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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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The annual Selkirk College Gala is an opportunity for the community to come together in support for post-secondary learning and enjoy a fabulous evening of food, service and entertainment provided by the students in programs on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus.

It's one of the highlights of the year at Nelson's Tenth Street Campus and this year's Selkirk College Gala 2016 fast approaches. Students are ramping up to host the region at Mary Hall on November 26 where a fantastic evening of food, friends and fun awaits.

Students from Selkirk College’s School of Hospitality and Tourism hosted about 200 people to Tenth Street Campus for a food forum aiming to help people struggling with poverty get protein into their meals.

Getting protein into your diet isn’t always easy for those struggling to make ends meet. An event hosted by West Kootenay Labour Council and Selkirk College offered up a meal for families – a free salmon buffet – in banquet style as an initiative aiming to ensure poverty doesn’t reach the plate.

In the two years since graduating from the Resort & Hotel Management Program (RHOT) at Selkirk College, Nelson native Kiraya Spencer has continued the pursuit of excellence in her field and recently landed a coveted spot in the prestigious Fairmont SUMMIT Leadership Program.

A desire to travel, meet people and discover new experiences drew Kiraya Spencer to the dynamic hospitality industry. With a strong start at Selkirk College, the young professional continues to thrive while traveling the world seeking out knowledge elevating her abilities. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has now selected Spencer to its respected SUMMIT Leadership Program, an exciting next step for the West Kootenay native recognized as a strong leader of tomorrow.

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

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.
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. Past Editor of Visitor's Choice Publications.
- April Cuffy, Resort and Hotel Management 2010 Graduate.
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.
robin phelan
This program was the start of a rewarding career. I made life-long friendships in class and with the instructors. I still use lessons and skills that I learned in 2008/09 today in 2016.
—Robin Phelan, Resort and Hotel Management 2009 Graduate, Content Specialist at TRU
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.
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), Alberta
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.
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. Fairmont, BC.
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, Past Guest Services Ambassador for Coast Hotels, BC.