With travelling for business or leisure, eating out and partying and spending quality time at resorts while on vacation becoming second nature to people, the hotel (accommodation and food) industry is flourishing leaps and bounds. This has resulted in the demand for trained professionals in the areas of general management, human resources management, housekeeping management, sales and marketing management, convention services management and hotel revenue and financial management.

Educational Requirements


Due to improving nature of job and decent salaries, a career in the hotel industry is now considered respectable. More and more youngsters are considering careers in this particular sector of hospitality industry. There are numerous
hotel management programs available throughout Canada, which prepare them for careers with hotels, restaurants and resorts.

However, if you’re already a graduate interested in a career in hotel management or a hospitality professional looking to upgrade your knowledge and skills, a graduate certification program in hotel management may be the right choice.


Centennial College’s postgraduate hotel, resort and restaurant management program prepares you for more advanced careers in food and accommodation sector of hospitality industry in just one year. It’s a short yet intensive program that covers key leadership and management areas, including labour relations, finance and accounting, international operations, entrepreneurship, leadership, risk management, security management, marketing and revenue management, service quality and oenology.


Skills Development


Along with developing strong hotel management fundamentals, you will also develop a wide range of skills. You will enhance your communication and interpersonal skills; learn to maintain your cool even in the toughest of situations; learn to develop hospitality marketing strategies to acquire new customers and retain old customers; and manage critical situations even with limited resources.


Hands-on Experience


The USP of Centennial’s
hotel management course is that it gives you ample of hands-on experience opportunities, in order to prepare you for the world of work even before you’re a graduate. The college has a full-service student operated restaurant where you’ll be trained on restaurant operations under the supervision of expert faculty members.

In addition to this, the program also incorporates two-day-per-week industry placement for 15 weeks in second semester. This gives you much required industry exposure and opportunity to apply your classroom learning into practice.


Computer Education


The role of computer applications cannot be denied in ensuring smooth operations of a hotel, resort or a restaurant. This is why the program lays a strong emphasis on imparting computer education to students. The labs are modern and updated. You will learn to work on software applications for hotel industry.


The program in hotel management at Centennial offers strong employment prospects. Graduates can easily find jobs with clubs, hotels, restaurants, resorts, guest houses, lounges, bars, catering companies and lodges.


Eligibility Requirements


In order to apply for this program, you must possess

  • A college diploma or a university degree in tourism, hospitality or related discipline
    Or
  • Related work experience, in case you have a college diploma or university degree in an unrelated discipline
    Or
  • Relevant work experience in hospitality, in case you have undergone a partial post-secondary diploma
    And
  • A resume detailing relevant work experience.