Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation

Hospitality - Hotel and Resort Operations Management

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op

Intake information

Start date Campus
Winter 2017 Barrie
Summer 2017 Barrie
Fall 2017 Barrie

Program description

Imagine working at 5-star hotels, luxurious resorts, restaurants, clubs, on cruise lines, and more. Consistently in the top colleges for graduate placement, this program offers over 500 hours of paid co-op work. With extensive experiential opportunities including field trips, practical labs, workplace certifications, and study and travel abroad, Georgian College, through our strategic industry partners, opens up an exciting hospitality career. As a professional, students experience a unique lifestyle and meet diverse people from around the world.

Student centered faculty focus on delivering innovative curriculum, industry expertise and employability skills in the pillars of the hospitality industry; entrepreneurial thinking, accounting and finance, marketing and sales, food and beverage, accommodations and human resources management.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Hospitality Skills and General Arts and Science*
  • Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications
  • Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Hosp-Hotel and Resort Ops Mgmt articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

ACCT1013 Accounting Fundamentals
FNCE2013 Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism
FOSR1014 Food Preparation and Theory
FOSR2003 Wine, Beer and Spirits
FOSR2008 Food and Beverage Control Systems
MATH1026 Math for Hospitality
MGMT2001 Principles of Management
MKTG1000 Introduction to Marketing
MKTG2034 Hotel and Convention Sales
TOUR1003 Front Office and Guest Services
TOUR1009 Dynamics of Hospitality and Tourism
TOUR2031 Rooms Division/Facility Management
FOSR1025 Food and Beverage Service
MGMT2003 Human Resources Management

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

Optional Courses

To be selected from College list

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

Co-op Work Term

COOP1040 Hospitality - Hotel and Resort Co-op Work Term 1

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