Tourism - Global Travel - Advanced Standing

Formerly named: Tourism and Travel - Advanced Standing

September 2018

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 4 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 04, 2018
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
TVD
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,513.32 per semester*
International:
$8,161.39 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Fast track into a rewarding and exciting career in just 8 months. The Tourism-Global Travel Advanced Standing program offers students with a post-secondary degree or diploma the chance to explore the many career opportunities in the world of travel.

Program Highlights

Do you dream of travelling the world? Are you looking at beginning a career in one of the world’s fastest growing industries? In 2014, the tourism sector accounted for 1.7 million jobs—9.3% of all jobs in Canada (Source: Tourism HR Canada). If you are a people person and have a passion for discovering what the world has to offer, this program is for you.

The Tourism-Global Travel Advanced Standing program combines practical hands-on experiences with class lectures. Students learn the key elements of the travel business through courses such as: Discovering Destinations, Service Systems Management, Tour Operations, Tourism Trends, Tourism and Hospitality Marketing, Travel Reservations and Hospitality Sales, plus electives in business. You will have the opportunity to travel to a global destination and experience the growing volunteer tourism business as part of elective course work, and meet industry leaders through industry events, program field trips and guest lectures. The 200 hour field placement provides practical knowledge, career opportunities and connections in the industry.

The program provides the leadership and practical skills needed to work for tour operators, destination marketing organizations, travel agencies, cruise lines, hotels, resorts, or tourism and travel service providers. Complete a second business or hospitality diploma in one year, or continue your formal education with our partner universities in Canada, Australia, Ireland or Scotland.

Why Choose Fleming

Fleming’s Tourism-Global Travel Advanced Standing program takes students on field trips every semester to gain real world experience. In addition, students have the option to travel to Jamaica and learn about the Caribbean travel industry, visit local destination resorts, and take part in volunteer work in the community.

What Graduates Say

"The Tourism and Travel Fast Track program provided me with exceptional hands-on experience to compliment my university degree. The program opened my eyes to the vast opportunities in the Tourism and Hospitality field and ultimately landed me the career of my dreams with a destination marketing organization."

Jaimie Judge,
2013 Program Graduate

Work Experience

You have the opportunity to travel on a field trip and volunteer on projects with local people, experience and understand why people travel to resort destinations. You are also required to solicit and complete a minimum of 200 hours of field placement, to practice the theories and skills studied in class. It is recommended that students complete 100 hours between semester two and three and the remainder before graduating. This gives you the opportunity to network and meet potential employers.

Career Opportunities

Industry careers include:

  • Tour escort
  • Travel counsellor
  • Tourism marketing manager
  • Meetings/special events co-ordinator
  • Tour operator/reservationist
  • Hotel front desk associate
  • Cruise line/resort activities director
  • Visitor information counsellor

You'll find work with (for example):

  • tour wholesalers
  • airlines
  • travel agencies
  • destination marketing organizations
  • cruise lines
  • hotels
  • government tourism organizations

Employers include (for example):

  • GTS - Lufthansa Airlines
  • The Holiday Network
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
  • Fairmount Hotels
  • Ontario Waterway Cruises
  • Sunquest Vacations

Minimum Admission Requirements

For basic exception of courses in Semester 1 and Semester 2:

  • 2-year Ontario College Diploma OR
  • an undergraduate University Degree

Provided that you meet the admission requirements, you will be exempted from first and second semester courses of the Diploma program. You will start in September and finish in May of the following year.

Additional Costs

You'll spend approximately $1,000 per year for books and supplies. In your first semester of the Advanced Standing program, if you register for the Study Abroad Field Experience (SAFE) course, there will be an additional cost of approximately $2000.

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized below.

Humber College

Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative average
  • Must possess ENG4U or equivalent with a grade of 65%
  • Must possess grade 12U mathematics or equivalent with a grade of 60%
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Institute of Technology Tralee

Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative average
  • B.A. (Ordinary) graduates in the above program with a minimum 50% cumulative average will be eligible to enter year 4 of the B.A. (Honours) in Travel and Tourism Management program
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information

Robert Gordon University

Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Suitable reference from a Fleming College program faculty member
  • Where the applicant's first language is not English, satisfactory evidence that the student meets the general English language requirements
  • Must be eligible to obtain the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply please see the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website.

For more information

Royal Roads University

Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information
Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information

University of New Brunswick

Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information

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