With Practicum: 8 months

With Co-op: 16 months

39 credits

In just eight months you will learn about key hospitality departments including rooms, sales & marketing, food & beverage and accounting. You also have the opportunity to obtain valuable reallife work experience if you take the program with practicum or co-op. Learn hospitality fundamentals through the world-recognized curriculum from the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute. For 60 years, the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has been the leader in providing training solutions that address the specific needs of the hospitality industry and Vancouver Premier College has added important Canadian content to this curriculum to ensure you are getting the most up-to-date and relevant hospitality education possible.

Career Opportunities

  • Food & Beverage
  • Front Office
  • Guest Relations
  • Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Spa Management
  • Human Resources

Admissions Requirement

English proficiency (all students must submit one of the following):

  • English 12: C+ or equivalent
  • University or College level English course (non-ESL): C+
  • English Language Test (Valid for 2 years):
    • TOEFL: 68 iBT (with no individual score less than 16)
    • IELTS: 6.0 Academic Version (with no band score less than 5.5)
    • TOEIC: 700
    • LPI: 4
    • VPC English Proficiency Exam: 75% (Test fee: $25 CAD)
  • Completion of AEL/ESL level equivalent to the VPC English Proficiency Exam


  1. Be at least 17 years of age and have graduated from high school
  2. above 19 if applying as a mature student

Admission Procedure

  1. Complete and submit the application form
  2. Pay the application fee (Non-refundable)
  3. Submit the following documents
    • Official high school or college transcript and diploma
    • Proof of English Proficiency
    • A copy of passport
  4. Pay the application fee (Non-refundable)
  5. VPC will issue the following
    • Official acknowledgement of your application
    • Student Enrolment Contract with Statement of Fees
  6. Submit appropriate fees and signed Student Enrolment Contract
  7. VPC will issue LOA for Visa application

Semester I

ENGL109 College Composition 15 weeks
TOUR221 Tourism & the Hospitality Industry
ACCT260Hospitality Industry Financial Accounting
HRM354 Training and Development for the Hospitality Industry
RMD338 Housekeeping Management
FSM349 Food & Beverage Service
RMD333 Managing Front Office Operations

Semester II

RMD380Facilities Management & Design
MRKT472Hospitality Sales & Advertising
HRM250 Hospitality Supervision
HRM350 Contemporary Human Resources Management
BUS301Canadian Hospitality Law
COMP268Technology & the Hospitality Industry

Each of above courses consist

  • 3 credits per course
  • 5 weeks of class
  • 52.5 hours per course

Certification at Completion

  1. Hospitality Operations Diploma from Vancouver Premier College of Hotel Management
  2. Hospitality Management Diploma from American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI)
  3. Certificate of Specialization in Rooms Division Management from AHLEI
  4. Nine (9) Course Certificates from AHLEI

Note: Students must achieve 70% or higher on all the AHLEI core course exams to receive any applicable AHLEI certification.

Fees and Tuition

Without Coop/Practicum With Practicum With Coop
Domestic students CAD $8,290CAD $8,790CAD $9,190
International students CAD $15,310CAD $15,810CAD $16,210

Application fees will additional

Domestic students CAD $125
International students CAD $200

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