Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Resort and Hotel Management Diploma

Program introduction

This two-year diploma program is designed to provide the theory and practical skills essential to begin a career in Resort and Hotel Management.

Courses in this diploma provide instruction in Hotel Operations, Food and Beverage Management and Hospitality Administration. Through use of lecture, fieldwork, case studies and practical applications, students will gain insight into management and operations in this dynamic field. In addition to hospitality related courses, students will gain experience in computer applications, accounting, finance, cost control, marketing and business communications. Graduates will have a well-rounded understanding of the industry that will increase their employability.

Tourism programs at TRU have the strong support and commitment of the hospitality industry. Courses have been developed with consultation and continued input from professionals working in resorts and hotels. Graduates have found employment in a variety of resorts and hotels throughout the world. Employment opportunities for students are often developed by work experience opportunities that have been built into our diploma program.

Careers in this field can be demanding, challenging and rewarding. Students with high standards, a commitment to success and a strong guest service focus will find infinite possibilities for careers in this industry.


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Resort and Hotel Management Diploma Student Program Plan 2015-2016

Program outline

Suggested course of study
Year 1
Fall semester
CourseCourse TitleCredit
CMNS 1810 Business, Professional and Academic Composition 3
HMGT 1110 Catering and Service Management 3
MATH 1100 Finite Math with Applications I 3
TMGT 1110 Introduction to Tourism 3
TMGT 1160 Organizational Leadership in Tourism 3
Winter semester
CourseCourse TitleCredit
ACCT 1000 Financial Accounting 3
HMGT 1210 Food and Beverage Preparation 3
HMGT 1410 Hotel Operations 1 3
JOUR 2060 Introduction to Multimedia 3
TMGT 1150 Marketing and Customer Service 3
Total credits for Year 1 30
Year 2
Fall semester
CourseCourse TitleCredit
HMGT 2210 Food and Beverage Management 3
HMGT 2510 Hotel Operations 2 3
TMGT 1140 Human Resources Management 3
TMGT 2010 Financial Operations Control in Tourism 
TMGT 2250 Hospitality Law 3
Winter semester
CourseCourse TitleCredit
ECON 1220 Introduction to Basic Economics 3
HMGT 2100 Food and Beverage Cost Control 3
HMGT 2120 Hotel Sales and Service 3
HMGT 2500 Resort Field Experience ($600 activity fee) 3
HMGT 2610 Resort and Hotel Operations 3
Total credits for Year 2 30
Total program credits 60

Before graduating, and in order to receive the Resort and Hotel Management Diploma, students must complete a minimum of 500 hours of relevant work experience in the tourism industry.