Diploma in Fundamentals of Hospitality and Tourism Co-op
This two-year Diploma in Fundamentals of Hospitality and Tourism Co-op program will provide you with the skills needed to pursue an entry-level qualification in the field of hospitality and tourism management.
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This two-year Co-op diploma will provide you with specialist knowledge, soft skills, and all the ins and outs of hospitality and tourism management. Learn what it takes to be customer-driven with a five-star service approach while grasping fundamental skills in food hygiene and safety, accounting, and basic marketing concepts.
The program prepares students to be job-ready with real-world experience for a world-class hospitality and tourism career.
- Gain specialist knowledge within all areas of hospitality and tourism from a national and international perspective
- Realize the meaning of providing a five-star service in order to satisfy the needs of customers
- Learn basic marketing concepts and terms as well as aspects of food hygiene and safety.
- Practice hard and soft that are valued by all industries, no matter what role you’re in. You will also learn about the varied terminology for this industry
- Discover financial knowledge in order to successfully analyze and interpret financial records for account keeping
- Navigate job hunting and interviewing and uncover the importance of professional conduct
- Strengthen your resume with Canadian work experience
- Start at TSoM with IELTS 4.5 and improve your business communication skills
- Co-op placement
- Worker Health and Safety
- Awareness Certificate
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
- Food Handlers Certificate
- Smart Serve Certificate
- First Aid Certificate
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The co-op term provides you with an opportunity to integrate academic studies with related employment experience. We have a co-op placement policy* in the field of studies.
The co-op work experience could include positions in the following areas:
- Event Coordinator
- Marketing Assistant
- Front Desk Officer
- Guest Relations Officer
- Customer Service Representative
- Food and Beverage Server
You will have at least 630 guided learning hours, followed by 600 practicum hours in an established hospitality establishment in Canada.
Your work placement will help you apply the theories you learn to practical business situations and we will help you secure your work placement by sending you for interviews.
The modules include:
1. Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
The aim of this module is to provide an understanding of the nature of hospitality and its products from a local and international perspective. You will get a holistic understanding of the industry, including the impacts of hospitality on destination economies, communities and fragile environments. You will be expected to take a critical perspective on the effects of hospitality on your own country and consider how hospitality can have a strategic developmental function.
2. Food and Safety Management
The aim of this module is to provide you with the understanding of workplace safety, food handling, responsible alcohol serving, hazardous materials and first aid. Upon completion of this module, you will be awarded with the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Food Handlers Certificate, Smart Serve Certificate and First Aid Certificate.
3. Academic & Professional Enhancement Skills in Hospitality and Tourism
The aim of this module is to provide you with basic knowledge on how to present yourself within the Canadian business environment in an appropriate manner. In addition, this module will provide you with a good foundation of soft skills that are required to be successful in the modern business world.
4. Introduction to Customer Service
The aim of this module is to introduce you to what customer service is and how to provide a quality product or service that satisfies the needs/wants of a customer. It also emphasizes the effective communication skills in customer relations and services. You will learn to deal with various customer-related situations, which is also an integral part of tourism and hospitality studies.
5. Accounting Fundamentals for Hospitality and Tourism
The aim of this module is to provide you with a knowledge of fundamental accounting in the hospitality and tourism sector. The aim of this module is to provide you with knowledge of fundamental accounting in the hospitality and tourism sector. You’ll also get to grips with critical industry Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and learn how they’re calculated.
6. Introduction to Marketing in Hospitality and Tourism
The aim of this module is to provide you with an understanding of the fundamental marketing concepts and their implications in hospitality and tourism. This module will facilitate the understanding of the marketing contexts in a better manner in order to help achieve the organizations’ goals and objectives.
7. Job Search Placement
8. Work Placement
Upon program completion, you will be required to complete 600 hours of work placement in a suitable business environment. Appropriate business sectors for a placement include hotels, restaurants, clubs and resorts.
Work activities will vary depending on the placement, but the key responsibilities include being supervised at all times, observing all workplace and school safety and security procedures, dressing appropriately, interacting professionally with staff, learning about the work environment, and participating in the daily routine as required by the employer.
A work placement has been incorporated so you can put into practice the theoretical components of the program in practical learning situations and apply your skills to facilitate business operations. We will help you secure your work placement by sending you for interviews. Upon completion of your practicum, you are required to submit your placement report and an evaluation form will be completed by your supervisor for you to successfully graduate.
For non-native English speakers:
- Successful completion of TSoM EAP Level 2 or
- Have the required IELTS 4.5 score or equivalent or
- Pass the TSoM English Assessment (Written onsite or online with exam proctor)
For more information on English language requirements, please see English Proficiency page
Computer Use Expectation
In order to successfully progress through your studies at Toronto School of Management (TSoM), it is recommended that you have access to a personal computer or laptop. TSoM offers access to computer labs on campus, but availability cannot be guaranteed and some program software may not be available on all open access computers.
You must successfully complete all eight modules to be awarded the TSoM Diploma in Fundamentals of Hospitality and Tourism Co-op.
The assessment of each module consists of:
- Individual assignment or class test: 50%
- Final exam: 50%
If you do not pass the module, you can re-take the module when it is offered next and by paying a retake fee.
|Letter Grade||Percentage||Grade Point|
|A+||90 – 100||4.33|
|A||85 – 89||4.0|
|A-||80 – 84||3.67|
|B+||77 – 79||3.33|
|B||73 – 76||3.0|
|B-||70 – 72||2.67|
|C+||67 – 69||2.33|
|C||63 – 66||2.0|
|C-||60 – 62||1.67|
|F||0 – 59||0|
Upon completion of this program, you will be awarded a TSoM Diploma in Fundamentals of Hospitality and Tourism Co-op.
Graduates of this diploma can consider career opportunities under NOC 6525 which includes positions such as:
- Guest service agent
- Reservation clerk
- Room clerk
- Assistant server
- Travel counsellor
- Travel information agent
- Visitor information counsellor
- Banquet server
- Food and beverage server
- Front desk agent
- Bell desk attendant
- Customer service representative
- Corporate travel consultant – trainee
- Tourism and hospitality social media coordinator
- Event personnel
- Jr. tour guide
- Visitors center officer
Jazheel, our student in the Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management Co-op program from the Philippines, tells us why she chose to study at TSoM and provides us with tips for aspiring international students.
May MalihanAs a young professional, May wanted to expand her horizons and to have a formal education in Hospitality and Tourism. She chose TSoM after learning about its accolade as the Best Hospitality and Tourism Post-Secondary Education Institution in Ontario last 2020.
Nathaly CuadrosNathaly spent most of her life in Spain and there she studied at a university and acquired a bachelor’s degree in Tourism. As a degree holder, Nathaly felt that she needed something new, which is why she decided to study at TSoM.
Leticia PontesLeticia is one of our amazing students from Brazil, studying for the Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management Co-op. She works for After Breast Cancer as an events coordinator in completion of her co-op program.