Tourism Management Co-operative Education Diploma

Faculty of Global & Community Studies
School of Tourism Management


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.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallBoth
North VancouverSpringFull-Time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$4,657 $1,134 $5,791
Year 2$3,987 $1,134 $5,121
Total$8,644 $2,268 $10,912

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.

Program Requirements

Lower Level Required Courses

Total credits: 21.00


Lower Level Specialty Courses

Total credits: 30.00

Choose 6.00 credits from the following list

Students must either take TOUR 251 and 252, or TOUR 250 and a Lower Level Tourism Elective, or TOUR 253 and a Lower Level Tourism Elective.

TOUR 250Tourism Operations I3.00 credits
TOUR 251Hotel Operations I: Food and Beverage3.00 credits
TOUR 252Hotel Operations I: Rooms Division3.00 credits
TOUR 253Adventure Tourism Operations3.00 credits
Lower Level Tourism Elective (see list below)3.00 credits


Lower Level Tourism Electives

Total credits: 9.00

Choose 9.00 credits from the following list
REC 252Project Change: How to Think and Act Like a Changemaker3.00 credits
TOUR 104Marine Tourism and Interpretation3.00 credits
TOUR 120Adventure and Eco-Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 135Hospitality Operations3.00 credits
TOUR 151Service Management in Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 200Revenue Management for Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 201Tourism and Technology3.00 credits
TOUR 202Strategic Marketing Management - Case Study Approach3.00 credits
TOUR 205Tourism Sales3.00 credits
TOUR 206Directed Study in Tourism I3.00 credits
TOUR 220Special Events - Tourism Generators3.00 credits
TOUR 221Conference Services3.00 credits
TOUR 227Heritage, Cultural and Arts Planning for Tourism3.00 credits
TOUR 232Tourism Planning3.00 credits
TOUR 255Management Concepts in the Adventure Industry3.00 credits
TOUR 256Adventure Education and Recreation Programming3.00 credits
WLP 153Guiding Leadership3.00 credits


Study Abroad


Total program credits: 60.00

Important Dates

Application Dates

Jul 4, 2017 - Jun 22, 2018

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 9, 2018

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 27, 2018  4 p.m.

Application Dates

Jan 2, 2018 - Dec 4, 2018

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Nov 13, 2018

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 18, 2018  4 p.m.

Application Dates

Jul 3, 2018 - Aug 6, 2019

Note: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status

English 12 (C) or English 12 First Peoples (C) or EDT (ENGL 100-level placement) or LPI (essay score=24, essay level=4); and 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-)

Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University 2018-2019 Calendar (pdf).


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