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.
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:
COMM 18 - Applied Communications
HOTE 10 – Marketing
HOTE 21 - Principles of Customer Service
HOTE 30 - Introduction to Tourism
HOTE 63 – Accounting
HOTE 66 - Food & Beverage Management
General Education Elective 1
FINA 69 - Financial Management
HOTE 13 – Sales
HOTE 22 - Ethics & Principled Negotiations
HOTE 56 - Hospitality and Tourism Law
HUMA 68 - Human Resource Management
HUMA 1078 Accommodation Management & Sustainability
General Education Elective 2
HOTE 2 - 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 - Heritage, Arts & Cultural Tourism
HOTE 1 - Community Tourism Development
HOTE 3 - Event Planning
HOTE 4 - Adventure & Ecotourism
HOTE 6 - Casino Operations Management
HOTE 7 - Sport Tourism
GENE 60 - Topics / Contemporary Workplace
*Courses are subject to change
The tuition fees already include health insurance for the student for the length of the program.
First Semester: $7,850 / Semester
Second semester: $7,760 / Semester
Third semester: $7,760 / Semester
Fourth semester: $7,760 / Semester
Tuition fees for the whole program: $31,130
* Tuition fees are subject to change.
Students must have the following academic requirements to be eligible:
Applicants from non-English speaking countries must achieve the minimum requirements of:
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.
In response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant, Alpha College campus will be closed and in-campus services will not be available until January 28th.