Program overview
2 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

Start dates
Windsor (Ontario, Canada)
September 2023

Windsor (Ontario, Canada)
September 2024

Windsor (Ontario, Canada)
September 2025

About this program

Tourism - Travel

If you are interested in a career as an airline/tour reservationist, flight attendant, cruise ship employee, tour guide, tour manager, event planner, travel counselor, hotel/ resort concierge, or any other facet of the tourism industry, this program is for you! This program will help develop skills employers are looking for in a new employee, such as communication, teamwork, computer, and customer service skills. Graduates are prepared to begin entry-level positions in a number of the travel industry sectors.

Admission requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Other regions (English proficiency test required)

  • High school diploma/graduation certificate and transcript or equivalent in original language and English translation.
  • English proficiency requirement:
    • TOEFL iBT 78 with no band lower than 20, or PBT score of 550, or CBT score of 213 / IELTS 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5, Duolingo score of 100.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Introduction to tourism
  • Destinations I
  • Professional travel presentations
  • Tourism service excellence
  • Communications in tourism
  • Essential computer skills and reporting

Semester 2

  • Professional development & career planning
  • Destinations II
  • Resorts & leisure travel
  • Tourism finance
  • Information technology in tourism & hospitality
  • Cultural diversity in travel
  • Hotel foundations

Semester 3

  • Work practicum

Semester 4

  • Destinations III
  • Tourism photography
  • Event management
  • Professional tour guiding
  • Social media and marketing for tourism

Semester 5

  • Outdoor adventure and awareness travel
  • Destinations iv
  • International tourism and hospitality
  • Cultural heritage tourism
  • Cruise specialty
  • Skillful sales
  • Sabre part II

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the institute website


  • Total Tuition Fee for Domestic Students: $4,052.62
  • Total Tuition Fee for International Students: $15,410.76


The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Ensure customer satisfaction by providing tourism services in a professional manner, both individually and as part of a team.
  2. Sell and promote tourism products and services proactively.
  3. Apply a knowledge of the various tourism industry sectors and their necessary interaction, both with each other and with government and other regulating bodies, in the provision of tourism products and services.
  4. Perform effectively, both individually and as part of a team, in the reservations function of a tourism organization.
  5. Prepare and issue accurately routine tickets and other travel documentation to clients.
  6. Access and appropriately disseminate accurate and detailed product knowledge and destination information.
  7. Apply clerical and organizational skills to facilitate the completion of administrative tasks.
  8. Apply bookkeeping and basic financial knowledge and skills, including cost control techniques, to the operation of a tourism organization.
  9. Develop ongoing personal professional development strategies and plans to enhance industry knowledge and leadership skills for tourism industry sectors.

Career paths

Tourism is one of the largest economic generators worldwide; employment opportunities are endless. Whether you are changing careers or looking for a new job, tourism and travel will offer you a world of possibilities. After completing the two-year program, graduate job opportunities exist with airlines, airports, attractions, car rental companies, convention and meeting centres, cruise lines, government tourism offices, hotels and resorts, online travel providers, rail lines, travel agencies, tour operators and visitor information centres, among others. Tourism and Travel students can work and earn credits through the Disney College Program and the Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Student Work Experience Program.

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Contact info

St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology

St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology
2000 Talbot Rd West
N9A 6S4 Windsor


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