Snow Resort Operations Love the outdoors? Gain experience with two paid co-ops. Field trips. Off-season training. Great industry connections to help launch your career.

General information

Program code
SROP
Duration
4 Semesters, plus 2 work terms (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Work integrated learning
2 Co-op Work Terms
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019

Program description

Snow Resort Operations is for people who love to ski or snowboard and want to explore opportunities to work in the snow resort industry. Students develop skills and knowledge they can use to find success at snow resorts, in other fields or in further studies. Students are also exposed to healthy, active ways of living, adventure, challenge and variety, and connectedness with the outdoors. The program is closely aligned with snow industry partners who offer two paid co-op work placements in the winter as well as hands-on learning opportunities during the off-season periods.

Career opportunities

Graduates may find work as Snow School Supervisors, Lift Mechanics, Pro Patrollers, Risk Managers, Terrain Park Builders, Event Coordinators, Grooming Operators, Group Sales Coordinators, Rentals Supervisors, Retail Managers, Marketing Assistants, and Entrepreneurs. While many of these positions are seasonal in nature more and more graduates are securing full-time year-round employment in the snow resort industry.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Admission details

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

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • COMP 1003 - Microcomputer Applications (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • SKIR 1001 - Resort Profit Centres (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • SKIR 1002 - Resort Design Concepts (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • SKIR 1008 - Snow Resort Operations Skills (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 1000 - Introduction to Marketing (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • SKIR 1004 - Snow Safety (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • SKIR 2003 - Programs and Events (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration. (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ACCT 1013 - Accounting Fundamentals (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • SKIR 2010 - Risk Management (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • Select 4 42-hour courses from the available list during registration. (Semester 3 / 168 hours)
  • ENTR 2009 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 2003 - Human Resources Management (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 2004 - Principles of Management (ODE) (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • Select 2 42-hour courses from the available list during registration. (Semester 4 / 84 hours)
  • occurs after Semester 1 (Semester 4 / 560 hours)
  • occurs after Semester 3 (Semester 4 / 560 hours)
  • Program Option Courses may include: (Semester 4 / hours)
  • MKTG 2016 - Marketing Strategies (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 2036 - Case Analysis and Presentations (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • SKIR 1005 - Lift Functions, Maintenance and Regulations (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • SKIR 1006 - Winter Sport Product Knowledge (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • SKIR 2001 - Program Management (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • SKIR 2006 - Terrain and Trail Design (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • SKIR 2009 - Snow Management (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • TOUR 1009 - Dynamics of Hospitality and Tourism (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • WETC 1010 - Welding Techniques (Semester 4 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 2)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 4)