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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Solomon College/ hospitality management

Apr. 13, 2017 Solomon College: I don't remember where I heard about this college.  I copy and pasted it onto my blog/ email to look up later.

Diploma in Hospitality Management: I probably wanted to look into this:

Program Description

International travel has increased exponentially making hospitality one of the fastest growing industries in the world.  This has created a global demand for well trained, highly skilled, hospitality professionals. To meet this demand, Solomon College is proud to announce its partnership with the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) to offer a worldwide recognized Hospitality Management Diploma program.

This is a Co-op program which means students acquire relevant, hands on job experience prior to graduation in addition to academic training.  Our partnership with hospitality employers is an effective way to train high quality employees while providing networking opportunities with employers in the field.  In less than two years, students enter a profession that is challenging, rewarding, and in high demand.

Program Structure

When students are closely connected with employers in the hospitality industry, they are able to build valuable workplace contacts for future employment. Therefore, the goal of this program is to integrate academic studies with work experience.

The program consists of two components. The Academic Component requires students to complete 9 courses in a classroom environment over nine months as well as a Business Communication course. The Practicum Component is a maximum one-year paid or unpaid work placement which requires students to complete job interviews with hotels before they are placed.  Afterwards, students return for another three months of study. The total duration of the program is 24 months.

Completion of both components, Academic and Practicum, is required to obtain a diploma from Solomon College.  In order to successfully complete the program, you must achieve a minimum of 70% on all 12 final exams (1 exam per course), a passing grade in Business Communications, and receive a positive performance review from your supervisor at the end of your practicum. Students will also receive a certificate of completion for the AHLEI coursework once they have completed the Academic portion.  Visa students will need to apply for a work permit to legally work in Canada before they begin the Practicum Component.

Academic Courses starting September, 2016

  • Managing Front Office Operations
  • Managing Housekeeping Operations
  • Hospitality Facilities Management and Design
  • Managing Hospitality  Human Resources
  • Supervision in the  Hospitality Industry
  • Management Food and Beverage Operations
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing
  • Spa: A Comprehensive Introduction
  • Leadership and Management in the Hospitality Industry
  • Hospitality Industry Financial Accounting
  • Security and Loss Prevention
  • The Academic Component also includes a Business Communications class specially designed to support students with improving their English Language skills.
  • All courses subject to change

Admission Requirements

Applicants within Canada:
Students wishing to enroll in the Diploma in Hospitality Management program must pass Solomon College’s entrance assessment examination, and meet at least one of the following conditions:

1. An IELTS Academic score of 5.5 or above in speaking/listening/reading & writing; equivalencies accepted
2. Be a mature student aged 23 or above


$13,500 + $500 non-refundable application fee; textbooks $3,000.

My opinion: The tuition seems really expensive.

Here are the other programs:

Solomon College offers many programs to both local and international students.
Our English as a Second Language program provides English language instruction to prepare students to write the TOEFL and IELTS exams. The program develops your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Our Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.  It teaches students a level of language proficiency that facilitates their integration into Canadian society. This program is free for all permanent residents to Canada.

Our High School program is for students and adults who would like to earn credits towards their high school diploma or improve their high school marks.

Our Hospitality Program provides students the opportunity to enter a career in the hospitality industry in Canada. You will not only learn about hospitality but also get hands on experience through our co-op program.

Our Aviation Management & Pilot Training Diploma Program provides aviation students with a structured focused flight training program to help learners attain the required licenses and experience necessary to find gainful employment in the competitive aviation industry.

Our Professional and Private Tutoring Services program provides professional services such as editing, translation, one-on-one tutoring, and writing assistance.

Orientations are provided and include topics on:
Curriculum planning, school policies, medical insurance, banking, the transportation system, and Canadian cultural adjustment, depending on the student’s needs and their particular program.

My opinion: I'm not interested in the other programs.

NAIT Hospitality management:

Quick Facts

Credential: Diploma
Length: 2 years
International Applicants: Accepted
Location: Main
Course information

Tuition & Fees

( Maximum per semester )
Tuition: $1,883
Tuition International: International Student Program Fees
NAITSA: $120
Recreation & Athletics Fee: $70.00

My opinion: That's like $6000 tuition for 2 yrs.

MacEwan Travel: When I looked up "MacEwan hospitality", this came up first:

MacEwan's Travel program takes you places. This two-year diploma program is condensed into an accelerated 13-month format so you can fast track your studies to get right to work. In this program you'll study the ins and outs of the travel industry: from sales and tickets to managing suppliers and agents. You'll also receive hands-on experience with the actual computerized reservation systems used by the travel industry.

Get an in-depth look at the world's most important tourist destinations, and learn what motivates travelers to frequent them. Learn how to deal with everything from international border crossings to environmental and social concerns. Develop an understanding of the evolving travel market and the technology used to document and sell North American and international travel.

MacEwan Business management:

Tuition and fees: There is a very helpful tuition calculator where you put in the program and how many courses you'll be taking a semester.


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