Hospitality and Tourism Courses Form Strong Knowledge Base

Did you know that there are hospitality and tourism courses that you can attend in order to have a pathway for pursuing a career in Hospitality, Tourism and Culture? These courses are offered at Centennial College’s Hospitality Foundations program and are specifically designed for those students who have not been accepted into the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culture undertaking of their choice. Upon successful completion of the hospitality and tourism courses in Hospitality Foundations, students are invited to join any program of their choice.

Taking two semesters to complete, aside from the seamless pathway, the hospitality and tourism courses also result in an Ontario College Certificate. But just what sort of courses does this program entail? First, it should be noted that the program offers smaller class sizes and more individualized attention. Secondly, there is a carefully measured pace to the program delivery, which is carried out by sensitive and experienced professors. Thirdly, courses cover a combination of communication and field preparation topics. Students who attend these hospitality and tourism courses are also exposed to the opportunity to develop academic and professional skills and attitudes, which will facilitate success in their program of choice and eventual career. Among these skills are English fluency, including reading, writing, listening and speaking. In regards to specific attitudes, students get into the habit of reflective practice in order to continuously develop their communication competence in all language strands.

Among the specific hospitality degree include: Theory of Food Fundamentals (as good food is the foundation on which the restaurant industry is built, it is imperative that one understands how to not only produce good food, but to do so in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner. This course will introduce learners to the theoretical principles of food production); Geography and Tourism – Western Hemisphere (examines earth sciences such as land formations, time zones and climate. There will include a basic introduction to plate tectonics); and more. Meanwhile, professionalism courses include: Life Skills and Job Readiness (helps students develop learning skills and life skills that will help them to maximize their personal fulfillment); and Foundations: Developing College Communications (designed to assist students in upgrading their English skills in the four areas – reading, writing, speaking, and listening).

Students can’t apply directly these hospitality and tourism degree. Instead, they must advised and assisted to register by the Centennial College Assessment and Advising Centre. Additionally, students must at least have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature applicant status (19 years or older). Prior to registration, students must complete the Centennial College English skills assessment and score 130 or 131. In some cases, students’ skills assessment score will satisfy the requirements for their original program choice. Centennial College will notify them by sending an offer to their original program if there is still space available.

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