Overview

The Global Tourism Diploma (GTD) program with Co-op  introduces students to concepts needed of competent members of an international travel planning team.  This program provides students with a background on tourism service suppliers and their social, cultural and political impact, as well as practical introductions to event planning, tour guiding, tourism promotion and customer service. Case studies and common travel problems will be examined.  Co-op students work in the tourism sector once their study term is complete.

Topics
  • GTD100 – Economic, Environmental, Political and Cultural Impacts
  • GTD101 – Tourism Sales and Customer Service
  • GTD102 – Transportation
  • GTD103 – Attractions and Entertainment; Creating Guided Tours
  • GTD104 – Food and Beverage Services
  • GTD105 – Hotels and Other Accommodations
  • GTD106 – Event Planning and Management
  • GTD107 – Planning and Connecting Travellers to Services

How it Works

The Global Tourism Diploma with Co-op will get you working in Canada. You will gain knowledge and develop skills that you can apply in your co-op work term and in your career.

You can choose to include LCC’s Business Diploma Program (BDP) as part of this Co-op program. The Business Diploma program will provide you with information about Canadian workplace practices and support you to create a Canadian-style resume.

Study Term

During your study term, you will complete the required coursework for the Global Tourism Diploma. You will also take elective courses to improve your English language skills and competencies.

Work Term

During your work term, you will find a job which allows you to apply your new skills and knowledge. LCC offers free job support services to help co-op students find work.

The number of hours you work will be the same as (not more than) the number of hours in your study term.

Work Experience Policy

Post-work Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will review the strengths and weaknesses you noticed during your co-op, and formulate your future career plans.

Career Options

This program provides training for careers in many occupational areas, including the following National Occupational Classifications (NOCs):

6311 – Food Service Supervisors

6313 – Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors

6513 – Food and Beverage Servers

6521 – Travel Counselors

6531 – Tour and Travel Guides

Options and Fees

Administration fee: $180. Registration fee: $250 for new international students and those who transfer to a Co-op from a non-Co-op program. This includes a Letter of Acceptance and any other paperwork needed in order to apply for study and work permits. (Registration fee for Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents: $30). Students who take a break for more than one year are required to take a new English assessment and pay a new registration fee upon return. Registration fees are not refundable.

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48 week option

24 weeks of classroom instruction and 24 weeks of Canadian work experience.

Program Start Date

Diploma program classes start every Monday.

Depending on  availability of seats, students may be asked to start their course or program at a later date.

Global Tourism Diploma (24 weeks)

Monday – Friday 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Choose one of the following elective programs and one time slot:
Program Tuition Fees:
$4,710 – $5,940*

*Tuition fees vary depending on the student’s choice of elective courses. Please refer to the program registration page for details on tuition fees and schedule options.

Other Fees

Registration fee: $250
Administrative fee: $180
Materials fee (Intensive English): $50

64 week option

32 weeks of classroom instruction and 32 weeks of Canadian work experience.

Program Start Date

Diploma program classes start every Monday.

Depending on  availability of seats, students may be asked to start their course or program at a later date.

Business Diploma Program (8 weeks).

Monday – Friday  12:30 – 3:00 pm

This program must be taken before GTD.

Global Tourism Diploma (24 weeks)

Monday – Friday  12:30 – 3:00 pm

Choose one of the following elective programs and one time slot:

 

Test Preparation
Monday – Thursday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Intensive English (level 5 -7)
Monday – Friday 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM  (Note that this course has a $50 materials fee.)

Program Tuition Fees

$6,325 – $6,480*

*Tuition fees vary depending on the student’s choice of elective courses. Please refer to the program registration page for a complete breakdown of tuition fees and schedule options.

Other Fees

Registration fee: $250
Administrative fee: $180
Materials fee (Intensive English): $50

Entrance Requirements

Before registering, you are required to show proof of English Proficiency. This can be done by providing a valid IELTS, TOEFL, CLBPT or CELPIP score, or by taking LCC’s free online English assessment.

You are required to have  Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 or higher in at least two skills (no skill lower than 4), OR have successfully completed the Business Diploma Program (BDP).

  • Entry to BDP requires CLB 4 or higher in at least two skills (no skill lower than 3).
  • Students with lower CLB levels can enrol in language courses (not part of this program) to provide evidence of sufficient English levels before applying to this Co-op program.
  • Students with higher CLB levels but no Canadian work experience or resume are also encouraged to take BDP, which will prepare them to work successfully in Canada.

Before starting your co-op work term, you are required to

  • successfully complete the co-op study term,
  • have a Canadian Study Permit and Co-op Work Permit for the time you will work,
  • have a Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN), and
  • have valid medical insurance for the whole length of the program.

PTIB Designation

LCC’s Co-op Programs are approved by The Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education. For more information about our designation, including an approved program list, please click here.

How to Apply

Step 1

Review the admission policy and our other policies. If needed, take our free online English assessment

Step 2

Choose one of the co-op program options.
(48 or 64 weeks)

Choose your elective course.

Step 3

Register now!

Receive your letter of acceptance and apply for your co-op study and work permits!

International Students!

Are you applying from outside Canada?
Be sure to check out the Government of Canada’s travel advisories before you travel.