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					      Hospitality and Tourism Administration
          Program Opens Various Doors
Summary:       Hospitality and Tourism Administration at Centennial
College is     geared towards those students who wish to seek
employment     in Canada’s largest employment sector, which brings in
an excess of   $61 billion in revenue.

Did you know that under the umbrella of Hospitality and Tourism
Administration is an array of areas that include: hotel and restaurant
general management, human resources management, sales and
marketing management, convention services coordination, tour
coordination, food and beverage management, housekeeping
management and hotel financial management? What’s more is that at
Centennial College, you only have to attend one Hospitality and
Tourism Administration program to be eligible to apply for all these
areas upon graduation.

The offering at Centennial College takes three years to complete and
results in an Ontario College Advanced Diploma, which shows
employers a high standard of learning. Additionally, students who
study at the Tourism Administration program have the option of
continuing their education with articulated programs through selected
universities, institutes and professional associations. These educational
partnerships allow graduates to apply academic credit towards further
study. The hospitality 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 and more.

Priding itself on offering students a balance of theory and practical
application, Tourism and Hospitality Administration boasts both
classes as well as a 15-week field placement. Considered a standout
feature of this program, the work experience sees students working in
approved jobs within the Hospitality and Tourism Administration
Industry. Among the benefits of the placement are: the opportunity for
students to relate classroom theory to the practical world, while adding
another career educational dimension career preparation; better
understanding the dynamics of the industry; increasing knowledge of
industry practices and providing a competitive advantage of
experience in the job market.
Aside from this all-important practical experience, students attend
Hospitality and Tourism courses at the school’s Progress Campus
location.

As the base for all School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culture
programs, it includes a full service hospitality management centre, an
onsite conference centre and state-of-the-art computer labs. These
facilities allow students to encounter real life experiences, deal with
customers and see what it takes to run facilities similar to the ones in
the industry.

Additionally Hospitality and Tourism courses range from business
practices in marketing and human resources, to finance and industry
operations — as applied to the entire hospitality and tourism field.
Among specific courses are: Dimensions of Tourism, Beverage
Knowledge and Bartending, Sanitation, Safety and Hygiene; World
Geography for Tourism, Introduction to Hospitality Accounting,
Wholesale Tour Operations, Meeting and Convention Management,
Responsible Tourism and much more.

Applicants to this Hospitality and Tourism Administration undertaking
must possess at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma
(OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older).
They must also have the English Grade 12 C or U or equivalent, or
skills assessment.

Author Details: In this piece, which was written by Emma, she
describes the advantages of attending Centennial College’s
Hospitality and Tourism Administration program.

				
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