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I enjoyed my time at Durham College because the learning environment was significantly smaller than other institutions I have attended. This allowe [...]

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Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management

Hospitality Management – Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism

Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management

Hospitality Management – Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism

Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management

Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management

Be a part of one of the fastest growing industry segments in the world. Hotels, resorts, restaurants, cruise ships, casinos, entertainment venues and conference centres are all benefiting from an increasing number of travellers from around the globe. Learn the essential operational skills and management techniques that employers value in this vibrant business. Explore the diverse career paths that are available to you, as you unleash your passion for customer service excellence, and profitable hospitality business operations. The world of accommodation, food and beverage, travel and tourism is yours to discover.

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Program Description

This program focuses on the management of hotel, restaurant and tourism enterprises and is designed to provide you with a thorough foundation of the professional skills required to begin a career in these sectors.

Given the hands-on nature of the hospitality industry, all courses are designed to provide you with active learning opportunities including labs for food and beverage preparation and service and front desk operations and numerous case studies and simulation exercises.

Built on three key themes, responsible business management; exemplary customer service; and an appreciation of eco-friendly hospitality management practices, each course will take you on an exploration of the various business aspects of the hospitality service industry including:

  • Catering
  • Customer service
  • Event planning
  • Financial and human resource management
  • Food service
  • Hotel operations
  • Marketing
  • Regional tourism

Teamwork, effective decision-making, critical thinking and leadership skills are explored in Year 1 and also emphasized throughout the second year of the program. You will also participate in a capstone course in Semester 4 designed to provide you with an opportunity to apply the skills you have acquired to the planning and implementation of a significant and complex hospitality event.

To develop a better affiliation with industry and further your skills, you will be encouraged to participate in a hospitality internship in the break between years 1 and 2. 

The Hospitality Management – Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism program is offered at the Whitby campus, home of the college’s new Centre for Food. This incredible new learning environment provides access to state-of-the-art labs, classrooms and meeting spaces all designed to offer you the best possible learning experience.

Students in this program will benefit from working and learning in Bistro ’67, a full-service, green-certified teaching and learning restaurant operated by staff and students.

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Admission Requirements

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Field to Fork

The field-to-fork concept is based on the harvesting, storage, processing, packaging, sale and consumption of food – in particular the production of local food for local consumers. Durham College has adopted this concept and applied it to a diverse range of programs that crossover traditional academic schools. To capitalize on classroom and lab equipment availability select courses may be offered at any of our locations including the Oshawa and Whitby campuses and the Centre for Food.

The curriculum, faculty expertise and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment required to implement this concept have been built into each program, providing students with unparalleled exposure to field to fork.

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Career Options

What you could be:

  • Banquet co-ordinator
  • Concierge
  • Duty manager
  • Food and beverage supervisor
  • Front office manager
  • Front office supervisor
  • Guest service representative
  • Housekeeping supervisor
  • Night auditor
  • Restaurant manager
  • Sales manager

Where you could work:

  • Conference centre
  • Cruise ship
  • Event/sport venue
  • Hotel
  • Gaming/casino
  • Golf course
  • Recreation services
  • Resort
  • Restaurant
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Tuition$2,983$12,754
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,141

$1,541
Program Incidental$875$875
Total Fees:$4,998$15,170

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Field Placement

Your learning experience will be complemented by an 80-hour field placement component, which will be completed in the fourth semester, in a hotel, restaurant, catering company, food service operation, golf course, tourism operation or other approved location.

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W. GARFIELD WESTON FOUNDATION AWARD

Students applying to this program may be eligible to apply for the W. Garfield Weston Foundation Award. Qualified recipients of the award will receive $5,000 per year, for up to two years, including $1,500 for tuition and $3,500 for other expenses such as travel, food, books, tools and supplies. For more information, please visit the award page.

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PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: HROM
  • Program length: Four semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Diploma
  • Location: Whitby
  • School: Centre for Food
  • Domestic tuition: $2,983 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2018
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2017
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