Hospitality and Tourism Administration

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Program Code: 1805

School: School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 3 years/ 6 semesters

Start Date: Fall

Location: Progress Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2569

The School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts is proud to present the Hospitality and Tourism Administration Program to you. Tourism HR Canada, a labour market intelligence organization, identifies that by 2030 the Canadian tourism industry is expected to climb to over $293 billion in goods and services revenue. Most importantly for graduates, they project that demand for labour in the sector will grow to 2.1 million jobs in Canada exposing a labour demand and skills shortage.

In this advanced diploma program students will learn the essential job skills and leadership skills needed to be successful in this vast industry. Graduates will be prepared with experience to work anywhere around the world and will be able to bring the Centennial College signature global citizenship philosophy to any community or organization for which they work.

From hospitality management to tourism planning and eldership development, graduates of this 3-year program will be prepared to make significant contributions to the global hospitality and tourism sector. With experiential learning opportunities in our new restaurant, event centre and hotel suites graduates will understand the demands and hard work needed to run a multi-faceted hospitality operation in one of the worlds most diverse tourism destinations - the great city of Toronto.

This program features an extensive 14-week field placement with one our industry partners either locally or internationally. Students will also graduate with important industry certifications such as Smart Serve, Safe Food Handlers and CPR, making graduates job ready.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-160/161 College Communication 1 Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
HTAP-101 Introduction to Computers Progress Campus
HTAP-103 Dimensions of Tourism Progress Campus
HTAP-151 Beverage, Bar & Dining Room Progress Campus
HTAP-157 Basic Food Safety Training, Smart Serve, First Aid/CPR Progress Campus
ICAM-105 Theory of Food I Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
CHTM-101 Introduction to Cultural and Heritage Tourism Progress Campus
COMM-170/171 College Communication 2 Progress Campus
HOTL-102 Rooms Operations I Progress Campus
HOTL-152 Human Resources Progress Campus
HTAP-102 Introduction to Hospitality Accounting Progress Campus
HTAP-154 Introduction to Hospitality Sales and Marketing Progress Campus
HTAP-154 Introduction to Hospitality Sales and Marketing Progress Campus
HTAP-201 Principles of Hospitality Management Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
HOTL-203 Hospitality Sales & Revenue Management Progress Campus
HOTL-205 Rooms Operations II Progress Campus
HTAP-100 Restaurant Operations Progress Campus
HTAP-304 Hospitality Risk Management Progress Campus
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
HOTL-307 Career & Social Leadership Progress Campus
HTAP-155 Presenting and Communicating Effectively Progress Campus
HTAP-301 Hospitality Financial Accounting Progress Campus
HTAP-302 Marketing Strategies Progress Campus
HTAP-303 Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Progress Campus
HTAP-323 Special Events Operations Progress Campus
TRAV-112 Wholesale Tour Operations Progress Campus
TRAV-204 Groups and Incentives Progress Campus
Semester 5
Course Code Course Title Location
HTAP-251 Career Capstone Progress Campus
HTAP-399 Hospitality and Tourism Field Placement Progress Campus
Semester 6
Course Code Course Title Location
CHTM-101 Introduction to Cultural and Heritage Tourism Progress Campus
CHTM-102 Responsible Tourism Progress Campus
CHTM-103 Ontario Cultural and Heritage Tourism Product Progress Campus
CHTM-207 Customer Relationship Management Progress Campus
HTAP-221 Meeting and Convention Management Progress Campus
HTAP-305 Hospitality and Tourism Entrepreneurship Progress Campus
HTAP-305 Hospitality and Tourism Entrepreneurship Progress Campus

Program Highlights

  • This program features exclusive experiential learning opportunities in our new state-of-the-art facilities including a restaurant, cafe, four operational hotel suites, culinary and bake labs. This hands-on learning experience will make graduates job ready.

Articulation Agreements

Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow students to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Our partners include:

  • Athabasca University, Alberta
  • Griffith University, Australia
  • University of Calgary, Alberta
  • University of Guelph, Ontario
  • University of New Brunswick, British Columbia
  • University of South Carolina, USA

Educational Partners

Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with select universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships will allow you to apply academic credit towards further study. You can speak to an academic advisor to discuss options available to you.


Please Note: The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body — not by Centennial College.  In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.

Career Outlook

  • Hotel and restaurant management
  • Sales and marketing coordination
  • Convention services coordination
  • Food and beverage coordination
  • Housekeeping management
  • Tourism operations Destination marketing

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or   take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission

Additional Requirements

  • For applicants who are currently attending high school in Ontario your midterm and final grades will be transmitted automatically to the college.

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to For more information go to Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,767.00 $991.80 $3,758.80
International $12,400.00 $2,186.80 $14,586.80