Tourism - Global Travel - Advanced Standing Curriculum

Formerly named: Tourism and Travel - Advanced Standing

Accepting Applications for September 2018

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.
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Courses and Descriptions

Semester 3

ACCT 69
Units/ Hours: 45

In this course, students will learn the basics of finance such as ledgers and balancing accounting books using basic mathematics. Students will organize, manipulate and graph numeric data. Topics include the use of formulas and functions, using templates and recording macros. Students will learn to perform basic tasks such as formatting work sheets, creating and modifying charts and working with lists.

TOUR 45
Units/ Hours: 45

Where can I go? What can I do there? What can I expect? What do I need to know? The answers to these questions, often asked of travel professionals, will be explored in a series of four courses in the Tourism and Travel Program. Emphasis will be placed on the sales and marketing of the uniqueness of various destinations and how each might appeal to a variety of consumer types. The destination geography, culture, and attractions will combine to form a focus for these courses. In this third of four courses, the students will examine in depth the top destinations in Europe

TOUR 43
Units/ Hours: 45

Where can I go? What can I do there? What can I expect? What do I need to know? The answers to these questions, often asked of travel professionals, will be explored in a series of four courses in the Tourism and Travel Program. Emphasis will be placed on the sales and marketing of the uniqueness of various destinations and how each might appeal to a variety of consumer types. The destination geography, culture, and attractions will combine to form a focus for these courses. In this first of four courses, the students will examine in depth the top destinations in North America, specifically Canada and the United States.

FLPL 143
Units/ Hours: 100

One hour a week will be spent with students to prepare them for field placement. Resumes, cover letters, networking skills, and goal setting will assist the students in securing placement. Field placement is a non-paid work experience that provides an opportunity for students enrolled in the Tourism & Global Travel Program to integrate theory and practice in a tourism business environment. The field placement experience enables students to explore their chosen field and apply the knowledge and skills developed in school in a professional environment. This particular field placement course consists of 15 hours of preparation during the term and 100 hours to be completed prior to third semester.

HOSP 5
Units/ Hours: 45

This course identifies and examines the various industry market segments to which hotels and tour operators sell. The focus is on how to analyze an operation's differential advantages. Students develop sales information kits relevant to successfully presenting their operation to potential clients. As well, students develop their selling techniques while creating FAB statements and developing and selling their package plans.

HOSP 53
Units/ Hours: 45

Through text modules, team activities, guest speakers, research projects, and lectures, this introductory course lays the foundation for other hospitality and tourism program specialization courses. As well, it introduces the learner to a variety of future career possibilities. The course examines the eight tourism industry sectors and their inter-relationships, and also addresses the roles of related government bodies and hospitality and tourism industry associations.

TOUR 58
Units/ Hours: 45

The knowledge and skills developed in the Travel Reservation course will have broad applications in many areas of the tourism industry, including travel agencies, tour operators, airlines, hotel, and car rental agencies. This course embraces the very specific knowledge and skills needed to sell vacation and corporate travel. It focuses on suppliers and their products, as well as the distribution of these products to the consumer. During this course students will develop the necessary skills to interpret and analyze travel documents and sources in order to sell an appropriate product to satisfy clients' needs for air travel, ground transportation (including car rentals and rail travel), and accommodations. Students will develop skills in the Sabre Global Distribution System (GDS) in order to process automated reservations for airlines, car rentals, and hotels.

Semester 4

TOUR 46
Units/ Hours: 45

Where can I go? What can I do there? What can I expect? What do I need to know? The answers to these questions, often asked of travel professionals, will be explored in a series of four courses in the Tourism and Travel Program. Emphasis will be placed on the sales and marketing of the uniqueness of various destinations and how each might appeal to a variety of consumer types. The destination geography, culture, and attractions will combine to form a focus for these courses. In this final of four courses, the students will examine in depth the top destinations in Asia and the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania.

TOUR 44
Units/ Hours: 45

Where can I go? What can I do there? What can I expect? What do I need to know? The answers to these questions, often asked of travel professionals, will be explored in a series of four courses in the Tourism and Travel Program. Emphasis will be placed on the sales and marketing of the uniqueness of various destinations and how each might appeal to a variety of consumer types. The destination geography, culture, and attractions will combine to form a focus for these courses. In this second of four courses, the students will examine in depth the top destinations in Mexico and Central America, South America, and Africa.

FLPL 150
Units/ Hours: 100

Field placement is a non-paid work experience that provides an opportunity for students enrolled in the Tourism & Travel Program to continue integrating theory and practice in a tourism business environment. The field placement experience enables students to explore their chosen field and apply the knowledge and skills developed in school in a professional environment. This particular field placement course consists of 100 hours and it is recommended to be complete during semester four.

MKTG 14
Units/ Hours: 45

This is an introductory course in Marketing designed to provide an awareness and understanding of the role and function of marketing within an individual firm and throughout the total economy. The student is introduced to the principles and techniques of marketing and its various functional areas. The various marketing strategies utilized in product or service planning and development, pricing, distribution and promotion in response to the needs and wants identified in various markets are explored.

HOSP 11
Units/ Hours: 45

The customer's choice of vendor often is decided by the distinctive level of service provided. Students learn to create and manage service. They learn how to proactively deliver service excellence, deal with difficult situations, and how to develop a heightened sense of awareness to guests' needs. The course includes a field trip to hotels in Toronto in which they analyze and compare products and services offered.

TOUR 22
Units/ Hours: 45

This is a 'capstone' course in the travel program that integrates product knowledge and skills from all prior travel courses in order to plan, cost, price, and implement land-based tours.

TOUR 57
Units/ Hours: 45

This course introduces learners to the fundamental skill sets required to be successful in the operation of a tourism business. Specific skills covered will include time & information management, professional communication practices, as well as basic sales & customer service. Soft skills, including professionalism and interpersonal skills will be reinforced. Students will learn about typical office protocols and procedures (as they apply to a travel operation), the Travel Industry Act, travel insurance, sources of product knowledge, and documentation requirements. Learners will also begin their introduction to the selling of various travel services with a look at tour and cruise products.