The Calgary Catholic School District, in partnership with Olds College, offers students an opportunity to earn post-secondary credit in two Hospitality and Tourism courses while earning an Alberta High School Diploma. Each course is a one semester program and upon graduation can be applied towards an Old’s College Hospitality and Tourism Management Diploma.
What hospitality and tourism courses are offered to high school students?
- Global and Sustainable Tourism (HAT 1255):
Term: Fall 2018
Duration: 12 weeks (Sept. 27 - Dec. 19, 2018)
Students will gain an understanding of the psychology of travel, tourism sectors, the role of key industry players, and contemporary issues in ecotourism, sustainability and business operations of various tourism organizations. Students will also experience and evaluate various tourism facilities, with a focus on the analysis of the services and operations from a guest perspective.
- Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism (HAT 11300)
Term: Winter 2019
Duration: 12 weeks (Feb. 25 - May 17, 2018)
Students will experience and evaluate a variety of hospitality and tourism facilities relating to product, price, place, promotion, people, physical evidence and process. Social media and mobile applications are included as part of the marketing mix.
These courses are direct links into the Hospitality & Tourism Management Diploma at Olds College. Visit the
Olds College website for more information.
Where will the courses be taught? What time will the courses occur?
These courses are delivered completely online. Student schedules can be flexible when taking these courses in order to best fit them into their high school schedule.
What are the high school pre-requisites needed in order to enter this program after high school?
Diploma Program admission requirements:
- 50% or better in ELA 30-1 or 30-2
- 50% or better in Math 20-1 or 20-2
- Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement (minimum 3 years of formal education taught entirely in English or provide results of a recognized English Language Proficiency exam).
Refer to the Olds College website for more details on the Hospitality and Tourism Management Diploma.
How many credits will be earned for each course?
Each course is a 3-credit college course and 5 high school CTS credits
Who can apply for these dual credit courses (Grade level)?
Students in Grade 10 to 12 can apply.
Is there a required GPA needed to receive credit?
Students are considered to have passed and will receive credit if they achieve a grade of D or higher. Review the Olds College D19 Grading Policy for more information.
Are there any special course requirements?
This course is all online and self-contained. There will be no additional material costs for this.
Who will teach the courses?
An Olds College contract instructor will teach the course and will be assigned at the time the course is determined to meet the minimum enrollment number.
What is the future cost saving for a student to take these courses as dual credit?
If a student chooses to attend Olds College after their high school graduation to complete the Hospitality and Tourism Management Diploma, each dual credit Hospitality and Tourism Management course successfully completed will save them an approximate tuition cost of $490 plus materials.
What is the benefit of taking these courses in high school?
Any student who is interested in starting a career in the Hospitality and Tourism industry would benefit from taking these courses. These courses also provide students the opportunity to explore the Hospitality and Tourism industry to determine if it is the correct fit for them without having to take care of tuition costs.