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TFS-010 FoodSafe Level I

8 hours


Obtain the necessary certification to work in the food service industry. This course covers important food safety and worker safety information including food borne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing. Certificates will be valid for 5 years from the date of issue. Note: Bring a packed lunch, beverage and government-issued picture ID to class.


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THD-111 Introduction to Hospitality Fianancial Accounting

3 credits


The Introduction to Hospitality Financial Accounting course is designed to provide the learner with a basic working knowledge of accounting principles and practices commonly used in the hospitality industry. Learners will be introduced to such concepts as financial statements, accounting cycles, balance statements and cash flow as well as how to forecast sales and budget for expenses. A common theme throughout the course will be an emphasis on sound accounting practices and accounting challenges particular to the hospitality sector. Students taking this course cannot receive credit for BUS 100 Financial Accounting Fundamentals, TMA 100 Hospitality Financial Accounting 1 or TMA 275 Hospitality Financial Accounting


Prerequisite(s):

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

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THD-121 Introduction to Hospitality Management

3 credits


This course will provide the learners with a fundamental introduction to those enterprises that are typically considered components of the hospitality industry. From hotels to restaurants to cruise lines and clubs, learners will acquire basic knowledge about characteristics, operational differences and the markets they serve. Common themes and topics in the course will include labour issues, trends, marketing approaches and revenue management. Learners will also be introduced to ownership structures including management companies and franchise agreements. Students taking this course cannot receive credit for THM 100 Introduction to Tourism or TMA 120 Introduction to Hospitality Management


Prerequisite(s):

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

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THD-171 Front Office Management

3 credits


In this course, learners will be introduced to the various categories of lodging accommodations and the diverse markets that they serve. The focus of the course will be on the structure, operations and management of the Rooms Division of a hotel, specifically the Front Office. Themes will include how the Front Office fits within the hotel operation, the guest cycle from reservations to checkout, and the basics of housekeeping operations, hotel security and guest safety and revenue management. Through various websites and online documents, learners will also acquire knowledge pertaining to current industry trends including computer applications and software, human resources best practices and lodging design trends. Students taking this course cannot receive credit for THM 107 Accommodating your Guest or TMA 170 Front Desk Procedures


Prerequisite(s):

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

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THD-200 Restaurant Operations

3 credits


The main theme of this course is to expose learners to operational strategies and management practices within the restaurant industry. Through this course, learners will acquire knowledge of the various types of operations including commercial and non-commercial operations. Topics and themes covered in this course will include marketing strategy, menu engineering, facility design, sanitation and safety and financial management. Through case studies and discussion questions learners will be encouraged to use their own experiences as a consumer or as an employee to critically analyze various operations. Students receiving credit for this course cannot receive credit for TMA 059 Food & Beverage Management.


Prerequisite(s):

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

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THD-281 Tourism & Hospitality Managerial Accounting

3 credits


In this course learners will learn to use various accounting tools to make wise business decisions. From profit goals, to cash flow to budgeting, learners will learn how these tools can increase the chances for business success through strategic planning. Learners will be given the opportunity to problem solve through the use of operating ratios, cost-volume profit analysis, pricing approaches and lease accounting. Students taking this course cannot get credit for THM 215 Hospitality and Tourism Managerial Accounting or TMA 280 Hospitality Managerial Accounting.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful completionm of THD 111, BUS 100 or other 1st year Financial Accounting course

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TMA-059 Food & Beverage Management

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


This certificate course was designed by the American Hotel and Motel Association. The course shows how a profitable food service operation is managed in order to satisfy customer needs and expectations.


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TMA-066 Food & Beverage Cost Control

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


This certificate course was designed by the American Hotel and Motel Association. Participants in this course will learn effective control of food and beverage operations, including standards determination, the operating budget, income and cost control, control systems and computer applications to planning and control functions.


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TMA-067 Managing Food & Beverage Service

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


This certificate course helps supervisors and managers plan for and manage the different types of food and beverage operations in a hotel or motel, including coffee shops, gourmet dining rooms, room service, banquets, lounges, entertainment/show rooms and more.


