Are travel, adventure and meeting new people part of your career plan? Fleming’s two–year diploma program prepares you for a variety of exciting roles and provides the transferable skills you’ll need to go far in the high-demand, world-wide hospitality industry.
|Program Status:||Accepting Applications|
|Coordinator:||Jennifer Rishor Email|
|Credential:||Ontario College Diploma|
|Start Dates:||January 12, 2015|
|Tuition Fees:||$1,893.09 per semester*|
|* Tuition and fees subject to change.|
Our program is designed to deliver the hands-on skills, experiential learning and contacts to be successful in the industry:
- The opportunity to travel to a global destination and experience the growing volunteer tourism business niche.
- Leadership and practical skills needed to work in, manage and operate the accommodation, food & beverage, recreation & entertainment, transportation and travel services divisions of the hospitality and tourism industry
- Access to leading national employers such as Marriott, Fairmont, Hilton, Sheraton, Trump, Delta and Holiday Inn as well as local partners
- Work placement that complements in-class studies and provides practical experience, career opportunities and industry connections
- A comprehensive variety of courses relevant to the industry delivered by industry professionals
- An optimum blend of hands-on experience, theory, field trips, and computer simulation exercises
Why Choose Fleming
The Fleming College Hotel and Restaurant Management program is highly regarded by employers in the hospitality field. They appreciate that graduates have had a thorough and comprehensive education, preparing them to work effectively as part of a team and as a leader. Work placements often lead to full-time employment and our faculty are well-connected to the leaders in the industry who are making hiring decisions.
Students have the opportunity to design their own learning when it comes to obtaining additional industry-specific certifications and practical workplace certifications. Employers favour applicants who have already completed this training. Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System Certification (WHMIS) is part of the program curriculum and others can be completed as extra- curricular learning. Note: there is an additional cost for these certifications:
- Ontario Tourism Education Corporation’s Service Excellence Certification (OTEC)
- TrainCan's Basic or Advanced Food Safety Training Certification
- Smart Serve Certification
- St. John's Standard First Aid Level A or C Certification
- TrainCan's Allergen Training Basics Certification
- safeTALK Certification
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Certification (AODA)
During your studies, you'll also complete a mandatory 100 hour field placement which you will arrange with the assistance of your program coordinator. This experience enhances both your employability and your educational experience as you network and meet potential employers. It is recommended that students complete these 100 hours between semester two and three.
During fourth semester, you will also get direct hands-on food and beverage experience operating Fulford’s Fine Dining Restaurant, Corner on Sixth Bistro and Gourmet-to-Go; all of which are student operated teaching facilities. Students work in a variety of Front and Back of the house roles, acquiring skills in basic and classical table service. The opportunity to design, organize, implement and evaluate the operation of a variety of food services is also part of the learning experience.
The tourism and hospitality sector has been regaining ground with a stronger dollar and focus on local hospitality and tourism experiences as well as international travel experiences. Tourism is projected to directly support 120 million jobs by 2021, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. Increasingly, large employers are rotating hospitality workers in various sectors within the industry; it’s a good time for graduates to get started in their careers.
Our relevant and comprehensive training provides graduates with many choices when it comes to career paths. This could include employment with national hotel chains or with local resorts, clubs, restaurants or banquet facilities. The airline and cruise ship industries also regularly hire our grads.
Our grads enter the workforce and advance to supervisory and management positions in a variety of functions including:
- Front Office
- Sales and Marketing
- Banquets, Catering, and Restaurants
- Meetings/Special Events
- Cruise lines
- Recreation and Entertainment
- Tourism Services
Minimum Admission Requirements
OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including:
- 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12)
- 1 College (C) Math course (Grade 11)
When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted.
Recommended (but not required for admission):
- Grade 12 College (C) Math
*Note – Students starting in January are required to attend classes during the spring/summer semester.
If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.
There are a number of awards and bursaries available to students in the Hotel and Restaurant Management program and it’s easy to apply. Registered students with an active timetable are encouraged to apply for all bursaries that are administered by the college though our single on-line bursary application. Visit our Scholarship and Bursaries page under the Registrar tab on the college portal.
Double the Power of Your Diploma
Our new pathway allows you to earn one diploma in 4 semesters or earn two diplomas in 6 semesters.
Fleming offers a truly unique and economical way for Hotel & Restaurant program graduates to enhance their credentials by earning an additional Tourism & Travel diploma or General Business diploma in just two additional semesters.
- Athabasca University
- Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
- Ryerson University
- University of New Brunswick
- University of Ontario Institute of Technology
For more information see the Pathways to University page.
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