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Learn More About Tourism and Hospitality Management Certificate

NIC’s instructors are well-respected for their strong hospitality and tourism work experience, recognized industry connections and strong academic credentials. Each course includes practical applications wherever possible, ensuring you receive many opportunities to practice and perfect your new skills. You will participate in field trips to the top local and regional hotels and resorts and attend lectures from guest speakers. Certificate program instructors work closely with industry professionals to provide connections between you and your future employers in the industry.

You will receive credit toward the Tourism and Hospitality Management diploma program and Business Administration diploma or degree, allowing you the option to further your education.

To Be Successful

  • You will be required to use a variety of Microsoft Office software immediately upon entering the program. Refreshing or developing your computer skills before entering the program is encouraged.
  • Serving it Right (TFB-011) and FoodSafe Level 1 (TFS-010) may be completed before classes begin, allowing you to get a head start on your program requirements. Separate fees are required for registration in these courses.
  • The program uses both an applied and theoretical approach and all courses have an emphasis on hospitality and tourism-related businesses. The more service industry experience you bring to the program, the more relevant the learning will be. You are encouraged to gain as much tourism industry experience as possible before the program starts, either through work experience or volunteering.
  • It is strongly recommended you take ENG-160 in their first semester of studies. This course focuses on the theories and principles of effective business communication and provides you with foundational skills for the tourism and hospitality program.

Career Opportunities

With a Tourism and Hospitality Management certificate, you’ll be prepared to launch a career in restaurants, hotels, resorts, event planning, conferences, fine dining, and casual establishments. If you are currently working in the industry and looking to advance, the skills provided in this program will help you expand your career options. Career possibilities include, but would not be limited to supervisory positions such as restaurant manager, banquet manager, front desk manager and hotel or resort manager.