Hospitality Foundations

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Program Code: 2121

School: School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts

Credential: Certificate

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter, Summer

Location: Progress Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2569

Centennial College's Hospitality Foundations program has been specially designed as a pathway to enable international students to enter the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts and then transition into one of our diploma programs.

In the courses of this hospitality certificate program, you will learn both the core job skills required to work in the dynamic hospitality industry, as well as the language skills to communicate successfully in English with colleagues, employers and guests.

It’s Your Shift Training and Awareness Program

The program includes an innovative industry training and awareness certification – It’s Your Shift.  The certification equips students with the crucial knowledge and provides current resources focused on sexual harassment prevention and safe practices for intervention as frontline workers or managers. It will support graduates as they enter the hospitality industry to become leaders for the prevention of sexual harassment and contribute to the evolution of safe and welcoming work environments.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
BFHT-105 Introduction to Math 1 Progress Campus
BFHT-107 Food Safety, Smart Serve and First Aid Progress Campus
BFHT-109 Life Skills and Job Readiness 1 Progress Campus
COMM-142 Foundations 1: Developing College Communications Skills Progress Campus
FNED-191 Geography and Tourism Western Hemisphere Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
BFHT-101 Theory of Food Fundamentals Progress Campus
BFHT-106 Introduction to Math 2 Progress Campus
BFHT-110 Life Skills and Job Readiness 2 Progress Campus
COMM-162 Foundations 2: Building College Communications Skills Progress Campus
FNED-192 Geography and Tourism Eastern Hemisphere Progress Campus

Program Highlights

  • Smaller class sizes allow for more individualized attention.
  • There is a carefully measured pace to the delivery of this Hospitality Foundations program.
  • You enjoy specially-crafted learning experiences that are delivered by sensitive and experienced instructosr and professors.
  • The program places a strong emphasis on the use of english in all of its aspects.
  • Upon successful completion of this program, you are invited to join any program of your choice in the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts.

Career Outlook

  • Front desk agent
  • Room agent
  • Room attendant
  • Host
  • Server

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature applicant status (19 years or older)


  • Applicants to Centennial College post-secondary programs in the areas of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, with scores of 140 or 141 on the Centennial College English Skills Assessment, are advised to take this program first as a pathway to their program of choice.

Applicants cannot apply directly to this program.

This program is an "Alternate Offer" for applicants who apply to, but do not meet admission requirements for a Centennial College post-secondary program in the area of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,935.50 $1,061.00 $3,996.50
International $13,283.00 $2,344.00 $15,627.00