Hotel and Restaurant Management

Looking to start a successful career in management? The hospitality industry is the place to be! With countless opportunities in hotels, resorts, restaurants, casinos and more, you'll have a wealth of options to choose from. And with Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Hotel and Restaurant Management program, you'll gain the knowledge and skills you need to excel in this exciting field.

Our two-year diploma program is designed to give you the core management skills necessary to succeed in any industry, with a particular focus on hotel and restaurant operations. You'll learn from experienced professionals and gain hands-on experience in accounting, human resources, sales and marketing, catering, and convention management, cooking and food preparation, food and beverage service, hotel front office and housekeeping.

At Sask Polytech, we're proud of our growing network of alumni who have gone on to leadership positions in the hospitality industry. With your energy, enthusiasm, and people skills, combined with our comprehensive training program, you'll be well on your way to joining their ranks. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity – enroll in our Hotel and Restaurant Management program today at either our Regina or Saskatoon campus.

Career and salary information

Your career

The world is your oyster as a Hotel and Restaurant Management graduate! With endless possibilities in the job market, you're not limited to just hotels and restaurants. Opportunities await in casinos, resorts, cruise ship lines, convention centres, private clubs, golf courses and even seniors' communities.

Imagine yourself in a supervisory or management position, overseeing all aspects of hotel administration, front office and housekeeping operations, banquet and catering events, food and beverage services and sales and marketing initiatives. With your diploma, you can even start your own business and become an entrepreneur in the hospitality industry.

The world is full of excitement and adventure for those with a passion for hospitality. So why not explore all that the industry has to offer? From the bustling city life to the tranquil countryside, there's a place for you to shine and make a difference in people's lives. So, take the leap and dive into your dream career today.

Potential careers

Sample job title NOC classification
Restaurant manager Restaurant & food service managers (60030)
Hotel manager Accommodation service manager (60031)
Hotel general manager Senior managers - trade, broadcasting and other services (00014)
Hotel accommodations sales executive Sales & account representatives - wholesale trade (non-technical) (64101)


Admission requirements


Students will need to have experience with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint prior to entering the program

Alternative admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through an alternative admission assessment. Applicants are automatically considered for alternative admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met.


Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Alternative Admission using Accuplacer.

  • 250 Arithmetic
  • 250 Reading
  • 245 Writing
  • 4 Writeplacer


Some programs allow applicants to meet the admission grade level requirement using 15 approved post-secondary credits. Review additional information.

If the program applied to has specific course requirements, they may be met through alternative post-secondary courses. Review already approved courses that may be used for admission purposes for your programs.

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.

2023-24 academic year

Year 1 - $8,210
Year 2 - $7,350

International students

View tuition rates for international students.


Get credit for what you know

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.

See link(s) below to get more information about PLAR.

Transfer credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.

Institution Agreement details
Royal Roads University Graduates of this program with minimum B (3.0/4.33) GPA may be eligible for a full block transfer into the third year of the Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel Management program.
Vancouver Island University Graduates of this program may receive a block transfer of 60 credits toward their Bachelor of Hospitality Management degree program at Vancouver Island University.

Student awards

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. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

More about scholarships

Food and Nutrition Management

Recreation and Tourism Management

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