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Individuals interested in a fast-paced, exciting and social career path will excel in Hospitality and Event Management. This training builds many transferable skills and offers various opportunities for advancement within the event, food and beverage and accommodation industry. Duties will vary by workplace, but an individual in this role may oversee operations and staff, prepare schedules and coordinate event bookings, deal with customer service issues, ensure safe food and drink handling preparation and manage inventory.

The Hospitality and Event Management program provides a foundation of the practical skills and business practices necessary to succeed in a hospitality environment. Areas of study include food and beverage service and cost control, customer service skills, accounting, safety and sanitation, business practices, sales and marketing and more.

The courses in this program align with industry-defined National Occupation Standards. Graduates will meet the educational training component and 10% of the work experience required by emerit, a provider of nationally recognized Canadian hospitality and tourism certifications, to pursue seven different Tourism Certified Professional (TCP) certifications.

emerit Professional Certifications are national credentials recognized by employers across the country including;

Holiday Inn • Marriott • The Keg • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts • Delta Hotels •Days Inn • Fairmont Hotels • Comfort Inn • Accent Inns • Parks Canada • Bellstar Hotels & Resorts • Old Spaghetti Factory • Radisson • Sheraton • Destination Adventure Tours • Best Western • Pizza Hut • Landsea Tours • Le Meridien • Calgary Tower • Elephant & Castle • Swiss Chalet • Explore Manitoba Center • Wingate by Wyndham • Moxie’s Classic Grill • White Point Beach Resort • Boston Pizza • Smitty’s Family Restaurant • Rodd Hotels and Resorts • Gold Eagle Casino • St. Jude Hotels • Tourism Kelowna • Halifax International Airport • Dakota Dunes Casino • Banff Rocky Mountain Resort • Casino Regina • Morin Lake Regional Park • Rimrock Resort Hotel • Temple Gardens Mineral Spa • Aquila Tours •Howard Johnson

The Hospitality and Event Management program prepares graduates for Tourism Certified Professional (TCP) designation in the following specializations;

  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Workplace Essentials
  • Food and Beverage Server
  • Front Desk Agent
  • Sales Manager
  • Event Coordinator
  • Event Manager
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