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Disney - Academic Exchange Program
  • Campus:
  • MediaPlex - Downtown Windsor (B826)
  • Program Length:
  • Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
If you are interested in working in the dynamic and ever-changing tourism industry, this program will assist you in achieving your goals. The two year diploma program will help develop those skills employers are looking for in a new employee, such as communication, teamwork, computer, and customer service skills. Students that earn their diploma are prepared to begin entry level positions in a number of the travel industry sectors. If you are interested in a career as an airline/tour reservationist, flight attendant, cruise ship employee, tour guide, tour manager, event planner, travel counselor, hotel/ resort concierge, or any other facet of the tourism industry, this program is for you.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Students can apply to work and earn credits through the Disney College at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, working, living and earning St. Clair College and Central Michigan University credits.
  • Graduates have the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Travel and Tourism Management at the Institute of Technology Tralee in Ireland by completing 2 semesters abroad.
  • Optional yearly field trip abroad (past trips include Mexico, Caribbean, Cruises, Europe)
  • Active Tourism and Travel Club offers student the opportunity to earn money for annual field trip
  • Mid-program work placement experience tailored to individual interests
  • SABRE computer airline reservation system training
  • Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) Minimum Standards Exam administered as part of the program
  • Tourism Photography gives students the opportunity to create travel brochures and effectively produce images suitable for publication in travel magazines
  • Create destination travel websites
  • Volunteer opportunities exist at major events throughout the city of Windsor, including the annual St. Clair College Wine Gala hosted in part by the Tourism and Travel students
  • Student Work Experience Program recruitment opportunities exist with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts located in Western Canada
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Tourism is one of the largest economic generators worldwide; employment opportunities are endless. Whether you are changing careers or looking for a new job, tourism and travel will offer you a world of possibilities. After completing the two year program, graduate job opportunities exist with airlines, airports, attractions, car rental companies, convention and meeting centres, cruise lines, government tourism offices, hotels and resorts, on-line travel providers, rail lines, travel agencies, tour operators and visitor information centres, among others. Tourism and Travel students can work and earn credits through the Disney College Program and the Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Student Work Experience Program.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
TOR109
3
Introduction to Tourism
TOR114
3
Destinations I
TOR113
3
Professional Travel Presentations
TOR115
2
Tourism Service Excellence
TOR212
3
Communications in Tourism
TOR117
3
Essential Computer Skills and Reporting

Semester 2
TOR218
2

Professional Development and Career Planning
TOR242
2
Destinations II
TOR319
3
Resorts and Leisure Travel
TOR203
2
Tourism Finance
TOR325
2
Information Technology in Tourism
TOR118G
3
Cultural Diversity in Travel
TOR213
3
Hotel Foundations

Semester 3
TOR500
14
Work Practicum

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 4
TOR333
3
Destinations III
TOR308
3
Tourism Photography
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
TOR409
2
Event Management
TOR425
3
Professional Tour Guiding
TOR428
3

Social Media and Marketing for Tourism

Semester 5
TOR501
4
Outdoor Adventure and Awareness Travel
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
TOR442
2
Destinations IV
TOR404
3
International Tourism
TOR419
3
Cultural Heritage Tourism
TOR145
2
Cruise Specialty
TOR502
2

Skillful Sales
OR
TOR143
2
Sabre Part II