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Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management

We are now accepting applications for the 2024/2025 academic year

Start Date: September

Location: Tourism & Culinary Centre

Length: 2 Years

Credential: Diploma, Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management

Program Availability: Fall 2024 Term

Canadian Applicants

International Applicants

A student working at a hotel during their internshipWith a diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management, you will be ready to manage all the details that make a restaurant, resort,  hotel, or nightclub a great experience for customers. Our business courses complement specialized training for food service, catering and hotel operations, and you will participate in practicums in our dining room and at local hotels. An international educational study tour will enhance your knowledge of cultural diversity and global standards of tourism and hospitality. You’ll work frequently at industry-related events, helping you to build a solid network of contacts for future employment. Every aspect of the program has been designed with input from industry, ensuring you will meet international standards of excellence.

The Culinary Institute of Canada is located in the Tourism and Culinary Centre. Take a virtual tour of the Tourism and Culinary Centre here.

This is a U.S. Federal Aid approved program. 


As part of the program, you will complete a mandatory term of paid internship in a work environment related to your field of study. The placement is a minimum of 500 hours over the summer between your first and second year. The internship placement officer and program instructors work to ensure you are ready for this employment.



Get your passport ready! In your second year, you will participate in an educational study tour, typically in an international destination.


Holland College has partnerships in Austria and Switzerland that may allow you to complete one semester abroad during your second year of study. You must meet specific conditions in order to participate in this opportunity. Learn more about our KREMS partnership



This program has degree pathways, giving you the opportunity to receive credit for your Holland College diploma when you continue your education. For a complete list of agreements, visit the Degree Pathways page.

Partner Institution Credential Details of Agreement
Athabasca University, Athabasca, Alberta Bachelor of Professional Arts Graduates receive two years of credit toward a Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communications Studies degree. This is an online program.
Griffith University, Queensland, Australia Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management Graduates may complete a Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management degree in one and a half years.
Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, N.S. Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management Graduates receive two years credit toward a Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management degree.
Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, N.S. Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management Graduates receive two years credit toward a Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management degree.
University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Bachelor of Business Administration - Tourism and Hospitality Graduates with a 70% average receive up to 60 credit hours toward a Bachelor of Business Administration - Tourism and Hospitality degree.
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program


2023/2024 Academic Year

Tuition, fees, and other costs are listed in Canadian dollars. International tuition includes the International Student Fee.

1st Year



Tuition $5,135 $10,235
Fees $1,717 $2,467
Other Costs $164 $164
Total $7,016 $12,866

2nd Year



Tuition $4,546 $9,546
Fees $4,057 $4,807
Other Costs $164 $164
Total $8,767 $14,517

Canadian Cost Breakdown

Tuition Fees

1st Year

2nd Year

Tuition $5,135 $4,546
Lab Fee $460 $450
Study Tour $2,250
Student Union $172 $172
Health Insurance Fee $445 $445
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80 $80
Uniforms/Laundry $ 560 $560
Graduation Fee $100
     Subtotal $6,931 $8,603
1st installment due September 5 $4,700 $3,272
2nd installment due January 8 $2,231 $5,331

Other Costs

1st Year

2nd Year

On-Site Parking $164 $164
     Subtotal $164 $164
Total $7,016 $8,767


International Cost Breakdown

Tuition Fees

1st Year

2nd Year

Tuition* $ 10,235 $ 9,546
Lab Fee $ 460 $ 450
Study Tour $ 2,250
Student Union $ 172 $ 172
Health Insurance Fee $ 1,195 $ 1,195
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80 $ 80
Uniforms/Laundry $ 560 $560
Graduation Fee $100
     Subtotal $ 12,702 $ 14,353
1st installment due September 5 $ 9,942 $ 9,022
2nd installment due January 8 $ 2,760 $ 5,331

Other Costs

1st Year

2nd Year

On-Site Parking $164 $164
     Subtotal $164 $164
Total $12,866 $14,517

*Includes the International Student Fee.

  • Hotels, motels, and country inns
  • Resort operations
  • Restaurants
  • Pubs, lounges, and night clubs
  • Catering operations
  • Front office and guest services
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Food and beverage
  • Sales and marketing
  • Convention and conference services

Course Code

Course Name & Description

Credit Values

Course Code:SAFE-1005

PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Credit Values:0

Course Code:ACCT-1001

Financial Accounting I Part 1

Gain an understanding of the accounting cycle and,the use of accounting as an information system.,Explore basic financial accounting theory and,learn to analyze business transactions and the,accounts affected by these transactions. ,Develop accounting skills by using the rules of,debit and credit, journalizing business,transactions, posting transactions, and,completing financial statements.


Course Code:ACCT-1002

Financial Accounting I Part 2

Building on the concepts from Financial Accounting,I Part I, following a manual system and/or using,accounting software, learn about subsidiary,ledgers and special journals, as well as internal,control and basic financial accounting theory and,practical concepts. Learn to account for,merchandise inventory. Develop the skills to,prepare, maintain and close financial statements,and learn the fundamental principles required to,control and account for cash, banking, and,inventory. Prepare payroll according to government,guidelines and regulations and learn to follow,procedures to account for sales tax and workers,compensation.


