Tourism - 964

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
Transform your passion for travel into a lifelong rewarding career.

Program Highlights

  • 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.

  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Students are required to have and use a laptop or mobile computing device when registered in this blended delivery program.

  • Opportunity to graduate with Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) Certification.

What you'll learn

  • 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 for attractions, events and more.

View the Exceptions Calendar for start dates and semester break information.

Program Length

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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Tuition and Fees

2019 - 2020 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees $704.63 $635.86
Optional Ancillary Fees $104.43 $44.43
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Compulsory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,354.04 $1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,163.10 $2,034.33
Total 1st Year Fees $4,197.43

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2019 - 2020 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,490.57 $7,550.57
Optional Ancillary Fees $104.43 $44.43
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fees $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Per Semester $8,045.00 $7,970.00
Total 1st Year Fees $16,015.00

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.

Additional Information


Domestic and International student admission requirements

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) - you will require a mobile computing device that meets the specifications determined by the program

Option are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Hands-on use of airline computer specific 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 soucing your own placement.

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 


Field Placement

Visit the Office Administration & Travel and Tourism Student Work Experience Partnership page for information on the field placement opportunities for this program!



Where you can go next

  • Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**:
    • International Business (116)
  • Earn a degree:
    • Davenport University - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • View our internal pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
  • Visit Pathways and Credit Transfer for degree completion opportunities outside of Ontario.
  • See for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

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
  • Airlines/Airports
  • Tourism Call Centres

Opportunities for grads

  • Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) Certification
  • Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) Certification
  • Specialization certifications

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

Learning Outcomes

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 Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) 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.

Additional Information

Bring Your Own Device


We are pleased to introduce you to our "Bring Your Own Device” Blended Learning Environment. The “BYOD” method of program delivery at Mohawk College requires you to have and use a mobile device throughout your program of study. We have included the minimum requirements to participate in this collaborative way of learning.

Your learning experience will be enhanced through the use of online and mobile technologies in and out of the classroom. This format allows you to work with course materials, participate in collaborative online environments and become a highly skilled, future ready, user of industry technology.

As a student enrolled in the Tourism and Travel Program, you will be using your own mobile device, ideally a tablet or laptop, as a learning tool in the classroom. This means fewer textbooks to purchase and carry around, easier access to information, helpful tools and improved collaboration with your peers and Professors.


The Tourism and Travel Program is a “Bring Your Own Device” based program. A device, meeting the following minimum system requirements, is needed for the first day of class and for the duration of the program.

Laptop Preference:

If you already own a PC platform device (i.e. Dell/Toshiba etc.) with a Windows operating system, you will not be required to purchase a new device, providing you have the required hardware and software components already installed for the first day of class.

*Required Software: Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 with Publisher (Free to students through Mohawk Webstore).

Mac Notebooks:

If you currently own a Mac Notebook and you are concerned about compatibility, you will need to ensure that you meet the hardware and software requirements, which includes having Microsoft Office Professional with Publisher.

*Please Note that Mac users will likely be required to set up a dual boot or parallel system, in order to operate their Microsoft software. It is recommended that you contact an authorized Mac dealer and service agent to assist you with this process.

Contact us

Domestic Canadian Students

Contact Student Recruitment
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Contact Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students

Contact International Student Recruitment
Contact our International Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and student life.
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254
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
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Contact International Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Program Coordinator

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

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Since I made the decision to enter at Mohawk College, I feel that my life changed. In the college I learned not only English, also I had the opportunity to study Tourism and Travel. During my two years in the program, I had a great experience. I learned many things and I shared good times with my friends. I believe that Mohawk College not only has good facilities, also has very qualified teachers that gave me the best guidelines to succeed. For me it is very important to mention the opportunity that Mohawk College gave me through the work placement, as it is because of this program I could find a job. In other words Mohawk College gave me the tools to succeed in the real world. I am very proud of graduating as a student of Mohawk College.
Luz Andrea, Tourism and Travel 2012 Honours Graduate

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The Tourism and Travel program at Mohawk College gave me exceptional knowledge and know-how to get where I am today. Thanks to the great program that provided detailed information of the tourism and travel industry, and incredible teachers that have years of experience in the field, I was able to put what I learned towards job interviews, and started working three months after graduation. I am now proud to be succeeding in my career as a Travel Consultant for Marlin Travel.
Amber, Tourism and Travel 2010 Graduate

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The time I spent as a student at Mohawk College in the Tourism and Travel program was both exciting and thrilling.  The professors were willing to share their real world experience and help to prepare me for my future at Airmiles both professionally and personally.  The decision to go back to school was the best decision of my life and I know that I will have the support of the professors going into my future.  Make it count!!
David, Tourism and Travel 2008 Graduate

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The course curriculum was fantastic; the in-depth knowledge and workplace insight of the instructors ensured that I was completely prepared to accelerate in my career.  With the guidance and encouragement of the Tourism and Travel faculty I secured a position before graduation in the Airline Industry.
Jennifer, Tourism and Travel 2008 Graduate

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The Tourism and Travel program is not only fun, but it prepares you for a career.  I emerged from this program with the knowledge and skills to secure a great job which I truly enjoy.  I owe my successes in this program to the faculty members who are knowledgeable, experienced, and caring.  Your success in this program is their priority, and it shows.  I would highly recommend this program to anyone who has an interest in the travel industry!
Sandra, Tourism and Travel 2008 Graduate