The BCIT Tourism and Hospitality associate certificate focuses on the business of tourism and will prepare you for a role in B.C.’s 3rd largest industry. You’ll also develop a solid understanding of core business concepts including marketing, finance, and leadership.
Tourism is fast becoming a top economic driver in the province of British Columbia and has been resilient through past global challenges. While the industry is in recovery mode there’s no better time to improve your understanding of how tourism works.
BCIT will provide you with the job ready skills to become a leader in the tourism industry, both globally and locally, as we rebound from the recent downturn.
Going to university or college is a life-changing experience. A BCIT tourism and hospitality associate certificate will provide you with a well-rounded business toolbox and leadership essentials to create the career path of your choice.
About Part-time Studies
Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that’s right for you.
Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there’s space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (April).
To apply to a Part-time Studies program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.
Applicants to the BCIT School of Business are required to have completed two years of full-time study in high school or post-secondary program in English in an English speaking country. If you do not have English 12 and have not studied in an English-speaking country, you will need to demonstrate your skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:
Costs & Supplies
Bring your own device
Most courses and programs in the School of Business + Media are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Please ensure you bring a laptop to every class. Plug-in outlets will be provided at most stations in classrooms, but not in all classrooms, so please ensure you have at least 2 hours of battery life available at the beginning of each class. Check the following recommended computer requirements prior to the start of class. If a program or course does not require you to provide your own device, that information will be provided by your instructor or indicated in the course outline.
For online classes, it is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content.
Important updates to Part-time Studies
Please be advised that all courses coded ‘TOUR’ have been changed to the ‘MKTG’ coding. The content, course descriptions, and learning outcomes remain the same.
1) Need to waitlist for a School of Business + Media course? Find out more.
2) English Requirement: Find out more.
Please note: part-time programs and courses are open enrolment and although we make every effort to accommodate demand, course registration cannot be guaranteed in every semester. High demand courses fill quickly and may result in students unable to register for a course that semester. Courses may also be cancelled due to low enrolment.
Graduating & Jobs
Employment opportunities may be found in the following National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes:
- 1123 – Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
- 1226 – Conference and event planners
- 4163 – Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
- 4167 – Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers
- 6513 – Food and beverage servers
Examples of job titles include:
- Hotel Sales Coordinator
- Conference Coordinator
- Destination Marketing Coordinator
- Tourism Public Relations Coordinator
- Event Coordinator
If you have questions that you could not find the answer to online, or if you require further assistance, please contact us:
Program Assistant – Part-time Studies, Marketing Management
604-432-8723 | Candace_Marrington@bcit.ca
Part-time Studies Coordinator, Marketing Management
604-456-8173 | Joe_Freeburn@bcit.ca
Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
- Course selection and program planning
- Declaring your program
- Making changes to your approved program plan
- Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
- Laddering options
- Job placement and graduate outcomes
- Student life
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