Course Code:BUSI-1005

Hospitality Law

Explore Canadian law as it applies to the tourism,and hospitality industry. Develop an,understanding of the legal concepts and,principles that govern personal and commercial,relationships, and learn how our lives are,intimately influenced by the law.


Course Code:BUSI-1143

Managing Human Resources

Successful completion of this course will equip,students with a foundation of basic leadership,skills. A special focus is placed on skills which,relate to communication, teamwork, management,functions, styles of leadership, motivation,,staffing, training, delegating, and performance,assessments.


Course Code:BUSI-2050


Entrepreneurship education is the process of,providing individuals with the concepts and,skills to recognize opportunities that others,have overlooked, and to have the insight and,self-esteem to act where others have hesitated.,This course includes instruction in opportunity,recognition, obtaining resources, and initiating,a business venture. It also provides instruction,in business management processes such as business,planning, capital development, marketing, and,financial analysis. Students will have the,opportunity to summarize much of what they have,learned by researching and completing a business,plan for a specific enterprise.,


Course Code:COMM-1300

Business Communications

Students acquire competency in clear workplace,language, writing, and proofreading skills,expected in a professional, technologically,sophisticated workplace setting. Students draft,and evaluate various correspondence, as well as,demonstrate oral communication skills through,business presentations.,


Course Code:COMP-1000

Computer Essentials

Students learn productivity software and explore,digital environments with practical applications,for various workplaces and educational,institutions. The main areas of focus include word,processing, spreadsheets, presentation software,,email and other electronic communication tools,,various digital environments, and,industry-specific applications.


Course Code:HOSP-1007

Wine, Beer, Spirits and Infusion

While gaining an understanding of viticulture and,viniculture, discover types of wine (both,domestic and international), and how they are,produced. Learn the basics of wine tasting and,explore food and wine pairing analysis. Explore,the creation of beer, spirits and infusions,along with mixology techniques used in,hospitality operations.


Course Code:HOSP-1008

Introduction to Rooms Division

Examine the role of the Rooms Division Manager and,how they monitor their department for efficiency,and profitability. Explore the role of the,executive housekeeper and how the department's,human and physical resources are managed. Learn,about the operational organization, physical plant,design, renovation process, and crisis management,of lodging accommodations.


Course Code:HOSP-1201

Professional Food and Beverage Service,Theory

Develop the professional behaviours and techniques,required for a variety of food and beverage,service environments. Explore the fundamental,principles of hospitality and service including,requirements for personnel, equipment and styles,of service. Aquire competency with,safety/sanitation practices, point of sales,systems, and related monetary and control systems.,Learn the key principles of restaurant service and,introductory bartending skills as they relate to,the service industry.


Course Code:HOSP-1202

Professional Food and Beverage Service,Lab

Apply the professional behaviours and techniques,required in a variety of food and beverage service,environments. Implement the fundamental principles,of hospitality and service including requirements,for personnel, equipment and styles of service.,Further develop competency in safety/sanitation,practices, the use of point of sales systems and,related monetary and control systems. Apply the,key principles of professional food and beverage,service in a contemporary dining room environment.


Course Code:HOSP-1301

Lodging Industry and Room DIVI

Identify the roles and responsibilities of the,front office and its positions and the importance,of revenue generation. Discover the relationship,with other room division departments and the,operational organization. Learn about the,fundamental guest service skills required for a,front office position. ,Explore the guest cycle and other departments,within the rooms division. Learn front-office,accounting and night audit processes.


Course Code:HOSP-1400

Restaurant and Bar Operations

Discover the evolution of the restaurant and bar,行业以及相关的各种因素,with an operation's concept, location and design.,Identify the organizational structure of industry,operations and the training required to prepare,individuals for employment,including:staffing,financial issues and customer,service.


Course Code:HOSP-2000

Convention and Catering Management

Develop an awareness of the economic impact of,conventions, meetings and banquets in the,hospitality industry from a local, national and,international perspective. Identify various,market segments, determine their requirements and,analyze how the hotel reaches these markets and,sells their services. Develop the skills required,to take a client's initial request and follow the,process through to a confirmed booking.


Course Code:HOSP-2001

Training and Supervision Lab

Learn how to develop training sessions by,determining participant needs, establishing,目标, and choosing instructional methods.,Develop communication and supervisory skills,required to be an effective leader in the,hospitality industry.


Course Code:HOSP-2167

Food, Beverage and Labour Cost Control

Develop an understanding of the importance of,controlling food, beverage and labor costs in the,successful operation of a food and beverage,outlet. Utilize cost control procedures as they,apply to food, beverage and labor including,,pricing, purchasing, storing, issuing,,production, sales and scheduling.


