If you dream of working in the hospitality and tourism industry but are looking for a solid foundation before entering the program that most interests you, look no further than the hospitality and tourism courses offered at Centennial College’s Hospitality Foundations program. This program is just what it sounds like: a pathway for pursuing a career in hospitality, tourism and culture. As such, it has been specifically created for students who have not been accepted into the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culture undertaking of their choice but aren’t ready to give up on their career dreams. Once they complete their hospitality and tourism courses in Hospitality Foundations, students are invited to join any program of their choice.
In the two semesters students spend in the program, they attend various hospitality and tourism courses that not only equip them for a future career but also for the challenges of college and the Canadian workplace. That's because through the hospitality and tourism courses, they have 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. 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); and more.
Meanwhile, specific hospitality degree in Canada, 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.
All hospitality and tourism courses in this program are delivered at a measured pace in small classes, which are led by sensitive and experienced professors who ensure that students get the support they need to succeed.
Applicants to hospitality and tourism courses can't apply directly. 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.