Program Description

This program prepares Indigenous 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.

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Program Summary

Length

11 months

Offered

September to July

Credits

35.5

Credential

Certificate

Format

Full-time

Schedule

Monday to Friday, 9am – 3pm

Practicum

Four weeks

Transferability

Aboriginal Tourism Management Diploma at NEC

 

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

 

Admissions Requirements

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

 

Course Schedule

Term 1 - September

TSM 101

Business Communications

3

TSM 105

Computer Applications

3

TSM 110

Introduction to Aboriginal Tourism

3

TSM 114

Heritage Recovery and Interpretation

3

TSM 115

Aboriginal Interpretation Field Experience

3


Term 2 - January

TSM 113

Customer Services in Tourism

3

TSM 120

Special Events Management

3

TSM 125

Cross-Cultural Tourism

3

TSM 112

Ecotourism

3

TSM 116

Ecotourism Field Experience

3


Term 3 - April

TSM 117

Practicum Preparation Seminar

1

TSM 118

Practicum

3

 

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition

$5,350.00

Fees

$150.00

Books

$1,244.51

UPass

$451.00

Total Cost

$7,195.51

 

For more information, contact:

Admissions Department
604.873.3772 Ext. 328
admissions@necvancouver.org