Overview

If the idea of hosting a memorable event, helping others have a fantastic experience or planning the perfect party fills you with excitement, you should prepare for a career in the ever-changing, fast-paced hospitality industry!

This eight-month certificate will provide you with a solid foundation in marketable skills fit for a fast-paced career in the hospitality industry. Along with management and business training, you will walk away with WHMIS, FoodSafe and Smart Choices certificates.

Take field trips and tours to develop your palate and your knowledge. This hands-on program includes settings such as a teaching kitchen, a culinary theatre, and the 60-seat Great Grey Owl dining room. Learn to manage premier, public events while working alongside our Culinary Arts students.

Gain the transferable skills you need to quickly move up in the industry. Help arrange annual public events, including the popular Great Grey Owl Restaurant.

Land a variety of positions in the food and beverage industry. Paths include careers in areas such as administration, management, marketing, event planning, tourism, banquet and catering, and new venture development.

Admissions

  • A complete Manitoba Grade 12 or equivalent
  • English 40G/40S or equivalent 
  • Consumer/Essential Mathematics 40S or equivalent 
  • Age restriction: Must be 18 years of age by program start date

IELTS academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no subscore less than 6.0 or equivalent score on other acceptable English Language Proficiency assessment.

English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See assiniboine.net/elp for more information.

Program Considerations

Program requirements include participating in live restaurant and event operations outside of the typical day schedule and include early mornings, evenings and weekend hours. Alcohol and a variety of culinary traditions are part of the program.

International Applicants

If you are an international applicant, please read our Helpful Information for International Applicants prior to applying to this program. 

Careers & Connections

Graduates find employment in a wide range of challenging careers in all sectors of the food and beverage industry, including hotels, motels, lodges and resorts. Career choices include convention services, front office, administration, hospitality marketing, restaurant, banquet and catering, and new venture development.

Connections

Assiniboine has a number of agreements with other colleges, universities and professional organizations, making it possible for students to apply credit taken at Assiniboine to programs at other institutions. For up-to-date information on agreements, visit assiniboine.net/articulation or the program page.

Tools & Supplies

Technology Requirements

Programs at Assiniboine have certain technology requirements. Students require access to computer devices at home and may be required to bring these on campus when instructed. Refer to assiniboine.net/tech for detailed information.

Courses & Costs

To graduate with a Hospitality certificate, students must successfully complete 69 credits. The minimum passing grade for each course is indicated on the course outline.

2022-23

Estimated Program Costs

Tuition, fees and Students’ Association fees total approximately $5,570 for domestic students. Textbooks, tools and supplies costs are in addition to this.

Estimated Program Costs (International)

Tuition, books, fees, and Students' Association fees (Inc Health Premium) total $17,995 for international students. Textbooks, tools and supplies costs are in addition to this. Health insurance is approximately $1,000

All international students must purchase health insurance. The college adds this fee to your student account and then sends your name and fee to the insurance provider on your behalf. 

 

2023-24

Estimated Program Costs (Domestic, 2023-24)
  Credits Tuition Course fees Students' Association fees (Inc Health Premium) Estimated textbooks, tools and supplies
Hospitality 69 $5,570 $1,463 $240 $1,810

All fees are estimated and subject to change without notice.

This program has certain ‘bring your own device’ requirements that means you may need to purchase certain technology if you do not already own. Please visit assiniboine.net/byod for more information.

Estimated Program Costs (International, 2023-24)
  Credits Tuition Course Fees Students' Association fees (Inc Health Premium) Required Health Insurance Textbooks, Tools, & Supplies
Hospitality 69 $17,995 Included Included $1,000 $510

All fees are estimated and are subject to change without notice. All international students must purchase health insurance. The college adds this fee to your student account and then sends your name and fee to the insurance provider on your behalf.

This program has certain ‘bring your own device’ requirements that means you may need to purchase certain technology if you do not already own. Please visit assiniboine.net/byod for more information.

 

All tuition and fees are required to be paid in full before your program begins. Tuition and fees to this program are non-refundable and non-transferable. All fees are estimated and subject to change without notice.

Students may be required to purchase additional supplies for this program.

This program has certain ‘bring your own device’ requirements that means you may need to purchase certain technology if you do not already own. Please visit assiniboine.net/byod for more information.

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