The Canadian tourism industry has generated approximately $90 billion in revenue annually 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 you need to launch a career in this dynamic industry.
Our program teaches you solid business practices, human resources, leadership and marketing skills that will help to launch your career in the growing global 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
BC’s tourism industry is a powerful force with approximately 20.6 million overnight visitors vacationing in British Columbia each year. They contribute $17 billion in revenue annually to the provincial economy. Tourism touches every part of the province and has become one of BC’s leading business sectors.
In 2016, 133,100 people were employed in BC tourism-related businesses, a 3.6% increase from 2015. This means that tourism provides a job for roughly 1 out of every 16 people employed in the province.
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 centered involvement through both classroom and 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.