2 years | undergraduate Diploma


Available in • January • May • September


Tourism is a flourishing industry that benefits millions of people around the world. Not only does it provide life-changing services to consumers, this industry employs over a million people in Canada alone. No matter if you are seeking to work at luxury resorts, or even managing your own events and conferences, the pursuit of a tourism qualification will allow yourself to enter an exciting and worthwhile career.


Learn how to plan effective and sustainable operations in tourism organisations.


Grasp a large variety of management principles to best serve customers and collaborate with your peers.


Discover how to use sale and service tactics to create a memorable experience for customers around the world.
  • Program Overview
  • Career Opportunities
  • Course List
  • Tuition Fees
  • Admission Requirements

This two-year undergraduate program will provide you with the opportunity to excel in the vibrant, rewarding and highly mobile tourism and hospitality industries. The skills you acquire in this program reflect employer needs and will help ensure that you are ready for the dynamic work environment. Art and cultural tourism, hospitality and tourism law, sport tourism, special events planning and management, eco and adventure tourism, and historical tourism are but a few of the many subject areas that you will explore.

Students will learn how to plan and manage operations in an effective and sustainable manner. Through learning about the many aspects of the global tourism industry and mastering different techniques in sales, services and operations, successful graduates from this program will be prepared to provide excellent customer service and meet the demanding expectations required.

Once students receive their St. Lawrence College Certificate, they are eligible to apply for their Post Graduate Work Permit.

The Tourism program content prepares students for employment in a variety of roles in this growing industry. Graduates will find challenging employment as:

    • Restaurant Manager
    • Hotel Manager
    • Casino Manager
    • Customer Service Representative
    • Travel Agent
    • Travel Guide
    • Event Planner
Semester 1

COMM 18 Applied Communications 
HOTE 10 Marketing
HOTE 21 Principles of Customer Service
HOTE 30 Introduction to Tourism
HOTE 63 Accounting
HOTE 65 Menu Management for Hospitality & Tourism Facilities
General Education Elective (1)

Semester 2

FINA 69 Financial Management 
HOTE 13 Sales
HOTE 22 Ethics and Principled Negotiation
HOTE 56 Law
HUMA 68 Human Resource Management
General Education Elective (1)

Semester 3

HOTE 2 Independent/Group Tour Packaging and Operations
HOTE 5 Historical Tourism Site Management
HOTE 8 Geographical Destinations
HOTE 9 Intercultural Communications with Global Perspectives
HOTE 20 Culinary Tourism
HOTE 24 Arts and Cultural Tourism
General Education Elective (1)

Semester 4

HOTE 1 Community Tourism Development
HOTE 3 Conference, Event & Festival Planning
HOTE 4 Adventure & Ecotourism
HOTE 6 Casino Operations Management
HOTE 7 Sport Tourism

The tuition fees already include health insurance for the student for the length of the program.

First Semester: $7535 / Semester

Second Semester: $7535 / Semester

Third Semester: $7535 / Semester

Fourth Semester: $7535 / Semester

Tuition Fees for the whole program: $30140

* Tuition fees are subject to change.

Students must have the following academic requirements to be eligible:

    • Secondary School Diploma or mature student status;
    • Completion of Grade 11 Math and Grade 12 English or equivalents;

Applicants from non-English speaking countries must achieve the minimum requirements of:

  • Overseas applications from China, India, Vietnam and the Philippines (SDS): Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 issued in past 24 months
  • All other applicants: Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 issued in past 24 months

Students can also satisfy the English language proficiency requirement by successfully completing the ESL/EAP program offered at Alpha International Academy. Please visit the ESL/EAP Program information page for further information. For a complete list of the accepted English proficiency tests and SLC partnered ESL Pathway programs please visit St. Lawrence's proof of proficiency list