Tourism Management Diploma

Campus Revelstoke (Sep)
Delivery Full-Time
Credential Diploma

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Program Highlights

The Tourism Management Diploma at Okanagan College's Revelstoke Centre is designed to give students real-world knowledge, skills and opportunities to advance careers in the mountain tourism sector. Upon graduation, students will be ideally suited for supervisory or front-line management positions in tourism.

  • Build a strong foundation in core tourism and business management functions.
  • Network and build connections within the mountain resort sector.
  • Gain practical knowledge through a six-credit faculty supervised tourism sector study course.
  • Advance your career in the tourism industry through a paid winter co-op work term.
  • Work and learn in a diverse and dynamic four-season tourism environment.


Tuition and Fees

2019-20: $5,510.08

  • Fees listed are for ten courses (30 credits). Depending on the campus of study and the courses selected fees may vary. 
  • Fees include all mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee, Development fee.
  • All amounts are approximate and are subject to change.
  • International students will pay International tuition fees. International tuition and fees are approximately $27,500 for the entire program.

Program Details

The Tourism Management Diploma provides students with the opportunity to embark on a career in the tourism sector. The program includes courses which cover core tourism and business management functions as well as providing opportunities for students to network and build connections within the sector. An integral part of the program is a six credit faculty supervised tourism sector study course which will allow students to engage in experiential learning in the sector. Students will also complete a tourism co-op work term as part of the program. Students will have the opportunity to pursue a number of elective courses in wine and culinary tourism, hotel, restaurant, human resources, and conventions management. Upon graduation, students will be ideally suited for supervisory or front-line management positions in tourism.


Admission Requirements

Regular Applicants

  • B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  • Students graduating from secondary school in or prior to 2012: Principles of Mathematics 11, or an equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course; or a minimum grade of 70% in Introductory Mathematics 11; or a minimum grade of 60% in Applications of Mathematics 11.
    Students entering Grade 10 in or after 2010 and/or completing the new mathematics curriculum: A minimum of 60% in one of Pre-calculus Grade 11, Foundations of Mathematics Grade 11, or Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics Grade 11, Workplace Mathematics 11, or the equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course.
  • English 12 with minimum 60% or alternatives.

Senior secondary students who enter the Tourism Management Diploma program with a minimum grade of 73% in Accounting 12 may receive credit for BUAD 111.

Senior secondary students who enter the Tourism Management Diploma program and who have completed and passed both Entrepreneurship 11 and Marketing 11 may receive credit for BUAD 116 (or TOUR 130 as courses are crosslisted).

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants are at least 19 years of age and have been out of full-time senior secondary study for at least one year. Senior secondary graduation will be waived for mature applicants. Mature applicants without English 12 can write the LPI and must receive a minimum score of level 4. Mature applicants without Mathematics 11 can take the mathematics diagnostic test, administered by Okanagan College. A minimum score of 16/25 is required.

Qualifying Status

Applicants who ultimately fail to satisfy the specific English and/or math entrance requirements may be granted admission to and be allowed to remain enrolled in the Tourism Management Diploma program as qualifying students subject to the availability of space after the admission and registration of qualified applicants. Qualifying students may concurrently register in a maximum of three first-year business or tourism courses, any three for which they satisfy the prerequisites. Qualifying first-year tourism management students will not be considered to be continuing students and will, therefore, be allowed to continue in the program after the qualifying year only if all outstanding course entrance requirements have been successfully completed.


Program Outline

Required Courses:
TOUR 105 Introduction to Tourism
TOUR 130 Tourism Marketing
TOUR 200 Tourism Sector Study
TOUR 209 Tourism Law
TOUR 240 Service Design for Tourism
BUAD 111 Financial Accounting I
BUAD 123 Management Principles
BUAD 128 Computer Applications I
BUAD 176 Professional Sales
BUAD 195 Financial Management
BUAD 200 Digital Marketing
BUAD 264 Management Accounting
BUAD 293 Entrepreneurship
CMNS 112 Professional Writing I
MATH 114 Business Mathematics
Plus 4 of:
TOUR 220 Hotel Management
TOUR 215 Restaurant Management
TOUR 230 Wine and Culinary Tourism
BUAD 262 Organizational Behaviour
BUAD 269 Human Resources Management
TOUR 299 Conventions Management
BUAD 227 Selected Topics: Tourism and Hospitality

Successful completion of the prescribed and elective courses as listed in the program outline with a minimum graduating grade average of 60%. Students are also required to successfully complete a co-op work term.



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