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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 have the opportunity to gain valuable experience and school credits while living, working, and attending classes at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
  • Graduates have the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Travel and Tourism Management in Ireland by completing 2 semesters abroad.
  • Optional yearly field trip abroad (past trips include Mexico, Caribbean, Cruises, Europe).
  • Previous mid-semester work placement locations include Western and Eastern Canada, Europe, Thailand, South Africa, Costa Rica, Australia, and India, among others.
  • Student Work Experience Program recruitment opportunities exist with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts located in Western Canada.
  • Tourism Photography gives students the opportunity to create travel brochures using their own photographs.
  • TICO exam administered as part of the program.
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