What will I learn?

Join a growing industry and gain opportunities worldwide.

The two-year Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management Ontario College Diploma program provides you with specialized managerial skills for the hospitality and tourism industry through a mixture of theory and hands-on classes delivered by industry professionals.

Learn about:

  • hotel and restaurant operations
  • management skills
  • computer applications in hospitality and tourism
  • financial management
  • marketing

The first year of the program provides introductory industry and business courses to help prepare you for entry-level positions. The second year focuses on developing management skills to help solidify long-term career success in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Experience a variety of restaurant operations-related roles in Restaurant International, Algonquin College`s student-operated restaurant and teaching facility. Some of these classes happen during the evening and weekends, to prepare you for the variety of shift work in the industry. Before graduation, you will have completed a minimum 500 hours of practical industry work experience.

Students who graduate from this program with a minimum of a B average can further their education by bridging into year three of the Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (Honours) degree program, after completing four bridging courses offered at Algonquin College.

There are a growing number of job opportunities - available both locally and globally - in this dynamic industry. Graduates may find employment in:

  • the food and beverage industry
  • the accommodation sector
  • tourism services
  • sales and marketing
  • transportation
  • events and conferences
  • transportation
  • events and conferences

Which department am I in?

School of Hospitality and Tourism

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
Semester 1: CAN $8,227.77; Semester 2: CAN $7,871.77; Semester 3: CAN $7,719.77; Semester 4: CAN $7,684.77; Estimated Program Total fees: CAN $31,504.08 (Fall 2021, Winter 2022)
Start date

Expected January, September 2022


Algonquin College

Woodroffe Campus,

1385 Woodroffe Avenue,


Ontario (ON),

K2G 1V8, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

College Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR

Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR

General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR

Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program).

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 80, with the minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening: 20; Speaking: 20; Writing: 20.

Deadline: Applications for Fall Term and Winter Term admission received by February 1 will be given equal consideration.


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