If you’re looking for a career in management, look to the booming hospitality industry. There are opportunities in hotels, restaurants, convention centres, resorts, casinos, private clubs, golf courses and retirement communities.
You’ll need energy, enthusiasm and good people skills—Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Hotel and Restaurant Management program will give you the industry knowledge and management skills. Join the growing network of Saskatchewan Polytechnic alumni making their mark in leadership positions.
Hotel and Restaurant Management is a two-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon Campus, Idylwyld Dr. You’ll build core management skills that you can use in any industry, but you’ll focus on hotel and restaurant operation from the ground up. Your training will include:
As a supervisor or manager, it’s important for you to know food service from both sides of the “house,” which is why Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives you hands-on training in basic food preparation and short order cooking.
The Industry Supports You
Saskatchewan’s hospitality industry supports Saskatchewan Polytechnic students by providing scholarships, guest lecturers and work experiences. Industry input ensures your education is relevant, such as training on up-to-date POS systems and leading front office software (Opera).
Employers Love Work Experience
When you graduate, you’ll already have six weeks of practical work experience in various areas of the hospitality industry including front office, housekeeping and other areas chosen specifically by the student as their after graduation focus.
Use Your Diploma to Earn a Degree
Use your diploma to enter the third year of four year degree programs at Husson University/University of Fredericton in New Brunswick (Business Administration) and Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C. (International Hotel Management).
It’s a big, wide world for Hotel and Restaurant Management grads. The potential job market is much more than hotels and restaurants—it’s casinos, resorts, cruise ship lines, convention centres, private clubs, golf courses and seniors’ communities.
Look for supervisory and management jobs in hotel administration, front office and housekeeping, in banquet and catering, food and beverage service, sales and marketing. You can also put your diploma to work in your own business.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|Hotel General Manager||Senior Managers - Trade, Broadcasting and Other Services, N.E.C. (15)||$30,200 - $298,400|
|Sales Manager||Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers (611)||$48,100 - $130,000|
|Restaurant Manager||Restaurant and Food Service Managers (631)||$27,100 - $85,100|
Year 1 - 35 weeks; Year 2 - 35 weeks
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.
Year 1 - $6,600
Year 2 - $5,600
Note: Some courses will be delivered in the evening. Dates and times will be communicated once the program begins.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.
Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.
Transfer credit options vary over time; this information is subject to change. Transfer credit options for this program include:
Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.