Hospitality Management


Learn professional business management practices for careers in hotels, cruise ships, convention centres, and dining establishments.

Tuition: 35414*
Credential: Diploma
Length: 2 0 years
Hours: Full-time
Delivery: Class-based
Program Flyer: Download /media/vancouver-community-college/content-assets/documents/international/flyer-hospitality-management-diploma.pdf
Campus: Downtown Downtown
Start Dates: Jan, May, Sep

What you will learn

  • Effective communication and leadership skills for the hospitality sector
  • Financial decision-making in the context of a hospitality enterprise
  • Ethical practices and legal frameworks within the hospitality industry
  • Hands-on food and beverage service
  • Front-of-house and back-of-house hotel and restaurant operations
  • Human relations management in a hospitality setting
  • Marketing and communications strategies
  • Hospitality industry trends and sustainability practices
  • Customer service principles

What to expect

  • Lectures, seminars, and group discussions
  • Role plays in culinary, hotel, and restaurant settings
  • Simulations and computer labs
  • Course projects
  • Reports and term papers
  • Independent research
  • 500 hours industry work experience

Admission requirements


  • Grade 12 graduation or equivalent
  • Knowledge of English demonstrated by one of the following:

Upon acceptance to the program, the following two certificates must be completed in the first term:

  • Valid Foodsafe Level 1 Certificate
  • Valid Serving It Right Certificate


  • Seats are offered to applicants who have met all admission requirements, on a first-qualified, first-served basis.
  • International applicants must be 17 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts and educational documents as required by their course or program.
  • All VCC applicants are required to function successfully in an English-speaking classroom. English requirements vary by program. For details, visit VCC International - English Requirements.   

Recommended Characteristics

The hospitality industry is primarily a people business. The Hospitality Management Diploma Program has been designed to strengthen and encourage interpersonal skills and a leadership/team approach to course work. Students work with fellow students, industry representatives, members of the college community, hospitality employers and their workers, and the public. Students must have a hospitality mindset of going above and beyond, the desire to work effectively in a team, and the ability to work well with others in an environment that embraces diversity and inclusion.

Courses *

Classes may be scheduled during the daytime, as well as evenings. Students will receive their schedules before classes begin.

Prior learning assessment and recognition

Students may request formal recognition of prior learning attained through informal education, work, or other life experience, including Indigenous ways of knowing. Credits may be granted to students who are able to sufficiently demonstrate the learning outcomes of specific courses.

PLAR is available for all courses in the program, except

  • HOSP 1360 Food and Beverage Operations
  • HOSP 2310 Food Production Principles
  • HOSP 2360 Restaurant Operations
  • HOSP 2240 Hospitality Work Experience Co-Op

Methods of PLAR vary by course, and may include exams, professional portfolios, interviews, performance assessments, and other evaluations. Please contact the Department for details.

See Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition policy for more information.

*International Students requesting PLAR, please contact VCC International Education Advising to learn how PLAR can impact immigration status, prior to proceeding with the PLAR request.

Fees and other costs *

Tuition deposits are payable usually within three weeks after a Letter of Offer is issued.

Tuition Deposit

10250 (10000 non-refundable)

Tution deposits are payable usually within two (2) weeks after a Letter of Offer is issued.

Fee descriptionFee AmountNotes
Application fee145
Tuition Tuition 35414
Student union256
College initiative177
Materials0 not including textbooks
Campus resource355
Tools (deposit)0
Coverall (deposit)0
Uniform (deposit)0
Medical and Dental 550
Temporary Medical Insurance 149
U-PASS 663
Program-specific extra fees0
Textbooks or other supplies may be required for this program. For information and prices, visit the VCC Bookstore.

Apply now

Jan 2025
(Winter term)
February 01, 2024
May 2025
(Spring/Summer term)
June 01, 2024
Sep 2024
(Fall term)
October 01, 2023


  • Apply Now: Qualified applicants may receive offers of admission if seats are available, or placed on waitlists if seats are full.
  • Closed: Applications are not accepted.
  • For details about application availability based on study permit status and recommendations if the application status is closed, visit the Availability Status page.
Apply to VCC international programs online. Check the application availability status for your desired program and intake before applying.

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