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    Hospitality Management - Hotel and Restaurant

(Optional Co-op)

Program Code:HTM
Campus:Markham
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Start Dates:Fall, Winter,
Start dates are subject to change
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

The Hospitality Management – Hotel and Restaurant diploma is a four–semester program. As a student, you will learn the concepts and techniques related to hotel and restaurant operations, international marketing, food preparation and service, financial analysis, accounting, front and back office operations and intercultural team dynamics. You’ll gain a thorough foundation of national and international markets, exceptional customer service, industry standard software applications, leadership, cultural diversity, and operations and management skills. You will study and work in the Seneca uniform. By living this standard each day, you become practiced in formal, occupation–specific presentation and prepare for the real world*.

Also, you will acquire professional certification and training in Food Handling, Smart Serve, First Aid and CPR, and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS). Best of all, you will gain real–world experience by developing your skills at the Markham Campus and historic Eaton Hall Chateau and through an externship** or optional co–op placement between year one and two of the program.

* As a student of this program, you will purchase a professional uniform and obtain industry certifications at a fee. These measures are vital to the program curriculum and contribute to your professional experience.

** Externships are work–term opportunities to gain industry experience and network with industry professionals.

International Travel/Study Abroad

As a student in the Hospitality Management – Hotel and Restaurant program you are eligible to apply to study abroad in your fourth semester and may qualify for a field placement position at one of the following international institutions:

  • Fernwood Business School - Aspire Group in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Zulu Nyala Game Lodge - South Africa.
  • Swiss Hotel Management School - Montreaux, Switzerland

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 11 Mathematics: (C) or (U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Note:

  • Although not required for admission, a basic proficiency in personal computer applications and possession of an up–to–date computer or laptop are recommended for your success in the program.

Fees

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Your Career

The hospitality industry is continually evolving to provide superior services and experiences to consumers. As a graduate of Seneca’s Hospitality Management – Hotel and Restaurant program you will gain the skills and competencies to work and manage effectively in the hospitality industry, which includes hotels, lodges, resorts, casinos, restaurants, caterers, clubs, amusement parks, seniors’ residence and much more. You may find a career in a supervisory and management position in hotel front office, food and beverage operations, catering, resort hosting, banquet planning, human resources, room booking, event and meeting planning, marketing and sales or hotel and restaurant administration.

Co-operative Education Program

During the first semester, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for admission to the co–op option. Co–op provides you with the opportunity to secure a paid work–term between academic semesters. It also allows you to benefit from a combination of classroom learning and real–world experience. Please note that you will have a shared responsibility for securing employment opportunities and must meet co–op entrance requirements in order to be considered (see Student Advisor or Co–op Co–ordinator for details).

Co–op hospitality–related positions may be in hotel services, sales, retail, event and trade shows, promotional activities, and exceptional customer service, among others.

Co-op Model - September Start
  Sept-Dec Jan-Apr May-Aug
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Work-Term
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4  

Co-op Model - January Start
  Jan-Apr May-Aug Sept-Dec
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Work-Term
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4  

Professional Certifications

During the course of study, you will be required to attain the following Professional Certifications*:

  • Smartserve
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Food Handling Certification
  • Guest Service Gold

Professional Affiliations

  • American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AH&LA)
  • Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE)
  • Canadian Hotel Marketing & Sales Executives (CHMSE)
  • Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
  • Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (CHRIE)
  • Meeting Planners International (MPI)
  • Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association

Co-operative Education Option

Externship provides you with the opportunity to secure a paid work–term between academic semesters. It also allows you to benefit from a combination of classroom learning and real–world experience. Please note that you will have a shared responsibility for securing employment opportunities. Externship hospitality–related positions may be in hotel services, sales, retail, event and trade shows, promotional activities and exceptional customer service, among others.

Co-op Model – September Start
  Fall Winter Summer
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Work–Term
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 ------
Co-op Model – January Start
  Winter Summer Fall
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Year 2 Semester 4 Work–Term ------

Transfer Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following postsecondary institution(s):

Toronto

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Algonquin College• Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Ryerson University• Bachelor of Commerce, Hospitality Tourism Management

Ontario

University/CollegeDegrees Available
University of Guelph• Bachelor of Commerce in Hotel and Food Administration
Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus• Honours Bachelor of Arts

Canada

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Royal Roads University• Bachelor of Arts in Global Tourism Management
• Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel Management

U.S.

