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Tourism and Travel (Co-op)

Tourism and Travel (Co-op) Ontario College Diploma, Co-op

What is Tourism and Travel (Co-op)?

Discover and engage in the exciting world of tourism at Georgian College. Experience a unique blend of supportive academic instruction and active hands-on learning opportunities designed to provide a solid foundation for entry into the world’s fastest growing industry. The demand for new tourism experiences has created many exceptional career possibilities. An extended co-op work term also allows students to gain and sustain valuable industry knowledge and skills that set them apart from other applicants upon graduation. Join this dynamic global industry and explore a world of possibility.

Sustain. Engage. Discover. Experience.

Effective September 2016, the program Tourism and Travel (major code TRVL) will be re-titled Tourism – Marketing and Product Development (major code TMPD). Download the Tourism – Marketing and Product Development (TMPD) program outline.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
TRVL
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters, plus 1 work term
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Winter - Barrie

Contact:
Paul Burton
Email:
Paul.Burton@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1406

Discover and engage in the exciting world of tourism at Georgian College. Experience a unique blend of supportive academic instruction and active hands-on learning opportunities designed to provide a solid foundation for entry into the world’s fastest growing industry. The demand for new tourism experiences has created many exceptional career possibilities. An extended co-op work term also allows students to gain and sustain valuable industry knowledge and skills that set them apart from other applicants upon graduation. Join this dynamic global industry and explore a world of possibility.

Sustain. Engage. Discover. Experience.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • apply knowledge of the various sectors of tourism and their interrelationships to effectively engage in the industry.

    apply fundamental business strategies and techniques of marketing, financial management, human resources, research, planning, and development to tourism specific organizations/enterprises in order to contribute to the growth of the tourism industry.

    engage productively in industry- related activities using customer service, interpersonal, organizational behavior, leadership, and teamwork skills.

    integrate global industry awareness and cross-cultural understanding to expand international and domestic opportunities.

    integrate the principles of sustainable tourism development (economic, socio-cultural, and environmental) into individual and organizational decisions and actions.

    incorporate a range of industry-specific skills based on relevant certification standards.

    integrate a range of current and relevant technologies to assist in achieving operational objectives.

    apply the principles of entrepreneurial thinking into a variety of tourism industry scenarios and situations.

    integrate personal and professional knowledge and skills for effective career development in the tourism and travel industry.

    apply the principles and duties related to civic responsibility awareness in order to become a community-minded citizen.

Co-operative Education is a mandatory component of all Co-op programs at Georgian College; it has been designed as a process by which students integrate their academic education with work experience related to their programs of study. This integration affects much more than simply earning a salary, including the adjustment to the work environment and the development of professionalism. It also reinforces skills and theory learned during academic semesters, develops professional contacts, job knowledge and career path, improves human relations and communication skills, and promotes personal maturity and financial independence.

Students are requested to register, attend and participate in their scheduled co-operative education classes. These classes are scheduled for all first year students and are expected to be completed in order for students to proceed successfully to their first co-op work experiences. To ensure students are eligible to proceed onto any co-op work experience, students should refer to Promotional Status and Eligibility for Co-op as outlined in the College Calendar. Co-op policies and procedures can be located on our website: www.georgiancollege.ca/student-services/co-op-and-career-services/students-tab/

Georgian College follows the Co-operative Education guidelines set out by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) by supporting the learning outcomes designed for the program specific graduate profile and curriculum as set out by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Work Term | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

Winter Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4 | Work Term

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Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter | Summer

2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018 | 2018

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

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.

17 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

1 Optional Courses

3 General Education Courses

1 Co-op Work Term

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

ACCT1013 Accounting Fundamentals
MKTG1000 Introduction to Marketing
REAS1000 Research in the Information Society
TOUR1001 Canadian Tourism Destinations
TOUR1004 Professional Customer Service
TOUR1009 Dynamics of Hospitality and Tourism
TOUR1010 Eco-Adventure Travel
TOUR1011 World Tourism Destinations
TOUR2010 Tourism Promotion
TOUR2016 Tourism Data Collection and Analysis
TOUR2023 Festival and Event Planning
TOUR2024 Guiding and Interpretation
TOUR2025 Managing Attractions
TOUR2026 Managing Destinations
TOUR2027 Sustainable Tourism
TOUR2028 Global Travel Patterns and Trends
TOUR2029 Tour Packaging and Sales
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
COOP1003 Hospitality and Tourism Work Term 1

Applicants are invited to attend an information session or pre-arrange a visit to the Hospitality and Tourism area of Georgian College.

