Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne Campus

In this one of a kind hospitality program, we strive to produce passionate and service-obsessed hospitality professionals. We bring theory into practice through a hands-on approach to learning.

Graduates will enter the workplace with a unique mix of technical and soft skills. Comprehensive knowledge of hospitality and tourism operations is underpinned by effective leadership and management skills.

This diploma program provides future hospitality leaders the foundational skills to thrive in roles throughout all sectors of hospitality and tourism - locally to globally.

Program Highlights

If you enjoy interacting with people of diverse backgrounds and using critical thinking to solve problems, a career in Hospitality could be your calling!

If you thrive when working in a fast-paced environment and are passionate about helping others, Cambrian's hospitality program will enable endless opportunities to travel the world, meet new people and develop a sustainable and rewarding career.

The program offers comprehensive insights into the structure and functioning of Hospitality organizations, big and small.

Here are some of the program highlights:

  • A common first year closely aligns with other business diploma programs, allowing students flexibility in exploring career avenues without losing momentum in their post-secondary studies.
  • In addition to comprehensive technical training in all aspects of Hospitality, students are provided the opportunity to enhance your resume with industry certifications that support best practices in food service, tourism, and hospitality.
  • Students are provided hands-on learning opportunities while completing an industry placement. These real world learning experiences provide a forum for networking and a transition to the workplace. 
  • Industry-recognized experts provide valuable guidance and insights in their respective field.
  • The application of current industry-relevant technologies facilitates the transition to the workplace.
  • Study in Northern Ontario, one of Ontario’s premier tourism destinations. We offer small class sizes and connections to industry partners.

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How to Apply

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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)


  • Computer competency in relevant software

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Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Winter Term Start

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

Spring Term Start

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


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

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

Winter Term Start

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

Spring Term Start

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

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule posted on our website.

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.


Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books & Supplies

The total cost of books in the first year of the program is approximately $900. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

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, conferences and entertainment venues, 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!

Furthering Your Studies

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/University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

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.