Program Description

This program prepares students for an exciting career in the Indigenous tourism industry, which continues to grow across Canada. Building on the foundational NEC certificate program in Aboriginal Tourism Operations, students learn about managing a small business in the tourism sector. Coursework includes marketing, organizational dynamics, human resource management, and business law followed by a practicum placement to apply their skills and knowledge at a tourism company based in Metro Vancouver.

Program Summary

Length

9 Months

Offered

September to July

Credits

60

Credential

Diploma

Format

Full-time

Schedule

Monday to Friday, 9am-4 pm

Practicum

4 weeks

Transferability

· 48 credits to Capliano University

· 60 credits to Royal Roads University

University Transfer

The Aboriginal Tourism Diploma is transferable to the Bachelor of Tourism Management at Capilano University and Bachelor of Arts in Global Tourism Management at Royal Roads University.

 Career Path

Graduates from this program have become employed in the tourism industry as tour guides or customer service agents. Other graduates have pursued their entrepreneurial spirit and became self-employed as a tourism owner and operator.

Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of ATO Certificate or equivalent
  • Minimum "C" grade in TSM 105 (Computer Applications)
  • Minimum "C" grade average in ATO program
  • Minimum of 3 months employment experience in tourism operations
  • Interview with Program Coordinator

Course Schedule

Term 1 - September

Course Code

Course Name 

Credits

TSM 220

Marketing

5

TSM 211

Financial Management in Tourism I

5

TSM 214

Organizational Dynamics

5

TSM 223

Human Resource Management

5

TSM 218

Project Management Field Experience

5

ENG 201

Business Communications

 

 

Term 2 - January

Course Code

Course Name 

Credits

TSM 226

Financial Management in Tourism II

5

TSM 216

Tourism Business Law

5

TSM 224

Small Business Development

5

TSM 228

Business Development Field Experience

 

Term 3 - April

Course Code

Course Name 

Credits

TSM 227

Practicum Preparation Seminar

 5

TSM 229

Practicum

 5

 

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 Tuition & Fees

Tuition

$5,350.00

Fees

$150.00

Books

$1,507.96

UPass

$451.00

Total Cost

$7,458.96

 

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