Diploma in Hospitality Management

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Program Overview

The hospitality industry has been a booming industry for the last few years. With the advent of globalization and increased tourism, the industry has grown tremendously and has opened up a number of job opportunities. This program is designed to prepare students for various job opportunities in the hospitality industry. The students will gain knowledge about the functioning of various areas of hospitality, including catering, restaurant management, housekeeping and Food and Beverage Management.

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Pursue a career in the hospitality industry with our Diploma in Hospitality Management. Dynamic Career opportunities. Get program information today! and earn upto $51,000 per year.

Transfer of Credits

Students completing the diploma in hospitality Management program at western community college who achieve the required academic standing and meet the required criteria will be eligible for admission to Vancouver community college with full block Transfer in the bachelor of hospitality degree* .

Students will also be eligible for admission to Fairleigh Dickinson University with full block transfer in Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies

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Job Opportunities

  • Catering Manager
  • Housekeeping Manager
  • Event Manager
  • Front Desk Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Guest Services Manager


Earn up to $30.00* per hour as a front desk manager
Wages taken from the BC Labour Market Outlook

Program Admission Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent or Mature Student Status (19 years of age or more) and Proof of English Language Proficiency.

For English Language Domestic Students need to have Grade 10 English or Successful Completion of English Language Proficiency Assessment Test conducted by College Authorities.

International Students will need to submit a proof of English Language Competency by any one of the following options:

  • IELTS 5.5 Bands or More
  • CLB Score of 6 or more
  • PTE Academic 50 or more
  • Any other English language assessment test with equivalent score
  • Successful Completion of English Language Proficiency Assessment Test conducted by College Authorities
  • Successful Completion of 24 week ESL Program at Western Community College

Program Duration

2100 hours / 105 weeks

Course Outline

Course Number Course Name Hours
1 Introduction to Hospitality Management 80
2 Business Communication 80
3 Management Fundamentals 80
4 Organizational Behaviour 80
5 Principles of Marketing 80
6 Customer Service for Hospitality 80
7 Principles of Economics 80
8 Accounting Fundamentals 1 80
9 Quantitative Methods for Business 80
10 Hospitality Sales and Marketing 80
11 Front Desk Operations 80
12 Human Resource Management 80
13 Computer Applications in Business 80
14 Events Management 80
15 Catering Management 80
16 Restaurant Management 80
17 Food and Beverage Management 80
18 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management 80
19 Business and Hospitality Law 80
20 The Business of Tourism 80
21 Introduction to Canadian Culture 80
22 Housekeeping Management 80
23 Job Search and Interview Techniques 40
24 Practicum 300
TOTAL 2100 hours 

Fee Structure

1 Registration Fee $250 Domestic Students
2 Tuition Fee $14500
3 Material Fee $250
  Total $15000
1 Registration Fee $1000 International Students
2 Tuition Fee $19750
3 Material Fee $250
  Total $21000

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

VCC Transfer Information

Upon completion of Hospitality Management Diploma at Western Community College’s (WCC), you may apply to VCC’s Hospitality Management Diploma to complete the Bridge Term courses pending (total of 8), which may be delivered in 1-2 terms (depending on seat availability) – as per VCC-WCC articulated agreement. Program seats are not guaranteed.

Please find a list of courses to be taken/completed at VCC:

1. HOSP 2370 Management Principles
2. HOSP 2310 Food Production Principles
3. HOSP 2360 Restaurant Operations
4. HOSP 1660 Technical Writing
5. HOSP 2820 Cost Controls
6. HOSP 1860 Financial Accounting
7. HOSP 1410 Principles of Service Management
8. HOSP 1810 Business Mathematics

Students will then be eligible to enter Semester 5 (BHM) Bachelor of Hospitality Management Degree program at Vancouver Community College (by also meeting overall minimum GPA and English proficiency requirement).

You may refer to follow the application steps below, once you complete the Hospitality Management Diploma at Western Community College’s (WCC):

1. Apply to VCC’s HOSP Diploma (Bridge term(s))

Admissions Requirements:

– Academic IELTS 6.0 (5.5 each band)
– Math 11 (Foundations 11 with a C+ or higher, or Pre-Calculus 11 with a C or higher)
– High School Graduation

***Check the application availability status for the program of your choice at www.vcc.ca/ieavailability and apply while program status indicates “Apply Now”.***

2. Study at VCC’s HOSP Diploma courses (total of 8, listed previously)

3. Apply to VCC’s HOSD Degree (2-years length, one intake a year, every Fall term)

Admissions Requirements:

– Academic IELTS 6.5 (6.0 each band)
– VCC HOSP courses with GPA 3.0 (B)
– Western Community College final transcript with GPA 3.0 (B)

Financial Assistance

Western Community College offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation.

  • BC Student Loan
  • In-house Financing
  • Student Line of Credit
  • Scholarships

Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

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Why Study at Western Community College

  • Installment-based, low tuition fee.
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • Weekday, weekend, and evening classes optionally available
  • Part-time or full-time class schedule
  • Free CLB preparation classes * Conditions Apply
  • Graduate employment rate: 97%

Admissions Contact Information

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