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.

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


COMM 18Applied Communications

HOTE 10 – Marketing

HOTE 21 - Principles of Customer Service

HOTE 30Introduction to Tourism

HOTE 63 – Accounting

HOTE 66 - Food & Beverage Management

General Education Elective 1


HOTE 93 – Computers  

HOTE 13 – Sales

HOTE 22 - Ethics & Principled Negotiations

HOTE 56 - Hospitality and Tourism Law

HUMA 68Human Resource Management

HUMA 1078 Accommodation Management & Sustainability

General Education Elective 2


HOTE 3 – Event Planning

HOTE 6 – Casino Operations Management

HOTE 8Geographical Destinations

HOTE 9 - Intercultural Communications with Global Perspectives

HOTE 20 - Culinary Tourism


HOTE 1Community Tourism Development

HOTE 2 – Tour Packaging and Operations

HOTE 4 - Adventure & Ecotourism

HOTE 24 – Heritage, Arts and Culture Tourism

HOTE 7 - Sport Tourism

GENE 60 - Topics / Contemporary Workplace

*Courses are subject to change

The tuition and fees include tuition, compulsory ancillary (like health insurance), and international student recovery fees for each semester.

FALL 2023 - SPRING 2024

First Semester: $8,590

Second semester: $8,465 

Third semester: $8,465

Fourth semester: $8,465

* 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 10 Math and Grade 12 English or equivalents;

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

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

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

Admissions open for the Winter intake

Last seats available

January 2024

Start date January

Programs available:

Reminder: Monday, October 9th, is the Thanks Giving Holiday and Alpha College will be closed.