The Tourism Management Diploma provides students with the opportunity to embark on a career in the tourism sector. The program includes courses which cover core tourism and business management functions as well as providing opportunities for students to network and build connections within the sector. An integral part of the program is a six credit faculty supervised tourism sector study course which will allow students to engage in experiential learning in the sector. Students will also complete a tourism co-op work term as part of the program. Students will have the opportunity to pursue a number of elective courses in wine and culinary tourism, hotel, restaurant, human resources, and conventions management. Upon graduation, students will be ideally suited for supervisory or front-line management positions in tourism.
Senior secondary students who enter the Tourism Management Diploma program with a minimum grade of 73% in Accounting 12 may receive credit for BUAD 111.
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 crosslisted).
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.
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.
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.
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