Hospitality Management

Canada's fast-growing tourism and hospitality industry have given rise to an increase in employment opportunities in these fields. Hotels, accommodation and food and beverage services are all growth areas of this industry in Canada and around the world.
 
Vancouver Career College's Hospitality Management program provides the training you need to enter this fast-paced industry. The program covers hospitality computer systems, staff management, housekeeping management, human resource management and front of house procedures. Students gain first-hand hospitality experience as part of a practicum.
 
In addition to their Hospitality Management Diploma, graduates of this program will be certified in BC Food Safe, Serving It Right, and an American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) Diploma.

Job Opportunities

  • Adventure Tourism and Recreation     
  • Tourism Services     
  • Food and Beverage Services     
  • Accommodations     
  • Travel and Trade     
  • Events and Conferences     
  • Transportation Attractions
“My career choice has made me realize that I am finally on the right path.” - Amber D., Vancouver Career College Graduate

Program Courses

Code Course description
B2060A Basic Accounting for the Hospitality Industry
Students will be introduced to basic fundamental accounting issues and procedures required in hotels, restaurants and clubs. Students will learn the responsibility of a hospitality property’s accounting department, advantages and drawbacks of various types of income statements, and the role of inventory in calculating profit.
CES4 Career & Employment Strategies
This course builds on the skills learned in the Student Success Strategies course. It provides information on how to use the communication skills learned in order to make a successful presentation to a prospective employer. Students also learn how to uncover the hidden job market and identify employment opportunities. Self-assessment during this course allows students to identify their personal skills that are transferable to the workplace and to describe these skills to a prospective employer. Students are videotaped during a mock interview and participate in the analysis of their performance in the “interview”.
B2120A Hospitality Facilities Management
Students will learn how to work effectively with facilities engineering and maintenance departments, including designing for food and beverage provisioning, telecommunications systems, and coordinating operations with renovation projects.
B2070A Food and Beverage Operations
Students will be introduced to all aspects of food and beverage operations and will examine the efficiency of planning, management and delivery of services by dining halls, coffee shops, caterers, clubs and room service operations.
B2020A Front Office Management
Students will understand, organize, perform and evaluate front office functions that are critical to the success of a hotel. Students will be trained on the importance of guest service, along with the many technical aspects of front office management.
B2030A Hospitality Computer Systems
Students will become familiar with the specialized computer applications used in the hospitality industry, with emphasis on reservations systems, property management systems, and food and beverage sector systems.
B2080A Hospitality Sales and Marketing
Students will be introduced to proven marketing strategies and examine how these strategies are successfully implemented in marketing the hospitality services of hotels, motels and resorts.
B2050A Hospitality Supervision
Students will examine the role of the supervisor in lodging and food service operations, and will learn staff supervision skills techniques. Specific techniques for effective communication, increasing productivity and controlling labour costs are covered.
B2040A Hotel/Motel Security Management
Students will be prepared to meet the vital issues facing today’s hospitality industry pertaining especially to security issues. Students will learn about proven strategies that protect both employees and guests.
B2010A Housekeeping Management
Students will gain a comprehensive overview of all aspects of housekeeping management including quality maintenance, staffing, planning, and technical considerations.
B2110A Human Resource Management
Students will learn the skills required by hospitality professionals in managing and retaining qualified employees. Some topics covered include: attracting and retaining productive employees, scheduling, training and job satisfaction, incorporating needs of people of different age groups and backgrounds, and handling labour relations and union issues.
B2164 Training and Development
This course is designed to teach students how to be excellent trainers who understand the role training plays in the organization, how to design it, and how to deliver it. Students will learn how to measure training as an investment in the organization.
HSP199 Practicum
This module is for course credits but has no grade. Students will be placed in actual work places related to their field of study and will be expected to act as a regular employee in order to gain the valuable real-world experience that so many employers seek. Students are encouraged to find their own work experience placement; however, once placed, continuation in that placement is mandatory.
SSS4 Student Success Strategies
Students will gain a better understanding of themselves through an exploration of their personal attributes, transferable skills and learning styles. This course will introduce techniques for time, conflict, and stress management and develop interpersonal communication skills. Fundamental study and motivation skills will be covered, preparing students to excel in their program of choice.
B2000A Hospitality Today
The student will gain the knowledge how the hospitality industry started and the able to evaluate the significance of the hospitality today .Training will include the importance of customer service, along with many soft skills aspects of the hospitality industry.
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