Tourism is the world’s fastest growing sector; in Canada alone there are 1.66 million people employed in tourism-related occupations with a projection of 1.9 million by 2015. The Hospitality and Tourism Management program will prepare you for this demanding and exciting career with a focus on active learning and industry-specific experience.
Students will be taught the framework to become employed within the hospitality and tourism field in a management/supervisory capacity and will graduate with an extensive knowledge of this field, allowing them to gain entrance in a variety of roles upon graduation. Graduates work in various areas including event planning, sales, destination marketing organizations, local tourism operations, lodging and food and beverage.
Students will enjoy smaller class sizes and the individual attention from dedicated and qualified faculty members. Active learning, simulations, and hands-on applications are some of the methods employed to develop skills. In-class training is complemented with participation in a one-week international field study at a major tourism destination (domestic opportunites exist), where students develop cultural appreciation.
Creations Fine Dining is Lambton College's on-campus restaurant and is one example of practical skill development for students in their first-year of study.
Students also participate in a four-month, paid co-op between their first and second years. This industry experience provides the opportunity for application of learning as well as the foundation for the managerial approach adopted in their final year of the program.
O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U
Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant testing for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The test(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.
The progression requirements are currently undefined. Please revisit the program page for updates.
Upon completion of the first year of the program, students will have gained certifications in Responsible Beverage Service from SmartServe Ontario and Safe Food Handling from the County of Lambton Health department.
Program graduates have found employment around the world, from Ontario to Scotland and Alberta to Australia. Graduates find positions in the Hospitality and Tourism industry in operational and management positions in such areas as: Hotel, Cruise and Resort Operations; Tourism Services; Food and Beverage Management; Event and Conference Planning; Inbound Tourism and Attractions; Sales and Promotion; Concierge and Guest Services.