What’s Available for Post-Secondary Training and Education in Tourism?

There are hundreds of options available from certificates to graduate-level programs, across British Columbia. Whether you are a recent high school grad or looking to further advance your education, the options are endless. You can study everything from tourism financial management to pastry and culinary arts, adventure guiding, flight attendant, hotel management, and ski resort operations.

Certificate Programs are typically shorter in length, often one-year or less, that prepare you for front-line positions in the industry.

Diploma Programs are commonly two years in length and prepare you for front-line or supervisory-trainee positions.

Degree Programs are typically four years in length and challenge you to learn the management level skills required to enjoy life-long career opportunities in senior positions.

Post Graduate Programs are available for those that want to pursue advanced level of studies and research relating to the tourism industry.

Explore go2HR’s Tourism Training Directory for specific programs and schools.

While the tourism and hospitality industry is diverse, there are programs that are relevant to many sectors throughout the industry. Learn more about great training programs to get you started.

Learn about the BC Tourism Learning System consisting of laddered programs that transfer between colleges and universities across BC. Each program follows a standard set of courses reviewed by industry professionals, so that graduates can be sure to have the skills they need.

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