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Hospitality and Tourism Management

Set the table for career success.

Develop in-depth business knowledge and learn to create exciting and engaging experiences across the tourism and hospitality industries.

Through the Hospitality and Tourism Management program, you will develop the fundamental management and customer service skills you need to start an exciting career in the hospitality and tourism industry.

In this program, you will build practical planning, preparation and management skills through classroom-based coursework and lab-based applied-learning experiences. You’ll also gain experience serving real guests alongside students and celebrated chefs at Jane’s, RRC Polytech’s fine-dining restaurant. As part of your RRC Polytech education, you’ll build practical experience, meet potential employers and expand your professional network through a co-op work experience with a local business partner.

As a Hospitality and Tourism Management student, you can choose to complete a one-year certificate or enhance your employment potential and explore advanced opportunities through a two-year diploma. 

Certificate: After completing the first year of this program, you can choose to graduate with a Hospitality and Tourism Management certificate and start your career.

Diploma: Choose to continue your education with a second-year specialization in Hotel and Restaurant Management or Tourism Management. After graduating, you can choose to start working in the hospitality and tourism industry, return to RRC Polytech to complete another specialization and earn a dual diploma, gain work experience at an international corporation like Disney World or continue into university to earn a degree.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credentials
    Certificate and Diploma
  • Annual Intake
    Fall
  • Location
    Exchange District Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    1-2 years
  • Indigenous Pathway
    Program pathway available to Indigenous learners
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Choose Your Specialty

Graduate From One of Our Specialization Programs

RRC Polytech’s Hospitality and Tourism specialization programs focus on enhancing your career potential and developing the in-depth knowledge and practical experience you need to succeed in a wide range of tourism sectors.

Hotel and Restaurant Management

Create delicious drinks, mouth-watering meals and regal rooms by focusing on the food, beverage and accommodation sectors of hospitality. In this specialization, you’ll explore management, mixology, menu development and much more through applied learning, co-op work and collaborative case studies.

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Tourism Management

Surround guests with the sights and sounds of adventure and build a versatile set of skills in a variety of tourism subsectors. Explore diverse business models and learn to plan sustainable tours, events and attractions through applied learning, co-op work and a collaborative visitor attraction project.

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Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you will develop the practical experience, professional communication strategies and critical leadership skills you need to excel in the hospitality industry. You’ll prepare for this local and international success through immersive classes, labs and co-op work experiences.

TERM 1

Develop fundamental accounting, communications, customer service and restaurant service skills and explore the tourism industry.

TERM 2

Build on your foundational knowledge and explore hotel and event management.

TERM 3

Develop vital work experience through a co-op work placement with an industry partner. Graduate with a certificate or pursue a second-year diploma.

TERM 4

Dive into your second-year specialization program, focusing on Hotel and Restaurant Management or Tourism Management.

TERM 5

Develop an advanced understanding of your specialization and build practical, industry-relevant skills.

TERM 6

Gain practical work experience, meet potential employers and expand your professional network through a co-op work placement in your area of specialization. Graduate with a diploma.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • General manager
  • Sales and marketing manager
  • Front office operations manager
  • Front desk manager
  • Front desk supervisor
  • Food and beverage manager
  • Food and beverage captain
  • Executive housekeeper
  • Event manager
  • Event coordinator
  • Event marketing
  • Hospitality services
  • Tourism services
  • Attraction management

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

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Develop your expertise in a professional, immersive environment surrounded by passionate peers, expert instructors and exciting new experiences.
Discover the challenge and satisfaction of serving world-class cuisine at Jane’s, RRC Polytech’s fine-dining restaurant.
Take advantage of small class sizes to work one-on-one with passionate, industry-experienced instructors.
Learn to serve it, shaken or stirred, in our Mixology Lab – a space dedicated to crafting your cocktail skills.
Join a passionate community of professionals and build friendships, partnerships and industry connections that will last you a lifetime.
Immerse yourself in a world of opportunities and explore the dynamic, fast-paced hospitality and tourism industries!

Graduate Success

As a Hospitality and Tourism Management graduate, you’ll have access to a variety of excellent career opportunities. Our grads consistently find employment with restaurants, hotels, museums, events and attractions throughout Manitoba, across Canada and around the world.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

100% – CONSIDER INSTRUCTORS KNOWLEDGEABLE

Hospitality and Tourism Management instructors are industry experts with years of experience in various hospitality settings. They regularly update their skills, explore new trends and maintain strong links with employers to ensure your education is practical, up to date and aligned with industry needs.

100% – NEW GRADS HIRED

Applied learning is a critical part of the Hospitality and Tourism Management program and equips our grads with everything they need to start and grow their careers. Through our co-op placements, you’ll sharpen your skills, build real-world work experience and meet local employers – all before you graduate.

100% – SATISFIED WITH RRC POLYTECH EDUCATION

RRC Polytech graduates confidently pursue rewarding careers in their industry thanks to our focus on in-depth theory and experiential learning. With this versatile, practical experience, you can continue developing your management skills, grow your career goals and pursue exciting new opportunities.

“There’s a foundation learned through the College. When I was in school, it was partly about creating skills, but it also built my strength and confidence to improve and excel within the industry.”

Laneil Smith – Co-owner, Marion Street Eatery; Manager, Marion Hotel
Marion Street Eatery and Marion Hotel

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a Hospitality and Tourism Management student, you love planning, managing and preparing exceptional experiences. You have excellent communication and customer service skills and enjoy working with people, solving practical problems and managing fast-paced environments. Your previous hospitality or tourism experience is an asset.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Adaptable
  • Detail-oriented
  • Planner
  • Results-oriented
  • Team-oriented

SKILLS

  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Customer service
  • Enthusiasm
  • Time management

INTERESTS

  • Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Events
  • Business ownership
  • Management
  • Travel
  • Catering

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