Hospitality and Tourism Administration

Program Details

  • Program Code:1805
  • School:School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts
  • Credential:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:3 years/ 6 semesters

Program Availability

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Domestic Availability
International Availability

Program Overview

Program Overview

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Centennial College's Hospitality and Tourism Administration program will prepare you for an industry that Tourism HR Canada projects will grow to 2.1 million jobs, exposing a labour and skills shortage in more than 400 job types in accommodation, food and beverage, transportation, entertainment and travel services. Ontario visitor spending in 2019, meanwhile, is projected to surpass $31 billion, supporting 188,000 businesses and 391,000 jobs.

In addition to that, tourism employs one in 10 people, generates 10 percent of global gross domestic product and is one of the fastest growing global industries. Canada even broke records for numbers of visitors in 2017 and 2018. 

As the only three-year advanced diploma in hospitality and tourism in Ontario, since 1970 the program has seen its graduates become global industry leaders in diverse careers, from event experts and tour operators to destination marketers and hotel general managers. Many graduates also continue their education through enhanced mobility to leading universities.

Curriculum will uniquely combine in-depth, holistic academic study with hands-on experiential learning, culminating in a 14-week work-integrated learning experience. You'll also graduate work-ready with important industry certifications such as Smart Serve, Safe Food Handlers, TICO Travel Counsellor Certification and CPR.

By combining and building on the best and most innovative hospitality and tourism education, this advanced diploma will help you enter the industry with technical skills, industry-specific knowledge and business acumen to embark on an unlimited and accelerated journey of career success in global hospitality and tourism.

Please note: If you're an international student, you won't be eligible for your post-graduation work permit if you take a semester off from your learning. Always talk to your student advisor before planning your time with Centennial College. 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

This program will include an innovative industry training and awareness certification, It’s Your Shift. The certification will equip you with crucial knowledge and provide current resources focused on sexual harassment prevention and safe practices for intervention as a frontline worker or manager. It will support you, as you enter the hospitality industry, to become a leader for the prevention of sexual harassment and contribute to the evolution of safe and welcoming work environments.

Tourism HR Canada's SMART accreditation

Tourism HR Canada has honoured Hospitality – Hotel Operations Management two-year diploma program and Hospitality and Tourism Administration three-year advanced diploma program with its 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 the SMART accreditation — and the only one to have two programs recognized for demonstrating tourism-related programming that exceeds industry standards.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Companies Offering Jobs

  • Accommodations
  • Food and beverage 
  • Attractions and entertainment industries
  • Transportation services
  • Travel services
  • Economic and destination development 
  • Festival and events
  • Sales and marketing

Program Highlights

  • Experiential learning in our new state-of-the-art facilities including a restaurant, event centre and guest rooms.
  • Access to passionate industry experienced instructors with innovative learning opportunities such as applied research and international experiences.
  • SMART+ certified curriculum features job-ready certifications and content inspired by the input of an engaged advisory group of industry leaders.
  • Advanced level academic and hands on study increases the breadth and depth of future employment opportunities and advanced study opportunities.

Articulation Agreements

The Hospitality and Tourism Administration program, as the only three-year advanced diploma in Hospitality and Tourism in Ontario, has an extensive history of graduates continuing on to continued study at leading education institutions around the world. Be it continuing their education with an advanced start at a local university such as Ryerson or a new international opportunity, qualified graduates may able to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College at institutions both in Canada and around the world. Examples include:

  • Royal Roads University, Vancouver 
  • University of Guelph, Ontario
  • 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
  • Vancouver Island University - Vancouver Island

Please note that each partnership has a specific criteria including minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits. You can speak to an academic advisor to discuss options available to you.

Career Outlook

  • Hotel general management
  • Hotel sales and marketing
  • Hotel operations
  • Hotel front desk
  • Food and Beverage management
  • Meeting and Events coordinator
  • Groups and Incentive specialist
  • Conference and Meetings providers
  • Inbound and outbound tour operators
  • Inbound tour sales
  • organizing and operations
  • Outbound tour sales
  • organizing and operations
  • Retail travel sales and counselling
  • Tourism associations
  • Government economic development
  • Marketing

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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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

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

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 Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2019.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $1,439.11 $4,160.11
International $14,502.50 $1,948.11 $16,450.61

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