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Tourism Management Diploma

The world of tourism requires talented and passionate individuals with a broad understanding of the complex, interdisciplinary nature of the industry and its ability to thrive within communities and the global marketplace. The Tourism Management Diploma provides students with an overview of the tourism industry along with management skills for this diverse and integrated industry The program includes courses that address tourism and business management functions as well as providing opportunities to network and build connections within the sector. An integral part of the program is a co-op, as well as a faculty-supervised tourism sector study course, which will allow students to engage in experiential learning within the tourism community. Core themes include tourism and hospitality operations, sustainability, service management, marketing, and industry diversity. Upon graduation, students are well-suited for supervisory or front-line management positions in tourism and hospitality.

Admission Requirements

Regular Applicants

  • B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  • Students graduating from secondary school in or prior to 2012: Principles of Mathematics 11, or an equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course; or a minimum grade of 70% in Introductory Mathematics 11; or a minimum grade of 60% in Applications of Mathematics 11.
    Students entering Grade 10 in or after 2010 and/or completing the new mathematics curriculum: A minimum of 60% in one of Pre-calculus Grade 11, Foundations of Mathematics Grade 11, or Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics Grade 11, Workplace Mathematics 11, or the equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course.
  • English 12 with minimum 60% or alternatives.

Senior secondary students who enter the Tourism Management Diploma program with a minimum grade of 73% in Accounting 12 may receive credit for TOUR 115.

Senior secondary students who enter the Tourism Management Diploma program and who have completed and passed both Entrepreneurship 11 and Marketing 11 may receive credit for BUAD 116 (or TOUR 130 as courses are equivalent).

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants are at least 19 years of age and have been out of full-time senior secondary study for at least one year. Senior secondary graduation will be waived for mature applicants. Mature applicants without English 12 can write the LPI and must receive a minimum score of level 4. Mature applicants without Mathematics 11 can take the mathematics diagnostic test, administered by Okanagan College. A minimum score of 16/25 is required.

Qualifying Status

Applicants who ultimately fail to satisfy the specific English and/or math entrance requirements may be granted admission to and be allowed to remain enrolled in the Tourism Management Diploma program as qualifying students subject to the availability of space after the admission and registration of qualified applicants. Qualifying students may concurrently register in a maximum of three first-year business or tourism courses, any three for which they satisfy the prerequisites. Qualifying first-year tourism management students will not be considered to be continuing students and will, therefore, be allowed to continue in the program after the qualifying year only if all outstanding course entrance requirements have been successfully completed.

Program Outline

Year 1
Fall Term
TOUR 105 Introduction to Tourism
TOUR 130 Tourism Marketing
BUAD 123 Management Principles
BUAD 128 Computer Applications I
CMNS 112 Professional Writing I
Winter Term
BUAD 200 Digital Marketing
BUAD 176 Professional Sales
TOUR 220 Hotel Management
TOUR 115 Accounting for Tourism
Summer Term
BUAD 101 - Co-op work term
TOUR 200 Tourism Sector Study
Year 2
Fall Term
TOUR 209 Tourism Law
TOUR 215 Restaurant Management
TOUR 240 Service Design for Tourism
BUAD 269 Human Resources Management
Winter Term
TOUR 225 Emerging Trends in Destination Management
TOUR 245 Tourism for SME
BUAD 262 Organizational Behaviour
Plus 2 of:
TOUR 230 Wine and Culinary Tourism
TOUR 235 Rural and Agri-Tourism Development
TOUR 250 Eco & Adventure Tourism
TOUR 299 Conventions Management
VITT 125 Introduction to Viticulture and Wine
BUAD 227 Selected Topics: Tourism and Hospitality
Electives in Revelstoke are TOUR 250 (Fall) and TOUR 235 (Winter)

Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of the prescribed and elective courses as listed in the program outline with a minimum graduating grade average of 60%. Students are also required to successfully complete a co-op work term.

Program Area:

Food, Wine & Tourism

Campus (Intake):

  • Revelstoke (Sep)




  • Full-Time


2021-22: $5,969.56

  • Fees listed are for ten courses (30 credits) which is half the program. Depending on the campus of study and the courses selected fees may vary. 
  • Fees include all mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee, Development fee but exclude co-op fees.
  • All amounts are approximate and are subject to change.
  • International students will pay International tuition fees. International tuition and fees are approximately $29,500 for the entire program.


This program is student loan eligible.

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