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Build your career in the tourism industry

Tourism Ontario College Diploma, Co-op program

Learn the dynamics of the global and growing tourism industry with experiences that go far beyond the classroom – including a paid co-op work term!

Program code TRSM
Duration 2 Years
Credential Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Program Delivery Full-time
Full-time program delivery method(s) In person What does this mean?

Program information

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.

Intake information

Start dateCampus
Fall 2023 Barrie
Winter 2024 Barrie

Tuition and fees

Work-integrated learning

This program includes a co-op work term component where you will gain practical, on-the-job experience in your field.

What are the admission requirements for the Tourism program?

Tourism admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

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

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:


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 for Prior Learning website for details:

Additional information

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

What career paths can I take in the tourism industry?

Your Tourism diploma gives you many 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.

Why study Tourism at Georgian?

The two-year Tourism diploma program at Georgian will allow you to learn about the growing tourism industry in a unique and engaging way. Gain relevant work experience through a co-op work term and graduate industry-ready.

Hear from Georgian faculty, a current student and recent graduate to find out why you should be here now.

What courses are included in the Tourism diploma program?

Course overview

17 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
2 Program Option Courses
3 General Education Courses
1 Co-op Work Term

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Tourism program outline.

  • REAS 1000 – Research Concepts and Applications
  • TOUR 1001 – Canadian Tourism Destinations
  • TOUR 1009 – Dynamics of Hospitality and Tourism
  • TOUR 1010 – Eco-Adventure Travel
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.

Your course delivery method(s)

In person

This program is delivered fully in person and requires you to attend campus.

Please note, delivery methods are based on planning for the upcoming semester and are subject to change.

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