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Tourism and Travel Management

Holland College offers two options to match your career goals in the Tourism and Events Management industry. You will spend your first year studying introductory courses to Tourism and Hospitality and Events Coordination. In your second year, you will choose from two areas of specialization.

Educational Study Tour

In your second year, you’ll put your learning into practice by planning and implementing your own education study tour to an international destination. This includes preparing proper travel documentation and presenting a written overview of their travel experiences. Students will require a passport for the study tour.

Internship

You’ll also complete a mandatory 250-hour paid internship in a work environment related to your field of study, which will take place between the end of your first year and beginning of your second. Our internship placement officer and program instructors will work to ensure you are prepared for internships; however, it is ultimately your responsibility to obtain a placement.

Upon graduation. you’ll be ready to get started in one of the most glamorous fields out there! Or, you can continue your learning by applying your diploma toward one of our degree pathways (see more below).

This is a US Federal Aid Approved program.

Choose your area of specialization!

Tourism and Travel Coordinator

Explore local, national, and international perspectives related to the travel industry. You will take courses such as travel agency operations, where you will have the opportunity to work in our on-campus travel agency. You can earn your tour guiding certification through a combination of in-class learning and by creating and conducting an island-wide tour with your classmates. You will also learn about everything from world cultures to advertising layout and design.

Program Facts

Start: September
Length: 2 years (including 250 hours of internship between May and October)
Location: Tourism and Culinary Centre, Charlottetown
Credential: Diploma, Tourism and Travel Management
Minimum passing grade per course:
60%

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.

Note: Students will be required to obtain a passport for the educational study tour.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Airlines
  • Travel agencies
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Tour companies
  • Tourism information bureaus
  • Heritage and historical interpretation centres
  • Travel call centres

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 6521.

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Events Coordinator

In this profile, you will learn the skills and knowledge required to plan, organize, promote and evaluate events such as festivals, conventions, and trade shows. You will have the opportunity to participate in events whenever possible. You will also plan and execute an event of your choosing.

Program Facts

Start: September
Length: 2 years (including 250 hours of internship between May and October)
Location: Tourism and Culinary Centre, Charlottetown
Credential: Diploma, Tourism and Travel Management

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.

Note: Students will be required to obtain a passport for the educational study tour.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Corporations
  • Associations
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Hospitals
  • Banks
  • Entertainment and film production
  • Nonprofit organizations

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 1226.

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Open Academic Studies program

Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.

Credit Courses

Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.

Tuition & Fees

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Degree Pathways

This program has degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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