Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Aboriginal Tourism Certificate

Program introduction

The goal of the TRU Certificate in Aboriginal Tourism is to graduate First Nations students with the skills necessary to become employed in the tourism industry. We ensure a high-quality post-secondary program that is responsive to the needs of aboriginal learners and is linked to labour market opportunities and employment in the field of Aboriginal Tourism. The foundation of the program is on cultural and applied tourism and small business skills.

This certificate is available for delivery in communities throughout the interior of British Columbia. The program is designed to be completed in one calendar year and combines general tourism and business studies with Aboriginal culture and heritage.

Please contact the Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism at 250-828-5366 for program details and to determine how to offer this certificate in your community.

Aboriginal Tourism Certificate


These courses provide the framework for the certificate, but can be reorganized and customized to accommodate community needs.

Fall semester
Course Course Title Credit
ACCT 1030 Introduction to Accounting Principles 3
COMP 1910 Introduction to Computers and Business Information Systems 3
TMGT 1110 The Tourism Industry 3
TMGT 1150 Marketing and Customer Service 3
TMGT 1160 Organizational Leadership in Tourism 3
Winter semester
Course Course Title Credit
Choose one course from:
EVNT 2250
EVNT 2190
HMGT 2120
Sport Event Marketing
Destination Marketing Organizations
Hotel Sales and Service
TMGT 1020 Cultural, Heritage and Nature Interpretation 3
TMGT 1030 Group Tour Operations I (Aboriginal Perspectives) 3
TMGT 1040 Group Tour Operations II 3
TMGT 1140 Human Resources Management 3
Total credits 30