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Do you love the thought of a domestic or international career? Whether you dream of traveling abroad, or prefer to remain closer to home, the Hospitality program at St. Lawrence College will prepare you to launch a dynamic and satisfying career in the diverse and exciting Hospitality Industry.

There is a high demand for skilled and knowledgeable people in all areas of the hospitality industry, especially in the food, beverage, and accommodations sectors. You will learn about a variety of topics – accommodations management, food and beverage management, specialized marketing, conferencing and banqueting, and financial management to name a few.

Our program’s curriculum remains current through regular consultation with industry leaders. This real-world input ensures that your educational needs and future career expectations are being met and that you are job-ready when you graduate. Your professors have extensive work experience in the industry and will help develop the essential skills required to be an effective supervisor, manager and leader in hospitality organizations locally, nationally and internationally. To support this development, you will participate in a four-week field placement in a qualified work site of your choice.

This program prepares you to work in the exciting world of Hospitality. By the time you leave this program, the only question remaining will be: Where in the world do you want to take your talents?



    Career Opportunities

    Hospitality employs millions of workers globally and is a trillion-dollar growth industry. It is also the largest service industry, not to mention one of the fastest growing industries, in the world!

    The huge demand for skilled workers means that there is an abundance of employment opportunities and rewarding hospitality careers designed to match your unique skills and interests.

    Many of our graduates now work in supervisory and management positions with proven hospitality industry leaders.

    Whether you desire a management position in a large urban hotel, an intimate restaurant, or a remote eco-tourism resort, our forward-thinking curriculum will provide you with the transferable skills needed for growth positions in dynamic hospitality operations.

    In this fast evolving industry, there has never been a better time to explore employment opportunities in areas such as:

    • Airlines
    • Cruise Ships
    • Casinos
    • Hotels, Inns, Clubs, Spas and Resorts
    • Convention and Conference Centres
    • Catering Companies
    • Bed and Breakfasts
    • Restaurants, Bars, Cafes
    • Hospitality Management Facilities

    This program also facilitates your smooth transition from classroom to workplace by providing students with the opportunity to earn the following industry recognized certifications:

    • Smart Serve - Responsible Alcohol Beverage Service Training
    • Safe Food Handling
    • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials and Information System)

    Program Name


    Program Code



    Ontario College Diploma

    Start Dates


    Program Duration

    2 years

    Location (Campus)


    Canadian Fees

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    International Fees

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    Additional Costs

    Scholarships and Bursaries

    St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program. Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals. These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential. For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

    Program Outline 2019-20

    Semester 1
    COMM 18 Applied Communications
    HOTE 15 Food and Beverage Skills and Service
    HOTE 21 Principles of Customer Service for Hospitality and Tourism
    HOTE 23 Sanitation, Safety and Hygiene
    HOTE 60 Introduction to Hospitality
    General Education Course

    Semester 2
    HOTE 10 Marketing
    HOTE 19 Accommodations Operations
    HOTE 22 Ethics and Principled Negotiation
    HOTE 56 Hospitality and Tourism Law
    HOTE 63 Accounting
    HOTE 93 Computers
    General Education Elective (Online)

    Semester 3
    HOTE 13 Sales
    HOTE 16 Introduction to Wine, Beer and Spirits
    HOTE 18 Conferencing and Banqueting
    HOTE 66 Food and Beverage Management
    HOTE 97 Train the Trainer
    General Education Course

    Semester 4
    HOTE 28 Advanced Food and Beverage Skills and Service
    HOTE 31 Front Office Operations
    HOTE 34 Accommodations Management and Sustainability
    HOTE 99 Field Placement: Hospitality or Tourism
    HUMA 68 Human Resource Management
    HOTE 14 Culinary Skills

    Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

    SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

      Admission Requirements

      Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites:

      • Grade 12 English at the C or U level
      • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level
      For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.

      If you are missing prerequisite courses, enroll in the Career/College Prep program - free for Ontario residents who are 19 years or older. Click here for full details


      Health Requirements


      The St. Lawrence College Hospitality program, focusing on hotel and restaurant operations, provides the correct atmosphere for students to truly grow and learn. Teamwork is an important part of this intensive program, which provides students with confidence for life.  The skills taught in this program also provide students with useful knowledge to analyze the business of hotels and restaurants in measurable and meaningful ways. 

      The professors are very dedicated to success.  They have spent considerable time in previous roles and careers in the industry, which provides the students with a contemporary real world applied approach.

      I heartily recommend this program to anyone who is ready to leap into the incredible field of Hospitality and Tourism.

      Scott Follwell, General Manager Diamond Hotels Management Inc.

      Program Contact

      Bev Bowley

      Admissions Information

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      Additional Information

      Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

      Criminal Background Check

      Applicants are advised that a Criminal Background Checks (CBC) conducted by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) is required for hospitality industry placements. Certain criminal convictions may prevent participation in placements and program completion may not be possible. Attaining and paying for a CBC is the responsibility of the student, and these may have to be renewed every twelve months dependent on the industry placement requirements. Applicants with criminal records are advised to contact the Associate Dean prior to applying.

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