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  TRAVEL
- one-year certificate
- starts in September

 

The need for training in the travel and tourism industry is evident through the demands of industry employers who need top quality product knowledge and customer service.

The one year Travel certificate program develops the skills required for gaining entry level employment in the travel trade and transportation sectors of the tourism industry, i.e. Travel agencies and airlines. It has been designed to foster basic travel and tourism knowledge and to provide training in industry computers and customer service kills.

Program instructors are industry professionals, so the course content is both relevant and current. Students require initiative in study schedule planning, completing assignments in specific times and managing time wisely to meet deadlines.

The Travel and Tourism programs are under the direction of an advisory committee including representatives of airlines, travel agencies, tour companies, hotels, and tourism councils. Through this committee, the College maintains industry standards and the requirements of prospective employers.

The Travel program are endorsed by: ACCESS, ACTA/CITC Canadian Educational Standards System Inc., Level II

IMPORTANT DATES

 
Fall

Winter

Fees Due August 4, 1999 Nov. 29, 1999
Lectures Begin Sep. 1, 1999 Jan. 4, 2000
Add/Drop Period Sep. 1-9, 1999 Jan. 4-11, 2000
Last day to Withdraw Nov. 17, 1999 March 28, 2000
Last Day of Lectures December 13, 1999 April 20, 2000
No Classes Sep.6, Oct.11, Nov.11 Feb. 21-25, 2000
Field Trips n/a n/a
Practicum Placement n/a n/a
Final Exams Dec. 14-17, 1999 April 24-27, 2000

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

New students are accepted into the Travel certificate program for the Fall term only.

  • The Travel program is cost-recovery and requires a minimum enrolment to be offered. Please contact the College’s Admissions Office for program status.

Academic Requirements
Applicants are required to have an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent, with 60% in English 30 or 33 or equivalent and Math 30 or 33 or equivalent.

  • Applicants seeking admission under the Alternate Admission criteria are required to successfully complete pre-admission testing including the Reading, Sentence Skills and Arithmetic sections of the Computerized Placement Test.
  • Local Tour Guiding, Tour Directing, Adventure Tourism, and Airline/Flight Attendant Operations students are responsible for obtaining First Aid/CPR certification prior to graduation. This certification is a requirement of employers.

Professional Suitability
Applicants are required to provide a letter of intent describing background, work experience, reasons for wanting to enroll in the Travel or Tourism Program, and the nature of employment intended after graduation.

PROGRAM FEES

 
YEAR I
Year I Tuition
$3040
Studentsı Association
$ 103
Books and Supplies
$ 950
TOTAL FEES
$4093

All fees are approximate and are based on a full credit load for each program (the number of credits may depend upon the elective courses selected) and is subject to change. Costs of books and supplies are estimated. Supply costs include only the specialized materials and equipment needed for the program and not basic stationery supplies. The LCC Studentsı Association fees are subject to change. For more detailed information on tuition fee calculation and other fees, students are advised to consult the FEES section of this Calendar.

PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT

Students accepted into this program have the opportunity to apply related employment, volunteer, educational or training experiences toward the completion of the program. For information on Prior Learning Assessment, students should contact the Registrarıs Office.

GRADUATION

Students who successfully complete all core courses and a minimum of 4 credits of electives in the curriculum to a minimum total of 54 credits, are eligible to receive a Travel Certificate.

Students who completed all core courses and a minimum of 20 credits of electives to a minimum total of 99 credits are eligible to receive a Tourism diploma.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

See above,

TRANSFER AGREEMENTS

Non at this time.

CURRICULUM

Year I Fall Term Hours Credits
ACC 126 Accounting Basics (3-0) 3
PRS 160 Presentations and Audio Visual Techniques (3-0) 3
TTC 118 Special Events Coordination (3-0) 3
TTC 124 Human Relations & Communications (3-0) 3
TTC 130 Automation I (6-0) 3
TTC 131 Destinations I (3-0) 3
TTC 132 Domestic Ticketing (3-0) 3
TTC 133 Travel and Tourism Operations I (5-0) 3

Electives (Minimum 2 credits)
TTC 105 Airline/Flight Attendant Operations (3-0) 3
TTC 106 Adventure Tourism I (3-0) 3
TTC 109 Housekeeping (2-0) 2
TTC 113 Introduction to Tourism (3-0) 3
TTC 114 Front Office Operations (3-0) 3
TTC 136 Tour Directing (5-0) 3
Total 26 credits

Year I Winter Term Hours Credits
ENG 156 Business Writing (3-0) 3
MKT 279 Applied Sales (3-0) 3
TTC 108 Marine Transportation (2-0) 2
TTC 134 Travel and Tourism Operations II (5-0) 3
TTC 138 International Ticketing (0-3) 3
TTC 139 Destination II (3-0) 3
TTC 140 Automation II (0-6) 3
TTC 144 Service, Selling & Marketing (3-0) 3

Electives (Minimum 2 credits)
HOS 131 Bartending (2-0) 2
MGT 138 Tour Management (5-0) 3
MGT 258 Events and Conference Mgt. (3-0) 3
MGT 287 Sales Management (3-0) 3
TTC 119 Adventure Tourism II (3-0) 3
TTC 137 Local Tour Guiding (3-0) 3
TTC 258 Hotel Computer Applications (0-3) 3
TTC 259 Ecotourism (3-0) 3
Total 25 credits

Spring Term
TTC 110 Field Work (150 hours) (3-0) 3

Required for graduation 54 credits

TO TTC COURSES...

 

 

 


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