Program at a glance
Area of Study
Co-op / internship
Open to International
Full-time: 16 months
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Advance your skills in the global tourism and hospitality industries
Start in September or January!
You'll gain relevant applied practical skills in hotel operations, restaurant management, and integrated event management as well as a solid grounding in practical business skills.
Core themes of the credential include: sustainability, service management, entrepreneurship and cross cultural diversity including an Indigenous world-view, this will allow you to better examine both tourism and hospitality through a global lens.
The Dunlop House Restaurant
All the applied learning classes are delivered out of the Dunlop House Restaurant, located at the Lansdowne campus, we consider this the heart of the program. From this professional facility, you will get to apply newly acquired skills and techniques.
Open for lunch (11:30am -12:30pm) and dinner (5-6:30pm) Wednesdays from October until April, the restaurant features licensed bistro style dining utilizing award winning locally sourced, organic, and sustainable offerings, many in a variety of sizes, at affordable prices. Find out more and make a reservation.
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Advance your tourism and hospitality career
You'll work through courses in business and sustainability, entrepreneurship, services marketing and hotel operations to be ready for a career in the tourism or hospitality sector.
Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.
$8,419 (domestic with work experience)
$24,355 ** (international)
**Tuition is based on 5 academic courses per term
What to expect
The program consists of 15 courses and a 4-month internship starting in the Fall and Winter term. Program courses are delivered using face-to-face instruction.
Apply your classroom skills in the workplace and bring your workplace skills back to the classroom! An internship work term is a great opportunity to gain work experience in your field while enrolled in your academic program.
When you engage in an internship, you get an early start on preparing for your career after graduation! You will be joining a growing number of students who choose the opportunity to alternate between full-time studies and full-time paid work where you can bring your applied classroom learning to life.
Co-operative education is a learner-centered model that empowers you, the student, to direct your own learning and to make a valuable contribution in the workplace. Your learning will be guided and supported by both your employer and the School with a faculty member from your program assigned to coach, monitor, and evaluate your work term development.
To participate in Co-operative Education, prior to your first work term you will need to successfully complete
- TMGT 100, TMGT 240, BUS 261, BUS 314, and HMGT 186 or HMGT 190 with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (C+)
Talk to your Co-op & Internship Coordinator, or login to the Co-op and Career Portal to book a Co-op Information Appointment with an Employment Facilitator to get more information. Connect with your Academic Advisor to plan your program and how co-operative education can fit.
Explore the world through study abroad opportunities. Camosun offers many exchange opportunities with partner institutions around the world, as well as several field school opportunities each year. Your chance to rethink your classroom starts here!
If you are an international student coming to Camosun as an exchange student from one of our partner institutions, learn more about Camosun's international department.
Camosun College is well-recognized for excellence in hospitality education with a strong history of combining the practical and applied skills necessary for graduates to be in demand in the workforce with the theoretical knowledge to understand the industry on a global scale.
This program is designed to build on your bachelor’s degree, adding career-specific training that will open a wide range of tourism and hospitality employment opportunities.
A rewarding career
Accommodation managers in BC earn a median annual salary* of $52,000 depending on employer and seniority.
*2018 Job Bank Wage data
Curriculum & courses
When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.
Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.
- C+ in English 12
- C in English 12 Camosun Alternative
And all of:
- Bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution
- Submission of a resume and/or proof of employment which anticipates completion of 3 months or 500 hours of industry relevant experience or proof of a bachelor’s degree in business, tourism, or hospitality from a recognized post-secondary institution.
For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.
Note: Students who have already completed some course work at a professional institute or another post-secondary institution should submit official transcripts to be assessed for transfer credit.
Our teaching staff
Camosun College is proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys. For more information about our faculty, please visit the School of Business homepage.
Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.