Tourism Management Option Part-time Certificate 630jmcert

BCIT Tourism Management - Certificate

Note: The Tourism Management Certificate is currently under review.

New courses are in development that will either replace or complement existing courses. No new applications for the program will be accepted until the review is complete. If you are currently registered in the associate certificate you will be able to complete the program either by completing your course profile or through approved substitution. For more information, please contact Julia Dreyer at 604-432-8611.
A program for those who work in the field of Tourism and are seeking formal and recognized qualifications to support their work experience. This combination should help if you wish to improve your present position or wish to seek new tourism employment opportunities. This program will also appeal to those wishing to enter the field of Tourism but have no previous experience and require some credibility. Employers who are looking for courses to upgrade employees marketing skills will also find value in this program.

Program Entry

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Program declaration

Note: The Tourism Management Associate Certificate is currently under review.

New courses are in development that will either replace or complement existing courses. No new applications for the program will be accepted until the review is complete. If you are currently registered in the associate certificate you will be able to complete the program either by completing your course profile or through approved substitution. For more information, please contact Julia Dreyer at 604-432-8611.

Scheduled intakes

January, April and September

Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)

Some entry-level courses are eligible for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). If you believe that you already possess the skills and knowledge that would otherwise be gained by completing a particular course, please contact the Program Assistant for application information.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Program delivery

This part-time studies program is offered on a course-by-course basis, allowing you the flexibility to complete courses in any order, provided that any required course prerequisites have been completed. Students register for each course individually, and may undertake studies in any term (Winter, Spring/Summer or Fall). While you may choose the pace of your studies, all program requirements must be completed within seven years as per BCIT Policy 5103 - Student Evaluation [PDF].

Please note that some courses in this program are offered only once or twice per year, and BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses if enrolment is insufficient.

In-classroom delivery is available for most courses in the program. Some courses are also offered online.

The length of most in-classroom courses is 36 hours of classroom time, delivered in either 12 sessions (e.g. one three-hour class per week), six sessions (e.g. one six-hour class per week), or five sessions (e.g. one 7.25-hour class per day). Students should schedule an additional one to two hours of independent study time for each hour of in-classroom time, to complete readings, assignments, projects and exam preparation.

The length of most online courses is 12 weeks. Online learning students should plan to spend an average of seven-to-ten hours per week on their studies for each course.

Program matrix

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1. Required Courses: Credits
  MKTG 1102 Essentials of Marketing 3.0
  MKTG 1112 Customer Relations 3.0
  MKTG 1219 Professional Sales Skills 3.0
  MKTG 2203 Marketing Communications Essentials 3.0
  TOUR 1250 Retail Travel Sales and Marketing 3.0
  TOUR 1260 Foundations of Tourism 3.0
  TOUR 2302 Travel and Tour Management 3.0
  TOUR 2307 Resort and Hotel Marketing 3.0
  TOUR 3320 Meetings, Conventions and Incentive Travel 2.0
 
2. Complete a minimum of 12.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  FUND 2220 Events that Build Capacity: Taking Events One Step Further 3.0
  MKTG 1051 Search Marketing & SEO 1.0
  MKTG 1119 Sports Marketing 3.0
  MKTG 1120 Event Planning 3.0
  MKTG 1123 Sustainable Event Management Operations 3.0
  MKTG 1324 Small Business Development 3.0
  MKTG 1352 Strategic Online Marketing 3.0
  MKTG 1550 Social Media for Business 3.0
  MKTG 1551 Web Analytics for Marketing 1.0
  MKTG 1552 Social Media Marketing 3.0
  MKTG 2205 Marketing of Services 3.0
  MKTG 2225 Project Management in Marketing 3.5
  MKTG 2525 Global Marketing 3.0
  MKTG 2550 New Media Public Relations & Strategic Communications 3.0
  MKTG 2551 Social Media Analytics 1.0
  MKTG 3309 Marketing Research 4.0
  MKTG 3315 Sponsorship and Corporate Social Responsibility 3.0
  MKTG 3321 Public Relations 3.0
  MKTG 3406 Brand Innovation and Development 3.0
  MKTG 3554 Digital Branding 3.0
  MKTG 4340 Marketing Planning Fundamentals 3.0
  MKTG 4434 Brand From The Inside - Out 3.0
 
3. Complete a minimum of 6.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  BLAW 3100 Business Law 4.0
  BSYS 1001 Business Information Systems 1 - Office 2013 3.0
  BSYS 2051 Business Data Analytics with MS Excel 2013 3.0
  BUSA 2005 Principles of Management 4.0
  COMM 1103 Introduction to Business and Technical Communication 3.0
  COMM 2202 Business and Technical Correspondence 3.0
  COMM 2203 Business and Technical Reports 3.0
  ECON 2100 Microeconomics 3.0
  ECON 2200 Macroeconomics 4.0
  FMGT 1100 Accounting 1 4.0
  FMGT 2100 Accounting 2 5.5
  FMGT 3510 Finance 1 4.0
  OPMT 1110 Business Mathematics 4.0
  OPMT 1197 Statistics for Business and Industry 4.5
  ORGB 1105 Organizational Behaviour 4.0
 
Total Credits: 45.0

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Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Many courses are also offered through distance and online learning.

Continue your education

BCIT offers part-time students the opportunity to complete a series of credential programs, ultimately leading to a Bachelor of Business Administration. If you apply and qualify, you can work towards the following credentials:

  1. Marketing Management, Certificate
  2. Advanced Marketing Management, Certificate
  3. Marketing Management, Diploma
  4. Bachelor of Business Administration

Graduating & Jobs

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2011-2013 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2010-2012 Graduates and for Degree 2009-2011 Graduates. The reports are organized into two-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

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Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Contact Us

Julia Dreyer,
Program Assistant
604-432-8611

Program Advising
604-434-1610

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