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Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism Studies

Food Tourism

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Program facts

  • Tuition fees per year -
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  • Program type Postgraduate certificate
  • Language taught in English
  • Start date September

Program Overview

What Centennial College says about their program:
"Food and Beverage is the largest area of tourism employment, accounting for one-third of visitor spending. It's also one of the fastest growing segments of the tourism industry. As culinary experiences increasingly become a major driver of local, regional and international travel, this innovative Food Tourism graduate certificate will benefit recent graduates and working professionals in and around food, culinary, tourism and event industries. In fact, tourism employs one in 10 people in the world, generates 10 per cent of global gross domestic product and is one of the fastest growing global industries. In 2017, many destinations experienced their best tourism year — including Toronto, where visitors spent $8.8 billion in the local economy."

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Program Structure

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    Semester 1

    Course Code Course Title

    FOOD-705 Food Writing

    FOOD-706 Wine, Beer and Spirits

    FOOD-707 Gastronomy & Taste of Place I

    FOOD-730 Introduction to Food Tourism

    FOOD-731 Hospitality Marketing & Business Development I

    FOOD-734 Tourism Destinations

    FOOD-735 Food Origins, Cultural Traditions & Rituals

    FOOD-736 Food Distribution and Travel Trade

    Semester 2

    Course Code Course Title

    FOOD-701 Social Media of Food

    FOOD-708 Gastronomy and Taste of Place II

    FOOD-713 Food Freelance Entrepreneurship

    FOOD-732 Social Leadership & Business Development II

    FOOD-737 Global Tourism Development & Social Justice

    FOOD-740 Introduction to Event Management

    FOOD-742 Sponsorship Development

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Admissions requirements

Centennial is committed to understanding everyone's academic skills in order to promote student success, and to providing equal access to post-secondary education for everyone.

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Certificate and diploma programs: TOEFL - 80 (no band below 20) / MELAB - 76 / IELTS - 6.0 (no band below 5.5) / CAEL - 60 / PTE Academic 51 CPE / CAE 167-169.

Advanced diploma programs: TOEFL - 84 (no band below 21) / MELAB 78 / IELTS 6.5 (no band below 6.0) / CAEL 60 (writing score 60) / PTE Academic 58 / CPE-CAE - 170-179.

If you're applying for an Ontario College Certificate, Diploma, or Advanced Diploma Program, you need:

  • An Ontario Secondary Diploma (OSSD) or an OSSD Equivalency.
  • If you do not have an OSSD, but are 19 years of age or older, you may be eligible to apply as a mature applicant.
  • Any credits, courses and minimum grades to satisfy your program's specific requirements, as well as additional requirements like portfolios, auditions, writing samples, math tests, interviews, or attending on-campus admission sessions. For many programs, you can meet the English and mathematics academic requirements by taking a skills assessment.

If you're applying for a Bachelor Degree Program, you need:

  • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or an OSSD Equivalency with a minimum of six 12 U, 12M, OAC credits.
  • If you do not have an OSSD, but are 21 years of age or older, you may be eligible to apply as a mature applicant.
  • Any credits, courses and minimum grades to satisfy your program's specific requirements, as well as additional requirements like portfolios, auditions, writing samples, math tests, interviews, or attending on-campus admission sessions. For degree programs, all academic requirements must be met at the ""U"" or ""M"" level, or equivalent.

If you're applying for a Fast-track or Graduate Certificate Program, you need:

  • A university degree or three-year college diploma. For some graduate certificate or fast-track programs, we will consider applicants who have a partial degree (minimum two years) or a two-year college diploma and who have a minimum of two years of work experience related to the program of study. Admission based on partial post-secondary and related experience is at the discretion of the College.
  • Some programs require previous post-secondary education in a specific discipline related to the program.
  • Some programs require you to have completed post-secondary courses like English or math before applying.
  • Any program specific requirements needed prior to admission, which may include portfolios, auditions, writing samples, interviews, or English and Math admission testing.

Winter semester (January) Summer semester (May) Fall semester (September)

Application deadlines are four to six months prior the start of programs due to study permit processing times.

Fees and funding

Fees noted are estimated and are based on the 2018-2019 schedule. Tuition guidelines are established by the Ontario government and are subject to revision. Below are sample full-time fee summaries.

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Diploma and Graduate Certificate: CAD$16,531 / year Degree Programs: CAD$20,480 / year

There are no scholarships available for international students.

Centennial College is an approved government institution for Canada's Study and Work Programs. Full-time international students enrolled in a degree, diploma or certificate program can work part-time (20 hours per week) while studying, and full-time during scheduled breaks.

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Visa requirements for Centennial College

Many international students will require a visa to study in Canada, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

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