Tourism and Hospitality Diploma
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Ever wanted to run your own restaurant or be a travel guide? Looking for a way to get into the growing tourism and hospitality industry? A tourism and hospitality diploma from National College may be your passport to an entry level future into this industry.
The Tourism and Hospitality diploma program¹ will prepare you to work in a wide variety of careers in the tourism and hospitality industry. Careers such as travel agents, cruise specialists, airline reservation agents, airport gate agents, travel counselors, and hotel front desk agents, as well as opportunities in the food and beverage industry.
Through a blended curriculum of classroom lecture, hands-on labs, and an externship placement you can develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to build a solid foundation to start an exciting and rewarding career in the tourism and hospitality industry.
In addition to serving as a strong foundation for pursuing an associate’s degree in Business Administration Management, this diploma program is designed to give you the skills and techniques needed for entry-level employment as a tour coordinator, concierge, or an event planner.
See also our Tourism and Hospitality Associate’s Degree.
Your Learning Experience
As a student in National College’s tourism and hospitality diploma program you will be introduced to tourism and hospitality and engage with these topics through a number of different disciplines such as marketing, management and communication.
As a student in the tourism and hospitality program, you will gain:
- A fundamental understanding of the physical aspects of a hotel, restaurant or hospitality property including: front office, housekeeping and food service operations.
- An understanding of purchasing strategies and techniques.
- A working knowledge of marketing strategies to employ in the hospitality industry.
- Skills essential for effective communications with clients and vendors.
- A working knowledge in current systems and technologies used by airlines, hotels and travel agencies.
Externship opportunities are available to learn processes and practices in the real world environment where you can observe, learn and practice tourism and/or hospitality services in a local business setting.
National College promotes a progressive learning format, so as you earn your diploma in tourism and hospitality, you can immediately use your training to advance your career as you continue your education in high demand fields at the associate’s and bachelor’s degree levels – areas such as accounting, business management and office technology.
1While widely available, not all courses are available at all class times or offered every term. Check with a Student Services representative.
- Convenience and flexibility – With day and evening classes¹ you have the flexibility to work as you earn your degree.
- Personal attention – You’re not just a face in a crowd, our small class sizes allow for personal attention from instructors.
- Career professionals as instructors – With current and relevant curricula, you will learn from instructors with real-world field experience who will guide and mentor you.
- Career services – Our career services team starts to help you before you graduate with your resume, cover letters, interviewing techniques and how to search for great career opportunities.
- Alumni benefits – Our support doesn’t end at graduation, as an alumnus you will have access to our career services and refresher² courses available throughout your career.
¹While widely available, not all courses are available at all class times or offered every term. Check with a Student Services representative.
²Refresher training is tuition-free for qualified students. Additional costs such as lab fees, books and supplies are the responsibilities of the student. Retraining is limited to the program from which the student graduated and is subject to space available.
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