Tourism
Learn the dynamics of the industry with experiences that go far beyond the classroom. Paid co-op work term. Travel, study and work abroad.

General information

Program code
TRSM
Duration
4 Semesters, plus 1 work term (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Work integrated learning
1 Co-op Work Term
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2020 Barrie

Program description

Discover the dynamic world of tourism. Students experience supportive academic instruction while engaging in active, experiential learning that incorporates current developments such as social media and sustainability in the tourism industry. A practical, paid co-op work term allows students to develop valuable knowledge and skills that will set them apart in a world of exceptional career opportunities. Join this growing, global industry and explore a world of possibilities. Sustain. Engage. Discover. Experience.

If you're interested in starting this program in Winter 2020, please visit the Tourism - Marketing and Product Development page.

Career opportunities

Millions of tourism jobs are available worldwide in small businesses, corporations, government agencies, destination management organizations and attractions. A few examples of positions include Tourism Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator, Tour Guide, Visitor Experience Specialist, Tourism Culture Assistant, Parks and Trails Guide, Public Relations Assistant, Experience Development Coordinator, Visitor Information Coordinator, Travel Counsellor, Incentive Travel Sales Associate, Nature-Based Tourism Interpreter, Historical Interpreter, Group Sales Specialist, Guest Service Supervisor and Sport Tourism Tournament Coordinator.

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 and Tourism area of Georgian College.

Courses

Program-specific Courses

  • REAS 1000 - Research Concepts and Applications
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • TOUR 1001 - Canadian Tourism Destinations
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • TOUR 1009 - Dynamics of Hospitality and Tourism
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • TOUR 1010 - Eco-Adventure Travel
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • BUSI 2005 - Customer Service
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 1000 - Introduction to Marketing
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • TOUR 1007 - Hospitality Industry Certifications
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • TOUR 1011 - World Tourism Destinations
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 1017 - Digital Marketing
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • TOUR 2016 - Tourism Data Collection and Analysis
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • TOUR 2024 - Guiding and Interpretation
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • TOUR 2033 - Destination and Events Management
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • Program Option Courses - Select 1 course from the available list during registration.
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ACCT 1013 - Accounting Fundamentals
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • TOUR 2027 - Sustainable Tourism
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • TOUR 2028 - Global Travel Patterns and Trends
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • TOUR 2034 - Tour Packaging and Promotion
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • TOUR 2035 - Tourism Challenges and Change
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • Program Option Courses - Select 1 course from the available list during registration.
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • COOP 1039 - Tourism Work Term 1 (occurs after Semester 2)
    (560 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 3)