral part of tourism and hospitality studies.

Organizational Behaviour in the Hospitality Industry

  • This is an introduction to the basic concepts and topics in organizational behaviour (OB). This module will identify management and leadership behaviours and focuses on the current marketplace and industry. Major theorists, pioneers, and leaders are explored in this program to identify their management styles and relate them to measures of success. Emotional Intelligence is a theme carried throughout this module for its relevance towards academic and professional enhancement. This module will also explore the nature of corporate culture to understand its influences onto successful operation and development of organizational change.


Check the requirements below to prepare your application to CCTB

Students must be in possession of one of the English Language Equivalencies in the list below.

Language proficiency requirements are admission requirements and may not be waived by either the institution or the student.

Admission Requirements:

  • Have a Secondary School Diploma or equivalent or be at least 19 years of age
  • Good command of English language IELTS 5.0 or equivalent outlined below
  • High school diploma or equivalent from an approved government institution of applicant’s home country, or applicant is minimum 19 years of age
  • Students are required to have and use their own personal computer in class

The following are accepted:

  • English Grade 12 (from a high school program in Canadian, US, UK, or other English-speaking country)
  • Communications Grade 12 (from a high school program in Canadian, US, UK, or other English-speaking country)
  • IB (International Baccalaureate) English A1/A2 (HL or SL)
  • IELTS: (International English Language Testing System) Band 5.0 or higher
  • TOEFL: (Test of English as a Foreign Language) IBT 38-45 or higher
  • Successful completion of CCTB EAP (English for Academic Purposes) Level 3
  • CAEL: (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) Score of 45 or higher
  • PTE: (Pearson Test of English) Score of 45 or higher
  • CLB: (Canadian Language Benchmarks) Level 6 or higher
  • TOEIC: (Test of English for International Communication) Score 600 or higher
  • Duolingo: Score of 85 or higher
  • Successful completion of a Designated ESL school program with level equivalent to tests outlined in section 1 above OR from an established pathway partner of CCTB
  • Applicants may choose to complete the TLGC Online Pre-Arrival Test and receive customized language study plan based on the applicant’s test results if a passing grade is not achieved
  • Applicants that are not in possession of one of the credentials above, are advised to enroll in The Language Gallery Canada (TLGC) UPP (University Pathway Program) Successful completion of TLGC UPP level 4 is recognized by CCTB in lieu of the aforementioned assessments




Studying the Hospitality and Tourism Administration with Co-op program will provide you with skills that you can take into many different roles. Some roles you could consider pursuing after you finish the program include:

NOCs: 6525, 6521

  • Desk Clerk
  • Guest Service Agent
  • Restaurant Assistant Manager
  • Food Service Officer
  • Visitor Information Counsellor
  • Conference Planner Assistant
  • Booking and Reservations Officer
  • Sales Assistant
  • Travel Guide
  • Resort Worker
  • Room Service Clerk

Intake Dates:

09 January, 2023

15 May, 2023

18 September, 2023

20 November, 2023



Work + Study


International Tuition: $10,500 CAD

Scholarship: $2,800 CAD

Final International Tuition after Discounts: $7,700 CAD


Domestic Tuition: $10,500 CAD

Scholarship: $2,500 CAD

Domestic Discount: $ 2,400

Final Domestic Tuition after Discounts: $5,600 CAD


*Additional fees may apply. Textbook costs are not included.



When applying to CCTB, please note that all applications must be submitted online using the Online Application in the link below:



When applying to CCTB, please note that all applications must be submitted online using the Online Application in the link below:



Employment and Career Highlights



Billion in revenue. The hotel industry’s value to the hospitality sector, the tourism industry, and the BC economy. Source: BCHA


Billion, 2019 Annual Revenue. Source: Destination BC

Student testimonials

“They have helped us to prepare our resumes, prepare for interviews, and we were so confident, we were able to communicate with the people. I have recommended CCTB to many of my friends and in future will continue to recommend.”

Namrata Skang, CCTB student

“The materials and skills gained are really applicable with what I am doing now and I still use them. The materials are precise.”

Galina Kovalenko, CCTB student

“When I joined the orientation sessions, I found it very knowledgeable. The preparation that I had with my instructor was very helpful and that got me my first job."

Saqib Butt, CCTB alumnus

“The environment was very friendly and informative. Instructors conducted mock interviews that helped us later when going for real interviews.”

Stan Yartsev, CCTB alumnus

“The program felt very hands-on, and it helped me to improve my real-world experience. Our classes were international; students were from all over the world, for example, India, Russia, Ukraine, Philippines and Canada. Anybody who wanted to learn was here"

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