2014/15 Program

Hotel and Restaurant Management (Ministry title - Hospitality Management)

Our Program

Humber is the leader in hospitality management training, working closely with industry leaders to deliver a stellar curriculum with hands-on training and relevant courses. Our links with employers provide students with opportunities to develop leadership skills, practical knowledge and career connections. Students will develop practical and management skills through a combination of theoretical classes, experiential learning, and practical labs led by professors with extensive industry experience. Students receive industry certification in food safety, service excellence, responsible alcohol beverage service, and wine and beer knowledge that will further enhance their hospitality resumé. There is also a focus on: financial management, hospitality marketing and sales, and human resources management. Students will learn two industry related point-of-sale software systems from Micros: Opera a hotel management system and Fidelio a restaurant system.

In the third semester, students will select two of five elective options, which will allow them to focus on a specific area of career choice. Also in the third semester, Humber has introduced Sustainability and Greening of the Industry, a new and innovative course, which will provide students with a greater understanding of where the industry is focused with respect to the global environment.

The fourth semester includes such unique courses as Entrepreneurship, Wine Appreciation and Food Pairing, Risk Management and Hospitality Law, Fundamentals of Beer, plus a 14-week industry internship. Students have the opportunity to study and travel overseas.

Your Career

Are you interested in a career that is fast paced, challenging and exciting? Then the hospitality industry is for you. There will be an estimated 36 per cent more openings for managers in food service and accommodation than there will be people to fill them by 2015. You can follow this career path around the world – and to the top. Graduates will be qualified to seek employment in areas such as front office, housekeeping, food and beverage operations, human resources, marketing and sales. Many graduates hold senior management positions in hotels and restaurants in Canada, Europe, United States, Asia and the Caribbean.

Our Facilities

Humber has some of most modern lab facilities in North America. Students in this program will take practical courses in the following state-of-the-art facilities:

On-Campus Restaurant Training Facility

The Humber Room is an on-campus full-service restaurant, where lunches and dinners are prepared by students studying in a culinary program and service is provided by students in a hospitality program. The restaurant is open to the public during the regular school semesters, providing students with a real-world restaurant experience as a part of their program. A $1 million renovation to enhance the student learning experience was completed in the summer of 2013.

Wine Tasting and Demonstration Lab

Equipped with its own wine cellar/cooler, a demonstration induction cooking unit, glassware racks, storage and washing equipment, this is where our students are introduced to the intricacies of food and wine pairing.

Mixology Lab

Students learn theory and practical skills in this fully equipped lab for creating mixed drinks, understanding beers, spirits and wines.

Kitchen Labs

Among the seven on-campus kitchen labs are the award-winning Compass Group Canada culinary demonstration theatre and kitchen lab, and the Garland and Mandarin induction cooking labs. Students in the Hotel and Restaurant Management program take a food production management course in one of the kitchen labs.

Work Placement

Qualified students will practice their new skills with a 14-week unpaid internship in the fourth semester (24 hours per week). An internship co-ordinator provides direction and assistance to students and maintains an online database of placement opportunities that qualified students will access to find their placement. Many graduates receive full-time employment offers from their internship. Internship partners for this program include: Hyatt, Holiday Inn, Hilton, Marriott, Cara Operations, Compass Group, Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants, Woodbine Entertainment Group, and many others.

Our Industry Partnerships

The School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism has more than 500 industry partners. Partners provide funding for capital projects such as labs, offer internships for students, donate more than $60,000 in awards and scholarships, and employ Humber graduates.

Study Abroad

Full-time students in good academic standing are eligible to undertake one of the following study abroad opportunities:

Short Duration Options: These short duration experiential learning opportunities operate annually in May and are 10 to 20 days in length. Destinations include Europe and Asia.

