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BUS-100 Financial Accounting Fundamentals

3 Hours lecture, 3 credits


This course presents a balanced and integrated introductory view of financial accounting. Students will be introduced to financial statement preparation procedures and techniques as well as to the fundamental analysis of financial statements for decision makers. The concepts and principles (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) that link preparation and use are given explicit attention. Credit will only be granted for either BUS 100 or BUS 112.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11 or MAT 053; or C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055; or assessment; or by admission to either the Tourism and Hospitality Management Certificate or Tourism and Hospitality Management Diploma programs.

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BUS-162 Basic Marketing Principles & Practices

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


This course introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of marketing as it relates to the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Particular emphasis will be given to the topics of assessing dynamic marketing environments and developing a marketing strategy and marketing mix.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL 090; or assessment; or by admission to the Tourism and Hospitality Management Certificate or Tourism and Hospitality Management Diploma program.

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BUS-170 Computer Applications for Business

3 hours lecture/lab, 3 credits


This course introduces students to computing concepts and skills using industry standard business application software in a hands-on Windows environment. Students will learn to use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications and be able to apply them to various organizational functions. This course provides a practical base for developing sound analytical computing skills necessary in today's business world.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11 or MAT 053; or C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055; or assessment; or by admission to either of the Tourism and Hospitality Management Certificate or Tourism and Hospitality Management Diploma programs.

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ENG-160 Effective Organizational Writing

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


English 160 is an applied writing course that focuses on communication skills required in professional and business fields. Students will learn how to use language effectively, produce general correspondence, synthesize research for formal report and proposal writing, and design effective documents.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL 090; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading (Effective for the 2018/19 academic year); or completion of ENG 104.

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THM-100 The Tourism Industry

3 credits


An introduction to the tourism industry and its role in the economy; its scale and impact, major sectors, tourism products in BC, development potential, language and terminology, industry structure and organization, revenue and costs in various sectors, case studies and applications. Students will learn key legal issues in the industry, and will identify educational and professional career path opportunities in various sectors in the province.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL-090 or English assessment;

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THM-107 Accommodating Your Guest

3 credits


In this course we explore the challenges of successfully accommodating our guests in a complex and changing set of tourism environments with ever increasing guest expectations of quality and comfort. Using hotel operations as a foundation we explore the needs of accommodating guests in various other contexts including resorts, cruise ships, B&B's, campgrounds, overnight tours and base camps. Using the "Guest Cycle" as our framework we then review the needs of the guest and their relationship with the accommodation provider before, during and after their stay. This includes the reservations process, check-in, interactions during the stay, accounting and billing, check-out and follow-up. As part of the course students are introduced to one or more scheduling/ rooming systems (Property Management Systems, PMS) used to assist in scheduling guest activities, rooming the guest, billing and guest history.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090; or assessment.
  • Completion of PREC-11 or Principles of Math 11; or C in Foundations of Math 11, Applications of Math 11 or MAT-033; or assessment.

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THM-108 Human Resource Management

3 credits


The key to the success of any tourism or hospitality organization is its ability to recruit and retain the right people at the right time. In Canada's current competitive labour market having the knowledge, skills and ability to maximize your human resources is critical for every manager. In this course you will gain an understanding of the fundamental human resources theory and practices necessary to ensure you are maximizing the potential of your staff and your business. Course topics include employment standards, the employment relationship, human resource development as well as the process of recruiting, selecting, training and evaluation your workforce.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL 090; or english assessment.

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THM-112 Leadership and Management

3 credits


This course is a mix of theory and practical applications. Students will learn about the characteristics and dynamics of modern business organizations and the role of managers and leaders. The use of leadership and management theory, the development of management tools to achieve goals, and learning how to convey information effectively will provide the foundation of this course. The role of leaders and personal approaches to leadership will be explored as a starting point for the students' own leadership development.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or English assessment.

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THM-119 Tourism & Hospitality - Yr 1 Field Trip

1 credit


This field trip is specifically designed to expose students to a wide variety of operational situations encountered in an urban four or five star rated accommodation property. Students are required to stay at the property, to experience its daily operation, and to dine in a four or five star rated restaurant. In addition, students visit and tour 3 to 6 relevant urban businesses and services within the eight sectors of the tourism and hospitality industry. They are required to contrast these urban businesses and services with comparable regional/ local services and with the relevant tourism and hospitality theory studied in the classroom.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL 090; or assessment.

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THM-170 Food & Beverage Service

3 credits


This course focuses on the philosophy and psychology of service as well as the technical skills (or the mechanics) of service. Students will experience a combination of service theory reinforced by the actual practice of the concepts learned. Emphasis on the concept of customer relations, from its broadest perspective, and the ways it impacts on the customer and on the interpersonal skills needed to manage situations. Students will understand and appreciate the areas of service that are important and critical from a guest and management point of view.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Applications of Math 11 or Foundations of Math 11, or B in Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11, or successful completion of MAT-033, or completion of Principles of Math 11 or Pre-calculus 11, or assessment.
  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or English assessment.

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THM-175 Mixology & Oenology

3 credits


This course is a combination of theory, demonstration and practical experience in the classroom, bar lab and through field trips and guest speakers. The course includes general product & service knowledge of alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages. It also provides the students with the ability to prepare standard classic cocktail recipes, apply basic bar operating procedures, and learn skills to properly engage the guest at a beverage establishment. Students also increase their industry regulatory knowledge through a detailed understanding of responsible alcohol service - Serving It Right certification.


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THM-211 Sustainable Tourism Industry

3 credits


This specialized course provides an overview of the challenges facing tourism managers and operators in today's environmentally sensitive marketplace. We explore the relationship between tourism, recreation, and the management of tourism business in conjunction with the natural resources being utilized and the participants and managers of that resource. Industry, stakeholder, and government speakers representing their organizations' perspective will represent a large portion of the class.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of ENG 115, ENG 160 or ENG 117. May be taken as corequisites.

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