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Tourism - Travel Operations

Available: Summer, Fall, Winter

Program Description

The Tourism – Travel Operations program will help you develop skills and knowledge appropriate for an entry-level position in the tourism industry. You will study and work in the Seneca uniform. By living this standard each day, you’ll become practiced in formal, occupation-specific presentation and prepared for the real world*. When you graduate you will have a solid foundation, with exposure to various tourism courses that will help you understand the industry and allow you to better choose an area of focus.

* 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.

Campus

Duration

2 Semesters (8 Months)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Certificate

Your Career

The tourism industry continues to be one of the largest and fastest growing sectors of the Canadian economy. In Canada there are more than 60,000 tourism businesses employing approximately 1.2 million people. Seneca’s Tourism – Travel Operations program prepares you to explore exciting careers in the following areas: ground transportation, in-bound tourism, hospitality, ship and cruise service, travel retailers and tour operators. Specifically, you may find a position as a ticket and counter agent, marketing representative, reservationist, front desk clerk, home-based travel counsellor, convention/conference/meeting planner assistant and internet travel retailer.

Affiliations/Associations

  • Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE)
  • Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA)
  • Cruise Line International Association (CLIA)
  • International Society of Tourism and Travel Educators (ISTTE)
  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
  • Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO)
  • Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)
  • Tourism Toronto

Related Careers

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(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)

Program Costs

2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR

Tuition – Domestic

$3,713

Tuition – International

$14,200

Book & Supply Costs

$1,875


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

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.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

Admissions

Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

Domestic
Alex Tyo 416.491.5050 ext. 22804 Alexander.Tyo@senecacollege.ca
International

Student Recruitment

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Student Recruitment
Additional Contacts

Program Coordinator

Catherine Griffith-Mills 416.491.5050 ext. 77405 Catherine.Griffith-Mills@senecacollege.ca

Program Chair

Angela Zigras 416.491.5050 ext. 77531 Angela.Zigras@senecacollege.ca

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions


Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities


Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees


A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates


Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network