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  • 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.

  • Make adventure part of your regular workday.

  • 2011 Case Study Competition Winners.
    2011 Case Study Competition Winners.

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

  • You will develop your signature customer service philosophy.

Program At-A-Glance

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

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Selkirk College was established in 1966 to bring inspiring post-secondary opportunities to rural British Columbia, so it's fitting that the valedictorians for the 50th graduating class are both raised in the West Kootenay.

Selkirk College was established in 1966 to bring inspiring post-secondary opportunities to rural British Columbia, so it's fitting that the valedictorians for the 50th graduating class are both raised in the West Kootenay.

Selkirk College’s Bob Falle Honoured with Canadian Ski Council Lifetime Achievement Award

Selkirk College congratulates Bob Falle, Chair of the School of Hospitality & Tourism on his lifetime achievement award given to him by the Canadian Ski Council. The honour is well deserved as the industry veteran has dedicated his career to championing the sport of skiing and snowboarding along with the Ski Resort Operations & Managment program at the college.

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.

What Students Say

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.
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.
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.
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
Spencer Tapanainen, Resort & Hotel Management Program grad
This program really opens up your eyes to the extent of the industry. Going in, I had a lot of experience, but I didn’t know how far I could go and all the opportunities that exist.
Spencer Tapanainen, Resort & Hotel Management Program grad
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 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
Clara Graves, 2017 Valedictorian, Resort & Hotel Management Alumna
Clara Graves was honoured as Selkirk College Valedictorian in 2017. Enjoy the heartfelt address that she delivered at the ceremony held April 28...
Clara Graves, 2017 Valedictorian, Resort & Hotel Management Alumna
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.
I studied in an environment with many different students from all over the world. I learned how to communicate and work with people efficiently and successfully.
Yuyi Chen, RHOT Alumnus