Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management Co-op
This one-year program will give you the skills to begin and succeed in a career in hospitality and tourism. It focuses on the most up-to-date developments in the hospitality industry and is powered by Oracle Hospitality, Knowledge Matters’ Case Simulations Hospitality Collection and Perlego.
Fees & Facts
This one-year Co-op diploma will provide a springboard for a career in the dynamic world of hospitality and tourism. Cultivate professional hotel competencies such as effective communication skills and exceptional customer service, leadership, and teamwork skills to deliver first-class service.
Learning without borders means you’ll put principles and procedures into practice for a range of hospitality functions, including front desk operations, and food and beverage production.
- Develop professional hotel competencies such as effective communication skills, good customer service skills, leadership, and teamwork to ensure you provide a first-class service
- Gain supervised practical work experience directly related to your academic and career goals
- Become immediately effective within the hospitality and tourism industry by gaining an understanding of the principles and procedures of a range of hospitality functions, including front desk operations, housekeeping and food and beverage production
- Strengthen your resume with Canadian work experience
- Co-op placement* or Capstone
The program is powered by Oracle Hospitality. OPERA Property Management Cloud Service by Oracle Hospitality is a cloud-based, mobile-enabled platform for next generation hotel property management. You will learn how to use the Oracle property management system as if you were to be working in a hotel.
The program is powered by Knowledge Matters’ Case Simulations Hospitality Collection. The Hospitality Collection offers students experiential learning on the fundamentals of hotel management and lodging operations via interactive, visually immersive simulations.
This program is powered by Perlego. It is a digital online library focusing on the delivery of academic, professional and non-fiction eBooks. It is a subscription-based service that offers users unlimited access to over 2,000 academic publishers and offers an impressive 600,000+ professional and academic titles across 900+ different topics and subtopics for the duration of subscription.
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:
- Front Desk Officer
- Guest Relations Officer
- Marketing Assistant
- Business and Marketing Analyst
- Sales Associate
- Customer Service Representative
You will have at least 480 guided learning hours, followed by 480 practicum hours in an established business.
The work placement will help you apply the theories you learn to practical business situations. We will help you secure your work placement by sending you for interviews.
The modules include:
1. Hospitality Career Readiness
This module will help you develop and enhance your written, verbal, interpersonal communication skills, time management skills and presentation techniques, to ensure success in any business environment. You will also learn to use Microsoft Office to help you operate more efficiently and be more productive.
2. 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.
3. Front Office Operations
This module introduces the systems and procedures required for front desk office operations. It also emphasizes the importance of high standards in personal qualities and the provision of customer service. You will develop knowledge and skills regarding reception procedures and understand the key legislation that relates to reception procedures. Finally, you will evaluate the suitability of different procedures for a range of hotel outlets.
4. Food and Beverage Operations
The aim of the Food and Beverage Operations module is to provide an understanding of the operational aspects behind this and how to cater to an international clientele in a range of establishments, in order to encourage an appreciation of the origins of food and beverage and to understand the various factors involved in meeting customer needs.
You will gain an understanding of food and wine and its service in a variety of styles of restaurant and establishments and get sufficient knowledge to produce a detailed plan for specified food and beverage operations.
5. Food Sanitation, Safety and Health
This module aims to make an important contribution to the supervisory aspects of food hygiene and safety. Supervisors with food safety and health and safety responsibilities must ensure that all staff operates in a safe, hygienic and efficient manner. The overall aims of this module are to ensure you are familiar with key aspects of current legislation, good practice and health, safety and food safety issues.
6. Hospitality Accounting
The aim of this module is to provide the knowledge, skills and techniques that will help with the management decision-making process. You will look at the process and practices which take place within a hotel business environment and the analytical skills required to understand accounting and financial information.
7. Customer Service
The aim of this module is to provide a better understanding of what customer service is and how this can provide a quality product or service that satisfies the needs/wants of a customer. It also emphasizes effective communication skills in customer relations and services and you will learn how to deal with various customer-related situations.
8. Organizational Behavior in Hospitality Industry
This is an introduction to the basic concepts and topics in organizational behavior (OB). This module focuses on OB at three levels: individual, interpersonal and collective. At the individual level, you will cover decision-making, motivation and personality; at the interpersonal level, you will cover power, influence and negotiations. Finally, the course will move to the collective level where you’ll look at groups and managing change.
9. Work Placement
Upon program completion, you will be required to complete 480 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.
- Have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent or be at least 18 years of age and pass the Wonderlic test.
For non-native English speakers:
- Successful completion of TSoM EAP Level 4 or
- Have the required IELTS 5.5 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 nine modules to be awarded the TSoM Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management 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||4.3|
|A||85 – 89||4.0|
|A-||80 – 84||3.7|
|B+||77 – 79||3.3|
|B||73 – 76||3.0|
|B-||70 – 72||2.7|
|C+||67 – 69||2.3|
|C||63 – 66||2.0|
|C-||60 – 62||1.7|
|D||50 – 59||1.0|
|F||0 – 49||0.0|
Upon completion of this program, you will be awarded a Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management Co-op.
Graduates of this diploma can expect career opportunities under NOC 0631, NOC 6521 and NOC 6525. Such positions could include:
- Desk clerk
- Guest service agent
- Restaurant assistant manager
- Food service officer
- Visitor information counsellor
- Conference planner assistant
- Booking and reservations officer
- Sales assistant
- Travel guide
- Resort worker
- Room service clerk
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.