Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

Hospitality and Tourism Certificate

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Program Information

School:Olds College of Agriculture & Technology
Faculty:School of Trades & Skills
Field of Study:Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management
Description:Kickstart an exciting career in the Canadian hospitality and tourism industry with the Hospitality & Tourism certificate program. This one year program will provide you with the foundational hospitality skills to prepare you for an entry-level front-line position or serve as the first year of the Hospitality & Tourism Management Diploma.

Through industry focused instruction, you will develop a functional understanding of front office operations, guest services, menu planning, food preparation, food and beverage operations and service techniques, writing and presentation skills, as well as marketing concepts, principles and practices.
URL:Hospitality and Tourism Certificate at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $6,295

Total cost per year including tuition, fees, books, and supplies: $8,780.57
Careers:Hotel ManagersExecutive Housekeepers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*50
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade11 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
50% or better in English Language Arts 20-1 or 20-2
50% or better in Math 20-1 or 20-2
Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement
Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Academic Upgrading and High School Applicants: Applicants currently in high school or who are completing academic upgrading must submit proof of enrollment and any available interim/midterm marks. Final marks must be submitted within one month following the completion of the course(s) and no later than one month prior to the program start date.

    Alternate Admission Option: Alternate Admission status may be offered to applicants who have not or will not complete the academic admission requirements. To be considered under Alternate Admission Status, applicants will be asked to provide the following:

    (Required) Transcript(s) showing any completed high school and post-secondary courses
    (Required) Letter of Introduction and Intent, outlining the following:
    Introduce yourself
    Indicate why you wish to enrol in the program
    Elaborate on your career goals
    Detail your experience relevant to this program and the industry
    (Required) A resume of your work history, extracurricular activities, volunteer service, etc. for the last 5 years
    (Optional) Include copies of any tickets and/or certificates you currently hold (e.g.: first aid, safety tickets, etc.)
    (Optional) Letter(s) of reference from current or past employers/coaches/etc. (maximum of two letters)
    *Submitting Alternate Admission material does not guarantee admission*

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 21, 2023

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