Tourism (TOHP)

Learn about tourism industry standards and requirements with this 2-year Cambrian College program.
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Time commitment: 25-35 hours per week
  • Campus: North York
  • Subject: Business
  • Language: English
  • Level of study: Diploma

About the program

The curriculum offers courses in world destinations, selling and customer service, transportation, communication, product knowledge, tour development and management, tourism law, business math, and event management. The students will learn to research, solve problems, be team players, exhibit professionalism and adapt to an ever-changing industry.

Students will become familiar with:

  • world tourist destinations and their local laws and customs
  • basic reservation and booking procedures for airline, hotel, car, cruise, rail and bus
  •  both major airline reservation systems, APOLLO BY GEMINI (GALILEO) and SABRE.

Students will have an opportunity to further develop practical skills and enrich their industry knowledge by participating in a seven-week-long field placement during their fourth and final semester. With the assistance of a devoted Field Placement Coordinator, students can complete placements in various industry areas to suit their interests.

Completion of the program prepares students to write the Knowledge Exam that is part of the certification requirements to become a Certified Travel Counsellor from CITC. The students are encouraged to become members of the Canadian Institute of Travel Counsellors (CITC). This association provides students with the opportunity to participate in seminars and conferences. For more information on becoming a Certified Travel Counsellor, contact CITC at

Future pathways

  • Academic Opportunities:
  • A Co-op or Field Placement experience is mandatory to Tourism students in the fourth semester. Students must complete either one to graduate from the program.​
  • Graduates from this program may continue their studies at university and may receive credit for their prior College education.
  • Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.​
  • Employment Opportunities:
  • Tour operations
  • Travel agencies
  • Airlines
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Car rental companies

Program outline

To be considered, applicants require a secondary school diploma or degree from an Ontario College or equivalent, including:

  • Grade 12 English
  • Grade 11 Mathematics
  • Recommended: competency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and software

Applicants from non-English-speaking countries must achieve the minimum requirements of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 issued in the past 24 months.

All other acceptable tests and results for admission can be found here.


    • Exemptions may be granted to students who have completed at least 3 years of formal academic studies in which English was the medium of instruction.
    • Students can also satisfy the English language proficiency requirement by successfully completing the EAP program offered by Hanson Language School.
    • All applicants can be asked to obtain a minimum score on Hanson International Academy’s English Placement Test before final approval of their application and completion of their registration.

**Hanson College specializes in educating international students and only accepts non-Canadian applicants possessing valid study permits into programs for which it partners with Cambrian College.

Semester 1

Destination Products – Canada (TWD1102, 3 credits)

Introduction to Tourism (TTP1100, 4 credits)

Land Arrangements (TRL 1110, 3 credits)

General Educations (GE00, 3 credits) 

College Communications (ENG1002, 3 credits) 

Computerized Business Applications (BUS1106, 3 credits)

Business Records (ACC1220, 3 credits)


Semester 2

Destination Products & Research (TWD1201, 4 credits)

Tour and Package Holidays (TTP1101, 3 credits)

Ticketing and Tariffs (TTP1007, 3 credits)

Marketing for Tourism & Hospitality (MKT1106, 4 credits)

General Education (GE00, 3 credits)

Workplace & Employment Writing (ENG2305, 3 credits) 

Organizational Behaviour (BUS2040, 3 credits)


Semester 3

Meeting & Conference Planning (TTP1103, 2 credits)

Cross-Cultural & Niche Tourism (TTP1102, 4 credits)

Tourism Law & Risk Management (TTP1004, 4 credits)

Computer Reservations (TCB1101, 4 credits)

General Education (GE00, 3 credits)

Entrepreneurship (BUS3585, 3 credits)

Customer Service (BUS1600, 3 credits)


Semester 4

Adventure Leisure & Eco Tourism (TTP1011, 3 credits)

Field Placement (TTP1010, 7 credits) 

Workplace Readiness (TTP1009, 1 credit)

Intro to the Cruise Industry (TTP1008, 3 credits)

Professional Selling (MKT2320, 3 credits)



Cost (CAD)

Term 1$8,115.00
Term 2$8,115.00
Term 3$8,115.00
Term 4$8,115.00
  • Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.
  • Fees do include medical insurance ($275) and ancillary fees ($414.40).
  • Technology

This fee is used to support technology in the classroom, open access labs, library technologies, program specific requests for specialized equipment within programs, required software to support academic program needs and learning tools and supports. As well as the development and support of Hanson App

  • Student Life Centre

This fee assists in the running of the Student Centre and associated activities and services.

  • Gym Memberships

This fee supports and provides the student with a membership to LA Fitness. Given the circumstances of COVID-19, this is currently not applicable to students.

  • Student Recreation

This fee supports the intramural and extramural sporting events accessible to all students.

  • Health Insurance

All students have access to health benefits. This fee covers the cost of that insurance. Students may be eligible to opt-out of this insurance and receive a refund from the provider if they have pre-existing and comparable coverage.

  • Student ID & Print Card

This fee supports the production of the student card & student print card.

  • Student Achievement and Records

This fee is for the preparation and/or completion and postage related to official letters, forms, transcripts, and other student records. This fee supports the costs associated with hosting convocation ceremonies for students, including providing regalia for graduates.

  • Career Services

This fee supports career-related services, including career counselling, information sessions, career fair, etc.

  • Academic Support

This fee supports services such as Peer Tutoring and other various Academic Workshops & Supports

  • Health and Counselling

This fee provides students access to basic health resources and health professionals on campus, including mental health and well-being.

  • CSC – Health Programming

The fee provides all students with access to various mental health programming opportunities provided by Hanson College. These may include animal therapy events, healthy eating education, and various awareness campaigns.

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