Tourism Administration Certificate Program
This certificate program will provide the administration skills and tourism industry knowledge needed to work in front-line and administrative positions in tourism operations. This program provides academic and work experience practicum components to provide students with the opportunity to apply their academic learning to the workplace. Graduates of the program will find employment in the offices of outdoor recreation operations, visitor information centres, resorts, accommodations, attractions, transportation companies, tour operators, event planners, tourism associations, and Chambers of Commerce. Self-employed tourism operators may take the program in order to learn how to handle the administration required in their own businesses.
Our Tourism Administration Certificate Program was reviewed and approved by the Registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
The admissions requirements include:
- Grade 12 or equivalent with a letter grade of C or above.
- Students who have not completed Grade 12 may gain entry as Mature Students if they are at least 19 years of age on the first day of the term and have been out of the regular school system for at least one year. Any students wishing to be considered for admission as a Mature Student must consult with Valemount College before submitting an application, whereupon they make take a Placement Assessment or a Prior Learning and Recognition Assessment.
|Title of Course/Work Experience Practicum Component||# of Hours||# of Credits|
|T100||Introduction to Tourism||45||3|
|T105||Work Experience Instructional Hours||12||3|
|B111||Computerized Accounting for Small Business||45||3|
|B107||Small Business Marketing||30||2|
|B108||Sales and Customer Relations||30||2|
|FN100||First Nations Cultural Awareness||16||1|
|T105||Work Experience Practicum (64 hours)||64||0|
To complete the program, students must successfully complete 25 credits of course work and 64 hours of work experience practicum over 16 weeks.
Tuition & Costs Estimate
This program accepts intakes in January, May, and September.
Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, or field trips not included in these estimates.
While we do our best to share accurate and timely fee information, changes may occur.
*Costs shown are for domestic applicants only.
- Equipment: Students should have access to their own computer and printer. Textbook costs vary. Students may spend up to $2000.
- If an Admissions Assessment Exam is required, a fee of $75.00 is required.
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- Lectures 12
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 16 weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 32
- Assessments Yes
- B103 – Leadership Basics
- B107 – Small Business Marketing
- B108 – Sales and Customer Relations
- B109 – Excel Spreadsheets
- B110 – Business Writing
- B111 – Computerized Accounting for Small Business
- B112 – Interpersonal Skills
- B113 – Public Speaking
- FN100 – First Nations Cultural Awareness
- T100 – Introduction to Tourism
- T105 – Work Experience Instructional Hours
- T105 – Work Experience Practicum