The Canadian tourism industry has generated over $78 billion in revenue last year and there is no sign of it slowing down. With the prediction of a substantial rise in employment opportunities, our Resort and Hotel Management (RHOT) program will set you up with the skills to need to launch a career in this dynamic industry.
Our program teaches you solid business, human resources, leadership and marketing skills that will help to launch your career in the challenging hospitality industry. You'll gain confidence to coordinate everything from small parties and sporting events, to signature black-tie galas. Learn with current industry technology and join the 95 per cent of our alumni working in the hospitality industry around the world.
BC's Number One Industry
The tourism sector may soon become the number one industry in BC; it already offers the most employment opportunities. There are currently approximately 115,000 direct tourism jobs in BC. This two-year program is designed to prepare graduates for careers in tourism focusing primarily on resorts, hotels and restaurants but including all areas of hospitality.
RHOT from the Student Perspective
In this student-made video, RHOT students and faculty discuss the benefits of this program.
Studies begin with an understanding of where tourism originates and encompass the supervision of hospitality facilities. Knowledge, skills and practices pertaining to the industry, such as the reception of guests, food and beverage services, recreation and convention planning, accounting, maintenance, supervisory and overall management techniques are topics covered. Communications and human relations are emphasized.
The objective of the program, through classroom instruction, practical lab training and work experience, is to enable students to develop the abilities, skills and attitudes to analyze situations objectively and to then make effective management decisions.
The guiding principle of the Resort and Hotel Management program is student centred involvement through project based learning. During the school year our students are involved in organizing and supporting Selkirk College as a host institution for special events and conferences. Students participate in a professional internship program consisting of five months in the summer and fall between the first and second year of the program.
Learn more about Scholar's Dining Room: A seasonal, open-to-the-public restaurant, managed by Hospitality & Tourism Program students.
Become Proficient In
Hotel and resort management
Food and beverage management
Selkirk's Resort and Hotel Management Program is held at the Tenth Street Campus in beautiful Nelson, British Columbia.