Craft remarkable experiences for guests who expect the best  

Launch your hospitality career with our dynamic one-of-a-kind program that strives to produce passionate and service-obsessed professionals who have a talent for making guests feel welcome. You’ll gain the ability to flourish in a fast-paced environment with a skill set desired worldwide and meet new people from diverse backgrounds as you develop a sustainable and rewarding career. 

Nestled in Northern Ontario, one of Ontario’s premier tourism destinations, you’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of hotel and restaurant operations, big and small, while honing the management skills you need to thrive in all sectors of hospitality and tourism throughout the globe. 

Program highlights

  • Gain comprehensive knowledge of hospitality and tourism operations 
  • Enter the workplace with a unique mix of technical and soft skills 
  • Opportunity to earn industry certifications related to food service, tourism, and hospitality 
  • Fast-track options available through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) 
  • Hands-on learning while completing an industry placement 

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ACC 1045 Introduction to Accounting 3
BUS 1125 Business Professionalism 3
BUS 1146 Introduction to Business Management 3
BUS 1211 Business Mathematics 3
ENG 1002 College Communications 3
HRM 1035 Hospitality and Tourism 3
ISP 3026 Spreadsheets for Business 3
Semester 2
ACC 1050 Financial Accounting 3
BUS 1111 Business Research Methods 3
BUS 1153 CSR and Ethics 3
BUS 1212 Financial Mathematics 3
LAW 1029 Hospitality Law & Risk Mgmt 3
MKT 1204 Foundations of Marketing 3
One General Education Course. 1 3
Semester 3
BUS 2040 Organizational Behavior 3
HRM 1016 Procurement & Cost Control 3
HRM 1027 Facilities Management 3
HRM 1029 Food Nutrition and Beverage 3
HRM 1034 Sales and Customer Service 3
IND 1011 Indigenous Business and Economics 3
One General Education Course. 1 3
Semester 4
HRM 1026 Event Conference Management 3
HRM 1028
Field Placement
or Capstone
HRM 1030 Gaming Casinos Entertainment 3
HRM 1031 Restaurant Operations 3
HRM 1032 Revenue Management 3
HRM 1033 Rooms and Front Office Admin 3
One General Education Course. 1 3
 Total Credits87

For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.

Admission requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)
  • Any grade 11 mathematics (C), (U), or (M)

Additional admission requirements


  • Computer competency in relevant software

Program delivery


Spring term start

SEMESTER 1:  Spring 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 3:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Spring 2025


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:   Winter 2026

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:   Winter 2026

Spring term start

SEMESTER 1:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Winter 2026
SEMESTER 4:  Spring 2026

Specific program pathways

After the first year of studies, students will be eligible for transfer into the second year of the following diploma programs at Cambrian: BusinessBusiness - AccountingBusiness - Accounting - OnlineBusiness Administration, and Business Administration-Accounting. Students will need to make up Micro and Macro Economics. Please speak to your coordinator to discuss transfer options. 

College or university degree opportunities  

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian's college and university agreement details for further information. 

Employment opportunities

This program can lead to career opportunities in many sectors of the hospitality and tourism industry.

You may work for a large hotel chain, conference and entertainment venues, and a food service operation such as a bar, pub, or restaurant. Opportunities are also available in non-traditional roles such as industry support organizations, tourism boards, distributors, and manufacturers.

Career opportunities can include positions, but not limited to roles such as:

  • Front Office Manager
  • Concierge
  • Casino Manager or Supervisor
  • Event Coordinator, Planner or Managers
  • Hotel and Resort Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • Tourism Advisor
  • Revenue and Finance Manager
  • Human Resources Generalist or Coordinator
  • Food and Beverage Manager or Supervisor
  • Club Manager
  • Attractions Manager
  • Membership Coordinator

Some graduates also choose to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.

Salaries vary depending on your location, the market of choice, and the scale and status of the enterprise, among other factors - the possibilities are endless!

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.