QuickStart Skills Development Diploma: Hospitality & Tourism Fundamentals (with practicum)

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.

Program Information
640 hours
at 20 hours per week: 32.0 weeks 7.4 months
at 25 hours per week: 25.6 weeks 5.9 months

“Actual calendar times may vary due to statutory holidays, professional days and school closures.”
  • Hospitality & Tourism Certification skills
  • Skills certification
  • Applications & Technologies
  • Job Search Skills
  • Practicum Placement
Career Opportunities
Hospitality and Tourism operators implement the operations of an accommodation establishment or of a department within such an establishment.  They also work with event planning and tourism establishments.  They are employed by hotels, motels, restaurants, resorts, catering, event venues, student residences and other accommodation establishments, or they may be self-employed.
  • front desk agent
  • guest services clerk
  • reservations agent
  • hotel clerk
  • event clerk
Hospitality & Tourism Skills (choose four from Canadian or American Certifications)

American Certification (AH&LA)

  • Managing Food & Beverage Management
  • Supervision in the Hospitality Industry
  • Managing Front Office Operations
  • Managing Housekeeping Operations
  • Managing Beverage Services
  • The Lodging & Food Service Industry

Canadian Certification (Go2 BC)

  • Food & Beverage Server
  • Supervisor
  • Front Desk Agent
  • Housekeeping Room Attendant
  • Food & Beverage Manager
  • Tourism Essentials

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

Applications & Technologies

MS Office 2010 (choose two from the following)

  • MS Windows
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS Access
  • MS PowerPoint
  • MS Outlook

General Skills

  • English Conversation

Skills Certification

  • FoodSafe
  • WorldHost
  • First Aid
  • Serving It Right

Job Search Skills

  • Practicum Readiness or Employment Readiness

Work Experience


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.100 hours Exam Preparation may be included in total hours. There is voluntary additional support available with the instructor(s) at $50/hour. Course delivery subject to enrollment and may be altered.

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


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