Tourism - 964
Fully accredited and endorsed through Association of Canadian Travel Agencies.
Courses and content are directly aligned with current industry standards.
Wide range of presentations from industry professionals and local entrepreneurs.
Opportunity to graduate with Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) Certification.
Mohawk's Tourism Program provides a unique cross-section of education and training in all sectors of the Tourism Industry.
What you'll learn
Mohawk College’s Tourism Program offers an excellent broad-based program of study that provides information and training in all sectors of tourism.
Acquire specialized skills in Sabre and Apollo Reservation Systems.
Develop communication, business and industry-specific computer skills.
Did you know tourism is one of the world’s fastest growing industries. Visit Tourism Hamilton for attractions, events and more.
View the Exceptions Calendar for start dates and semester break information.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Tourism is a BYOD program. Students are required to have a laptop equipped with a webcam. Tablets including iPads and Chromebooks are not compatible with our programming.
2 academic years (periods of 8 months)
Fast Track - allows students to complete a two-year Diploma program (non co-op) in 16 months. Students will start in January and be in school for four continuous semesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter. Students will not be off during the summer.
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Learn about program delivery terms.
Domestic and International student admission requirements
Language Requirements for Applicants with English as a Second Language
- See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:
- Successful completion of the GAS-English for Academic Purposes (478 or 278) program
- TOEFL minimum score of 550 (80 Internet based)
- or IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall with no band less than 5.5
- More information about acceptable certificates, can be found on the International Admission Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Tuition and Fees
2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees
|Description||Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Compulsory Ancillary Fees||$864.60||$758.46|
|Compulsory Program Fees||$0.00||$0.00|
|Total Domestic Charges Per Semester||$2,218.64||$2,112.50|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$4,331.14|
Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.
- Full Cost Breakdown
- Explore payment options
- Book costs for your program can be found through the Campus Store
2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees
|Description||Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee||$8,355.00||$8,355.00|
|Program Compulsory Fees||$0.00||$0.00|
|International Tax Recovery||$450.00||$375.00|
|Total International Per Semester||$8,805.00||$8,730.00|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$17,535.00|
If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.
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- Better Jobs Ontario (formerly Second Career)
When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career.
As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.
Available Financial Assistance Resources:
- OSAP Eligible. Learn about Ontario Student Assistance Program - OSAP (domestic students only)
- Working on Campus
- Additional Sources of Funding
- Financial Assistance Home Page
Apply for Awards:
By submitting a Scholarships and Bursaries Application every semester, students have access to over $3 million in Mohawk College scholarships, bursaries and Ministry-partnered funding to help meet their financial needs.
Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:
Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.
Course Overview & Descriptions
Click on the course title for a course description.
How you'll gain skills
- Hands-on use of travel and tourism computer software in our labs.
- Attending trade shows, conferences and career fairs.
- After successful completion of all required courses, you will complete a mandatory two-week unpaid Field Placement. You are responsible for sourcing your own placement.
Visit the Tourism Student Field Placement Partnership page for information on the field placement opportunities for this program!
Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.
Your future career options
- Overseas Destination Representative
- Customer Service Representative
- Sales Representative
- Reservation Agent
- Tourism Consultant
- Cruise and Rail Professions
Where you could work includes:
- Travel Agencies
- Tour Wholesalers/Operators
- Hotels, Resorts and Cruise Lines
- Government Agencies
- Tourism Call Centres
Opportunities for grads
- Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) Certification
- Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) Certification
- Specialization certifications
Pathways to Mohawk
If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.
Pathways within Mohawk
If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *
- Office Administration - Executive
- Office Administration - General
- General Arts and Science (College Transfer)
This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
Pathways beyond Mohawk
Earn a degree:
- Davenport University - Bachelor of Business Administration
- Robert Gordon University - Bachelor of Arts - International Hospitality Management, or International Tourism Management
- Technological University of the Shannon - Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Studies with Travel & Tourism Management
See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.
The Tourism Program is a laptop-based program. A laptop, meeting the following minimum system requirements, is needed for the first day of class - including all required software.
You can use this list to purchase a laptop at the retailer of your choice. We encourage you to compare prices and systems, and find the laptop that will suit your needs.
Domestic Canadian Students
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Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541