Hospitality and Tourism Management

Post-Graduate Certificate
Hospitality and Tourism Management

Program Overview

Saskatchewan Polytechnic's School of Hospitality and Tourism is well known for the quality of our programs, demonstrated by a 94% graduate employment rate. Join the growing network of Sask Polytech alumni making their mark in leadership positions in one of the world's fastest growing industries.

The Hospitality and Tourism Management post-graduate certificate is a one-year post-graduate program that combines the best of two worlds to fast-track you into a management career.

Hospitality and tourism are dynamic, diverse industries. The management skills you build at Sask Polytech let you move easily between hospitality to tourism sectors -- but you can apply them to careers in other sectors as well, including health care, education, financial services, and marketing and communications.

The one-year post-graduate certificate program condenses the core skills of two diploma programs into an advanced one-year course that will set you up for leadership roles in hospitality and tourism. Build skills in financial management, human resources, sales and marketing, leadership and group dynamics, business planning, organizational behaviour and more. You'll also gain specific skills in hotel, restaurant, tourism and facility management.

Campus Community

Offered at Sask Polytech's Prince Albert Campus, the program offers small class sizes with more one-on-one instructor time. You'll build your career network as well as new friendships as you learn in the classroom, hands-on labs and practical work experiences.

Expand Your Career Horizons

An undergraduate degree from an accredited university is the prerequisite to enrolling in the Hospitality and Tourism Management post-graduate certificate. The program is designed to help you leverage your degree and expand your career horizons by building your core management and leadership skills -- transferable skills in high demand in every sector.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Adding a post-graduate certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management adds practical skills to your resume. Use it to leverage your undergraduate degree into a management career path. Pursue a management career in hotels, restaurants, catering companies, golf and country clubs, casinos, resorts, convention centres and retirement communities. Focus on a management career with municipal leisure departments, regional tourism associations, community development organizations, chambers of commerce, sport organizations, health districts and more.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Hotel General ManagerSenior Managers - Trade, Broadcasting and Other Services, N.E.C. (0015)$27,000 - $258,300
Tourism Operations ManagerGovernment Managers - Economic Analysis, Policy Development and Program Administration (0412)$72,100 - $145,000
Restaurant ManagerRestaurant and Food Service Managers (0631)$30,200 - $89,200

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s):

Fall


Length:

32 weeks


Locations

  • Prince Albert
  • Online/Distance options available

  • Some programs offered online or otherwise by distance (i.e., correspondence) include on-site labs, clinicals, practicums or work experiences. They may be offered course-by-course or full-time, or both, and deliveries may change over time.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

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.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.

 

2022/23 Academic Year

Tuition to be confirmed

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Semester 1

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
FIN 604
Finance and Revenue Management
3
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You will apply the understanding of financial statements to business strategies that can affect profitability of the tourism operation. You will develop skills in guest rooms forecasting, budgeting, labour cost controls and statistical reporting.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
HT 600
Trends in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
3
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You will study the various trends that have affected lodging and food service operations in recent years. You will also study the impact global events have on the hospitality and tourism sector.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
HT 601
Special Event Management
3
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You will learn the principles of bidding for, planning, organizing, controlling, and executing special event functions as well as the criteria for selling to the events market.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
HT 602
Customer Service Management in a Diverse World
3
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You will incorporate the principles of diversity and inclusion into customer service. As part of this course, you will complete the 4 Seasons of Reconciliation training. You will also complete Service Best certification.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
LEAD 601
Leadership and Professionalism
3
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You will develop knowledge and skills related to professionalism and leadership. You will apply strategies related to leading diverse teams, developing and motivating team members, and guiding teams through change. Additionally, you will reflect on your personal purpose, discover your ‘why’, and plan development activities that will contribute to living your purpose.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): LEAD 600
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
Total semester credits: 15

Semester 2

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
HR 600
Human Resource Management
3
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Your studies will provide an overview of the functions of human resource management and focus on the Canadian labour relations environment. Key topics include working and managing in a unionized environment, valuing diversity and inclusion, and performance management.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
HT 603
Managing Hospitality Operations
3
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You will study the application of management concepts relating to the operations of hotel services and commercial food service operations.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
HT 604
Entrepreneurship in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
3
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You will develop an understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset and frameworks used to solve problems through innovation. Specifically, you will complete problem solving and ideation exercises, which will help you identify potential business opportunities in the hospitality and tourism industry. Based on one of those opportunities, you will develop a business model, plan the small business management practices, as well as prepare and pitch a comprehensive business plan for a new venture.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
MKTG 603
Marketing in a Social Media Environment
3
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You will explore the fundamental principles of marketing as they relate to the tourism and hospitality industry. You will learn how sound marketing and social media management can improve profitability and improve operational effectiveness and efficiency.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
PROJ 612
Capstone Project
3
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You will have the opportunity to demonstrate critical thinking in applying what you have learned in a final project. The project may include an applied research, project in an industry setting, research on evidence-based practices. The project must be related to sustainability in the industry. The scope of the project will be decided with an assigned faculty member or project coordinator.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
Total semester credits: 15

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