Hotel Management Program

Hotel Management Program


What is it?

The Hotel Management Program is perfect for students seeking hands on experience at the managerial level and internationally recognized accreditation in the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism sector.  Students who complete the course are rewarded with six AHLA (American Hotel and Lodging Association) certificates and six certificates from International House Career College and a final completion certificate from International House Career College.

Who is this course for?

The course is an excellent starting point for those with an interest in these fast growing industries and for those who have experience in one or more sectors of the hospitality industry but are lacking the certification needed to make the next step in their careers.

Students will gain AHLA Certification in:

  • Supervision in the Hospitality Industry
  • Fundamentals of Destination Management and Marketing
  • Front Office management
  • International Hotels: Development and Management
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing
  • Managing Service in Food and Beverage

Program Outline

This 24-week program followed by a 2-week final project is intended to give students the skill set needed to work in management in the hospitality industry.


Students will complete six modules each with its own ALHA certification for a duration of 4 weeks. This allows students to enter the course every four weeks and work their way through all six modules.  Candidates will complete a curriculum delivered by experienced instructors and designed by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) which is the most respected and globally recognized in the industry .


Content changes according to the module. The following is an overview of a generic day in the classroom:

9:00 – 10:00 Speaking Practice and Homework review  
10:10-11:10 Vocabulary for job candidates Students use this time to review and put into context any new vocabulary or industry phrasing relevant to the topics covered in that weeks module. This would also be the time block(s) where the instructor would introduce any new materials to be studied.
11:20-12:20 Group presentation preparation

Team work is an important component of the workplace. Group presentations provide students an opportunity to build team work skills which are integral to the course and successful completion of the Diploma.

Students are often assigned a presentation to be given by their group in the afternoon.

12:20-1:20 Lunch A much needed break and a chance to make any last minute preparations for your upcoming presentations!
1:20-2:20 Group presentation Time to show your hard work.
2:30-3:30 Exam Workshop This is a time for team work and personalized instruction from your teacher as you prepare for your weekly exams.

Our Instructors

International House requires its Instructors to have had at least 10 years of proven success in hotel and restaurant management and a similar amount of teaching experience. International House Career College is proud that its instructors exceed these requirements. Students will receive instruction from some of the most well known and highly regarded members of the Hotel and Restaurant community.

How long is the program and when can I enroll?

The program consists of 24 weeks of lessons followed by a 2-week final project.

New students are accepted into the course every four weeks following the completion of each module.*

*See calendar for details


What are the admission requirements?

  • High School graduation or equivalent.
  • English language proficiency equal to TOIEC 500 or, International House level 4, (Lower Intermediate), or Canadian Language benchmark 5.
  • Successful completion of interview with qualified instructor via Skype or in person.

Candidates who do not have the necessary level of English may enter a general English program at International House Vancouver until they have reached the proficiency required.

How Much Does it cost?

Tuition- $ 7,495

Registration Fee- $150

Textbook Fee- $800

Material Fee- $50

Job placement fee- $800

*All prices quoted in Canadian Currency


Approval by PTIB

This program is approved.