View the Tourism and Travel (Co-op) articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

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Travel and Tourism students visit Algonquin Park

Earlier this fall, a group of first-year Tourism and Travel students ventured to the northern edge of Algonquin Park for a 3-day field trip. Students enjoyed hiking the Forgotten Trails, canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. They also got the opportunity to hear some guest speakers. Read more...

John Cunningham, Georgian College

John Cunningham

Dr. John D. Cunningham has served the hospitality and tourism industry for more than 30 years in academic, administrative and management positions. During his career he has contributed to the efforts of national tourism organizations, destination management organizations, chambers of commerce, restaurants, bars, hotels and resorts in management and consulting capacities. Read more...

Hospitality department Tourism and Travel Dana Winkler Georgian College

Dana Winkler

Dana’s industry experience outside of the college includes research associate for the Simcoe County District School Board and marketing manager, research and development, for Canada’s Wonderland. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Education and a Research Analyst certificate from Georgian. Read more...

Paul Burton, co-ordinator Hospitality, Tourism and Travel

Paul Burton

Paul's career in the tourism industry, as an educator, tourism planner and development specialist, has spanned more than 30 years. He holds a master's degree in geography with a focus on regional tourism planning. His work in a variety of tourism-related positions and consulting projects has taken him across Canada and to other locations including Central America, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia and the Philippines. Read more...

Large group of students and staff posing under a tree in Algonquin

Travel and Tourism students visit Algonquin Park

Earlier this fall, a group of first-year Tourism and Travel students ventured to the northern edge of Algonquin Park for a 3-day field trip. Students enjoyed hiking the Forgotten Trails, canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. They also got the opportunity to hear some guest speakers. Read more...

Students stand in front of a fountain in Italy

Say “Bonjour” to EuroTour

If you know a student who would like to say “buon giorno” to Italy, “grüezi” to Switzerland, or “hallo” to Germany, tell them about EuroTour 2014, organized by faculty in Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation. Read more...

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Hospitality students discover the delights of Toronto

Recreation and Leisure and Tourism and Travel students were out of the classroom last week on an awesome field trip. Highhlights included a tour of Evergreen Brick Works, G Adventures, Mattamy Athletic Centre, Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto’s Distillery District, Corus Entertainment and PANAM Games. Read more...

A group of staff stand over large dishes of pasta in one of Georgian's kitchens

Toonie Pasta La Vista!

Despite the first major snowstorm of the school year, the annual Pasta La Vista event ran as planned on Nov. 18. Staff and faculty in Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation programs cooked and served students a hearty spaghetti dinner for only $2 per person. Funds were donated to Out of the Cold. Read more...

Students in backpacks stand on a beach and crowd around a native plant

Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation students go on eco adventure to Costa Rica

Nine Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation students had an action-packed adventure travelling to Costa Rica over the winter break with Green Action, an organization that introduces students to sustainable eco and adventure travel. Read more...

Two women stand in front of a display board.

‘The Finger’ takes top honours at Georgian Den

This den featured bears instead of dragons, but 140 students faced stiff competition presenting business ideas in pursuit of their names on an entrepreneurship award earlier this week. Read more...

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Students take the heat at Georgian Den

Late last week, 15 groups of Tourism and Travel, Fitness and Health Promotion students competed for great prizes as part of Georgian Den, an event modelled after CBC’s Dragons Den. Competing groups developed business ideas and plans, then presented them to six dragons. Read more...

A view of the gym from above, filled with students talking to employers at information booths

Annual Hospitality and Tourism expo provides students with potential employment opportunities

An all-volunteer committee of students and faculty from Georgian College, Barrie Campus organized the annual career fair. The event, formerly known as “Expo”, has been rebranded to “Connect 2 Careers” and took place Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Paul Burton
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1406

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