Aboriginal Tourism Operations

Credential: Certificate  Ι  Credits: 35.5  Ι  Offered: September to July


Program Description

This program prepares learners for a rewarding career in the Aboriginal Tourism sector. Students gain practical skills and knowledge in ecotourism, heritage interpretation, and cross-cultural tourism. After completing the in-class courses, students continue with a practicum placement with a tourism company based in Metro Vancouver. A major component of this certificate program is learning how to incorporate Indigenous culture and heritage into the tourism industry.

Career Path

Our graduates find employment with various organizations including non-profit agencies, First Nation governments, or municipal, provincial, or federal governments. The jobs may include:

  • Guest Services Coordinator
  • Vacation Advisor
  • Customer Service Agent
  • Tour Guide

 

Program Summary

Length:

9.5 months

Offered:

September to July

Credits:

35.5

Credential:

Certificate

Format:

Full-time

Schedule:

Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm

Practicum:

Four weeks

Transferrability:

Aboriginal Tourism Management Diploma at NEC

 

Admission Requirements

 

How to Apply

  • Grade 12 completion
  • Minimum "C" grade in English 12
  • Minimum "C" grade in Math 11 or complete written assessment with "C" grade or higher
  • CAAT assessment
  • Interview with Program Coordinator
 

In-Person: 235 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver BC. (We are located just off Main Street)

By Fax: Fax your application to our admissions office at (604) 873-1440

Online: Complete and submit your Online Application

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Course Schedule 

Term 1 - September                                           Term 2 - January                                   Term 3 - April

English 110

Academic English

TSM 113 Customer Services in Tourism TSM 117 Practicum Preparation Seminar

TSM 105

Computer Applications

TSM 120 Special Events Management TSM 118 Practicum

TSM 110

Introduction to Aboriginal Tourism

TSM 125 Cross-Cultural Tourism    

TSM 114

Heritage Recovery and Interpretation

TSM 112 Ecotourism    

TSM 115

Aboriginal Interpretation Field Experience

TSM 116 Ecotourism Field Experience    

Tuition & Fees

Tuition:

$5,350.00

Fees:

$150.00

Books:

$1,244.51

UPass:

$451.00

Total Cost:

$7,195.51

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

For more information, contact:

Admissions Department
(604) 873-3772 Ext. 328
admissions@necvancouver.org