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VCC launches new Future of Hospitality micro-credential

Posted on February 7, 2023

VCC Hospitality students greeting at the entrance to the Bistro

Vancouver Community College (VCC) is launching our latest micro-credential 'The Future of Hospitality' in March 2023.

This blended micro-credential introduces students to the hospitality industry – a dynamic, fast-paced industry with extensive opportunity for engaging employment. Students will explore the origins and evolution of hospitality, and the varied areas and career opportunities within the industry, including Indigenous Tourism.

Participants will learn from industry professionals and get first-hand experience observing industry specific careers at a variety of local hospitality venues. Students who complete the micro-credential will acquire in-demand entry level knowledge and skills for employment, and a learning pathway to further improve their qualifications and expand career opportunities within the hospitality industry.

"Vancouver is a destination city and tourists from all over the world come here to enjoy the best our city has to offer," says Willy Aroca Aguirre, Assistant Department Head, Hospitality Management. "This accessible, affordable, and flexible micro-credential gives students hands-on, practical training that could lead to a rewarding and in-demand career in Vancouver's hospitality scene."

The purpose is to have students develop the personal and professional knowledge and skills to continue on to future hospitality studies such as VCC's Hospitality Management Diploma program and/or secure entry-level employment within the industry.

As a special incentive the first cohort in January 2023 will be offered at a discount of 50%.

Program highlights:

No course pre-requisites
Tuition: $674 (less discount = $337)* 
*Students who register in this first cohort of HOSP 1001 can receive a 50% off discount on tuition
75% on-line content - work at your own pace
25% in person content at the VCC Downtown campus
Earn a VCC Award of Achievement
Includes exciting hospitality industry site visits at:

  • BC Place
  • Marriott Vancouver
  • Shangri-La Vancouver
  • VCC's own Bistro restaurant

Sign up for an online info session on February 28 to learn more.

Questions? Please contact VCC Hospitality:

Willy Aroca Aguirre
Assistant Department Head

Belinda Kaplan