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Vancouver Premier College

200-1338 West Broadway, Vancouver BC

Possible funding to those who qualify*

  • B.C. Access Grant
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Bursaries
  • Scholarships

Programs

Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Travel, Tourism, Hospitality Programs

  • In just eight months you will learn about key hospitality departments including rooms, sales & marketing, food & beverage and accounting. You also have the opportunity to obtain valuable real life work experience if you take the program with practicum or co-op. Learn hospitality fundamentals through the world-recognized curriculum from the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute. For 60 years, the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has been the leader in providing training solutions that address the specific needs of the hospitality industry and Vancouver Premier College has added important Canadian content to this curriculum to ensure you are getting the most up-to-date and relevant hospitality education possible. Career Opportunities
    • Food & Beverage
    • Front Office
    • Guest Relations
    • Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Spa Management
    • Human Resources
    Admissions Requirement
    1. Be at least 17 years of age
    2. Have graduated from high school or apply as a mature student who did not graduate from high school but is at least 19 years of age
    3. Provide proof of English proficiency
    • Grade 12 or higher level English course.
    High School English 12: C+ (or equivalent) from an English speaking country. University or College level English course (non‐ESL): C+ from an institution where English is the language of instruction.
    • Proof of four‐year undergraduate degree from a recognized institution where English is the principal language of the country and the language of instruction.
    • English Language Test (only valid for two years):
    TOEFL: 68 iBT (with no individual score less than 16), 190 CBT, or 520 PBT IELTS: Academic version 6 (with no band test score less than 5.5) Cambridge International Exam: GCE O level C TOEIC: 700 LPI: 4 VPC English Proficiency Exam: 75% (Test fee: $25 CAD)
    • Completion of AEL/ESL level equivalent to the VPC English Proficiency Exam.
  • Elevate your career opportunities with the Hospitality Management Diploma. This one-year program is an excellent way to launch your supervisory or management career! Graduates of this program may also transfer credits to higher-level diploma or degree programs at colleges and universities in Canada and Switzerland. Career Opportunities
    Accommodation manager Public house manager
    Catering manager Restaurant manager
    Chef Customer service manager
    Event manager Human resources officer
    Fast food restaurant manager Retail manager
    Hotel manager Tour manager
  • An English-intense base of training in the first two semesters prepare students whose first language is not English to be successful in the program and develop confidence with working in English speaking hospitality work environments around the world. This program incorporates the curriculum from the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and the core curriculum of the BC Provincial Hospitality Management Diploma Program, with an emphasis on improving English language skills required by the International Hospitality Industry. Career Opportunities
    Accommodation manager Public house manager
    Catering manager Restaurant manager
    Chef Customer service manager
    Event manager Human resources officer
    Fast food restaurant manager Retail manager
    Hotel manager Tour manager
  • Students specializing in the Rooms Division field are trained for a career in the accommodation sector of hospitality. Graduates may work in hotels, inns, resorts, spas, clubs or the cruise ship industry. Typical career paths include front desk agent or manager, guest service attendant, concierge, housekeeping room attendant or manager, cruise ship purser, security guard, general manager, and hotel or bed & breakfast owner/operator. The Certificate of Specialization program allows students to concentrate on the managerial knowledge and skills pertaining to this particular field of hospitality operations.

Vancouver Campus

ABOUT VPC

Established in 1998, Vancouver Premier College of Hotel Management (VPCHM) has been dedicated to providing professional hospitality education to students from around the world.

Designation: Our College is designated by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) under the Ministry of Advanced Education in British Columbia. Designated institutions have to go through a rigorous evaluation process of their programs, facilities, policies and staff. The designation provides quality assurance to our students.

British Columbia EQA Designation: VPCHM is a BC EQA designated institution. EQA stands for Education Quality Assurance. In Canada, BC EQA is the first and only provincial brand that is recognized worldwide as a symbol of quality education and consumer protection for post-secondary education.

The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute: Many of our course texts are from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI). This means the curriculum has been researched and designed by leading academics and industry professionals. Students at VPC can earn AHLEI course certificates and AHLEI diplomas, recognized in 130 countries. Having an industry-endorsed curriculum ensures that our graduates have the proper training and knowledge to meet the needs of this dynamic industry.

Program Advisory Committee: VPC has a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) consisting of industry professionals who are leaders in various fields of the hospitality industry. The board meets regularly with representatives from the college to give feedback and input on our diploma and certificate curriculum. The PAC members suggest projects and assignments that present real issues and concerns in the industry. Together, the PAC members, VPCHM staff, and VPCHM students shape our vision.

Degree Granting Articulations: VPCHM has articulation agreements with various private and public universities and colleges worldwide. By following the British Columbia Provincial Hospitality Management Diploma’s core curriculum, VPCHM is one of a very few private colleges that are able to obtain articulations with local public universities and colleges. Students who want to pursue higher education after completing their studies at VPC can choose from various higher-level diplomas or degrees in Hospitality and/or Tourism Management.


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