Tourism - Marketing and Product Development 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
TMPD
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 2019 Barrie
Winter 2019 Barrie

Program description

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. A practical 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.

Career opportunities

Millions of jobs worldwide are directly related to tourism. Many of these positions are available in travel or tourism related small businesses, corporations, government agencies and destination marketing organizations or in areas such as attractions and events, or heritage and cultural sites. A few examples of positions in these areas include:

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

Mandatory courses

  • REAS 1000 - Research in the Information Society (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)
  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration. (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • TOUR 2010 - Tourism Promotion (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • TOUR 2027 - Sustainable Tourism (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • TOUR 2028 - Global Travel Patterns and Trends (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • TOUR 2029 - Tour Packaging and Sales (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration. (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • occurs after Semester 2 (Semester 4 / 560 hours)
  • Program Option Courses may include: (Semester 4 / hours)
  • ENTR 2009 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • FOSR 2003 - Wine, Beer and Spirits (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 2001 - Principles of Management (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • TOUR 2014 - Sports Tourism (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • TOUR 2015 - Spa Tourism (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • TOUR 2030 - Trip Planning and Travel Experience (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)
  • ACCT 1013 - Accounting Fundamentals (Semester 1)
  • MKTG 1000 - Introduction to Marketing (Semester 1)
  • TOUR 1004 - Professional Customer Service (Semester 1)
  • TOUR 1011 - World Tourism Destinations (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)

  • TOUR 2016 - Tourism Data Collection and Analysis (Semester 2)
  • TOUR 2023 - Festival and Event Planning (Semester 2)
  • TOUR 2024 - Guiding and Interpretation (Semester 2)
  • TOUR 2025 - Discovering Attractions (Semester 2)
  • TOUR 2026 - Destination Management (Semester 2)