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Tourism (TOBC)*

Program Information

This program provides students with the most important skills required to work in any sector of the tourism industry. The curriculum follows the industry requirements by offering courses in world destinations, selling and customer service, transportation, communication, product knowledge, tour development and management, tourism law, business math, and event management. The students will learn to research, solve problems, be team players, exhibit professionalism and adapt to an ever-changing industry.

Students will become familiar with world tourist destinations and their local laws and customs. They will learn basic reservation and booking procedures for airline, hotel, car, cruise, rail and bus. The students receive training in both major airline reservation systems: APOLLO BY GEMINI (GALILEO) AND SABRE.

Students will have an opportunity to further develop practical skills and enrich their industry knowledge by participating in 7 weeks of field placement during their fourth and final semester. With the assistance of a devoted Field Placement Coordinator, students can complete placements in various industry areas to suit their interests.

Completion of the program prepares students to write the Knowledge Exam that is part of the certification requirements to become a Certified Travel Counsellor from CITC. The students are encouraged to become members of the Canadian Institute of Travel Counsellors (CITC). This association provides students with the opportunity to participate in seminars and conferences. For more information on becoming a Certified Travel Counsellor, contact CITC at

Educational Paths

Co-op or Field Placement
A mandatory field placement is available to Tourism students over seven weeks of the program’s fourth and final semester.

University Degree Opportunities
Graduates of this program may continue their studies at university and may receive credit for their prior College education. Refer to College/University Agreements at for further information.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates from the program begin their career in the tourism industry in one of many interesting occupations with:
– tour operators
– travel agencies
– airlines
– hotels and resorts
– car rental companies
– cruise and yacht companies

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