Hospitality Foundations: A Base For Those Who Want to Succeed in the Hospitality and Tourism Field

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Hospitality Foundations: A Base For Those Who Want to Succeed in the Hospitality and Tourism Field Photo by Pamela Wendell

Deciding whether to obtain a hospitality degree or diploma can be a challenging choice. For those who need a base, Centennial College makes it that much easier with its Hospitality Foundations program. This is a two-semester offering that allows students to attend a range of courses that will help them to determine their area of interest, and whether college or university is the choice for them.

Here is a closer look at some of the standout aspects of Centennial College's Hospitality Foundations undertaking.

  • Students not only gain academic knowledge, but also the professional skills and attitudes needed to be successful in the specific program they wish to attend as well as in the industry.
  • Courses stress the thorough understanding of the professional requirements of the varied careers available in the hospitality field.
  • While developing professional and academic skills, the program also concerns itself with enhancing students’ communication competence in all language strands.
  • Small classes are one of the specific features of the offering. They allow for individualized attention as well as peer-to-peer interaction, which both boost communication skills.
  • The program is delivered in a very structured pace to ensure that students are grasping and retaining concepts that will help them in their future endeavors.
  • Instructors are sensitive to the needs to ESL students.
  • Specific courses in the first semester include: Introduction to Math 1, Sanitation, Safety and Hygiene; Life Skills and Job Readiness 1, Foundations 1: Developing College Communications Skills, and Geography and Tourism - Western Hemisphere.
  • Specific courses in the second semester include: Theory of Food Fundamentals, Life and Job Readiness 2, Geography and Tourism - Eastern Hemisphere, Foundations 2: Building College Communication Skills, Introduction to Math 2, and more.
  • Once they successfully complete the program, students obtain an Ontario College Certificate and are invited to join any program of their choice in Centennial’s School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culture.
  • Those interested in the hospitality and tourism courses of Hospitality Foundations must be advised and assisted to register by the Centennial College Assessment and Advising Centre.
  • Applicants are required to possess at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature applicant status (19 years or older).
  • Prior to registration, students must complete the Centennial College English skills assessment and score 130 or 131.
  • In some cases, skills assessment score will satisfy the requirements for a student’s original program choice.
  • Centennial College will notify students by sending an offer to their original program if there is still space available.

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Klaudia writes about Centennial College's hospitality degree offering, which allows students to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes essential to pursuing further education.


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