Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
Centennial College's Hospitality and Tourism Administration program prepares you for an industry that Tourism HR Canada identifies as climbing to more than $293 billion in goods and services revenue by 2030. Most importantly for Hospitality and Tourism Administration program graduates, Tourism HR Canada projects 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, you will learn the essential job and leadership skills needed to be successful in this vast industry. With experiential learning opportunities in a new on-campus restaurant, event centre and hotel suites, you will come to understand the demands and hard work needed to run a multi-faceted hospitality operation in one of the world's most diverse tourism destinations, the great city of Toronto.
To round out training, this program also features a comprehensive 14-week field placement with one of our industry partners, either locally or internationally.
In addition to your advanced diploma, you will graduate with important industry certifications such as Smart Serve, Safe Food Handlers and CPR, making you truly job ready.
From hospitality management to tourism planning and leadership development, you will be prepared to make significant contributions to the global hospitality and tourism sector. You will have the experience to work anywhere in the world and will be able to bring the Centennial College signature global citizenship philosophy to any community or organization for which you work.
- Because this Hospitality and Tourism program features exclusive experiential learning opportunities in new state-of-the-art facilities, including a restaurant, cafe, four operational hotel suites, culinary and bake labs, you graduate with hands-on experience.
- The program ensures you gain the skills that employers are seeking today.
- The instructors who lead the courses are industry professionals.
Are you an international student?
If so, please note that you will not be eligible for your post-graduation work permit if you take a semester off from your learning. Always talk to our Student Advisor before planning your time with us. We want you to enjoy your entire experience and are here to help you with your learning journey.
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.
The SMART Accreditation Program
Centennial's Hospitality – Hotel Operations Management two-year diploma program and Hospitality and Tourism Administration three-year advanced diploma program have been honoured with the organization's SMART + Premium status, which means the programs exceed basic tourism industry standards. Centennial College is among the first colleges and universities in Canada to receive Tourism HR Canada's SMART accreditation –and the only one to have two programs recognized for demonstrating tourism-related programming that exceeds industry standards.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|COMM-170/171||College Communication 2|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
|HOTL-102||Rooms Operations I|
|HOTL-154||Introduction to Hospitality Operations|
|HTAP-102||Introduction to Hospitality Accounting|
|HTAP-154||Introduction to Hospitality Sales and Marketing|
|HTAP-201||Principles of Hospitality Management|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|GNED-500||Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action|
|HOTL-203||Hospitality Sales and Revenue Management|
|HOTL-205||Rooms Operations II|
|HOTL-206||Principles of Food, Beverage and Labour Cost Controls|
|TRAV-201||Customer Service and Client Communications|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow you to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Our partners include:
- Glion Swiss Hospitality Management School - Switzerland
- IMI International Management Institute - Switzerland
- Les Roches International School of Hotel Management - Switzerland
- Les Roches International School of Hotel Management- Spain
- Royal Roads University - Vancouver
- University of Guelph, Ontario
- *Vancouver Island University - Vancouver Island
*Vancouver Island University: This program articulates directly to the Bachelor of Hospitality Management program at Vancouver Island University, allowing you to also complete a degree in an additional 2 years. //www2.viu.ca/calendar/Business/bachelorhospitality.asp
You can speak to an academic advisor to discuss options available to you.
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.
- Hotel and Restaurant Manager
- Sales and Marketing Coordinator
- Convention Services Coordinator
- Food and Beverage Coordinator
- Housekeeping Manager
- Tourism Operator
- Destination Marketer
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- 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
- Applicants who are currently attending high school in Ontario: Your midterm and final grades will be transmitted automatically to the College.
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
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 Ontariocolleges.ca. 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 Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca 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 Ontariocolleges.ca.
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 Ontariocolleges.ca.
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 Ontariocolleges.ca 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 my.centennialcollege.ca.
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.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Incidental Fees||Total|