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    Excel in a student centred program through project-based learning.

  • Make adventure part of your regular workday.

  • You will develop your signature customer service philosophy.

  • 95 per cent of our alumni are working in the hospitality industry around the world.

  • You will develop the skills to analyze situations objectively and to then make effective management decisions.

Program At-A-Glance

Length of Study: 
2-Year
Accreditation: 
Diploma
Campus: 
Tenth Street, Nelson

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In the News

After more than 35 years on the floor of one of the world’s most recognized hotel chains, David MacGillivray is bringing his wealth of knowledge and experience to Selkirk College.

After a long and illustrious career with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, David MacGillivray is leaving the luxury hotel chain to teach students of the Resort & Hotel Management and Post Graduate Hospitality Management programs at Selkirk College. MacGillivray brings tremendous experience and is excited for the next chapter in his life as part of a program he regards highly for delivering outstanding graduates.

What Students Say

Sherry Brown-Russell, Alumni RHOT program Selkirk College
For anyone considering Selkirk’s Resort and Hotel Management program, I would say, "It’s never too late to start and education is never wasted." 
- Sherry Brown-Russell, Resort & Hotel Management 2011 Graduate. Current Sales Manager, Sandman Hotel, Castlegar BC.
Selkirk had the exact program I was looking for when researching education institutions for hospitality management programs. It provided a great foundation for me to grow my motel business. 
Frank Shin, Resort and Hotel Management 2009 Graduate.
Mike Truscott, alumni student from 2001, Selkirk College
As an employer who recruits from the college, I am consistently impressed with the caliber of students that come from Selkirk’s RHOT program each year.
- Mike Truscott, Resort and Hotel Management Graduate, Current Director of Hotel Operations - Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel.
Not only was I challenged beyond my imagination, held accountable and inspired to be my best.  I made connections who would always be there for support and education long after the program ended.
- Kim McAdams, Resort and Hotel Management Graduate. Current Manager of the Cactus Club Cafe.
Selkirk College didn’t just give me the knowledge I needed to become successful in hospitality, it also provided me with strong critical thinking skills that are used on a daily basis with my work. 
- Chris Blois, Resort and Hotel Management, Current Guest Services Ambassador for Coast Hotels, BC.
From Selkirk College I also learned many things from computer systems and par stocks to perfecting conflict management techniques. But what I value most of all was, the friends and contacts I made and the opportunities to view the varying facets of the hospitality field and the comfort to interact in them.
Mark, Resort and Hotel Managment Program 2010 Graduate. Current Bell Desk (Fairmont, Chateau, Lake Louise), BC.
The most enjoyable part of the program for me was the close knit community of the class and the personalized attention and interaction with the teachers. Editor of visitor's Choice Publications.
- April Cuffy, Resort and Hotel Management 2010 Graduate.
As I have learned, we all have dreams and aspirations that most pursue and trying something smartly reminded me that the success is within one's own beliefs. Hotel Management Alumni, promoted to Director of Housekeeping at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.   
- Shelly Stansbury, Resort and Hotel Management Program 2000 Graduate. Current Housekeeping Manager, Fairmont, BC.
From Selkirk College, I moved on to finish my degree in International Hotel Management.  Since then, I've experienced new choices I never imagined, including an amazing internship at a luxury resort in Thailand, and a fantastic role with the Olympics.
- Kellan, Resort and Hotel Management 2008 Graduate. Current working with the Olympics.
Selkirk College's RHOT program has given me the knowledge and tools needed to succeed in the hospitality industry. I always look back at my education here with pride.
- Frank Shim, Resort and Hotel Management 2009 Graduate.