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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

New student registration begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The college reserves the right to change its course offerings at any time. Note: Not all courses listed are offered every term. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of letter grade of C is required to meet a prerequisite.

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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, 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, 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, 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.

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  • C in one of Provincial English 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.

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


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THM-170

Food and 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):

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


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THM-170

Food & Beverage Service

2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab

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 12 First Peoples, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or English assessment.


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THM-175

Mixology & Oenology

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-197

Co-operative Ed Internship Work Term

3 credits

This course gives students an opportunity to apply and extend academic knowledge and practical skills while employed with qualified co-op employers. The full-time five-month work experience is facilitated and supervised by the College and includes assignments, based on career development and the work experience, to meet individual educational goals and objectives. Students must complete Co-Operative Education Pre-Employment Seminar (EMP-100) in the Fall term as a prerequistie to this course which is scheduled in the spring term.

Prerequisite(s):

  • EMP 100 plus Completion of a minimum of 24 credits towards the Tourism and Hospitality Managament Diploma.


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THM-201

Internal Controls

3 credits

This is an introductory course designed to provide an understanding of management's requirements for effective internal controls in the tourism and hospitality industry. Topics included are basic internal controls for prime costs and other operating expenses as well as revenues, pricing, break-even analysis, budgeting, standard and other types of costs and variances. This course will utilize spreadsheet software like EXCEL and a POS system like Squirrel.

Prerequisite(s):

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


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THM-203

Convention & Special Events Management

3 credits

Topics you will cover in this course include the coordination of special events, programs, festivals and conferences, the development and implementation of action plans, and working with volunteers and the community. You will also gain an understanding of convention business, providing an understanding of the scope of the meetings, convention and incentive markets, what they look for, how to sell and how to manage them once on site.

Prerequisite(s):

  • 15 credits in THM or BUS


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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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THM-212

Tourism and Hospitality Law and Ethics

3 credits

This course deals with a summary of Canadian Law in general and specific areas applicable to the tourism and hospitality industry. Topics include sources of law, common law, statute law, forms of business, the sale of goods, human rights, working conditions, crime, labour relations, methods of securing debt, liquor, health and other licensing, sale of food, alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages, safety of guests and guest's property and environmental issues.

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


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THM-215

Tourism & Hospitality Managerial Accounting

3 credits

This course is designed to provide an understanding of financial practices and information used by management in the tourism and hospitality industry. Topics included are financial analysis, working capital and cash-flow management, debt and equity financing, labour costs, forms of business, risk and insurance, income and other taxes, operational budgeting, capital budgeting, purchasing vs. leasing, pricing, R.O.I., investment decisions, contribution margin and breakeven analysis, feasibility studies and tax issues and planning. The course will expand on the use of computerized accounting software and spreadsheet software.

Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 100


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THM-219

Tourism & Hospitality - Year 2 Field Tri

75 hours lab/field trip + group work 3 credits

This specialized international field trip builds on student learning from the first and second year of the program by exposing students to a wide variety of Tourism and Hospitality operations in an international setting. Students are required to stay in and tour a four or five star rated accommodation property, dine in and tour a four or five star rated restaurant, and attend a theme event or performance. In addition, students visit and tour several relevant businesses and services within the eight sectors of the tourism and hospitality industry. They are required to contrast these businesses and services with comparable regional/local services and with the relevant tourism and hospitality theory studied in the classroom.

Prerequisite(s):

  • 15 credits in THM or BUS.


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THM-222

Entrepreneurship in Tourism

Lecture, 3 credits

This course deals with a broad range of business skills. Drawing on prior course knowledge from planning & research, business writing, marketing, accounting, human resources, and sales and promotion students will evaluate a new or existing business idea or concept and formulate a formal business plan for the concept. Topics cover the research, development and business planning for a tourism and hospitality related business. This course will also utilize a wide variety of Microsoft Office 2003 programs including word, excel, and publisher.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of BUS 162, and one of BUS 100, BUS 112 or TRM 115.


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THM-225

Cross Cultural Tourism

3 credits

This course is aimed at increasing participant's awareness of and sensitivity toward their own and other cultures and challenging participants to view themselves as cultural beings. This course develops knowledge and demonstrable skills competence in cross-cultural settings and increases participant's knowledge of issues related to cultural sustainability within the context of tourism activity.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ENG 115, ENG 160 or ENG 117. May be taken as corequisites. Minimum Grade C


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THM-238

Service Management and Operations

45 hrs, 3 credits

This Services Management and Operations course will explore the nature of services in general and the unique dynamics of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation services in particular. A primary focus of this course will be on management's role in creating a quality customer service experience by developing a successful service delivery system.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of ENG 160, ENG 115 or ENG 117; and THM 112 or BUS 150; or admission into the GLobal Tourism and Hospitality Advanced Certificate or Diploma.


