About the Program:
Champlain College Saint-Lambert is the only public English CEGEP to offer the three-year tuition free Tourism program in the Greater Montreal area and will prepare you for exciting opportunities in the Tourism industry.
Tourism Management students will discover the many facets of the field, study the world and different cultures, learn how to use the most recent technology, and network with Montreal’s tourism business leaders. You will obtain an in-depth knowledge of hotel operations, customer service, tourism law, master financial tools for tourism operations, learn about strategic promotion within an internet culture, and how to evaluate tourism potential and interpret trends.
The opportunity to travel and experience the industry is a key component of the learning experience in the program. Students will plan and partake in local, regional, national and international trips allowing them to link theory and practice. Local field trips could lead you to visiting major players in the industry such as Air Canada and Air Transat, Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Vai Rail, Tourisme Montreal. You could participate in conferences and regional competitions such as the Jeux du Tourisme, while the yearly trip could take you to a faraway destination like Costa Rica, Iceland, France, Barbados, Czech Republic, England, Switzerland, Hungary, Panama or China.
Tourism is an important sector of the Quebec, the Canadian and the world economy, contributing to over 735,300 jobs in Canada only Approximately 90% of students find employment through their two-month work-study session required at the end of the tourism curriculum.
Skills Acquired in the Tourism Management Program:
As a graduate of Tourism Management, in addition to being qualified to work in the tourism industry, you will have among your assets:
- Communication skills (including public speaking)
- Knowledge of the principles of management, marketing, promotion, finance and sales
- Familiarity with research methodology
- Critical thinking skills
- The ability to work as a member of a team
- Practical business experience (stage in industry)
Careers in Tourism Management:
Graduates of the program quickly climb the ladder into management careers working for tourism associations, federal and provincial ministries of tourism, airlines, cruise lines, events and meeting planning companies, convention centres, hotels and resorts, tour operators, wholesalers and corporate and leisure travel companies. You could end up planning, leading or marketing an event, a world travel package, or working in the hospitality industry.
Champlain Tourism Management graduates go places!
March 1st for the Fall Semester.
Minimum Admissions Requirements:
Quebec Secondary School Diploma or a level of education that is deemed equivalent by the College.