Hotels and resorts are places of rest and relaxation where a weary traveler or businessperson can rest his or her head. Ensuring that they are run like clockwork and satisfy guests needs are professionals with a hotel management degree or diploma who work in all elements of full service lodging operations including: front office, food and beverage, housekeeping, sales and marketing, accounting, human resources, and more. With 8,356 Canadian hotels, motels, inns and resorts accommodations that employ 378,000 people now is a great time to obtain a hotel management education and enter this field.
To meet the growing demand for hotel and resort managers, Centennial Colleges Hospitality Management Hotel and Resort program admits students at three points during the year (September, January and May). To begin their hotel management education at this institution, students must present at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. Also required is a compulsory English 12C or U credit, skills assessment or equivalent. Possession of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.
Once accepted, students attend courses that are designed to offer them a hotel management education that results in the knowledge and ability to link directly into the industry at the conclusion of the program. This is achieved through a full range of business practices (marketing, human resources, and finance and industry operations as applied to the accommodation industry) in lectures and through an industry field placement. The practical aspect of Centennial Colleges hotel management education allows students to apply what they have learned in their courses to the real world and build valuable relationships with employers that will give them the upper hand over their competition.
Once they complete their hotel management education, study, students will have the skills to be successful managers in their chosen area. Organizations that hire Centennial College graduates: Delta Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Wyndham International and Choice Hotel.
Additionally, those who wish to continue their hotel management education may do so via articulated programs with select universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships allow students to apply academic credit towards further study and include: Athabasca University, Switzerlands International Hotel Management Institute, Vancouver Island University, University of New Brunswick and Royal Roads University in British Columbia.