The Global Tourism Diploma (GTD) program is designed to introduce concepts and develop skills needed to be a competent member of an international travel planning team. This program provides 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.
- 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 Accommodation
- GTD106 – Event Planning and Management
- GTD107 – Planning and Connecting Travellers to Services
Career Co-op Option
This program can be taken as a part of a Career Co-op Program.
If you take this program as part of a co-op program, you will take all 24 weeks of the diploma program plus additional elective courses. Upon successful completion of the co-op study component students are eligible to enter the co-op work component.
For more details, please contact a LCC registrar.
If you take the diploma option you can study for 8, 16 or 24 weeks. Students who successfully meet all the requirements for this program will receive a diploma of completion.
Career Co-op Diploma Program Students must:
- Be 19+ years old or have evidence of high school graduation.
- Have an English competency level of at least CLB 5 (upper intermediate).
- Meet all other general eligibility requirements. *See all programs requirements.
- If you finished an ESL courses more than 1 year before registering in a co-op program your English competency will be retested.
By the start of the co-op work component, students must:
- Be 19+ years old.
- Have successfully completed the co-op study component.
- Have a Canadian Study Permit and Co-op Work Permit OR a Working Holiday Visa.
- Have a Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN).
- Have valid medical insurance coverage.
Be aware of specific challenges in tourism-related businesses, and able to plan solutions
Be able to demonstrate practical skills for
- event planning,
- tour guiding,
- customer service...
Understand cultural and social factors affecting global tourism
- The Global Tourism Diploma Program begins every Monday.
- Students must achieve success in all 8 topics areas to receive a diploma.
- Those who take 16 or 24 weeks will receive more in-depth coverage of each topic. Students are required to complete independent activities, graded assignments and/or exams each week.