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Hospitality Management

Our Programs

Select a Hospitality program below to learn more!

Hospitality Management w/Co-op

Hospitality Management w/Co-op

72 Week Diploma, 32 Week Co-op Included
Includes a co-op placement term for situational learning opportunities.

Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management

48 Week Diploma, 12 Week Co-op Included
Prepares students for the hospitality and hotel industries.

Hospitality Management

Hospitality Operations

25 Week Certificate, 4 Week Practicum Included
Focuses on key hospitality business management courses.

Summary of our Program

Brighton College’s Hospitality Management program prepares students for careers in hotel management, restaurant management, conference management, catering, travel and tourism. A globally recognized certification is issued by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA), providing the knowledge and skills associated with success in the hospitality industry.

Both Hospitality Management Diplomas and the American Hospitality and Lodging Association Certifications will be granted only to students who successfully complete all components of their program. The AH&LA Certifications include: Hospitality Management Diploma, Hospitality Fundamentals Certificate and International Hotel Management Specialization Certificate.

Students of the Hospitality Management Program

The following certificates are commonly required by employers in the food industry in British Column. Brighton College hospitality students are recommended to obtain these certificates prior to applying for co-op placement.

The Industry

Vancouver is a travel destination with mild temperatures, beautiful scenery and a place of cultural diversity. Home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, British Columbia attracts a big crowd of skiers and snowboarders during the winter and holiday seasons. With strong employment growth in B.C and Alberta, a boost is expected in business and pleasure travel. Total tourism expenditures are forecast to reach $8.1 billion in 2012, rising to $9.9 billion by 2016, compared to $7.8 billion in 2011 (Conference Board of Canada, ‘Travel Markets Outlook’,2012). Tourism is Vancouver’s second largest industry after forestry.

The accommodation and food services industry has an above average sized employment base, the fourth largest of any industry in B.C (Statistics Canada, 2011). Working in the hospitality field provides opportunities for travel, working with people, and the ability to work and learn in rotating roles, experience more than one aspect of running the business.

1.   Foodsafe Level 1

This one day food handling, sanitation and work safety course is designed for front line food service workers such as cooks, servers, bussers, dishwashers, and deli workers.  The course covers important food safety and worker safety information including foodborne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing.

This course is regularly arranged by Brighton College for the Healthcare program. Please contact Brighton College Student Services at 604-227-3883 for registration.

2.   Serving it Right

This self-study course educates food industry employees about their legal responsibilities when serving alcohol.

The SIR certificate is available online. Please check the link below for details:


3.   First Aid Level 1

This one day course provides training on provision of initial care to a life-threatening (or limb-threatening) medical emergency, either an illness or an injury.

This course is regularly arranged by Brighton College for the Healthcare program. Please contact Brighton College Student Services at 604-227-3883 for registration.

Hospitality Management Industry Statistics

Source: Statistics Canada (2008)
Canadian Occupational Projection System forecast (2017)