"This program helps students prepare not only for jobs in the hospitality and tourism industry, but for management positions. All the teachers are knowledgeable and always willing to help the students. It is a great experience for people looking to get into the industry."

Marvin Deitzer - Hospitality and Tourism Management Graduate

Program Description

Whether you decide to work abroad or remain close to home the skills you acquire in the Hospitality and Tourism Management program will prepare you with a solid management focused education allowing you to be employable in many businesses around the world. This new UNIQUE 15 month accelerated diploma program requires students to complete work experience components along with an applied management residency.

Students will learn in state-of-the-art facilities like our new Olds College Brewery, the new Pomeroy Inns & Suites, and Thompson Tap Room all located on our remarkable campus. By leveraging our relationships with industry associations, professional organizations, and tourism operators, students will experience a diverse range of facilities and services focusing on real-life learning. From leisure, tourism, sporting events, and recreation operations, to mixology, culinary theory and everything in between, students will be immersed in applied learning.

With a true entrepreneurial spirit and learner-driven attitude, Hospitality and Tourism Management students are positioned to thrive in the global business environment.

This data comes from our academic database and is for the most current academic year.

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Special events presented by our students!

Olds College Hospitality & Tourism Management students present top quality dining and entertainment! To see what they have done in the past check out our Student Gallery.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must have:

  • 50% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2
  • 50% or better in Math 20-1 or 20-2

 Areas of Career Opportunities

  • Special Events
  • Food and Beverage
  • Travel Counselling
  • Wine Industry
  • Food Tourism
  • Cruise Ships
  • Hospitality Human Resources
  • Tour Operations
  • Sport and Adventure Tourism
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Golf Operations
  • Sales and Conference Services

Career Coach

Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.

Career Coach: Hospitality & Tourism Management Diploma

 

Alternate Admissions Status

Alternate Admission Status applies if you do not meet the Alberta high school requirements of the program to which you are applying, or if you received your high school education through home based learning. Alternate Admission Status students may be required to meet specific program admission requirements. To apply under this status, you must submit a transcript(s) showing any completed high school and post-secondary courses, a letter in support of your application outlining aspects of your background and experience that might have prepared you for the program and a resume of work experience. Documents such as letters of reference from previous educators or employers, and/or a portfolio of related academic/project work may be included with your application.

Nicole Hopkins
Admissions Officer

Phone: (403) 507-7711
Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537
Email: hospitality@oldscollege.ca 
Location: Bell e-Learning Centre

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Still have questions? Ask Us. Or take advantage of our many opportunities to come for a campus visit. Register online or contact our Campus Visit Coordinator, or check out our VIRTUAL TOUR.