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THM-250

International Hotel Management

3 credits

The scope of the international hospitality industry provides future managers with both opportunities and challenges. Students in this course will gain an appreciation of the complexities of managing and leading international operations - from how operations are structured to how culture impacts all facets of the business environment.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ENG 160, ENG 115 or ENG 117 amd THM 112 or BUS 150. Minimum grade C


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THM-270

Beverage Theory and Management

3 credits

This course is a systematic approach to beverage product knowledge and operations with emphasis on management and operational controls. Students will get practical experience in the preparation and service of beverages.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098 or 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-275

Food Fundamentals and Service

3 credits

This course is designed to expose students to the inner workings of a commerical kitchen. Students will develop basic cooking skills as well as learn the necessary safety and sanitation considerations that are key to a professional kitchen. In teams, students will have an opportunity to create menus that are both aesthetically pleasing as well as profitable and deliver on those menus in a public setting.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provinical English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL 090; or assessment.
  • Completion of Pre-Calculus 11 or Principles of Math 11; or C in one of Foundation of Math 11, Application of Math 11, or MAT 033; or assessment.
  • Foodsafe Level 1


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THM-276

Food & Beverage Management

3 credits

Food and Beverage (F&B) managers are responsible for coordinating and controlling F&B operations. The objectives are maximizing sales, profit, staff development and overall customer experience, while embracing social responsibility. Managing means designing organization's goals, nurturing teams that align with those and running the entire operating process. This course will help to build the theoretical, practical skills and knowledge necessary to become an effective food and beverage manager. It also provides students with an opportunity to apply their learning in a student run dining room and/or special event.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in THM 170 or THM 175 or Admission into the Global Tourism and Hospitality Management Advanced Certificate or Admission into the Global Tourism and Hospitality Management Advanced Diploma


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THM-300

Global Tourism

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

Tourism is considered to be one of the world's largest industries with the potential to contribute significantly to the development of most economies. Given the pace of globalization, it is essential to understand how the global tourism system is evolving as stakeholders grapple with a wide range of opportunities, issues and constraints. Students will evaluate the policies, planning and processes needed to balance supply and demand while managing the economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts of tourism on a destination. Through the examination of best practices of various international destinations, students will explore the tourism system and its sub-sectors including transportation, food and beverage, accommodation, attractions and entertainment.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission into the Advanced Global Tourism and Hospitality Management Diploma/ Certificate or minimum 30 credits for non-program students. ENG 115, ENG 117 or ENG 160 must be taken in the first semester, if not already taken.


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THM-320

Directed Independent Studies in Tourism

3 credits

This course provides students with an opportunity to engage in independent research or study outside of the traditional classroom environment. Working under the supervision of a Tourism faculty member students can develop research skills and integrate theoretical knowledge with practical experience in an applied setting. Once a project has been agreed upon, the student is responsible for developing an independent work plan which will include timelines, outcomes that fall within criteria established by the Dept. and agreed upon evaluation tools. This course is unique in that students have the flexibility to pursue projects of personal interest of to participate in existing regional or international projects and receive credit for their work.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Permission of the Department; Minimum of 15 credits in either the Tourism and Hospitality Management Diploma or Global Tourism and Hospitality Management Advanced Diploma; C in either ENG 115 Essay Writing and Critical Analysis or ENG 160 Effective Organization Writing.


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THM-340

Field School - Tourism

3 credits, 90 hours

Travel the world and earn credit towards your diploma at the same time. The field school will provide students with an opportunity to integrate classroom theory in a practical, field based setting. The theme and location of the field school will vary from year to year but the overall goal of gaining in depth knowledge of a particular facet of the tourism industry in an international setting will remain constant. Students will have an opportunity to explore a country's culture and experience a "behind the scenes" look at how its tourism industry operates.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Submission of an application to the Department. Successful completion of a year one English Course. Minimum of 24 credits in a Tourism and Hospitality Program.


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THM-390

Internship - Tourism and Hospitality

3 credit, 360 hours

Tourism is one of the fastest growing global industries with career opportunities in a range of sectors including food and beverage, hotels, adventure, conferences and government agencies. This 360 hour internship will provide students with an opportunity to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to the hospitality or tourism business. Internships take place during the summer between year one and year two of the program and students can chose to work regionally, nationally or internationally. A great first step in your career.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Must be enrolled in Global Tourism and Hospitality Advanced Diploma and have successfully completed a minimum of 21 credits. Minimum GPA of 2.33. EMP 010.


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