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Available at: Kingston


This program was formerly Hospitality and Tourism Management.

This program will provide you with the opportunity to excel in the vibrant, rewarding and highly mobile tourism industry. The skills you acquire in this program reflect employer needs and will help ensure that you are ready for the work environment. Art and cultural tourism, hospitality and tourism law, sport tourism, special events planning and management, eco and adventure tourism, and historical tourism are but a few of the many subject areas that you will explore.


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Study in Ireland

Graduates of this program can turn their advanced diploma into a degree. Check out our flyer (pdf) to learn more.

What Our Students Say

Read about grad Holly Besseau-Onion's experience in the Hospitality and Tourism Management program and studying in Ireland

Learn more about the Hospitality and Tourism Management program at SLC from grad Sheena Levesque (pdf)

Career Opportunities

Tourism is the fastest growing industry in the world. In Canada alone, tourism employs over 1.4 million people. You may be seeking a dynamic career with a luxury resort in an exotic location or perhaps you prefer the challenges of a high power conference centre in a large urban hub. Regardless, this program strives to prepare graduates for business careers in:

  • Casinos
  • Historical Tourism Attractions
  • Cruise Lines
  • Festival and Special Events Operations
  • Ecotourism and Adventure Tourism Development
  • Sales & Marketing of Community Tourism
  • Conference Planning
  • Event Planning
  • Sport Tourism Operations

Program Name


Program Code



Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates

Special May Intake - International Students Only

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 2020-21

Semester 1
COMM 18 Applied Communications
HOTE 10 Marketing
HOTE 21 Principles of Customer Service for Hospitality and Tourism
HOTE 30 Introduction to Tourism
HOTE 63 Accounting
HOTE 66 Food and Beverage Management
GENE General Education Course

Semester 2
HOTE 13 Sales
HOTE 22 Ethics and Principled Negotiation
HOTE 56 Hospitality and Tourism Law
HUMA 68 Human Resource Management
HOTE 93 Computers
HOTE 34 Accommodations Management and Sustainability
GENE General Education Course

Semester 3
HOTE 3 Event Planning
HOTE 6 Casino Operations Management
HOTE 8 Geographical Destinations
HOTE 9 Intercultural Communications with Global Perspectives
HOTE 20 Culinary Tourism
General Education Elective (Online)

Semester 4
HOTE 1 Community Tourism Development
HOTE 2 Tour Packaging and Operations
HOTE 4 Adventure and Ecotourism
HOTE 7 Sport Tourism
HOTE 24 Heritage, Arts and Culture Tourism
HOTE 99 Field Placement: Hospitality or Tourism

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 co-op part of the program was amazing. Working in a world-class resort between semesters was a great experience. My time at SLC is one of the main reasons I have had such great success since graduating.

Alexandra Glashan

Program Contact

Brad Greenwood

Admissions Information

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International Students Contact:

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.

Tourism Sector Facts

Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council, report on The Future of Canada's Tourism Sector: Shortages to Resurface as Labour Markets Tighten, 2012

Thinking of a career in Tourism? Things are looking good for full-time employment, according to a report from the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council:

Canada's tourism sector is facing a potentially severe shortage of labour over the next 15-20 years:

  1. By 2030, labour shortages in Ontario are expected to equal 88,175 full-year jobs
  2. As demand for labour grows, the pool of available workers will have an increasingly difficult time keeping up. Canada's population is aging, causing a significant deceleration in labour force growth over the long term
  3. The potential demand for tourism labour in Ontario is expected to rise from about 607,100 full-year jobs in 2010 to over 831,000 in 2030
  4. Toronto could experience a potential labour shortage equivalent to 10.1% of the demand for tourism labour by 2030, in Ottawa 12%, and Niagara Falls, 6.9%

Tourism stakeholders have identified urgent potential labour shortage issues in the tourism sector. For complete details and the full Tourism Labour Supply and Demand Report visit:

Advanced Standing

Applicants with post-secondary credits may be eligible for direct entry to an upper level of the program (semester or year) depending on transfer credits. Select the applicable level when applying at and ensure that we receive your official post-secondary transcript for consideration. If you are unsure what level to apply for, please contact the program coordinator.
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