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TMA-068 Supervisory Housekeeping

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


This certificate course was designed by the American Hotel and Motel Association. Key staff can learn how to manage the housekeeping department, including supervisory training, purchasing and cleaning procedures.


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TMA-069 Bar & Beverage Management

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


Provides information on compliance with government regulations, establishing purchasing guidelines, practicing control systems and procedures, conducting in-house merchandising and supervising bar personnel.


Prerequisite(s):

  • TBT 024 or six months bartending experience

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TMA-100 Financial Accounting I

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


This certificate course was designed by the American Hotel and Motel Association. The main objective is to present financial accounting concepts and to explain how they apply to specific operations within the hospitality industry.


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TMA-120 Introduction to Hospitality Management

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


This course takes a management perspective in explaining the organization and structure of hotels, restaurants, casinos, cruise lines and clubs. Students will gain insight into ownership models including franchising and management contracts as well as into current topics such as service management, business ethics, human resources and marketing.


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TMA-125 Hotel/Motel Security Management

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


Course content includes setting up a security program, security equipment, guest and asset protection, emergency procedures, management responsibility and security procedures covering guest concerns.


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TMA-130 Hospitality Industry Computer Systems

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


Course content includes software and hardware applications used in the various departments of a hospitality operation. Departments covered include food and beverage, front desk, reservations, accounting and others.


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TMA-145 Managing Hospitality Human Resources

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


No matter what department supervisors work in, they must be prepared to manage the industry's most precious resources, people. This course covers recruiting, selecting, compensation administration, interviewing, labour relations and all other issues with respect to the management of people.


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TMA-150 Hospitality Sales & Marketing

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


Course content includes how to identify and sell to the most appropriate markets, develop and implement effective marketing plans and how to plan, select, write, and produce profitable advertising and public relations projects.


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TMA-160 Convention Management & Service

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


This course helps students understand the complex jobs of meeting planners and convention service managers, the details that make or break conventions and meetings, and techniques for reaching target markets and making the sale.


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TMA-165 Facilities Management

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


This course provides the student with an understanding of basic electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning methods, also computing utility costs, efficiency evaluation, preventive maintenance, strategies for energy management, guest safety, employee awareness, and security measures.


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TMA-170 Front Office Procedures

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


In this course you will learn all the steps to receiving reservations, registrations, front office responsibilities and the secrets to keeping the front office profitable while providing top-notch service.


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For information about transferability: BCTransferGuide.ca 

TMA-175 Hospitality Supervision

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


The material in this course will help you hit the ground running. You will learn proven ways to get maximum results by directing and leading. You will learn how to juggle the expectations of management, guests, employees, and governmental agencies. You will also learn creative strategies for effectively managing change and resolving conflict.


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TMA-215 Revenue Management

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


This course focuses on the critical role that revenue management plays in ensuring profitability in hotels and other hospitality operations. Students will learn the difference between strategic and tactical revenue management and why this distinction is critical to business success. The course covers tools and the broad range of information available to revenue managers as well as vital issues to consider when implementing revenue management tactics.


Prerequisite(s):

  • TMA 150 plus either TMA 100 or TMA 275

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TMA-270 Quality Leadership and Management

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


In this course you will learn how to improve your leadership abilities and develop an understanding of high-performance teams and employee empowerment.


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TMA-275 Basic Financial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


In this course you will learn the fundamentals of financial accounting through real-life examples from hotels, restaurants, and clubs. Even those who aren't "numbers people" will understand how to apply accounting principles to hospitality-specific systems and how to produce an accurate picture of a property's revenue, expenses, and net income.


Prerequisite(s):

  • TMA 110

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TMA-280 Managerial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry

Distance (D), 1.5 credits


In this course you will learn how to become smart decision makers by practicing with managerial accounting information. You will learn how to make effective business choices based on the numbers that affect daily operations. You will learn to develop on-target budgets and control cash flow, and reach profit goals with the help of financial reports and other tools.


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TMA-285 Contemporary Club Management

1.5 credits


In this course students will be introduced to the unique world of club management. Students will learn to work effectively with boards, committees, and members to identify, attract, and maintain a dedicated staff. Marketing and managing food and beverage operations as well as the recreation side of club operations are two primary operational areas.


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