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.

Job Opportunities

After completion of this program, the graduates will be able to work as:

  • Catering manager
  • Housekeeping manager
  • Event planner
  • Front of house Manager
  • Back of house 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

Grade 12 or Mature Student Status (19 years of age or more) and proof of English Language Proficiency. Students will need to submit a proof of English Language Competency by any one of the following options:

Domestic Students:

  • Grade 10 English
  • Successful completion of English Language Proficiency Assessment Test conducted by the College

International Students:

  • IELTS: 5.5 or
  • TOEFL (paper): 550 or
  • TOEFL (CBT): 210 or
  • TOEFL (IBT): 79 or
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Test (CLB): 6
  • PTE Academic: 50 or
  • Cambridge: CAE or
  • Proof of any other English Language Assessment Test with an Equivalent Score
  • Has earned a Grade 12 graduation diploma from in a system in which English is the official language, or
  • Successfully completed a pre-Intermediate certificate from a Language Canada accredited school or
  • Successful completion of a three-credit academic English Course OR Equivalent from a Canadian accredited post-secondary institution with a minimum grade of C
  • Successfully complete the College’s English language proficiency assessment, or
  • Successful completion of the 24-week ESL program at the College

Pathway to Bachelor of Hospitality Management at WCC

Eligible for a 3-year Post Graduate Work Permit upon completing our Bachelor’s Program. (2.5 years) at Western Community College (WCC) in Bachelor of Hospitality Management. 3 year Post Graduate Work Permit.

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60 credits

In Diploma in Hospitality Management at Western Community College

61 credits

At Western Community College (WCC) in Bachelor of Hospitality Management

3 year

Post Graduate Work Permit

Program Objectives

  • Describe the organization of the hospitality industry.
  • Apply the basics of hospitality sales and management.
  • Communicate effectively and use written, oral, and non-verbal communication skills to deal with customers and other stakeholders in the industry.
  • Apply catering, restaurant, and event management skills.
  • Evaluate the impact of sustainable business practices on the hospitality industry.
  • Apply the principles of effective human resource management.
  • Describe the role of ethics and law in the hospitality industry.
  • Demonstrate entrepreneurial skills.
  • Work in a team-based hospitality work environment offering quality-based customer service.
  • Conceptualize and apply models of marketing, housekeeping, and food and beverage management.
  • Demonstrate the understanding of cost-profit ratios in operational areas.
  • Describe how hospitality businesses use technology for its everyday operations

Program Duration

1800 Classroom hours
300 Work experience hours
2100 Total program hours

Course Outline

Course # Title of Course/Work Experience Component # of Hours
ENG099 English Preparatory 45
MATH099 Preparatory Mathematics 45
ACCT011 Accounting Fundamentals 1 80
BUSM010 Business Communication 80
HOSP020 Fundamentals of Lodging Operations Management 80
BUSM022 Organizational Behaviour 80
BUSM050 Principles of Marketing 80
MATH012 Fundamentals of Mathematics 80
COMP015 Computer Technology in the Hospitality Industry 80
HOSP026 Hospitality Financial Management 80
HOSP010 Introduction to Hospitality Management 80
HOSP011 Front Desk Operations 80
HOSP013 Housekeeping Management 80
HOSP014 Business and Hospitality Law 80
HOSP028 Hospitality Managerial Accounting 80
ENGL100 Introduction to English Academic Writing 80
HOSP030 Food and Beverage Management 80
HOSP082 The Business of Tourism 80
BUSM070 Human Resource Management 80
HOSP052 Hospitality Sales and Marketing 80
ECON009 Principles of Economics 80
HOSP082 Urban Tourism 80
STAT024 Introduction to Statistics 80
WORK010 Career Preparation 30
WORK099 Industry Work Experience 300

Please speak with your Campus Representative if you need further information.


Pathway to Farleigh Dickinson University (FDU)

Earn 22 credits with Diploma in Hospitality Management at Western Community College. Take these credits to Farleigh Dickinson University (FDU) in Bachelor of Hospitality Management, earn 98 credits at FDU and get 3 year Post Graduate Work Permit*.

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98 credits

At Farleigh Dickinson University (FDU) in Bachelor of Hospitality Management

61 credits

At Western Community College (WCC) in Bachelor of Hospitality Management

3 year

Post Graduate Work Permit

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.

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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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.

Ancestral Territory Recognition and Acknowledgment

Western Community College recognizes and acknowledges the ancestral unceded territory of the Coastal First Nations (Sumas First Nation, Mastqui First Nation, Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen) where we live and work. We honour these First Nations for sharing and accepting our families and students in their Traditional territories.

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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%

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