Diploma in Hospitality Management and Co-op


Program Description


Create Career College offers hospitality management in collaboration with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) which is widely recognized as the preeminent leader in hospitality certification. The program’s curriculum and training enable students to master the management and operational skills needed in the hospitality industry. Students are introduced to management best practices while being introduced to facets of the global activities that are affecting the industry.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to demonstrate leadership competencies in the hospitality sector, communicate effectively as hospitality professionals, provide responsible and professional food and beverage services, supervise front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house hotel and restaurant operations, manage basic human relations issues, apply the theoretical principles and practices of guest and customer services, apply critical thinking and problem-solving techniques to management decisions and recommendations.


A core part of this Co-op course is the work experience component, which forms an integral part of our students’ overall educational journey. This is the final part of the program and enables students to work alongside industry professionals within their respective fields. Students will be able to apply key concepts that they have learned in class, into the real work environment. While it is necessary to learn management theory in class, there simply cannot be any value placed on real work experience.

Completion of this work experience component is mandatory in order to graduate from our programs. Students will receive guidance and preparation during their time in campus, from their instructors and other college staff, so that they will be ready when their co-ops begin. While students are in their work experience terms, they will have the chance to meet new faces in the workforce and be able to build and expand on their current network. Creating a solid network as well as adding real experience to your resume can be the key to finding a fulfilling future career.

Program Duration

  • Program Length – 96 Weeks (Includes a 48-weeks co-op)

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduate or Equivalent
  • Mature Student or 19 years of age or over on the first day of class
  • Completion of approved English test or pass Create Career College’s English assessment
    • TOEFL PBT score 500, or CBT score 173, or IBT score 61
    • IELTS score 4.5 Band
    • Successful completion of Grade 12 from a Canadian High School or equivalent
    • Successful completion of the Create Career College English Placement Test by 60% marks

Starting Dates

Every month

  • 2019: 9/30 .10/28. 11/25
  • 2020: 1/6. 2/3. 3/2 .3/30. 4/27. 5/25. 6/22


Tuition Fees

Domestic student tuition fees

  • Application fee*: $200.00
  • Tuition fee: $15,520.00
  • Textbook fees: $1,500.00
  • Other fees: $800.00

Total fee: $18,020.00

International student tuition fees

  • Application fee*: $200.00
  • Tuition fee: $23,220.00
  • Textbook fees: $1,500.00
  • Other fees: $800.00

Total fee: $25,720.00

*Application fee is non-refundable for all programs.


Certificate Received

  • Hospitality Management Diploma
  • Hospitality Management Diploma from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI)
  • Certificate of each course from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI)

Course Breakdown

  • HSMT-103 | Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (80 Hours)
  • HSMT-250 | Supervision in the Hospitality Industry (80 Hours)
  • HSMT-260 | Accounting (80 Hours)
  • HSMT-281 | Hospitality Facilities Management and Design (80 Hours)
  • HSMT-333 | Managing Front Office Operations (80 Hours)
  • HSMT-338 | Managing Housekeeping Operations (80 Hours)
  • HSMT-241 | Management of Food and Beverage Operations (80 Hours)
  • HSMT-357 | Managing Hospitality Human Resources (80 Hours)
  • HSMT-304 | Leadership & Management in the Hospitality Industry (80 Hours)
  • HSMT-387 | Security and Loss Prevention Management (80 Hours)
  • HSMT-472 | Hospitality Sales and Marketing (80 Hours)
  • HSMT-478 | Convention Management and Services (80 Hours)
  • PRAC-116 | Co-op Placement (960 Hours)

Career Opportunities

  • Event Planner
  • Cruise Coordinator
  • Cruise ships and Resorts
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Destination Coordinator
  • Food Program Management
  • International Marketing Consultant
  • Reservations Agent
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Resort Coordinator

Potential Earning

The average Hospitality salary in Canada is $52,000 per year or $26.67 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $24,203 per year while most experienced workers make up to $88,400 per year. —— Data from Neuvoo

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Create Career College is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) accredited by PTIB (Private Training Institutions Branch) and has earned BCEQA (British Columbia Education Quality Assurance) designati ... Read More

Create Career College is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) accredited by PTIB (Private Training Institutions Branch) and has earned BCEQA (British Columbia Education Quality Assurance) designation. Create Career College offers students the opportunity to acquire, develop and practice workplace skills that are in high demand. Most programs have a practicum/co-op component, which ensures that students can apply their academic training in real-world situations before graduation. Moreover, because the school attracts students from many countries, it has an international learning environment that also allows students to learn from each other. Read less