Hospitality & Tourism Fundamentals Diploma

Mature student status (19 years of age or older). Non native English speakers require proof of score of 60% on ULI ESL testing (or equivalent from other standardized testing mechanisms). Domestic students require minimum score of 7 on Wonderlic Aptitude test and pass an interview with the ULI admissions department. International students need to pass an interview with ULI admissions department.  May be required to take ULI ESL program to bring English to the prerequisite level of acceptance.


"This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of advanced Education, Skills & Training"

Program Description

Hospitality and Tourism Fundamentals diploma is designed to provide a strong foundation in key concepts and systems in hospitality and tourism industry. Comprehensive knowledge of all major sectors such as food and beverage, events and conferences, lodging and front office operations, sales and marketing, business communications, and major management functions are introduced. The program also offers practicum opportunity that effectively connects with the tourism industry, thereby synchronizing knowledge and skills valued by employers in the tourism and hospitality industry.

Hospitality & Tourism Skills

(choose six from Canadian or American Certifications)

American Certification (AH&LA)   Canadian Certification (Go2 BC)
Managing Food & Beverage Operations   Food & Beverage Server
Supervision in the Hospitality Industry   Supervisor  
Managing Front Office Operations   Front Desk Agent  
Managing Housekeeping Operations   Housekeeping Room Attendant
Managing Beverage Services   Food & Beverage Manager
The Lodging & Food Service Industry   Tourism Essentials  

Note:  Courses may be substituted or changed based on outside certification requirements and/or prior learning

360 Hours

Digital Skills (Choose any two of these)

MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook

120 hours

General Skills

English Conversation

60 hours

Skills Certification

FoodSafe, Customer Service (SuperHost), First Aid, Serving It Right

30 hours

Total Duration 

570 Hours

Courses may be modified or substituted as required to facilitate success in standardized testing or changes in standardized requirements. Alternate courses may be chosen to replace exempted course requirements based on experience and/or testing results. There is voluntary additional support available with the instructor at $50/hour. Course delivery subject to enrollment and may be altered.


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