Tourism - Travel | St. Clair College
Program Code: B826
Status: Open
Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
Starts: September

Temporary Delivery Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Fall 2020 Program/Course Delivery

Contact:
Debbie LaSelva
519-972-2727 ext. 4588

Program Overview

If you are interested in a career as an airline/tour reservationist, flight attendant, cruise ship employee, tour guide, tour manager, event planner, travel counselor, hotel/ resort concierge, or any other facet of the tourism industry, this program is for you! This program will help develop skills employers are looking for in a new employee, such as communication, teamwork, computer, and customer service skills. Graduates are prepared to begin entry-level positions in a number of the travel industry sectors.

Program Highlights

  • Students have the opportunity to gain valuable experience and school credits while living, working, and attending classes at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
  • Graduates have the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Travel and Tourism Management in Ireland by completing 2 semesters abroad.
  • Optional yearly field trip abroad (past trips include Mexico, Caribbean, Cruises, Europe).
  • Previous mid-semester work placement locations have included Western and Eastern Canada, Europe, Thailand, South Africa, Costa Rica, Australia, and India, among others.
  • Student Work Experience Program recruitment opportunities exist with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts located in Western Canada.
  • Tourism Photography gives students the opportunity to create travel brochures using their own photographs.
  • TICO exam administered as part of the program.

Career Opportunities

Tourism is one of the largest economic generators worldwide; employment opportunities are endless. Whether you are changing careers or looking for a new job, tourism and travel will offer you a world of possibilities. After completing the two-year program, graduate job opportunities exist with airlines, airports, attractions, car rental companies, convention and meeting centres, cruise lines, government tourism offices, hotels and resorts, online travel providers, rail lines, travel agencies, tour operators and visitor information centres, among others. Tourism and Travel students can work and earn credits through the Disney College Program and the Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Student Work Experience Program.

Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
TOR109
Introduction To Tourism
3
TOR114
Destinations I
3
TOR113
Professional Travel Presentations
3
TOR115
Tourism Service Excellence
2
TOR212
Communications In Tourism
3
TOR117
Essential Computer Skills And Reporting
3
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
TOR218
Professional Development & Career Planning
2
TOR242
Destinations II
2
TOR319
Resorts & Leisure Travel
3
TOR203
Tourism Finance
2
TOR325
Information Technology In Tourism & Hospitality
2
TOR118G
Cultural Diversity In Travel
3
TOR213
Hotel Foundations
3
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
TOR500
Work Practicum
14
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
TOR333
Destinations III
3
TOR308
Tourism Photography
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
TOR409
Event Management
2
TOR425
Professional Tour Guiding
3
TOR428
Social Media And Marketing For Tourism
3
Semester 5
Code Title Credits
TOR501
Outdoor Adventure And Awareness Travel
4
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
TOR442
Destinations IV
2
TOR404
International Tourism And Hospitality
3
TOR419
Cultural Heritage Tourism
3
TOR145
Cruise Specialty
2
Choose one of:
TOR502
Skillful Sales
2
TOR143
Sabre Part II
2

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2020-2021 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Tourism - Travel ( Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 53205)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Ensure customer satisfaction by providing tourism services in a professional manner, both individually and as part of a team.
  2. Sell and promote tourism products and services proactively.
  3. Apply a knowledge of the various tourism industry sectors and their necessary interaction, both with each other and with government and other regulating bodies, in the provision of tourism products and services.
  4. Perform effectively, both individually and as part of a team, in the reservations function of a tourism organization.
  5. Prepare and issue accurately routine tickets and other travel documentation to clients.
  6. Access and appropriately disseminate accurate and detailed product knowledge and destination information.
  7. Apply clerical and organizational skills to facilitate the completion of administrative tasks.
  8. Apply bookkeeping and basic financial knowledge and skills, including cost control techniques, to the operation of a tourism organization.
  9. Develop ongoing personal professional development strategies and plans to enhance industry knowledge and leadership skills for tourism industry sectors.

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