In partnership with Olds College, the district offers students a free one-semester program to earn post-secondary credit in two Hospitality and Tourism courses while in high school. Each course is a one semester program and upon graduation can be applied towards an Olds College Hospitality and Tourism Management Diploma.
- 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.
About the Program
These courses are delivered completely online. An Olds College contract instructor will teach the course and will be assigned when the course has met the minimum enrollment number.
Student schedules can be flexible when taking these courses in order to best fit them into their high school schedule. Each course is equivalent to a 3-credit college course and 5 high school CTS credits. Students will receive their credits if they achieve a grade of D or higher. Review the Olds College D19 grading policy for more information.
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.
Diploma program admission requirements:
- 50 per cent or better in ELA 30-1 or 30-2
- 50 per cent 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.
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 and determine if it is the right fit for them without having to pay tuition costs.