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Davenport University• BBA – Management, Marketing, Sport Management or BBA/MBA – Strategic Management
Niagara University• Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management or Tourism and Recreation Management

International

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Griffith University• Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management
Swiss Education Group• Swiss Higher Diploma in International Hotel and Tourism Management (IHTM), to Bachelor (Honours) of Arts in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Transfer Credit

Students earning dual credits from an approved high school program, or from a Specialist High Skills Major, for example, Hospitality and Tourism program, may be eligible to receive transfer credits towards a credential.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Foundation: (Fall or Winter)
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
HTM100 Hospitality in the Tourism Industry 2
HTM102 Math Foundations II 3
HTM105 Hotel Front Office Operations and Management 4
HTM110 Exceptional Guest Services and Customer Relations 3
HTM210 Externship Preparation 2
TCS200 Computer Applications for Tourism 2
 
Foundation: (Winter or Summer)
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
HTM205 Dining Room Service Management 3
HTM215 Housekeeping Management 2
HTM220 Food and Beverage Operations Management 3
HTM225 Food, Theory and Practice 3
HTM240 Hospitality Accounting 3
HTM330 Human Resource Management 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only) 1
 
Practicum or Co-op Term (Summer or Fall)
Subject Course Name Hrs/Wk
HTM250 Industry Externship 3
Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Application: (Fall or Winter)
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
HTM305 Guest Security Management 2
HTM415 Events, Meetings and Convention Services 3
HTM440 Financial Management 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
XXXXXX Professional Option 3
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only) 1
 
Mastery: (Fall or Summer)
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
HTM200 Hospitality Communications 3
HTM340 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 4
HTM406 Sommelier: An Introduction 3
HTM430 Supervision and Leadership in Hospitality 3
HTM450 Hospitality Law Management 3
HTM490 Hotel Management Simulation 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3

 

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
College English
Hospitality Industry
Math Foundations II
Front Office Operations
Exceptional Service
Computer Applications for Tourism
Externship Preparation
 
Semester 2
Dining Room Management
Housekeeping Management
Food and Beverage Operations Management
Food, Theory and Practice
Hospitality Accounting
Human Resource Management
General Education Option
 
Externship Term
Industry Externship
Semester 3
Events, Meetings and Convention Services
Guest Security Management (online)
Financial Management
Professional Option
General Education Option (online)(literature)
Semester 4
Hospitality Communications
Hospitality Marketing and Sales
Events, Meetings and Convention Services
Supervision and Leadership in Hospitality
Hospitality Law Management
Hotel Management Simulation
General Education Option
Sommelier: An Introduction

Professional Options

A professional option may be taken in semester three. Students will be advised in semester two which options will be offered for semester three.

Resort Management
Club Management
Spa Management
Casino Management
International Hotel Management
Catering Management
Food and Wine Pairing
Volunteerism & International Development
Wedding Planning
Mobile Intensive Learning Experience
Cruise Specialist

Contact Us

More Information: www.senecacollege.ca/school/tourism.
Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
Email: admissions@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Ida Yee
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22405
Email: Ida.Yee@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Steve Bennett
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 77434
Email: Steve.Bennett@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Domestic Student Advisor: Izabela Loranty
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 77547
Email: Izabela.Loranty@senecacollege.ca
International Student Advisor: Xiaolei Wu
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22642
Email: Xiaolei.Wu@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Catherine Griffith-Mills
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 77405
Email: Catherine.Griffith-Mills@senecacollege.ca
Co-operative Education Office: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 77615
Email: Cooperative.Education@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Angela Zigras
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 77531
Email: Angela.Zigras@senecacollege.ca

Testimonial

“Being in he Hospitality Program at Seneca College has taught me a great deal about the hotel and restaurant industry. The professors are knowledgeable and experienced in the field and bring real–life working situations into the learning environment. Seneca College has given me the tools to immediately enter the workforce with confidence. Thanks to dedicated faculty, I have succeeded in obtaining my dream of becoming a Professional Wedding Planner.''

Courtney Hay
2012 Hospitality Management
Hotel and Restaurant

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HTM students learn what it's like to be behind-the-scenes as they prepare and serve a meal for classmates and professors.Video

Testimonial

“Being in he Hospitality Program at Seneca College has taught me a great deal about the hotel and restaurant industry. The professors are knowledgeable and experienced in the field and bring real–life working situations into the learning environment. Seneca College has given me the tools to immediately enter the workforce with confidence. Thanks to dedicated faculty, I have succeeded in obtaining my dream of becoming a Professional Wedding Planner.''

Courtney Hay
2012 Hospitality Management
Hotel and Restaurant

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