Centennial College’s Tourism diploma program will prepare you for an industry that Tourism HR Canada projects will grow to 2.1 million jobs, exposing a labour and skills shortage in more than 400 types of tourism industry jobs and careers.
January, May, September
About the program
The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario data shows that in 2019 Tourism in Ontario was a $36 billion a year industry, with more than 200,000 businesses and 400,000 employees. Now recovering from the impact of Covid-19, Tourism and Hospitality is once again one of the fastest growing global industries which means opportunity for tourism graduates. In fact, tourism employs 1 in 10 people and generates 10 per cent of global gross domestic product.
Centennial College’s Tourism diploma program will combine a well-rounded academic curriculum with hands-on experiential learning, culminating in a 14-week work-integrated learning experience. Content is inspired by the input of industry leaders, bringing together the knowledge and skills required to thrive in both the inbound and outbound parts of the tourism industry.
You’ll also graduate job-ready with industry certifications such as Smart Serve, Safe Food Handlers, CPR, Travel Insurance, Cruise Industry and TICO Travel Counsellor Certification.
- Sales and marketing
- Groups and Incentive specialist
- Conference and Meetings providers
- Inbound and outbound tour operators
- Inbound tour sales
- Outbound tour sales
- Retail travel sales and counselling
- Tourism associations
- Hotel operations
- Government economic development