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Hospitality and Tourism Administration Offers Various Career Options

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									 Hospitality and Tourism Administration Offers
             Various Career Options
Summary: Hospitality and Tourism Administration at Centennial
College gives students a comprehensive understanding of Canada’s
large inbound tourism industry.

Did you know that just by attending one Hospitality and Tourism
Administration offering, you will be able to obtain jobs in areas as wide
ranging as: hotel and restaurant general management, human
resources management, sales and marketing management, convention
services coordination and tour coordination, food and beverage
management, housekeeping management and hotel financial
management?

Additionally by attending this offering at Centennial College, students
may be hired by reputable organizations such as Delta Hotels &
Resorts, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts,
InterContinental Hotel Group and more. As such, in just three years,
students enter a tourism industry that boasts revenue in excess of
$61.4-billion from 60,000 different companies that employ more than
1.66-million Canadians coast-to-coast.

However, these aren’t the only options allotted to Centennial College
Tourism and Hospitality Administration in Toronto students. Qualified
graduates who have an interest in pursuing further education may so
do through articulated programs with selected universities, institutes
and professional associations. These partnerships allow graduates to
apply academic credit towards further study. The Hospitality and
Tourism Administration’s partners are: Athabasca University,
International Hotel Management Institute (Switzerland), Ryerson
University, Southern New Hampshire University (U.S.A.), University of
Calgary, University of New Brunswick, Vancouver Island University,
University of Guelph and more.

The basis of this Hospitality and Tourism Administration offering is to
prepare students for the wide range of careers already mentioned. As
such, students come to master a full range of business practices as
they apply to the Hospitality and Tourism Administration field. These
topics include marketing, human resources, finance and industry
operations and are taught through a combination of theoretical
lectures and hands-on practice at a full service hospitality
management centre, an onsite conference centre and state-of-the-art
computer labs. These facilities at located at the centrally located
Ashtonbee Campus and allow students to learn by experiencing real
life situations. Specific courses within the Hospitality and Tourism
Administration program include: Theory of Food, Sanitation, Safety
and Hygiene; Customer Relationship Management, Ontario Cultural &
Heritage Tourism Product, Professional Communication and Report
Writing for Hospitality Students, Groups and Incentives, Responsible
Tourism, Hospitality & Tourism Law & Security; and more.

The combination of lectures and practical application during the
Hospitality and Tourism Administration program prepares students for
their four-day-per-week, 15-week field placement. This individualized
industry internship is designed to provide a practical foundation for
students’ careers while allowing them to network and gain new
knowledge from the seasoned professionals with whom they work.

To apply for this Hospitality and Tourism Administration program,
applicants must have completed an Ontario Secondary School Diploma
(OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older).
They must also have obtained the English Grade 12 C or U or
equivalent, or skills assessment.

Author Details: Klaudia is the author of this article about the
Hospitality and Tourism Administration program at Centennial College
whose credential allows grads to work in sales and marketing
management, human resources management and much more.

								
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