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Hospitality Management - Hotel and Restaurant (Co-op)

Program Details

Credential: 2-Year Ontario College Diploma

This two year Hospitality Management - Hotel and Restaurant Program focuses on the restaurant and hotel sectors and is designed to provide students with balanced training that combines theory and practical experience in the specific skills involved in people management, hands-on food preparation, customer service, and financial controls needed in the Hospitality industry. Co-op terms can be completed in a restaurant, hotel, catering or other approved food and beverage facility either locally or across Canada. In addition, courses such as communication, computer skills, marketing, and nutrition ensure graduates are well rounded to meet the demands of industry.

Student Availability

Conestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.

Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.
Work/Study Sequence - Hospitality Management - Hotel and Restaurant
Year Fall (Sept. - Dec.) Winter (Jan. - Apr.) Spring/Summer (May - Aug.)
Year 1 Classes Classes Work Terms 1 and 2
Year 2 Classes Oct. - Dec. Classes  

Work Term Capabilities

Student work terms run back-to-back from May to October, and it is common for both work terms to be completed with the same employer. It is expected that due to the longer period of time, students will be given progressive responsibility and/or exposure to new challenges as their skills develop.

Work Terms I and II



Sample Job Titles

Dining Room or Banquet Server, Bartender, Cook, Host/Hostess, Management Trainee, Hotel Front Office Agent

Program Courses

To see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.

Wage Data

Conestoga College collects data on hourly wages of co-operative education students. See the Schedule and Wage Data for details.

Post a Co-op Job Now

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Contact Information

Do you need help developing a recruitment plan or job posting, accessing wage information, or connecting with a talented co-op student? Contact:

Jeff Hoekman
Employer Relations Consultant
Jhoekman@conestogac.on.ca
519-748-5220 ext. 2735

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