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Gain in-demand entry level skills in hospitality, food and beverage, accommodations, sales, marketing, and events while preparing for employment or further education

VCC Award of Achievement
Start Dates
Jan, May, Sep

What you will learn


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Establish foundational hospitality industry specific knowledge and skills, creating an education pathway into VCC’s Hospitality Management Diploma.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of careers within the hospitality industry.
  • Develop knowledge and skills to support entry level employment in the hospitality industry.
  • Participate in a Reflective Networking Capstone event for hospitality industry leaders to increase industry awareness and strengthen employment prospects. industry awareness and strengthen employment prospects.
  • Review the origins and history of tourism.
  • Examine the sectors of tourism and hospitality and their relationship within the hospitality industry.
  • Identify the importance of tourism to Vancouver, British Columbia and Canada.
  • Determine travel behavior and marketing influences.
  • Examine the impacts of tourism including economic, social, environmental stewardship and climate change.
  • Discuss indigenous tourism in BC and Canada.

What to expect


This micro-credential introduces students to the hospitality industry – a dynamic, fast-paced industry with extensive opportunity for engaging employment. Students who complete the micro-credential will acquire in-demand entry level knowledge and skills for employment, and a learning pathway to further improve their qualifications and expand career opportunities within the hospitality industry.

Classes will be a combination of face-to-face and fully online in a blended model.


Fees and other costs  

Fee description Fee Amount Notes
Tuition $687  
College initiative $5  
Campus resource $28  
Materials $145 not including textbooks
Total $865  

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