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Tourism

Code 414.A0
DiplomaDCS
SectorFood Services and Tourism (03)
CUISEP code123-000.CP
Number of credits91 2/3
StatusProgram approved in 2000.
Educational organizations offering the program
Note(s)
This program is offered in French: 
Techniques de tourisme

Program objectives

This program aims to simultaneously teach versatility and the mastering of a technical function. It allows for the student to actively participate in the development of the tourist industry while teaching them to adapt to different cultures, to evaluate a tourist location, in the development of tourist products and services as well as the promotion of these products and services. In choosing one of the three specializations, the students will acquire the necessary qualifications that will enable them to intervene accordingly whether it be in Hospitality and Tour-Guiding, Tourist Product Development, or in the Development and Promotion of Travel Products.

Length of training

Option Specific (hours) Total (hours)
A Hospitality and Tour-Guiding 1 860 2 520
B Tourist Product Development 1 860 2 520
C Development and Promotion of Travel Products 1 860 2 520

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.


Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Admission conditions

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

Must have passed the following secondary-level course(s):

• Sec. IV CST – Secondary IV Mathematics: Cultural, Social and Technical Option (563414)

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors (6313)
Conference and event planners (1226)
Other customer and information services representatives (6552)
Sales and account representatives - wholesale trade (non-technical) (6411)
Tour and travel guides (6531)
Travel counsellors (6521)

Job titles

tourist information clerk
tourism development officer
travel agent
customer service agent
travel counsellor
event co-ordinator
travel guide
special events organizer
tour operator – wholesale

Labour market relation

In the work force   (Information from the MEES)

Program content

Number or code Statement of the competency
010U To analyze the occupation
010V To establish professional relationships in tourism
010W To provide both regional and national tourism information
010X To analyze the tourism potential of the world's regions
010Y To carry out administrative operations
010Z To carry out research in terms of tourism
0110 To supervise a work team
0111 To do business in a second language
0112 To establish connections between supply and demand in tourism
0113 To use tourism marketing strategies
0114 To ensure the quality of tourism supply
0115 To carry out financial operations
0116 To carry out commercial transactions
0117 To use various methods employed in the fields of information, public relations and advertising
0118 To communicate in a third language
0119 To identify trends in international tourism
Specialization A: Hospitality and Tour-Guiding
Number or code Statement of the competency
011A To situate themselves in relation to cultural differences
011B To interact with clients in a third language
011C To lead groups of tourists
011D To guide groups of tourists
011E To adapt arrangements for a tourist reception centre
011F To operate a tourist hospitality service
Number of contact hours allotted to specific training: 1 860
Specialization B: Tourist Product Development
Number or code Statement of the competency
011G To develop tourism projects
011H To market tourist products and services
011J To coodinate a tourist event
Number of contact hours allotted to specific training: 1 860
Specialization C: Development and Promotion of Travel Products
Number or code Statement of the competency
011K To analyse the potential of foreign tourist destinations
011L To use data from integrated reservation systems
011M To create and modify tour packages
011N To promote the products and services of tour operators
Number of contact hours allotted to specific training: 1 860