Tourism & Hospitality Management Diploma – Sustainable Tourism

North Island College
Program overview
2 years
Diploma / certificate

Start dates
British Columbia
September 2023

British Columbia
January 2024

British Columbia
September 2024

British Columbia
January 2025
North Island College

About this program

Tourism & Hospitality Management Diploma – Sustainable Tourism

Unique in BC, NIC’s Tourism and Hospitality Management diploma is fun, flexible and maximizes your options and opportunities. Travel and explore the relationship between tourism, recreation and resort management in conjunction with the natural environment and gain an understanding of the challenges facing tourism managers and operators.

The program offers domestic and international field trips, a solid and far-reaching co-op program and international exchange opportunities that are fun and effective ways to earn academic credit while connecting with the industry and honing your skills while you study.

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Admission requirements

  1. C in English 12, IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5, or equivalent
  2. C in one of Applications of Math 11 or Foundations of Math 11; or B in one of Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 or Workplace Math 11; or successful completion of MAT-033; or completion of Principles of Math 11 or Pre-calculus 11, or assessment

In addition to above academic requirements, high school graduation requirement and English proficiency requirement apply to all international applicants.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Financial Accounting Fundamentals
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Effective Organizational Writing
  • The Tourism Industry
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership & Management
  • Tourism & Hospitality - Year 1 Field Trip
  • Sustainable Tourism OR Cross Cultural Tourism

Plus one course from the following:

  • Accommodating Your Guest
  • Food & Beverage Service
  • Mixology & Oenology

Plus one course from the following:

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Environment, Society & Sustainability
  • Introduction to Human Geography

Year 2

  • Conventions & Special Events Management
  • Tourism & Hospitality Law & Ethics
  • Tourism & Hospitality Managerial Accounting OR Management Accounting
  • Tourism & Hospitality - Year 2 Field Trip
  • Entrepreneurship in Tourism
  • Cross Cultural Tourism OR Sustainable Tourism
  • Service Management & Operations

Plus choose one course from the following:

  • Introduction to Social Media
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Professional Selling
  • International Marketing
  • Business Ethics

Plus choose one English course from the following:

Students who intend to pursue a University Degree must select from:

  • Essay Writing & Critical Analysis
  • Essay Writing & Indigenous Perspectives

Students who do not intend to pursue a university degree can choose from the above courses, OR may select from:

  • Reading Literature
  • Indigenous Literatures in Canada
  • Travel Writing
  • Advanced Communications and Professional Writing

Co-op – mandatory for all students

Students must complete in the Fall term as a prerequisite to Co-operative Education Internship Work Term in the Spring. Co-op work terms must be completed between first and second term for full-time students and prior to the last course term for part-time students.

  • Co-operative Education Pre-Employment Seminar
  • Co-operative Education Internship Work Term

Scholarships & funding

North Island College offers scholarship opportunities to new students. For details please visit the institute website.


For more information regarding tuition fees, please visit the website.

Career paths

Tourism is one of the world’s fastest growing industries offering a wide variety of career possibilities. It employs over 200,000 people in BC and, according to Statistics Canada, 354,000 job openings are predicted nationwide in the next 10 years. Over 65,000 of those openings are anticipated to be for supervisors and managers. So, whether you are just starting out, looking to advance your current situation, transferring yours skills from another industry or run your own businesses, NIC can put you on a path to a successful career.

We recognize that people are central to the success of every tourism business, and your interpersonal development while at NIC will be critical to your professional future. That’s why, throughout the program, employability skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership and public speaking are strongly emphasized, giving you a marketable advantage in the workplace.

As a graduate you will be qualified for employment in all areas of the tourism and hospitality industry, including luxury hotels, ski and golf resorts, restaurants, tourism services and the travel trade. Some graduates have chosen to operate their own tourism business, while many others choose to work in small or large tourism organizations on Vancouver Island, Whistler, Vancouver and elsewhere in Canada. The possibilities are endless.

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North Island College

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, West Coast of Canada, North Island College is a small public college which offers many programs including certificates, diplomas, a degree in business, and post degree diplomas. Areas of study include university transfer in the...

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2300 Ryan Rd
V9N 8N6 Courtenay BC

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