Semester Abroad Options: The semester abroad options operate annually in the winter semester. The options for students in this program include France and Taiwan.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

Students have the opportunity to earn the following professional accreditation, endorsement and recognition:

  • Smart Serve Ontario Responsible Alcohol Beverage Service Training
  • TrainCan – BASICS.fst food safety and sanitation training
  • Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 certification from the International Wine Education Guild (IWEG)
  • Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC) service excellence training
  • Prud’homme Level 1 Beer certification
Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates can apply to Humber’s Food and Nutrition Management diploma program and will receive credit for the first year of study, thereby entering the second year of the program.

Qualified graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 75 per cent or more will be considered for admission to Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce – Hospitality and Tourism Management degree program. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of six semesters of full-time study including a paid work term.

Graduates must also possess ENG4U or Humber’s COMM 200/WRIT 100 or COMM 300/WRIT 200 with a grade of 70 per cent or more, plus any Grade 12U-level Mathematics or Humber’s BMAT 220/BMAT 120 Mathematics of Finance and BSTA 300/BSTA 200 Business Statistics with an average grade of 70 per cent or more. For detailed information, visit humber.ca/transferguide.

Admission Requirements
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status
  • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U). If English is not your first language, refer to the English Language Proficiency Policy
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U)
  • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12C, U or M courses in addition to those listed above
  • Applicants who do not possess the required courses may complete admission testing to determine equiva-lencies. Invitation and booking of admission testing is done using the email address provided on the online application

Note: For more information, refer to Selection Procedures.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Additional Requirements

This program follows professional industry standards for decorum, uniform, hygiene and personal presentation. The restaurant, bar and culinary lab courses have strict uniform and attendance standards and policies, which are mandatory for successful completion of these key courses.

Three uniforms are required for this program, a restaurant uniform, a bar lab uniform and a chef uniform. It is mandatory to wear the applicable uniform in the applicable practical lab classes in this program. Admittance to these classes is not permitted if you are not in uniform. The cost for the uniforms has been added to your first semester tuition fees. In order for the uniform to be available for the first day of class, students must submit their size requirements via an online order form. In addition to the uniform items provided, there are additional uniform items that are mandatory and must be supplied and/or purchased by the student. For more information and to submit your uniform order, visit hospitality.humber.ca.

Computer skills, specifically proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, are extremely important to successfully complete the program.


The 2014/2015 fee for two semesters is
• domestic $4,193.36
• international $13,900.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, uniforms, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2014/2015 academic year.
Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Additional Costs

$450 – textbooks (per semester); $100 – safety shoes; $175 – tool set; nominal fees (varying by semester) to cover the costs of industry field trips and required industry certifications.


Semester 1

Course Code Course Name
COMM 200 College Reading and Writing Skills
HOTL 108 Mixology
HOTL 120 Food And Beverage Service Theory
HOTL 124 Food and Beverage Service Practical
HRT. 104 Introduction to Tourism Industries
HRT. 115 iSucceed in Hospitality and Tourism
HRT. 130 Service Excellence and Quality Management
HUMA 024 An Introduction to Arts and Sciences

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name
COMM 300 Workplace Writing Skills
CULN 151 Food Production Management Theory/Practical
GNEDG000 General Education Electives
HOTL 121 Introduction to Rooms Division
HRT. 131 Effective Leadership and Management
HRT. 156 Hospitality Accounting and Budgeting
HRT. 212 Hospitality and Tourism Careers

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name
GNEDG000 General Education Electives
HOTL 123 Sustainability and Greening of the Industry
HOTL 222 Hospitality Technology Systems
HRT. 224 Human Resources Management
HRT. 236 Hotel Sales and Marketing

Semester 4

Course Code Course Name
HOSP 251 Industry Internship
HOTL 126 Fundamentals of Beer
HOTL 217 Wine Appreciation and Food Pairing
HRT. 230 Risk Management and Hospitality Law
HRT. 231 Entrepreneurship
Hotel and Restaurant Management (Ministry title - Hospitality Management) Electives
Course Code Course Name
HOTL 216 Hospitality Revenue Management
HOTL 218 Food and Beverage Purchasing and Controls
HOTL 219 Advanced Rooms (Facility Management/Housekeeping)
HOTL 220 Casino Resort and Spa Operations Management
HOTL 221 Catering Management