Alimentation et tourisme

Number of credits

91 2/3

Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1365 Hours


Program approved in 2000.

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.

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)





OptionSpecific (hours)Total (hours)
A Hospitality and Tour-Guiding1 8602 520
B Tourist Product Development1 8602 520
C Development and Promotion of Travel Products1 8602 520

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

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

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
010UTo analyze the occupation
010VTo establish professional relationships in tourism
010WTo provide both regional and national tourism information
010XTo analyze the tourism potential of the world's regions
010YTo carry out administrative operations
010ZTo carry out research in terms of tourism
0110To supervise a work team
0111To do business in a second language
0112To establish connections between supply and demand in tourism
0113To use tourism marketing strategies
0114To ensure the quality of tourism supply
0115To carry out financial operations
0116To carry out commercial transactions
0117To use various methods employed in the fields of information, public relations and advertising
0118To communicate in a third language
0119To identify trends in international tourism
Specialization A: Hospitality and Tour-Guiding
Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
011ATo situate themselves in relation to cultural differences
011BTo interact with clients in a third language
011CTo lead groups of tourists
011DTo guide groups of tourists
011ETo adapt arrangements for a tourist reception centre
011FTo operate a tourist hospitality service
Specialization B: Tourist Product Development
Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
011GTo develop tourism projects
011HTo market tourist products and services
011JTo coodinate a tourist event
Specialization C: Development and Promotion of Travel Products
Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
011KTo analyse the potential of foreign tourist destinations
011LTo use data from integrated reservation systems
011MTo create and modify tour packages
011NTo promote the products and services of tour operators