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HOSPITALITY - This program has been suspended for 2016/17

Do you love to travel?

Whether you dream of traveling abroad, or prefer to remain closer to home, the Hospitality program at St. Lawrence College will prepare you to launch a dynamic and satisfying career any place in the world where your desires lead.

There is a high demand for skilled and knowledgeable people in all areas of the hospitality and tourism industry, especially in the food, beverage and accommodations sector. You will be learning about a variety of topics – culinary tourism, food and beverage appreciation, specialized marketing, financial management, catering and banqueting, entrepreneurship and resource sustainability - just to name a few.

Your professors have extensive work experience in the industry and bring a wealth of practical knowledge to the classroom.  Small, welcoming class sizes combined with fun, informative field trips and hands on labs provide you with the essential skills required to become an effective supervisor, manager and leader in hospitality organizations around the world.  

Our program’s curriculum is kept current and valid by involving industry leaders with its ongoing development.  This input of real world practicality helps ensure that your educational needs and future career expectations are being met and that you are “job ready” upon graduation.

Finally, as part of your fourth semester you will be participating in a four week field placement in a qualified work site of your choosing.  This field placement experience will provide you with an opportunity to practice the skills obtained through program studies and to gain further real-world experience while broadening your network of industry based contacts.

So, prepare yourself to work in the exciting world of Hotel and Restaurant Operations. By the time you leave this program, the only question remaining will be - where in the world do you want to take your talents?

    Study in Ireland: Graduates of this program can turn their advanced diploma into a degree.
    Check out our flyer (pdf) to find out more information.


    Career Opportunities

    Are you ready for an exciting career in hospitality?

    Hospitality employs millions of workers globally and is a trillion-dollar growth industry.  It is also the largest service industry, not to mention one of the fastest growing industries, in the world!

    The huge demand for skilled workers means that there is an abundance of employment opportunities and rewarding hospitality careers designed to match your unique skills and interests.

    Many of our graduates now work in supervisory and management positions with proven hospitality industry leaders.

    Whether you desire a management position in a large urban hotel, an intimate restaurant, or a remote eco-tourism resort, our forward-thinking curriculum will provide you with the transferable skills needed for growth positions in dynamic hospitality operations.

    In this fast evolving industry, there has never been a better time to explore employment opportunities in areas such as:

    • Airlines
    • Cruise Ships
    • Casinos
    • Hotels, Inns, Clubs, Spas and Resorts
    • Convention and Conference Centres
    • Catering Companies
    • Bed and Breakfasts
    • Restaurants, Bars, Cafes
    • Hospitality Management Facilities

    This program also facilitates your smooth transition from classroom to workplace by providing students with the opportunity to earn the following industry recognized certifications:

    • Smart Serve - Responsible Alcohol Beverage Service Training
    • Safe Food Handling
    • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials and Information System)
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    Program Name


    Program Code



    Ontario College Diploma

    Start Dates


    Program Duration

    2 years

    Location (Campus)


    Canadian Fees

    2016-17 Tuition fee is $2,850.18. Compulsory fees are $1,062.15. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

    International Fees

    2016-17 International tuition fee is $13,420.00. Compulsory fees are $1,762.15. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

    Additional Costs

    Scholarships and Bursaries

    St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program. Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals. These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential. For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

    Program Outline 2017-18

    Semester 1
    HOTE 10 Marketing for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
    HOTE 21 Principles of Customer Service for Hospitality and Tourism
    HOTE 30 Introduction to Tourism
    HOTE 63 Accounting for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
    HOTE 65 Menu Management for Hospitality & Tourism Facilities
    COMM 18 Applied Communications
    GENE General Education Course

    Semester 2
    HOTE 13 Hospitality & Tourism Sales
    HOTE 22 Ethics and Principled Negotiations for Hospitality and Tourism
    HOTE 56 Hospitality & Tourism Law
    FINA 69 Financial Management
    HUMA 68 Human Resource Management
    GENE General Education Course

    Semester 3
    HOTE 16 Beverage Management and Wine Appreciation
    HOTE 18 Catering and Banqueting
    HOTE 20 Culinary Tourism
    HOTE 23 Sanitation, Safety and Hygiene
    HUMA 1078 Green Lodging Management and Sustainability
    GENE General Education Course

    Semester 4
    HOTE 11 Advanced Marketing of Food and Wine
    HOTE 12 Food Theory Basics
    HOTE 14 Restaurant Operations - Back of the House
    HOTE 15 Restaurant Operations - Front of the House
    HOTE 17 Property Design & Development
    HOTE 43 Food and Beverage Cost Control
    HOTE 99 Field Placement

    Admission Requirements

    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites:

    • Grade 12 English at the C or U level
    • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level
    For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.


    Health Requirements

    Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities


    The Hospitality Management - Hotel and Restaurant program at St. Lawrence College provides me with a competitive edge over other job seekers in the

    industry, who are relying solely on experience.  This program delivers courses that develop the skills employers are truly looking for, reflecting the actual job market. All of my professors are not only instructors, but also professionals, who have extensive industry experience in their relative fields, strong academic credentials, and teach in well-equipped labs.

    Isabel Martineau

    Program Contact

    Mark Bussieres

    Recruiting Contact

    Recruitment Office

    Additional Information

    Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.


    • Young workers (those aged 15 to 24) hold more than one-third of all employee jobs in hospitality and tourism industries.
    • The Canadian hotel industry generates $17 billion annually and employs 290,000 people across Canada.
    • The food and beverage services industry is the largest employer, accounting for 55% of all jobs in hospitality and tourism.
    • In 2014, Canada welcomed 16.4 million international overnight visitors, up 2.7% over 2013.
    • Overnight visitation from the 10 overseas markets where the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) actively invests also grew 10% to over 3 million visitors.
    • International overnight visitors spent $17.2 billion during their trips to Canada in 2014, a 4.5% increase over 2013.
    • Spending also increased by 4.5% to over 17 billion dollars by international, overnight visitors.
    • Canada's hospitality sector is facing a potentially severe shortage of labour over the next 15-20 years
    • The potential demand for hospitality and tourism labour in Ontario is expected to rise from about 607,100 full-year jobs in 2010 to over 831,000 in 2030

    Advanced Standing

    Applicants with post-secondary credits may be eligible for direct entry to an upper level of the program (semester or year) depending on transfer credits. Select the applicable level when applying at and ensure that we receive your official post-secondary transcript for consideration. If you are unsure what level to apply for, please contact the program coordinator.
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