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.