Tourism Management Co-operative Education Diploma

Faculty of Global & Community Studies School of Tourism Management


2 year(s)

Program Highlights

The Tourism Management Co-operative Education program at CapU is your gateway to the tourism industry and a great choice to gain practical skills while enhancing your academic abilities.

You'll be ready to enter the workforce and make a positive impact directly after graduation with this co-op diploma. You'll learn about core tourism management functions, build connections with industry and job skills on your four-month accredited, supervised co-operative work term. You'll study electives that meet your area of interest, ranging from hotel, adventure, events, eco-tourism and tourism planning. If you're loving what you're learning then you can continue into the Bachelor degree in Tourism Management.

  • Explain social and environmental issues.
  • Apply communication strategies appropriate to audience, purpose, and context.
  • Describe the roles of management that contribute to effective and efficient business operations.
  • Identify strategies for evidence-based decision making.
  • Make decisions based on the organizational structure of local, provincial, national, and international tourism industry.
  • Apply basic networking practices to develop industry connections and build professional relationships.
  • Exhibit a level of professionalism that contributes to successful team functioning, customer service and conflict resolution.
  • Act in a way that exhibits integrity, ethics, and determination.

Admission Requirements

English language requirements

English is the language of instruction at CapU. All applicants are required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission.

If English is not your first language or you’ve received your education in a language other than English, you must meet our English Language Requirements.

Basic requirements

  • High school graduation
  • English Studies 12 (C) or
    • English 12 (C) or
    • English First Peoples 12 (C) or
    • EDT=ENGL 100
  • Principles of Math 11 (C) or
    • Pre-calculus 11 (pass) or
    • Foundations of Math 11 (C) or
    • BMTH 044 (C) or
    • BMTH 048 (C) or
    • MATH 096 (C) or
    • MATH 097 (C) or
    • Applications of Math 12 (pass) or
    • Foundations of Math 12 (pass) or
    • Principles of Math 12 (pass) or
    • Pre-calculus 12 (pass) or
    • BMTH 054 (pass) or
    • BTEC 115 (B-)

Additional information

The School of Tourism Management welcomes students with previous tourism management, hospitality management or related disciplines to apply for direct entry into the Tourism Management for Co-operative Education Diploma. Your institution may already be part of our articulation network; to find out please visit www.bctransferguide.ca and search block agreements or course by course.

Direct Entry

Students who have completed 30 credits or a 30-credit tourism management, hospitality management, or related certificate can apply for direct entry into the second year of the Tourism Management Co-operative Education Diploma. Students are to have a minimum CGPA of 2.0 and meet program entry requirements.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

Total credits: 48.00

Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
BADM 102Quantitative Methods3.00 credits
BADM 210Business Statistics3.00 credits
MATH 123Contemporary Mathematics3.00 credits
STAT 101Introduction to Statistics3.00 credits



Total credits: 12.00

Choose 12.00 credits from the following list:

Courses at the 100 or 200-level from the prefixes below:

RECOutdoor Recreation
SATOStudy Abroad - Tourism/OREC
TOURTourism Management
WLPWilderness Leadership


Total program credits: 60.00


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School of Tourism Management

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