Course Code:HOSP-2200

Cultural Diversity in the Hospitality,Industry

Explore hospitality trends and issues within a,global context. Gain an understanding of the,complexities of diversity management within the,hospitality industry from a regional, national,and international perspective.


Course Code:HOSP-2271

Revenue Management

Develop competency with the basics of revenue,management in hospitality and related industries,including future trends and applications. Learn,the evolution of revenue management and the,roles, responsibilities, and operational,organization of the revenue management,department. Utilize principles, identify,processes and apply formulas to analyze the,potential profitability of front office and food,and beverage operations.


Course Code:HOSP-2300

Food Theory and Production

Explore food history and the cultures that have,influenced and currently shape culinary trends.,Learn culinary terminology, basic cooking methods,and nutritional considerations for food,production. Experience hot and cold food,production of various food items. Sanitation,,safe working practices and the basic tools and,equipment used in a food production area is,emphasized.


Course Code:MKTG-1000


Learn the fundamentals of marketing and the major,environmental factors influencing today's,marketing environment. Discover how individual,consumers, industrial and organizational buyers,reach their purchase decisions. Develop an,understanding of target marketing and examine the,elements of the marketing mix.


Course Code:MKTG-1255

Introduction to Advertising Layout and,Design

Explore the general field of advertising layout,,graphic design and visual communication. Examine,the roles of the client and the advertising,agency in the creative planning process. Learn,the tools used to develop, design, and produce,advertising.


Course Code:NCPR-1001

Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C

A comprehensive two-day course offering standard,first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR),skills from a certified trainer. As required by,regulation, this course covers CPR and the,management of other breathing, airway and,circulation emergencies, as well as, the control,of bleeding, treating shock, stabilizing,fractures and dislocations, head and spine,injuries, and more. Also, includes automated,external defibrilators (AED). This certification,expires in 3 years.


Course Code:NCPR-1002

Workplace Hazardous Materials,Information Systems

Students complete Workplace Hazardous Materials,Information System (WHMIS) training and,certification.


Course Code:NCPR-1015

Professional Internship Preparation

Internship is the cooperative educational,component of the program in which students are,required to complete a work term in the industry., Prior to beginning an internship placement,,there are a number of activites and requirements,that should be addressed in order to prepare both,students and host sites. This course is intended,to explore those activities, ensuring a smooth,and positive experience for all parties involved,in this mutually beneficial activity.


Course Code:NCPR-1040

Customer Service Certification

Customer Service certification is highly valued by,employers throughout the service and hospitality,industries who are seeking employees well-trained,in providing exceptional customer service.,Students will gain both practical skills and,techniques for providing excellent customer,service.


Course Code:NCPR-1050

Food Safety Certification

Food Safety Certification is highly valued by,service and hospitality industry employers seeking,staff who are well-trained in the areas of safe,food and materials handling procedures.


Course Code:NCPR-1055

Responsible Beverage Server

The nationally recognized Responsible Beverage,Service Fundamentals certificate is required by,employers throughout the service and hospitality,industries for the service of alcoholic beverages.,Students must be at least 19 years of age to,complete this certificate.


Course Code:NCPR-2055

Professional Internship

Internship is the cooperative educational,component of the International,Hospitality Management program where students are,required to complete a work,term relevant to their field of study. This,internship placement provides students,with the opportunity to put into practice what,they have learned, to acquire new,skills, and to gain first hand experience.


Course Code:PRAC-1203

Professional Food and Beverage Service,Clinical

Demonstrate professional behaviours and,techniques for a variety of food and beverage,service environments. Apply the basic principles,of hospitality and service including requirements,for personnel, equipment and styles of service.,Demonstrate competency in safety/sanitation,practices, the use of a point of sales system,,and related monetary and control systems.


Course Code:PRAC-1301

Lodging Industry and Rooms Division:,Practicum

Gain hands on experience while discovering the,intricate workings of the front office department,and its relationship with the other room division,departments.


Course Code:PRAC-2001

Training and Supervision Clinical

Create and deliver training sessions by,determining participant needs, establishing,目标, and choosing instructional methods.,Demonstrate supervisory skills including the,ability to delegate, communicate, evaluate and,为学员提供反馈.


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The college’s facilities are the best and the staff are always friendly and ready to help. The instructors are probably the biggest asset because they know what the hospitality industry expects from you, they are always willing to help you achieve your best, and they have many years of industry experience so they know what they are talking about! The program exceeded my expectations and I started working in a management position in the industry before graduating.

Ricardo, Class of 2021


Tourism, Travel, and Event Management

Prepare for an exciting career in the Tourism and Events Management industry with this two-year program. Spend your first year studying introductory courses to tourism, hospitality, and events coordination, and in your second year, choose between two areas of specialization, Tourism and Travel Coordinator or Events Coordinator.

Culinary Arts

Earn a diploma in Culinary Arts in our two-year diploma program. You will learn all you need to know, from basic knife skills to advanced food preparation. Our on-site training restaurants ensure you are prepared for an exciting career in this fast-paced industry, and you earn apprenticeship hours while you are learning.